- From the Ebenezer region of the highly sought after Aussie Barossa Valley, comes this opulent and energetic red that is far from Scrooge like. In recent years Barossa has been making serious waves, and its name has become synonymous with everything there is to love about Australian wine.
- It's all thanks to winemakers like Giles who, with painstaking year round care, make sure their vines are meeting standards that are out of this world. The ripeness of his grapes means everything - Giles has been studying ripening patterns for years, so you best believe the beauties contained in each bottle of the Gilo Barossa were picked not a moment too soon, or too late.
- Mark our words, the difference this makes is BIG (as well as incredibly tasty). This Barossa is more balanced than 'blockbuster', with a clear brightness and refinement that reveals its elegant, textured style with each sip. The subtle spiced red fruit flavour and warming oak round up, is not one to be missed.
- It takes a master winemaker to make a complex wine like this, so when our Winemaker of the Year, Stefano, heard we were looking for a Valpolicella genius, he didn't hesitatate in tipping us off to his good friend Mirko. When Mirko sent over some samples of the wine, our search was over.
- Mirko's luxurious Valpolicella Ripasso has that rich, generous, dark plummy fruit, but as it opens up you really taste the complexity and elegance. It’s silky smooth and packed with blackberry pie flavours. The finish is long and satisfying, and all rounded off by a lick of yummy oak.
- Made from the same grape varieties as Amarone and using very similar techniques in the cellar, Mirko's Ripasso has all the big hitting flavour and effortless class of a £50 bottle of Amarone. And all the while you can drink safe in the knowledge you're not busting the bank.
- Patricio is one of our most highly rated winemakers - he's been with us almost from the very start and not once has he missed the mark.
- We've put this theory to the test by asking Patricio to pull out all the stops and make a truly legendary wine, worthy of an appearance in the Naked Hall of Fame. We tasked him with seeking out the best grapes around to make us a juicy ripe and devilishly smooth Malbec. You better believe Patricio delivered (just like he always does)...
- Nowhere grows Malbec grapes quite like they do in Argentina, and Patricio selected the pick of the bunch to make the contents of this exlusive bottle. The high altitude of the vines are translated into bright, quaffable flavours of fresh summer raspberries and cherries. Yet again Patricio has played a blinder - it's a true essential for fans of smooth Argentine reds.
When Sam Plunkett won Naked Winemaker of the Year in 2019, it would’ve been hard to pick a more popular winner, he’s the legendary winemaker behind some of our most-popular cult wines and just the loveliest guy you’ll ever meet. His prize for winning was the chance to make a brand-new, unique French Chablis with an Aussie twist in collaboration with Sebastien Christophe, our Chablis superstar.
They set out to create something that respected all the great traditions of Seb’s classic kit, but with a sprinkling of Sam’s Aussie sunshine to make a more flavourful and fragrant wine that still felt like a classy and elegant Chablis. This little ripper has that clean crisp and citrusy zing you’d expect from a Chablis wine but with the added tropical notes of peach, melon and grapefruit you’d expect down under. Delish.
It’s all the more remarkable because this wine nearly didn’t get off the ground. A few months after winning his prize, lockdown hit and Sam was stuck in Oz, unable to go to France and help with the hands-on making of the wine. Thankfully, Sam and Seb speak the same language as super-passionate winemakers and right from the start they had a shared vision. With Seb's hard-work in the winery, and Sam giving his input via many video calls, they’ve delivered exactly what they set out to do.
- Sitting at a towering 1,000 meter altitude with rare old vines ranging from 50 to 100 years old, it's little wonder that Cillar de Silos was voted the Best Winery in Ribera del Duero. As an area with famously harsh conditions this was by no means an easy task, but Oscar only went and made it look like a walk in the park.
- The Cillar de Silos Crianza is a perfect example of Riberan elegance and complexity. The high altitude of the vineyard paired with the age of its vines is a dream combo, providing the kind of minerality and freshness you're likely to see once in a blue moon. The delicate fruit flavours of blackberries and ripe plums chime perfectly with smokiness from the French oak barrels.
- This is Fine Wine taken to the max and it’s got the title to prove it. That’s right, you’re looking at one of Decanter’s Wines of the Year, and it’s a double medal-winning champion to boot. It’s decked out in all the gongs a wine lover could dare to dream of.
- Joost’s winery has won a rep among wine critics for producing some of the finest sauce in the Sauvignon Blanc universe. And Sauvignon doesn’t come any lusher than Pouilly Fumé.
- Think pure, vibrant, mouth-watering luxury in a bottle. Then give it an OBE. Joost's Pouilly Fumé is crisp, complex and posh enough to be served with a trumpet fanfare.
- It tastes great on its own, even better with pan-fried scallops or steamy pasta. Or simply rip open a freshly baked French stick and go totally bonkers with the Brie.
We sipped our way through 20 different gins in one day to pick out the perfect one. In the end, Stefan Lismond’s brand new Lemon version of his Angel-favourite Rambla 41 came out on top.
Citrus fruits and gin are a classic combo - think gin, tonic, slice of lemon/lime… magic - and Stefan has access to wonderful fruit working where he does on the Mediterranean. He sourced local lemons from the hills around Barcelona and, with his famous care and attention to detail, he imparted their bright, refreshing flavours straight into your craft Gin.
This is a standout citrus Gin, beautiful aromas of lemon thyme and orange peel on the nose. And when you take a drink it’s like sipping the freshly squeezed juice of lemons, orange and grapefruit. With all that soft, juicy citrus on the palate. For a special G&T experience, mix this with your natural tonic water from Bermondsey, then pop your feet up on the sofa and sup away to some classic Christmas telly. Cheers!
The vineyards are located at the top of a charming little village in western France and have been lucky enough to avoid the frost which has plagued the rest of the Loire Valley and Europe in recent years.
Two pickings over 10 days makes sure both crisp freshness and full flavours go into this vibrant white that’s brimming with Old World class.
- This one will age beautifully for the next 5-7 years at least, taking on a more honeyed character as it does, whilst still remaining dry. It’s pure magic!
- After the roaring success of their first Pinot Noir, we challenged Bill & Claudia to make us an extra-special reserve batch. We reckon this is their best yet.
- Named after their baby daughter Penelope, this reserve used the best fruit and had a little extra Small & Small love added.
- If you're looking for amazing quality Pinot, then look no further. And because it was made possible by our Naked Angels - it's a complete steal!
- My early winemaking career took me to harvests in France, Chile and California. Impressed by my travels, my youngest brother penned an essay at school, claiming that by the time he was 25, he'd be making family wines with me in our very own winery.
- In 2001 the dream started to form. My brother Jonas and I settled in the mountainous Yelca region of Spain, where we spent years experimenting with Monastrell grapes from 50+ year-old vines. Our first release was 2004, and the Trenza Family Collection was born.
- This Monastrell (aka Mourvèdre) is a mouth-filling, full-bodied beauty with intense back fruit flavours. These rich flavours of ripe black plums and cherries are supported by decadent chocolate and lingering toasty characters thanks to some treatment in fine French oak barrels.
David Tofterup, Winemaker.