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Alpha Zeta Corvina 2016 (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 vineyards are situated in the hills outside Verona in the Valpantena Valley. Cool currents blow down the valley from the foothills of the Dolomites, which helps to moderate the climate, enabling the grapes to ripen slowly. This helps the grapes to retain their aromatic compounds and acidity. The soil is poor and chalky so the vines are put under stress which helps to produce superior quality fruit.

The 2016 harvest was quite similar to 2015, with a cold winter and abundant rainfall. The beginning of the growing season was characterised by the alternation of dry and rainy periods, which allowed for perfect vine development. The following hot and dry summer led to an abundant harvest with healthy grapes.

The grapes were hand harvested, destemmed, crushed and chilled on the way to the press with no sulphur addition. The juice was naturally settled and after racking, cultured yeasts were added to initiate fermentation, which took place at 12-14°C. These relatively low fermentation temperatures help preserve the fresh fruit character of the grapes. 20% of the must was fermented in large format oak to add another layer of complexity. The wine was then held in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks on fine lees until bottling.

A youthful bright ruby wine with fresh, vibrant aromas of ripe cherries and red berries. The palate is balanced and juicy with a supple structure, bright plum and cinnamon flavours and a lively finish.

£7.55

Alpha Zeta V Valpolicella 2016 (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 vineyards are situated in the hills outside Verona in the Valpantena Valley. Cool currents blow down the valley from the foothills of the Dolomites, which helps to moderate the climate, enabling the grapes to ripen slowly. This helps the grapes to retain their aromatic compounds and acidity. The soil is poor and chalky so the vines are put under stress helping to produce superior quality fruit.

The 2016 harvest has shown many similarities with 2015, with a cold winter and abundant rainfalls. The beginning of the growing season has been characterised by the alternation of dry and rainy periods and it has allowed the perfect development of the vines. The following hot and dry summer led to an abundant harvest with healthy grapes.

The grapes were hand harvested, de-stemmed, crushed and pumped to temperature controlled stainless steel fermenters. The must was left in contact with the skins for seven days, then fermentation took place at up to 30°C. The wine was then moved to stainless steel tanks, where malolactic fermentation took place and the wine was held until bottling.

A lively, youthful ruby wine with fresh cherry aromas that develop into a rich cherry pie character in the mouth. Body comes from soft, supple tannins that match the concentrated fruit through to the characterful finish.

£9.65

Angels Flight Zinfandel 2013 (1x 75cl)

Delicato Family Vineyards: A medium-bodied vibrant Zinfandel with aromas of black berries and gingerbread. The full ripe fruit flavours are well balanced with structured tannins and leave a hint of spice on the finish. Spicy, rich and fruity. For steaks and red meat.
£9.48

Bacalhoa Dom Martinho Tinto 2006 (1x 75cl)

Aromas of red fruit such as ripe black cherries. In the palate, full upfront fruit characters of plum and blackberry and a mouth filling wine with soft fine tannins and a lingering finish.  Serving suggestions: Cheese and meet dishes.

£8.35

Baron De Badassiere Carignan Cotes de Thau 2016 (1x75cl)

Baron de Badassière is from the Picpoul de Pinet region of the Languedoc, near the coast of the south of France. The name of the wine refers to the Badassière vineyard which lies near the small town of Pomerols. In the 18th century, the vineyard belonged to Baron Charles Emmanuel, a colourful character who was rumoured to be the illegitimate son of King Louis XV. The wines are made by New Zealand winemaker Graeme Paul, with consultant Matt Thomson, at the Cave de Pomerols cooperative where the Vignes de L'Eglise range is also produced. This region benefits from a sunny, warm climate which encourages ripe, fruity flavours in the wines, while the coastal breezes help retain freshness and aromatics.

The Carignan grapes for this wine were grown in vineyards around Badassière in the Languedoc in the South of France. This region benefits from a sunny, warm climate which encourages ripe flavours in the wines, while the coastal breezes help retain freshness and aromatics. The grapes were part machine harvested and part hand harvested at night.

The grapes were macerated on their skins for a few hours, then pressed in the pneumatic press. The must was cold settled and then fermented at a controlled temperature of 20°C for nine days. The wine was unoaked but aged for nearly eight months in tank to ensure the tannins and flavours were well integrated.

Bright red in colour with deep purple hints. The nose is aromatic and lifted, with cassis, plum and herbs giving way to spice and a touch of game. The palate is medium to full with attractive berry fruit intensity, fresh acidity and firm but smooth tannins.

£7.90

Baron De Badassiere Syrah 2015 (1x75cl)

Baron de Badassière is from the Picpoul de Pinet region of the Languedoc, near the coast of the south of France. The name of the wine refers to the Badassière vineyard which lies near the small town of Pomerols. In the 18th century, the vineyard belonged to Baron Charles Emmanuel, a colourful character who was rumoured to be the illegitimate son of King Louis XV. The wines are made by New Zealand winemaker Graeme Paul, with consultant Matt Thomson. This region benefits from a sunny, warm climate which encourages ripe, fruity flavours in the wines, while the coastal breezes help retain freshness and aromatics.

The Syrah grapes for this wine were grown in vineyards around Badassière in the Languedoc in the south of France. This region benefits from a sunny, warm climate which encourages ripe flavours in the wines, while the coastal breezes help retain freshness and aromatics.

The grapes were macerated on skins, then pressed in the pneumatic press. The must was cold settled and then fermented at a controlled temperature of 20°C for seven to ten days.

This wine is deep red in colour, with complex spicy aromas leading to a richly structured palate, supple tannins and persistent length. Well-balanced with freshness that lifts the finish.

£7.90

Berton Winemakers Reserve The Black Shiraz 2015 (1x75cl)

Selected for its deep colour and intense flavour, this rich, dark red Shiraz has lifted aromas of dark cherry, blackberry and delicately integrated oak. The generous and concentratd palate is velvety with firm tannins and flavours of ripe cherry, plum and mocha over hints of smoky oak.

£10.00

Berton Winemakers Reserve, Padthaway, The Black Shiraz 2016 (1x75cl)

Selected for its deep colour and intense flavour, this rich, dark red Shiraz has lifted aromas of dark cherry, blackberry and delicately integrated oak. The generous and concentratd palate is velvety with firm tannins and flavours of ripe cherry, plum and mocha over hints of smoky oak.

£10.00

Bisceglia Aglianico Del Vulture Terra Di Vulcano 2014 (1x 75cl)

A ripe juicy Aglianico with perfumed black cherry, blackberry and olives on the nose. The palate is soft and fresh with a good balance between savoury, ripe tannins and dark ever so slightly bitter fruits.

£9.84

Botter Bardolino 2015 (1x 75cl)

Light-bodied, pale ruby colour with a fresh, fruity character.

£8.00

Botter Chianti Toscana DOCG 2016 (1x75cl)

From the heart of Tuscany this is an excellent red wine to serve with food. It is medium bodied with lovely cherry fruit flavours.

£8.45

Botter Merlot del Veneto IGT 2015 (1x 75cl)

Medium-bodied, easy-drinking wine with plenty of colour, fruit and mouth-feel which can be enjoyed young.

£7.50

Brusset Cotes Du Ventoux Les Boudalles 2016 (1x75cl)

This wine not only looks like raspberries in the glass, but it shows them on the nose as well. On the palate it is supple, elegant and harmonious, and the aromatics give it a lift which can be very moreish!

£9.50

Ca' di Alte Merlot 2016 (1x75cl)

Intense ruby red colour.  Attractive aromas of ripe red berry fruit follow through on to the palate. This wine is velvety, round and full-bodied. The Merlot is riper and juicier than other Merlots from the Veneto, and offers great value.

£7.50

Caleo Primitivo del Salento, IGT 2015 (1x75cl)

Native to Southern Italy, and closely related to Californian Zinfandel, Primitivo produces a dark, deep ruby-red wine with intense spicy aromas and balanced velvety, tannins.

£7.62
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