In celebration of a new vintage being released we've decided to put a little offer together on our amazing Puech Haut.

When you buy 2 bottles get 15% off straight away! No need for a full case at all, just a couple is all you need. Just in time for a bit of sun too!

Never tried the Puech? Here's a little bit of info for you!

Puech-Haut Prestige Rose 2017 @ £15.95 - Buy it here!

The 2017 Prestige Rosé is another beautiful rosé from this estate. Spice, underbrush, cherries, citrus blossom and beautiful minerality all emerge from the glass and it’s rich, yet also fresh and crisp. It's a food rosé to drink over the coming year. It’s a blend of 60/40 Grenache and Cinsault aged in tank.

This stuff will blow you away so why not come and grab a few whilst they're a little cheaper than normal?

Cheers!

Another new one from a long time favourite. En Passant Rouge has been known in the shop for a while for its amazing labels which change with every vintage. Let's look at the white equivalent. Shall we?

Situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees, surrounded by its vineyards, Domaine Gayda is a new destination in the Languedoc, 25km south west of Carcassonne, in the village of Brugairolles. Domaine Gayda has a passion for the traditional ‘cépages’ grown across the many diverse soils and climates of their vineyards situated throughout the Languedoc, giving “Provenance” to all the wines. While the grapes are rooted in tradition, the winery itself is all about the new, with investments in all the latest equipment and technology.

The latest addition to the estate’s collection is a limited edition range designed as an ode to Domaine Gayda’s spirit of creativity and inventiveness.

Inspired by The Passenger, the classic pop-rock anthem by Iggy Pop, its inherently restless character is expressed through a red and a white wine that are made from a different vineyard, terroir and grape variety every vintage, underscoring its ephemeral nature. This ‘rolling stone’ concept is clearly mirrored in the labelling of En Passant with constantly changing imagery designed as a storyboard.

Domaine Gayda En Passant Blanc 2017 @ £14.95 - Buy it here!
Here we find Macabeu associated with Muscat d’Alexandrie for even more structure and richness whilst keeping its pure freshness. Simple citrus with gorgeous blossom notes grace the palate and linger on gracefully with an extended finish.

 

What a stonker of a bottle. Something like this is perfect in the fast approaching sun. Cheers!

We've decided to go back and discuss a wine which we've had since before our shop even opened and that is the Chakana Ayni Malbec. Such a beautiful wine which deserves so much recognition. Time to learn a little more!

Chakana winery was founded by Juan Pelizzatti on May 2nd, 2002. Juan was driven to enter the wine industry first and foremost by his passion for wine, and also by the desire to invest his time and money on a product of agriculture. Although Juan did not know it at the time, the company was founded on the same day the Chakana was celebrated on the Andes highlands: on that same day, the Southern Cross (the Chakana for the Inca people) becomes vertical in the night Andean sky.

Juan's mission is to create an integral experience to introduce world consumers to the taste and culture of the Andes. His vision is to become one of the top 20 exporters of wine from Argentina, by consistently offering outstanding value for money.

"An incredible discovery for me, this winery was founded a decade ago and named after the Southern Cross ("Chakana" is the local Indian dialect for that constellation). It is located approximately 20 miles south of Mendoza in Agrelo. All three of these wines are highly recommended, and all are fabulous bargains in Malbec."

Chakana 'Ayni' Malbec 2017 @ £21.95 - Buy it here!
Herbaceous and floral character complemented by plums blackcurrant and blackberry notes. Silky tannins with a lovely, fresh finish.

This stuff brings you back to how malbec should be and we're keeping it! Cheers!

In celebration of a new vintage being released we've decided to put a little offer together on our amazing Puech Haut.

When you buy 2 bottles get 15% off straight away! No need for a full case at all, just a couple is all you need. Just in time for a bit of sun too!

Never tried the Puech? Here's a little bit of info for you!

Puech-Haut Prestige Rose 2017 @ £15.95 - Buy it here!
The 2017 Prestige Rosé is another beautiful rosé from this estate. Spice, underbrush, cherries, citrus blossom and beautiful minerality all emerge from the glass and it’s rich, yet also fresh and crisp. It's a food rosé to drink over the coming year. It’s a blend of 60/40 Grenache and Cinsault aged in tank.

This stuff will blow you away so why not come and grab a few whilst they're a little cheaper than normal?

 

Cheers!

A nice new carignan from Mont Rocher. Its something we should have had for a while but it finally appears and does everything it should! Let us find out a bit more.

Southern France, with its diverse regions, indigenous grapes, cultures and traditions is home to some of the most exciting, characterful wines in the world at present.

Mont Rocher is a collection of wines produced from indigenous varieties, produced in a style that lets them clearly express their varietal typicity and sense of place. Pure, authoritative packaging that lets the wines do the talking meets delicious, well-balanced wines that offer a taste of the real France.

Mont Rocher Carignan Vieilles Vignes 2017 @ £10.95 - Buy it here!
This juicy wine has a beautiful bright cherry red colour. The nose shows an abundance of intense red berry fruit and hints of vanilla flavours. The palate is soft, light, full flavoured with a smooth easy drinking finish.

A fantastic variety showing off how fantastic it can be! Cheers!

Spain are a consistent winner for us. Always showing off their endless ability in their production. Shall we find out a little more?

In the centre of Spain, a stone’s throw west of Madrid, is Bodegas Bernabeleva. At the feet of the Cerro de Guisando and Gredos mountains this winery lets its vines stretch out their roots through the thin infertile sandy soils, formed from decomposed granite, to cling on to life. Four generations have tended these old hardy vines that have repaid the care and attention with quality fruit hand harvested from the organically managed vineyards. Plots of Garnacha, Albillo and Moscatel de Grano Menudo are vinified separately, neither fined nor filtered to ensure that both the land and love shown shine through.

All the fruit is hand picked from the San Martin de Valdeiglesias area which is a high altitude vineyard area. The practice organic and biodynamic viticulture (not certified), and use fruit from bush trained vines on small plots.

Bodegas Bernebeleva, Camino de Navaherreros 2017 @ £13.95 - Buy it here!
An easy to drink wine, the beautiful aromatics of fresh lavender and wild berries. The palate is lively with bright acidity and there’s plenty of rich juicy dark fruit in the finish with super fine tannins. 

You will not be disappointed. Perfection on a sunny day. Cheers!