Sensational Wines

These are ideal gifts of course! Exclusive high quality wines make a great present. Many of these wines are exclusive to us in the UK

We have a lot of exceptional wines as we cherry pick the very best wines we discover, and the whole ethos of our business is about quality first.

We have far too many to list on one page though so please read through the various countries in the menu on the left of this page to find wines to suit your tastes. And please be open minded to new countries and regions, and new grape varieties as well, as there is a great deal to discover.

We now specialise in wines from Argentina and South Africa as they are producing truly world class wines, at very reasonable prices compared to old world equivalents. Cheap factory produced wines from both these countries have damaged their respective reputations in the UK, but taste their best hand made wines and you’ll be amazed at the quality….and quickly converted.

We’ve got some very good wines from Italy too, from some of the country’s top producers like Zenato, La Scolca, Santa Margherita and St Michael Eppan. We also have a small selection of excellent boutique wines from various regions in Spain.

We’ve put together an initial selection for you below, but there are many more on our site. So please read through the site at your leisure to discover some of the best wines available anywhere in the UK.

Amarone Sergio Zenato Riserva

Sergio Zenato’s personal Riserva Amarone is something special. We’ve been stocking it for years and enjoyed many great vintages. It is the one wine we turn to when we decide to treat ourselves to a special wine. Sergio Zenato sadly passed away a few years back, so this wine is now made by his son Alberto. It is still extremely limited of course and made to honour the great Sergio Zenato who is one of the all time great exponents of Amarone.

Regrettably we’ve had to pass on significant supplier increases as Italy is struggling with excessive energy prices affecting both production and transport.

Free Sulphur :
Sulphite Level : Medium Low
Johns Rating :

£100.00

Amarone Sergio Zenato Riserva

Sergio Zenato’s personal Riserva Amarone is something special. We’ve been stocking it for years and enjoyed many great vintages. It is the one wine we turn to when we decide to treat ourselves to a special wine. Sergio Zenato sadly passed away a few years back, so this wine is now made by his son Alberto. It is still extremely limited of course and made to honour the great Sergio Zenato who is one of the all time great exponents of Amarone.

Regrettably we’ve had to pass on significant supplier increases as Italy is struggling with excessive energy prices affecting both production and transport.

Free Sulphur :
Sulphite Level : Medium Low
Johns Rating :

£100.00

Amarone Zenato

Amarone Classico Della Valpolicella Zenato to give it it’s full name is one of the finest Amarones on the market and Zenato are one of the top Amarone producers. They are members of the elite Amarone producers consortium of course. This Amarone is made by Alberto Zenato who took over the winemaking from his father, the great Sergio Zenato, who sadly passed away a few years back.

In my opinion one of the best and most consistent Amarones on the market. Certainly my favourite out of all the big name Amarones out there. I’ve been drinking this wine for as long as I can remember and have never had a disappointing vintage. Consistently excellent every year!

Regrettably we’ve had to pass on significant supplier increases as Italy is struggling with excessive energy prices affecting both production and transport.

 

Free Sulphur :
Sulphite Level : Medium Low
Johns Rating :

£49.99

Amarone Zenato

Amarone Classico Della Valpolicella Zenato to give it it’s full name is one of the finest Amarones on the market and Zenato are one of the top Amarone producers. They are members of the elite Amarone producers consortium of course. This Amarone is made by Alberto Zenato who took over the winemaking from his father, the great Sergio Zenato, who sadly passed away a few years back.

In my opinion one of the best and most consistent Amarones on the market. Certainly my favourite out of all the big name Amarones out there. I’ve been drinking this wine for as long as I can remember and have never had a disappointing vintage. Consistently excellent every year!

Regrettably we’ve had to pass on significant supplier increases as Italy is struggling with excessive energy prices affecting both production and transport.

 

Free Sulphur :
Sulphite Level : Medium Low
Johns Rating :

£49.99

Arid Malbec – Cabernet Sauvignon

Premium artisan no added sulphur Cabernet Malbec blend from Stellenbosch South Africa

This wine is another cracker and right up there with the very best of our sulphite free reds.

Deep ruby with a powerful natural earthy nose. Big, juicy and powerful with concentrated dark fruit flavours and a very long finish.

Full and round in the mouth, velvet smooth.

This wine is something special. Very impressive presentation too in a heavyweight embossed bottle sealed with wax.

Free Sulphur : 5mg/l
Sustainable Farming : Yes
No Wood Used : No
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Sulphite Free
Johns Rating :

£25.00

Arid Malbec – Cabernet Sauvignon

Premium artisan no added sulphur Cabernet Malbec blend from Stellenbosch South Africa

This wine is another cracker and right up there with the very best of our sulphite free reds.

Deep ruby with a powerful natural earthy nose. Big, juicy and powerful with concentrated dark fruit flavours and a very long finish.

Full and round in the mouth, velvet smooth.

This wine is something special. Very impressive presentation too in a heavyweight embossed bottle sealed with wax.

Free Sulphur : 5mg/l
Sustainable Farming : Yes
No Wood Used : No
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Sulphite Free
Johns Rating :

£25.00

La Cayetana Syrah

La Cayetana is the project of Emilia Soler, wife of Eduardo Soler of Ver Sacrum. She makes these amazing wines in her converted garage!

This Syrah is something special!

Reminded me very much of Boekenhoutskloof Syrah which is now (well) over £40 per bottle. Very deep ruby in colour with big legs and a spicey nose. Big fruit flavours with high natural acidity giving a nice balanced weight on the palate. Super smooth with fruit, pepper and oak all in harmony.

This is a fantastic wine in a classical elegant style.

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

£27.00

La Cayetana Syrah

La Cayetana is the project of Emilia Soler, wife of Eduardo Soler of Ver Sacrum. She makes these amazing wines in her converted garage!

This Syrah is something special!

Reminded me very much of Boekenhoutskloof Syrah which is now (well) over £40 per bottle. Very deep ruby in colour with big legs and a spicey nose. Big fruit flavours with high natural acidity giving a nice balanced weight on the palate. Super smooth with fruit, pepper and oak all in harmony.

This is a fantastic wine in a classical elegant style.

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

£27.00

Ver Sacrum Gloria Garnacha S

Ver Sacrum is a very exciting newcomer. It’s basically Eduardo’s garage and a rented warehouse. A small group of Vignerons returning the original Spanish grapes to Argentina, and making the wines as naturally as possible.

This Garnacha S is fantastic. Partial carbonic maceration to avoid extracting too much tannin. Then fermented in both used 500ltr Fremch oak barrels and clay amphorae (with no skin contact, again minimising tannin extraction).

Then aged in both small oak casks and clay amphorae for 18 months, bottled and aged for a further 20 months prior to release.

Red fruit flavours with natural acidity giving it a lift (much in the style of good GSM or Chateauneuf), super smooth with a very long finish. Eduardo has achieved a great balance without the wine being “heavy”, keeping it in an elegant and classical style.

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

£29.95

Ver Sacrum Gloria Garnacha S

Ver Sacrum is a very exciting newcomer. It’s basically Eduardo’s garage and a rented warehouse. A small group of Vignerons returning the original Spanish grapes to Argentina, and making the wines as naturally as possible.

This Garnacha S is fantastic. Partial carbonic maceration to avoid extracting too much tannin. Then fermented in both used 500ltr Fremch oak barrels and clay amphorae (with no skin contact, again minimising tannin extraction).

Then aged in both small oak casks and clay amphorae for 18 months, bottled and aged for a further 20 months prior to release.

Red fruit flavours with natural acidity giving it a lift (much in the style of good GSM or Chateauneuf), super smooth with a very long finish. Eduardo has achieved a great balance without the wine being “heavy”, keeping it in an elegant and classical style.

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

£29.95

Ver Sacrum Dona Mencia

Ver Sacrum is a very exciting newcomer. It’s basically Eduardo’s garage and a rented warehouse. A small group of Vignerons returning the original Spanish grapes to Argentina, and making the wines as naturally as possible.

This Dona Mencia is very much in the style of top Pinot Noir, reminding me both of¬†top Burgundy and top Elgin cool climate Pinot from South Africa. It’s a beautiful ruby colour, black and red¬†fruit flavours initially, super smooth with some oak coming in on the very long finish. This is a class bottle of wine.

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

£29.95

Out of stock

Ver Sacrum Dona Mencia

Ver Sacrum is a very exciting newcomer. It’s basically Eduardo’s garage and a rented warehouse. A small group of Vignerons returning the original Spanish grapes to Argentina, and making the wines as naturally as possible.

This Dona Mencia is very much in the style of top Pinot Noir, reminding me both of¬†top Burgundy and top Elgin cool climate Pinot from South Africa. It’s a beautiful ruby colour, black and red¬†fruit flavours initially, super smooth with some oak coming in on the very long finish. This is a class bottle of wine.

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

£29.95

Out of stock

Lupa Malbec

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

Lupa Malbec

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

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.

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

£29.99

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.

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

£29.99

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
Johns Rating :

£22.99

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
Johns Rating :

£22.99

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
Johns Rating :

£22.99

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
Johns Rating :

£22.99

Boplaas Gamka

4 1/2 stars Platter Wine Guide

Michaelangelo Double Gold

National NWC Double Gold

Double Gold @ SA Top 100 Wines

James Suckling ‚Äď 90 points

Tim Atkins ‚Äď 91 points

Only 7000 bottles produced.

Lovely wine. Still young of course, with racy acidity and firm tannins. This wine will certainly reward some cellaring but can be enjoyed now if you give it time to breathe and open up. I recommend decanting, ideally for a couple of hours or more to get the best out of it as it really opens up to become super smooth with flavours of plum and damson. I would partner this with barbequed meats or a roast.

Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£27.50

Boplaas Gamka

4 1/2 stars Platter Wine Guide

Michaelangelo Double Gold

National NWC Double Gold

Double Gold @ SA Top 100 Wines

James Suckling ‚Äď 90 points

Tim Atkins ‚Äď 91 points

Only 7000 bottles produced.

Lovely wine. Still young of course, with racy acidity and firm tannins. This wine will certainly reward some cellaring but can be enjoyed now if you give it time to breathe and open up. I recommend decanting, ideally for a couple of hours or more to get the best out of it as it really opens up to become super smooth with flavours of plum and damson. I would partner this with barbequed meats or a roast.

Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£27.50

Gavi dei Gavi La Scolca Gigi Black Label Gold Anniversary Ltd Edition

Sommelier Wine Awards – Gold, James Suckling 90 Points, CWSA – Gold

This is the extremely limited Gold 100 year anniversary edition bottle of the 2020 vintage. A very rare opportunity.

Sulphite Level : Medium Low
Johns Rating :

£40.00

Gavi dei Gavi La Scolca Gigi Black Label Gold Anniversary Ltd Edition

Sommelier Wine Awards – Gold, James Suckling 90 Points, CWSA – Gold

This is the extremely limited Gold 100 year anniversary edition bottle of the 2020 vintage. A very rare opportunity.

Sulphite Level : Medium Low
Johns Rating :

£40.00

Atamisque Assemblage

Atamisque Assemblage is a superb Bordeaux blend from Tupungato in the Uco Valley in Mendoza. This is the flagship wine of Bodega Atamisque and consists of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot

The winery was designed on a gravity system to avoid the use of pumps. The grapes from the low yielding vines were hand harvested into small boxes to avoid damage then underwent a rigorous selection at the winery. The wine was subsequently aged for 14 months in new French oak. It’s a full flavoured wine with power and elegance combined, very smooth with a very long finish.

Highly recommended.

Free Sulphur :
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£29.99

Out of stock

Atamisque Assemblage

Atamisque Assemblage is a superb Bordeaux blend from Tupungato in the Uco Valley in Mendoza. This is the flagship wine of Bodega Atamisque and consists of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot

The winery was designed on a gravity system to avoid the use of pumps. The grapes from the low yielding vines were hand harvested into small boxes to avoid damage then underwent a rigorous selection at the winery. The wine was subsequently aged for 14 months in new French oak. It’s a full flavoured wine with power and elegance combined, very smooth with a very long finish.

Highly recommended.

Free Sulphur :
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£29.99

Out of stock

Benegas Lynch Malbec

Benegas Lynch Malbec is the flagship Malbec from Federico, from some of the oldest vineyards in Argentina at Finca La Encerrada in Gualtallary, Uco Valley. Aged for 18 months in French oak then just one year in bottle before release.

Ruby with purple hints. This is a big wine with huge fruit flavours and some chocolate coming through, all presented in a very impressive heavyweight bottle. This is a blockbuster which will keep and improve for many years but is already drinking really well now.

Free Sulphur :
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£50.00

Benegas Lynch Malbec

Benegas Lynch Malbec is the flagship Malbec from Federico, from some of the oldest vineyards in Argentina at Finca La Encerrada in Gualtallary, Uco Valley. Aged for 18 months in French oak then just one year in bottle before release.

Ruby with purple hints. This is a big wine with huge fruit flavours and some chocolate coming through, all presented in a very impressive heavyweight bottle. This is a blockbuster which will keep and improve for many years but is already drinking really well now.

Free Sulphur :
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£50.00

Benegas Lynch Meritage

Benegas Lynch Meritage is quite simply one of Argentina’s finest wines. A top Bordeaux blend to rival the very best from France. The first release to reach the UK was the 2004 and on first tasting I immediately bought the lot. I had never tasted anything so good from Argentina. It had great reviews from many critics being likened to a first growth Bordeaux. We have stocked all the successive vintages. The trend in Argentina now is to make their wines more European in style, a little leaner and tighter than previously which I can understand for some of the fruit bomb Malbecs, but it isn’t needed here – this is Argentine Bordeaux already!

Sorry – we only have one bottle left and we are not able to get any more this side of Christmas.

Free Sulphur :
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£50.00

Out of stock

Benegas Lynch Meritage

Benegas Lynch Meritage is quite simply one of Argentina’s finest wines. A top Bordeaux blend to rival the very best from France. The first release to reach the UK was the 2004 and on first tasting I immediately bought the lot. I had never tasted anything so good from Argentina. It had great reviews from many critics being likened to a first growth Bordeaux. We have stocked all the successive vintages. The trend in Argentina now is to make their wines more European in style, a little leaner and tighter than previously which I can understand for some of the fruit bomb Malbecs, but it isn’t needed here – this is Argentine Bordeaux already!

Sorry – we only have one bottle left and we are not able to get any more this side of Christmas.

Free Sulphur :
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£50.00

Out of stock

Franciacorta Ca del Bosco Prestige Cuvee Brut DOCG

Gambero Rosso – Due Bicchieri

Please note this is genuine UK tax paid stock unlike some other internet retailers!

Ca del Bosco Franciacorta Prestige Cuvee Brut is a spectacular sparkling wine, one of Italy’s best, and in my opinion far better than many Champagnes double the price!

Limited quantity available – be quick

Sulphite Level : Medium Low
Johns Rating :

£34.99

Out of stock

Franciacorta Ca del Bosco Prestige Cuvee Brut DOCG

Gambero Rosso – Due Bicchieri

Please note this is genuine UK tax paid stock unlike some other internet retailers!

Ca del Bosco Franciacorta Prestige Cuvee Brut is a spectacular sparkling wine, one of Italy’s best, and in my opinion far better than many Champagnes double the price!

Limited quantity available – be quick

Sulphite Level : Medium Low
Johns Rating :

£34.99

Out of stock

Bodegas El Porvenir – Laborum Malbec

World Malbec Masters 2021 РGold Medal  

El Porvenir Laborum Malbec is in my opinion one of Argentina’s very best Malbecs with many awards to it’s name.¬†Pure fruit expression with superb balance and length. The natural sugar level of these grapes from the highest quality winery in the world gives this wine incredible sweet fruit on entry. This is tempered by the oak (14 months in new both French and American). It’s super smooth, very well balanced with some vanilla coming through on the finish. If you want to see what all the fuss being made about Malbec is all about, this is the wine to go for!

 

Free Sulphur :
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£24.95

Bodegas El Porvenir – Laborum Malbec

World Malbec Masters 2021 РGold Medal  

El Porvenir Laborum Malbec is in my opinion one of Argentina’s very best Malbecs with many awards to it’s name.¬†Pure fruit expression with superb balance and length. The natural sugar level of these grapes from the highest quality winery in the world gives this wine incredible sweet fruit on entry. This is tempered by the oak (14 months in new both French and American). It’s super smooth, very well balanced with some vanilla coming through on the finish. If you want to see what all the fuss being made about Malbec is all about, this is the wine to go for!

 

Free Sulphur :
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£24.95

Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve 2019

We have new stock of Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2019 arriving first week of December

Below are the awards for the last vintage we had (2016), waiting on info for the 2019

Best Port @ NWC Top 100 (2018)

SA Top 100 Wines

Tim Atkin 94 Points

James Suckling ‚Äď 92 points

SA Champion “Port” Trophy @ SA Young Wine Show

Truly world class “vintage port” from South Africa.

Sulphite Level : Medium Low
Johns Rating :

£36.00

Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve 2019

We have new stock of Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2019 arriving first week of December

Below are the awards for the last vintage we had (2016), waiting on info for the 2019

Best Port @ NWC Top 100 (2018)

SA Top 100 Wines

Tim Atkin 94 Points

James Suckling ‚Äď 92 points

SA Champion “Port” Trophy @ SA Young Wine Show

Truly world class “vintage port” from South Africa.

Sulphite Level : Medium Low
Johns Rating :

£36.00

Boplaas Gamka Branca 2020

We have a very limited quantity of the 2020 vintage due in first week of December.

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
Johns Rating :

£19.99

Boplaas Gamka Branca 2020

We have a very limited quantity of the 2020 vintage due in first week of December.

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
Johns Rating :

£19.99

Santa Margherita “52” Prosecco Superiore DOCG Valdobbiadene Extra Dry

Santa Margherita 52 Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. is the top Prosecco from this excellent winery, from the premier region of Valdobbiadene. Whilst called ” Extra Dry” it is fruity and almost sweet on the palate with a bone dry finish. It is delicious!

Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£16.99

Out of stock

Santa Margherita “52” Prosecco Superiore DOCG Valdobbiadene Extra Dry

Santa Margherita 52 Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. is the top Prosecco from this excellent winery, from the premier region of Valdobbiadene. Whilst called ” Extra Dry” it is fruity and almost sweet on the palate with a bone dry finish. It is delicious!

Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£16.99

Out of stock

Gavi dei Gavi La Scolca Gigi Black Label DOCG

La Scolca Black Label Gavi (also known as “Gigi”) is regarded as the ultimate Gavi – excepting La Scolca’s exclusive extremely limited D’Antan which is Black Label Gavi aged in tanks on the lees for a straight ten years! That is extremely limited and expensive of course but this black label is more affordable and easier to get stock of.

La Scolca Black Label Gavi is highly sought after. Although pale in colour, this is deceptive as it’s a big, rich wine packed with flavour and a real weight on the palate. It has a very very long finish.

Currently on the 2021 vintage.

Sulphite Level : Medium Low
Johns Rating :

£33.00

Gavi dei Gavi La Scolca Gigi Black Label DOCG

La Scolca Black Label Gavi (also known as “Gigi”) is regarded as the ultimate Gavi – excepting La Scolca’s exclusive extremely limited D’Antan which is Black Label Gavi aged in tanks on the lees for a straight ten years! That is extremely limited and expensive of course but this black label is more affordable and easier to get stock of.

La Scolca Black Label Gavi is highly sought after. Although pale in colour, this is deceptive as it’s a big, rich wine packed with flavour and a real weight on the palate. It has a very very long finish.

Currently on the 2021 vintage.

Sulphite Level : Medium Low
Johns Rating :

£33.00

Bodegas El Porvenir – PORVENIR

Just moved onto the 2015 which is a blend of Malbec, Bonarda & Tannat

Only 8500 bottles produced. I’m a huge fan of El Porvenir – they’re Laborum wines are stunning, and this is even better. It’s a big, powerful wine but also structured and refined. El Porvenir is the highest quality winery in the world, and that altitude lends certain characteristics to the wines which make them some of the very best in Argentina. The altitude produces wines with sweet tannins and good body with plenty of acidity which is essential for making top quality balanced wines. The soil also contains greater mineral and salt content which influences the wine’s flavour. It’s a superb wine, with big fruit flavours, sweet tannins, backbone and structure. It’s full in the mouth and wonderfully smooth with great overall balance. Fantastic wine!

Free Sulphur :
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£29.99

Bodegas El Porvenir – PORVENIR

Just moved onto the 2015 which is a blend of Malbec, Bonarda & Tannat

Only 8500 bottles produced. I’m a huge fan of El Porvenir – they’re Laborum wines are stunning, and this is even better. It’s a big, powerful wine but also structured and refined. El Porvenir is the highest quality winery in the world, and that altitude lends certain characteristics to the wines which make them some of the very best in Argentina. The altitude produces wines with sweet tannins and good body with plenty of acidity which is essential for making top quality balanced wines. The soil also contains greater mineral and salt content which influences the wine’s flavour. It’s a superb wine, with big fruit flavours, sweet tannins, backbone and structure. It’s full in the mouth and wonderfully smooth with great overall balance. Fantastic wine!

Free Sulphur :
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£29.99

The Grangehurst

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

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

Grangehurst Pinotage

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

Grangehurst Pinotage

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

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
Johns Rating :

£23.99

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
Johns Rating :

£23.99

Joubert Tradauw Redfin Pinot Noir

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

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

Maquis Franco 2013

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

Maquis Franco 2013

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

Matervini Blend

Matervini is a superb recent tiny venture of two good friends, making just 40,000 bottles in total per year.

Very deep purple colour with ruby highlights. Big bold flavours tempered with racey natural acidity from the altitude. Smooth and well balanced with a long finish.

This wine is very, very good!

 

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

£43.00

Matervini Blend

Matervini is a superb recent tiny venture of two good friends, making just 40,000 bottles in total per year.

Very deep purple colour with ruby highlights. Big bold flavours tempered with racey natural acidity from the altitude. Smooth and well balanced with a long finish.

This wine is very, very good!

 

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

£43.00

Matervini Malbec

Matervini is a superb recent tiny venture of two good friends, making just 40,000 bottles in total per year.

This wine blew me away.

Very deep purple in colour (bottled unfiltered) with a perfumed nose. Lovely mouthfeel with beautiful fruit flavours in perfect harmony with the balanced acidity and gentle oak.

Something special!

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

£49.99

Out of stock

Matervini Malbec

Matervini is a superb recent tiny venture of two good friends, making just 40,000 bottles in total per year.

This wine blew me away.

Very deep purple in colour (bottled unfiltered) with a perfumed nose. Lovely mouthfeel with beautiful fruit flavours in perfect harmony with the balanced acidity and gentle oak.

Something special!

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

£49.99

Out of stock

Mauricio Lorca Block One Cabernet Franc

This Cabernet Franc is¬†from Mauricio Lorca’s vineyards at¬†Los √Ārboles, Tunuy√°n, Alto Valle de Uco, regarded as the best area in all Argentina for growing high quality grapes.

Handpicked into small trays, the best grapes were selected where 75% were fermented then aged in French oak and 25% in American oak. The resulting wine is fantastic and is presented in an impressive heavyweight bottle.

Deep ruby in colour with big black fruit and dark chocolate flavours with some vanillin oak coming through on the long finish. Full and round in the mouth.

Highly recommended.

Free Sulphur :
No Wood Used : No
Sulphite Level : Medium Low
Johns Rating :

£19.50

Mauricio Lorca Block One Cabernet Franc

This Cabernet Franc is¬†from Mauricio Lorca’s vineyards at¬†Los √Ārboles, Tunuy√°n, Alto Valle de Uco, regarded as the best area in all Argentina for growing high quality grapes.

Handpicked into small trays, the best grapes were selected where 75% were fermented then aged in French oak and 25% in American oak. The resulting wine is fantastic and is presented in an impressive heavyweight bottle.

Deep ruby in colour with big black fruit and dark chocolate flavours with some vanillin oak coming through on the long finish. Full and round in the mouth.

Highly recommended.

Free Sulphur :
No Wood Used : No
Sulphite Level : Medium Low
Johns Rating :

£19.50

Recioto della Valpolicella Zenato 500ml

Recioto della Valpolicella Classico Zenato is one of the very best red dessert wines I have ever tasted. Certainly the best Recioto. It is simply stunning

Free Sulphur :
Sulphite Level : Medium Low
Johns Rating :

£36.00

Recioto della Valpolicella Zenato 500ml

Recioto della Valpolicella Classico Zenato is one of the very best red dessert wines I have ever tasted. Certainly the best Recioto. It is simply stunning

Free Sulphur :
Sulphite Level : Medium Low
Johns Rating :

£36.00

Sanct Valentin Chardonnay St Michael Eppan DOC Alto Adige

Due Bicchieri – Gambero Rosso ’17

Another beautiful wine from St Michael Eppan from their premium Sanct Valentin range. Normally I find Northern Italian chardonnays a little thin although I love the purity and clean feel. This one however is full bodied from being both barrel fermented (50% new, 50% used) and then further barrel aged for 11 months before bottling.

Pale gold in colour. Full of flavour with fruit and vanilla, rich and round with good mouthfeel. Beautifully balanced with integrated acidity and a long luscious finish. Superb.

Please note presentation has changed to a wider, squatter bottle.

Sulphite Level : Medium Low
Johns Rating :

£29.99

Sanct Valentin Chardonnay St Michael Eppan DOC Alto Adige

Due Bicchieri – Gambero Rosso ’17

Another beautiful wine from St Michael Eppan from their premium Sanct Valentin range. Normally I find Northern Italian chardonnays a little thin although I love the purity and clean feel. This one however is full bodied from being both barrel fermented (50% new, 50% used) and then further barrel aged for 11 months before bottling.

Pale gold in colour. Full of flavour with fruit and vanilla, rich and round with good mouthfeel. Beautifully balanced with integrated acidity and a long luscious finish. Superb.

Please note presentation has changed to a wider, squatter bottle.

Sulphite Level : Medium Low
Johns Rating :

£29.99

Sanct Valentin Sauvignon St Michael Eppan DOC Alto Adige

Awarded Gambero Rosso’s highest rating of Tre Bicchieri for an incredible 17 years in succession! Gambero Rosso also voted¬†Hans Terzer as one of the Top 10 Winemakers in the world.

This is the flagship wine from this prestigious estate, regarded as the best Sauvignon Blanc in all Italy.

Please note presentation for this 2016 has changed to a wider, squatter bottle.

 

 

Sulphite Level : Medium Low
Johns Rating :

£29.99

Sanct Valentin Sauvignon St Michael Eppan DOC Alto Adige

Awarded Gambero Rosso’s highest rating of Tre Bicchieri for an incredible 17 years in succession! Gambero Rosso also voted¬†Hans Terzer as one of the Top 10 Winemakers in the world.

This is the flagship wine from this prestigious estate, regarded as the best Sauvignon Blanc in all Italy.

Please note presentation for this 2016 has changed to a wider, squatter bottle.

 

 

Sulphite Level : Medium Low
Johns Rating :

£29.99

Sansonina

Sansonina is a masterpiece of winemaking, a truly unique wine from Carla Prospero and Nadia Zenato.

Free Sulphur :
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£59.99

Out of stock

Sansonina

Sansonina is a masterpiece of winemaking, a truly unique wine from Carla Prospero and Nadia Zenato.

Free Sulphur :
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£59.99

Out of stock

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
Johns Rating :

£17.50

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
Johns Rating :

£17.50

Franciacorta Riserva Ca del Bosco Anamaria Clementi 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I believe we are the only stockist of this wine in the UK.

Franciacorta Riserva Ca del Bosco Anamaria Clementi 2008 Vintage Collection.

The same exceptional care as with their other top Franciacortas. This wine was aged sur lies for nine years! Exceptional.

Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£90.00

Out of stock

Franciacorta Riserva Ca del Bosco Anamaria Clementi 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I believe we are the only stockist of this wine in the UK.

Franciacorta Riserva Ca del Bosco Anamaria Clementi 2008 Vintage Collection.

The same exceptional care as with their other top Franciacortas. This wine was aged sur lies for nine years! Exceptional.

Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£90.00

Out of stock

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
Johns Rating :

£17.50

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
Johns Rating :

£17.50

Arid Shiraz

Premium artisan Shiraz which has beaten many big names in competitions including the wonderful Eagles Nest.

Only 1600 bottles produced of which we could only get 120.

This wine is stunningly good! And presented in a big heavyweight embossed bottle sealed with a wax top.

Very deep ruby colour with a big nose. Huge concentrated flavours with just a little South African heat, some white pepper, then the oak comes through with subtle vanilla on the very long finish.

Beautiful mouthfeel and silky smooth. South African “Rhone”. This is right up there with the very best wines we sell.

Free Sulphur : 27
Sustainable Farming : Yes
No Wood Used : No
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£30.00

Arid Shiraz

Premium artisan Shiraz which has beaten many big names in competitions including the wonderful Eagles Nest.

Only 1600 bottles produced of which we could only get 120.

This wine is stunningly good! And presented in a big heavyweight embossed bottle sealed with a wax top.

Very deep ruby colour with a big nose. Huge concentrated flavours with just a little South African heat, some white pepper, then the oak comes through with subtle vanilla on the very long finish.

Beautiful mouthfeel and silky smooth. South African “Rhone”. This is right up there with the very best wines we sell.

Free Sulphur : 27
Sustainable Farming : Yes
No Wood Used : No
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£30.00

Vallisto Extremo Felix Blend

The signature wine from Vallisto Extremo, this Felix is a blend of old vine Tannat and comparatively young Malbec, micro vinified in 225 litre oak casks!

Very deep ruby in colour. Big red fruit flavours, concentrated intense and very long. Big natural acidity, midweight on the palate and very smooth with a long finish.

This wine is quite something. I’m personally delighted to see a quality Argentine winemaker steering away from the recent trend to make savoury Bordeaux styled wines and head back to what I belive makes top Argentine wines unique – fruit and elegance combined.

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

£48.00

Vallisto Extremo Felix Blend

The signature wine from Vallisto Extremo, this Felix is a blend of old vine Tannat and comparatively young Malbec, micro vinified in 225 litre oak casks!

Very deep ruby in colour. Big red fruit flavours, concentrated intense and very long. Big natural acidity, midweight on the palate and very smooth with a long finish.

This wine is quite something. I’m personally delighted to see a quality Argentine winemaker steering away from the recent trend to make savoury Bordeaux styled wines and head back to what I belive makes top Argentine wines unique – fruit and elegance combined.

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

£48.00

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