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This wine has real character – all the juicy elements of Tempranillo. Cherry-red, purplish, brilliant colour with notes of fresh fruit, strawberries, raspberries, cherries and violets with clean mineral tones from the granite, this little natural wine is phenomenal value.
Aroa is a winery, in D.O. Navarra, where wine and Organic methods of cultivating go hand in hand. Carefully selected vineyards, located in the highest and coolest area of the region, hand-picked grapes. A fresh, easy drinking red that is packed full of fruit.
Owner Pablo Calatayud is committed to nurturing and championing the indigenous varieties of the region, most notably the Mando and Verdil grapes, both of which have been on the edge of extinction. A rich and fruity style of wine with big red berry flavours, subtle spice, mouth watering acidity, smooth tannins and a long lasting finish. There are lots of dragonflies around the vineyard, hence the label!
Red fruits and Mediterranean forest herbs, such as thyme and rosemary come through on the palate. The spicy background gives the wine a wonderful elegance and freshness, amongst floral notes which can also be found. Rustic, but seductive with a slightly balsamic finish.
The winery sits 1100 metres above sea level, inland of Valencia. Organic methods are used to manage the vines and the grapes are vinified as naturally as possible with native yeasts and little other intervention. This Bobal shows distinctive power, vibrant fruit, freshness with soft and ripe tannin. It is spicy and juicy with a well rounded palate with a fascinating crunchy-fruit freshness. The Altolandon vineyards are farmed organically, sustainably and biodynamically.
A very pale orange pink colour, the nose is elegant with sweet aromas of stone fruits, mineral and anise, supported by apricot, mirabelle plum and citrus notes. Full and well rounded on the palate, with plenty of weight, yet still elegant, lively and light in body. Easy to drink.
Made by brothers Sebastien and Fabrice Montesquiou at their family run estate in Jurancon, nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees mountains. The estate has been handed down from father to son since the 18th century, with the brothers taking a minimalist approach to their winemaking and following biodynamic principles. Made from local grape varieties Petit Manseng and Gros Manseng, this wine has a fruity nose with a gorgeous sweet mango flavour.
Located just outside the quiet village of Valiano di Montepulciano, with Cortona on one side and Montepulciano on the other, Avignonesi is comprised of 9 vineyard plots, a villa, a chapel and the historic wine cellars. This is fruit forward, easy drinking and accessible. A fantastic option for an everyday bottle. Cherries, blackberries, thyme, red pepper and exotic spices.
Fattoria di Vaira is one of the largest biodynamic farms in Italy. Here they cultivate vegetables, grains and cereals, and produce fresh cheeses, olive oil and honey. After several years of applying biodynamic practices, their soil has been restored, reaching a degree of purity similar to wild soil.
A bouquet of white fruits, tangy notes making this lively, fresh and supple. This cosmic cuveé with its low sulphur reveals the potential of its stony terroir. This wine pairs well with a wide variety of seafood and shellfish, roasted or grilled chicken, veal, pork, spicy flavors and Asian cuisine.
Fantastic balance, lovely mineral character and spice that will develop as it ages but drinking beautifully now.
The Cuvée Dentelle is 100% Petit Manseng. The grapes are picked very ripe, end of October / start of November, as if picking for a sweet wine. This gives the wine huge concentration along with low yields. The wines are vinified entirely in 1-2 year old barrels sourced from some of the best Châteaux in Bordeaux. Jean-Joseph uses natural yeasts which can be challenging to vinify given the level of ripeness of the grapes. Throughout the process SO2 levels are kept at a minimum in line with biodynamic regulations.
Intense garnet red colour with violet hues. It displays varietal characteristics of Barbera. Very complex aroma and flavour of ripe blackberries, forest undergrowth, plums, graphite. A rich, full body with an exceptionally long aftertaste and pleasing freshness.
Wine maker Guillaume Reynouard has 18 hectares, including a parcel of Pineau d’Aunis, a grape that was forgotten and vilified in the Saumur region, but which is being appreciated more and more over the last couple of years. The distinguishing characteristic of pineau d’aunis is black pepper. This is accompanied by menthol notes of Sichuan pepper and discrete tannins. Drinks well with oily fish, chicken and Asian vegetable dishes.
Conciso is the Niepoort interpretation of a fine and elegant Dão, a wine that shows the full potential and character of a very old vineyard. This centenarian vineyard, planted in granite soil and facing east on the slopes of Serra da Estrela, has mixed varieties where Baga and Jaen are predominant.
Founded in 1974, Avignonesi is the leading winery in the Montepulciano area of Tuscany. The Desiderio is the perfect balance of sweet fruity aromas with blackcurrant, eucalyptus and cherries on the palate. Desiderio is the name of a Chianina bull, pictured on the label, which lived on the Avignonesi’s Capezzine farm over one hundred years ago and has become a legend. At his time, Desiderio was the largest bull in Tuscany and because of his amazing stamina, this majestic animal helped refine and define the Chianina cattle breed endemic to Tuscany