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  • Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc 2016, “The Accomplice” De Bortoli, S.E. Australia, 11% vol, 75cl

    Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc 2016, “The Accomplice” De Bortoli, S.E. Australia, 11% vol, 75cl

    AUS35

    Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc fruit from vineyards in Riverina was carefully selected for quality and character.

     

    The Semillon was pressed quickly and cold settled to produce very clean juice for a cool flavour-retaining ferment in stainless steel while the Sauvignon blanc was crushed and sat on skins for 3 hours before pressing to extract as much flavour as possible. All juice was fermented cool to retain intense varietal characters. Wine was left on fine lees for a 4 month period before blending and bottling to maximise the flavours and character.

     

    Transparent pale green in appearance, the nose has aromas of tropical fruits with some complexity of fresh cut grass.


    Zesty palate of lime and lemon with some passion fruit and gooseberry notes.

    £7.14

  • Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, “Willowglen”, De Bortoli, S.E. Australia, 14% vol, 75cl

    Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, “Willowglen”, De Bortoli, S.E. Australia, 14% vol, 75cl

    AUS60

    Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon fruit from vineyards in Riverina was carefully selected for quality and character.

     

    Fermentation took place at warmer temperatures of 20-22°C for five to seven days to optimised the extraction of desirable flavour and colour, whilst retaining a soft tannin structure.

     

    Dark cherry red in the glass, the nose is of ripe red fruits, dark plums with a fusion of vanillin oak. The palate is full and rounded with silky tannins and lingering cherry flavour. Layers of  juicy red fruits and dark plums combine with spicy notes, balanced acidity and a touch of vanillin oak.

    £8.04

  • Botrytis Semillon 2013 “Vat 5”, Deen de Bortoli, South East Australia, 10.5% vol, 37.5cl

    Botrytis Semillon 2013 “Vat 5”, Deen de Bortoli, South East Australia, 10.5% vol, 37.5cl

    AUS100

    The late Deen De Bortoli created his Vat Series with the idea of developing a range of delicious, full-flavoured wines at an affordable price. Deen personally selected the blends and chalked the numbers on the vats to identify them.

     

    Light golden in appearance, the nose has citrus, peach, pear, nectarine and honey and just a touch of oak.

     

    The palate is rich, sweet and rounded with peach, citrus and a slight touch of refreshing acidity to give this wine a beautifully balanced and lingering finish.

     

    Half Bottle

    £8.94

  • Grenache Rosé 2017, “Willunga 100″, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 14% vol, 75cl

    Grenache Rosé 2017, “Willunga 100″, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 14% vol, 75cl

    RS14

    Willunga 100 is in McLaren Vale, south of Adelaide.

     

    The vineyard comprises of 60 year old bush vines which are hand-picked. The climate of McLaren Vale is often compared to that of the Mediterranean, with warm sunny days and sea breeze influences from the nearby Gulf St Vincent. These warm days together with the cooling maritime influence are perfect for ripening the grapes whilst maintaining a crisp, clean acid structure.

     

    The fruit is hand-picked, and then gently whole bunch pressed and left to drain in the press for 24 hours. Willunga are careful not to gain too much colour extraction as they want to keep it as pale as possible. The juice is settled, racked and then fermented using a neutral yeast strain. It is then lightly fined, filtered and put into bottle as soon as possible.

     

    A pretty nose full of strawberries, cherries and subtle rose petal aromatics. On the palate the wine has a lovely savoury tannin profile and crisp drying acid which gives it great length.

    £12.48

  • Shiraz-Viognier 2015, “Willunga 100”, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 14% vol, 75cl

    Shiraz-Viognier 2015, “Willunga 100”, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 14% vol, 75cl

    AUS36

    Willunga 100 is in McLaren Vale, south of Adelaide.

     

    The grapes for the wines come from a range of selected vineyards in McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills, including some over 80 years old.

     

    Parcels of Shiraz were harvested in late February and March, with each one fermented separately, using open fermenters. 5% Viognier was added to be co-fermented with the Shiraz, bringing added complexity, freshness and aromatic lift, while also helping with colour. Warm fermentation temperatures combined with regular pumpovers and plunging ensured optimum extraction. Only the best parcels were selected to produce the wine, which was matured in older French and American oak for structure and a small portion in new French oak to add complexity to the blend.

     

    Deep purple red in colour, the wine is a heady mix of dark berry fruit, with earthy nuances and lifted florals from the addition of Viognier. Excellent structure, it has great depth and richness of plums and blackberries with supportive, balanced oak and a lingering finish.

    £12.66

  • Grenache 2014/15, “Willunga 100”, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    Grenache 2014/15, “Willunga 100”, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    AUS42

    Willunga 100 is in McLaren Vale, south of Adelaide.

     

    The grapes for the wines come from a range of selected vineyards in McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills, including some over 80 years old.

     

    Sandy soils provide lifted aromatics while darker soils including `Terra Rossa` types contribute rich, bold tannins.

     

    The wine is matured in older French oak, to add complexity and mid palate richness, but not to dominate the varietal characters. The wine is bottled under screwcap to maintain freshness and ensure longevity.

     

    This lively wine displays intense aromatics of cherry, raspberry, spice and hints of dried herbs. The palate demonstrates all the characters expected from a medium bodied Grenache: sandy, gritty tannin structure; lovely dryness on the finish; coupled with balanced sweet plum and strawberry fruit, a fantastic food wine!

     

    £12.66

  • “Old Winery” Pinot Noir 2016, Tyrrell’s, New South Wales, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    “Old Winery” Pinot Noir 2016, Tyrrell’s, New South Wales, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    AUS62

    Established in 1858 and based in Pokolbin, New South Wales, Tyrrell’s are a medium sized family business with vineyards in the Hunter Valley, Limestone Coast and Heathcote, and export to more than 50 countries around the world.


    Tyrrell’s Old Winery range is named after its historic winery in the Hunter Valley, built in 1863 for the first vintage in 1864.  A classic range of wines produced using fruit from premium Australian wine regions, Old Winery delivers distinctive varietal character and outstanding quality synonymous with the Tyrrell’s name.


    A multi regional blend of Pinot Noir fruit from some of the best red growing regions in the country. The majority of the fruit was machine harvested, after which the fruit was fermented in a combination of traditional hand plunged open vats and larger potter tanks. Maturation was then carried out in predominantly French oak for 12 months prior to bottling.


    Lots of varietal cherry and strawberry aromas with complex forest floor undertones. A soft but generously flavoured style with sweet aromas of berries and mushroom. The palate is long and concentrated with rich sweet fruit, subtle savoury oak support and smooth tannins.

    £12.94

  • “La Bohème” Act Four, Yarra Valley Syrah + Gamay 2016, De Bortoli, 14% vol, 75cl

    “La Bohème” Act Four, Yarra Valley Syrah + Gamay 2016, De Bortoli, 14% vol, 75cl

    AUS26

    The Yarra Valley’s very own opera diva, Dame Nellie Melba, enchanted the world as Mimi in “La Bohème”. This range of wines pays tribute to one of her most well-known operas, based in the characterful Latin Quarter of 1880’s Paris.

     

    A mixture of whole bunches and whole berries with some early foot stomping to create some juice to start the ‘wild’ ferment. Some additional working of the skins toward the end of fermentation. The grapes were then pressed and the wine racked in to 500 litre casks for 10 months ageing.

     

    Deep red with a purple edge, the nose is gently aromatic with aromas of red fruits & dried herbs together with some earthy, mineral complexity. The palate is supple and textural with juicy, cherry like fruits and forest notes, lots of spice and good zesty acidity.

     

    An unusual blend, but a successful one!

    £14.40

  • Jester Shiraz 2015/16, Mitolo Wines, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    Jester Shiraz 2015/16, Mitolo Wines, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    AUS12

    Mitolo is a family owned winery established in 1999 by Frank Mitolo.

     

    Mitolo’s vision is to create individual, handcrafted premium wines built on passion and an uncompromising commitment to quality. Winemaker Ben Glaetzer became a partner in the business in 2001. The fusion of Frank’s intimate knowledge of the land and business acumen with Ben’s winemaking talent has led to the creation of one of Australia’s most exciting wineries.

     

    Shiraz fruit for the Jester was crushed immediately after delivery to the winery. The skin and juice mix was allowed to warm naturally over several days after which it began fermentation. Fermentation was at cool temperatures, helping to retain bright primary fruit characters in the wine. Following this, the wines were carefully pressed, separating them from the skins. The wine was then run down to oak barrels (10% new, 90% second or third use) for 18 months for maturation, before being blended and bottled.

     

    Deep, dark red. Pure and unobstructed by new oak, the nose is lifted with dark fruit flavours of blackberry, mint chocolate and anise. Notes of white pepper spice, vanilla, and black olive tapenade provide an intriguing savoury counterpoint to the more primary fruit characters. The palate is concentrated with a luscious texture and packed with fresh blackberry, dark chocolate and liquorice flavours. The wine is juicy and plush with silky tannins that linger, providing a drying, savoury finish.

     

     

    £15.72