Ardèche par Nature Cuvée Rosé 2017£13.50
The Ardèche Par Nature Cuvée Rosé has a pale peach colour and a nose that is filled with aromas of fresh strawberries and redcurrants. On the palate we found a nice nervousness and the freshness is supported by a nice acidity. With a very refreshing finish! Ideal as an aperitif and will suit perfectly with a Carpaccio of tomatoes or fruit salads.
Claymore Mixed Case£150.00
Many of Claymore’s wines are named after some of the world’s legendary rock songs, albums and artists. To them, the labels are those that resonate beyond their time, across generations and have become something of modern classics; they holds similar aspirations for their wines. To silence any critics who may see the rock icons as a gimmick, Claymore Wines has grown into a serious boutique wine business.
The case price of £150 includes a 10% discount. The selection is as follows:
Claymore Whole Lotta Love Rosé 2016£12.50
Rose petals and apple blossom sit alongside morello cherry and strawberry fruits on the nose. The aromatics indicate a level of sweetness so the off-dry nature of the wine is a welcome counterpoint. There is nothing cloying or sugary about this wine.
Down The Rabbit Hole Friends & Lovers Sangiovese Rosé£14.95
‘Friends & Lovers’ Rosé fills your mouth with bright berry and apricot flavours and has a refreshingly dry finish. These Sangiovese grapes know how to please. On a warm sunny day, with your favourite people around you, this wine brings joy and bliss.
Pale crimson with a salmon hue.
Field strawberries and fresh apricot with a hint of rose petal.
The palate is dry and vibrant, packed with fresh strawberries, raspberries and apricot. Cranberry lingers with a crisp and refreshing finish.
Down The Rabbit Hole Mixed Case£72.50
Down The Rabbit Hole from McLaren Vale, Australia, is a winery which aims to inspire imagination with an attitude of adventure, inviting drinkers to join in on something special. Their team is built on creativity, energy and youthful spirit. It’s almost impossible not to want to share in their beautiful lifestyle (and cute campervan named Scout). They view wine as the ability to transform a seemingly ordinary day into something pretty special. On the back of every bottle is their poem, and each hand sketched illustration on the wine label represents a different line of that poem.
The case price of £118 includes a 10% discount. The selection is as follows:
Five Geese “Volpacchiotto” Rosé 2017£16.95
Sue Trott's five geese live in the dam at the bottom of the garden experience fluctuating numbers thanks to their intrepid predator, Mr. Fox. Forgivingly, Sue names her latest release, a Nero d'Avola rose after Volpacchiotto, meaning fox cub in Italian.
Pretty, bright crimson pink
Fresh, bright red fruits and spice with a little of the typical Nero d’ Avola quince character coming through.
Lovely crisp flavoursome palate with good texture and acidity and a long dry, savoury finish lingering with rhubarb and quince.
Five Geese Mixed Case£190.00
On Sue Trott’s Blewitt Springs vineyard, five wild geese have lived for many years, foraging for feed between the rows of vines. Each night they sleep on the waters of the dam, seeking refuge from marauding foxes – hence the name Five Geese.
The Trott family has had a long-standing tradition of growing grapes in the McLaren Vale district. Sue’s son Jonathon has been working in viticulture for over 20 years and has managed his family’s vineyards for the past 15 years. Together, Sue and Jonathon have worked tirelessly to produce premium fruit for the five geese label. As Sue says, “good wine can only be made from good grapes.”
The case price of £190 includes a 10% discount. The selection is as follows:
Hugh Hamilton Mixed Case£175.00
As with all families one is a black sheep and Hugh Hamilton is it. You can expect therefore to enjoy the difference. The black sheep is the master of a most reprobate flock, with characters such as ‘The Rascal’ Shiraz, ‘The Scallywag’ Unwooded Chardonnay and ‘The Villain’ Cabernet Sauvignon – this is no ordinary line up.
The wines are not ordinary either. There is a fascinating range of very individualistic wines that have great character. They have such character and depth of flavour they can become a topic of dinner party conversation on their own.
The case price of £175 includes a 10% discount. The selection is as follows:
Hugh Hamilton, Floozie, Sangiovese Rosé 2016£13.95
We like our rosé fresh and lively – which is why it's based on Sangiovese … famed for its crisp acidity and bright aromas and flavours. Floozie will not doubt make for a happier human race – or at least a few select members who partake of this wine!
Les Maitres Vignerons de la Presqu’ile de Saint-Tropez ” Caprice” Rose 2018£11.95
The Maîtres Vignerons use their extensive experience to carefully select their PGIs so that the wine profiles match consumer expectations perfectly: Light, fresh,
fruity and easy to drink. To obtain wines of the highest quality, the Maîtres Vignerons have developed close relations with partner wine cellars.
Caprice results from the selection of quality wines for immediate pleasure.
The colour of this wine is a showstopper – such a delicate, shimmering, pale pink that it’s hard to believe there could be any weight or flavor at all. But then rich and powerful in the mouth with notes of strawberry, cranberry, fresh herb and anise all clean and crisp and creamy
An explosion of red fruit on the nose, this is brightly fruity and crisp while showing some good dense flavors. Red fruits push through the citrus and grapefruit acidity to give a creamy, ripe wine, the palate is soft and complex.
Maxwell ‘Little Demon’ Grenache Rosé£12.75
In 1871 Scottish scientist James Clerk Maxwell (Mark Maxwell's Great Grandfather) proposed a thought experiment, that involved a hypothetical creature acting as a gatekeeper between two compartments to sort gas molecules according to their speed. At first glance, such a system could potentially create energy from nothing… theoretically impossible given the laws of physics. This hypothetical gatekeeper became known to physicists as Maxwell’s Little Demon, and has stirred debate in the science community for more than a century.
Beautiful pink, salmon in colour while aromatic rose, Turkish delight and fresh strawberry gives a very attractive aroma.
The palate is light and fresh showing generous cherry, strawberry and aromatic spices. Well balanced, a drier style of rosé, highlighting the fresh fruit, crisp acidity. The grapes used in this wine are from Mark Maxwell's 88 year Old Vine Grenache. Top, top grapes used on this wine giving complexity and interest and making it beautifully easy to drink.
Maxwell Mixed Case£167.00
Maxwell’s estate vineyards are some of the most favourably positioned in the McLaren Vale district. Situated on solid limestone, and in such proximity to the moderating effects of the Gulf of St Vincent, the conditions in the vineyards are ideal and somewhat blessed for producing small quantities of intensely flavoured grapes. Since 1979, the Maxwell family, with its 16 acre estate, have built a solid reputation for producing handmade wines so it makes sense then that the family’s ethos is: “ Life’s too short to drink bad wine”.
The case price of £167 includes a 10% discount. The selection is as follows:
Poggio L’Apparita, San Michele N.3 Rosé, DOC Maremma Toscana, 2016£13.95
MAREMMA DOC TOSCANA
Maremma, Tuscany's “wild frontier” is fast becoming the Napa Valley of Tuscany. Maremma, though only a two hour drive south-west of the city of Florence stands in stark contrast to the ordered Chianti hillsides. The undeveloped region is what keeps it safe from the main tourist drag while acting as a serious draw for in-the-know wine lovers.
This micro-production rosé (2500 bottles made) is crafted from 100% Sangiovese in the Maremma area of Tuscany.
COLOUR & NOSE
Pale watermelon pink, very attractive. Floral aromas of rose hips, red fruits and gentle pink pepper spice.
Complex with notes of sour cherry and watermelon. This gorgeous wine has a long supple finish. Pairs well with light summer fare like grilled pork, summer pastas and salads.
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