Henners Brut 2014£28.50
Henners Brut is produced solely from grapes grown on Henners outstanding estate, in Herstmonceux East Sussex. They found the unique combination of warm well drained soils, southerly aspect slope coupled with low altitude. The result is perhaps the finest vineyard microclimate in the country. Henners take a non-interventionist approach in the winery, made possible by the quality of the fruit. Vine clones and varieties are fermented separately to allow a broad palette of wines for final blending. Approximately 85% of the wine goes through malolactic fermentation. A proportion (10%) is fermented in aged oak barrels to add subtle character and layers to the wine.
Sourdough aromas combine with crunchy green apple fruit to provide a wonderfully welcoming nose. The palate is fine with a lively and persistent mousse. Green apple and pear fruit characters mix with a toasted brioche leesy flavour helping to provide a complex and moreish palate. Balanced acidity and a long finish make this a very classy sparkling wine.
Perfect aperitif or celebration wine.
Montresor Rosé Royal Pinot Noir Spumante NV£12.95
Harvest takes place early September from vineyards in the Veneto. Initial soft pressing, is followed by fermentation with selected yeasts. The wine undergoes secondary fermentaion in small closed tanks (Charmat method) and is kept on the lees for 4 months.
A delicate pale pink colour. Subtle and persitent bubbles. Rich toasty aromas of bread, mingle with flower blossom, ripe apples and cherries. Elegant and balanced palate, finishes with good length.
Excellent aperitif. Also enjoy with appetizers, and light chicken and fish dishes.
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El Infiernillo Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018£10.95
Loosely translated to ‘little hell’, Infiernillo gets its name from the Descabazado volcano which sits in the mountain range above the Andes. Grapes are sourced from cool climate vineyard in Casablanca which borders the Layda appellation.
Coming from a single block of fruit in the Casablanca Valley, the Pinot Noir grapes benefit from alluvial soils, a long ripening season and optimum diurnal temperature variatio. Due to its proximity to the cooling influences of the Pacific Ocean it is ideal for the production of exquisite Pinot Noir. Fermention takes place in stainless steel tanks at a low fermentation temperatures is used to avoid hard extraction. There grapes are fragile so there is lots of gentle pumping over help to avoid bad tannis. The wine is aged for 3 months in french oak.
Smokey raspberry and red cherry fruit lifts effortlessly out of the glass. The palate is rich yet delicate with plenty of crunchy red berry fruits and a supple finish. This is a wine which has plenty of hand crafted charm.
Goose and duck immediately spring to mind… but also great with mushroom based dishes, BBQ meats and foie gras.
Henners Native Grace Rose 2018£13.95
The Native Grace Rosé is a blend of 75% Pinot Meunier and 25% Pinot Noir with grapes chosen from selected vineyard blocks. Grapes were hand-harvested and Pinot Meurnier grapes were loaded into the press and left to macerate overnight before being whole bunch pressed to obtain a beautiful, delicate, pink colour. The grapes were cool fermented in stainless steel, before undergoing malolactic fermentation.
Deliciously fruity Pinot Meunier provides a vibrant strawberry and cream backbone to the Native Grace Rose. Summer berry flavours take centre stage with juicy raspberry, cherry and redcurrant notes delivering a dry, zippy finish.
Served chilled on a warm summer’s day or perfect with a fruity dessert such as Eton Mess.
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47 Anno Domini ‘Sottovoce’ Pinot Nero IGT 2015£10.95The wine made from the Pinot Nero (also the same as Pinot Noir) grape is very versatile. It is full, light acidity, nicely balanced and ultimately gives a fresh mouthfeel. The aromas are characterised by red fruit and the wood’s ripening gives the wine refined notes of tobacco, coffee, cocoa and vanilla.The Pinot Nero goes perfectly with game and roasted duck or with dishes based on meat sauces. This wine is also delicious to combine with seasoned cheeses.
Veuve Deloynes Champagne Brut NV£22.50
S.A Les Roches Blanches was founded in 1994 by Nicolas Gueusquin, a young and dynamic entrepreneur. The négociant is based in Dizy, just outside Epernay. Today, the négociant operates in a newly built, modern winery with thermo-regulated stainless steel vats, underground chalk cellars and 40 gyropalettes.
Les Roches Blanches uses the traditional Champagne method and the wines are matured for two years in chalk cellars in Dizy.
Clean, fresh floral bouquet with a hint of hazelnut leading to a delicate yet refreshing citrus palate and a long balanced and rounded finish.
Ideal food match: canapes and smoked salmon starters.
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Chapel Down, Classic Non-Vintage Brut£22.00
Chapel Down Brut NV is a classic example of quality English sparkling wine with aromas of red apple, citrus fruits and freshly baked bread together with hints of strawberry and quince on the palate and fine persistent bubbles.
Chapel Down Brut is ideal as an aperitif or a perfect pairing to the British classic – fish and chips.
Drink within 3 years of purchase.
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Louis Roederer Cristal, 2009 (with gift box)£170.00
In 1876, Tsar Alexander II – already a great lover of Louis Roederer wines – asked Louis Roederer to 'take the exercise still further' and create a cuvée for his personal use which was unique, in terms of both its style and the bottle. So Louis Roederer offered him an exceptional crystal bottle, holding the fruit of vines selected from the seven great crus on his estate. This cuvée would be offered
only in the truly 'great' years in which the ripeness of the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes could provide the subtle, precise balance that has now become synonymous with the leading prestige cuvée of Champagne.
Cristal 2006 is made with 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay and 20% wines matured in wood (oak barrels) with no malolactic fermentation. Cristal is a blend of grand crus from the Reims mountain, the Marne Valley and Côte des Blancs. The wine is matured for six to seven years in cellars and rests for eight
months after disgorging. Dosage varies between eight and 10 g/l depending on the vintage.
Glistening color with light amber highlights, indicating a year of very fine ripeness. Soft, almost timid bubbles, in a slow and steady flow. There is a rich bouquet with confit fruit (lemon, orange), white flowers (lilies) and lightly roasted nuts (hazelnuts and almonds). On airing, the dominant fruitiness becomes intense: a sabayon of peaches,apricots, melon and mango. The mouth features a rounded, complex ballet of fruit. The texture is concentrated, giving the impression of biting into a ripe, fleshy fruit. The palate is enveloped by this depth of juicy, creamy, silky fruit, which soon makes way for a pure, sharp, graceful freshness.A transition follows from ripe fruit transforming the ripe fruit into a slightly sharp citrus flavor; the warmer notes make way for flowers, citrus zests and nuts. After this rapid succession of flavors, there is a lasting impression of harmony: the aromas,
flavors, slight bitterness and freshness come in just the right proportions, intermingling to form a perfectly integrated yet complex whole. A few hints of apple tart tartin and Danish pastries add a final touch to the already complex range of aromas.
Drink now but will mature and improve until 2020.
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O’Leary Walker, Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir, 2013£16.50
An approachable Pinot Noir from a fine Estate. On the palate you'll find bucket loads of dark cherries and it's a decent weight in the mouth for a youthful wine. This wine is incredibly easy drinking and can be enjoyed on its own.
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Riposte, The Sabre, Pinot Noir, 2012£20.95
Tim Knappstein is a legendary winemaker and Pinot Noir is a speciality. Tim has 50 years (older than some of Australia's vineyards) and more than 500 awards under his belt.
This is an extremely well-priced wine because Tim sells his wine at accessible prices – lucky us!
This wine has dark cherry and blueberry with kirsch and floral notes on the palate leading to an opulent finish of soft velvety tannins.
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