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  • Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, “Willowglen”, De Bortoli, Riverina, New South Wales, Australia, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, “Willowglen”, De Bortoli, Riverina, New South Wales, Australia, 13.5% 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.

    £9.00

  • Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2018 “Regional Reserve”, De Bortoli, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2018 “Regional Reserve”, De Bortoli, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    AUS45

    De Bortoli’s “Regional Reserve” series is composed of regional wines from premium vineyards across Victoria, Australia. The Regional Reserve Pinot Noir is from several vineyard sites in the Yarra Valley that are vinified separately before being blended and aged in old French oak.

     

    A vibrant, perfumed Pinot Noir with strawberry and cherry fruit notes, soft, gentle spicy flavours with plumpness and juicy acidity.”

    Steve Webber, Winemaker

    £12.48

  • Grenache 2016, “Willunga 100”, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    Grenache 2016, “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!

     

    £13.44

  • “La Bohème” Act Four, Yarra Valley Syrah + Gamay 2017, De Bortoli, 14% vol, 75cl

    “La Bohème” Act Four, Yarra Valley Syrah + Gamay 2017, 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.

     

    Act 4 combines the spicy quality of Syrah (Shiraz) with the juicy fruit of the Beaujolais grape, Gamay.

     

    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!

    £14.88

  • Jester Shiraz 2017, Mitolo Wines, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    Jester Shiraz 2017, 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.

     

     

    £15.84

  • “Bush Vine” Grenache 2018, Yalumba, Barossa Valley, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    “Bush Vine” Grenache 2018, Yalumba, Barossa Valley, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    AUS102

    Yalumba is Australia’s oldest family-owned winery. Established by Samuel Smith a British brewer from Dorset who emigrated to Australia in 1847, the company is today run by Robert and Sam Hill Smith. The winery is in the Barossa Valley where some of the world’s oldest vines are to be found. Yalumba now owns over 1000 acres of vineyards in the Barossa, Clare and Eden valleys, but also buy in fruit from selected growers, some of whom they have worked with for generations.

     

     

    Yalumba is unique in that it is the only winery in the southern hemisphere to have its very own cooperage. They select the oak, then carefully craft the staves into barrels. A mix of French, Hungarian and American oak is used depending on the wine and the winemakers preference.

     

    Often described as one of Australia’s unsung heroes, Grenache is naturally lighter in colour than Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon but provides wonderful big fruit flavours. Yalumba is extremely fortunate to have access to some of the oldest Grenache vineyards in the Barossa –indeed in the world – with fruit for this wine sourced from vines planted between 1898 and 1973.

     

     

    Cool nights throughout summer helped to retain the acidity and pristine fruit flavours of this Old Bush Vine Grenache.

     

    The majority of the grapes are from low yielding old vines 35-80 years of age. Fermentation is initiated by wild yeasts naturally present on the grapes from the vineyard, cultured winery yeasts are then added to finish off the process. The wines was aged for 9 months in old (3-6 years) French, Hungarian and American hogsheads.

     

    Quite pale in appearance with a nose of pure red cherry with raspberry and cedar, this wine is attractive and elegant. Violets and liquorice show through the ripe and juicy palate. Think Pinot Noir with a touch of attitude!

    £16.86

  • “SC” Shiraz 2017, Yalumba, Barossa Valley, 14% vol, 75cl

    “SC” Shiraz 2017, Yalumba, Barossa Valley, 14% vol, 75cl

    AUS107

    Yalumba is Australia’s oldest family-owned winery. Established by Samuel Smith a British brewer from Dorset who emigrated to Australia in 1847, the company is today run by Robert and Sam Hill Smith. The winery is in the Barossa Valley where some of the world’s oldest vines are to be found. Yalumba now owns over 1000 acres of vineyards in the Barossa, Clare and Eden valleys, but also buy in fruit from selected growers, some of whom they have worked with for generations.

     

     

    Yalumba is unique in that it is the only winery in the southern hemisphere to have its very own cooperage. They select the oak, then carefully craft the staves into barrels. A mix of French, Hungarian and American oak is used depending on the wine and the winemakers preference.

     

     

    The grapes for Yalumba “SC” Shiraz are sourced from several different Barossa vineyard sites that show important variations in vine age, micro-climates and soil types. All of these variations contribute to the diversity of flavours that Barossa Shiraz can exhibit. The wine was aged for 14 months in French, Hungarian and American oak.

     

     

    A classic Barossa Shiraz showing warm aromatics of dark cherry, dried herbs, licorice and dark chocolate. The wine is marked by clear dark fruits that carry a lovely richness and intensity. The palate is svelte, showcasing depth accompanied by precision and focus, not cloying but concise and balanced. This is generous and flavoursome wine with ripe tannins and a concentrated finish.

    £16.86

  • “Innocent Bystander” Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2017, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    “Innocent Bystander” Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2017, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    This wine is produced from a number of vineyards that span the Yarra. The vineyards were chosen in particular for their high diurnal temperature range, resulting in wines with high natural acidity and low pH. Yields are low.

    All grapes were hand picked. Due to exceptional fruit quality, 40% was fermented as whole bunch. This was a perfect opportunity to harness the whole bunch perfumes of the Yarra. The must was cold soaked for four days, with a mix of drain and returns and light plunging for 10-12 days. Indigenous fermentation took place in large open fermenters and large oak vats. The wine was matured in a mix of old barriques and stainless steel tanks, with four months in French oak.

    This Pinot Noir has aromas of raspberry, cherry and cranberry. Baked earth, dried spice, juniper and fresh bay tree notes also come through on the nose. On the palate, dark fruits, a velvety mouthfeel and soft savoury tannins make a lovely finish.

    £18.12

  • The Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016, Dixons Creek Vineyard, Yarra Valley, De Bortoli, 13% vol, 75cl

    The Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016, Dixons Creek Vineyard, Yarra Valley, De Bortoli, 13% vol, 75cl

    AUS48

    The Estate Pinot Noir is a blend of small mature plots (vine age averages 20+ years). Each site is vinified and matured  separately before final blending.

     

    Fruit was hand harvested and sorted. A combination of 80% whole berry and 20% whole bunch is tipped into open fermenters. 18-22 days of maceration and fermentation with wild yeast. Pressed, settled overnight and then filled to barrel by gravity. Allowed to mature for 8 months at 16°C in 225L French casks.

     

    Medium red in colour. Bright red fruits, lovely Pinot aromatics, complex, and spicy. Gentle tannins, plump, textural, elegant with fine balancing acidity.

    £21.06