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Much of Spain’s vineyards are devoted to the commercial grape varieties that we all know and love such as Tempranillo and Syrah, but there are also small plots of older, native varieties such as Graciano, Monastrell, Tinto Velasco that farmers have preserved out of a sense of pride or interest in their history. Today we recognise more and more the value of this diversity and the wealth of flavours of some of these older varieties when they come together in a blend.
Rich, ripe, spiced and brambly fruit, pure and mouthfilling with round tannins, and a lively finish. The small amount of these grapes that remain means it is not possible to vinify them separately so the grapes tend to be harvested together as a Field Blend.
A native of Sicily, this Nero d’Avola is rounded and with a subtle richness, with notes of plum, black cherry and a delicate soft spice on the tail. It offers punchiness and power, but is very fresh and easy on the palate, try pairing with grilled peppers, cold cuts and salty cheeses.
Incredibly easy to drink! Strawberries and cherries on the nose, with liquorice spice. You could serve this slightly chilled to accentuate these wonderful flavours. A lively organic blend of Montepulciano and Sangiovese from the heart of the Piceno hills, in the Marche region.
Amoterra means to ‘love the land’, this is their ethos. Organic Italian wines of typicity and value, making sustainable wine more accessible. Vibrant and fruit-forward, with juicy berry fruit character and concentration. Fresh and easy drinking with a smooth finish.
Nero Di Troia is making a comeback and this is a great example! Not nearly as well known as Primitivo and Negroamaro, it is often found in blends. Aromas of fresh dark plum, cinnamon, exotic spices and tobacco. Firm yet gentle tannins add complexity and length.
A bright fruit-bursting wine that emphasises vineyard over bodega, which discards the hackneyed image of Rioja, everything about this wine is intentionally provocative to challenge your view on what Rioja is. This wine stands out for its red and black fruits and liquorice aromas. Fresh and round with a multitude of nuances supporting the black fruit flavours.
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 with plenty of red berry fruit, liquorice and black pepper. No added sulphur.
In the foothills of the Serra de Estrela (Star Mountain), Quinta das Maias was first established in 1893. It is now a registered organic estate, capturing the freshness and focus that this vineyard offers. The name of the estate derives from the Portuguese word for the month of May, which is when the Weaver’s Broom (known as Giesta, but here as Maias) flowers here.
Red wines from the Dao should always demonstrate a certain succulence from a combination of altitude and granitic soils, but Maias Tinto goes the extra mile. At these even higher vineyards (around 650m), Jaen (Tinta Mencia) captures in the glass delicious crunchy fruit in this medium bodied wine.
An organic and biodyanmic Bourdeaux blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, producing rich red fruit aromas and blackcurrant and dark cherry on the palate.
Smooth and well balanced, pairs well with red meat in sauce dishes, poultry, game and hard cheeses.
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.
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.
Salcheto is named after the Salcheto stream that runs through this hilly, 21 hectare property. Located in the heart of Montepulciano, Salcheto is dedicated to Sangiovese in the clonal guise of Prugnolo Gentile: the soul of Vino Nobile. Prugnolo Gentile differs from other Sangiovese clones in Tuscany offering softer, more plum-like flavours than the usual black cherry and it really shows in this very drinkable red.
Salcheto is certified Organic. The grapes are hand harvested, treating them gently and with care. No sulphites are used in the production of this wine and native yeasts are used for fermentation. The Chianti Biskero wafts from the glass with dark red cherries, licorice, crushed flowers and spices. It is an apprachable, mid-weight Chianti best suited for drinking now or over the next 2-3 years.
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!
It’s all about the fruit! This no added SO2 bottling is a blend of Alicante and and Grenache. Positively summer pudding in a glass! Explosive fruit – berries and cherries and floral notes too, hints of orange zest and violets and tea soaked fruit. Don’t be fooled by the wine’s deep purple colour, it’s juicy, fresh, with just a hint of herbs and light tannins.
The Monte Bernardi Fiasco! Vino Rosso is a great-value, soft, and highly drinkable red wine that comes in one-liter bottles. This non-vintage wine is a blend of organic red grapes sourced from several regions across Italy, including Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Malvasia Nera, and Colorino from Tuscany, Montepulciano from Le Marche, and Frappato, Nerello Mascalese, and Nero d’Avola from Sicily.
With its versatile character, this wine is perfect for impromptu gatherings, a mid-week tipple, or pairing with BBQs. It offers an affectionate and amusing nod to the straw-covered flasks that became popular table lamps.
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.
Winegrowers from father to son for 10 generations, Domaine Badoz is located in Poligny in the heart of the Jura vineyards. This beautiful region called “Le Revermont” offers a hilly geography, wines with a strong personality and gourmet gastronomy, at the foot of the first foothills of the Jura massif.
An expressive and ripe nose, with aromas of stone fruits and blackberries. The palate is fresh, well structured, with a finish of pomegranate, liquorice and a touch of menthol. Perfect with white meats, red meats and cheeses with character.
So vibrant, fragrant, so beguiling, and so utterly yummy, best served just chilled. Redcurrants, tiny strawberries, and perfectly ripe cherries, with raspberry coulis, soft spice and the most glorious perfume. A fruit bomb without being sweet or sickly, and with pitch perfect acidity, lots of marshmallow and soft leather notes.
Baglio Gibellina is situated in picturesque Sicily where its vineyards are surrounded by the hills of Salemi and Santa Ninfa. The wine shows bright intense red fruit on the nose displaying lots of red berries. The palate is warm and full-bodied with harmonious acidity and smooth and elegant tannins.
Located in the highest part of the Cigliano area, Cigliano di Sopra is a historic estate dating back to 1300. The estate is family-run with the utmost respect for nature and for their historic buildings. All the wines are produced with grapes from their own vineyards and are hand-harvested.
Violets, lavender and fresh red fruit. Wonderfully crunchy and pure, but by no means simple. You can really feel the ageing potential thanks to this depth flavour of sour cherry. The tannins and acidity are firm, and It respects the idea of Chianti Classico, but really, we’re almost in Riserva territory here given the attention to detail here, but they only produce one label. As winemaker Matteo shared “the idea we had when we started making Chianti Classico is simple. We want a wine that’s ready to drink. It should be on the table after a year and a half, but at the same time, this 2021 will definitely show its best in 5 or 6 years.”
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