France - Saint Bris Corps de Garde 2012 Goisot - £21.99
Tucked away in a small village just south of Chablis, domaine Goisot are producing unbelievable wines. Started in 1979, now they have 30 hectares, and they converted the winery to biodynamics in 2005. This is made from the Fié Gris (aka Sauvignon Gris) grape varietal, it is naturally low yielding. Goisot have created a special wine that has smoky orchard fruit and ripe citrus fruit which is balanced by a tangy freshness and a perfumed finish.
Portugal - Quinta do Montalto, Amphora, Vinho de Talha White, 2017 - £17.99
A very different style of wine, Hand-harvested grapes were both fermented and aged on skins and lees in talhas/amphorae lined with natural tree resin. This is the traditional method of producing Vinho de Talha. This method add texture and a level of depth that most portugese whites don't have. This is the native variety called Fernao Pires, this creates a wine that has lots of citrus and acidity.
France - Domaine Bott-Geyl Pinot Gris les Elements 2016 - £17.99
Jean-Christophe bott took control of the estate in 1993 , he then converted it to biodynamics in 2002. They tend 15 hectares around southern Alsace. The Elements series is about creating elegant wines to pair with food. Fresh acidity with Peach and apricot flavours.
Italy - Dogliani San Luigi Pecchenino 2018 - £18.99
The family-run Pecchenino Wine Estate has been making wine on their parcel of land in the Dogliani since the 1700’s,the current winemaker Orlando Pecchenino continues the family tradition of crafting superior Dolcetto's. The wines made from the Dogliani DOCG are generally richer, darker in fruit and much more intense than their Dolcetto d’Alba and Dolcetto D’Asti neighbours. Aged for 12 months stainless steel, the wine sees an additional six months of aging in bottle. It is well structured and complex with layers of rich black fruits and cassis threaded with a seam of spice.
Germany - Hanewald-Schwerdt Kalkofen Spatburgunder Trocken 2013 - £27.50
Hanewald-Schwerdt is a partnership between Thomas and Stephen who have come together to run their family’s winery. After pressing the wine was aged in 6000 litre barrels, a small amount went into 225l barrels for one year. 20 % new french oak barrels were used. They focus on dry styles of Riesling and Spatburgunder (Pinot noir). This Spatburgunder has lots of round red fruit with light body.
Spain - Albahra Viticultor Envinate, Vinhos Mediterraneos 2017 - £19.75
The winery was founded by four young adults who met while studying oenology, and decided to set up Envínate to develop wines in the different zones from where they came from. Envínate Albahra is made exclusively with the Garnacha Tintorera grape variety, taken from vineyards planted in Almansa. The vinification process is carried out with 50% of the stems in cement vats where the wine is vinified with its own yeasts. Malolactic fermentation carried out, followed by ageing for 5 months.