- Ontañon Tempranillo Blanco 2021 £8.95
DOC Rioja This lovely white is a very rare beast! A white mutation of the red Tempranillo grape, it has a pretty floral nose with a silky texture, citrus and pineapple flavours, crisp acidity and good length.
Domaine Jouclary Grenache Gris 2022 £8.95
- Domaine des Lauriers Gold Collection 2022 £9.95
AOP Picpoul de Pinet A very special cuvée, this is made only from a selection of the ripest grapes and vinified with extended lees contact. A Picpoul on steroids!
- Novas Stellar Selection Riesling 2021 £7.50
Bío Bío Valley, Chile Mouthwatering floral Riesling nose with a hint of kerosene leads into a racy, lime-tinged, honeyed mouthful of grapey fruit with lovely acidity. Delicious!
- Domaine Pré Baron Sauvignon Blanc 2021/22 £8.95
AOP Touraine Classic Sauvignon aromas of elderflowers and hedgerows lead into a racy mouthful of blackcurrant leaf and gooseberry fruit.
- Domaine Roblin Terres Blanches 2022 £15.95
AOP Sancerre This delightful Sancerre is a new addition to our list. There is a gentle blackcurrant leaf nose which leads into a racy, elegant mouthful of gooseberry fruit with a flinty finish and good length.
- Granbázan Etiqueta Ambar Albariño 2022 £13.50
Rias Baixas, Spain Pergola-trained 35-year-old vines produce a stunning perfumed nose, which leads into complex ripe nectarine and citrus flavours with a mineral finish and good length. Fantastic price!
- Domaine Girard Chardonnay Elevé sur lies fines 2020 £9.95
IGP d’Oc Grown at high altitude, in the areas adjacent to Limoux, this Chardonnay is then left on the lees in 500L oak barriques. All the style of Pouilly-Fuissé at half the price!
- Domaine de la Motte Vieilles Vignes Chablis 2021 £15.75
AOP Chablis There is crystalised fruit with chalky elements on the nose In the mouth it is round and ripe, with apples, honey and herbs – with the complexity that only comes from 50-year-old vines. A treat!
- Waterkloof Circle of Life White 2022 £9.50
Stellenbosch, South Africa It is made from a blend of Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. It is a marvellously complex, minerally, concentrated white, with flavours of greengage and gooseberry
- Rulendis Pinot Grigio Superiore 2020 £12.95
DOC Trentino Forget everything you thought you knew about Pinot Grigio! A perfect mountainous terroir, low yields and meticulous winemaking have produced one of the best Pinot Grigios you’ll every taste!
- Domaine des Terres de Chatenay Quintaine 2022 £12.95
AOP Viré-Clessé Made from 70-year-old Chardonnay vines on a terroir of fossilised oyster shells, this is rich, round and complex with good balancing acidity. Stunning value for this quality of white Burgundy!
- Uggiano Governo Alluso Toscano 2020 £8.50
IGT Toscana Made by the original Chianti Governo process, this is bursting with cherries, damsons and sloes with a bitter twist at the finish, and very gentle tannins. Slips down a treat!
- Il Cascinone Crocera Barbera d’Asti 2019 £9.75
DOCG Barbera d’Asti Superiore This is a great example of the Barbera grape – medium colour, a vibrant cherry nose, leading into a juicy mouthful of soft black cherry and plum fruit. Finishes with lovely acidity.
- Montressor Capitel della Crosara 2019 £10.95
DOP Valpolicella Ripasso Made from the Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grape varieties by the Ripasso method, this is a soft, ripe, intense mouthful of morello cherry fruit and raisins with hints of cinnamon and wood smoke.
- Domaine Girard Tradition 2020 £9.50
AOP Malepère This Saint Emilion-like blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc has a superb nose of blackcurrants and redcurrants. It is packed with juicy cassis and damson flavours, and soft ripe tannins with good length. Retails elsewhere at £14.95!
- Château Jouclary Les Amandiers 2020 £9.95
AOP Cabardès Made from 50% Merlot, 30% Syrah and 20% Grenache, aged in 2-year-old barrels, this is a sumptuous mix of blackberry, woodsmoke & liquorice in the Bordeaux style
- Château Lamothe-Vincent Heritage Rouge 2019 £10.50
AOP Bordeaux Supèrieur This is made from old vines of 80% Merlot & 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in French oak for 12 months. Deep in colour, with hints of lead pencils and cedar on the nose, it is packed with soft blackcurrant and blackberry fruit, and is rich, spicy, complex, velvety and very long.
- Domaine Boutinot Les Côteaux 2020 £8.50
AOP Côtes du Rhône Villages Made from mainly Grenache with some Syrah from six adjacent villages including Cairanne & Seguret. This is full of juicy, soft gluggable fruit – Côtes du Rhône Villages at its best!
- Domaine Boutinot Cairanne Côte Sauvage 2020 £11.95
AOP Cairanne Made from 50-year-old 60% Grenache with 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre & 10% old vine Carignan, which is oak-aged. It is rich, concentrated and sumptuous, bursting with intense flavours of dark fruits, morello cherry, hints of liquorice and chocolate, held together with soft, ripe balancing tannins. Magnificent!
- Château Saint Jean d’Aumières L’Affranchi 2020 £8.95
IGP Saint Guilhem le Désert An exotic mix of 30% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Carignan, 10% Mourvèdre, 10% Marselan, 5% Cinsault, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot with 12 months in oak. A nose of wild herbs leads to a concentrated mouthful of blackberry, plum and fig, with silky tannins.
Château Saint Jean d’Aumières L’Alchimiste 2019 £11.50A blend of 45% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 15% Carignan, which is oak-aged for 12 months, this is a fabulous, complex wine with flavours of black fruits, menthol and liquorice. and much acclaimed by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. Available elsewhere for £16.20…
AOP Terrasses du Larzac
- Rubrum Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 £7.95
Coonawarra Bursting with dark cherry and cassis, there are notes of eucalyptus, finishing with smooth tannins. A fresh, fruit-driven joy from Coonawarra!
- Waterkloof Circle of Life Red 2020 £9.50
Stellenbosch, South Africa An organic wine, with fantastic balance, poise and elegance! Paul Boutinot’s award-winning red is handcrafted from Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Merlot and Petit Verdot.
- Tabali Vetas Blancas Reserva Especial Pinot Noir 2020 £10.90
Limari Valley, Chile There is strawberry and smoky plum on the nose. In the mouth the texture is silky with redcurrant and raspberry fruit and a soft, gentle finish. This is an elegant, complex & stylish Pinot Noir. Available elsewhere for £14.99…
- Emiliana Salvaje Syrah-Roussanne 2021 £10.75
Casablanca Valley, Chile This organic wine is made with no sulphites from 97% Syrah with 3% Roussanne. It is deep purple with a wonderful, perfumed nose of raspberries and violets.. On the palate it is concentrated, silky-smooth, and very elegant with gorgeous blackcurrant and blueberry fruit.
J Laurens Les Graimenous 2020 £11.95
Crémant de Limoux
Using the methode traditionelle, this is made from 60% Chardonnay, 30% Chenin Blanc, 5% Pinot Noir and 5% Mauzac. It has a fresh yeasty/bready nose, so redolent of champagne, and a lively, creamy texture with hints of apple and brioche.
Champagne quality at an amazing price, it is just perfect as an aperitif or on its own!
Krohn LBV Port 2017 £13.50
A beautiful deep ruby colour, this Late Bottled Vintage Port has wonderful spicy black fruit aromas, and on the palate it has vibrant plum and blackberry characters layered with more spice, fresh acidity and firm tannins. A full and rich style with impressive length.