10 of the best bottles in our Sale


As our Sale goes live, with discounts of up to 40% on fine wine and spirits, we pick 10 of the most interesting and best bottles on offer

2018 DeSante, L’Atelier, Napa Valley, California, USA

The DeSantes are incredibly talented – a tiny producer run by husband and wife team, Katherine and David, they make fresh, elegant expressions of Napa. This Bordeaux-inspired white blend – of Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Vert – is delicate, moreish and perfect for summer sipping. (Was £24.95, now £14.97)

2017 Au Bon Climat, Pinot Gris & Pinot Blanc, Santa Barbara Valley, California, USA

You might know Au Bon Climat (run by California’s wild boy Jim Clendenen)for their elegant Pinot Noir and Chardonnay – wines that combine the elegance and restraint of Burgundy with California’s natural generosity. But he works with other grapes too – such as this Pinot Gris-Pinot Blanc blend (60-40). It’s a rich, textural wine (thanks to some time on lees) with a mineral line, wonderful freshness and a citrus and saline profile that is especially food friendly. (Was £21.95, now £15.36)

2014 Le Soula Blanc, Côtes Catalanes, Fenouillèdes, Roussillon

Le Soula is an organic and biodynamic estate based in the hills of the Roussillon, working with parcels of old vines scattered in amongst the local garrigue. The white is a complex blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Macabeu, Grenache Blanc, Vermentino, Marsanne, Roussanne and Grenache Gris – offering layers of citrus, stone fruit, florals and freshness, with a waxy texture, developing honeyed, nutty layers with time. (Was £35.00, now £21.00)

2014 Ramey, Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA

David Ramey is rightfully one of California’s most respected winemakers – known in particular for his voluptuous yet balanced Chardonnays. From one of the Russian River’s best vineyards, this is full of vibrant lemon, stone-fruit and butterscotch, with a pithy edge to balance the round, creamy texture. Simply superb. (Was £85.00, now £59.50)

2017 Gris, Pinot Grigio, Lis Neris, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Forget thin, insipid Pinot Grigio – this is a totally different beast. More reminiscent of Alsace Pinot Gris, this single-vineyard example offers delicate fruit and minerality, with a textural richness and nutty complexity. Try it with frico for an authentic Italian pairing (our recipe is courtesy of this wine’s maker). (Was £33.00, now £19.80)

2018 Zweigelt, Josef Ehmoser, Wagram, Austria

Zweigelt is a crossing of St Laurent and Blaufränkisch – all three of which may be grapes you’ve never heard of, given they’re rarely found beyond Austria’s borders. But all you need to know is that this red is full of red cherry fruit, spicy notes and juicy acidity that makes it moreish to say the least. (Was £16.50, now £11.55)

2018 Chinon Rouge, Domaine de la Semellerie, Loire

Because of the region’s fabulous expressions of Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc, it can be easy to forget about the Loire’s reds – but you shouldn’t. They’re particularly good in summer, often offering – like this Chinon – crunchy red fruit, delicate aromatics, a herbal edge and plenty of fresh acidity. (Was £12.25, now £8.57)

2017 Bourgogne Rouge, Domaine Tollot-Beaut, Burgundy

There’s a reason you’ll find Tollot-Beaut featuring on wine lists around Burgundy – they are wonderful wines and offer excellent value for money. This Borugogne Rouge from the superb 2017 vintage has oodles of charm and is delicious right now (especially with a 30% discount). (Was £25.00, now £17.50)

2016 Recanati Winery, Wild Carignan Reserve, Judea Hills, Israel

Full-bodied, rich with dark fruit, fleshy, spicy, and kosher to boot, this Judean Carignan is a delicious surprise. It works particularly well with rich red meats; in fact, it would be superb with our chef’s Moroccan-style barbecued lamb. (Was £32.50, now £19.50)

2017 Côtes du Jura, Pinot Noir, En Barberon, Bénédicte & Stéphane Tissot, Jura

Tissot is one of the Jura’s most famous names, with Stéphane and Bénédicte’s wines listed on many of London’s most fashionable wine lists. This Pinot Noir comes from a single plot of old vines, producing a complex and supple wine that is delicious now, but will evolve further over the next 15 years. (Was £45.00, now £31.50)

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