New Arrivals at Good Wine Online

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  1. Alanera Appassimento Zenato

    93 Points - James Suckling

    A new "Appassimento" wine from Zenato. 

    Big, smooth and delicious as you would expect. This is a neat fit between their Valpolicella and Ripassa.

    Sulphite level: Medium Low

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    £16.00
  2. Calcu Carmenere Reserva Especial

    Descorchados 90 Points

    A lovely wine from an artisan family winery producing wines in a natural style. The winery was built on a gravity feed system and uses pneumatic presses to extract only the best juice. They practice sustainable farming and winemaking. 

    Very deep opaque ruby, red fruit on the nose and big legs sticking to the side of the glass.

    Soft and silky on the palate with red and black fruit flavours, and good palate cleansing acidity on the long finish.

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £14.99
  3. Pacha Carmenere Reserva Vina Marty

    Ruby in colour with a very natural nose (reminiscent of Phillipe Viret's wines). Incidentally the name "Pach" means earth.

    Good fruit with balanced oak, soft and round with earthy notes and a hint of residual sugar on the finish.

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    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £14.99
  4. Corazon Del Indio Blend

    This is superb.

    Deep ruby in colour. Big fruit, bold and punchy nicely tempered by the oak. It's very smooth with gentle acidity.

    Highly recommended.

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    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £18.49
  5. Mariposa Alegre Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva

    A lovely wine in that typical Chilean style. Aged in oak for 8 months.

    The wine is soft with cherry flavours, very smooth with a dry finish.

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £16.99
  6. Goutte D'Argent Sauvignon Blanc

    Descorchados 94 Points

    A unique wine!

    These sauvignon grapes were fermented with Sake yeast - Vina Marty is the only winemaker outside Japan permitted to use it.

    The wine is clear gold in colour with legs and a complex nose. Big concentrated flavours with a very long finish.

    This is a special wine.

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    No wood used: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £16.99
  7. Little Quino Pinot Noir William Fevre

    Descorchados 93 Points

    A fantastic Pinot Noir, reminiscent of good Martinborough Pinot from New Zealand.

    Light ruby in colour, mid weight on the palate. Cherry and plum flavours, smooth with balanced gentle acidity. This is unoaked to retain the freshness and fruit. It is very good indeed!

    Grapes Own Yeast: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Dry farmed: Yes

    No wood used: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £16.49
  8. Little Quino Sauvignon Blanc William Fevre

    Descorchados 93 Points

    This is a great artisan wine produced in the Malleco Valley which is just about as far south as wine country goes in Chile.

    Pale gold in colour with a lychee nose. Reminded me very much of good Awatere Valley Sauvignon. It has big concentrated fruit flavours with gentle natural acidity (rare in sauvignon blanc) and a very long dry finish.

    A great summer wine, also will pair well with food.

    Grapes Own Yeast: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Dry farmed: Yes

    No wood used: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £14.99
  9. Julia Verdejo Sobre Lias

    A fantastic new wine which is a pet project from our favourite Spanish supplier. Cecilia had Rosa Zarza make the wine, and many of you will have enjoyed her reds such as the Incredulo wines and the superb Tinta Rosa and 14 Meses.

    Well here Rosa has made a superb Verdejo from organically grown grapes.

    Delicious flavours, fresh and crisp yet with some body and complexity from 4 months on the lees.

    A fantastic wine for summer and a bargain at this price!



    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £10.99
  10. Le Quai à Raisins Belvedere sulphite free wine

    Brand new wine - tasting notes to follow

    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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    £21.95
  11. Domaine Mayrac Organic Elegante Vermentino

     Another lovely organic wine from Domain Mayrac.

    Pale gold with green highlights. On the palate it has apple and pear flavours - Jane said "pear drops". Good mouthfeel, natural acidity and a long dry finish.

    Delicious for a glass of wine in the sun or pair with buttered seafood.

     

     

     

    Organic: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £11.99
  12. Montgomery Sparkling Rose Welsh Wine 2017 Brut

    Best Wine in Competition - Welsh Wine Awards

    Montgomery Sparkling Rose Welsh Wine 2017 Brut

    Organic: No

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    No wood used: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £29.99
  13. Montgomery Seyval Blanc Sparkling Welsh Wine 2018 Brut

    Organic: No

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    No wood used: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £29.99
  14. Boplaas Block 1932 Hanepoot 500ml

    Platter 4.5 Stars

    Yet another fabulous fortified dessert wine from Boplaas. This is the 2015 vintage of their Hanepoot which was planted in 1932.

    Beautiful wine, intrense flavours and a really long finish.

    (Please note like most dessert wines it is not a 75cl, but 500ml bottle).

    Sulphite level: Medium Low

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    £15.00
  15. Boplaas Gamka Branca

    4 1/2 stars Platter Wine Guide

     Tim Atkins – 91 points

    Given the huge success with their flagship Gamka red, Margaux opted to produce a classic white Cape Blend too.

    It's a blend of Chardonnay, Viognier, Grenache blanc, Verdelho & Chenin Blanc from different regions - Elgin, Stellenbosch, Swartland and Klein Karro, so pretty much the entire Western Cape.

    It was both barrel fermented and barrel matured on the lees for nine months. Bottled unfined and unflitered to retain the goodness.

    Pale gold in colour with wonderful clarity. Full in the mouth with a melange of fruit flavours, delicate balanced acidity and a very long bone dry finish. This is a great wine!

    Only 1400 bottles produced!

     

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £14.99
  16. Cave de Cairanne Organic Metamorphosis AC Cotes Du Rhone Villages

    Gold - Mundus Vini

    International Wine Report - 92 Points

    A fantastic new organic wine from this excellent co-operative. The renowned Rhone trio of grape varieties "GSM" (Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre).

    This wine is superb for the money.

     

    Organic: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £11.99
  17. Tampesta Roble D.O Tierra de Leon

    One of our best selling Spanish reds. Soft, smooth, natural and very easy drinking.

     

    Free sulphur: <20mg/l

    Grapes Own Yeast: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Dry farmed: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £11.99
  18. Asterisco Pago de Cubas D.O. Toro

    Excellent artisan wine. Handpicked grapes of course, the wine is aged in French oak for 6-8 months.

    Bottled unfiltered to retain all the natural goodness, so there will be some sediment.

    This is excellent value.

     

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £11.99
  19. Incredulo Family Seleccion D.O. Toro

    This Family Seleccion is only produced in exceptional years. So here we have the 2014.

    The grapes are handpicked into small trays, then handsorted at the winery before being fermented in 500 litre oak barrels. The juice is then transferred to 225 litr litre French oak to undergo malolactic fermentation, then it is further aged in barrel for 20 months.

    As artisan a wine as you can get!

     

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £24.95
  20. Atamisque Petit Verdot

    Atamisque Petit Verdot is a single varietal to rival their superb Assemblage blend.

    Hand harvested and sorted grapes of course, the wine is made on their gravity flow system with as minimal intervention as possible. Aged in new French oak for 18 months.

    Typically big and powerful, very natural in style. Big black fruit, velvet smooth. This is very good wine.

    Highly recommended.

    No wood used: No

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £29.99
  21. Angulo Innocenti Cabernet Franc

    Angulo Innocenti make some excellent wines and have just released this Cabernet Franc (2016 vintage). Aged in second use French oak for a year then a further year in bottle prior to release.

    It is superb, velvet smooth, juicy fruit flavours with palate cleansing acidity, all in harmony.

    Sulphite level: Medium Low

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    £19.99
  22. Jean Daneel Signature Red

    Jean Daneel Signature Red 2015 is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz aged in French barriques for 28 months.

    It is fabulous. Delicious red fruit flavours with good natural acidity, very long finish and absolutely velvet smooth.

    This is something special. "South Africa in a glass".

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    No wood used: No

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £27.00
  23. Jean Daneel Directors Red

    Jean Daneel Directors Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc & Merlot matured in 500 litre oak barrels thhen matured in small first use barriques for 24 months.

    Fantastic wine. More emphasis on a classic Bordeaux style than his Signature red, with noticeable mentholflavours and a more savoury style.

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    No wood used: No

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £34.99
  24. Jean Daneel Signature Chenin

    Jean Daneel is one of South Africa's finest winemakers, known as "the father of Chenin".

    The grapes were sourced from assorted old vineyards (35 years plus) in Malmesbury, Perdeberg, Stellenbosch and Darling, all dry farmed unirrigated. Barrel fermented and matured for 12 months with 20% new oak.

     

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    No wood used: No

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £23.99
  25. Laverstoke Park Biodynamic English Sparkling Wine 2015 Brut

    Independent English Wine Awards - Silver Medal

    A new biodynamic sparkling wine for us, from England!

    This Laverstoke Farm 2015 Brut was made in the traditional Champagne method, with extensive lees ageing for four years. It is also made from the traditional Champagne grapes of course, in this case dominated by Pinot Noir which is how I personally prefer my vintage Champagnes.

    It is excellent, easily as good as any vintage Champagne at this price point, Really fine mousse, big biscuity flavours, toasty with a long finish.

    It's also very natural being biodymically certified by Demeter, with the benefit of organic and biodynamic farming. As it's a sparkling wine the naturally produced CO2 acts an antioxidant so it is very low sulphite too.

    I strongly urge you to give ait a try and support our domestic wine industry!

    Organic: Yes

    Grapes Own Yeast: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    No wood used: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £40.00
  26. Santa Margherita Lugana DOP

     

    Santa Margherita Lugana is a brand new wine and it is superb!

    Pale gold in colour with good body and mouthfeel. Big fruit flavours, yet elegant and superbly balanced with a really long finish.

    I highly recommend this wine, it really is as good as it looks!

    Beautiful to drink on it's own or will pair with almost any food (particularly seafood cooked in butter).

    Sulphite level: Medium Low

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    £17.50
  27. The Fledge & Co Elgin Reisling

    A very exciting brand new wine from Leon (Apologies for the poor image from my phone!).

    On opening you get the familiar Reisling nose. Lovely flavours, good strong fruit yet finishing deceptively dry. We paired it with a curry and it was superb.

    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: 38mg/l

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Medium Low

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    £13.00
  28. The Fledge & Co Elgin Viognier

    A very exciting brand new wine from Leon (Apologies for the poor image from my phone!).

    Pale gold in colour with an aromatic nose. Lovely flavours, delicate and elegant with good mouthfeel and a really long finish. Be careful not to overchill. This is a great summer wine. 

    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: 37mg/l

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Medium Low

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    £13.00
  29. The Fledge & Co Elgin Pinot Noir

     

     Leon's top Pinot Noir - this is a special wine!

     

    Free sulphur: 27mg/l

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £19.99
  30. The Fledge & Co Tinto

    An exciting new red made from two traditional Portuguese varieties with a drop of Shiraz.

     

    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: 39mg/l

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Medium Low

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    £13.99
  31. Domaine Mayrac Organic Savoir Etre Rouge

    A new wine recently released. Tasting notes to follow but I expect it to be very good.

    Awarded Silver at both Milesime Bio 2019 and IWSC 2019

     

     

     

     

    Organic: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £13.49
  32. Cave de Cairanne Cotes du Rhone Rose Sans Sulfite

    Brand new wine.

    Fantastic! We were very pleased with this.

    Great colour (looks much darker in the image). Full strawberry flavours, soft and round. A bit "fatter" than their other rose wines (due to no added sulphur) which makes it a great accompaniment to spicy foods. But it's equally lovely to enjoy on it's own.

    This is filling the gap until we can get more Mayrac Esprit Nature (which is en route) or more D'Anglas, and it is just as good as either of those!

    Sulphite level: Sulphite Free

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    £10.99
  33. Cave de Cairanne L'Insouciante Organic Rose Cotes du Rhone

    Silver - Milesime Bio 2020

    A delicious easy drinking organic rose. Soft and smooth with strawberry flavours and a dry finish.

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £10.99
  34. Frey Organic Malbec sulphite free wine


    Soft and smooth with flavours of plum. Medium bodied with palate cleansing acidity on the finish.

    Very easy to drink but be aware this is not the big punchy Argentine style, it's more delicate and refined. 

    Free sulphur: 0

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Sulphite Free

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    £16.99
  35. Frey Organic Pinot Noir sulphite free wine

    Frey's notes state:

    A light and crisp Pinot Noir that shines as a cocktail wine or paired with spicy cuisine and fresh seafood. Aromas of plum and flavors of berry and spice are followed by a smooth floral finish.
     
    Total sulfite, naturally occurring: TTB analysis, 0ppm.


    "Very Good," 2020 Wine Enthusiast Magazine
    Bronze: 2019 Dan Berger's International Wine Competition
    Bronze & “Recommended:” 2019 Tastings.com World Wine Championships

    Free sulphur: 0

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Sulphite Free

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    £19.00
  36. Passo del Sud Appassimento

    Luca Maroni  95 Points

    Passo del Sud is a new wine for us made in the Appassimento method of pre drying the grapes in the sun to concentrate flavour, alcohol and power.

    This wine is the collaboration of two friends (Benedetto & mario) using local indigenous grapes with a little Merlot.

    It is very good indeed. Made on a slightly larger scale than our boutique wines but still much smaller than mass produced wines. We have given it a medium rating for sulphites just to be over cautious, so please avoid it if you have a sulphite intolerance. For everybody else though this is an excellent choice if you want a powerful wine at the right money.

    Big, powerful yet velvet smooth. Excellent wine!

    Sulphite level: Medium

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    £11.99
  37. Cave de Cairanne Organic L'Insouciante AC Cotes Du Rhone

     A very pleasant warming red. At first it's a little tight with earthy aromas. Give it a bit of time to open up and it becomes very moreish in a natural style.

     

    Free sulphur: 15

    Organic: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £11.99
  38. Fe Organic Bodega Vagal D.O.P Valtiendas

    This is the third red from Bodega Vagal, first vintage just released. Biodynamically farmed and organically certified.

    It's a fantastic wine produced at altitude (940 metres) so plenty of fresh acidity. It spent four months in oak.

    Tasting notes to follow.

    Free sulphur: 27

    Organic: Yes

    Grapes Own Yeast: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Dry farmed: Yes

    No wood used: No

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £13.99
  39. Rosa Zarza Selleccion 14 Meses D.O. Toro

    This is the top wine from Rosa Maria Zarza, from her family vineyard with an average age of 50 years.

    Selected plots of Tempranillo were hand harvested, fermented and subsequently aged in oak for 14 months.

    This is a beauty!

    Tasting notes to follow.

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    No wood used: No

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £14.99
  40. Malcaracter Roble D.O. Ribera del Duero

    This Malcaracter Roble is also a natural wine, farmed organically. The Tempranillo grapes are hand harvested and fermented with their own yeast. The wine is aged in French and American oak for six months then bottled unfiltered. Good fruit with a little spice, well balanced with a nice palate weight, ideal with cheeses or similar fayre. Excellent value.

     

    Grapes Own Yeast: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Dry farmed: Yes

    No wood used: No

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £13.00
  41. 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
  42. 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!

    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
  43. 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
  44. 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. 

    Delicious! Deep ruby opaque. Black fruit initially with some lighter red fruit toward the finish and integrated 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
  45. 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
  46. 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".

    Sorry - sold out.

    Santa Margherita have themselves sold out so it'll be late Spring before we can get any more.

    Sulphite level: Medium Low

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    £17.50
  47. 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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    £15.95
  48. 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: Medium Low

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    £15.95
  49. 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.

    Free sulphur: 34mg/l

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Dry farmed: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Low

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  50. 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
  51. Cave de Cairanne Le Chene Givre Rose Cotes du Rhone Villages

    Brand new wine. 

    This rose is fantastic. Pale salmon in colour. Delicious red fruit flavours with a very long dry finish. Low sulphite as well. We don't have the official figures yet but Jane was able to drink it without triggering her sulphite allergy.

    It looks great too (this image doesn't do it justice). Amazing value at this price.

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £10.99
  52. Cave de Cairanne L'Insouciante Organic Cotes du Rhone Blanc
    Brand new wine to join the very popular Insouciante organic red (and the new rose too)

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £10.99
  53. Cave de Cairanne Organic Elegante Cairanne

     

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

     

    Free sulphur: 14

    Organic: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £12.49
  54. Cave de Cairanne Pas de la Baume Rouge

    Gold - Orange Wine Awards

    The Pas de la Baume range from Cave de Cairanne are great wines for everyday drinking. Well made, well priced and low in sulphites too, so no hangover or muzzy head. This soft and fruity red blend won Gold at the Orange Wine Awards., and the previous vintage won Gold in Paris.

    I'm impressed by this one as it is great value for money. Big black fruit with some oak and a little pepper. More traditional Rhone style at an affordable price.

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £9.79
  55. Cave de Cairanne La Reserve Cairanne Blanc

    This is a fantastic wine for the money. Full flavour with good body, well ballanced natural aciidity and a long crisp finish.

    The 2017 won

    Decanter Trophy Best in Show, 97 Points

    Sulphite level: Low

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    £11.99
  56. 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
  57. Cave de Cairanne Organic 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
  58. 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
  59. Cave de Cairanne Les Voconces

    Gold - Mundus Vini, Gold at Orange

    This AC Cairanne is a blend of traditional Rhone varieties all fermented together, then aged in concrete for 18 months to preserve the fruit while maturing the wine so it's ready for immediate consumption (but will keep for years if required).

    Concentrated fruit flavours, medium bodied and very smooth. This is a great wine for anybody looking for depth of flavour without any wood ageing. 

     

    Free sulphur: 16mg/l

    Gluten free: Yes

    No wood used: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £13.00
  60. Cuvee Joana Organic Bodega Vagal D.O.P Valtiendas

    Bodega Vagal is a tiny artisan winery practising biodynamic methods (pending certification) roughly midway between Madrid and Logrono at altitude. They only make three wines and this Cuvee Joana is excellent. In fact I'd go further and say definitely try a bottle as it is something special. Beautifully made with power, grace and purity.

    Free sulphur: 18

    Grapes Own Yeast: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Dry farmed: Yes

    No wood used: No

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £16.50

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