Furleigh Estate, Dorset, England.
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.
Furleigh Estate Rosé NV, Dorset, England £33.50
The Estate Rosé has a delicate salmon-pink hue with tiny bubbles. Enticing aromas of wild strawberries and white peach mingle with a hint of rosehip. There are subtle autolytic notes of vanilla-scented brioche and scones with cream.
Furleigh Classic Cuvée 2014, Dorset, England £32.50
This wonderful wine is a classic dry sparkling wine with a refined elegance. The colour is pale lemon straw with a steady stream of minute bubbles.
The Classic Cuvée 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.
Auxey-Duresses Vieilles Vignes 2015, Domaine Vincent Girardin £32.50
Vincent Girardin exists today as one of the smaller Burgundy negociant houses, owning 13 hectares of prime vineyards with contracts to buy high-quality fruit from another 85 hectares, over many of which they have direct control.
From a lesser known village this Auxey Duresses 2015 has exceptional ripeness, texture and fine minerality
Lowerland Vaalkameel Colombard 2019 £39.50
Bertie Coetzee represents the sixth generation of his family to farm Lowerland, on the banks of the Orange River near Prieska in the Northern Cape.
Lovely red apple skin and fresh bread aromas followed by a stone fruit component and some ginger spice on the nose.
Volnay Vieilles Vignes 2015, Dom. Vincent Girardin, Burgundy, France £45.00
The history of Maison Vincent Girardin is relatively recent. In 1980, at the age of 19, Vincent Girardin, the son of a family of winegrowers based in Santenay since the 17th century, decided to strike out on his own, and began producing wine from two hectares of vines that he had inherited from his parents.
A feminine wine which is one of the only Burgundy Pinot Noirs you can already enjoy and drink when young.
Elegant nose of violet and strawberry supported by leather and vanilla. Great structure. aromas of black cherry, violets and rose petals with hints of flowers and spice. The palate is silky and creamy, with round flavors of chocolate milk, dark plum, smoky notes and woodland elements.
Barolo Cerequio, Michele Chiarlo 2012, Piedmont, Italy £84.00
Michele Chiarlo is one of Piedmont’s most prestigious winemakers, producing outstanding wines from some of the most exceptional sites in Piedmont, including Barolo’s world famous Cannubi and Cerequio vineyards.
This is a classic Barolo showing layers of leather, cloves and chocolate over a silky texture, elegant, long and beautifully balanced.
It has aromas of mature fruits are complemented by hints of wild mint, eucalyptus, herbs and fine spice. Rich on the palate with a tightly woven structure of fine tannins, it shows outstanding elegance and harmony from this truly unique Barolo cru.