It's the time of year when we do a bit of early "spring cleaning" of the wine range.
Some are odd bottles, some are wines that sold well in 2020, but didn't grab customers' attention in 2021.
They're all good, but we'd like to make space for new wines in the warehouse, so please take a quick look at the dozen below:
Gently citrussy and herbal aromas lead to a densely fruity, peachy palate with great texture and a clean, lifted finish.
A dry style of Chenin Blanc from near Limoux in the Haute Vallée de L’Aude.
Buy La Lisse Soie d'Ivoire Chenin Blanc £8.00/bottle here
From La Vierge in Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, south of Cape Town. Succulent, cool climate fruit giving raspberry and cherry notes and a savoury finish.
Buy Seduction Pinot Noir £10/bottle here
A co-fermented blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Longridge in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Flavours of ripe guava, pineapple, kiwi, green apple and a hint of strawberry. Dry and fruity rosé.
Buy The Emily Rosé £10/bottle here SOLD OUT
A "quaffer" from the Western Cape vineyards giving ripe, yellow fruit flavours with a hint of waxy lime and plum stone, as well as some leafy herbal notes. Excellent value.
Buy Seriti Sauvignon Blanc £7.00/bottle here
Young vine Malbec with notes of vibrant cherry and blackberry, beautifully balanced with hints of vanilla and caramel.
Buy 32° South Malbec £6.80/bottle here
High altitude Chardonnay fruit gives citrus, white floral notes and lime blossom combined with fruity, white peach and pineapple, along with a hint of almond and toast on the finish.
Buy Terrazas Chardonnay £16.00/bottle here
Highly aromatic style, similar to a Muscat or Gewurztraminer. Classic notes of nectarine, rose petal and honey blossom are all present on the alluring nose; the palate is honeyed and textural with flavours of orange, warm peach and a lifted perfume of summer flowers.
Buy Quara Torrontes £8.00/bottle here
Passionfruit, nectarine and lemongrass parade before the beholder. Gentle scents of green herb and flamboyant tropical fruit arrive on the scene while a light-footed streak of crisp vibrancy departs side stage.
Buy Left Field Sauvignon Blanc £12.00/bottle here
Intense, purple coloured, single site wine. The nose offers a perfect alchemy between light, floral notes of Peony and powerful aromas of red berries. The mouth reveals raspberry fruit and silky tannins offer good ageing potential.
Buy Loron's "La Madone" Fleurie £15/bottle here
Fleurie is the “Queen” of the Beaujolais Crus. With its intense garnet red colour, it reveals irises, faded roses, ripe cherries and blackcurrant aromas. The mouth is round, fleshy and elegant.
Buy Loron's Chateau de Fleurie Heritiers £13.50/bottle here
Soft round palate, hints of black currants, good complexity and structure with excellent varietal character displaying this indigenous grape variety's true character. A full flavoured, easy-drinking classic of the Languedoc.
Buy Les Archeres Carignan £9.00/bottle here
Blended from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, the "Classic Cuvée" has a generous creamy texture which epitomises the harmony of flavours that a blend of these grapes can bring. Nyetimber wines are produced using the same method as Champagne and are are great alternative supporting English winemaking.
Buy Nyetimber "Classic Cuvée" Brut £60/magnum here
The usual 'MIX SIX' and 'MIX TWELVE' discounts still apply on these wines, so even lower prices are available!!!
If your taste errs towards apples, rather than grapes, the Napton ciders are so far ahead on quality when compared to the commercial volume brands you'd be mad not to take up this offer!
Naturally sweet, cloudy and with a whole lot of tannin bite for old fashioned authenticity. This is real cider for the enthusiast.
Unfortunately, no extra discount for cases.
Buy Napton #4 Sweet Cider £2.50/500ml here
Lucky for some, here's an extra white wine for the January sale.
A wine crafted specifically to be consumed with smoky BBQ food, whether fish or white meat-based dishes. Full bodied, with a peachy scent.
Buy Pitmaster Viognier £7.99/bottle here