Wine of the Month

We have four wines that we think deserve our wine of the month status. All very delicious and all worth a try.

 

Drakenskloof Pinotage 2016

Stellenbosch, South Africa 14% abv

This big, rich, spicy red is as close as you could hope to come to the essence of South African wine. Firstly, because it's Pinotage, the country's signature red grape, first bred in 1925. And secondly because it's from one of the great, historic estates. It's made at Spier, near Stellenbosch, which boasts a rich wine heritage, with the first vines having been planted over 300 years ago.

Winemaker Frans Smit used old-vine fruit for extra intensity and aged the wine in a combination of American and French oak, softening the tannins and adding notes of spice to the ripe berry flavours.

Smooth enough to be enjoyed on its own, but even better with rich food such as chorizo and butter bean casserole or spicy ribs.

£9.49

 

HJ Fabre Barrel Selection Malbec 2015

Patagonia, Argentina 14% abv

This is an absolutely textbook, pure expression of Malbec from the south of Argentina.

This Gold medal, 95-point red comes from 30 year old Malbec vines grown in Patagonia's Río Negro. Made like a fine claret and aged for a year in French oak barriques.

With considerable depth, it has many layers of aromas and flavours, with the crunchy, spicy, sweet black fruit delivered in a rounded, elegant, textured manner with great concentration and freshness.

Perfect with beef.

£15.99

 

Pillastro Selezione d'Oro 2016

Puglia, Italy 14% abv

This is the Rolls Royce version of our best selling Italian red.

There are three keys to this wine's success. The winery itself, the Cantine Due Palme, has been Winery of the Year for three years in succession - evidence that its standards are top notch.

The grapes, from 50 year old vines, are simply the best for miles around. And finally, the wine was aged in French oak to create dense, full flavours of immense complexity.

Decant an hour before serving with a casserole or a rich pasta dish.

£12.99

 

Valoroso 2016

Setubal Peninsula, Portugal 14.5% abv

This is a fabulously rich, ripe and weighty award winning red from a top winemaker. It comes from the Freitas family estate, near Lisbon.

Valoroso is a rare marriage of plush Cabernet Sauvignon, velvety local speciality Touriga Nacional and Syrah.

The wine bursts with spicy black fruit, cassis and toasty vanilla oak. It's seriously smooth too, thanks to the expertise of internationally respected, award winning winemaker Jaime Quendera.

Perfect with game dishes.

£10.49

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IPA

Strength: 3.7%
Copper & easy drinking

 
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Contact

Strength: 4.2%
Copper & Crisp

 
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Gold

Strength: 4.4%
Gold & hoppy

 
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Roasted Nuts

Strength: 4.6%
Ruby red, complex & malty

 
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Lager

Strength: 4.4%
Crisp & refreshing

 
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Blonde

Strength:4.3%
Golden & Refreshing

 
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  • Case of 12 Bottles
  • Mixed case 2 Beers
  • Mixed case 3 Beers
  • 2 Bottle + Glass Pack
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Red

Strength: 4.5%
Deep red & malty

 
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