Vigne Nuove Montepulciano, Valle Reale
The ’classic’ wine from this estate and something of a powerhouse. Lovely blueberry, damson and black cherry fruit with tobacco leaf and mineral notes. A great all rounder. The 2006 vintage has won Gambero Rosso’s Maximum Three Glasses – an exceptional achievement.
1 Bottle £22.99
2 Bottles £33.99
3 Bottles £45.99
Champagne Brut Carte Blanche, Bauget-Jouette
These days, the estate is run by Jean-Pierre Bauget and his wife Beatrice, who own 14ha of vines around Epernay, where Chardonnay is the predominant variety planted. They still use the original 18th century cellars which are dug 27 metres into the chalk below Epernay.
1 Bottle £42.99
2 Bottles £74.99
3 Bottles £107.99
Chablis Cuvee Prestige, Domaine Chevallier
A blend of the Chevallier brothers` finest vineyerd parcels; Premier Cru in all but name. Lovely poise, raciness, with good rich apple fruit beneath.
‘Bracing appley nose, stony. Full-bodied, with considerable weight, power, spiciness and a biting, tangy acidity. Delicious and long.’ 17.5/20 **Top 30 Village Chablis 2007 / 2008** – Stephen Brook, Decanter Magazine, August 2010
1 Bottle £28.99
2 Bottles £47.99
3 Bottles £65.99
Soft, supple Sangiovese that makes for great everyday drinking – a real crowd pleaser, and excellent value.
1 Bottle £18.99
2 Bottles £29.99
3 Bottles £39.99
Ch. La Rose-Pourret, St. Emilion Grand Cru
The Warion family have owned the 8 hectare property for over a century, and these immaculate sandy, iron-rich vineyards lie in the shadow of the famous clock tower just outside the town walls. Merlot makes up 70% of the plantings, with Cabernet Franc and a small amount of Cab. Sauvignon, and vines average over 40 years of age. Yields are kept low, fermentation is temperature-controlled, followed by a year and a half oak maturation. Classic St. Emilion without the Grand Cru price tag!
1 Bottle £22.99
2 Bottles £40.99
3 Bottles £59.99