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Rhone Valley Chateauneuf du Pape vineyardsThe Rhone valley can be split into the northern region, home to the famous wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie grand crus and the south which is famous for Chateauneuf du Pape.

The often dramatic hillside location for the northern Rhone means that the grapes are harvested by hand as machines are unable to access the steep terrains. Syrah is the only grape allowed to make the red wine although the producers are allowed to add up to 20% of white grapes.

The distinctive feature of the vineyards of Chateauneuf du Pape are the large pebble-like stones which dominate surface. The red wines are predominantly made from Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault and Grenache. The syrah grape ages particularly well and we recommend ten years of cellaring from the better vintages in order to allow more complexity to develop in these wines.

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RHONE
Domaine
Vintage
Bts per Case
Price £
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Bottles
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COTES DU RHONE Villages Les CoteauxRed Rhone20136£4020IB
COTE ROTIEJ-P BRUN20096£1558IB
CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE Rouge OMNIALUCIEN LE MOINE20126£3254IB
CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE Rouge ARISIOLUCIEN LE MOINE20116£4504IB
CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE white MAGISLUCIEN LE MOINE20126£2704IB

Wine road signThe north european location of these vineyards usually means a battle to harvest at a time where optimum fruit is in harmony with the generally higher acidity of these wines. In the better vintages enjoying Indian summers, these wines can be great value and are also ageworthy.

Sancerre and Pouilly Fume are the leading white wines and Anjou, Bourgeuil St Nicolas and Chinon well known for the Cabernet Franc and Gamay dominated red wines. The region is unjustly underrated for the sweet wines, notably the Quart de Chaumes and the Coteaux du Layon which can be ripe, fresh and a delicious aperitif.

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LOIRE
Domaine
Vintage
Bts per Case
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COTEAUX DU LAYON
Les Grands Clos
LUDUC-FROUIN20096£1451DP
COTEAUX DU LAYON
Les Grands Clos
LUDUC-FROUIN20136£14520DP

New world wines: Rusden barrel storeWe are fairly limited in terms of new world wines, as we tend to favour the traditional wine growing areas of France and Italy. However we will continue to offer wines that simply, stand out from the crowd, in terms of quality and style.

The Rusden estate in South Australia is such a wine. There was a time when many Australian wine were called `fruit bombs’ because of the often high levels of alcohol. However, this is most definitely NOT the style of the Rusden family who make red wines with balance, purity and freshness.

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NEW WORLD
Domaine
Vintage
Bts per Case
Price £
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ASH RIDGE ESTATE CHARDONNAY ( white )NEW ZEALAND20156£5910IB
DRY LAND COLLECTION CHENIN BLANC ( White) South Africa 20156£5910IB
SILENI ESTATE SAUVIGNON BLANC THE STRAITS ( white )NEW ZEALAND20156£5910IB
SILENI ESTATE CHARDONNAY THE LODGE Silver Medal ( white )NEW ZEALAND20156£5910IB
ASH RIDGE VINTNERS RESERVE CHARDONNAY 5 stars ***** ( white )NEW ZEALAND20156£9010IB
DRY LAND COLLECTION JOSEPH LEGACY ( Red ) Gold MedalSouth Africa 20146£6818IB
NIETO SERETINA MALBEC ( Red )ARGENTINA20146£405IB
CADUS GUALTALLARY MALBEC ( Red )ARGENTINA20136£5820IB
ASH RIDGE ESTATE MERLOT ( Red )NEW ZEALAND20156£5710IB
SILENI ESTATE Pinot Noir The PLATEAU ( Red ) Gold Medal NEW ZEALAND20136£6510IB
ASH RIDGE ESTATE PREMIER SYRAH ( Red ) 4 star ****NEW ZEALAND20146£7810IB
ASH RIDGE VINTNERS RESERVE SYRAH ( Red ) 5 star *****NEW ZEALAND20146£10510IB
RIPPER CREEK
Cab Shiraz
AUSTRALIA (Red)
RUSDEN200612£2401IB
BOUNDARIES
Cabernet Sauvignon
AUSTRALIA (Red)
RUSDEN20056£1753 IB
BLACK GUTS Shiraz
AUSTRALIA (Red) RP 96/100
RUSDEN20056£2756IB
NICOLAS CATENA ZAPATA (Red )ARGENTINA20086£2954IB