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.
Dunleavy Sparkling Red Wine – Brut Nature 2017£28.50
Based in Bristol and using grapes from their Somerset vineyard Dunleavy produce international award-winning wines from rich loamy soils. They farm in harmony with the nature that surrounds them. Their Sparkling Red Wine – Brut Nature 2017 is the first in an innovative series of sparkling reds they plan to produce using different red varieties.
Flavours of crushed berries, blackberry and rhubarb.
This is a low intervention wine so may contain a few small, harmless and natural crystals.
Wineries tip from the bottle: Caution- contents red & fizzy! Chill for max 1 hour before drinking. Drink, enjoy and tell your friends about us!
Suitable for vegans!
47 Anno Domini, Diamond Rosato Spumante£13.50
Intriguing pink tones with delicate salmon nuances, fine and
prolonged perlage in the glass. To the nose it presents elegant floral notes followed by sensations of small red fruits. Excellent initial impact, pleasant sensation thanks to the presence of carbon dioxide well amalgamated with the acidity and sugars present, well balanced for the duration in the mouth.
Interesting persistence and final sensation.
Excellent as an aperitif, perfect accompaniment to crudité,
marinated fish and shellfish, it also goes well with raw ham.
Suitable for vegans!
Alpha Box & Dice, ‘Zaptung’, Glera£14.95
“Drink Zaptung on its own as a pick-me-up and rejoice in its unique hydration qualities.
Astound your friends and confound your enemies as it makes you appear infinitely more sophisticated than they remember. Use it in cocktails — yeah, that’s right – cocktails. Wear a sexy mask and pretend you are in Venice while you nonchalantly whip up some Bellinis and Aperol Spritzes for your excited guests. Put it in an atomiser and spray it on your face while you are dancing at the disco, simultaneously refreshing mind, body and spirit with every pump… It is truly the most versatile of beverages.”
Picked from a lovely Riverland vineyard in South Australia whose soil is sand over limestone, the grapes are crushed, pressed and fermented in stainless steel with a natural yeast. A glass full of joyful froth, AB&D Zaptung is Glera but not quite as we know it. Amongst the superabundance of bubbles, there is a textural streak bringing all their festivity and chaotic stone fruit into line. A positive marvel, this will delight even the most fastidious punter.
Suitable for vegans!
Sparkling Red Wine Mixed Case£63.00
The case price of £63 includes a 5% discount of the RRP case price of £66.45. The selection is as follows:
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.
47 Anno Domini, Diamond Prosecco D.O.C. Spumante Extra Dry (organic)£13.50
This Prosecco is made from carefully selected organic Glera grapes and thanks to the use of vegetable proteins is also suitable for Vegans
The Prosecco offers fine persistent bubbles with a classic Prosecco DOC aromatic nose. The wine is very soft on the palate, offering refreshing acidity with lots fruity flavours such as apple, apricot and some banana.
Suitable for vegans!
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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.
Fox Creek Wine Mixed Case£99.50
Fox Creek brings a little bit of the past into the future. It’s a fine balance of old and new. The nineteenth century stone cottage, home to their Cellar Door is just 400 metres away from the state-of-the-art winery complex.
Their wines are not mass-produced. It is more about a discovery of a wine that they honestly care about—deeply and unswerving. Every one of their countless decisions is dedicated to a single-minded result and you can taste the passion in every bottle, every variety, from every vintage.
The 6-bottle case price of £100 includes a 5% discount off the RRP Case price £105.75. Price includes sale prices.
The selection is as follows:
Minini Prosecco Spumante DOC Extra Dry£13.95
Produced in an area that is known for Prosecco in the province of Vicenza and Padova. This Minini Prosecco is 100% Glera and is pale yellow with green glints, accompanied with lasting fizziness. A bouquet that is Fruity with aromas of apple, pear and white flowers and a taste that is fresh, slightly citrus, with a distinct acidity and a harmonious and slightly aromatic aftertaste. Best served always well chilled 7 – 8 C and is delicious as an aperitif and ideal with fish dishes, white meats, and fresh cheeses.
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47 AD Prosecco Frizzante DOC NV£11.95
With so much mass produced Prosecco out there it’s hard to know what one to choose. We continue to champion and import this modern Prosecco from 47 Anno Domini. We colloquially call this ‘Blackboard’ Prosecco.
As a Frizzante it is delicately sparkling with citrus, pear and floral aromas which flow to the palate. You will notice its closure uses the traditional ‘tappo spago’, the cork closure with string; this symbolises their connection to time-honoured methods once used with sparkling wines from Veneto.
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Samuel’s Gorge, ‘Comet Tail’, Sparkling Shiraz 2014 (bottle fermented)£36.00
There’s sparkling red and there’s sparkling red and here at Tilley’s Wines we don’t do things by halves. We make sure our choices pack a punch in quality and over deliver on expectations.
We always steal Samuel’s Gorge’s winemaker, Justin McNamee’s tasting notes because quite frankly our prose pales in comparison and who better to set the tone than the creator himself:
“The epitome of romance in a bottle; traditionally made, bottle fermented, liquored with rare and selected muscats and ports and a result of contemplative devotion to this trade. Reminiscent of a rich Cornetto swirl, chase the surprises and delights offered up by this beautiful sparkling Shiraz. With a starry spray of fine beads dancing from the base of the glass, the Comet Tail sparkling is a must have for any celebratory table.”
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Fox Creek, ‘Arctic Fox’ NV£16.95
Fox Creek’s Arctic Fox is perfect for those seeking an alternative to Champagne.
A blend of three white varieties reflect all that is desirable from McLaren Vale’s climate and soils. Comprising of 55% Vermentino, 23% Verdelho, 22% Sauvignon Blanc.
The Vermentino’s crisp, structural and vibrant contribution is filled out by the Verdelho’s rich, tropical mid palate and yeasty lees stirred characteristics, while the Sauvignon Blanc twist gives the aromatics a lift and provides a herbaceous edge.
So how does it taste: A crisp and refreshing mix of lemon, lime, grapefruit and white nectarine flavours leading into a soft and fleshy mid palate of honeydew, green apple and lemon sorbet. The focused acidity combined with the voluminous mouth-feel finish the wine with crispness, persistence and length.
Suitable for vegans!
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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.
Marsecco, Frizzante Marzemino (sparkling red), IGT£12.95
This wine tells an exceptional story. Marzemino grew for the first time in Asia, but Venetian and Lombard connoisseurs were already enjoying its sweetness in the 16th century.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart therefore paid tribute to this legendary wine, mentioning “the excellent Marzemino” in his opera Don Giovanni.
The wine itself is crimson with shiny purple highlights.
NOSE & PALATE
The nose forest fruits and the tongue tingles from the gentle bubbles and the noticeable residual sugar makes it very soft. The black cherry dominates the palate.
A definite candidate for a fun party wine and also tastes very well chilled on a mild summer’s evening. Guaranteed to convert any non-believer!
Le Magnolie Prosecco Extra Dry DOC£13.50
By far the best Prosecco we have found after a very long process.
The small family owned vineyard near Treviso benefits from high altitude which ensures the required acidity for sparkling wine.
Pale straw yellow colour with greenish reflections. Presenting fine and persistent bubbles and showing fresh fruit and white flowers on the palate.
Fox Creek Vixen Shiraz (sparkling red)£17.95
The majority of our customers have discovered Tilley’s Wines through their search for the Vixen! This sparkling red has a huge following in the UK and of course in its homeland Australia.
It is made in the same way as Champagne with the second fermentation taking place in the bottle. This is no cheap fizzy plonk but a serious game changer when it comes to sparkling wines.
We like to always include the Vixen on tastings to see how many sparkling red converters we can make and we have a near 100% success rate.
By way of a tasting note it is a powerful wine rich and soft in texture. The silky palate oozes sweet mixed berry conserve, ‘rum and raisin’, white chocolate & spicy vanillin oak finished with a balanced explosion of spice, crisp acid and soft elegant tannin length.
With regards to food matching, we’d drink this and only this with our turkey on Christmas Day. We also think it’s a cracking match with Stilton cheese and Christmas pud! We also think its bubbles give good cause to opening it for any celebratory occasion!
Suitable for vegans!