2008 BAROSSA 'CHOOK' Chardonnay Australian Terroirs
Great value Chardonnay from selected Eden Valley fruit. Given a brief period of oak maturation which in turn gives the wine excellent texture and weight. The fruit is soft, ripe and exotic, but in... ( more info )
2013 GALANT Vermentino Toscana Azienda Agricola Bicocchi
Weighty, saline, aromatic, very silky feel - well-done, with some real class and flavour depth and remaining very fresh.
2013 RUSTENBERG Sauvignon Blanc
Restrained with ripe and mineral fruit this is a well textured Sauvignon that makes the sap rise on the palate, making a great food wine.
2011 CÔTES DU RHÔNE Rouge La Dame Rousse Domaine de la Mordorée
Another brilliant year in the southern Rhone – this 2011 is packed with juice and is an immediately quaffable wine, with ripe fruit, notes of cherries, spice and warm herbs. A delicious, good value... ( more info )
2011 MISTERIOSO Grenache-Syrah Domaine La Sarabande
We simply loved everything about this wine. It is very simply made, from the treatment in the vineyard to the natural wild yeast ferment, to the handling in the winery. Marked by dark cherry fruit... ( more info )
2012 PINOT GRIGIO Ramato Collio Visintini
Not strictly a rosé, but 'Ramato' because of its pale copper tinge which comes entirely naturally from the skins of the grapes, although not specified on the label as legislation does not allow. What... ( more info )
2012 CARDAELIS Alicante Toscana Azienda Agricola Bicocchi
Very pale ruby, round and absolutely silky mouthfeel which seems to be the signature of wines from this estate, red or white. Grown on hard clay. Fresh and altogether delightful, this juicily red... ( more info )
2011 ARMONIA DI MORETA Sangiovese Monteregio di Massa Marittima Azienda Agricola Bicocchi
100% Sangiovese. Silky as all the Bicocchi wines, great 'weightless' purity, a very attractive easy style, with a good tautness of acidity to keep it fresh and more-ish.
2013 FRIULANO Collio Visintini
Straw-yellow in colour, tending towards a soft greenish shade. Hints of bitter almond, apple and flowers on the nose followed by dry, salty, fruity apples and almonds on the palate with moderate acidity... ( more info )
2012 IL LABIRINTO Poggerino
This would be Chianti Classico if Piero didn't choose to declassify it, which he does because he makes it from Poggerino's younger vineyards.
2013 VERDICCHIO CLASSICO SUPERIORE Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Azienda Agricola Andrea Felici
A few days on the skins followed by ageing in stainless steel tanks. Then 3 months aging on yeasts and an additional 2 months in bottles before being released into the market produces an elegant... ( more info )