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A big, natural Rhone from a fantastic little cooperative in Estézargues near Avignon.
Made with minimal intervention, unfined, unfiltered. Soft red fruits on the palate. Hearty, but really approachable.
Wild & Wilder were founded by Master of Wine duo Fergal Tynan and Giles Cooke, with Giles also being the winemaker. Both men have worked extensively around the world learning their craft including time in Europe, North and South America before settling in Southern Australia. The duo work with several growers across various regions to hand craft outstandingly good wines at their Adelade Hills winery that are seriously well made, bags of fun and extremely drinkable.
This is the rule-breaking Tabula Rasa #V18R. Each year, the slate is wiped clean with regards to what wine they will make (‘Tabula Rasa’ literally translates as ‘clean slate’) every vintage is original with no preconceptions – they allow the quality of the fruit to dictate the blend. Drawing on fruit from historic vineyards across South Australia, this delicious wine captures the very essence of one season in a playful format that just demands to be drunk.
Pair with artisan street foods; especially burgers, falafel, hot dogs and tacos.
The ‘La Patagua’ project at Vinos Inacayal sets out to create excellent value wines, as naturally as possible, that faithfully reflect the place they come from. The local variety Pais has quite a story, being the first grape exported from Spain to Mexico in the 16th Century.
Blended with Carignan that produces spicy dark fruit flavours, the Pais adds colour and lavender & rose florals. A delicious wine full of black and red berries, a hint of pepper and a floral note on the finish. Drink with Mediterranean dishes, tapas or vegetarian dishes.
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.
Free Run Juice are a cooperative in Australia, falling under the umbrella of one of the biggest and most highly regarded family-owned winery in the Southern Hemisphere, Yalumba Wine Company. Sourcing fruit from regions known for their quality, the focus is on minimal intervention and organic farming methods.
The grapes for the Samurai Shiraz are picked earlier in the season to retain a freshness assisted by a lack oak. Full of red and black fruit, easy drinking, low sulphur wine that is screaming for PIZZAAAAAAAA!!
A big, chunky Rhone from a fantastic little cooperative in Estézargues near Avignon. Made with minimal intervention, unfined, unfiltered. Soft red fruits on the palate, hearty, but really approachable.
The Château Saint Cyrgues estate is located in the South of France, near Nîmes. It faces the Petite Camargue, one of the most beautiful sites in France, and the Mediterranean Sea. The estate is over a hundred years old, but keeps up with the times as it is certified organic.
A natural red from one of our favourite French organic wineries.
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.
El Pinto is a collaboration between Les Caves de Pyrene and Hacienda La Parrilla to create wines from sustainably grown grapes made as naturally as possible. Tintilla De Rota (otherwise known as Graciano, found in Australia, Spain and France) is a grape native to the sherry region, Rota. A coastal town known for its US naval base and airport which is one of the reasons the grape is now so rare.
A full-bodied red wine with cherry flavours and a herbal character.
Badenhurst Family wines are grown, made and matured in the Swartland appellation of South Africa making natural wines on their 60 hectare estate. One of the first wines we stocked when we first opened, and still just as good. Amazing quality for the price, matured in concrete vats; this has perfumed and peppery aromas, supple and smooth on the palate with enough grip and freshness to finish dry and refreshing. If you like spicy French Southern Rhone wines then give this a whirl.
Pairs well with roast lamb, venison and mushroom stroganoff.
The nose is complex with powerful aromas of blackberry and blueberry with, rose, rosemary, violets and floral notes as well as a hint of spice. The palate is nicely concentrated and with fine tannis. The flavours of blueberry, plum and blackberry are big, with hints of bittersweet cocoa and a subtle stimulating flavour of mint and violet, dark cherry, blackberry, red plum, earth, espresso, tobacco, dark chocolate, black pepper, black tea, violet. Very complex.
The Serra Mãe is made from 100% Castelão, grown on the free-draining, sandy soils West of Palmela. It was naturally fermented (no added yeast), and then subsequently aged, in concrete vats.
The wine shows cherry and bramble fruits, some green herbs, and a fresh and juicy texture. Its fresh acidity is a perfect match for slow-roast lamb or toad in the hole.
A blend of grapes, mainly based on Rufete from Salamanca and Garnacha from Gredos, all small, high altitude, mountainous vineyards (up to 1000m!). Even including some white. As always with Daniel, this is a ‘hand-made’ wine, with no fining or filtration. Simply made in concrete vats and a portion in seasoned, oak.
The resultant wine is fleshy and juicy, with good tannic grip and texture. The flavours are pure and honest, with a real sense of wild, mountainous viticulture. Great freshness through a long finish.
A slightly different take on Garnacha, naturally produced in stainless steel rather than wood. The wine is a little more focused on pure, berry fruit. A natural fermentation combined with natural fresh acidity, leave a very drinkable wine. A little bit of floral and herbal notes, and soft tannins. One to be enjoyed through the summer, perhaps chilled a little. A very drinkable red.
“Follow your Dreams” is a quote made famous by the street artist, Banksy, who says “All art is stolen” so they stole his quote. A fresh palate with cherry and raspberry flavours. Balanced yet grippy.
Craig Hawkins is a young winemaker based in the Swartland, South Africa, where he rents about 11ha of vineyard, farmed organically and biodynamically. Having travelled extensively throughout Europe, and then worked as wine maker for Lammershoek, he now makes makes a huge variety of different wines under his own Testalonga label.
Leonardo Erazo is a rare talent. In the ancient vineyards in the Itata Valley, Leonardo uses the knowledge of local farmers that have been naturally farming the region for centuries, biodynamic principles and minimal intervention in both vineyard and cellar.
Ancient vines grown on volcanic soils, which impart a very distinctive mineral character and aromas of cinder and ash. Soft red and dark fruits with an earthy, herbal touch. A light and juicy wine with a freshness that is joined by fine tannins. Add some class to your ‘bangers and mash’ by drinking this with it.
High up in the Gredos Mountains, Daniel is utilising Garnacha and Albillo Real and combining them with the old ways of viticulture. This Aussie born winemaker, known to his mates as Kapi (El Capitan), makes wines with minimal intervention, great depths of flavour from both Garnacha and the ancient variety, Albillo Real.
Delicate fruits and herb, with surprising structure and balance.
Founded in 2007, Pheasant’s Tears produces artisanal natural wines with ancient Georgian techniques, growing rare endemic grape varieties and harvesting with organic processes. Their name comes from a Georgian tale in which the hero claims that only a wine beyond measure could make a pheasant cry tears of joy, and with family winemakers that have been making wine for 8 generations as well as Georgia’s rich soil, Pheasant’s Tears strives to meet this standard.
Full of powerful, fresh red berried fruits with hints of green pepper and leafy tones. Juicy yet savoury with lovely soft oak influence and velvety tannins. A really outstanding rich red wine.
If you like Cabernet Franc, give this a go…. it’s often referred to as Cabernet Franc on steroids!
Le Clos Rouge Cuvée Parcellaire hails from a plot of old Gamay with some Pinot Noir planted on calcareous soil with basaltic debris. This red has a touch more body than their other wines, but is still marked by mountain freshness, and its purity is down to excellent work in the vines and sympathetic low-intervention winemaking. A delightful natural wine, aged in amphora. Flavours of juicy red berries and pepper.
Quinta Da Raza is perfectly located in the interior of the Minho region, benefitting from great sun exposure but gets some moderating influence from the Tamega River. Preserving traditional wine making techniques as well as promoting biodiversity and natural balance.
This expression of Vinhão could not be more authentic! Packed with lots of black fruits, this is clean and fresh with a fantastic colour. Chill it down, drink on it’s own or with grilled (BBQ!) meats.
Saroto Tinto is made from a small, old, field-blend parcel comprised of old-fashioned red and white Douro varieties. The resultant wine is full of wild forest fruit, lots of berries with a kick of natural sourness. Plenty of fresh acidity adds juiciness and balances the rustic, grippy tannins, making for quite a light red. Earthy minerality adds extra complexity and the finish is long and moreish.
Davenport Winery started in 1991 when Will Davenport planted 5 acres of vines at Horsmonden in Kent. Always a supporter of organic farming practices, the winery was one of the first in England to be certified fully organic in 2000.
Deep flavours of cherries and blackberry with plenty of tannic structure that will allow this wine to mature fro several years. Drink now or keep for up to 5 years to gain more complex flavours and softness.
Holy Moley! We love every wine from Daniel Ramos, and this single vineyard wine is no exception.
Made from 100% Rufete, it’s light and aromatic, delicate yet structured, and has wonderful natural acidity and therefore balance.
It’s a wild fermention, with very light extraction, followed by ageing in concrete and oak, with no fining or filtration. It’s silky and enjoyable now, but will develop plenty of complexity with age.
Old vine Beaujolais from high altitude vines. Light, juicy, beautiful pure fruit with minimal intervention in the winery. Cranberry, blackcurrant and black cherry, some acidity adds freshness to the fruit. Just 3 hectares of vines, very low production.