2Naturekinder Spatburgunder 2015
2naturkinder Fledermaus White 2016
A dry style natural wine from Germany! Aromas of stone and citrus fruits, white flowers and honeysuckle. A bright and fresh palate with a healthy dose of acidity, just ripening pineapple, yuzu, and a funky cider apple character. Almost effervescent and so fun to drink. Low alcohol and zero residual sugar, making this perfect for the warmer months.
A blend of Müller-Thurgau (75%) and Silvaner (25%). No added sulphites.
2Naturkinder 'Heimat' Silvaner 2015
Champagne Agrapart 'Terroirs' Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru Brut NV
Those who have followed this artisans fortunes over the years will have noticed the rise in purity and structure of Pascal's wines. This wine makes it obvious. To quote Rob, "It blows away the vast majority of the so called prestige cuvées." Unlike most prestige cuvées, Terroirs is produced from only great sites and is 100% grand cru. The fruit comes from four villages in the Côte des Blancs: Avize, Cramant, Oger, and Oiry. The vines average 40 years old, and Agrapart uses 50% reserve wine and 50% barrel for this cuvée. The wine spends up to 48 months on lees and dosage is limited to 5g/l. Disgorgement is carried out by hand and to order, roughly 2 months before collection. These standards (like the viticulture) are far higher than any prestige cuvées of the grand marques, to give Rob's quote some context, and it makes this wine an undeniable bargain. The current Terroirs is the most exhilarating version of this wine that we have shipped. Emblematic of the lacy depth and purity that Pascal Agrapart channels into all his wines, it is a wonderfully textured, pulpy and vibrant study of Côtes des Blancs greatness. It is also unbelievably delicious.
Agrarian 'The Cultivator' Shiraz 2014
Juicy and vibrant, this Shiraz delivers beautiful berry flavours supported by oak influences of spiced vanilla. Medium bodied, this wine works well with pasta and light meat dishes.
Agrarian 'Frisky Farmer' Chardonnay 2016
This zesty Chardonnay offers beautiful ripe nectarine flavours, slight citrus notes and is balanced with faint spicy cedar influences from a gentle touch of oak treatment. Vibrant and pristine.
Alain Voge 'Terres Boisees' Saint-Peray 2011
Saint Péray “Terres Boisées” is made from Marsanne and comes from the lieu-dit “Hongrie” a 1 hectare parcel set at the foothills with a terroir made of granite, clay and limestone elements. The vines are an average age of 35 years old. The wine is barrel fermented and aged for 12 months on lees using 30% of new oak barrels. It is usually lightly toasted in style when young, with hints of white peach and white flowers with notes of tropical fruits. The palate is medium-bodied and shows subtle minerality with a clean and fresh finish. At 5 years of age this wine is now finally at the peak of its powers.
Alberto Loi Sa Mola Cannonau 2013
Ruby red color. It is intense and complex, floral, fruity and delicately spicy on the nose. The taste is dry, warm, fresh and tannic. It has good body with a pleasant flavor.
Alice Bonaccorsi Etna Rosso 2013
The Etna Rosso "Valcerasa" is a full-bodied red wine, dynamic and expressive, aged for 4 years, of which 1 in barrique. The nose is spicy and expressive, with sweet and mineral hints. IN mouth the wine is deep, fresh and elegant, rich in mineral and balsamic aromas.
Alpha Box & Dice Palmetto Shiraz 2016
This is a fresh take on the classic Barossa Shiraz. Aromas of red berries and stone fruits with hints of spice and white pepper. The palate is medium bodied with ripe plums and well integrated tannin structure giving the wine a moreish savoury finish. A fun and approachable style, perfect for those cooler nights.
Alpha Box & Dice Tarot Grenache 2016
Fear not, children of the grape, the Death Card heralds a transformation into a new state, or regeneration, or in this particular case, refers to a poorly farmed plot of Grenache which was brought back to life by Alpha Box & Dice.
Through whole bunch fermentation, 80% carbonic maceration and long lees aging in tank and puncheon, the energy and nerve of the wine is retained and a sense of varietal chiaroscuro is apparent. It smells like toffee apples and gingerbread, and it tastes like fairy floss, plum, and white pepper.
Alpha Box & Dice Zaptung Prosecco NV
Alpha Box believe Prosecco is the most versatile wine. The Zaptung is so fresh and zip zappy it can be swigged as is, or made into a bellini or Aperol spritz. This wine smells like Chanel #6 and tastes like soft spice, almonds, and white flowers.