• Jean-Baptiste de Clock runs this estate (much older than the wine's modern label suggests) close to Mèze and makes very fine Picpoul.  This Picpoul de Pinet is clean, lemony, taut and very dry but with an underlying depth and richness.
  • The Ilberts have been growing vines in Cahors since 1901, bottling their own wines since 2005, and current vignerons Julien and Sophie today farm 22 hectares on the highest reaches of La Causse, an old Occitane word for the region's limestone plateau. Bright, intense purple colour, recognisably Malbec with bramble fruit and grip, yet at just 12.5% alcohol it’s a genuine vin de soif – even for serving slightly chilled in warmer summer months. Radically brilliant.
  • In 1962, 19 vine growers from San Marzano whose families had farmed the land for generations, combined their efforts to establish 'Cantine San Marzano'. Through the decades this cooperative has grown significantly, attracting over 1,200 vine growers. This extraordinary Primitivo is deep and complex with flavours of prunes, black cherry jam, spice and tobacco that weave through the full bodied palate with its velvety texture and long, complex finish of cocoa, coffee and vanilla bean. Powerful and delicious.
  • At Château Lestrille, Estelle Roumage makes modern, fruit-driven wines. The 2015 Bordeaux Rouge is a fresh, aromatic unoaked Claret, showing vibrant aromas of ripe, soft plum and cherry. This Bordeaux Rouge is beautifully structured, with round and silky tannins through to a delicate hint of spice on the finish.
  • In the late 19th century, our ancestor Petrera Nicola decided to build his home within the winery and chose the hill called Spinomarino, for its lofty, well-aired and sunny position, among the best ones in the entire area of Gaudella (South-eastern area of Gioia del Colle) to grow Primitivo grapes. Ruby red intense colour with violet glares. Scent and taste typically fruity of berries and slightly of black sour cherry and plum with some spicy and balsamic notes. A perfect balance of smoothness, freshness and minerality. Aftertaste of toasted almond, typical of a natural authentic Primitivo of Gioia del Colle.
  • Located in Boutenac, just south of the village of Corbières in the Languedoc region, Ollieux-Romanis is now one of the largest privately owned wineries in Corbières, spanning some 130 hectares. This organic Lo Petit Fantet is packed with black cherry and sweet spices. Rich and full in the mouth, a real treat from start to finish.
  • Situated in Bué in the Sancerre region of the Loire Valley, the Millet family has been making wine for over six generations. Elegant, vibrant Sauvignon, notes of grapefruit and lemon, clean and crisp
  • Furleigh Estate is 85 acres of vineyard, lakes and grazing land surrounded by woodland. The area is teaming with wildlife; buzzards fly overhead; deer, pheasants and partridge roam the vineyard, while heron fish regularly from the lakes to which our resident geese return each Spring. This wine is a classic dry sparkling wine with a refined elegance. The colour is pale lemon straw with a steady stream of minute bubbles. It has floral aromas of apple blossom interlaced with ripe melon and Constance pear plus a delicate thread of minerality. On the palate the fine mousse marries citrus flavours of grapefruit and Sicilian lemon with a crystalline structure and zesty acidity. It has excellent poise and a persistent finish.  The autolytic character is subtle. 
  • The Gallimard family, producers of Champagne from father to son for 6 generations, develop their Champagnes with the greatest respect for tradition and modern winemaking. This Blanc de Noirs Champagne is made up of 30 % of Reserve Wine and 10 % soléra of 6 vintages. Light gold in colour, this is a full bodied, but beautifully well balanced wine that shows ripe citrus and hints of tropical fruit on the nose, and a refreshing palate with a creamy and moreish texture.  It’s full and rich but also vibrant and aromatic, exceptional value for money. This is an excellent aperitif, but will match very well with scallops or Asian inspired fish dishes.
  • The estate is located in Chavanay, in the hamlet of Ribaudy, cradle of the Faury family. Here successive generations have acquired and passed on a know-how that best enhances the wealth of this wine heritage. Today, the 17 ha estate is in the hands of Lionel Faury. Signature aromas of ripe red and dark berries, with a smoky mineral element, delivering black pepper with tapenade, wild herbs and crushed black berries. A great long finish with hints of sweetness and gentle tannins.
  • Passion and vision, combined with vines planted at 300 meters, chilled by winter snow and nourished by the African summer sun, produces classic, cool climate wines which are rich, complex and lovingly handcrafted. Generous, rich textured wine from this distinctive grape. Oodles of honeysuckle and apricot.
  • Silent Noise 2020 McLaren Vale FO Shiraz Awesome berry fruits jump out of the glass, strawberries, raspberries, red cherries and sweet, freshly-picked plums. These are mixed with summer fruit cordial, cracked pepper, the fragrance of bramble and vanilla notes. The finish is slightly tart but attractively so, encouraging another sip. This wine screams drink me.

Title