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  1. 1. Best Wines in this PlanetSacchetto Pinot Grigio Venezie IGT £7.47 This Pinot Grigio is easily among Italys most thrilling. Its burstingwith ripe aromas and packed with fruit, a hint of white pepper and spice. Wehave tasted dozens of similar wines recently but none has the character tocompare to this wines exotic richness.Among northern Italian wine regions, the Veneto is second only to Piedmontand its wines - from Valpolicella to Soave - enjoy an international reputation.Increasingly however, its Pinot Grigio that every wine lover wants - covetedfor its elegant, refreshing, easy-drinking charm. In the beautiful, hillyvineyards that look down towards Venice and the Adriatic, the Pinot Grigiogrape performs at its best - revelling in the moderate climate and long hours ofSummer sun.The new winery that is today equipped with the most modern technology hasbeen granted the ISO 9002 certificate of quality.Vintage: 2010Grapes: 100% Pinot GrigioRegion: Veneto, ItalyHarvest: 3rd week of SeptemberVinification: Soft pressing of the grapes. Fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steeltanks. Presentation: In a clear glass French style bottle.Serve: Chilled at 8-10C as an aperitif or to accompany fish soups, grilled fish, seafood,dishes based on mushrooms and oriental food.Taste: A delightful, dry white wine with a fresh, fruit driven flavour and mineralcharacters, with a round and softly spicy flavour.
  2. 2. Lucarelli Old Vines Primitivo Manduria Pazzia £20.87 Terre di Sava was recently purchased by a group of wine lovers whojoined forces to rescue a treasured winery from financial difficulties.Establishing themselves in 2008 in Puglia they built upon an alreadyincredible tradition of viticulture and wine production. The investors knewthe heritage and potential of this unique land and were able to capitalise onthe best aspects of the terroir, climate and unfaltering human endeavour toproduce some of the regions best wines.The village of Sava is at the centre of the Primitivo di Manduria DOC, anarea renowned for the production of exceptional, fruit driven reds made fromthe indigenous Primitivo grape,The company mission is to continue to produce high quality wines typical ofthe region that will be experienced and enjoyed by connoisseurs throughoutthe world. When you taste this phenomenol wine you will understand theirpassion!Vintage: 2008Grapes: 100% Primitivo grapes, from old bush vinesVines/Ha: 5,000 plantsHarvest: Last week of August by hand.Soil: Clay and limestone, reddish-brown in colour. This is the heart of the so called “terrerossa” (red soil) territory where temperatures are very high and rainfall is minimal.Winemaking The grapes were destemmed and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steeltanks at 21-24C. The wine was aged for 6 months in French oak barriques followed by aminimum of 6 months in bottle prior to release.Colour: Ruby red with violet tinges.Taste: A generous bouquet reminiscent of ripe cherries, plums with notes of cocoa and vanilla.In the mouth the wine has a warm and velvety texture and finishes with a touch of sweetnesstypical of the Primitivo grape.Serve: At 16-18C to accompany savoury first course dishes, lamb, game with rich sauces andmature cheese. Will age beautifully over the coming 3 years.
  3. 3. Michel Torino Don David Reserve Malbec £9.99 The bodega is situated in the foothills of the Andes in the Cafayateregion around Salta in Northwest Argentina in one of the most scenic regionsof this country. The vineyards are planted at 1,700 metres making them thehighest commercial sites in the world.Cool climate plays a key part with great variations between night and daytime temperatures, slowing down the ripening cycle and ensuring thedevelopment of good varietal character.The hallmark of Salta red wines is the great intensity of colour. Michel Torinois well recognised on the international market and is renowned for itsexcellent wine quality, elegant label design and premium presentation.Vintage: 2009Grapes: 100% Estate grown Malbec grapes grown at an altitude of1,700m above sea level on Michel Torino’s Estate in the Valley of CafayateHarvest: Hand picked during the first week of MarchWinemaking: 70% of the wine is aged in small barrels of both American andFrench oak for 12 months. 100% of the wine goes through malolaticfermentation spontaneously.Colour: Vivacious red with violet sparkles and cherry edges. A noble tear indicates its firmstructure.Serve: At room temperature with grilled meats, stews, filled pasta and spicy meat dishesTaste: Plum jam and raisins combined with pipe tobacco, vanilla and toast notes dominatethe nose. Fruity attack full of sweet tannins and a soft presence of cassis. Harmonious and wellbalanced in the mouth. Dry fruits such as almonds and nuts appear at the end giving a verypleasant finish.
  4. 4. The Black Shiraz Berton Vineyards £9.87 Intense colour, huge palate and high in alcohol. The nose is powerfuland has a wealth of aromas. Ripe plums, blackberries, toast, vanilla and nutmeg.The palate is full and long with blueberries, blackberries, liquorice and spice.Established by Bob & Cherie Berton in May 1996 with 75 acres. The heart ofBerton Vineyards is their own personal plot in a sub-region of Eden Valley inSouth Australia.Vintage: 2010Grapes: 100% ShirazMaker: James Ceccato & Tim PerrinRegion: Riverina, South AustraliaTaste: Intense dark red colour, huge palate and high in alcohol, it displays vanilla, ripe plumsand black cherries on the nose. The palate shows intense berry and rich fruit cake charactersunderpinned by layers of coffee and toasty oak that carry through to a lovely soft finish. A bigwine at a mere 14.5% alcohol!Serve: The perfect choice for rich, spicy -especially peppery- dishes. Steak au poivre, fullflavoured game casseroles and Chilli con Carne are all great food matches. Ethnic dishes such asShami kebab, Szechuan beef and Teriyaki dishes all work well. Also perfect with strong cheesesor simply enjoy anytime!ABV: 14.50%
  5. 5. A Laurance Sparkling Rose Collection Prive NV £9.99 This premium sparkling Rose is a bright salmon pink colour, with a delicatenose of fresh strawberries and raspberries.This wine is round and fresh with a long berry fruit finish. A fantastic sparklingwine, guaranteed to delight!The Saumur vineyards occupy the centre of the Val de Loire region in France andtheir 2000 hectares spread out across the southern slopes of the Loire covering 93communes. The soil is clay – calcareous which is the main characteristic of thisappellation.Grapes: Chenin Blanc, Grolleau Gris, Cabernet Franc and ChardonnayRegion: Loire, FranceVinification: This wine is made by the Methode Traditonelle, which means it has its secondfermentation in the bottle. This takes place in the spring and then the wine is kept on oak woodslats for 9 months. During the ageing process the fine lees yielded by the second fermentation aredeposited on the inner surface on the bottle. Each day a quarter turn is given to the bottles andsimultaneously the inclination of the bottle is increased. Through the combination of these twomovements, the lees become detached from the surface. The bottles then become completelyinverted. Once the lees have completely collected in the cap of the bottle, the lees are disgorged.Taste: A brilliant colour Rose, the wine has very fine bubbles, with a nose of berry fruits andfruity palate. The wine is made in a smooth, medium style.ABV: 12%Serve: The perfect aperitif, serve chilled. Ideal for Weddings and Get-togethers with a fewfriends!
  6. 6. Pinot Grigio Venezie IGT Blush £7.87 A rose wine with copper reflections and a refined, intense bouquetwith extremely pleasing hints of fruit. Slightly sparkling with a pleasingpalate it is an enjoyable, harmonious wine.This hilly area lies between the extensive plains of the Veneto and the lowerAlps. In 1963 the nephews of the original founder joined the company andbuilt a new winery that is today equipped with the most modern technologyand has been granted the ISO 9002 certificate of quality.Vintage: 2010Grapes: 100% Pinot GrigioRegion: Veneto, ItalyPresentation: In a clear glass Bordeaux bottle.Vinification: Soft pressing of the grapes. Brief skin contact. Coolfermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks in order to retainthe fruity aromas. The wine is left to rest in temperature controlled tanksuntil bottled.Colour: Pale pink.Serve: At 8-10C as an aperitif or with appetizers and light dishes, especially dishes basedon fishTaste: The appealing pale blush colour of this wine is obtained from the skins of the PinotGrigio grapes which are pink in colour. Fresh and fruity with an off-dry finish. Pale salmon pinkin colour, this is a fruity, medium styled wine in a very drinkable style.
  7. 7. Tierra Antica Cabernet Sauvignon £6.99 These attractively packaged wines are blended especially for us andshow the kind of style that has put Chilean wines on the map over the pastfew years.The Tierra Antica winery is now at the forefront of modern winemaking inChile, placing great emphasis on using non-invasive winery techniques so thatthe purest possible fruit can be expressed.Wine maker, Constanza Schwarderer, concentrates on working in the vineyardin order to optimise the quality of the grapes produced. This is evident inthese fruit-driven wines which show intense varietal character.Vintage: 2010Variety: 100% Cabernet SauvignonVinification: Grapes picked at the optimum of their maturity. The fermentation took place instainless steel tanks under controlled conditions, for 15 days.Notes: Notes of ripe red fruits; strawberries, blackberries and a touch of vanilla. Goodstructure, with wild sweet tannins, very soft, well balanced between acidity and alcohol, withnotes of strawberry and blackberry.Serve: This young Cabernet Sauvignon goes very well with cheeses, red meats andBarbecues.
  8. 8. Sollazzo Trebbiano Grechetto Umbria £6.27 These are amazing value wines from the region of Umbria in Italy.Full of ripe fruit and showing typical characteristics of this undiscoveredregion of Italy, the Sollazzo range will definitely please with their soft fruitflavours and funky modern packaging.At these prices youd be mad not to at least try them, you may be pleasantlysurprised!Vintage: 2010Grapes: Trebbiano and GrechettoRegion: Umbria, ItalyNotes: A wonderful steely balance with the Grechetto adding to the structure and delightfulminerality of the TrebbianoServe: Between 9 and 11c with light Italian dishes, fish and white meatABV: 12%
  9. 9. Sollazzo Sangiovese Merlot £6.27 These are amazing value wines from the region of Umbria in Italy.Full of ripe fruit and showing typical characteristics of this undiscoveredregion of Italy, the Sollazzo range will definitely please with their soft fruitflavours and funky modern packaging.At these prices youd be mad not to at least try them, you may be pleasentlysurprised!Vintage: 2010Grapes: 70% Sangiovese and 30% MerlotRegion: Umbria, ItalyNotes: Like thrusting your nose into a basket of fruit! Smooth Peach and Raspberry aromascontinue through the flavour with added blackcurrant on the palate.Serve: This medium bodied red should be served at 14-18c with lamb, light red meats or canbe enjoyed with canapes.
  10. 10. Foundstone Merlot £8.99 Established by Bob & Cherie Berton in May 1996 with 75 acres. Theheart of Berton Vineyards is their own personal plot in a sub-region of EdenValley in South Australia. This idyllic property sits at 450m above sea level ongently rolling hillsBerton Vineyards is located in High Eden, a sub-region of Eden Valley, SouthAustralia. The altitude and cool climate provides ideal conditions for theproduction of high quality fruit.Vintage: 2010Grapes: Merlot 95.1%, Cabernet Sauvignon 4.1% and Shiraz 0.8%Region: Riverina, South Eastern AustraliaServe: Perfect with flame seared beef or rich tomato based dishes!Notes: This Merlot displays plums and mulberry aromas on the nose, with hints of violets andspicy French oak. The palate has great persistence of sweet plum and blackberry fruit with a full,rich texture and velvety tannins.Alc 14.5%,R/S: 3 g/l