Amoise Gris 2020
100% certified organic fruit, macerated and spending almost a month on skins. This is from the Mangatahi Terraces, of higher elevation and a bit cooler and more marginal than the other Hawke’s Bay appellations. The wine is light and fragrant this year, a blood orange colour with the usual hints of pear and ginger spice.
ORGANIC / BIODYNAMIC / NATURAL / NO SO2 ADDED
Bedin IL Lieve Prosecco Col Fondo
Funky Prosecco Col Fondo aka Pet Nat! Very cloudy straw in color, due to the yeast deposit on the bottom of the bottle, with delicate bubbles. The process of lees ageing adds notes of baked bread that blend with fruity scents in a very elegant, complex bouquet. In the mouth it is full-flavoured and bone-dry, very refreshing and cleansing.
Clos Henri La Chapelle Blanc de Noir
This is technically a “Blanc de Noir” – made from 100% Pinot Noir and in a rich and full bodied style of Methode Traditionelle. If you prefer your bubbles on the yeasty, chocolatey and savoury end of the spectrum this should definitely catch your eye. Creamy long and satisfying savoury finish too.
DIGBY Fine English NV Brut
Vibrant yet understated, this fizz is in its element at home on a Tuesday evening or at a party celebrating one of life’s big moments. An engaging expression of Digby’s house style, it stems from England’s most luscious Pinot Noir with rich, aged Chardonnay and plummy Pinot Meunier.
PLATINUM 97pts (2019 Decanter)
DIGBY Leander Pink NV Brut Rose
Allow yourself to be transported river-side on a warm summer’s day, cheering as boats slice their way past you, glass in hand. This pink fizz is a blend that celebrates England’s most vibrant Pinot Noir fruit, with red berry aromas carried on the back of a light, creamy fruitiness.
Domaine Baumard Carte Turquoise Cremant de Loire NV
The mousse is elegant and refined and there is plenty of crisp acidity. The finish is long and dry with attractive biscuity notes.
This special old vine cuvée has depth and elegance – a belting alternative to Champagne and leagues ahead on quality over bottom-end fizz!
Domaine Les 4 Vents Les Pitchounettes Blanc 2016
This Crozes-Hermitage is 100% Roussanne.
On the nose, mineral and citrus notes with toasted aromas on dried fruits with a hint of honey this year. On the palate, freshness, floral notes and a subtle finish on dried fruits, almonds and a very light touch of apple.
Domaine Mosse Le Rouchefer 2018
What a stunner of a wine! 50 years old vines from 1.6 ha vineyard in Anjou. The palate is quite ripe and expressive, but stays very elegant and fresh. First thought when it hits your nose – watermelon, pear, quince and the wine is just keep giving. It has lively acidity which backs up ripe and rich flavours.
Organic / Biodynamic / Natural
Domaine Rolet Crémant de Jura Brut
Domaine Rolet Cremant du Jura is a supreme sparkling wine crafted in the traditional method – the same thing as Champagne. Aromas of white flowers, soft white citrus, and delicate yeasty notes dance beneath delicate bubbles that one might easily mistake for France’s finest.
Domaine Vincent Carême Vouvray l’Ancestrale
Coming from old vines this is a well-balanced ‘zero dosage’ sparkling wine. This is an incredibly elegant wine that displays a distinct minerality and a very fine bead. There are no sulphites added to this wine at any stage in the winemaking process.
It is rich and complex and will perfectly compliment your moments of shared pleasure.