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Wild and Wilder Tabula Rasa #V18 Red
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.
Trulli Negroamaro Salento IGT
The Negroamaro grapes are carefully selected from low-yielding vineyards in the Province of Taranto, in southern Puglia.
Aromas of plums, wild strawberries and black pepper. The palate is full-bodied, with hints of liquorice and nutmeg, well-balanced tannins and a long and persistent finish. Perfect with chicken dishes, grilled vegetables, lamb and soups with vegetables and meat.
Full-bodied with lovely velvety tannins and a long finish. Really approachable with plum and cherry fruit on the palate. Well worth a try.
Cantine Povero Dolcetto
This is really very good indeed, an instant hit! Incredibly well balanced. Full bodied but so, so easy to drink. Can’t believe this is only a tenner… Its kind of a bit Pinot Noiry but fuller, more voluptuous. Quaffable.
Calappiano Sangiovese Toscana
The farmhouse of Calappiano is located in the wine producing area of Montalbano. Here, the Sensi family cultivate grapes according to the principle of organic and sustainable farming. Their 200 acre farm is a natural habitat for local wildlife, and their wines are infinitely drinkable too!
Great, Natural red from Chile. Blueberry, fresh cherries and blackcurrant with smoke on the nose. A soft, rounded palate with red and black fruit flavours, cinammon spice and a dash of pepper.
A delicious, foodie wine. Organically grown, juicy and smooth. Packed full of bramble fruits with a lick of custard and crumble vanilla. Amazing value for money
Zensa Nero Di Troia
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.
Les Vignerons d’Estezargues Les Oliviers Cotes du Rhone
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.
Aroa Le Naturel Garnacha
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.
Lo Petit Fantet d’Hippolyte
Château Ollieux Romanis is located in the heart of the Pinada massif , in the Corbières. Lo Petit has an intense nose, with sweet raspberry and kirsch fruit. Lightly spiced, unfined and unfiltered.
Ecker Eckhof Zweigelt Brilliant
Spices, cherries and berries abound, from a fantastic producer. A delicious summer red, chill it down and take it to the barbecue.
Chateau Les Tourelles Du Barrail, Médoc, Bordeaux
The higher percentage of Merlot in this wine makes it rounder and easy to drink whilst young. Full of plum and cherry fruits with hints of the minerality Medoc in known for.
Cantine Povero Cabanè Langhe
A unique velvety blend with the fruity notes of Barbera, the elegant perfumes of Nebbiolo and the full body of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Celler del Roure Vermell
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!
Marco Abella Olbieta Negre
Organically grown in ancient vineyards in the village of Porrera, not far from the Mediterranean coast. Aromas of strawberry, blackberry and violet with fennel and spices. Smooth, fresh and velvety on the palate.
Altolandon Mil Historias Malbec
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.
Steeped in a history dating back to 1692, the Lanzerac Wine Estate is situated at the foot of the majestic Jonkershoek Valley of Stellenbosch. This Merlot is a well balanced wine with flavours of ripe red berries, chocolate and undertones of mint on the nose. Rich and velvety soft.
La Parrilla El Pinto Tintilla De Rota
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.
Holden Manz Vernissage
Holden Manz Wine Estate, known as Franschhoek’s hidden gem, is located in the southernmost corner of the stunningly beautiful Franschhoek Valley.
75kW of solar panels provide electricity and a 40,000 litre roof water collection system supplements the underground water supply.
This is their entry-level wine and represents such great value for money. Raspberries, cherries, mulberry flavours, with soft and silky tannins and a lingering finish. Pair with slow cooked lamb stew or your favourite pizza/pasta dish.
Domaine des Mailloches Bourgueil Vieilles Vignes
Located in Restigné, in the heart of the Bourgueil appellation, Domaine des Mailloches is an old vineyard dating back over 100 years. Black fruit dominate this wine’s nose. Harmonious flavours of red fruit and liquorice develop on the palate, supported by well-structured tannins. Pairs well with grilled or red meats. Ageing potential of 10 – 15 years
Gladstone Pinot Noir
An intense hit of cherry and dark plum is balanced with alluring floral and earthy nuances. Chocolate, coffee and oak combine beautifully with the plush juiciness of this wine to deliver a round and generous palate and silky textural finish. Drink now, or cellar for up to 10 years.
Daniel Ramos Vina Padre
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.
Domaine La Lôyane Lirac Cuvée Elie
Created in 2001 by wine growers going back four generations, Domaine La Loyane is a family owned vineyard cultivating 25 hectares in the communes of Rochefort du Gard, Saint Laurent des Arbres and Saze. This is a blend of Grenache and Syrah from 80 year old vines
Holden Manz Visionaire
Winemaker Thierry Haberer has been making wines around the world for over a decade. He has spent time working in Bordeaux and Napa Valley in the USA before settling at the Holden Manz Wine Estate in Franschhoek Valley, one of South Africa’s premiere winemaking regions. The estate boasts 22 hectares of exclusively red grape varieties; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah.
This multi award winning wine is a blend of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Malbec. This is a big, bold spicy beast of a wine that has more than a whiff of top end Bordeaux and Hermitage about it. Ripe black fruit , liquorice and leather on the nose and palate; the fruit dominates but well balanced acidity and tannin are very much in the mix. A peppery spicy finish is particularly satisfying.
Make no bones about it, this is a wine that demands – not asks – demands to be paired with the reddest of red meats.
***Summer Sale! 20% + Off Selected Wines!*** 100% Bobal. A native variety in the region. Some oak gives a lovely hint of vanilla and smokey notes. Mixed berries and plum, ripe fruit on the palate. Floral and fruity with a silky texture and real power.
A Los Vinateros Bravos Pais
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.
Casal Figueira Adiado Tinto
Marta Soares is the pioneering wine maker at Casal Figueria, a project started by her late husband, Antonio. With 13 hectares of vineyards in Vermelha, just 80km north of Lisbon, they found centuries old vines of Vital and Castelão scattered in the slopes of the Serra de Montejunto. An artist herself, Marta combines art and wine in the vineyard and the labels. The local village’s tradition of making chalk drawings on people’s houses to celebrate Epiphany are the inspiration of many of the bottle labels.
Ultra low intervention expression of a once common variety. Castelao brings real crunch and zip of fresh berry fruit, with a slightly sour, red cherry acidity, wrapped in an earthy blanket. Drink with charcuterie and any pork dishes. It works great chilled as well!
Marco Abella Loidana Priorat
The Abella family have been producing wine in the priorat region since the 15th century. They work with the greatest care and respect for the environment, using the latest practices in organic farming. The wine is intensely fruity and fresh with raspberry, blackberry and cedar flavours.
Daniel Ramos KaPi Amphorae
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.
Rocamadre concentrates on crafting wines from mountain-grown grapes. Viticulture and winemaking are parts of the same process, one that begins in the vineyards and finishes in the winery, all the while respecting natural processes and the environment. The wines are fresh and pure, made with a sense of where they are from, trying to reflect the mountains, the sun, the snow and the stones in every bottle.
A light, juicy, thirst-quenching red wine that displays the Criolla varieties in a whole new light. With a powerful presence, there’s an immediate hit of bright red fruits, especially cherries which turns into spice and a lovely texture in spite of the wine’s paleness.
Cantine Povero Batù Barbaresco
Batù means something both sacred and prophane, a good description for this ethereal wine for meditation. An elegant version of barbaresco, aged in oak tonneaux and barriques, preserving the original taste of nebbiolo grape,
with a fantastic price/quality ratio making this precious wine approachable for everybody.
Avignonesi Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano
Made with Sangioves estate grown grapes, this Avignonesi Nobile is a precise portrait of the variety growing in the Nobile di Montepulciano appellation. Well balanced with aromas of red plum, pomegranate and sweet spices.
Domaine Maréchal Bourgogne Rouge Cuvée Gravel
Claude Marechal makes his wines as naturally as possible, taking his inspiration from his late friend Henri Jayer who he trained with early in his career. His wines are pure and sleek with vibrant fruit and great potential to age. These wines are available in very limited quantities but are something you should definitely have in your cellar. No chemical fertilisers are used and the harvest is hand picked each vintage.
Holden Manz Big G
Located in the top, southern-most corner of the Franschhoek Valley, in the embrace of its spectacular mountains, the 22 hectare Holden Manz Wine Estate is situated between the Franschhoek River and Stony Brook at 300 meters above sea level. An exclusive grower of red grapes, the Estate only cultivates its top 16 hectares under vineyards, notably Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Merlot.
Daniel Ramos Santon
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.
Tenute Fiorebelli Amarone Della Valpolicella
The wine exudes aromas and flavours of black cherries, chocolate, coffee, and raisins, along with a note of almonds. Despite a formidable structure, the palate is velvety, spicy and elegant, with an extremely long and lingering finish.
A single vineyard of Pinotage, planted in 1999, produces the exceptional fruit from which this remarkable
wine is made. Rooted in the crunchy, granite derived Scali soil of the Voor Paardeberg, these vines go without irrigation and plunge their roots several metres into the earth in search of moisture. Cherry, pomegranate and spice flavours with aromas of raspberries and dried herbs.
Trefethen Estate Eshcol
Eshcol was the original name of the Trefethen Estate in Napa Valley, first planted in the 1800’s. The wines made there helped establish Napa’s early reputation for quality wines. A Bordeaux-style blend with bold fruit aromas, leading to bright blackberry and cherry on the palate. A balanced wine, great for any occasion from a barbeque to pizza night.
Cantine Povero Priore Barolo
Priore is an intense and prestigious Barolo, aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 28 months. Ruby red in colour. Notes of violet, dried rose and a little cinnamon on the nose. Full, rich and warming on the palate. One for venison I’d say. Will age for 10 years, if you can wait that long…
Domaine Belleville Santenay Les Hâtes
Aromas of fresh red cherry, raspberry and crushed blackcurrant notes, with some light spices. Fruity flavours of cherry, squashed raspberry and light notes of plum, silky and round with a toasted wood and caramel finish.