The Tannat grape, when mixed with Merlot by Yoan Le Menn, makes a wonderful, easy drinking characterful red wine.
The little known Semillon variety makes up this rich, dry Bordeaux white wine. Wonderfully refreshing, it proves it can easily stand apart from Sauvignon when in the right hands.
Enticingly full flavoured Sauvignon Blanc from an appellation that is finding recognition. Great value for money. In France, Alain Marcadet only distributes wine to private customers. So every year he sets off on his travels to sell to his lucky regulars around the country. We were fortunate to discover this wonderful producer and his eccentric, meticulously made white wine.
Slightly baked aromas of fruit with a palate of spice, pepper and black fruits. Savoury, spicy and delicious. A wonderful Rose wine displaying a touch of class.
This red wine consists of fresh aromas of crushed dark berries and pepper. Intriguing flavors of violet, blackberry, and roasted herbs, leading to a full flavoursome finish.
This white wine is bold, fresh and aromatic with ripe citrus acidity and a lovely refreshing finish. Meticulous winemaking and viticulture make this one of Spain's top verdes wines. Decanter Magazine describes this wine as "Very pure, tense and penetrating; a wine of remarkable clarity softened by a round freshness of ripe green fruits. Very long, mineral finish. Drink now."
The pleasure of Prosecco in its simplest and most accessible version, this light and fresh frizzante. It has a flowery bouquet with hints of acacia flowers and is elegantly fruity with notes of apple. Its pleasant, lightly sparkling taste is fresh, harmonious and simply enchanting. One of our many Italian Press Reviewed Prosecco's.
Luc Lapeyre has an unmistakable gift for creating wines that are intriguing, charming, elegant and refreshing. These red wines will dance across your palate. Lovely bouquet, rich and concentrated. Ripe tannins, beautifully balanced and quite complex thanks to the blend of Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah.
"Chardonnay, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc combine to produce something quite magical and unbelievably well priced. That is precisely what you get in Domaine de L'Hortus Blanc. There is ripe fruit coming through from the Chardonnay, a crisp backbone of acidity form the Sauvignon and a peachy delicacy from the notoriously difficult Viognier." Winner of Modern European Wine of the Year, Sunday Tribune. One of many Vegan friendly white wines available from Wines Direct.
A great Australian red wine, deep purple in colour. The fragrant nose displays aromas of subtle dark berry fruit and a hint of spice and pepper. The palate is elegant and finely balanced displaying dense berry fruit, overtones of spice and finishing with some fine powdery tannins. A wonderful excuse to buy Shiraz from one of Australia's great winemakers
Bursting with juicy, red Pinot Noir fruit with brambly, spicy undertones from New Zealand. Lively aromas, linear acidity and superb length on the finish, this really is an outstanding red wine with value for money from a grape variety that is notoriously difficult to produce well and that often is very expensive.
The owner and winemaker, Alix Mares, deserves plaudits for producing this wonderful medium bodied red wine. It cleanses the palate with berries and tobacco flavours,
Easy drinking, relaxed Bordeaux made by a Count. 2012 was a great vintage in Graves and this red wine has lovely, cedarwood depths with primary bramble fruit flavours and a wonderful earthiness.
A country man, a lover of good food, an artisan winemaker, a giant with the build of a rugby player and a lover of life. All of these descriptions fit Luc Lapeyre perfectly, but it is his work as an alchemist which set him apart. This is a full bodied red wine with great concentration and character made from grapes such as Grenache, Carignan and Syrah. Deep dark fruits with a touch of spice and intriguing elegance.
An artisan gem to mark an occasion in style. This Champagne has a persistent mousse of fine bubbles. Clean and dry with an appealing mouth filling richness.