We offer an extensive choice of wine for the discerning buyer. Some of our favourites are below and more have just been added.
If you choose to ask us for samples, you can taste at your leisure and then order if you wish. Not all our wine is very expensive: prices start as low as €12 or so and there are plenty below €16. Our experience has been that our wine drinkers are not only discerning but are also very prudent. Our minimum order is a case of 6 bottles so if you think you might want fewer bottles of a particular type but have a bit more variety then maybe share with a friend or two!
If you order, we source your wine, arrange its transportation and importation, take care of all customs and excise matters and offer free delivery to your home. You pay on receipt of your goods. So, you only buy if you like and you only pay for what you get. What could be better?!
Be sure to email us for a brochure as the wines on the website may differ slightly from those on our latest list due to new additions.
An award winner taking silver at the Challenge International du Vin in 2014 and again at the Concours General Agricole Paris in 2015, this wine from Château Hauchat “La Rose” is made from vines grown on the plateau of Saint-Aignan, an area linked to the quality of the Fronsac Appellation. The vineyard looks south-west towards its famous neighbor, Pomerol, and has perfect sunshine and drainage. The Hauchat estate was purchased by the Saby family in 1973 who supply us with several red wines. This wine is 100% Merlot and spends 12 months in new French oak barrels. A dark purple colour leads to aromas of plums, currants and berries with a well-balanced medium to full body and a long finish. Very nice indeed with all kinds of meat dishes, stews and roasts.
Another wine from the Saby family who have been making wine in Bordeaux for about nine generations. Jean-Christophe and Jean-Phillippe run their 70 hectares of vineyards around Libourne, the wine-making capital of the Northern Gironde. Their wines include Château Rozier, a Saint Emilion Grand Cru (below), Château Hauchat from Fronsac (above) and this one, Château Bertin from Montagne-Saint-Emilion as well as Chateau Reindent (below). The wine is made from hand-picked grapes – 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc – and spends 12 months in new and used French oak barrels. The fruity aromas are ripe and mature while the full body is distinguished by its delicate balance. Roundness on the palate and smooth tannins result in a delicate and fine finish.
Château Reindent is a small estate situated in Villegouge owned by the Vignobles Saby family who vinify the grapes at Château Hauchat in Fronsac. The latter is another wine which we are also happy to have. Château Reindent is a full-bodied Bordeaux supérieur made from Merlot. With aromas of ripe berries and with 13% alcohol, it is fragrant, powerful and full-bodied and goes very nicely with red meats such as beef and venison. The wine has won many awards including gold at the Challenge International du Vin in 2013 and silver at the Concours général agricole in 2018.
Fleur de Ninon
Fleur de Ninon is a wonderfully balanced, fragrant, crisp, light and fresh white wine from the Entre-deux-Mers appellation in Bordeaux. Entre-deux-Mers is the largest wine appellation in Bordeaux and lies between the Dordogne river to the north and the Garonne to the south. The wine is produced by Frédéric Roubineau of Château Ninon, the 4th generation of winemakers in Grézillac, and it was a bronze medal winner in 2013 at the Concours de Bordeaux, Vins d’Aquitaine. Made from a blend of 55% Sauvignon Blanc and Gris, 30% Semillon, 15% Muscadelle, it is the perfect partner for seafood and cheese or just to be savoured on its own. It should be drunk young.
Yet another Spanish gem with great balance between minerality, fruit and spice made from Syrah and Tempranillo grapes in a single plot. The area consists of steep slopes caused by erosion of mainly calcareous soils with organically-worked clay. Fermentation conducted spontaneously to an alcohol level of 14% by indigenous yeasts. 12 months in small French barrels and then a minimum of one year in bottle. A full-bodied wine which will be a great accompaniment to grilled lamb chops, roast beef or venison as well as poultry.
From the southwest plateau of Sicily in the Agrigento region comes this beautiful white made from a combination of the indigenous Inzolia with some Chardonnay. The plateau is of marl with high clay and calcareous content. Unusually, the grapes are harvested at different times – August for Chardonnay, mid September for Inzolia – and are fermented partly in stainless steel vats (90%) and a small portion (10%) in oak barrels. The Maria Costanza White – there is also a beautiful Nero d’Avola based red – was a milestone in Sicilian winemaking as the organic wine makers of Milazzo were the first to blend Inzolia and Chardonnay.
Barbera d’Alba DOC Valbianchèra
Our good friends from the Piedmonte region of northwestern Italy have several red and white wines to offer including this Barbera made from vines some 80 years old. Grown on a mix of limestone, clay and sand at an altitude of 350m the grape juice spends 8-10 days on the skins and is aged 18 months in lightly toasted barrels. We also have a very nice white Roero from the Arneis grape made by the same family who are based in the province of Cuneo.