The Jubilee Collection All your party wines in one great case - save £10 on rich reds, crisp whites and Gold-medal Prosecco Toast 60 years on the throne in style with Ca Bolanis Gold-medal Prosecco, then move on to your whites. Hard to choose a favourite between Split Rock Sauvignon, Campanula Pinot Grigio and Visionario - theyre all, crisp, refreshing and very hard to refuse. Your reds are blockbusting bestsellers: Black Stump, 5-star vintage Barón de Barbón Rioja, Pillastro and The Patriots Merlot, each one ideal sipped solo or with barbecued foods. Heres hoping for great weather!
Ca Bolani Frizzante (x1) Soft, fruity, double-gold Prosecco from Italys Zonin family - revered Prosecco masters! Prosecco is as Italian as gelato, enjoyed in some circles on a daily basis! The best are the delicious, handcrafted versions from artisan producers like the Zonin family, winemakers since 1821. Ca Bolani is one of the most stylish Proseccos youll ever taste. Its made entirely from their premium estate-grown grapes in Friuli, Italys top white wine region. To guarantee quality, they keep every aspect of production in house - an approach that pays off with top awards. This wine won Gran Menzione at Vinitaly and a Gold medal from the Mundus Vini competition. Winemaker Marco Rabino favours the frizzante style - less fizzy than Champagne, its light, zippy and very refreshing; full to the brim of mouthwatering pear and citrus flavours.
Split Rock Sauvignon Blanc 2011 (x1) Top-selling, old-vine Sauvignon Blanc from a pioneering family estate in Nelson. Invigorating stuff. Named after the landmark Split Apple Rock in Able Tasman National Park, this wine is from Hermann Seifried, who built his winery on the South Island in 1973 with the help of his local church. Hed only arrived in New Zealand three years earlier from Austria, via Germany (where he studied winemaking) and South Africa. He met and married Kiwi lass Agnes Wilkins, and two years later they realised their shared dream of growing grapes. 1976 was their maiden vintage and, 35 years on, the Seifrieds are still going strong and racking up a host of awards. Gooseberry-fresh Split Rock slips down a treat on its own and partners dishes such as prawns with a spicy salsa, a nectarine and haloumi salad, grilled chicken, poached salmon or creamy pasta.
Barón de Barbón Oak-Aged 2010 (x1) Outstanding value, eminently quaffable Rioja from the exceptionally talented Murúa family The talent behind this contemporary, fruit-driven Rioja is the young and infectiously keen Javier Murúa. His father Julián owns Bodegas Muriel (a winery his own parents originally established in 1926) in Riojas superior Alavesa district. We have a fabulous working relationship with the family ensuring we get first refusal on their finest vats. A previous vintage of Barón de Barbón has been called "arguably the greatest Rioja for the price on sale in the UK" (Scotland on Sunday) - no doubt why our customers order it more often than any other. With its red berry flavours and fragrant vanilla character, this supple Rioja is most enjoyable on its own or with simple suppers such as lamb chops, meaty pasta dishes or chicken casserole.
The Patriots Merlot 2011 (x1) 8,000 miles travelled, 1,000 wines tasted - all for one gloriously smooth Merlot. As Joanna Simon noted in The Sunday Times, "Cabernet and Merlot are grown almost everywhere, but few countries achieve such textbook flavours at such keen prices as Chile." Our Buyer Becca returned from her last mission eager to share her latest discovery with us - a lush, pure Merlot that combines Bordeaux style elegance with a smooth juiciness thats uniquely Chilean.The Patriots is from the Santa Rita estate (highly regarded by fine wine critic Robert Parker), which helped shape Chiles history when its cellar proved a useful hiding place for Chilean patriots fighting for independence from Spain in 1814. With its silken berry flavours and gentle oak notes, its lovely as a glass on its own or with simple midweek suppers.
Campanula Pinot Grigio 2011 (x2) Taste how the beguiling Pinot Grigio grape performs so spectacularly in Hungarys historic vineyards Famous for its regal sweet wine, Tokaji, Hungary has many strings to its bow, including a long history with Italian grapes. This splendid Pinot Grigio comes from an award-winning cellar established in 1949 in the village of Etyek, 50 kilometres from Budapest, and it shows just what fantastic quality and value Hungary offers. Gábor Laczkó is one of the best winemakers in the country and has certainly proven himself expert at a variety of thrilling wines - and not least extracting the refreshing crisp, minerally character of the Pinot Grigio grape. With classic ripe pear, apricot and refreshing green apple character, Campanula offers unrivalled value for money. Enjoy as an apéritif or with lighter dishes like prawns or grilled plaice.
The Black Stump Durif Shiraz 2011 (x2) 10th-anniversary edition of your No.1 bestselling wine - celebrate a decade of success According to winemaker Alan Kennett (and thousands of Black Stump customers), when you combine Durif and spicy Shiraz "magical things happen". Perhaps this explains Black Stumps decade of popularity. The wine owes its name to a mythical outback landmark, now part of the Aussie language. An expression of the biggest/ richest anything "this side of the black stump" effectively means "in the known world". How appropriate for a wine of peerless intensity and popularity. Dark Durif - "the grape that takes no prisoners" (The Observer) - and impressively juicy, spicy Shiraz have a turbo-charging effect on each other, creating a velvety and irresistible style. Serve in large glasses with char-grilled steak or Sunday roast.
Pillastro Primitivo 2010 (x2) One sip and youll be hooked on the fantastic, silky soft fruit of Italys most beguiling red Puglia, in Italys deep south, is best known for big, smoky, exuberant wines made from its prized local varieties - Primitivo and Negroamaro in particular. This example is from Angelo Maci, a leading figure in the quality revolution that has occurred over the last two decades. Angelo made this wine purely from Primitivo - more commonly known as Zinfandel in the States. In southern Italy it produces fantastically rich, powerful reds with plenty of ripe fruit. A period of oak ageing has infused the wines generous fruit flavours with notes of spice and vanilla.This weighty red has aromas of ripe raspberry and spiced plum with notes of cedar wood. Enjoy with game stews, cassoulet, pasta with a rich tomato sauce or a hearty lasagne.
Visionario 2011 (x2) Refreshing, luxurious favourite from the Veneto hills, home to Italys finest whites The cool Alpine climate of the Veneto in northern Italy is perfect for creating crisp, aromatic whites. Many are made from Pinot Grigio, but this visionary white is an inspired blend from Alessandro Gallici. Born and raised in Friuli, he knows the vineyards like the backs of his hands. For many years he was head winemaker at a top cellar in the heart of the region, but last year he decided to branch out on his own - and we were only too delighted to follow him. By combining the local Friulano grape with a number of international varieties, including Sauvignon Blanc and Gewürztraminer, Alessandro has created a wonderfully aromatic wine. A refreshing apéritif, Visionario is great with food, too - trout with almonds, chicken or creamy pasta.
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