Vandal Gonzo Militia Blend 2021
Vandal Gonzo Militia Blend 2021

Vandal Wines was set up by three unnamed, masked Marlborough winemakers as an escape from the restrictions of their day jobs. The Gonzo Militia is a field blend, picked together on the same day and vinified together. The blend is unusual to say the least 20% Viognier, 20% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Gris, 15% Riesling, 15% Syrah, 5% Chardonnay, 2.5% Tempranillo and 2.5% Muscat, sourced from a single site in Marlborough’s Southern Valleys region. After pressing 50% is macerated on its skins for 24 hours, the whole is fermented in neutral French oak barrels using the natural yeasts and undergoes malolactic fermentation. The wine then spends 6 months on its lees with battonage, lees stirring, before bottling un-fined and un-filtered. The wine has delicate pink hue to its golden colour with a slight haze due to the lack of fining and filtration. The flavour is wild with a creamy mouth full of peach, plums with lemony, green apple acidity and nutty notes from the casks. A complex and fascinating break from the norm.

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Vandal Pet Bat 2020
Vandal Pet Bat 2020

Vandal Wines was set up by three unnamed, masked Marlborough winemakers as an escape from the restrictions of their day jobs. Hand harvested Muscat 50% and Chardonnay 50%. Fruit was sourced from a 30 year old single vineyard in the Southern Valleys of Marlborough. Grapes were gently pressed and co-fermented ‘wild’ in seasoned French barriques at ambient temperatures with high solids. At 10 g/l residual the wine was bottled to capture natural effervescence. Harmless yeast sediment remain.

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Vincent Couche Rose Desir Extra Brut
Vincent Couche Rose Desir Extra Brut

Vincent Couche isn’t afraid to experiment. He made this rosé Champagne by using carbonically macerated Pinot Noir, saignée Pinot Noir and macerating Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Three methods adding to the sheer complexity you’ll find. Dry on the palate but exuding a salmon-colored rosé with aromas of cherries, pomegranate and citrus all at once.

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Vitalba Albana Romagna Anfora 2018
Vitalba Albana Romagna Anfora 2018

This is a so-called Orange wine and that means nothing more or less that it is a white wine made from white grapes but whose skins ripen with this wine and the skin contact has been no less than 95 days in Georgian amphora (Kvevri). The great thing about an Orange Wine like this one is that you can taste many red wine characteristics in this orange wine. The color of this “Orange” wine is deep and light orange. The scent is calm yet very complex, with notes of very ripe fruit, candied peel, honey and marzipan. Surprisingly a lot of juice with a very rich aftertaste in which one encounters a lot of ripe stone fruit.

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Wittmann Spätburgunder Rotwein Trocken VDP 2018
Wittmann Spätburgunder Rotwein Trocken VDP 2018

Great example of German Pinot Noir! It’s fresh and light, packed with red berry flavors and gentle oak influence. Very elegant wine with good depth and long finish. If you are Pinot Noir fan – it’s definitely worth trying!

Organic / Biodynamic / Natural

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Xavier Bénier Cote de Brouilly 2018
Xavier Bénier Cote de Brouilly 2018

Grapes are from a 1.7 hectare vineyard with schist soil, with vines over 100 years on the clock!!. Fermented with natural yeasts in neutral oak with 25 days maceration. Aged in foudre [large wood casks] for 8 months. Unfiltered. The expression of the grapes is healthy, frank and crunchy, the wine offers the superb intensity of a tasty fruit. The finish offers a nice length and a spicy freshness. It is a delightful wine, very balanced, very well crafted.

ORGANIC / BIODYNAMIC / NATURAL / NO SO2 ADDED

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Yann Chave Hermitage 2020
Yann Chave Hermitage 2020

‘Located on the land of Beaume and Péléat, my Hermitage vines, dutifully and lovingly tended, are over 40 years old and are rooted in a soil of loess. South-West facing, the plots enjoy abundant sunshine throughout the vegetative cycle, thus providing grapes with the raw material I require to bottle the much sought-after DNA of this mythical Hermitage hillside’ -Yann Chave.

Full and generous on the palate. Mid-palate reveals rich aromas of ripe fruit and a hint of smokiness. Tannins are dense and intense, but with great finesse, giving the wine imposing structure and a long finish. A truly superb wine.

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Yetti and the kOkOnut – Project Wine 2020
Yetti and the kOkOnut – Project Wine 2020

Project wine is a one off realise from Yetti and the Coconut every year is different depending on what’s available at the stage. Whole bunch Riesling was fermented for 3 weeks on skins and was blended with Red Sémillon just before the bottling. The wine is super fresh and racy for amber wine! It’s packed with flavours which just keep going on your palate. It has slightly bitter citrus finish, which makes you to go for another sip.

Organic / Biodynamic / Natural / No SO2 added

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Yetti and the kOkOnut Metro Savagnin 2020
Yetti and the kOkOnut Metro Savagnin 2020

2.5 weeks 100% whole bunch, carbonic. Pressed to Austrian puncheon and aged for about 6 months.

Mr reserved here, the nose is like your first date with your partner/wife/husband. Sparks everywhere and you know that you’re in for a good ride. Palette is all about weight without overdoing it. So much complexity, like sitting in a 1976 GT500 Shelby mustang for the first time… ready for the ride

– Yetti and the kOkOnut

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Yetti and the kOkOnut Red Muscat 2020
Yetti and the kOkOnut Red Muscat 2020

“Our first “red wine”. Like with most of the most wines, we tend to keep it very easy going and smash-able booze. 5 days skins and pressed to seasoned puncheons. Aged for about 6 months before bottling. Lychee, nashi pear, apricot, quince nose. Just a lot going on. Soft hints off vanilla. Fresh start in mouth, green apple with notes of hay and quince in end palette.” Producer Notes

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