We’ve made $5 million available to help struggling wineries to survive and come out the other side of this Covid crisis. The closure of bars and restaurants across the globe has been a disaster for the independent winemakers who supply them. The little guys, without connections to the big supermarkets, are the ones who are suffering the most.
And one of the worst places in the world to be a small, family winemaker was Northern Spain. For the little guys - who sell most of their stock to local bars, cafes and restaurants - the toughest lockdown in Europe has spelled disaster for their business.
Oscar doesn’t use any oak in his Tempranillo, so it’s seriously easy drinking and dangerously moreish, packed with succulent, ripe red cherries and damsons, with a wink of vanilla. Made to be guzzled with the finest tapas known to man.
- Olivier has tailor made this blend exclusively for our Angels and you better believe he pulled out all the stops. He scoured the best vineyards in Bordeaux to source super luxe merlot and cabernet grapes...the result is all too gluggable.
- It has all the red berry juiciness and velvety quality of a Merlot with the smokey, spice and texture of a cab sav - the truest meaning of a 'win win'.
- A dead cert for those who drift between smooth reds and larger than life fruity reds. It elegantly treads the line between the two, making it a versatile choice guaranteed to impress.
- Paolo is the King of Prosecco and even though our Italian is rusty, we know what "Superiore" means!
- This is the really top shelf fizz that usually doesn't even leave the country, but you can get your hands on it thanks to our special relationship with Paolo.
- Full of crisp apples, fresh pear and zippy citrus, bubbles this tasty don't even require a special occasion. Stick this in the fridge and pop a bottle just because the sun is shining.
A rich and refined blend of Cab Sav, Syrah and Merlot from a family vineyard established in the 1920s. The beauty of this wine is all in the tradition - Château Coutinel has a century of winemaking history to its name, making this a Rosé of some serious pedigree.
There's nothing dusty about the Arbio Rosé however, as not only does it pack some serious flavour, it's also the winery's first-ever organic wine.
Bursting with oodles of ripe fruit on the palate, this lush Rosé is well-balanced and elegantly-structured with flavours of fresh summer strawberries and juicy red fruit. It’s delicious on its own and takes on a whole new level when enjoyed with chargrilled meats or crispy roast veg, but either way it’ll put a smile on your face.
- Antoine is all about region and letting his grapes do the talking. He really couldn't have chosen a better region than Pouilly Fume to do just that. As Sauvignon Blanc goes it's pretty tricky to find anything as well rounded, yet as citrusy crisp as a Pouilly Fume - Antoine's vineyards have proved no exception to this very premium rule.
- You can add this to your list of 'good things in small packages' as Antoine's been sure to pick only the best grapes to make sure each bottle is of towering quality, even if that does mean cutting down on quantity. You don't see something like this everyday, that's for sure.
- This is a wine that radiates some serious class with flavours of pear, zippy goosberry, and an incredibly delicate smokeyness on the round up.
- Pierre is part of a 10 generation strong family of winemakers. With years of tradition and experience making Champagne with grapes from his different family vineyards under his belt, Pierre has started experimenting with exciting new ways of producing that keeps the highly coveted Champagne terroir as no.1.
- To make his Champagne Constantine Solarris, Pierre uses 100% Pinot Meunier, a lesser known grape used to make Champagne. In recent years Meunier has been rising up the ranks, turning the heads of critics and Champagne fanatics alike due to it's superior richness and round body.
- This tongue tingling fizz proves this fact case and point with it's stand out ripe fruit flavours and rich intensity. Suitably celebratory to the very last drop, this is a Champagne with oodles of length - you can rely upon this baby to not only get the party started, but also to keep it going.
- Chateauneuf de Pape is in vogue in a BIG way at the moment, so we wanted to make sure we're serving you up with only the best. Enter Denis... without a doubt he's the man for the job, having dedicated his whole career to the love of this particular drop.
- It’s bursting at the seams with dark berries, delicate floral notes, and just a smidge of spice. It's a real big hitter with excellent length that allows your enjoyment of this wine to go on. And on. And on.
- Be warned though, there’s not a lot going around. It’s an increasingly popular appellation so pick up this treasure now because when it's gone, it's gone!
- As the most widespread red wine variety in Austria, Zweigelt grows in favourable sites in nearly all of Austria’s wine regions. Since our soil is unique in Austria, and there are only a few spots in the world that show similar soil characteristics.
- Our grapes are handpicked, destemmed gently and strictly hand sorted. After sorting we gently fill our fermentation tanks by gravity, and wait for the natural yeasts, from the vineyard, to start fermentation.
- The variety brings slightly violet-reddish colored wines with soft tannins. Mature, full-bodied and long-living wines deliver notes of Morello cherry.
Stefan Landauer, Winemaker
'We fell in love with the La Xalamera vineyard when we first saw it in 2015 and purchased it the same year. This shallow valley has gently sloping sides where these 50 year old blocks of Garnatxa Negra vines cling onto life. Here the vines struggle to produce a lot of fruit, resulting in high levels of concentration.
We believe this vineyard makes what we believe is the most floral and fragrant Garnatxa Negra, with the perfect ripeness and acidity.
Ethereal nose of red fruits, raspberries, wild strawberries,undergrowth, forest floor, brambles and licorice all feature. The palate is fresh whilst being plush and round from some time spent in Austrian oak casks'
Núria Altés and Rafael de Haan, Winemakers
- Once upon a time, the dark fruit flavours of Cabernet Sauvignon met the soft but spicy ones of Grenache and, not long after, Marselan entered the world.
- Diego went to outstanding lengths to ensure his first wine for you is a hit. From nurturing an organic vineyard, to only harvesting at night to preserve the yummy fruity aromas of the grapes.
- Bright crimson in colour, it's packed with summer fruits and berries with a hint of spiciness - you can taste the TLC in every sip.