Low Sulphite Wine

Here we are lisitng some genuine artisan wines made properly with minimal use of additives, which don’t fall within our categories of “organic, biodynamic or sulphite free”. They are handmade on a very small scale by small family wineries combining traditional techniques with modern advancements.

Many of them farm organically or biodynamically although don’t believe in having to pay annual fees to be certified as such. They don’t see any reason why they should be charged extra for making wines as they’ve always been made.

These wines are very low in sulphites and any of the other 80+ chemicals commonly found in big brand factory produced wines. Many are fermented with the grapes’ own natural yeast, and many have only a light filtering, some have none at all so all the goodness and natural anti oxidants are left in the wine.

They are a very healthy lifestyle choice, and of course when buying these wines you will also be helping small dedicated winemakers, as without customers they would not be able to continue making these fantastic wines..

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 Buitr√≥n, vice-president of the Spanish Federation of Winemakers and¬†president of the Association of Oenologists of Galicia. This vintage is excellent once again.

Free Sulphur : 19
Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Dry Farmed : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£13.99

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 Buitr√≥n, vice-president of the Spanish Federation of Winemakers and¬†president of the Association of Oenologists of Galicia. This vintage is excellent once again.

Free Sulphur : 19
Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Dry Farmed : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£13.99

Tampesta Neko is a brand new wine made from the Godello grape.

Pale gold with good clarity. Some gentle legs. Full and fresh in the mouth with pear drop flavours, well balanced natural acidity and a long dry finish.

This is a lovely fresh wine, low in sulphites, ideal for summer. If you can let it breathe for ten minutes as being a new young wine it will benefit and soften a little.

Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Dry Farmed : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£13.49

In stock

Tampesta Neko is a brand new wine made from the Godello grape.

Pale gold with good clarity. Some gentle legs. Full and fresh in the mouth with pear drop flavours, well balanced natural acidity and a long dry finish.

This is a lovely fresh wine, low in sulphites, ideal for summer. If you can let it breathe for ten minutes as being a new young wine it will benefit and soften a little.

Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Dry Farmed : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£13.49

In stock

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. This “Julia” has now been rebranded this vintage under Malcaracter’s name where the wine is actually made, and presentation has changed – we don’t have an up to date image as yet. They are basically all working together producing a small selection of superior wines and it made sense for them to have the “Julia” under the Malcaracter brand.

The wine itself is of course the same excellent quality and is delicious and highly recommended. Low in sulphites so a great healthy lifestyle option.

 

Free Sulphur : 25
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£13.00

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. This “Julia” has now been rebranded this vintage under Malcaracter’s name where the wine is actually made, and presentation has changed – we don’t have an up to date image as yet. They are basically all working together producing a small selection of superior wines and it made sense for them to have the “Julia” under the Malcaracter brand.

The wine itself is of course the same excellent quality and is delicious and highly recommended. Low in sulphites so a great healthy lifestyle option.

 

Free Sulphur : 25
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£13.00

This Blanco de Roberto, organic white is a straight Sauvignon Blanc, made in a soft and gentle style.

It’s an excellent, easy drinking wine with balanced natural acidity, fresh flavours¬†and a long crisp finish.

Perfect for summer, great with all kinds of food.

Free Sulphur : 15
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£13.99

This Blanco de Roberto, organic white is a straight Sauvignon Blanc, made in a soft and gentle style.

It’s an excellent, easy drinking wine with balanced natural acidity, fresh flavours¬†and a long crisp finish.

Perfect for summer, great with all kinds of food.

Free Sulphur : 15
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£13.99

This Blanco de Maria, organic white blend is a great find in time for the summer.

Lovely flavours, soft and gentle acidity, pure and clean with low sulphite content.

Highly recommended.

Free Sulphur : 17
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£13.49

This Blanco de Maria, organic white blend is a great find in time for the summer.

Lovely flavours, soft and gentle acidity, pure and clean with low sulphite content.

Highly recommended.

Free Sulphur : 17
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£13.49

Bodegas de Galicia РGold 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.

Just moved onto the 2019.

Free Sulphur : 22
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£13.99

Out of stock

Bodegas de Galicia РGold 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.

Just moved onto the 2019.

Free Sulphur : 22
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£13.99

Out of stock

A new wine in a different style! Just 2600 bottles produced.

It is very floral on the nose. Complex flavours, again quite floral with a very long dry finish with notes of citrus. Full body and good mouthfeel, noticeable oak yet with refeshing acidity.

This is somewhere between a clean oaked chardonnay and a bone dry Alsace Reisling. If you’re¬†after something more mainstream in style stick to Carlos’s fantastic white label Albari√Īo.¬†¬†

 
Free Sulphur : 29
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£18.00

In stock

A new wine in a different style! Just 2600 bottles produced.

It is very floral on the nose. Complex flavours, again quite floral with a very long dry finish with notes of citrus. Full body and good mouthfeel, noticeable oak yet with refeshing acidity.

This is somewhere between a clean oaked chardonnay and a bone dry Alsace Reisling. If you’re¬†after something more mainstream in style stick to Carlos’s fantastic white label Albari√Īo.¬†¬†

 
Free Sulphur : 29
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£18.00

In stock

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

Just moved onto the 2018 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 : 33
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£16.96

Out of stock

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

Just moved onto the 2018 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 : 33
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£16.96

Out of stock

Another delicious Malbec in a natural style. Medium bodied, very smooth and silky. Lovely flavours with vanilla coming through on the long finish.

Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£30.00

Another delicious Malbec in a natural style. Medium bodied, very smooth and silky. Lovely flavours with vanilla coming through on the long finish.

Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£30.00

Fresh stock of the 2021 is arriving first week of December.

Please note Leon has changed this wine and it is now made from all Elgin fruit, and I expect it to be superb as always!

 

Free Sulphur : 21mg/l
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£19.99

Fresh stock of the 2021 is arriving first week of December.

Please note Leon has changed this wine and it is now made from all Elgin fruit, and I expect it to be superb as always!

 

Free Sulphur : 21mg/l
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£19.99

Malcaracter Organic Ribera del Duero

A great artisan Ribera del Duero Tempranillo from vineyards at altitude, hand farmed and handcrafted in tiny quantities. Indigenous yeasts are used and the wine is produced organically using sustainable farming practices. It is aged for six months in barrel.

Lovely cherry flavours, soft and smooth with medium body. Good natural acidity from the altitude bringing all the elements of the wine together in harmony – natural acidity, gentle oak and delicious flavours, all in a very natural style.

 

Free Sulphur : 35
Organic : Yes
Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
No Wood Used : No
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£16.00

Malcaracter Organic Ribera del Duero

A great artisan Ribera del Duero Tempranillo from vineyards at altitude, hand farmed and handcrafted in tiny quantities. Indigenous yeasts are used and the wine is produced organically using sustainable farming practices. It is aged for six months in barrel.

Lovely cherry flavours, soft and smooth with medium body. Good natural acidity from the altitude bringing all the elements of the wine together in harmony – natural acidity, gentle oak and delicious flavours, all in a very natural style.

 

Free Sulphur : 35
Organic : Yes
Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
No Wood Used : No
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£16.00

Malcaracter Ltd

Fantastic organic Ribera del Duero from this tiny artisan winery producing only 20,000 bottles per year across their three wines. This Ltd is their rarest wine, aged for 12 months in barrica.

Free Sulphur : 31
Organic : Yes
Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
No Wood Used : No
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£22.00

Malcaracter Ltd

Fantastic organic Ribera del Duero from this tiny artisan winery producing only 20,000 bottles per year across their three wines. This Ltd is their rarest wine, aged for 12 months in barrica.

Free Sulphur : 31
Organic : Yes
Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
No Wood Used : No
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£22.00

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 : 16
Organic : Yes
Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Dry Farmed : Yes
No Wood Used : No
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£16.00

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 : 16
Organic : Yes
Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Dry Farmed : Yes
No Wood Used : No
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£16.00

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 : 17
Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Dry Farmed : Yes
No Wood Used : No
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£22.99

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 : 17
Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Dry Farmed : Yes
No Wood Used : No
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£22.99

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

Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Dry Farmed : Yes
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£13.49

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

Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Dry Farmed : Yes
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£13.49

This is the¬†“edition limitada” of Tampesta’s superb Golan Prieto Picudo, aged in French oak for 55 months.

No photos available so we have used the original Golan – presentation is similar except this limited edition has a waxed top.

Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Dry Farmed : Yes
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£29.99

This is the¬†“edition limitada” of Tampesta’s superb Golan Prieto Picudo, aged in French oak for 55 months.

No photos available so we have used the original Golan – presentation is similar except this limited edition has a waxed top.

Grapes Own Yeast : Yes
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Dry Farmed : Yes
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£29.99

90 points Decanter World Wine Awards 2017

93 points James Suckling

91 points Tim Atkin

94 points Descorchados

Very deep ruby in colour. Full and round in the mouth, elegant and well structured with a long dry finish.

Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£22.00

90 points Decanter World Wine Awards 2017

93 points James Suckling

91 points Tim Atkin

94 points Descorchados

Very deep ruby in colour. Full and round in the mouth, elegant and well structured with a long dry finish.

Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£22.00

We are on the 2011 vintage then moving on to the 2014. This is a firm favourite with many of our regular customers and a great wine for the money.

Below is the info for the 2014. This is a seriously good wine (despite the presentation!).

Cabernet Sauvignon (54%) Merlot (19%) Shiraz (16%) Pinotage (9%) Petit Verdot (2%) with 18 months in oak.

Sustainable Farming : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£13.99

We are on the 2011 vintage then moving on to the 2014. This is a firm favourite with many of our regular customers and a great wine for the money.

Below is the info for the 2014. This is a seriously good wine (despite the presentation!).

Cabernet Sauvignon (54%) Merlot (19%) Shiraz (16%) Pinotage (9%) Petit Verdot (2%) with 18 months in oak.

Sustainable Farming : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£13.99

Just received a few cases of the 2009

Sustainable Farming : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£24.00

Just received a few cases of the 2009

Sustainable Farming : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£24.00

The Grangehurst 2009 Bordeaux Blend is the flagship wine of the estate. Superb South African “Bordeaux” aged in oak for 35 months. No awards info as yet but usually scores a minimum of Platter 4.5 Stars every year.

Sustainable Farming : Yes
No Wood Used : No
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£36.00

The Grangehurst 2009 Bordeaux Blend is the flagship wine of the estate. Superb South African “Bordeaux” aged in oak for 35 months. No awards info as yet but usually scores a minimum of Platter 4.5 Stars every year.

Sustainable Farming : Yes
No Wood Used : No
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£36.00

Pinotage 89% & Cabernet Sauvignon 11% with 21 months in oak.

This is regarded consistently as one of the finest Pinotages available and has something of a cult following. Jeremy is very proud of this wine and rightly so!

Sustainable Farming : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£21.00

Pinotage 89% & Cabernet Sauvignon 11% with 21 months in oak.

This is regarded consistently as one of the finest Pinotages available and has something of a cult following. Jeremy is very proud of this wine and rightly so!

Sustainable Farming : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£21.00

Cabernet Sauvignon (93%) Merlot (7%) aged in oak for 34 months.

We are on the 2009 which is a fabulous wine

Sustainable Farming : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£24.00

Out of stock

Cabernet Sauvignon (93%) Merlot (7%) aged in oak for 34 months.

We are on the 2009 which is a fabulous wine

Sustainable Farming : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£24.00

Out of stock

International Brussels Competition: Gold Medal
Berliner Wein Trophy: Gold Medal

Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£16.50

In stock

International Brussels Competition: Gold Medal
Berliner Wein Trophy: Gold Medal

Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£16.50

In stock

Joubert Tradauw Redfin Pinot Noir is a top South African Pinot Noir made in a very French style! Ruby in colour. Savoury in style, very “Burgundian” old world. I’ve never before found a South African Pinot Noir made in such a convincing old world style.

Sustainable Farming : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£21.95

Joubert Tradauw Redfin Pinot Noir is a top South African Pinot Noir made in a very French style! Ruby in colour. Savoury in style, very “Burgundian” old world. I’ve never before found a South African Pinot Noir made in such a convincing old world style.

Sustainable Farming : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£21.95

This organic Rosado de Fermin is a fantastic new organic Rose wine for us, just in time for summer.

Elegant, fresh with gentle acidity and lovely flavours. We expect this to be very popular! It’s difficult to find good quality low sulphite Rose wines and this one is a cracker!

Free Sulphur : 22
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£13.49

This organic Rosado de Fermin is a fantastic new organic Rose wine for us, just in time for summer.

Elegant, fresh with gentle acidity and lovely flavours. We expect this to be very popular! It’s difficult to find good quality low sulphite Rose wines and this one is a cracker!

Free Sulphur : 22
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£13.49

A new release for this winery – hence no decent photo available.

Excellent of course.

Tasting notes to follow.

Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£14.95

A new release for this winery – hence no decent photo available.

Excellent of course.

Tasting notes to follow.

Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£14.95

A new release for this winery – hence no decent photo available.

Excellent of course.

Tasting notes to follow.

Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£17.95

In stock

A new release for this winery – hence no decent photo available.

Excellent of course.

Tasting notes to follow.

Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£17.95

In stock

Tim Atkin 96 Points 
95 Points Best Cab Franc from Chile Descorchados 2017 
93 Points Robert Parker 
94 Points James Suckling 

Maquis is uniquely situated at the convergence of two rivers on clay, alluvial soils making it potentially the best site in Chile for Cabernet Frank which inspired them to make this stunning wine.

It’s big and silky with red and black fruits with a light spice, then big vanilla coming through on the long finish.

This is something special.

Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£40.00

Out of stock

Tim Atkin 96 Points 
95 Points Best Cab Franc from Chile Descorchados 2017 
93 Points Robert Parker 
94 Points James Suckling 

Maquis is uniquely situated at the convergence of two rivers on clay, alluvial soils making it potentially the best site in Chile for Cabernet Frank which inspired them to make this stunning wine.

It’s big and silky with red and black fruits with a light spice, then big vanilla coming through on the long finish.

This is something special.

Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£40.00

Out of stock

90 points Tim Atkin 
93 Points Descorchados 

An excellent addition to the Maquis range from this superb Chilean winery. Thier super premium Franco is sensational and this is fantastic too at a more affordable price.

90% Cabernet Franc, 9% Carm√©n√®re &¬†1% Cabernet Sauvignon. I don’t have my tasting notes to hand so going from memory only, this is a delicious wine. Big, opulent and very smooth. It’s a bargain at this price.

 

No Wood Used : No
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£17.99

90 points Tim Atkin 
93 Points Descorchados 

An excellent addition to the Maquis range from this superb Chilean winery. Thier super premium Franco is sensational and this is fantastic too at a more affordable price.

90% Cabernet Franc, 9% Carm√©n√®re &¬†1% Cabernet Sauvignon. I don’t have my tasting notes to hand so going from memory only, this is a delicious wine. Big, opulent and very smooth. It’s a bargain at this price.

 

No Wood Used : No
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£17.99

94 Points Descorchados 
92 Points james Suckling 
92 Points Robert Parker 

Maquis is a superb artisan family winery at the confluence of two rivers at the feet of the Andes. This “Lien” was their only wine for the first five years but they have sinced introduced others. It’s a fantastic blend, made in a natural style.

Typical big Chilean nose. In the mouth it is soft and very smooth, elegant and perhaps more savoury than powerful and punchy.

It’s a great wine as you can see from it’s awards.

Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£25.00

94 Points Descorchados 
92 Points james Suckling 
92 Points Robert Parker 

Maquis is a superb artisan family winery at the confluence of two rivers at the feet of the Andes. This “Lien” was their only wine for the first five years but they have sinced introduced others. It’s a fantastic blend, made in a natural style.

Typical big Chilean nose. In the mouth it is soft and very smooth, elegant and perhaps more savoury than powerful and punchy.

It’s a great wine as you can see from it’s awards.

Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£25.00

James Suckling 94 Points

A top blend from Marcello here. His wines are all natural, and we are delighted to have them back after an absence of a couple of years. This blend (2015 vintage) is produced from handpicked grapes which underwent a micro fermentation with natural yeasts prior to being aged in oak for 20 months.

This is a seriously good wine, more savoury and elegant than fruit driven, with noticeable vanilla on the finish.

Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£36.00

Out of stock

James Suckling 94 Points

A top blend from Marcello here. His wines are all natural, and we are delighted to have them back after an absence of a couple of years. This blend (2015 vintage) is produced from handpicked grapes which underwent a micro fermentation with natural yeasts prior to being aged in oak for 20 months.

This is a seriously good wine, more savoury and elegant than fruit driven, with noticeable vanilla on the finish.

Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£36.00

Out of stock

Marcello Pelleriti is one of Argentina’s finest winemakers, in fact he is the only one to date to have received a 100 point rating from Robert Parker. But he isn’t just an Argentine winemaker, he makes wines in Pomerol too, as the season in France is directly opposite that of Argentina. Sounds like a lot of hard work to me, jetting back and forth every six months!

His vineyards are in the Uco Valley district of Mendoza, one of the very best areas in all Argentina. He works traditionally without pesticides, all grapes hand harvested, then bunch sorted and even sorted by individual grape. The winery works on a gravity feed system, enabling him to make wines naturally with absolute minimal intervention and manipulation.

100% Malbec aged in French oak barriques for 15 months. This Malbec is excellent, elegance and power combined, and is superb value for money. 

Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£19.00

Marcello Pelleriti is one of Argentina’s finest winemakers, in fact he is the only one to date to have received a 100 point rating from Robert Parker. But he isn’t just an Argentine winemaker, he makes wines in Pomerol too, as the season in France is directly opposite that of Argentina. Sounds like a lot of hard work to me, jetting back and forth every six months!

His vineyards are in the Uco Valley district of Mendoza, one of the very best areas in all Argentina. He works traditionally without pesticides, all grapes hand harvested, then bunch sorted and even sorted by individual grape. The winery works on a gravity feed system, enabling him to make wines naturally with absolute minimal intervention and manipulation.

100% Malbec aged in French oak barriques for 15 months. This Malbec is excellent, elegance and power combined, and is superb value for money. 

Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£19.00

Tim Atkin 90 Points

Platter 4.5 Stars 93 Points

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.

Sustainable Farming : Yes
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£19.99

Out of stock

Tim Atkin 90 Points

Platter 4.5 Stars 93 Points

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.

Sustainable Farming : Yes
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£19.99

Out of stock

Platter 4.5 Stars, NWC National Champion – Double Gold, Robert Parker 90+

Every vintage wins best Shiraz in Stellenbosch.

Rainbows End Shiraz has very quickly set the benchmark for quality Shiraz in Stellenbosch and indeed for South Africa. It’s a winning combination of top quality wine at a reasonable price. Many of the best and most famous South African red wines fetch a real premium, so for Anton at Rainbows End being a relative newcomer, he has introduced his wines at affodable prices. Not only has his Shiraz won multiple awards each vintage but so has his Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and his blends. Without doubt Rainbows End is one of the best and best value wineries in Stellenbosch.

Sustainable Farming : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£19.99

Platter 4.5 Stars, NWC National Champion – Double Gold, Robert Parker 90+

Every vintage wins best Shiraz in Stellenbosch.

Rainbows End Shiraz has very quickly set the benchmark for quality Shiraz in Stellenbosch and indeed for South Africa. It’s a winning combination of top quality wine at a reasonable price. Many of the best and most famous South African red wines fetch a real premium, so for Anton at Rainbows End being a relative newcomer, he has introduced his wines at affodable prices. Not only has his Shiraz won multiple awards each vintage but so has his Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and his blends. Without doubt Rainbows End is one of the best and best value wineries in Stellenbosch.

Sustainable Farming : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£19.99

Grangehurst Cabernet Merlot is a great aged Bordeaux blend from Jeremy Walker. Jeremy ages all his wines on site at the winery for many years, and typically only releases them once they’re at least ten years old! He is the only South African I know of making wines like this. The results are excellent. Big powerful wines, super smooth and fully integrated as the blend has had years to settle. Grangehurst wines are quite an experience and highly recommended. This Grangehurst Cabernet Merlot is full bodied and super smooth, drinking beautifully.

We are on the 2007.

Sustainable Farming : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£21.00

Out of stock

Grangehurst Cabernet Merlot is a great aged Bordeaux blend from Jeremy Walker. Jeremy ages all his wines on site at the winery for many years, and typically only releases them once they’re at least ten years old! He is the only South African I know of making wines like this. The results are excellent. Big powerful wines, super smooth and fully integrated as the blend has had years to settle. Grangehurst wines are quite an experience and highly recommended. This Grangehurst Cabernet Merlot is full bodied and super smooth, drinking beautifully.

We are on the 2007.

Sustainable Farming : Yes
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£21.00

Out of stock

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