It's that time of the week where we talk about one of our brand new wines. This time we have one of the most amazing producers in Australia...

One of the original McLaren Vale pioneers, Thomas Goss (1810-1890), his wife Mary Ann (1813-1891) and their children arrived in South Australia from Devonshire in 1849. After success in the Victorian gold fields he established an iconic farming property, Ingleburne, now home to some of the McLaren Vale region's leading vineyards.

In 2010, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of his birth, it was decided to release a range of affordable McLaren Vale red wines and Adelaide Hills white wines under the Thomas Goss label. These wines are a tribute to the persistence of Thomas Goss and his family's long contribution to our beloved region.




Thomas Goss Adelaide Hills Riesling 2013 @ £12.95 - Buy it here!
Light yellow. Spicy pear and green apple scents show very good clarity and a zesty mineral topnote. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering lively citrus and orchard fruit flavors with a touch of honeysuckle. Closes dry and long, with excellent clarity and building spiciness

-Josh Raynolds 90/100 Points

We have a good bit of this but I doubt it will last long! Come and grab a couple! Cheers!

This one is an absolute gem. Brand new into the shop and something that we think everyone should have a go with...

This is one of the most exciting wineries to come out of Sardinia in two decades. It is the brainchild of Gavino Sanna, a Sardinian who has lived in Milan for the past 50 years, where he built up one of Italy's most successful advertising agencies. On a whim, he decided to sell the agency and seek new challenges. One of these challenges was the creation of a winery in Sulcis in southwestern Sardinia. As might be expected from someone with Sanna's background, the labels are striking. He has also ensured that the contents are equally striking. Stefano Cova, a young winemaker from Trentino, took over with the 2008 vintage, improving on an already high level of quality.

The grapes are grown in the Sulcis area on the south-western tip of Sardinia. The climate here is Mediterranean with low rainfall, frequent north-westerly winds, high temperatures in spring and summer, a mild autumn and winter which vary from dry and cold through to relatively mild. Soils are medium textured, naturally sandy and chalky-clay, with a rocky, schistous character. Moderate nutrient levels and good levels of minerals add a distinctive character to the resulting wines. The vines are trained using the espalier method and spur-cordon pruned with yields around 45 hectolitres per hectare.



Cantina Mesa Giunco Vermentino di Sardegna 2016 @ £11.95 - Buy it here!
Straw yellow with hints of gold and green. The complex bouquet releases subtle notes of lime blossom, yellow peach and apricot, and zesty grapefruit. The palate is crisp and delicious, perfectly echoing the aromatics on the nose, with tangy fruit and a long-lasting, mineral finish

Come and grab a couple before they go. There's only a few available but if it's what the people want then it's what the people shall get and we will get more in for you all! Cheers!

This one is totally brand new. Brand new to the shop and also from a brand new appellation...

La Voûte comes from a relatively new appellation called Touraine Chenonceaux, which was created in 2011 after 20 years in the making. Chenonceaux is known for the majestic Château de Chenonceau, which features on the La Voûte label. The wines are from selected parcels of vines located in Touraine. The Sauvignon Blanc may not be sold until 1st May following the vintage, spending around seven months on its lees to add weight, texture and complexity.

La Voûte is situated in Touraine Chenonceaux, on the bank of the Cher Valley, 50 kilometres east of Tours near the famous Château de Chenonceau. The soil is clay and silex (a mixture of flint and sand) and the pruning method is simple Guyot.



La Voûte Touraine Chenonceaux 2015 @ £13.95 - Buy it here!

Pale lemon in colour with green reflections. An intense and elegant nose combining grapefruit, tropical fruits and blackcurrant bud. The palate is fleshy and fresh, with clean minerality persisting on the finish.

A great one for the weekend, so swing by and grab a couple! Cheers!

It took us a little while but it's finally here. A brand new pure viognier. This one from the USA's own Jackson family...

For 30 years, the Jackson family has sustainably farmed and passionately tended our remarkable Santa Maria estate. Barbara Banke and Jess Jackson’s daughters, Katie Jackson and Julia Jackson, grew up among these vines. Drawn to the grit and beauty of winemaking, Katie and Julia continue the family business. Together with Barbara Banke’s keen knowledge of the industry and incredible business sense, Katie’s passion for sustainability and the land, and Julia’s creative backbone and dedication to empowering communities, the women of Cambria shape who we are today.



Cambria Estate, Tepusquet Vineyard Viognier 2015 @ £17.95 - Buy it here!
Bright citrus flavors and aromas (lemon-lime, grapefruit, orange) are the dominant characters in the wine. A balanced acidity enhances the fruit flavors and provides a fresh, crisp finish.

Having been one of the most requested wines I don't think this will be hanging around for a particularly long time. Don't miss your chance to see how the Americans do it!

 

Continuing our theme of showing off our brand new wines this is another stonker! A Californian chardonnay with some real elegance to it...

When Jess Jackson produced his first Chardonnay in 1982, his goal was simply to create a wine that people of all levels of expertise could enjoy. Three decades later, the family owned and operated Kendall-Jackson is one of the most trusted and celebrated wineries in the world. For the last 21 consecutive years, the winery’s Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay has been the #1 selling Chardonnay in America.

One aspect that distinguishes Kendall-Jackson’s wines from their competitors is vineyard sourcing. Kendall-Jackson owns more than 12,000 acres located on the mountains, hillsides and benches of California’s greatest cool, coastal sub-regions throughout Sonoma, Napa, Monterey, Mendocino and Mendocino counties. Since 2011, all of these vineyards have been third-party certified sustainable by CCSW (Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing) and SIP (Sustainability in Practice).




Kendall-Jackson Vintners Reserve Chardonnay 2015 @ £14.95 - Buy it here!
Beautifully integrated tropical flavours such as pineapple, mango, and papaya with citrus notes that explode in your mouth. These flavours delicately intertwine with aromas of vanilla and honey to create depth and balance throughout. A hint of toasted oak rounds out the long, lingering finish.

If you're a chardonnay fan then you most definitely need to get a load of this!

The Greywacke is a gorgeous Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region of New Zealand. It's about time we got ourselves a new crisp white!

Greywacke was created in 2009 by Kevin Judd, chief winemaker at Cloudy Bay from its inception for 25 years and instrumental in the international recognition which Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc enjoys now. The name 'Greywacke' was adopted by Kevin for his first Marlborough vineyard located in Rapaura in recognition of the high prevalence of rounded greywacke river stones in the soils of the vineyard, a sedimentary rock which is widely found in Marlborough. Kevin Judd is also New Zealand's finest wine photographer and has recently published a book 'The Landscape of New Zealand Wine'.

Greywacke Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 @ £16.95 - Buy it here!

A delicious fusion of ripe summer fruits and delicate floral perfume, citrus blossom and elderflower entwined with nectarines and white peaches, mandarin and cantaloupe with a twist of lemon. Intensely flavoured, succulent and crisp with a delicate herbal infusion.

Come and grab a bottle of this lovely crisp white. We love it and think you will too!