|Light & medium bodied juicy reds
|801. 2012 Grenache Merlot, LES VIGNES DE L’EGLISE - LANGUEDOC
Good depth of colour, and a good balance between the opulent fruit and full, robust tannins. Stunning for the price.
|803. 2012 Monastrell, BODEGAS CASTANO - SPAIN
Intense aromas of ripe red fruit. Wonderful with cheese
|804. 2010 Cotes Du Rhône, MAS ARNAUD - RHÔNE
Ripe, soft, juicy & pleasing
|805. 2012 Montepulciano d'abruzzo, GRAN SUSSO - ITALY
Deep black-red in colour with a youthful dark purple hue. A great Monty!
|806. 2012 Gamay de Touraine, Domaine Bellevue - LOIRE
Made from the Beaujolais grape bute here a little bit more gutsy
|807. 2010 Cairanne – LA CUVEE DU BELVEDERE - RHÔNE
A classic from the Rhône – cherry and spice in abundance
|808. 2011 Merlot, Casa Lapostolle, RAPEL VALLEY, CHILE
Spicy red fruit flavours partially aged in French oak
|809. 2011 Pinot Noir, Omrah - WESTERN AUSTRALIA
This is a delicate pinot noir which has gentle spicy fruit and a silky texture- a top seller
|810. 2012 Valpolicella, ALLEGRINI - VERONA
Should be classico but for the screwcap, sensational
|812. 2012 Dolcetto d’Alba, GD VAJRA – PIEDMONT, ITALY
I was gobsmacked by its drinkability. If you enjoy Montepulciano or other similar reds from Italy try this - simply fantastic value.
|813. 2011 Corbières, DOMAINE DES CROUZETS - CORBIERES, FRANCE
Delicious wine – juicy and crunchy spring to mind, 70% Mourvedre and 30% Syrah.
|814. 2012 Pinot Noir Pionero, MORANDE - CASABLANCA, CHILE
Aromas of strawberry and rosewood, medium bodied with elegant flavours. Great with cold meat platters and fresh cheeses.
|821. 2010 Les Terrasses, CHÂTEAU PESQUIE - COTES DU VENTOUX
This is another great example of the quality in the southern Rhône and a steal at this price. 70% Grenache 30% Syrah
|815. 2011 Chinon Les Barnabés, OLGA RAFFAULT - LOIRE FRANCE
Fragrant berry fruits with a mineral character. Perfect with fish and intended for early enjoyment.
|817. 2011 Brouilly, DOMAINE COUDERT - BEAUJOLAIS
|818. 2009 Chianti Riserva, DA VINCI - TUSCANY
This wine is matured in small oak barrels which help to provide complexity and a lovely richness of flavour. On the pallet there are notes of vanilla, cherries and blackberries
|816. 2010 Fleurie, DOMAINE DE LA VIROYLETTE - BEAUJOLAIS
Very juicy strawberry fruit lifted by pleasant peppery notes – try it chilled in the summer
|819. 2011 Barbera d’Asti Fiulot, PRUNOTTO - PIEDMONT
Aromas of berries, ripe fruits and a hint of leather
|822. 2009 Palazzo Della Torre, ALLEGRINI - VERONA
Deep ruby red in colour, with perfumes of cherry and black forest gateaux. This wine has good body and an ageing potential of at least ten years. It has a smooth and velvety character, with mature, pulpy fruit and delicious raisin flavours.
|820. 2009 Saumur Champigny, CHÂTEAU DE HUREAU - LOIRE
This is a beautifully balanced, graceful style of Cabernet Franc without the harsh green edge of some producers in the region or the overdose of oak of certain modernists. The wines are matured in underground cellars built into the tufa soil which provides ideal natural conditions for ageing.