We're having a big summer spruce up of our range, so to make room for more amazing wines in our warehouse, we're offering up to 25% off on a wide selection of bottles. This is a limited time offer from 29th June - 13th July.
The line-up includes of some of the current vintages of best sellers and some superb one-off parcels that are well worth checking out before they're gone. Stocks are limited so if you see something you're interested in, don't hesitate, go for it!
We don't do wine offers like this very often, so if you'd like to stock up and save, but you're not sure what to go for, we've picked out 10 wines recommended by our resident wine experts who have tried and tested them all (somebody has to do it)!
Top 5 whites to buy
Le Veritable, Jurancon Sec 2020 £9.20 (Was £11.50)
One of the best value picks here is this fabulous summery white made using the Gros Manseng grape. It is a dry, light and fruity wine from south-west France, full of citrus, lemon peel and tangerine with a crisp clean finish. This is the kind of wine you try on holiday and search for when you get home. It makes a great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio and would taste great with a smoked chicken salad.
Moko Black, Sauvignon Blanc 2022 £10.80 (Was £13.50)
Zesty citrus with white stone fruits. Luscious, abundant gooseberry aromas follow through onto the palate where it explodes with a full on citrus zing that is balanced by fantastic texture. This bright, crisp Sauvignon is a perfect match with all sea beasties from delicate freshly caught seafood to rich and meaty barbecued king prawns.
Vincent Caille X Bulles NV £19.20 (Was £24)
Sparkling wines made using the Pétillant Naturel (also known as Ancestral Method) have been growing in popularity over the past few years so if you enjoy the delicate fizz and freshness of this style or are looking to find out about it, this is a great choice. It's a delightful Pet Nat using the Melon de Bourgogne grape (used in Muscadet), made in the Loire by characterful winemaker Vincent Caille. The nose has brioche, honey and apricot fruit. The palate is toasty and fruity with lots of stone fruit, ripe apple, pear and popcorn. It's dry, but there's a slight sweetness and a balancing acidity. Fab, easy drinking fizz.
Vino di Anna, Jeudi 15 Bianco 2021 £23.20 (Was £29)
If you're into your natural wine, don't miss this gem from a small, family wine estate situated on the north face of Mt Etna, Sicily. Anna Martens and Eric Narioo have been making natural wines together on Mt Etna for around thirteen years. This is a blend of white grapes from different sites: 40% Grecanico, 40% co-planted Riesling, Chenin Blanc & Carricante, and finally, a 20% field-blend of Carricante, Catarratto, Minnella Bianca & Insolia. Mid straw in colour, the Jeudi 15 has brilliant citrus notes coupled with notes of white flowers and gunflint. It is dry, crisp and fresh on the palate with lemon and grapefruit flavours leading into that classic Etna underlying salty minerality. This would be dreamy with some Sicilian style swordfish served with a seasonal greens salad.
Vina Cobos, "Bramare" Zingaretti Estate Chardonnay 2019 £36 (Was £45)
This is a bold luxurious white wine with layers upon layers of delicious flavour. It is full-bodied and mouth-filling with wave after wave of creamy ripe fruit flavours, high quality oak nuances and beautiful cleansing acidity. It spends 12 months in French oak barrels to impart texture, flavour and marry the wine together, resulting in an elegant wine, full of honeysuckle, jasmine, orange peel and citrus fruit. It's soft and rounded with great texture and richness balanced by minerality and acidity on the finish. That slightly minty, sage note really speaks to its high mountain terroir. A wine to savour with a celebration dish like turbot in a creamy shellfish sauce.
Top 5 reds to try
Encosta da Vinha Tinto 2020 £7.60 Was (£9.50)
A great value Portuguese red with fresh berry flavours like cassis, cherry and cranberry which follow on to a soft texture on the palate and an appealing fruity finish balanced with hint of liquorice and lick of acidity. Try this with a comforting cheesy pasta dish.
"I love Portuguese wine and if you've never tried any, this would be a great introduction. It uses the local grape varieties to make a very accessible red with a lot of character. There's bags of berry fruit and 3 months in oak have added a little moreish depth."
Chateau Laballe, Les Terres Basses 2020 £12.40 (Was £15.50)
We begin our red picks with this charming red that can easily fly under the radar but is very good value, especially at the sale price! It is an approachable blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Tannat grapes from Gascony in Southwest France. It opens with soft fruit aromas of raspberries and cassis lead to a fresh and mineral palate with hints of violet and spice on the finish and vibrant, food friendly acidity. It's the kind of good honest, rustic red that pairs well with whatever you happen to be cooking, but especially grilled meats like pork chops.
Cline Cellars, Ancient Vines Zinfandel 2019 £17.20 (Was £21.50)
Cranking the flavours up even bigger is this bold and indulgent red from California. Zinfandel can be a somewhat jammy and one dimensional - but not this. Ripe, wild strawberries with coffee and chocolate characters on the nose. The palate is full of ripe vanilla laced fruit combines with soft tannins and a lovely balanced acidity. It is very more-ish and surprisingly elegant. Try with rich beef stews and creamy poultry dishes.
Le Soula, Rouge 2014 £26.40 (Was £33)
There's been a buzz around Le Soula this past year or two as natural wine advocates discover the amazing wines of this modest winery in France's Languedoc-Roussilon region in the foothills of the Pyrenées. Le Soula's flagship red, is a really elegant and refined wine. It's a blend of Carignan, Syrah and Grenache Noir, with some of the vines aged close to 70 years. A very versatile red with food, it's medium bodied with an almost Burgundian quality.
"Le Soula produce really fresh and elegant wines. It's a brilliant winery too, completely organic and a haven for flora and fauna. I love the fact that wild boar are said to emerge from the forests to turn over the soils in search of grubs and herbs, which are to be found in abundance here."
Vina Cobos, Marchiori Estate Malbec 2018 £60 (Was £75)
Our final pick is an absolute showstopper. A blowout celebration wine for a special anniversary, birthday gift or simply an indulgent treat because you're worth it. This is Malbec at its sensational, bold and rich best. Made by Vina Cobos - pioneers of the Argentinian wine scene, this single vineyard wine shows the intensity and balance with a sweet and fruity aroma leading to exquisite flavours of red and black berries, tobacco and liquorice in the mouth. Sweet tannins and an outstanding volume give complexity and structure, leading to a long and intense aftertaste. Perfect with barbecued beef and blue cheese.
These wines are all available in very limited quantities so do not miss your chance to bag a seriously good deal on these super bottles. But don't worry there's plenty of other options too, so take a look at our full sale collection here.