Parker-rated Hervé Sabardeil’s Cabalié from the sun-drenched vineyards of southern France is one of our most-loved, highestselling reds – our customers can’t get enough of it.
Hervé wanted to reward the fans who have made Cabalié so successful. And so, he has created the ultimate edition of Cabalié – the mighty ‘Origine’ made with fruit entirely from 100-year-old vines from two of the oldest estates in Southern France. It’s like a grand ‘Grand Cru’ edition of Cabalié – and one taste will blow you away!
Fans of our usual Saracosa will be bowled over by the intensity of its big brother, Governo. Suave and seductive, this is a full, rounded blend of Sangiovese and Merlot, aged for four months in small oak barrels. What’s more, a portion of grapes were left to dry for 20 days, adding terrific concentration to the wine. It’s a method known as Governo in Tuscany, dating from the 14th century. We think this wine is nothing short of spectacular. And the critics agree: it was awarded a whopping 98 points from top expert Luca Maroni.
From award-winning winemaker Javier Domeque, El Bombero Gran Reserva is a premium edition of an old favourite. From Cariñena, a region, synonymous with delicious wines and great value, this mellow 2014 Gran Reserva was aged a full three years in oak.
Fattoria Lornano is a famous estate in the region’s renowned Castellina in Chianti. The Pozzoli family have been making fine wines there for four generations. Here, with the help of top wine consultant Matteo Bernabei (son of Franco Bernabei, aka ‘Mr Sangiovese’), they have created a mouthfilling, decadently rich and complex Super Tuscan blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet. It’s superb!
Pure Syrah is rarely found in the wines of the Languedoc Roussillon, it's usually reserved for the pricy reds of the northern Rhône. From the warm, ripe 2020 vintage and vineyards close to Corbières, this has dark, smoky black fruit and spice.
Lots of customers associate the Cabalié name with a richly flavoursome red made to a style that reputedly invigorated Roman centurions 2,000 years ago. Now meet its white equivalent. It is rounded, ripe, crisp and terrifically versatile.
A taste of Nero di Troia, one of Puglia’s finest grapes. More often found in pricey blends, it appears here in glorious solo. Made by top Italian winemaker Andrea Bernardini, it's a velvety red full of blackberry, violet and smoky vanilla spice.
The 2019 has sorted in the cellar and aged in the finest new French oak for quality. It has the complexity and opulence of a great wine. As every year, the work carried out by the team in the vineyard and in the cellar reveals all its qualities and allows all typicity of a Grand Château La Clarière, precise and elegant, to be expressed. Year after year, the terroir of La Clarière always impresses us a little more with its ability to go beyond the external elements. It is with renewed great pride that I share with you the pleasure of discovering the 2019 vintage.
Our Buyer Jean-Marc has discovered the apogee of Provence rosé – a Coeur de Cuvée of the vintage and a regular Gold medal winner. Using purely old vine, finest terroir grapes, Roche Bellemont offers subtle berry notes with mineral finesse and lift.
Every vintage, winemaker Alan Kennett pulls out all the stops to create another sublime ‘Stump’. He combines Australia's two powerhouse grapes – Shiraz and Durif – to make a super-charged black red, packed with ripe velvety fruit layered with spice.