RED WINE

FRANCE

 

Brau 60/40 Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, IGP Pays d’Oc, 13% [Organic & Vegan]

 

£9.50/75cl

£8.08/75cl 

                                                                  

Aromas of ripe plums and forest fruits, with some fresh herbal notes.  Beautifully balanced with delicate red fruits on the palate, fading to a savoury, spicy finish.

 

 

Boutinot 'Les Coteaux' 2015, AOP Côtes du Rhône Villages, 14% [Vegan]

 

£9.95/75cl

£8.46/75cl 

 

A blend of carefully selected parcels of Grenache Noir and Syrah, enriched with a small proportion of barrel aged wine from the cru vineyards of Cairanne, Sablet and Séguret.  Full of delicious brambly fruit underpinned by subtle nuances of oak and sweet spices - warming star anise and a touch of cinnamon.                                                             

PORTUGAL

 

Fontanãrio de Pegões Tinto 2016, Palmela DOC, 13.5% [Vegan]

 

£8.95/75cl

£7.61/75cl 

 

                                                                  

Surprisingly rich and complex with intense plum and red berry aromas, and subtle hints of spice and vanilla.  Medium bodied with smooth tannins and delicious savoury mocha notes.

SPAIN

 

Bodegas Piqueras High Altitude Garnacha 2017, DO Almansa, Spain, 14.5% 

[Organic & Vegan]

 

£8.95/75cl

£7.61/75cl 

 

Full of chunky textured tannins and ripe berry fruit - blackberries, strawberries, raspberries and plums virtually jump out of the glass!  There is no oak in this wine to detract from the fruit characters which are complemented by notes of herbs and spices - most notably sage and black pepper.

 

Carta Roja Pura 'No Sulphur Added' Monastrell 2016, DO Jumilla, Spain, 14.5% 

[Organic & Vegan]

 

£9.75/75cl

£8.28/75cl 

 

Made from 100% organically grown Monastrell grapes.  Soft, round and surprisingly complex with lashings of spicy Spanish dark fruit  - black cherries, damsons and blackcurrants.  No sulphur has been added during the winemaking process so this a great option for asthma sufferers and people who are sensitive (or even allergic) to sulphites.

 

Dominio Basconcillos '6 Meses en Barrica' Tempranillo 2015/16, DO Ribera del Duero,

Spain, 14% [Organic & Vegan]

 

£16.75/75cl

£14.24/75cl 

 

Full-bodied, rich and powerful - ripe damson fruit flavours are enrobed with creamy vanilla from six months spent in oak barrels and the tannins are silky and smooth.  The robust fruit flavours and youthful tannins are balanced by a refreshing acidity which make it the perfect partner to the rich, fatty meat dishes that are typical of the region.

 

Pago de los Capellanes Crianza 2015, D.O. Ribera del Duero, 13.5% 

 

£20.95/75cl

£17.82/75cl 

                                                                  

Full bodied, richly textured and bursting with intense aromas and flavours - ripe cherries and plums with hints of vanilla and spicy liquorice.  100% Tempranillo.  Aged for 12 months in new and 1 year old French medium toast barrels.

SPAIN - RIOJA

 

Navajas Rioja Crianza 2015, DOC Rioja, Spain, 13.5%

 

£10.95/75cl

£9.31/75cl 

 

A full-flavoured Crianza with ripe red plum and cherry aromas, enrobed in spicy, sweet vanilla notes.  Flavours of dried herbs and strawberries carry through onto a long warm finish. 

 

 

Viña Ijalba Rioja Crianza 2014, Spain, 14% [Organic & Vegan]

 

£12.75/75cl

£10.83/75cl 

 

From the first winery in Rioja to receive official organic certification, this Crianza is full bodied and well structured with moderate textured tannins - the perfect balance of ripe, red berry and cassis fruit plus hints of leather and liquorice.

 

 

Bodegas Ondarre Reserva 2014, DOC Rioja, 13.5% [Vegan]

 

£12.95/75cl

£11.01/75cl 

 

16 months of aging in both French and American oak barrels has resulted in a complex and powerful blend, with classic spicy red fruit characters and an elegant minerality.  

 

 

Viña Ijalba Graciano, DOC Rioja, 2015, Spain, 14% [Organic & Vegan]

 

£15.75/75cl

£13.39/75cl 

 

A rare blend of 100% Graciano from Rioja that is something of a paradox!  Full-bodied and powerful, yet deliciously fragrant and full of elegance.  Bursting with bright fruit laced with earthy wild herbs and sweet coconut oak.  

 

 

Muga Reserva 2013, Rioja DOC, 14%

 

£17.95/75cl

£15.26/75cl 

 

From one of Spain's most famous bodegas, this is a rich yet balanced Rioja Reserva with ripe dark berry fruit and sweet spicy cinnamon overlaid with smoky oak, vanilla and coffee notes. An elegant acidity carries the multiple layers of flavour through onto a long persistent finish.

ITALY

 

San Marzano 'Il Pumo' Negroamaro 2016, IGP Salento, 13.5% [Vegan]

 

£9.75/75cl

£8.28/75cl 

                                                                  

Rich and spicy, full of damson and red berry fruit aromas with a pinch of all spice.  

Medium bodied with soft, velvety tannins, juicy black fruit and a warm lingering finish.

 

San Marzano 'Il Pumo' Primitivo 2017, IGP Salento, 13.5% [Vegan]

 

£9.95/75cl

£8.46/75cl 

                                                                  

This easy drinking red is full of plum and black cherry fruit, with hints of rosemary.  Medium bodied and juicy with concentrated ripe fruit and lovely soft, textured tannins.

 

 

Jasci Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC 2016, Italy, 12.5% [Organic & Vegan]

 

£10.50/75cl

£8.93/75cl 

 

Dark and juicy, this classic Italian red is medium bodied with ripe blackberry fruit, some spicy cinnamon notes and a hint of licquorice.  The perfect accompaniment to pasta dishes - traditionally served with potato gnocchi, lamb dishes or the local Abruzzese 'sagnette e fagioli' (fresh pasta with beans).

 

 

Feudo di Santa Tresa Frappato 2016, Terre Siciliana IGP, 12.5% [Organic & Vegan]

 

£10.75/75cl

£9.14/75cl 

                                                                  

This juicy, vibrant organic red is light in body - but full of wild strawberry and cherry fruit flavours with a hint of spice.  Unoaked with very little tannin, it is delicious served lightly chilled.

 

San Marzano 'Talò' Malvasia Nera 2017, Salento IGP, Italy, 13.5% [Vegan]

 

£11.95/75cl

£10.16/75cl 

 

Medium bodied with intense flavours of Morello cherries, baked figs and vanilla.  The palate is rich and concentrated with sweet dark fruit, a touch of spice and an incredibly smooth finish.  

 

 

‘When We Dance’, Tenuta Il Palagio 2014, Chianti DOCG, 12% [Organic & Vegan]

 

£12.95/75cl

£11.01/75cl 

 

A stylish Chianti from the Tuscan wine estate owned by Sting and Trudie Styler.  Think black forest gâteau … creamy cherry fruit aromas with a hint of chocolate, carrying through onto a juicy, textured palate.  

 

 

 

Talò Primitivo 2016, DOP Manduria, 14% [Vegan]

 

£13.75/75cl

£11.69/75cl 

                                                                  

A rich and opulent wine with vibrant flavours of ripe cherries, blackberries and plums combined with subtle overtones of cocoa and vanilla, velvety tannins and a persistent finish.

 

 

‘La Corte del Pozzo’ Valpolicella 2016, Valpolicella DOC, 15% [Organic & Vegan] 

 

£13.75/75cl

£11.69/75cl 

                                                                       

A harmonious blend of sweet and savoury aromas and flavours.  Red fruits, tobacco leaves, balsamic notes and creamy vanilla wrapped up in silky smooth tannins.

 

 

LEBANON

 

Altitudes Ixsir Rouge 2012, Lebanon, 13.5% 

 

£16.45/75cl

£13.98/75cl 

                                                                  

An unusual blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Caladoc, Syrah and Tempranillo made by a French winemaker in Lebanon.  Smooth, elegant and complex – full of lifted cassis, herbs, sweet spice and ripe soft tannins with a long savoury finish

SOUTH AFRICA

 

M.A.N. Family Wines 'Bosstok' Pinotage 2017, Coastal Region, South Africa, 14%

 

£9.50/75cl

£8.08/75cl

 

Medium-bodied with mocha and roasted coffee aromas, juicy red berry fruit flavours and a touch of spicy vanilla oak.  A modern style of Pinotage which emphasises the 'Pinot' side of the grape  i.e. the red fruit characters and soft approachable tannins.

CHILE

 

De Gras Carmenére Reserva 2017, Colchagua, Chile, 13.5%

 

£9.75/75cl

£7.75/75cl 

 

Spicy damson and cherry fruit interlaced with toasty oak and layers of vanilla. Full of texture and flavour - with a delicious mocha finish.

 

 

Novas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Maipo Valley, 14%  [Organic & Vegan] 

 

£10.95/75cl

£9.31/75cl 

 

The nose really draws you into this intense, complex Cabernet Sauvignon with layered aromas of cherries, chocolate and earthy truffles.  More layers of flavour are revealed on the palate with blackberries, herbs, spices, and  balsamic notes wrapped up in ripe tannins and carried through onto a long, persistent finish.

 

 

Echeverria Gran Reserva Syrah 2014, Maipo Valley, 14%  [Vegan]

 

£10.95/75cl

£9.31/75cl 

 

A delicious fruit forward Syrah with blackberry, blueberry and raspberry fruit characters which are interlaced with more complex notes of black pepper, cinnamon and tobacco.  Well balanced and round with a juicy, long lasting finish.

 

 

Coyam 2015, Colchagua, Chile, 14.5%  [Organic & Vegan]

 

£17.95/75cl

£15.26/75cl 

 

Predominantly Syrah with a generous dollop of Carmenère and dashes of Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvedre, Malbec, Garnacha, Tempranillo and Petit Verdot - the resultant wine is rich, complex and incredibly smooth.  Intense aromas and flavours of cherries and blackberries blend harmoniously with notes of cedar, tobacco and dried herbs.  The palate is elegant and structured with a long, lingering finish.

ARGENTINA

 

Cuma Malbec 2018, Salta, 13.5%  [Organic & Vegan]

 

£8.95/75cl

£7.61/75cl 

 

This young, juicy Malbec has fresh raspberry and blackberry aromas, followed by dark fruit flavours and fragrant spice on the palate... the perfect summer barbecue red!

 

Don David Tannat Reserve 2017, Calchaqui Valley, Argentina, 14%  [Vegan]

 

£10.95/75cl

£9.31/75cl 

 

Deep purple with intense aromas of blackberries and plums.  The palate is rich and powerful with black fruit characters plus hints of cloves and vanilla.  Tannat is renowned for having high tannins and this is no exception - there are lots and lots of chunky tannins but they are beautifully ripe and textured.

 

 

Domaine Bousquet Malbec 2018, Mendoza, 14.5% [Organic & Vegan] 

 

£11.95/75cl

£10.16/75cl 

NB. NOW ALSO AVAILABLE IN 150cl MAGNUM - SEE BELOW

 

Aromas of ripe blackcurrant and blackberry with smoky autumnal notes and a touch of spice.  The palate reveals layers of red and black fruit, followed by beautifully soft tannins.  

 

Domaine Bousquet Malbec 2017, Mendoza, 13.5% [Organic & Vegan] 150cl MAGNUM

 

£21.25/150cl

£18.06/150cl 

 

Aromas of ripe blackcurrant and blackberry with smoky autumnal notes and a touch of spice.  The palate reveals layers of red and black fruit, followed by beautifully soft tannins.  

 

Doña Paula Estate Blue Edition Velvet Blend 2016,  Lujan de Cuyo, 13.5% [Vegan]

 

£12.95/75cl

£11.01/75cl 

 

An unusual blend of Malbec, Pinot Noir and Bonarda with layered notes of wild berries, cherry and juicy redcurrants.  The palate is fresh, fruity and sumptuously smooth.

AUSTRALIA

 

Dandelion Vineyards Pride of the Fleurieu Cabernet Sauvignon 2015,

Australia, 14.5% [Vegan]

 

£12.85/75cl

£10.92/75cl 

 

A complex wine with aromas of blueberries, blackberries and cassis plus cedar and sweet spice.  The palate is rich and full flavoured with bold tannins enveloped by ripe blueberry, plum and fig fruit that fills the mouth.  The fruit flavours linger on the finish mingling with notes of menthol and creamy cocoa.

 

Dandelion Vineyards 'Lionheart of the Barossa' Shiraz 2016, Australia, 14.5% [Vegan]

 

£13.50/75cl

£11.48/75cl 

 

Spicy pepper, bramble and dark chocolate aromas combine with ripe blackberry, raspberry and plum fruits plus lashings of sweet spice on the palate.  Generous and mouthfilling with firm, fine tannins and a long, elegant finish.

 

 

‘The Hedonist’ Shiraz 2015, McLaren Vale, 14% [Organic & Vegan]

 

£13.95/75cl

£11.86/75cl 

                                                                                                                      

Mouthfilling and elegant with aromas and flavours of dark red berries, nutmeg and spicy black pepper.  Full flavoured but smooth with a long, lingering finish.

 

‘The Hedonist’ Tempranillo 2012, McLaren Vale, 14% [Organic & Vegan]

 

£14.50/75cl

£12.33/75cl 

                                                                                                                      

Rich and full with aromas of chocolate and dark cherries, and a hint of spice.  On the palate there are more chocolate and cherries, interlaced with more savoury liquorice notes, and held together with silky smooth tannins.

NEW ZEALAND

 

Yealands Estate Land Made Pinot Noir 2017, Marlborough, 13%

 

£12.95/75cl

£11.01/75cl 

                                                                                 

Aromas of ripe plums with a touch of spice lead into a palate that is deliciously juicy with ripe red fruit flavours and supple tannins.

 

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016, Awatere Valley, 13.5% [Vegan]

 

£14.95/75cl

£12.71/75cl 

 

Full bodied and full flavoured, this Pinot Noir is structured and elegant with luscious dark cherry fruit. The rich fruit characters are balanced by a fine mineral acidity and a long savoury finish.

                                                                 

 

Yealands Estate Winemaker's Reserve Pinot Noir 2016, Gibbston, Central Otago, 13% [Vegan]

 

£17.95/75cl

£15.26/75cl 

                                                                                 

Elegant and rich, this stunning Pinot Noir is brimming with red summer fruits and dark cherry spice.  The palate is perfectly balanced with bright fruit, velvety tannnins and a long savoury finish.

U.S.A.

 

Maggio Family Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel 2015, Lodi, 13% [Vegan]

 

£11.50/75cl

£9.78/75cl  *ONLY ONE BOTTLE LEFT*

                                                                  

Rich and full of flavour - packed with jammy black fruit and spicy, chocolate undertones.  The palate is smooth and velvety with a subtle smoky finish.

 

 

Bogle Vineyards Petite Sirah 2015, Clarksburg, 13.5%

 

£14.95/75cl

£12.71/75cl 

                                                                  

Full-bodied and vibrant with luscious blackberry and raspberry fruit, plus dark chocolatey notes framed by chunky ripe tannins.

 

Bogle Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel 2015, California, 14.5% [Vegan]

 

£15.75/75cl

£13.39/75cl 

                                                                  

Supple, mouthfilling and wonderfully fruity! Full of juicy blueberry and blackberry fruit, silky tannins and spicy black pepper.

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