2013 PUY-DE-DÔME PINOT NOIR Cave de Verny
This amazing value red is a round and opulently rich pinot from the lost bit in the middle of France, the volcanic Auvergne. Powerful and mouth-filling. Miles away in style from the cheaper high... ( more info )
2013 ELGIN Village Pinot Noir Paul Cluver
When you arrive in Elgin the conditions are so clearly suited to the more traditional, more northerly European varietals, Gewurztraminer, Pinot and Sauvignon blanc all thrive here. Bright, red fr... ( more info )
2013 RÉGNIÉ Domaine Rochette
A step up in intensity from the Villages - this Regnié is delicious. There is a lovely weight of deep rich red fruit - but no thickness or gloop at all - bright , intense and nicely poised with j... ( more info )
2012 DOLCETTO D'ALBA Andrea Oberto
Bright and gentle aromas showing just a little age. Sweet and round with good flavour definition; almonds and bitter cherry on the long finish. (Recommended Dolcetto 2013).
2012 BOURGOGNE PASSETOUTGRAINS Cuvée Densité Domaine Stéphane Magnien
50-50 Gamay and Pinot Noir. Lovely bright fresh juicy wine, to drink right away (although Stéphane thinks it will last 4-5 years). No punching down at all, but this cuvée is left to settle on the... ( more info )
2013 BROUILLY Vieilles Vignes Domaine Laurent Martray
Although less powerful than the 2012 this wine is excellent. Mineral and bright with lovely focused fruit and surprising levels of spice and high-toned herb notes. This will continue to evolve an... ( more info )
2012 DOLCETTO DIANO D'ALBA Bricco Maiolica
Beppe's base Dolcetto is simply delicious. Packed with colour, richly textured juicy fruit and a very lovely finish. An ideal wine for drinking with pasta and salumeria.
2013 NORDRAND Blaufränkisch Nittnaus
Nordrand means North Face in Austrian and relates to where the vineyards for this tiny cuvée. This is the next incarnation of young Martin Nittnaus' 'Sturmt das Schloss' which was a rapid sell-ou... ( more info )