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Wonderful Vinho Verde, now in a handy half size bottle!
Casa De Vilacetinho is one of the oldest brands of the region, once being part of a large Benedictine Monastery overlooking the River Duoro.
This is a light, crisp Vinho Verde with white fruit aromas and a slight spritz, it’s the perfect summer drink and only 10%.
The ‘La Patagua’ project from Vinos Inacaya sets out to create excellent value wines, as naturally as possible, that faithfully reflect the place they come from.
An aromatic wine full of citrus and tropical fruit, with good acidity that keeps the flavours fresh. Drink this on warm summer’s day – perfect for a picnic!
Founded in 1964 by Gaspare Baiata and several likeminded, forward-looking growers. Thanks to their maritime climate and the winds sweeping off the sea through their vines, they have been able to maintain an environmentally friendly approach, and now produce organically certified Grillo and Nero d’Avola. The soil is fertilised with infusions of organically produced herbs and legumes. No sulphur is used or added at any stage in the making of these two wines.
Founded in 1995, CasalFarneto is a 35 acre estate whose key to success is to manage traditional winegrowing and winemaking techniques with modern facilities and an eco-sustainable approach towards nature and the surrounding area.
The winery has been entirely covered by a roof garden planted to vines allowing for a double experience: the pleasant visual continuity with the landscape and a constant underground temperature inside, where the barrels are stored.
This is such a great wine, with delicate fruity aromas, floral hints of apple and citrussy notes, and the typical almond aftertaste.
Refreshing like a white wine, with the complexity of red wine. This orange wine is made by leaving the grape skins and seeds in contact with the pressed juice, creating a deep orange-hued finish. This is a complex and structured wine, with elegant but discreet fruit flavours of stone fruits, backed up with a powerful tannin structure and long finish. A natural minimal intervention wine which is well balanced and structured yet pure and incredibly fresh.
A blend of Trajadura, Arinto & Loureiro, this Portuguese Vinho Verde is a collaboration between winery Quinta Do Ermizio and top London restaurant and magazine, Noble Rot. Local artist Jose Mendez provided the eye catching label. Gaining a bit of a cult following, this wine is a limited production that is dry, fruity, zesty and refreshing and really really easy drinking.
Pair with grilled or baked fish, salads and sunshine. Chin Chin!
OLBIETA reflects the characteristics and essence of Mediterranean wines. Vines are situated at high elevation and not far from the Mediterranean coast. The influence of the vineyard soil (slate) and the Mediterranean climate create a true expression of terroir combined with white fruits and flowers. Aromas of pear, lychee, fennel and citrus fruits. Complex, fresh and mineral with great length on the palate.
Sustainable agriculture from old vineyards with a high chalk content. The Tardana fruit comes from un-irrigated bush vines at 400 m altitude. This native grape variety its so adapted to the terroir that it ripens very late, in October, after the reds. Scrummy white fruits, flowers, ripe pears. Creamy and well balanced acidity.
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.
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.
Very crisp and mineral, with rich citrus fruit, green apples and warm lees character – perfect with oysters of course!
A skin contact white wine from a very old variety, sourced from high vineyards in the heart of the Gredos mountains. Fuller-bodied for a white, with great mouthfeel and texture. Lots of great flavours of orchard fruit and florals, plus some sweeter notes, though a dry wine!
If you are not familiar with orange wines, then this is a great place to start! This little Sicilian wine offers all of the characteristics of natural, orange wine, rich, pithy fruit character, savoury herbs, ginger and spices. Ideal for curries and classic Sicilian dishes.
A fresh Natural wine from a great winemaker in Gascony. Crisp apple and pear fruit aromas, which mingle with delicate floral notes. On the palate the wine is lifted by exotic notes of kiwi and pineapple, yet the overwhelming character is that of precision, linear minerality and elegance.
A versatile wine well suited to serving with grilled trout or other river fish, young sheep’s cheese or as an aperitif. Grapes are sourced from organic vineyards located in the southwest of Gascony.
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.
Featuring a nose and palate of peach, melon and quince along with buttered broche and honey on the finish from a judicious use of oak, this Chenin Blanc is rich and utterly charming.
Pair it with roast chicken, pulled pork or fresh tuna and your tastebuds will thank you forever…
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.
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.
The benchmark wine of the Davenport Winery, aromatic peach and floral fruit made from Bacchus, Ortega, Faber, Siegerrebe and Huxelrebe, with a soft creamy texture.
A pure style of Chenin Blanc from nearly 50 year old vines that produce small clusters full of concentration and a high natural acidity. Lemon aromas and flavours with some peach, floral and flint notes. A very interesting wine for both lovers of natural wine and those new to the style.
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.
A classically made orange wine with aromas of raw honey, walnuts and apricots which follow through onto the palate. A full bodied wine that’s quite versatile on the table but will stand up well with roasted chicken or even, duck and quail.
Grapes from all the best vines, the truly ancient ones, form this cuvée. The wine is fermented naturally and aged in seasoned, large barrels, before being bottled unfiltered. This is an immensely stylish (but not stylised) coiled spring, it’s terrific with simple seafood, from Sea Bass to Mussels.
Craig Hawkins is a young winemaker based in the Swartland, South Africa, where he rents about 11ha of vineyard. Having travelled extensively throughout Europe, and then worked as wine maker for Lammershoek, he now makes a huge variety of different wines under his own Testalonga label.
With its super bright acidity and lime, pear & pineapple aromas, this is the perfect spring/summer afternoon tipple.
The wine is aged on its skins in a qvevri – a large, egg-shaped, ceramic vessel. It is made from a native Georgian grape variety, Rkatsiteli, which is left on its skins for 6 months, developing into a wine with fine tannins balanced on a backbone of fresh and dried stone fruit and almonds.
Named after both an old Italian winemaker that made white wines like red wines and a Sicilian bandit named Testalonga.
With fresh apple as the predominant flavour that you want from a Chenin Blanc and a vivacity and texture that gives it excellent composure.
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.
A medium bodied wine with unique aromas and texture. Honey and bread aromas from fermentation in an old oak foudre with complex dried citrus and ginger on the palate. Its dry and racy texture will pair well with spiced butternut squash or roasted pork dishes with a abit of herby spice seasonings.