Our Wines In The Press

Knackered Mothers' Wine Club

By Helen McGinn - Femail Magazine, 17th July 2014. (Posted July 2014)

Saint-Chinian is one of my favourite wine regions in the Languedoc, southern France. This baby-Rhone type wine, made from a blend of Syrah and Grenache, is solid, chunky and rich with delicious black fruits and spice. Food pairing: Roast lamb.

Current white in the fridge

By Helen McGinn - Knackered Mothers' Wine Club, 15th July 2014. (Posted July 2014)

Gorgeous, crisp white from a Savoie producer called Domaine de l’Idylle. Made from the Jacquère grape, it's refreshingly light at just 11% abv. You could say it makes an idylle lunchtime wine. Ahahaha. The vineyards are in the foothills of the Alps and there's something of the mountain air about the wine, for sure. Whatever, it shakes up the taste buds nicely. Just add olives.

Savoie: Cuvée l'Orangerie 2013Savoie: Cuvée l'Orangerie 2013
Bottle£10.95
Case£131.40
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Summer wines make me feel fine

By Henry Jeffries - 18th July 2014.. (Posted July 2014)

One of the best value whites I’ve tried this year. It would be double the amount if it came from the Northern Rhone. It’s intense, nutty and tangy with a gorgeously silky texture. It will probably age too but I can’t wait that long.

12 summer wines...and the living is easy

By Henry Jeffries - The Lady, 18th July 2014.. (Posted July 2014)

Picpoul might be the ultimate summer wine. This white is a superior example, with a superfresh nose, like smelling the sea. Richer than your average Picpoul, it has a lovely tangy, herbal quality.

Picpoul de Pinet: Domaine Gaujal 2013Picpoul de Pinet: Domaine Gaujal 2013
Bottle£10.25
Case£123.00
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Ned Halley on summer reds

By Ned Halley - Western Daily Press, 5th July 2014. (Posted July 2014)

This is a wine I have been following for many years, and in every vintage it seems to perform wonders. It is very much an expression of Loire cabernet franc, violet-scented, succulent and with a lush streak of leafiness through the red fruit, but it has extra intensity both of colour and fruit, and a balanced weightiness that befits it for long bottle-ageing. This is one of my personal favourite wines in all the world, and on the occasions I drink it, with special meals (game birds and poultry in particular) I'm happy to confess I do like it chilled just a little.

Ned Halley on summer reds

By Ned Halley - Western Daily Press, 5th July 2014. (Posted July 2014)

A juicy and crisply leafy organic wine of truly refreshing red-summer-fruit vigour, absolutely perfect straight from the fridge for outdoor occasions.

Ned Halley on summer reds

By Ned Halley - Western Daily Press, 5th July 2014. (Posted July 2014)

A classically leafy and bright new wine with a racy red-berry lushness trimmed by ideal crisp acidity.

Chinon: l'Arpenty 2012Chinon: l'Arpenty 2012
Bottle£13.25
Case£159.00
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Wine Spectator

By James Molesworth - Wine Spectator. (Posted July 2014)

A brisk, vibrant version, with cherry pit and watermelon rind notes framing a core of blood orange zest, peach and nectarine flavors. Finely beaded acidity lets the finish ripple. Drink now. 91 points.

50 Best Red Wines For Summer

By Jane MacQuitty - The Times, 5th July 2014.. (Posted July 2014)

Terrific, tongue-tingling, redcurranty saumur made exclusively from the cabernet franc grape and tailor-made for summer swigging. A vibrant, tangy, crunchy summer pudding of a red, best served cool.

Saumur Rouge 2012Saumur Rouge 2012
Bottle£9.75
Case£117.00
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50 Best Red Wines For Summer

By Jane MacQuitty - The Times, 5th July 2014.. (Posted July 2014)

A stunning unoaked alpine red, made from the unusual, crimson-purple, richly aromatic mondeuse grape. Its delicious, ripe, herby, seductive raspberry and sour-cherry stashed fruit almost won through as the star red in this section.