1. Beato Bartolomeo Breganze Prosecco DOC Extra Dry
Quite a grown up style of Prosecco with plenty of depth of character. Golden deli- cious apples, steamed pears and a hint of marzipan nuttiness to the finish.
2. Dom. J Laurens Cremant de Limoux Rose No. 7 NV
Focussing only on sparkling wines in the Limoux this producer has cracked it. Zingy lemon-lime avours evolve into fuller pineapple and citrus notes, a yeasty character adding breadth and weight finished of with a hint of cardamom spice.
3. Champagne Pierre Bertrand Brut 1er Cru NV
Fresh, fruity and oral, with chalk notes on the nose. Crisp perfumed red berry fruit with some very subtle hints of brioche.
4. Champagne Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV
The freshness, finesse, and brightness of Brut Premier make it the perfect wine for festive occasions. Its structured texture, richness, and length are distinctly winey. It is a full, complex wine that is both rich and powerful, whilst remaining a great classic.
5. Champagne Joseph Perrier Vintage Cuvee Royal Brut 2004
Expressive and charming, with notes of white peach, honeysuckle and quince, followed by some brioche and exotic fruits. On the palate the champagne is full and quite open, beautifully balanced and with a really welcoming richness.
6. Cal Y Canto Verdejo 2015 Spain
This wine has a seductive nose of white peach, apricot and hints of lime blossom. On the palate avors of lime, lemon, peach, wet stone and minerals dominate this lively, crisp white wine.
7. Los Espinos Sauvignon 2015 Chile
This lively little Sauvignon is bursting with vibrant zesty citrus fruit and a hint of exotic guava . Hugely refreshing, this crisp and aromatic wine is endlessly qua able. Soft super-juicy ripe fruit and a long full-flavoured finish. An award winning wine and it’s easy to see why.
8. Grand Bouillons Picpoul de Pinet 2015 Languedoc
Initially all about green apples then revealing more oral notes of jasmin and rose. The attack is lively, fruity, followed by a lengthy mid-palate that is fresh and bright. Long lemony finish.
9. Pinot Grigio Bella Modella 2015 Italy
A beautifully light, vibrant white to be appreciated for its zesty, citrus and apple character and refreshing quality. Elegant, light and fun. This is a very versatile and enjoyable wine.
10. Lopez de Haro Rioja Blanco Barrica 2015 Spain
Straw yellow with ripe fruit, dates and banana notes stand out on the nose in combination with the nuances of a Crianza, making it an interesting and complex wine. On the palate, it is fresh and eshy, leaving a long, balanced and pleasing aftertaste.
11. Grand Bouillons Viognier 2015 Languedoc
The nose develops fruity banana avours, citrus and pine resin developing to peach and mango. Delightful nose of stone fruits throughout leading to a buttery feel and pleasant lemony finish.
12. Taringi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 NZ
No other region in the world can imitate Marlborough, the north-eastern corner of the South Island. New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is alive with aromas of gooseberry, cut grass and fresh stone fruits, good acidity and a pleasant balance to the finish.
13. Chablis Fournillon 2014 France
A lovely mineral and citrusy Chablis with a classic oyster shell and softly creamy nose. A wonderfully well balanced and rounded Chablis, with crisp notes of green apples. Great with seafood.
14. Sancerre Dom. Noel et Jean-Luc Raimbault 2015 France
Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire is amongst the best on the world and quite different from the expressive NZ offerings. Clean and pure, refined Sauvignon Blanc with a teasing acidity, touch of lemon and a classy mineral streak.
15. Pellehaut Rose 2015 Cotes du Gascogne
This vintage has a beautiful pinkish colour, an intense, aromatic expression on the nose, with a bouquet of red fruits, strawberries and a oral touch.
16. Cal Y Canto Tempranillo Merlot Syrah 2015 Spain
Rich and full. Loaded with raspberry and black cherry aromas, cedar chips and pretty violet notes with a hint of vanilla.
17. Los Espinos Merlot 2015 Chile
This easy-drinking wine comes from Chile’s renowned Valle Central Region, where long hot days are followed by cool nights, this diurnal range ensures the grapes ripen slowly, so they develop maximum avour and fruit expression.
18. Negroamaro ‘Terramare’ Feudi di San Guagnano 2014 Italy
This Negroamaro tastes anything but modest in the glass. Warm, brambly fruit, with elegant bitter chocolate tones and a velvety texture, this wine is great on its own or with tomato based sauces and gamey meats.
19. Brookford Shiraz/Cabernet 2015 Australia
Lots of berry and plum fruit, with spicy notes on the nose. A flavoursome palate with savoury and blackcurrant fruit flavours, these merge well with lingering oak flavours and silky soft tannins.
20. Lopez de Haro Rioja Crianza 2013 Spain
A wine of intense rich colour with a pleasant bouquet, in which the bene ts of mature fruit stand out. It is soft, expressive and elegant, combining a fruity character with the notes gained from the cask.
21. Chateau Vincens Malbec du Cahors 2013 France
Cahors wines can be every bit as fine as those from Mendoza at the top level but they have a more austere character, which renders them wines more for connoisseurs than for casual drinkers. Chewy, full-bodied, lively in the mouth, with a concentration of dark fruit and a slight menthol lift to finish.
22. Loumelat Cotes du Blaye 2010 Bordeaux France
The bouquet reveals intense aromas of ripe red fruits, Morello and black cherry. The attack is round and ripe. The palate is well-balanced, with smooth and supple tannins.
23. Fleurie Cave du Fleurie 2013 France
Gamay was one of the most widespread and grown grape varieties in France up to the end of the 19th century. Today, it is mainly known as being the Beaujolais grape variety. A pleasant red berry nose with aromas of summer fruit with hints of rose.
24. Ch. Pey La Tour Bordeaux Reserve 2011 France
A red-fruited Merlot dominated claret from an excellent estate in Salleboeuf in the Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux. Very good concentration for the vintage with plenty of gentle fruit, grip and tannin.
25. Crozes-Hermitage La Matiniere Ferraton Pere et Fils 2013 France
Offers classic fresh white pepper intermixed with red and black currants. This attractive, long and silky Northern Rhone red is drinking very well right now.
26. Warre’s LBV Port 2010
A world famous LBV. A perfect after dinner treat, great with cheese.
27. La Gitana Manzanilla Sherry
Incredibly fresh, with a salty, tangy character reminiscent of a sea breeze. A complex, nutty palate and crisp, palate-cleansing finish.