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CICONIA TOURIGA NACIONAL

Red, 2018, Portugal.

We’re down in Alentejo, a region that covers a third of Portugal’s land-mass. A warm climate of rolling hills and a source of rich, hearty reds. Here we have the king of the Port varieties, Touriga Nacional, with a slug of Alicante Bouschet to add freshness and added intrigue. A bold mouthful of blue and blackberry, with a backdrop of spice and wild herb. Would suit lovers of Argie Malbec, Southern Rhone and mud wrestling. Oh, and it’s an absolute bargain.
Single Bottle - £10.00 was £13.00
Code 1146
Closure Cork
Vintage 2018
Country Portugal
Bottle Size 750
Region Alentejano
ABV 14.5
Grape Touriga Nacional

PALACIO DEL CAMINO REAL CRIANZA RIOJA

Red, 2016, Spain.

The simple enjoyment of a really good Rioja is sometimes forgotten. But here one is, great with food, but honestly, just as great in a large glass on a sofa with no where to be and nothing to do. An elegant fruity wine with vanilla, spices and red fruit.
Single Bottle - £10.00 was £11.50
Code 1043
Closure Cork
Vintage 2016
Country Spain
Bottle Size 750
Region Rioja
ABV 13.5
Grape Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano

VIDAL SAUVIGNON BLANC

White, 2019, New Zealand.

Another Define customer favourite! Classic gooseberry and passion fruit blended beautifully with that crisp freshly cut grass note. New Zealand Marlborough at it's finest and most affordable.
Single Bottle - £10.00 was £12.00
Code 1014
Closure Screw
Vintage 2019
Country New Zealand
Bottle Size 750
Region Marlborough
ABV 13.0
Grape Sauvignon Blanc

LOS OLIVOS MALBEC

Red, 2018, Argentina.

A brilliant value for money Malbec from the Uco Valley. This is a wine full of elegant plum, blackberry and white pepper notes. A long full fruity finish brings this wine to a close. Oozing with goodness, it's the sort of Malbec we all enjoy.
Single Bottle - £10.00 was £11.50
Code 1092
Closure Cork
Vintage 2018
Country Argentina
Bottle Size 750
Region Mendoza
ABV 14.0
Grape Malbec

PETE'S PURE PINOT NOIR

Red, 2019, Australia.

The beard on the label is enough, surely?! In case it's not, this is a lively vibrant Pinot Noir with fine tannins, a crunchy acidity and heaps of red berries. That slightly herbal touch gives the wine a little something extra. Filled with character and fruit, it's cracking. Serve slightly chilled if you fancy.
Single Bottle - £10.00
Code 1093
Closure Screw
Vintage 2019
Country Australia
Bottle Size 750
Region Murray Darling
ABV 13.0
Grape Pinot Noir

WATERKLOOF SERIOUSLY COOL CHENIN BLANC

White, 2018, South Africa.

Outside of the Loire, South Africa holds the most extensive plantings of Chenin Blanc or 'Steen' as they called it for years. Their expertise with this grape is such that whilst they don’t quite produce the diversity of styles as the Loire does, South African Chenin offers superb complexity for the money. This cool climate example is no exception, offering peaches, pears, a touch of honey and good acidity.
Single Bottle - £10.00 was £12.00
Code 1186
Closure Screw
Vintage 2018
Country South Africa
Bottle Size 750
Region Stellenbosch
ABV 13.0
Grape Chenin Blanc

LA BATTISTINA GAVI

White, 2019, Italy.

Fresh citrus and pineapple aromas with ripe fruit balanced by crisp acidity on the palate.
Single Bottle - £10.00 was £12.50
Code 1163
Closure Screw
Vintage 2019
Country Italy
Bottle Size 750
Region Garantita
ABV 12.0
Grape Gavi

LA FLEUR SOLITAIRE COTES DU RHONE BLANC

White, 2017, France.

Although famed for its red wines, white wines have a long heritage in the southern Rhône valley, where the locals enjoy an occasional glass at the start of a warm evening. La Fleur Solitaire is therefore a solitaire amongst the rubies our Rhône range; a white Côtes du Rhône made from traditional southern Rhône white grape varieties. Fresh, medium-bodied, vinous. The nose is pretty and delicate, with a waft of fennel tops and hints of hedgerow flowers. The flavours are nuanced and refined rather than overt. Careful use of oak adds texture and structure without masking the freshness of this very drinkable white.
Single Bottle - £10.00 was £12.75
Code 1156
Closure Cork
Vintage 2017
Country France
Bottle Size 750
Region Rhone
ABV 13.5
Grape Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne

MAS D'ALCYON PLAN DE DIEU COTES DU RHONE VILLAGES

Red, 2017, France.

The Plan de Dieu appellation stipulates that the wine must contain at least 50% Grenache. Here it makes up 75% of the cuvee with the addition of 25% Syrah. Grenache provides the blood and thunder, Syrah adds fragrance and a bit of backbone. For those that love the mouth-filling power and class of a decent Chateauneuf, this provides similar satisfaction at a much more affordable price. And what a lovely label!
Single Bottle - £10.00 was £14.00
Code 1128
Closure Screw
Vintage 2017
Country France
Bottle Size 750
Region Rhone
ABV 14.5
Grape Grenache, Syrah

MAIAS BRANCO

White, 2018, Portugal.

A blend of Malvasia Fina and Encruzado, farmed organically at an altitude of 800m. The cooler nights way up in these hills is key to the incredible freshness and energy in each of the estate’s wines. It’s a captivating mix of (pretentious alert!) assorted ‘affectations d’agrume’– a lashing of lime sorbet, a Sorrento-slug of lemon sherbet and a dollop of lime curd. Fresh and elegant, with great substance and structure on the palate. Much to think about if you’re in the mood, but deliciously drinkable if you just want a cracking glass of white. Ridiculous at £12.50, reckless at £9.99.
Single Bottle - £10.00 was £12.50
Code 1001
Closure Cork
Vintage 2018
Country Portugal
Bottle Size 750
Region Dao
ABV 13.5
Grape Malvasia Fina, Encruzado

Caliterra Tributo Cabernet Sauvignon

Red, 2017, Chile.

As with their Chardonnay, this showcases a single vineyard plot in the region best suited to the variety, in this case the Colchagua Valley. Classic Cabernet notes of cassis, tobacco and gentle spice. Some structure, but nicely polished, delicious.
Single Bottle - £10.00 was £13.50
Code 1238
Closure Cork
Vintage 2017
Country Chile
Bottle Size 750
Region Colchagua Valley
ABV 13.5
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon

NEROPASSO ORIGINALE BISCARDO

Red, 2017, Italy.

From the other end of Italy to our best selling red Baglio Passimento, but not too dissimilar in style. Made with the Valpolicella grapes Corvinone and Corvina, with a dollop of Cabernet Sauvignon, in the Ripasso style. A heady mix of cherry and plum fruit with a dusting of cocoa on the finish.
Single Bottle - £10.00 was £12.00
Code 1164
Closure Cork
Vintage 2017
Country Italy
Bottle Size 750
Region Veneto
ABV 13.5
Grape Corvinone, Corvina, Cabernet Sauvignon

BAGLIO GIBELLINA U...PASSIMIENTO

Red, 2018, Italy.

Comfortably our bestselling wine in the entire portfolio. A clever blend of Nero D’Avola (70%) and Frappato (30%), dried on the vine in the early September Sicilian sun (apologies for the alliteration!). The raisined grapes when fermented give almost Amarone like sweet notes. Very gluggable and very food friendly. If you want a red wine with a spicy curry then this is the one for you!
Single Bottle - £10.00 was £12.00
Code 1050
Closure Cork
Vintage 2018
Country Italy
Bottle Size 750
Region Sicily
ABV 13.5
Grape Nero D'avola, Frappato

Balbuzard Sauvignon Blanc

White, 2019, France.

Sauvignon Blanc, the Sancerre grape, from Emile Balland, a great Sancerre producer, grown down the road from Sancerre. Not stretching it to claim that if you like Sancerre..
Single Bottle - £10.00
Code 1231
Closure Screw
Vintage 2019
Country France
Bottle Size 750
Region Loire
ABV 12.5
Grape Sauvignon Blanc

Bottega Vinai Pinot Grigio

White, 2019, Italy.

I rarely get excited by Pinot Grigio, but this really stood out in a blind PG tasting I was asked to judge recently. Extraordinary wine at £12/bt, madness at a tenner.
Single Bottle - £10.00 was £12.00
Code 1232
Closure Cork
Vintage 2019
Country Italy
Bottle Size 750
Region Trentino
ABV 13.0
Grape Pinot Grigio