A blend of Alvarinho and Trajadura with a slight fizz. Ripe, aromatic nose but it is bone dry on the palate and finishes very clean. The wines from this northerly sub-region are generally considered to be a little more ripe and complex than the classic Vinho Verde style.
Light yellow, clean and transparent. The nose offers floral aromas of jasmine, as well as herbs, lychee, and honey notes. The floral notes reappear on the palate, along with apple, apricot, and mandarin orange. Presents good volume and the flavorful, persistent finish leaves a sweet and fruity sensation on the palate.
A sweet, white wine with quite intense aromas of honey, flowers and fresh grapes. On the palate the wine reveals further fresh grape and citrus notes. A clean wine with refreshing acidity on the finish to balance the sweetness.
Aromas of ripe berry and plum. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh raspberry and black fruits, supple tannins, and well-balanced acidity.
Intense berry aromas with spice and rich earthy notes. Vibrant plum and red cherry on the palate with savoury hints, grippy tannins, and finely poised acidity.
Aromas of plum, black fruit, mocha and a hint of dark chocolate. Ripe and full-flavoured on the palate with supple tannins, notes of blackberry and wild plum, which follow through to a long and juicy finish.
Goes well with grilled beef or lamb or robust stew. For a veggie alternative try with spinach and lentil casserole.
Vibrant plum and cherry aromas combine with woody, herbal notes. The palate is complex with juicy bramble fruit, black pepper, and lifted, savoury characters.
Drink with casseroles, red meat or manchego cheese.
100% unoaked Viura. Clean, fresh and attractive nose showing hints of ripe peach and pear. Ripe, savoury and an almost creamy palate cut through with a refreshing streak of zesty acidity. Lifted floral and citrus notes on the nose. The palate has orchard fruits, ripe melon.
A young red wine from the Lake Garda vineyards. Appreciated for its pleasant taste and harmonic flowery and summer fruit characteristics such as strawberry, raspberry and violets. A simple well balanced wine perfect for every occasion.
Big on flavour and freshness. Bright and aromatic Chardonnay with clean citrus notes, layered with riper, tropical fruits. The palate is clean with a pure fruit driven expression. Mango and pineapple combine with green apple and lemon to give a fantastically fruit driven style of Californian Chardonnay which is not masked by ugly oak.
Delicately fruity and floral nose with ripe peach and lemon. Nutty stone fruit characters are matched by a textural palate and clean, fruity finish.
Delicate pink colour, with aromas of ripe cherry and strawberry. The style is dry, approachable and balanced, with ripe red fruit, a broad palate and fresh finish.
A ripe, versatile and approachable dry white from western Sicily. Attractive aromatics of floral peach, tropical fruit and a hint of fennel. The rounded and gently honeyed flavours on the palate are balanced by lemony acidity.
From the Veneto comes this delicious number that took us by surprise. Peachy with a mineral streak and a moreishly spicy finish. Lovely on its own but would go swimmingly with a few crayfish on a sunny day.
Attractively soft, creamy, chocolatey nose and a palate bathed in dusky spice. Lush, ripe and deep in hue, this is a plump and sensuous Merlot with flavours of hedgerow fruits and a fine, gently leafy finish.
85% Tempranillo, 15% Mazuelo
MONTHS IN BARREL: 4 months in American Oak
VINIFICATION:The grapes used to produce this
wine come from low yielding vineyards (max.
5500 Kg/ha) and they are collected in small 350
Kg boxes.Alcoholic fermentation takes place at a
controlled temperature of 28°C in stainless steel
tanks.After this initial fermentation, malolactic
fermentation takes place.
The wine is decanted into second-year American
Oak barrels, where it remains for four months.
AROMA: Of medium-high intensity with notes
of ripe fruit and well-integrated wood.
COLOUR: Cherry red, intense pigmentation,
somewhat lighter around the edges.
FLAVOUR:Refreshing and easy to drink with
well-integrated tannins, with elegant and
Bodega Colosia heralds from the extremely coastal town of El Puerto De Santa Maria, south west of Jerez and this is integral in the style of this light boned, fresh Fino. Cooling winds and lower temperatures allow the Flor yeast that gives Fino its character to live and work all year round, guzzling up glycerol and creating this elegant, dainty texture. Lighter in body, yet stronger often in character than a traditional Jerez fino, the perfect Aperitif.
An intense wine with cherry, ripe plum fruit aromas and warm, earthy spice. The palate is densely packed with morello cherry, cassis and bramble fruit flavours. Tannins are ripe, giving structure to a substantial wine with a fresh sappy finish.
A classic salmon pink rosé with delicate perfumed aromas of rosehip syrup, wild berry blossoms and cherries on the nose. Full flavoured, ripe and beautifully balanced with acidity, there’s elegant textured berry fruit on the palate with a twist of raspberry freshness to lift the finish. Deliciously balanced and moreish.
Pale, slightly golden with an explosive mix. pronounced aromas of peach, apricot and acacia flowers giving way to the freshness and elegance perfectly balancing the richness of variety.
A lesser-known, yet great alternative to Prosecco - the sparkling wine of choice in Verona bars! Citrus and gently floral aromas lead to a very fresh and zippy palate with crisp green apple and lightly honeyed characters. A refreshing and approachable style of fizz - yet with texture and depth underlying the bright fruit.
Vibrant raspberry and red cherry fruit lifts effortlessly out of the glass. The palate is rich yet delicate, with a supple finish. This is a wine which has plenty of hand crafted charm.
Goose and duck immediately spring to mind… but also great with mushroom based dishes, BBQ meats and foie gras.
A ripe, open nose of plums and blackberries, with sweet herbs and a light note of coffee. Warm and spicy on the palate with black fruit and a touch of pepper - all backed by sweet, ripe, and supple tannins.
Aromas of tropical fruit with hints of citrus. The palate has some passion fruit and grapefruit characters backed by broader stone fruit notes. Well-balanced and textural palate with a fresh, bright finish.
A very round and balanced wine, there’s a wash of citrus and tropical fruit followed up with white peach and some delicious aromatics. This Spanish white is a fantastic drinker and perfect for sharing with friends over a few canapes.
Emile Balland started his domaine in 1999 and today has just 5ha of vineyard, though his family have been making wine in the Loire since 1650. The vast majority of his holdings are in the Coteaux du Giennois in separate sites around the villages of Bonny sur Loire and Beaulieu which are neighbouring villages either side of the Loire with both chalky and flinty soils allowing Emile to blend to create inexpensive wines that deliver surprising amounts of complexity and concentration for a relatively humble appellation.
Whilst his holdings in Sancerre, just 0.8ha of them planted with Sauvignon, are on steep (up to 50% gradient!) clay soils. These were not replanted after Phylloxera because of the difficulty in working them, until Emile came along determined to do something special in Sancerre following on from his parents domaine.
Emile meticulously works his vineyards with a view to continually improving biodiversity and the organic life of the soil itself and to this end he only uses natural products in the vineyard believing that healthy soil will help to impart a sense of place in his wines (a view that makes sense given the need for healthy soil biology to allow nutrients to be absorbed by roots).
Of the wines on offer Balbuzard offers a really pocket friendly Sauvignon Blanc that is refined, fresh and mineral
We import this wine so its not available on many places and superb value and quality for the price. Also a wine made biodynamically and naturally.