Powerful and persistent wine, with a good end.
Fresh, balanced, with good acidity and intense aromas of flowers and white fruit. The ideal white wine to drink as an appetizer but also paired with food. Fermented in stainless steel tanks before stabilization and bottling.
This 100% viura wine comes from old vines Badarán and Cárdenas, in the valley of San Millán (where the use of Castilian Spanish was first recorded). It is a well structured, balanced and fresh wine, the perfect accompaniment to good seafood!
This is a classic unaged white Rioja. The grapes are grown to provide below average yields and are hand-picked and cold macerated before pressing for maximum aroma. Fermentation is in stainless steel tanks where the wine is given a little lees contact for a rounder feel before the two grape varieties are blended together, stabilised and bottled.
Tempranillo Blanco is a minority indigenous white grape variety which is exclusive to the DOCa Rioja. It is the result of a natural mutation of Red Tempranillo found in a vineyard in Murillo de Rio Leza in 1988. With smaller clusters and berries than the red variety, it offers wines of intense fruity, floral aromas, with a great personality.
A classic blend from Rioja. The Viura variety blended with a touch of Malvasia to give it more depth. The palate is refreshingly zingy with apple and tropical fruits with just a hint of honey balanced by a nice lime acidity.
Ample, fruity and herby with nice characteristic verdejo bitter on the finish
This Galician White comes from the steep vineyards of Condado de Tea near the river Miño which tempers the Atlantic climate and protects the vines from frost. Soils are granite and sand and the grapes are hand-picked from the firm’s 40 hectares of vines. Half of the grapes are cold macerated before joining the rest at the press, and the resulting must is...
This is one of those wines in which simplicity and careful winemaking are the key to its elegance. A wine to enjoy at any time of day. Barrel fermentation is not easy and requires skill, and the result is excellent.
The cross drawn on the label represents the work of ancient winegrowers who marked their barrels in this way to differentiate them from each other. This is an interesting blend of the classic Chardonnay and the aromatic Moscatel enhanced by 4 hours of skin maceration. After fermentation the wine remains in tank on its lees to accrue even more flavour...
Entreflores is produced in Rueda by the Navarra based bodega Príncipe de Viana. This large and well equipped firm was established in the 1980s and is committed to environmental protection. To that end they are conducting research into climate change. The wine is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks where it is also stabilised before...
From the beautiful bodegas of Barón de Ley, this is a semi-sweet wine made from Sauvignon Blanc grapes in state of the art conditions. A long, slow, cold fermentation is halted by dropping the temperature to 4ᴼ below zero while it still retains natural grape sugars and a comparatively low level of alcohol. This process also retains the fragrant primary...
Wine 100% Verdejo, the noblest white variety originally from Spain. A balanced and sweet wine
Made by Osborne who are based in El Puerto de Santa Maria. Here the river Guadalete meets the Atlantic and the town has a maritime atmosphere which is beneficial for the flor yeast and gives the wine a little extra freshness. Like all Finos it is matured under a film of natural yeasts (flor) which keeps the wine pale and dry and gives it its...
Single-variety wine from low yield vineyards where the combination of excellent natural conditions and a careful selection allows achieving excellent results from this noble grape variety. Extremely expressive and tropical on the nose, with hints of fresh fruit such as citrus, pineapple or melon. Nice and dry on the palate.
Tasty and well balanced, with a certain meatiness and good structure in its passage. Broad end, fruity and herbaceous, with the pleasant final bitterness characteristic of the Verdejo variety.
Pinot Grigio became so popular that some producers cut corners and many are rather thin. That could certainly not be said about this one, made by the talented Biscardo family in the grape’s homeland of the Veneto.
The grapes were harvested throughout the night preserving their natural acidity and delicate aromatic characters. Cold soaking in press for 8-10 hours before gentle pressing. Cold settling for 24 hours, racked off its heavy lees before inoculating with careful selected yeast strains. Temperature controlled fermentation at 14-16ºC for 16-20 days. Aged on...
From one of the most noble and autochthonous varietal as the Verdejo and in the emblematic region of Rueda, famous for its excellent white wines, Monteabellon Verdejo comes to life.
its soil is a mixture of fine elements,quartz and slate. The vineyards from the Bierzo are planted mainly on humid, dark soil that is slightly acidic and low in carbonates.
The Chardonnay grapes for this wine were harvested at night to retain all their freshness and achieve maximum aromatic extraction. The oak adds complexity to the wine without dominating it, leaving that perfect touch of oak and delicate hints of vanilla.
A bright and clean wine created by the winery Principe de Viana in Rias Baixas, home of the best Albarino.
The peculiarity of this wine comes from the particular tufaceous soil, which gives a special minerality to the wine. There are a few hectares, around 12, therefore an extremely limited yield
A unique white wine. A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay which shows the perfect synergy of two very different grape varieties. This new and innovative white impresses one with an original combination of aromas and flavours. Very fresh notes of citric fruits such as grapefruit, lime, pineapple and apricot.
This is a delicious and versatile wine. It is made using a long slow fermentation in inox tanks and is then left on its lees for about five months to soak up more depth of flavour.
This ia a classy wine from the Rias Baixas área in Galicia, where granite forms "fjords" and provides the soil and Atlantic exposure for the vines. To avoid excess humidity, the vines are trained up granite posts on pérgolas. The wine is fermented in stainless Steel and sold Young and fresh.
Coquinero is local slang for a person from El Puerto de Santa Maria, where this superb wine comes from. It takes the notion of Fino to another level as it starts life as Fino Quinta and after ageing full term as a Fino it is fortified to 17% to remove the flor yeast and then aged again, this time oxidatively for a further two years in a separate solera....
This skilled winemaker, Luis Cañas, has managed to preserve the natural aromatic freshness of the Viura grape, adding the Malvasia grape for more aroma and texture. It is a wine that gives you an appetite. It has been enhanced by 4 months ageing on the lees in very fine grained wood, just enough to balance with the fruit, making it very versatile with food.
A wine from the Rías Baixas in Galicia and made 100% with selected Albariño grapes. They are harvested manually in 38 hectares of the firm´s own vineyard coming from Finca La Moreira, thus its name. This is the firm´s signature wine.
Fino is the pale dry style of Sherry from Jerez and El Puerto de Santa Maria. As this Jerez wine ages in barrel wild yeasts (flor) settle on the wine giving it a complex and delicious yeasty character while protecting it from oxidation and making it really dry.
Named after a famous Spanish victory over Napoleón in 1808, this is an excellent example of Oloroso. The word means "fragrant" and it certainly is. Flor yeasts do not appear on Oloroso wines so they are fortified straight away and aged oxidatively from the start. This imparts a warm Brown color and generous bouquet to the wine.
Oloroso 10 RF is a Medium Sherry, slightly sweeter than dry Oloroso and not as sweet as Cream. It is made with 90% dry Oloroso and 10% Pedro Ximenez which are blended together and then aged in solera till reaching an average age of six years. This is a very traditional style, especially for export, and is also very useful both for drinking and for cooking.
This is a sweet Moscatel, the type of wine which brought fame to Málaga and which is making a welcome comeback. Only 2,000 bottles were made. A small amount of wine alcohol is added to fresh Moscatel juice producing a slow and incomplete fermentation and amazing freshness and natural sweetness. These wines are delicious!
A very special wine. 100% Xarel.lo, native variety, planted and pampered This wine is special.100% Xarel.lo, an autochthonous variety, planted and pampered by the Raventós family on a clay layer on the limestone rock.<It produces a very gastronomic wine with a mineral touch that will delight those looking for something special.or the Raventós family on...
Ronda is better known for red wines yet is quite capable of producing excellent whites. This very limited release is made only from selected grapes and the latest techniques where some of the wine is barrel fermented while the rest ferments in tank using dry ice to avoid oxidation.
This wine is fairly unusual being a sweet Chardonnay. It comes from the very special vineyard plot known as San Nicolás, No. 5 of Cadreita. The late harvest is done in October, when the bunches reach a concentration of 356 grams per litre of natural grape sugar. The wine is aged in oak barrels.
The exposure of the vineyard is North/South and it is cultivated with Guyot system. The seasonal average production does not exceed 100 quintals per hectare.
Made by the talented and experienced Biscardo family in the northern Veneto, this is precisely what one should be able to expect of Pinot Grigio: a well-made wine with plenty of flavour. The “diamonds” on the bottle shoulder are genuine Swarovski, making it an ideal gift.
PX 1827 is an intensely sweet wine but has so much character you’d hardly notice. The solera was established in 1827 and PX wine has run through it ever since. The grapes are picked super ripe and dried in the sun till they become raisins before pressing to release tiny quantities of juice which is then fortified to 15%. The wine is then aged in solera...
A commitment to quality and a nod to tradition, recovering as protagonist one of the most forgotten white varieties and whose presence has traditionally been essential in the production of quality white wines in Rioja
Manzanilla is the pale dry Fino style Sherry from Sanlúcar de Barrameda where the Guadalquivir joins the Atlantic. The humidity allows a healthy growth of wild yeasts (flor) on the wine giving it a complex and delicious yeasty floral saline character.
This a Fino from Jerez. Being inland the vineyards are hotter and dryer than those of El Puerto de Santa María and Sanlucar de Barrameda and the wines are slightly fuller. This wine has an average age of about five years and comes from a solera with three criaderas. Some is bottled and the rest feeds another solera for the older Fino Antique.
A white reserva from Baron de Ley. A complex wine, vivacious and lasting. Its elaboration is unique since each grape is elaborated separately and, later, it is left to age the coupage during a year in barrels of American oak. A special and unique wine.
Bodegas Amaren only produce their wines in limited quantities. The grapes for this white wine are grown near the top of the vines. These small clusters make perfect ripening possible with a high concentration of nuances. A wine with great aromatic intensity and elegance on its own, then enhanced further with oak.
Moscato d’Asti is absolutely delicious. It only has about 5% alcohol and is sweet and sparkling but is so intensely aromatic both to the nose and palate that it is irresistible. It is made by a process of partial fermentation which retains aromatic freshness, natural grape sugar and carbon dioxide. This example from Rivetto is an absolute classic,...
This white wine is made from the Sauvignon blanc grown on very limestone soils on the other side of the river from Pouilly which is the 15 hectare land that the Reverdy family has been mourning for several generations in the Loire, central France. This land was once under the sea and it shows in the minerality of this wine.
The town of Chablis produces white wines in “kimmeridge” clay soils in northern Burgundy. The 6th generation of the Camu family controls a domaine of 13 hectares here and are well respected producers who offer a range of fine quality wines
This is the top wine from bodegas Marques de Vizhoja, located on a beautiful hillside in the Condado de Tea area of Rias Baixas. The finca de Moreira vineyard provides superb grapes thanks to a summer "green harvest" which thins the crop allowing the remaining bunches to assimilate more intensity. The wines are fermented in stainless steel tanks on their...
From the 15 hectare domaine of the Reverdy family in the Loire vineyards of central France, this is classic Pouilly, made on very calcareous stony soils which were once under the sea and which give the wine the very slight smoky aroma some tasters observe.
Natural Amontillado is dry Sherry. It starts life as a Fino but when the flor yeast dies off it continues ageing oxidatively. It thus has the best of both worlds: the crisp freshness of Fino and a nutty depth of body from the oxidation process giving a charming wine.
A rich fruity and full bodied sweet wine from a bodega which has some of the best PX in Jerez. Sun dried grapes are fermented briefly and the juice is fortified to 15%, then the wine is aged in a very old solera where it gradually concentrates, developing deep colour and intense flavour.
Natural Oloroso is dry Sherry. It never develops flor yeast and only ages oxidatively giving it a deep mahogany colour. Its name means “fragrant” which it is, and it is full bodied and generous with nutty walnut notes. It is sometimes blended with sweet Pedro Ximénez to make Cream Sherry.
It is a dense and intense wine from organic farming in vines of 40 years (the oldest of Bodegas Attis). These vineyards are oriented to the northwest and are tiled in a system of traditional granite pergolas that protect the plant from moisture and gives it a greater growth area. The soil on which these vines grow is made up of a suitable proportion of...
The grapes for this winecome from a single selection of vinesin the centre of the Finca El Estanquevineyard, a 60-hectare vineyardowned by the winery in the best areasof Haro. These particular vines are 40years old on average and from theshallow chalky soils that produceexcellent and healthy grapes.
Palo Cortado is a special and quite rare style of dry Sherry which appeals to connoisseurs. Its name derives from an identifying chalk marking on the barrel, and it has the aroma of Amontillado yet the flavour of Oloroso; the elegance of one and the body of the other.
An unusual and very interesting medium dry Sherry which is made from a blend of dry Oloroso style PX in a 1964 solera and sweet PX from a 1918 solera. There are no fixed proportions and the blend is decided upon a year before bottling at a family meeting. The blend is then married for a year in separate butts without any further fortification. So it is...
This delightful Moscatel is made from grapes grown in Lustau´s own vineyard, Las Cruces near Chipiona, where the best Moscatel grapes in the Sherry zone come from.They are picked super ripe and then dried in the sun till they turn to raisins before being pressed. The aromatic sweet juice is then fortified to 15% and left to age in a solera.
This is a very interesting and unusual wine in two ways. Firstly it is Sherry from a specific vintage, something very rare in an area where the solera system which blends out vintage variations dominates. To ensure no wine from other years can be added, the Consejo Regulador applies official wax seals to each butt. Secondly the must is only partially...
Chablis wines follow the Burgundian vineyard classification system and this wine is from a single plot in the 1er cru Côte de Léchet vineyard on the slope to the west of the town of Chablis. The 6th generation of the Camu family controls a domaine of 13 hectares.