New Arrivals at Good Wine Online

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  1. Sequerciani Ciliegiolo sulphite free wine

    Organically certified by ICEA and Demeter

    Sequerciani Ciliegiolo grapes which were previously blended with Sangiovese in their superb Libello, now used to produce a straight Ciliegiolo, fermented in concrete with no wood used.

    Big black fruit flavours, super smooth with good weight. This is excellent.

    Free sulphur: <5

    Organic: Yes

    Grapes Own Yeast: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    No wood used: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Sulphite Free

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    £19.99
  2. The Fledge & Co Elgin Chardonnay O Velhapi

    This is the maiden release for this amazing new wine! A cool climate Chardonnay from a tiny vineyard in Elgin.

    Leon produced just 1,320 bottles so we are extremely fortunate to have got a sizeable chunk of it!

    Barrel fermented and barrel matured, made in a very Burgundian style for South Africa. This will rival fine Burgundy on quality and blow it away on rarity and price!

    No images exist yet so I'm using the image of just the label which is a photograph taken in Namibia by Cornelis Muller titled "Space & Time".

    Surprisingly light in colour for a barrel fermented Chardonnay. Leon is quite right, this will benefit from some bottle ageing. It is very enjoyable now - I decanted it  to give it some air - but it will keep improving if you can lay it down for a few months (or even years). 

    It is full flavoured with some body and good mouthfeel. Very fresh and clean yet complex with a long finish.

    All the Fledge wines are low sulphite, but we also wanted to mention that all the free SO2 readings were at bottling which will have reduced significantly since, so they will in fact be even lower than stated now.

    Free sulphur: 33mg/l

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £22.99
  3. The Fledge & Co Red Blend

    Platter 4.5 Stars

    Hand harvested grapes, traditionally fermented in lagars then aged in oak for 30 months.

    This is a beauty. Big and powerful with red and black fruit flavours, wonderfully smooth with well integrated oak and natural acidity. Delicious on it's own or would pair well with red meats or casseroles.

    Highly recommended!

    All the Fledge wines are low sulphite, but we also wanted to mention that all the free SO2 readings were at bottling which will have reduced significantly since, so they will in fact be even lower than stated now.

    Free sulphur: 21mg/l

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £22.99
  4. The Fledge & Co Stellenbosch Cabernet

    This is the maiden release of this new artisan wine which Leon just launched in Johannesburg at the end of August. He produced just 1880 bottles.

    Leon says it is still tight so will benefit from decanting. He will shortly be sending an image once he has had photos taken - here is the label only shot which is a photo from Oliver Howard of Lake Malawi.

    Delicious! Deep ruby opaque. Black fruit initially with some lighter red fruit toward the finish and integrayed but noticeable oak. Good weight on the palate and super smooth. I decanted it to give it some air but I reckon it'd be a great wine to savour throughout an evening from freshly opened to fully aerated. Ideal in front of a log fire!

    All the Fledge wines are low sulphite, but we also wanted to mention that all the free SO2 readings were at bottling which will have reduced significantly since, so they will in fact be even lower than stated now.

    Free sulphur: 41mg/l

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £22.99
  5. Caselle Aglianico del Vulture Riserva D'Angelo 2011

    Aglianico del Vulture is one of Italy's least known fine red wines and as such can be a real bargain.

    D'Angelo are a top producer and this is their "Riserva" meaning it must be at least five years old before release including at least two years ageing in wood.

    This wine retails elsewhere for between £25 to £30 per bottle. Grab a bargain, very limited stock!

    Ruby in colour (with big legs) but don’t let that fool you - this is a big wine! The nose is very “farmyard” reminding me of Philippe Virets wines. Intense powerful flavours, black fruits lifted by good acidity as these vines were grown at altitude. Soft with good mouthfeel finishing  dry on the very long finish. 

    I love Aglianico which makes some delicious spicey wines. Here it is more powerful and a little drier similar in style to good Barolo.

    This is a serious bargain for anybody who loves classic Italian reds.

    Sulphite level: Medium Low

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    £19.99
  6. Tampesta Golan Prieto Picudo D.O Tierra de Leon

    This artisan Tampesta Golan is again Prieto Picudo, this time aged in oak for 26 months. It is delicious and natural. Although aged for 26 months in oak it isn't overpowering as some Reservas can be, it is far more balanced and elegant.

    The wine is made by expert Galician winemaker Luis Buitrón, vice-president of the Spanish Federation of Winemakers and president of the Association of Oenologists of Galicia. Highly recommended.

    This is a library picture of the Roble as there are no professional images available yet as this is a brand new wine. Presentation is very similar though.

    Free sulphur: <20mg/l

    Grapes Own Yeast: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Dry farmed: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £16.50
  7. Santa Margherita Ripasso DOC Superiore

    This is only the second vintage released of a brand new wine for Santa Margherita. In 2014 they produced their first ever Amarone and decided to also produce this Ripasso using the Amarone skins to referment the Valpolicella. We have just received stock of the 2015 Ripasso.

    This is good. Medium weight on the palate showing good fruit with firm acidity coming in on the finish. There is plenty of red and black fruit flavours with a little spice, lovely smooth mouthfeel and excellent overall balance. Not as big as Zenato's Ripassa but perhaps more refined. It's a great food wine.

    We are the sole UK stockists for this wine.

    Sulphite level: Medium Low

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    £17.95
  8. Santa Margherita Chiaretto DOC Stilrose

    James Suckling 90 Points

    Santa Margherita Chiaretto Stilrose is a superb rose for the discerning wine drinker. Pale salmon pink in colour, full and round in the mouth with complex concentrated flavours. Gentle acidity cleanses the palate on the long finish. This wine is the Italian equivalent to good Cotes de Provence, although this is comparatively low in sulphites too (which is very difficult to find in France). This is the Italian "Whispering Angel".

    Sulphite level: Medium Low

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    £17.50
  9. Torresella Spumante Rosato Brut

    Torresella winery is part of the Santa Margherita group and makes some good cheap wines for everyday drinking. This sparkling rose is really good. Plenty of flavour and a fine mousse, well balanced with a hint of sweetness before finishing dry. This is a good party wine or as an aperitif.

    We have given it a medium sulphite rating and advise anybody with a sulphite allergy to avoid it. That's not because it's overly high in sulphites, it is a much cleaner better wine than any sparkling wines you will find in the mainstream supermarkets, but by our standards it is produced on a large scale and we don't want our regular customers to mistake it for one of our super low sulphite artisan wines.

    We are listing it because it's good value for money. If you particularly want a low sulphite sparkling wine upgrade to the Santa Margherita sparkling roses for a few pounds more.

    Sulphite level: Medium

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    £10.99
  10. Santa Margherita Spumante Rosato

    Santa Margherita Spumante Rose is basically a Rose Prosecco (but that term no longer exists as the Italian governemnt changed the classification system so it is simply called Spumante now).

    This wine is excellent, full flavoured with balanced acidity and a long crisp finish.

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £14.95
  11. Grangehurst Red Barrel 2009

    After competing in the Vintners Classic Surf Contest in 2004 Jeremy was inspired to produce a wine celebrating his two passions - wine and surfing. Hence he produced this "Red Barrel".

    Like all his wines it is superb! A blend of Cabernet and Shiraz with a little Mourvedre, all handpicked into small baskets. The grapes were further hand sorted from basket to basket so only the premium fruit was used.

    The different varietals were fermented separately, and each ferment was punched down by hand up to six times a day over an eight day period to extract maximum flavour and colour. The wine was then drawn off unfiltered and unfined to stainless steel before being matured in French oak for eighteen months, then the blend was assembled. The wine was then allowed to rest in stainless steel for a few months before bottling on a gravity flow system as Jeremy calls it - which is a tube out of the tank with Jeremy and the girls at the other end manually filling the bottles! 

    It's a big wine, powerful and full flavoured. Initial black fruit turns slightly savoury on the finish. Like all Jeremy's wines it is smooth and integrated, very easy to drink. Compared to his excellent "Daylea 2007" at the same price this is a bit deeper and heavier in style.

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £11.99
  12. The Fledge & Co Syrah

    Platter 4.5 Stars

    The Fledge & Co is the fabulous winemaking venture from Margaux Nel (younger daughter of Carel Nel and winemaker at the family winery, Boplaas) and her husband Leon Coetzee. They handcraft tiny quantities of different wines from specific vineyard sites all over the Cape winelands. Often using exciting "experimental" techniques like extended skin contact, whole bunch pressing etc. They travel 20,000km to hand harvest the grapes from 35 different vineyards.

    This is Syrah grown on shale at a secret vineyard Leon has been watching for the last seven years. He added a small amount of Viognier from the neighbouring vineyard too. Hand harvested in the early hours of the morning, fermented in open top cement lagars then aged for nine months in French oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.

    Again very French in style. The wine is ruby red and crystal clear. On the palate it is medium bodied with good mouthfeel. Some lovely red fruit flavours initially then there is a lift from the viognier toward the long finish. Perfect balance throughout. This is a classy wine, again not a blockbuster, but elegant and delicious.

    All the Fledge wines are low sulphite, but we also wanted to mention that all the free SO2 readings were at bottling which will have reduced significantly since, so they will in fact be even lower than stated now.

    Free sulphur: 25mg/l

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £16.49
  13. The Fledge & Co Katvis Pinot Noir

    Tim Atkin 90 Points

    Platter 4 Stars

    Winemag.co.za 90 Points

    James Suckling 89 Points

    The Fledge & Co is the fabulous winemaking venture from Margaux Nel (younger daughter of Carel Nel and winemaker at the family winery, Boplaas) and her husband Leon Coetzee. They handcraft tiny quantities of different wines from specific vineyard sites all over the Cape winelands. Often using exciting "experimental" techniques like extended skin contact, whole bunch pressing etc. They travel 20,000km to hand harvest the grapes from 35 different vineyards.

    A blend of 3 different clones of Pinot Noir from 3 different regions - Grabouw, Elgin and Karoo. All were hand harvested and cool fermented in cement lagars to retain the fruit before being matured for 9 months in old French oak hogsheads prior to blending. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

    The wine is medium to light bodied. Very pure and elegant with delicate flavours and a lift on the finish from good acidity making it an ideal food wine. This is very French in style for a South African, not a big hitter. but very good wine for those wanting a lighter red.

    Huge apologies here - there was a mix up and Leon didn't ship us any! We will have to wait till the new year before we can lay our hands on any more. Check out Leon's new Red Blend though and his new Stellenbosch Cabernet, both are excellent!

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £15.95
  14. The Fledge & Co Vagabond

    Tim Atkin 93 Points

    Platter 4 Stars

    Neal Martin 88 Points

    The Fledge & Co is the fabulous winemaking venture from Margaux Nel (younger daughter of Carel Nel and winemaker at the family winery, Boplaas) and her husband Leon Coetzee. They handcraft tiny quantities of different wines from specific vineyard sites all over the Cape winelands. Often using exciting "experimental" techniques like extended skin contact, whole bunch pressing etc. They travel 20,000km to hand harvest the grapes from 35 different vineyards.

    Leon says: "A proper barrel fermented & matured Cape White blend, encompassing vines from across the length and breadth of the Cape's winelands.  The current 2016 vintage is a combination of Steen, Chardonnay, Viognier, Verdelho & Grenache blanc - it's very food friendly & akin to Rhone white with a lot more refinement thanks to our cool climate Chardonnay, low alcohol & use of old French oak casks." 

    Gold in colour with wonderful clarity. Swirl it around to see the legs on the glass. Lovely flavours with peach and some citrus. Quite full body with a creamy mouthfeel. This is lovely wine. delicate for a South African, made in an elegant and classy style.

    Be careful not to overchill this beauty!

    All the Fledge wines are low sulphite, but we also wanted to mention that all the free SO2 readings were at bottling which will have reduced significantly since, so they will in fact be even lower than stated now.

    Free sulphur: 34mg/l

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £15.95
  15. The Fledge & Co Hoeksteen

    Tim Atkin 92 Points

    Neal Martin 91 Points

    Platter 4.5 Stars

    The Fledge & Co is the fabulous winemaking venture from Margaux Nel (younger daughter of Carel Nel and winemaker at the family winery, Boplaas) and her husband Leon Coetzee. They handcraft tiny quantities of different wines from specific vineyard sites all over the Cape winelands. Often using exciting "experimental" techniques like extended skin contact, whole bunch pressing etc. They travel 20,000km to hand harvest the grapes from 35 different vineyards.

    Leon states "A single vineyard, dry land farmed bush vines, barrel fermented & matured Chenin from the Bottelary planted in 1983 & which they only crafted 200 cases of. The Hoeksteen is a wine which benefits greatly from further bottle maturation & is (unintentionally) very "Loire"-like."

    For me personally it was a little too French! I like my whites with a bit more power. This reminded me a lot of white Burgundy which many would say was a compliment. I would say if you like your Northern French whites this would be up your street but if you like a fuller heavier white then opt for the Fledge Vagabond instead.

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Dry farmed: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £15.95
  16. The Fledge & Co Fume Blanc

    Tim Atkin 93 Points

    Platter 4 Stars

    Neal Martin 91 Points

    James Suckling 90 Points

    Winemag.co.za 90 Points

    The Fledge & Co is the fabulous winemaking venture from Margaux Nel (younger daughter of Carel Nel and winemaker at the family winery, Boplaas) and her husband Leon Coetzee. They handcraft tiny quantities of different wines from specific vineyard sites all over the Cape winelands. Often using exciting "experimental" techniques like extended skin contact, whole bunch pressing etc. They travel 20,000km to hand harvest the grapes from 35 different vineyards.

    This "Fume Blanc" is a blend of hand harvested Sauvignon grapes from two sites, one in Stellenbosch overlooking False Bay and the other up at Gansbaai north of Cape Town on the Atlantic coast. It was both barrel fermented and barrel matured, then bottled unfined and unfiltered.

    This is a complex wine, a big hit with their customers in South Africa and clearly well liked by Tim Atkin MW too. Big and round for a Sauvignon with bags of flavour, yet gentle natural acidity. This is a sophisticated wine suited to buttered seafood.

    All the Fledge wines are low sulphite, but we also wanted to mention that all the free SO2 readings were at bottling which will have reduced significantly since, so they will in fact be even lower than stated now.

    Free sulphur: 4mg/l

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £15.95
  17. Cave de Cairanne Pas de la Baume Rose Cotes du Rhone

    A Rose Cotes du Rhone made from a blend of traditional Rhone varietals. Pale salmon pink in colour. Sweet red fruits on the palate with good weight and a crisp dry finish.

    Free sulphur: 26mg/l

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £9.79
  18. Cave de Cairanne Organic Elegante Cairanne

    Gold - Orange 2017

    Silver - Mundus Vini 2017

    An excellent organic Rhone blend. Again sweet fruit on entry, good mouthfeel with full body, smooth and round with just a hint of oak.

    Organic: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £12.49
  19. Cave de Cairanne Organic Le Bete de Don Dieu

    Guide Hachette 2019 - 2 Stars "Irresistible, Amazing wine". Only 500 French wines achieve this ranking.

    A good quality organic Cotes du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu. Soft and easy drinking, with sweet red fruit flavours before finishing dry. Great with food like stews or good cheese.

    Organic: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £11.99
  20. Cave de Cairanne Chateuneuf du Pape

    Cave de Cairanne Chateauneuf du Pape . Big and powerful of course with noticeable oak, but Cairanne took great care to preserve the fruit and limit the tannins (by destemming the grapes before crushing). Super wine with a very long finish.

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £29.99
  21. Cave de Cairanne Gigondas

    Gigondas had become known as "the poor man's Chateauneuf du Pape" a decade ago, although I think that is a bit tongue in cheek as the wines can still command a hefty price. The wines can be amazing and although this AC has developed a very strong reputation for high quality, they still tend to be a bit cheaper than equivalents from Chateauneuf.

    This wine is superb. Big and powerful as you would expect, with full body. Super smooth with acidity and oak in perfect balance, and a very long lingering finish. Highly recommended. Cave de Cairanne make all their reds in a fruit forward style and minimise the tannins (by de-stemming etc) so the wine is ready to drink young. For this reason we recommend you drink within a couple of days once opened, but it is so delicious you will probably drink it within a couple of hours in reality!

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £23.95
  22. Cave de Cairanne Plan de Dieu La Reserve

    Guide Hachette 2019 - 1 Star

    Cave de Cairanne La Reserve Plan de Dieu (meaning the plan of God) is one of the 17 designated villages which make up the Rhone's Cotes du Rhone Villages. For this appellation the wine can come from one of four villages in the Vaucluse area. Due to the nature of the soils these wines tend to be dense and concentrated with vivid colour. The 2016 won Gold at the Orange Wine Fair 2017 and Silver at Decanter 2017.

    Gluten free: Yes

    No wood used: Yes

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £11.50
  23. Cave de Cairanne Rasteau

    90 Points & Silver - Decanter

    Bronze - Paris 2017

    Appellation Rasteau Controllee. Concentrated red and black fruits with some well integrated oak. Fairly light in body and silky smooth. This is a delicious wine, ideal with some good cheese. 

    Free sulphur: 17mg/l

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £13.00
  24. Cave de Cairanne Jardin Secret de Camille Cotes du Rhone Villages

    A good quality Cotes du Rhone Villages, Made in a fruit forward style with only a hint of oak. Very smooth with good body, and minimal tannins so it's not too heavy. Suited to enjoy as a glass of wine but like all Cave de Cairanne's wines is even better with food. Pair with anything from pizzas and pasta dishes to casseroles and game.

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £10.99
  25. Cara Sur Criolla Sebastian Zuccardi

    Sebastian Zuccardi originally made this Criolla exclusively for Gaucho Restaurants in the UK. We are very fortunate to have some for sale.

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £22.96
  26. Malcaracter Valtonar D.O. Ribera del Duero

    Like all wines from Valtonar this Malcaracter is a natural wine, farmed organically. The grapes are hand harvested and fermented with their own yeast. The wine is bottled unfiltered

    Malcaractere is a collaboration between Valtonar and their marketing agent, and is some of Valtonar's best Tempranillo aged in oak for 12 months, released under it's own label for this joint venture. Excellent wine as always, very natural and very low in sulphites.

    Free sulphur: 16

    Grapes Own Yeast: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Dry farmed: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £13.99
  27. Tampesta Golan Rosado D.O Tierra de Leon

    The Tampesta Golan Rose differs from their standard Rose as it is 100% Prieto Picudo (as opposed to having some Tempranillo) and is has been aged on the lees and in wood for a few months to give a fuller body and more complexity. It is lovely!

    Free sulphur: <20mg/l

    Grapes Own Yeast: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Dry farmed: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £12.50
  28. Tampesta Maneki D.O Tierra de Leon

    Tampesta  Maneki is again made from the Albarin grape, although aged for longer on the lees to impart complexity and body. There was also a brief spell in oak.

    The resultant wine is lovely. Full and round in the mouth with noticeable peach flavours. Very clean and pure which is a rarity when it comes to fuller bodied whites. Highly recommended.


    Free sulphur: <20mg/l

    Grapes Own Yeast: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Dry farmed: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £13.50
  29. Rainbow's End Wooded Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch

    Rainbow's End is one of my favourite wineries. This time Anton has aged some of his excellent Chenin Blanc in wood for a few months.

    Absolutely delicious! The wood has added some body and good mouthfeel. Ful of flavour yet still clean and fresh on the finish. This is excellent wine and very low sulphite too, so no ill effects or headaches etc.

    Highly recommended.

    Free sulphur: 22mg/l

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £11.99
  30. Jikken Bareru Sauvignon Blanc

    Platter 4 Stars

    The Fledge & Co is the fabulous winemaking venture from Margaux Nel (younger daughter of Carel Nel and winemaker at the family winery, Boplaas) and her husband Leon Coetzee. They handcraft tiny quantities of different wines from specific vineyard sites all over the Cape winelands. Often using exciting "experimental" techniques like extended skin contact, whole bunch pressing etc. They travel 20,000km to hand harvest the grapes from 35 different vineyards.

    This Jikken Barreru (Japanese for "experimental barrels") Sauvignon is from two different sites, one at Simonsberg, the best site for Sauvignon in Stellenbosch, blended with wine from Elgin, well known as the best cool climate zone in SA due to it's altitude and location right above False Bay.

    Very pale, almost clear in the glass. It has an intense nose with typical big Sauvignon aromas. Then big fruit on the palate finishing absolutely bone dry. This is very good wine for the money.

    Please note for anybody with a full blown sulphite allergy, we gave it a medium low sulphite rating as Jane had a very mild reaction and we prefer to err on the side of caution. If you have a sulphite allergy try Leon's other Sauvignon Blanc - "Fume Blanc" which has just 4mg/l free SO2.

    Free sulphur: 38mg/l

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    No wood used: Yes

    Sulphite level: Medium Low

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    £11.50
  31. Rainbows End Mystical Corner

    Rainbows End Mystical Corner is a blend this vintage consisting of Shiraz 6%, Malbec 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 66% and Petit Verdot 8%. It's a great wine as are all Rainbows End wines. Anton is an exceptional winemaker and Rainbows End iis a tiny family winery so they are able to make wines the way they choose rather than to fit a specific commercial market. Hence an unusual blend like this, at a great price which is so high quality it the previous vintage was awarded Michaelangelo Awards highest rank of Double Gold! We await awards info for this vintage just released.

    Fantastic once again, in my opinion the best vintage to date. Big, full and round without being too heavy. Black fruit with integrated oak, nice and smooth with red fruits coming through on the finish.

    This is an excellent low sulphite red at an affordable price.

    Free sulphur: 25mg/l

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £11.99
  32. Rainbows End Cabernet Sauvignon

    National Wine Championships - Champion, Double Gold

    Nominated for Platter 5 Stars

    No doubt plenty of other top awards to follow as usual.

    Rainbows End Cabernet Sauvignon is a fabulous Cabernet. Rainbows End is one of the finest artisan red wine producers in Stellenbosch, and now also makes some very good Chenin Blanc too. Anton Malan's winemaking is exceptional. He puts in a lot of hard work such as handpicking at dawn and manually punching down of the ferment several times a day, which is richly rewarded when you taste his wines. This Cabernet Sauvignon is excellent - powerful and opulent, with weight on the palate balanced by good acidity and a purity that comes from absolute minimal use of additives.

    Free sulphur: 23mg/l

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £16.00
  33. Rainbows End Cabernet Franc

    We have just received fresh stock of the 2016 which has already been awarded:

    SA Novare Terroir Awards - Best SA Cabernet Franc in Stellenbosch 2018 - yet again!

    90 Points by Wine Magazine

    No doubt there will be plenty more awards to follow as this wine is superb and is listed at some of South Africa's finest restaurants such as La Petit Colombe, Jardine, Shortmarket Club. The previous vintage was awarded:

    4.5 Stars Platter 

    SA Novare Terroir Awards - Best South African Cabernet Franc in Stellenbosch 2016

    This Rainbows End Cabernet Franc is fantastic. Anton makes some of the best red wines in Stellenbosch and it is his Cabernet Franc that he is most proud of, believing his vineyards have the ideal microclimate for this variety. Anton also produces other excellent award winning red wines including blends, straight Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, plus a superb Merlot.

    Very pure, medium bodied with red fruit flavours, very smooth and beautifully balanced. Subtle oak ageing for 12 months, then bottled unfiltered to retain all the flavour and natural goodness. Great wine.

    Free sulphur: 26mg/l

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £16.99
  34. La Selva Organic Sangiovese Bianco

    La Selva Organic Sangiovese Bianco is a delicious full bodied rounded wine with plenty of fruit and a great overall balance. Made properly without added tartaric acid, La Selva have relied purely on the quality of the grapes and their natural acidity to produce this delicious healthy wine. Lovely on it's own and great with seafood too.

    This wine is excellent and highly recommended.

    Free sulphur: 30

    Organic: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    No wood used: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £11.99
  35. Colmant Brut Plaisir

    This Brut Plaisir from Colmant is made in a fresher, fruitier style. It consists of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay sourced from Franschoek but also the two other best areas for MCC wines in South Africa, Robertson and Elgin. The grapes are chosen for their freshness and fruit forward qualities, then only lightly pressed to extrtact the free run juice. The wine is both lees aged and bottle matured, plus has reserve vintages blended back in - as with traditional Champagne.

    Obviously it is fresher and fruitier than their other wines which are more full, rounded and biscuity.

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £17.50
  36. Colmant Brut Reserve

    Colmant Brut Reserve is a superb sparkling wine made in the traditional champagne method of extensive lees ageing for 30 months and back blending of reserve vintages.

    Platter Guide 2018: 4 1/2 STARS + 93 Points

    This is better than any branded Champagne I have ever tasted in the UK!

    Sulphite level: Low

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  37. Juan Simon Organic Cartan Chardonnay

    Juan Simon has released an organic Chardonnay for the first time. It's a delicious fresh wine with crisp citrus flavours yet quite full body despite there being no wood ageing at all. It's great value for money and completely natural of course.

    Free sulphur: 10

    Organic: Yes

    Grapes Own Yeast: No

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Dry farmed: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    No wood used: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £9.95
  38. Atamisque Catalpa Pinot Noir

    Atamisque Catalpa Pinot Noir is an excellent single vineyard Pinot with gentle oak ageing. Soft and fruity with oak coming in on the back palate. Medium bodied with good acidity, well balanced with a long finish. Particularly suited to good cheese or richer fattier meats such as roast duck or pork dishes, as the acidity cleanses the palate.

    Sulphite level: Medium Low

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    £16.99
  39. Kaapzicht Steytler Pentagon 2012
    Kaapzicht Steytler Pentagon 2012

    Michaelangelo Awards - Double Gold

    Platter 4.5 Stars

    Kaapzicht is an excellent family winery in the Bottelary Hills region of Stellenbosch just up above Jordan, Zevenwacht and DeMorgenzon. The Steytler family have been farming there since 1946. I've visited the farm, and met the family including Yngvild several times although I've still not yet met either Danie (Junior or Senior), who both collaborate to make this particular wine. By all accounts they have a huge passion for quality wines and are very highly thought of by other members of South Africa's elite Cape Winemakers Guild.

    Kaapzicht are a big farm but only estate bottle about 30% of their wines as they are passionate about quality and their reputation. These estate wines are pretty good but it's their premium "Steytler" wines that are just in a different league. Danie Jnr is regarded as producer of one of the Cape's best Pinotages, and to add to that he makes two blends - "Vision" and "Pentagon" in the Steytler range which are only produced in exceptional vintages when the grapes are perfect. I had the 2007 vintages of both which were amazing. Both tend to win numerous top awards.

    Here we have been very fortunate to get hold of 150 bottles of 2012 Pentagon, a five way Bordeaux Blend. There is no more, the winery have sold out and I doubt there is any in the UK except possibly for the odd bottle on the shelf of a lucky wine merchant somewhere. Don't be fooled if you see it advertised by one of these online "wine marchants" who simply list every wine they can think of then try to buy it in if they get an order for it - they won't have any or be able to get any!

    This wine is Danie's pride and joy and is exceptional. Presentation is superb too in a big heavyweight bottle, wrapped in heavy duty paper. Only 6000 bottles produced all individually numbered. This is a classic and will keep for 15 years plus if you want to lay some down. A future classic.

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Dry farmed: Yes

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  40. Benegas Estate Cabernet Franc

    I'm a big fan of all the Benegas wines and the Benegas Lynch Cabernet Franc in particular has been consistently one of our best wines for years. Here Federico has released a Cabernet Franc in his estate range at a more affordable price. Cabernet Franc thrives in Argentina due to the consistent climate, something which it doesn't get at home in the Loire where there can be significant differences in quality between vintages due to the weather.

    As a result Argentina is seeing more and more new plantings of Cabernet Franc and I think this is going to be a niche grape for them. Certainly the ones I've tasted recently from Benegas and Mauricio Lorca have been excellent quality. This particular wine is made in a bigger, more Argentine style.

    Big ripe fruit on the nose which follows through onto the palate. It's full bodied and powerful, rich but not jammy. Very smooth and balanced of course. This is fantastic wine and highly recommended.

    Sulphite level: Medium Low

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    £17.99
  41. Cara Sur Moscatel Sebastian Zuccardi

    Cara Sur Moscatel! Sebastian Zuccardi's Bonarda was a firm favourite, a high altitude tiny production wine of just 2000 bottles. Now Sebastian has surpassed himself with this! A high altitude handmade Moscatel from Argentina - making just 600 bottles. Moscatel, otherwise known as Muscat or Moscato, is a popular grape used for making a variety of wine styles, with many sweet or semi sweet varieties. There are both white and red Moscatel varieties with the white being the most common for producing sweet wines, but the red also sometimes used for sweet wines too. Here Sebastian has used red Moscatel to make a dry red wine and the results are superb.

    This is true pioneering winemaking for the art, not for profit. Please try a bottle of this, as it's a unique opportunity to try such an artisan wine.

    A very floral nose, rose petal fragrance, fairly light in colour like Pinot Noir - so not surprising to discover the texture of the wine is like fine Burgundy (with more fruit). Big and round on the palate with dominant red fruits and a slight spice to it. Fantastic wine!


    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £22.96
  42. Mauricio Lorca Poetico Cabernet Franc

    This Cabernet Franc is also from Mauricio Lorca's vineyards in Vista Flores in the Uco Valley, regarded as the best area in all Argentina for growing high quality grapes. For this "Poetico" there is far more oak than in his Fantasia Cabernet Franc. More concentrated fruit too. In fact this is a great wine, big, powerful and super smooth. Mauricio makes great value wines at affordable prices and some excellent premium wines. I'm delighted here that he has produced a superb Cabernet Franc in the middle price range.

    I tasted this along with over a dozen other reds in a "speed tasting" on the decking at the house before we rushed off to Carlo's, so my tasting notes are quite brief. Suffice to say this is an excellent wine and I heartily recommend you try it. When selecting an Argentine red wine, Cabernet Franc isn't the first wine you would think of, but expert winemakers like Mauricio Lorca are producing some superb wines with class and elegance, not just big blockbusting Malbecs.

    Huge fruit on entry, red and black berry flavours. Big and round in the mouth, very silky. Then the oak comes in toward the finish. Overall very smooth with great balance and Mauricio's trademark fresh acidity, so although a big wine it's not overpowering.

    I'd want a good fillet steak with this!

    Sulphite level: Medium Low

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  43. Mauricio Lorca Fantasia Cabernet Franc

    This Cabernet Franc from Mauricio Lorca is great value for money, like all Mauricio Lorca's Fantasia range. The vineyards are in Vista Flores in the Uco Valley, regarded as the best area in all Argentina for growing high quality grapes. Mauricio is one of Mendoza's best winemakers and consistently produces delicious wines at affordable prices.

    This is 100% Cabernet Franc. 30% was aged in oak while the remaining portion was left unoaked to retain the purity of fruit.

    I love Cabernet Franc and this is a great example for anybody who maybe has never had a single varietal Cab Franc before and wants to try one. Red cherry and raspberry fruit with just a hint of oak. Quite full and round in the mouth but light and fresh with good acidity. Lovely on it's own or due to it's good acidity will pair with roast meats or BBQ.

    Sulphite level: Medium Low

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  44. Tampesta Rosado D.O Tierra de Leon

    This Tampesta Rose from the DO Tierra de Leon in North Western Spain is a lovely soft and fruity natural Rose made by expert Galician winemaker Luis Buitrón, vice-president of the Spanish Federation of Winemakers and president of the Association of Oenologists of Galicia.


    Free sulphur: <20mg/l

    Grapes Own Yeast: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Dry farmed: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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  45. Tampesta Roble D.O Tierra de Leon

    This artisan Tampesta Prieto Picudo Roble is from the DO Tierra de Leon in North Western Spain. It is a beauty. Not big and powerful, more subtle, soft and smooth with great overall balance. We focus heavily on natural wines that are easy to drink, harmonising with the body and this is one of our best finds this year. The wine is made by expert Galician winemaker Luis Buitrón, vice-president of the Spanish Federation of Winemakers and president of the Association of Oenologists of Galicia. Highly recommended.


    Free sulphur: <20mg/l

    Grapes Own Yeast: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Dry farmed: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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  46. Tampesta Albarin Blanco D.O Tierra de Leon

    This artisan Tampesta Albarin is from the DO Tierra de Leon in North Western Spain. It's a lovely full flavoured wine with body and good mouth feel, having been aged on the lees. Very fresh and natural on the long finish, made by expert Galician winemaker Luis Buitrón, vice-president of the Spanish Federation of Winemakers and president of the Association of Oenologists of Galicia.


    Free sulphur: <20mg/l

    Grapes Own Yeast: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Dry farmed: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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  47. Anadigna Albarino Sobre Lias D.O Rias Baixas

    Bodegas de Galicia - Gold for 2014 vintage in 2015 and 2016

    Just moved onto the 2017 vintage. A fine, elegant Albarino, full and round in the mouth with beautiful delicate flavours. Please note the free SO2 of 33mg/l was at bottling and will have reduced by now so this is a very healthy low sulphite wine.


    Free sulphur: 33mg/l at bottling

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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  48. Anadigna Albarino D.O Rias Baixas

    Bodegas de Galicia - Gold 2017, 91 Points by the Penin Guide

    A true artisan Albarino from this tiny family winery. Very natural and pure. Delicate and elegant, yet quite full bodied. Highly recommended.


    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £13.99
  49. Sequerciani Vermentino sulphite free wine

    Organically certified by ICEA and Demeter

    A fabulous natural Vermentino with nothing added or taken away. Full, fruit driven with a nutty finish. They only make 600 bottles of this wine!

    Please be aware there will be a little sediment in the bottle as the wine is unfiltered  lovely flavours with good body and a slightly nutty finish. The previous vintage was good and this is even better!

    If you don't appreciate this style of natural wine please do not order this wine, as it is supremely rare and we want it to go to natural wine fans who will appreciate it. Thank you.

    "grapes, sun and earth - that's it"

    Organic: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Sulphite Free

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    £14.99
  50. Sequerciani Aleatico Passito 375ml sulphite free wine

    Organically certified by ICEA and Demeter

    A truly magnificent dessert wine! Aleatico is a grape native to Maremma. Please note this is a half bottle 375ml.

    "grapes, sun and earth - that's it"

    Free sulphur: <5

    Organic: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Sulphite Free

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    £18.95
  51. Sequerciani Pugnitello sulphite free wine

    Organically certified by ICEA and Demeter

    This wine is something special. Big, full flavoured and super smooth. Initial fruit then a more savoury note comes through on the very long finish. This is a very classy wine.

    "grapes, sun and earth - that's it"

    Free sulphur: 0

    Organic: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Sulphite Free

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    £26.95
  52. Sequerciani Foglia Tonda sulphite free wine

    More on order - Sequerciani are bottling the new vintage now so fresh stock should be here by mid July.

    Foglia Tonda is an old Tuscan grape dating back to the 1800s. Similar to Sangiovese, although later ripening, but producing significantly more grapes per plant, hence Sequerciani crop the plants back dramatically in July leaving only the best bunches to ripen.

    Free sulphur: 0

    Organic: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Sulphite Free

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    £20.95
  53. Sequerciani Libello sulphite free wine

    Organically certified by ICEA and Demeter

    A beautiful wine from this amazing tiny natural wine producer! Paolo helped me out on this price-wise which I'm passing on to our customers. This is great wine and should be a lot more expensive!

    Free sulphur: <5

    Organic: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    No wood used: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Sulphite Free

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    £13.99

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