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Adur Txakolina 2016 (1x75cl)

Wonderfully intense and elegant on the nose with white fruit, pear, fresh herbs and citrus notes. The palate is searingly fresh with poise and tension, notable salinity a long, complex finish.

£14.00

Ailala Treixadura 2016 (1x 75cl)

Pale gold in colour with lively reflections. There are clean, powerful aromatics on the nose with apricot, white flowers and a sort of saline, sea-shell undertone. Spices such as clove, mint and fennel are also present. The palate displays sweet lemon and ripe melon with plenty of zing and grapefruit peel. A wine of great complexity and style and with bags of character. Treixadura is truly a noble grape!

£11.60

Beronia Viura Barrel Fermented Rioja 2014 (1x 75cl)

This wine is produced following the traditional method used in the Rioja region for white wines. After harvesting, the Viura bunches undergo static maceration without destocking for 18 hours in order to liberate aromas. The grapes are then left to settle at 5ºC and following this alcoholic fermentation takes place in French oak barrels. The wine is left on its lees and in total remains in barrel for 6 months. Following bottling in October 2013 the wine will remain in bottle for 6 more months before being released to the market.

Beronia Viura Barrel Fermented 2012 shows a bright yellow-green colour with golden highlights. On the nose it is fine and elegant with citric and herb aromas. It shows subtle notes of oak and cinnamon due to the time it has spent in barrel. On the palate, the flavours are fresh and full as well as fruity and sweet. This wine is silky and flavourful with a long finish.

Serve well chilled with oily fish, smoked fish and meats or white meats.

 

£12.75

Beronia Blanco Viura Rioja 2015 (1x 75cl)

The Viura for this wine was harvested at the end of September 2015.  This variety gives fruity wines with floral notes, however also has noteable acidity.  The grapes underwent static maceration without destalking for 16 hours.  Alcoholic fermentation was carried out at 14°C - 16°C for 15 days.  The wine was bottled in January 2016 and was held in bottle for two months before being released to the market.

This Viura 2015 shows a bright yellow green colour.  On the nose it is fresh with intense herbal aromas including fennel.  There is also a notable presence of white fruits such as pear and surprisingly also orange peel.  On the palate this wine is full, round and lively with aniseed notes which together with the fruit gives freshness.  It is long and persistent.

This young, fresh wine should be served well chilled and is ideal with salads, fish and white meats.

£9.70

Beronia Verdejo, Rueda 2015 (1x 75cl)

The 2016 vintage was awarded 89 points and Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their July 2017 edition review of Rueda Verdejos (see blue link below)We appreciate it is subjective, but we judge the 2015 to be of equal quality and drinkability, and the 2016 will be coming (y)our way soon!

Beronia Verdejo 2016 - July 2017 Decanter review

The special personality of Beronia Rueda Verdejo comes from the perfect unión of the Verdejo variety and the ‘cascajoso’ stony soil of the region. The vineyard, well ventilated, rich in calcium, magnesium and with excellent drainage, give this Beronia Rueda a unique character.

This a wine (unusually) produced from two different harvests in the same vineyard. An early harvest with fermentation at high temperatures in order to achieve an explosion of aromas and notes of ripe stone fruits. Then a second later harvest fermentated at lower temperatures looking for maturity and more concentration and complexity on the palate. The resulting wine is a blend of the two distinct winemaking techniques to achieve an aromatic wine which is fresh, flavoursome and, at the same time, complex.

Beronia Rueda 2015 shows a bright pale yellow colour with a hint of green. An intense nose with vibrant and persistant herbal, grassy aromas, typical of Verdejo. On the palate it is full, fruity and dry with a long finish.  This 2015 vintage shows and extremely textured mouth due to the quality of the skins giving fine lees. The wine has a balanced acidity and an attractive bitterness that is characteristic of this variety.  

This wine should always be served chilled. Ideal with salads or fish, also with white or lean meat dishes.

£10.41

Bodegas Castro Martin A2o Albarino 2016 (6x75cl)

Aromas and flavours of peaches, melons and honey, offset by hints of crisp fresh citrus fruit. A medium-bodied wine with a long finish.

£74.15

Bodegas Lan Duquesa Verdejo Valladolid 2016 (1x75cl)

Duquesa de Valladolid combines the viticultural and winemaking know-how that winemaker Luisa Freire gained working at Santiago Ruiz in Galicia to elevate the distinctive hint of aromatic herbs and punchy finish of Verdejo to a new level. The grapes are from a 15-year-old vineyard and are harvested during the cool of the evening to ensure freshness.

Grapes are grown in vineyards at 600 to 800 metres above sea level, where the trellis system has been adopted for 15 to 30 years. The soils are composed of gravel and are poor in organic matter with low water retention.

Grapes were harvested at night to ensure that optimum freshness was preserved. The grapes were destemmed and lightly crushed prior to fermentation, which was at low temperatures for three weeks in order to obtain maximum aromatic extraction. The wine is then subject to post-fermentative lees ageing prior to bottling to bring out a slightly savoury note.

The wine is pale straw yellow in colour with youthful green hues. On the nose, it has tropical aromas of pineapple accompanied by white flowers and hay. On the palate, it has crisp acidity, characteristic of the Verdejo variety and a balanced and lively finish.

£9.30

Bodegas Lan Santiago Ruiz Albarino 2016 (1x75cl)

Santiago Ruiz came from a tradition of winemakers in Galicia, with his grandfather being one of the first to produce and bottle wines in the region in 1860. A staunch defender of quality Albariño, as well as the area’s other indigenous varieties, Santiago became an ambassador for the wines of Rías Baixas. Today, the estate is managed by his winemaker daughter Rosa Ruiz, including the new winery built in 2007 and fully equipped with the latest advances in technology for making her clean, expressive white wines.

The O Rosal area enjoys a privileged location within the Rías Baixas DO, with more sun exposure and lower rainfall than other subzones. Santiago Ruiz’s 38 hectares are planted with native white grape varieties including Albariño, Loureiro, Treixadura, Caíño Blanco and Godello. This site benefits from an even more favourable microclimate thanks to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and the Miño River. Trained along trellises, the fruit experiences optimal aeration and sun exposure, leading to excellent grape maturation.

2016 was a mixed vintage. Periods of rain and hail threatened the quantity and quality of fruit but bright, sunny weather spells allowed vines to recover and reach optimal maturity levels while reducing the incidence of Botrytis caused by the rains. Such conditions forced wine growers to work diligently in the vineyards and that hard work was rewarded with wines of distinct quality and balance.

Gentle maceration of grapes occurs during a soft pressing. After the sediments have been settled for 15 to 20 hours, the juice is fermented at controlled temperatures between 16-17ºC for 20-21 days. Each variety is vinified separately and then blended to produce the distinctive Santiago Ruiz style.

This wine is yellow straw in colour with green reflections. The nose is very aromatic, with pear, apple and citrus fruit characters, aniseed and some subtle spicy notes. Concentrated flavours on the palate are carefully balanced by clean acidity and stony minerality. A very flavourful wine with a long and crisp finish.

£14.15

Bodegas Pirineos Gewurztraminer 2015 (6x75cl)

This wine is a delicate yellow colour with hints of golden straw.  The aromas are floral with the predominant notes being jasmine and honeysuckle.  There is also some stonefruit influence including ripe peaches and a little spice. It is dry and crisp with citrus flavours and a pleasant mineralit with a good but noticeable level of acidity. Its finish is  very elegant and crisp. This wine works tremendously well with spicy dishes such as Thai food  - alternatively why not try it with a spicy paella?!

£70.00

Bodegas Protos Rueda Verdejo 2016 (1x 75cl)

The guiding philosophy of Protos is "Quality above all". For this reason, the whole process leading to the production of their wine undergoes an in-depth analysis. The vineyards are controlled exhaustively by both technicians and experts throughout the growth cycle, yielding a production of the highest quality. This also gives them in-depth information about all the grapes to be used before they reach the winery.

Harvesting for this wine is done at night, is 100% manual and the production was gathered in 20-kilo boxes; the grapes are then spread over sorting tables. This allows them to guarantee that only completely healthy, whole grapes reach the fermentation tanks. After fermentation this wine spends a further 3 months resting on its fine lees.

This wine has a greenish straw colour and is bright and clean. The Protos Verdejo is powerful yet fruity with green apple, citrus and tropical fruit aromas as well as white blossoms, fragant herbs and fennel hints. The flavours are very fresh, with good acidity,  fruity, well balanced flavours. It is a complex wine, with a long finish. 

This wine is the perfect match for fish and seafood dishes as well as vegetable soups and soufflés.

£10.40

Bodegas Terras Gauda Albarino Abadia De San Campio 2016 (6x75cl)

Intense and clean fruit aromas in this vintage, topped by citrics and white fruits such as banana and sweet pear, accompanied by light aniseed tones. Aromas enhanced by the cold maceration. This 2014 vintage shines by its strength and intensity on the palate. This crisp white wine maintains a balance of acidity and fruit density. Broad and citrus after nose with a long finish.

£85.90

Campo Nuevo Viura 2016 (1x75cl)

This wine is made in a ''house wine'' style from the DO of Navarra which reflects a modern and classy approach to winemaking with top results. The Campo Nuevo wines display classic varietal character and represent great value for money.

The Campo Nuevo Blanco is smooth, fresh, dry and well-balanced with delicate mineral and apple flavours.

This wine can be enjoyed on its own or with lighter style dishes such as; braised pork loin cutlets with thyme-lemon sauce, salmon and rice wrapped in pastry with dill sauce or dandelion salad with warm hazelnut vinaigrette.

£7.00

Dom Ramos Blanco Rioja 2015 (1x75cl)

Made from 100% unoaked Viura, this is a young, clean, crisp, fresh Rioja Blanco.  It has hints of white flowers and pear drops, backed with good racy acidity

£8.35

Dona Victorina Verdejo-Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (1x 75cl)

Deliciously dry and zesty with delicate tropical fruit aromas and crisp citrus flavours to set your taste buds tingling. Refreshing and un-oaked.  Great on its own or with seafood, tender white meats and crisp green salads

£7.86

El Coto Rioja Blanco 2015 (1x75cl)

Pale yellow in colour, the wine is dry and fresh on the palate with aromas of peaches, apples, citrus, tropical fruits and a little banana. The finish is fresh and fruity with hints of melon. A zingy and refreshing wine. 

£8.25
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