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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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
Mas Blanch i Jové is a small winery with 17 hectares of land producing harmonious wines, packed with fruit, character and soul. The vineyards are situated in the mountains, 700m above sea level which gives a freshness to the wines which perfectly balances the fruit. They don’t use pesticides or herbicides and have been certified Organic since 2015. In addition the winery is fully powered by solar energy. and all wines are vegan friendly and low sulphur.
The valley of Cafayete in locally referred to as “Cafayate the Beautiful”, the natural landscape is known as one of the best grape growing regions in the world. Piatelli Winery have been producing wine of outstanding quality using the landscape to make wines at the one of the highest altitudes.
A mouth filling, powerful wine with rich red and blackberry fruits and hints of spice, as well as some eucalyptus and fig notes. Big bold structure but with balancing acidity.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Marco 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.
Originally founded in 1960, the Jourdain estate has been run since 1990 by Sophie Siadou and her partner Francis
Jourdain. Together, they sustainably farm 28 hectares of vines, from which they craft their brilliant range of honest, regionally expressive wines. Although the winery functions as a family affair, it was Sophie’s unique vision that informed this specific bottling, to which she has lent her name.
Reflecting her holistic approach to the ecosystem of the vineyard and her careful attention to the nuances of her terroir, this wine was allowed to ferment naturally, using only the indigenous ambient yeasts present in the surrounding environment. The wine spends 18 months on its lees in older, neutral barrels.
Expressing all the lightness and elegance of its high percentage of Pinot Noir, plus a wonderful floral quality, it also
reveals its leaner, more structured “Malbec” side, expressed through a sturdy wash of tannins that balance its succulent flavors of raspberries, blackcurrant, and spice.
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!
For the last 15 years, winemaker Xavier Vignon has become internationally known for being the winemaker of several of the best domains in the Rhône. Known as a ‘master blender’, he creates and blends Rhône wines with different vintages and appellations from around the Languedoc. Xavier sources fruit from vineyards which are only sustainably managed, producing fruit of the highest quality.
La Fondation de la Mer is a fresher, fruit-forward style compared to his regular Côtes du Rhône. And what’s more, €1 from every bottle goes to support ocean conservation charities.
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.
Niepoort have been making wines and ports in the Duoro Valley since 1842, the business being passed through five generations. Save the bees! The Vertente BEE is a wine which aims to put bees and their role as pollinators on a pedestal – they are, after all, facing the threat of extinction in many parts of the world.
A fantastic minerally, chocolatey red showing off all terroirs in the Douro – Vertente means aspect or hillside. This pairs well with white meats, pasta and oily fish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.