2019 Organic Pinot Grigio, Ingeno, Sicily, Italy
2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Umbrele, Vilie Timisului, Romania
2020 Costieres de Nimes Rose, Chateau de Fabregues, Rhone Valley, France
2018 Old Vine Tempranillo, Castillo la Paz, Castilla, Spain
2018 Kuda Pinot Noir, Kalfu, Leyda Valley, Chile
The Kalfu ranges are named after sea creatures that are depicted on the labels: Kuda is a seahorse, a delicate and unique creature.
Deep violet red with ruby rim, aromas of black cherry, vanilla and spice from barrel
2018 'Clos de Pierres' Chardonnay, Two Rivers, Marlborough, New Zealand
Clos des Pierres is French for place of stones and gives reference to The Spring Vineyard which has extremely stony soils.
Bright lemon in colour, the bouquet offers aromas of orange blossom and stone fruit mingled with toasted cumin seeds and struck match. On the palate the wine is focused, opening up to layers of white peach, lemon curd and honeysuckle, over flavours of cinnamon stick and cloves. The artisan winemaking approach has resulted in an elegant and delicious wine, showing great vibrancy, purity of fruit and underlying old vine minerality.
An ideal pairing with white sauce dishes and hard or smoked cheeses.
Predominately from 25 year old vines, the fruit for this wine was hand harvested, lightly whole bunch pressed and naturally fermented. Intermittent lees stirring was carried out and full malolactic fermentation occurred. The wine was then aged for 11 months in a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barrels, a new French oak cuvee and a concrete egg tank. In pursuit of the highest quality, we have not filtered this wine. As a result a harmless residue may remain.
Boatyard Double Gin - 70cl bottle
Organically-produced wheat spirit is macerated for 18 hours with eight different botanicals, including Sweet Gale harvested from the family farm. As the spirit runs off the still it undergoes a unique juniper filtration process, which Dutch gin spirit distillers call ‘dubbel gebeide genever’. This double-contact method results in a pronounced juniper flavour. The spirit has pure water added to it before it is rested for a minimum of two weeks and then bottled at 46% ABV.
Canaima Gin - 70cl bottle
Canaima is a delicious 47% ABV gin created to support the Amazon rainforest and its native population.
Created from ten Amazonian botanicals, sustainably sourced in the rainforest, one botanical from the distillery region in Venezuela, and eight traditional gin botanicals, all the botanicals are individually macerated and re-distilled in a 500 litre copper pot still to create a truly small batch gin.
Perfect in a refreshing highball, with pink grapefruit soda and a squeezed lime wedge.
Cruxland Gin, KWV, South Africa - 70cl bottle
World Spirits Awards 2019 - Double Gold and 'Spirit of the Year'
World Gin Awards 2019 'Best SA London Dry Gin for taste'
100% grape spirit redistilled in pot stills with the highest quality juniper berries and botanicals, infused with Kalahari truffles. Cold filtered for an extra smooth taste.
This fragrant gin boasts notes of fresh juniper and lemon, further enhanced by coriander and spices. This is all backed up with the earthy notes imparted by the Kalahari truffles and Rooibos.
Brecon the Botanicals Gin, Penderyn Distillery, Wales, UK - 70cl bottle
Made from their own recipe, combining a specially selected range of botanicals and the best pure grain spirit, this super-premium gin is produced in small batches using only the finest ingredients.
The nose is a rich complex of fresh juniper, followed quickly by coriander and a complexity of gin flavours. Hints of citrus mingle with oriental spices. On adding a mixer, the citrus, lemon, orange – and even bergamot – open out, as do hints of cinammon, cloves and even saffron. A medium-length finish leaves you ready for the next mouthful.
Serving Suggestion: Serving Suggestion: Try this gin with fresh mint and cucumber ice cubes for a sublime and premium experience.
Ungava Canadian Gin - 70cl bottle
Crafted with six Arctic botanicals from the northern Quebec, Ungava gin will make any cocktail uniquely wild. The rare botanicals are hand-foraged, dried, and then slowly steeped for five weeks for a natural extraction of complex flavour and colour. The result is a gin unlike any other – a reward for the senses with its exceptionally smooth taste, signature colour and 100% natural ingredients.
The name Ungava is of Inuit origin and translates as ‘towards the open water’. The Ungava Peninsula, where most of the botanicals are found, is abounding with the flora, fauna and wildlife of Hudson Bay.
2020 Garganega, Cantina di Negrar, Veneto, Italy
Made from 100% Garganega, one of the key white grapes of the Soave appellation, and a major constituent of the famous wines made there.
It's a fresh and fruity delight. The combination of ripe pear, peach and a hint of almond are just perfect for an everyday Italian white.
2017 Il Collina 21, Il Borghetto, Tuscany, Italy
The Azienda Agricola Il Borghetto do things differently in this most well known and established region of Italy.
Led by English winemaker Tim Manning who cut his vinous teeth in vintages in Oregon, there is a determination to show the potential of the region. As a result he is at odds with the Consorzio of Chianti Classico over his methods and approach.
The percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese making up the blend in Collina change slightly from year-to-year to enable them to make a soft, perfumed and easy-drinking wine. Red cherries, earthy aromas and notes of tea and tobacco.
2018 Corvina, Cantina di Negrar, Veneto, Italy
Made from 100% Corvina, one of the grandest red grapes of the Valpolicella appellation, and a major constituent of the famous wines made there.
It's a soft textured gem of a wine that has a lovely balance of vibrant cherry and subtle spice on the palate. It hasn't seen an oak barrel so we were astonished just how much complexity of flavour has been coaxed out of the grapes alone. It's not a bruising heavyweight, but it still packs a punch for a wine at this price, and the beautifully balanced acidity keeps it fresh and summery. This really is a wine for all occasions, whether it be a summer barbecue or Sunday lunch on a cold winter's day.