Fiano Carlomagno, Puglia, Italy
The next grape to take over from Pinot Grigio? At its best in Campania Southern Italy. Aromatic, hints of banana, slightly herbaceous with lively acidity.
Colombard Cotes du Gascogne, Plaimont
The White grape of Gascony. Often blended with Ugni Blanc. Pink grapefruit, elderflower and invigorating natural fresh acidity ...at only 10.5% ABV - a casual wine for casual drinking. Excellent with Asian influenced dishes.
Les Anges Sauvignon Blanc, Val de Loire, France
A very pure Sauvignon Blanc. Clean, touch of gooseberry, scented and pretty floral notes. Dry and very reminiscent of a Classic Sancerre. A grape that is grown all over the world with many different yet similar interpretations.
Ladera Verde Chardonnay, Central Valley, Chile
A great value and cracking example of a New World Chardonnay. Tropical fruit, melon, pineapple, touch buttery texture and a minuscule trace of vanillan oak ...you might not know it is there but you would know if it wasn't.
Los Coches Viognier, Robertson, South Africa
The Viognier grape is known for its peach and apricot nuances and an Intriguing waxy texture...checked by a welcome twist of lemon.
Walt Riesling, Pfalz, Germany
The perfect example of a modern racy German Riesling. Medium dry, sweet and sour appeal, climaxing with scent and zippy spice. Great before, during or after a meal. Made by my German Star Winemaker Ernst Loosen.
Los Coches Carmenere, Central Valley, Chile
A grape that was once extensively grown in Bordeaux… harvested early to deliver a Sappy, green eucalyptus overtones with a touch of cassis and mint. Great BBQ WINE.
Murphy Big Rivers Shiraz, Australia
Shiraz, also known as Syrah in Europe, although Syrah's tend to be dryer more complex and less Intense. Typically Australian, rich, peppery plums, bold weighty body with hint of sweet liquorice.
Montepulciano D'abruzzo Conte di Castel Vecchio Italy
Italy in a bottle... Morello Cherry, ripe plums, a touch of both youthful and arable charm. A grape that can vary from light and edgy to bold and voluptuous... this example is very much the latter ...delicious.
Seigneurie De Peyrat Grenache. Cotes de Thongue
A firm favourite! Bramble jam, violets and culinary spice. The Grenache grape is very prevalent in the Rhone and Southern France, also The base of many great Rosé wines ...very French.
Zweigelt Dot Austria Cherry
(No cherries were used in this wine! Just a silly name) Zweigelt, the red grape of Austria. A sound mimic to a spicy northern Rhone, Not too chunky or deep. Juicy vibrant and lively, that said with age they can become rounded and gentle. This grape can vary in price, this bottle normal retails for £13.55!
Amanti Primitivo Salentino, Puglia. Italy
Another Italian option.The Primitivo grape, better know too many as the Zinfandel grape, in fact these two grapes are more like cousins rather than the same grape. With hot sunshine the wines develop, dried fruit and rich complexity with date and fig overtones. This wine resembles a young Rioja.
Superb! Lots of different tastes, all great value, from a local wine merchant - much more fun than supermarket buying.