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Alpha Zeta Pinot Grigio 2017 (1x75cl)

Alpha Zeta was created in 1999 by UK wine importer, David Gleave MW, and New Zealand winemaker, Matt Thomson with this belief in mind. They realised that the key is to marry local grape growers with impeccable winemaking. All Alpha Zeta wines are made from indigenous grape varieties grown in the hills north-east of Verona.  The flavours of the grape shine through in the glass offering great value, quality and balance. Matt works with local Veronese grape growers in hillside vineyards to select parcels of fruit, rather than buying in bulk wine. They have worked together to reduce yields and the grapes are now picked later. In this way, they have been able to improve grape quality and obtain riper flavours.

The fruit for this wine is grown in special, selected old vineyards with excellent south-east exposure, where growers have reduced their yields quite considerably to produce excellent quality fruit.

The grapes were hand harvested, de-stemmed, crushed and chilled on the way to the press with no addition of sulphur. The juice was naturally settled, racked and cultured yeasts were added to initiate fermentation which took place at 12-14°C. The wine is held in temperature controlled stainless steel before bottling.

The Alpha Zeta Pinot Grigio has characterful aromas of ripe peach and pear and slight hints of flint. It is refreshing and crisp on the finish.

£9.90

Alpha Zeta 'S' Soave 2017 (1x75cl)

Pale lemon in colour. Clean and lively, with a fresh, lightly perfumed almond blossom character on the nose which gives way to a ripe but fresh, apple and pear flavours on the soft palate.  Vivacious citrus notes give the wine a crisp finish.

£8.10

Anselmi Capitel Croce Igt 2016 (1x75cl)

Outstanding. The wine exhibits a straw colour and subtle vanillin and spice aromas are noticeable in the aromatics, a creamy texture, admirable finesse and complexity and a surprisingly fat concentration and length.

£19.70

Anselmi Capitel Foscarino Igt 2015 (1x 75cl)

Shows great depth and character, with ripe fruit reminiscent of peaches with floral elements, fresh balanced acidity and a long, persistent finish.
£15.70

Anselmi San Vincenzo Igt 2016 (1x75cl)

Fruity, youthful style, reminiscent of nuts and peaches, already exhibits the trademark Anselmi complexity. No wood maturation, clean crisp flavours, long finish.

£13.55

Antinori - Castello Della Sala Bramito del Cervo Chardonnay 2016 (1x 75cl)

The baby brother of the iconic Cervaro della Sala is an exceptional wine in its own right, with a richly structured palate and aromas of apples, vanilla and toast.

£17.40

Antinori - Castello Della Sala Bramito del Cervo Chardonnay 2017 (1x75cl)

The baby brother of the iconic Cervaro della Sala is an exceptional wine in its own right, with a richly structured palate and aromas of apples, vanilla and toast.

£19.15

Antinori - Castello Della Sala Cervaro Della Sala 2015 (1x75cl)

Cervaro expresses an intense fragrance with aromatic notes of citrus, pears, and acacia flowers, which blend with hints of vanilla to heighten the wine's complexity. It is full-flavored and well-structured, with sweet notes of butter and hazelnut, while simultaneously persistent and minerally. The wine is intended for evolving and aging well in the bottle. 

£49.45

Antonio Caggiano Fiagre 2016 (1x 75cl)

On the nose aromas of acacia and tropical fruit with a mineral touch. Intense and elengant flavours of sweet spices, tobacco with delicate toast overtones.
£13.10

Antonio Caggiano Fiano di Avellino DOCG Bechar 2017 (1x75cl)

Intense gold colour. On the nose this wine presents aromas of apple, pears and banana. On the palate it has a full bodied rich and persistant flavours of tropical fruit and a refreshing acidity.

£16.00

Belisario Verdicchio Di Matelica Riserva Cambrugiano 2015 (1x75cl)

The Cantine Belisario co-operative was founded in 1971. Today, it is the biggest producer of Verdicchio in the Matelica DOC, a smaller zone than Castello di Jesi. The climate here is more continental than in Castelli di Jesi and the combination of warm days and cool nights gives a longer growing season, and lovely aromatic qualities to the wines.

Belisario's vineyards are situated inland, where the climate is more continental. This combination of warm days and cool nights gives a longer growing season, which in turn ensures good flavour in the grapes. Cambrugiano is a blend of grapes selected from some of the best vineyards included in the cooperative. They are situated at 400 metres above sea level where the average age of the vines is 35 years.

The 2015 summer in Le Marche was warm and sunny, with a great deal of heat in August. Some light rainfall helped to balance the growth cycle, creating healthy and well-balanced grapes.

The grapes were macerated on the skins for 12 hours before fermentation. Fermentation took place for 25 days at temperatures of 18-19°C. The wine was aged in a combination of 80% stainless steel and 20% oak barrels for 12 months before bottling. Malolactic fermentation took place.

Pale gold in colour, this wine opens with complex aromas of vanilla, honey and fresh floral notes. Full and rounded on the palate with stone fruit flavours with light touches of spiced honey and vanilla on the long finish. An elegantly structured wine with great poise and balance.

£21.20

Belisario Verdicchio Di Matelica Vigneti Del Cerro 2016 (1x 75cl)

The Cantine Belisario co-operative was founded in 1971. Today, it is the biggest producer of Verdicchio in the Matelica DOC, a smaller zone than Castello di Jesi. The climate here is more continental than in Castelli di Jesi and the combination of warm days and cool nights gives a longer growing season, and lovely aromatic qualities to the wines.

The south facing single vineyard from which fruit for this wine is sourced is located at 360 metres above sea level, with vines between 8 and 27 years old. The vines are planted at a density of 1,666 to 3,500 plants per hectare and yield approximately seven tonnes per hectare.

The grapes were pressed and the must cold settled before fermentation at 13°C for 20 days. The wine was then aged for four months in stainless steel tank before bottling.

Pale with green highlights. Abundant aromas of vibrant grapefruit, white flowers and hints of honey dominate the nose. The palate shows refreshing acidity, interesting mineral characters, a light hint of ripe fruit and a final burst of zingy lemon to lift the finish. A beautifully balanced wine, with a soft mouthfeel that retains a wonderful lifted, fresh character.

£13.40

Bellavista Curtefranca Vigna Uccellanda Bianco 2012 (1x75cl)

This estate makes Italy's finest sparkling wines from its 200 hectares of vineyard situated in the western part of the Franciacorta zone in a natural amphitheatre. The glacial soil is full of stones, and provides the ideal environment for the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes used in the production of their Franciacorta. Bellavista meaning 'beautiful view' in Italian was founded by Vittorio Moretti in the early 1970s, with the first vintage produced in 1979. In 1981, he met a young winemaker, Mattia Vezzola and this partnership transformed Bellavista into Italy's leading producer of quality sparkling wine.

Bellavista has chosen 190 hectares of vines in 10 communes within the Franciacorta DOCG. The vineyards have some of the best exposure, character and expressive potential in the area. This has given rise to 107 small crus that express the intrinsic personality of the land and the subtle nuances of its character and personality. The grapes come from the Uccellanda vineyard, 4.14 hectares in size, in the Commune of Corte Franca at approximately 300 metres above sea level. The subsoil comprises glacial deposits of silt, sand and gravel that are rich in carbonate.

Harvest took place when the grapes reached optimum ripeness and were carefully selected on the vine. The must was fermented for 12 months in 228 litre barrels. The wine was bottled in the second spring after harvest and was matured for a further six months in bottle before release.

Yellow in colour with golden highlights. Lifted perfumes of Golden delicious apples, quince and ripe fruits with a hint of vanilla. On the palate, it is rich and elegant and finishes long.

 

£33.95

Bertani Due Uve Bianco Pinot Grigio-Sauvignon Igt Venezie 2016 (1x75cl)

A typically spicey Pinot Grigio nose is followed by a more opulent palate, where the mouthfilling Sauvignon Blanc adds body and an underlying smoothness to the finish. A very accomplished wine and a really successful blend.

£10.20
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