Tim Killen Christmas Mixed Case (6)

£142.48 GBP

Wiston Estate Cuvee Brut NV (England) - £26.99

Wiston Brut NV is a refreshing, elegant and complete sparkling wine, with a fine complex finish that combines youthful purity of crisp green apples and ripe lemons with richer, mature characters from extended lees-aging. Made from a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier in equal parts, this beautifully balanced wine is a fantastic expression of our house style.

Ferghettina Franciacorte Milledi (Italy) - £30.00
Fresh and elegant with white flower and citrus notes. The palate is complex with brioche and more citrus characters giving a lovely weight and texture. The mousse is fine and persistent.

Soalheiro Granit (Portugal) - £19.99

The Granit is made to better illustrate the mineral side of Soalheiro’s wines, and their granitic terroir. In terms of vineyard site and quality it’s very similar to the alvarinho classico, however the Granit is intentionally fermented at a slightly higher temperature. This reduces the fruit and floral elements form the wine’s profile.

The result is a very linear and precise wine, still with pure fruit character but a little toned down compared to the the classico. Minerality in spades means a little more texture through the palate too.Citrus colour, aroma revels a elegant profile with more mineral notes, dry and persistent flavour. Soalheiro Granit reveals a more mineral profile of the Alvarinho grapes.

Blank Bottle Helter Skelter Viognier (South Africa) - £22.50 
This is a quirky, unique wine. It is 100% Viognier, a grape variety which many of you will be familiar with, but bottled with a difference. Pieter has access to a block of Viognier on the Helderburg mountains, facing Stellenbosch. Half the fruit of this wine was picked in 2017, half of which was picked early, half picked late, all of this was then aged in oak. This comprises 50% of this wine. The second half was 2018 fruit, all of which was picked early, it was also aged in oak, then blended with the 2017 fruit. I hope this makes sense! The wine has to be labelled Non Vintage, because it is a blend of two different harvests. 

We loved this wine, it has some of the peachy characteristics you might expect from this grape variety, but it also has texture, and elegance, with some fresh acidity running through it. It isn't as super rich as you might expect, it is more refined than that, a great drinker. Low sulphur.
Coste Della sesia Rosso Noah - £16.50

started in 2010, Noah is part of the new generation of wine makers in northern Piedmont. The grapes for this come from a small parcel in the Mesola region. Its a blend of Nebbiolo, Croatina and Vespolina which is all aged in the stainless steel for 6 months. 

A wine that is ready to drink now isn't something that Piedmont is know for but this hits that spot. It still has the big rich fruit but its acidity and vibrant flavours make it approachable now.

Paco Mulero 20 Meses Monastrell (Spain) - £26.50 

Produced from a selection of low-yielding, old vine, Monastrell - plus additional Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Fermented separately in small tanks, aged in French and American oak for 20 months, and then blended.

An opulent nose of ripe bramble fruits, spice and hints of mocha. The palate is complex and well-structured with ripe tannins balancing cherry and plum fruit and juicy acidity.