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‘New Year – New Discoveries’




We added these wines to our portfolio in November/December 2021 and used them for a number of tastings (Beaujolais Nouveau and Christmas). They all went down a storm but we decided not to put them on the website until now – New Year, new resolutions, new broom sweeps clean etc etc – and maybe a new wine for you to fall in love with!!

Our special price is just for January ……..£85 (normal RRP £91.50)

Fontanafredda Briccotondo Arneis 2020 – this white wine was arguably the main hit in our Christmas tastings. A native grape of Piedmont (& rescued after near extinction) produces floral aromas with generous flavours of ripe pear, apricot and a touch of honey. Refreshing and delicious!

Tenuta Il Palagio ‘Message in a Bottle’ Vermentino 2020 – very excited to try this white wine from Sting’s vineyard, as we’re big fans of his ‘When We Dance’ Chianti – and we weren’t disappointed. Dry, fruity (think crisp gooseberries, ripe apples and refreshing lime) and good minerality.

Alexandre Burgaud Beaujolais-Villages Lantignie 2019 – one of our ‘hidden gem’ finds of 2021. Lantignié is considered one of the best of the of 38 villages allowed to attach their communal name to the Beaujolais-Villages appellation (& is hotly tipped to become the 11th cru of Beaujolais!). Think cherries, berries and spices with a medium body round and succulent, with lively acids, soft supple tannins and a generous core of red fruit. You won’t be disappointed!

Chapel Hill The Parson Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 – from McLaren Vale, South Australia and another Christmas wine tasting success. 100% Cab, hand harvested grapes, fermented in open top tanks and allowed to remain on skins for up to 9 days to ensure the optimum extraction of flavour and tannin. Was then aged in well seasoned French oak. Captivating aromas of liquorice and mulberry. (Drinking window – up to 2026)

Brunilde Di Menzione Primitivo Di Manduria 2020 – Produced in the Puglia region of Italy, this wine is made from Primitivo grapes and is aged in oak barrels for four months. Intense ruby red colour with a bouquet of mature fruits and spicy notes. On the palate it is well-balanced with mature fruits, spicy notes, medium tannins and a long finish.

Mád Tokaji Late Harvest, Tokaji, Hungary, 2017 (37.5cl) – in a nutshell, a half bottle of fantastic late harvest wine from the village of Mád, the most prestigious in the region of Tokaj. The wines has a unique flavour somewhere between Loire Chenin and Chablis in style – refreshing with an underlying minerality that feels like it comes directly up from those ancient volcanic soils. The natural sugar concentration is balanced by refreshing acidity. (Gold medal at the IWSC awards 2020)