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Guimaro Camino Real
Located in Sober, Amandi, Adegas Guimaro makes terroir-focussed wines in Ribeira Sacra. Founded in 1991, the bodega is headed by Pedro Manuel Rodriguez. Guimaro adopted Pedro’s grandfathers nickname, that roughly translates to ‘rebel’ in Galician.Pedro is an organic maker and farmer, producing Mencia fruit from his old vines situated upon the steep slopes of Ribeira Sacra. After taking over the Guímaro business in 2006, the focus continued to be upon producing young wines. A chance meeting with legendary producer, Raúl Pérez, brought a shift towards natural yeasts, whole-bunch ferments and the use of foudres. The ‘Camino Real’ is sourced from a small (6ha) plot from vines over 50 years old, making for incredibly concentrated and juicy fruit. If you’re unfamiliar with Mencia, this is as good as it gets, think ...Read more
Located in Sober, Amandi, Adegas Guimaro makes terroir-focussed wines in Ribeira Sacra. Founded in 1991, the bodega is headed by Pedro Manuel Rodriguez. Guimaro adopted Pedro’s grandfathers nickname, that roughly translates to ‘rebel’ in Galician.Pedro is an organic maker and farmer, producing Mencia fruit from his old vines situated upon the steep slopes of Ribeira Sacra. After taking over the Guímaro business in 2006, the focus continued to be upon producing young wines. A chance meeting with legendary producer, Raúl Pérez, brought a shift towards natural yeasts, whole-bunch ferments and the use of foudres. The ‘Camino Real’ is sourced fr...Read more
Moussamoussettes
The Domaine Mosse pet nat Moussamoussettes is undoubtedly a cult wine! Every year it keeps getting better and we’re more than excited about this year’s offering.This year’s vintage saw the majority of the grapes being Pineau d’Aunis, supplemented by the local Grolleau Noir variety and a small amount of Cabernet Franc. The Pineau d’Aunis is one of our favourite varietals currently - bright with incredible depth and colour, this grape is also used in some of the Pet Nats made by Jean-Pierre Robinot. After pressing, the juice was fermented in barrels, then bottled in November after the fermentation process reached 18 grams of residual sugar. This sugar then continued to ferment, producing the incredibly fine, light bubbles you see today. The result is a perfect example of...Read more
The Domaine Mosse pet nat Moussamoussettes is undoubtedly a cult wine! Every year it keeps getting better and we’re more than excited about this year’s offering.This year’s vintage saw the majority of the grapes being Pineau d’Aunis, supplemented by the local Grolleau Noir variety and a small amount of Cabernet Franc. The Pineau d’Aunis is one of our favourite varietals currently - bright with incredible depth and colour, this grape is also used in some of the Pet Nats made by Jean-Pierre Robinot. After pressing, the juice was fermented in barrels, then bottled in November a...Read more
2019 Deep Down Sauvignon Blanc
Ahhh Sauvignon Blanc, a variety that has become somewhat polarizing in recent time. Following the boom of the 2000s, New Zealand’s local appetite for Sauvignon Blanc has somewhat weaned. However, we must acknowledge that New Zealand’s 8th biggest industry is essentially driven by this varietal.  It was in the mid 80s when the Brancott Estate (formerly known as Montana Wines) realised that Marlborough and Sauvignon Blanc were destined to be the next big thing. Quickly after, the English and Aussies jumped on board and by the late 80s, demand went through the roof.  In 1997, Sauvignon Blanc total plantings consisted of 7,500 hectares in New Zealand. Jump to 2017, where we now have 37,000 hectares – a five fold increase in vineyard area over just two decades. Deep Down is the result of a friendsh...Read more
Ahhh Sauvignon Blanc, a variety that has become somewhat polarizing in recent time. Following the boom of the 2000s, New Zealand’s local appetite for Sauvignon Blanc has somewhat weaned. However, we must acknowledge that New Zealand’s 8th biggest industry is essentially driven by this varietal.  It was in the mid 80s when the Brancott Estate (formerly known as Montana Wines) realised that Marlborough and Sauvignon Blanc were destined to be the next big thing. Quickly after, the English and Aussies jumped on board and by the late 80s, demand went through the roof.  In 1997, Sauvignon Blanc total plantings consiste...Read more
JURA MAGNUMS
Wines always age better in Magnums. The 1.5L format allows the wines to evolve slowly and develop well with time.Lucky for us we were able to secure some Magnums from an astonishing region in the old world - Jura. Located on the east coast of France, Jura has been under the radar for some time in the mainstream vernacular. Now it’s finally catching the heat it deserves and the wine world is looking after the region like a precious gem. Savagnin, Chardonnay, Trousseau, Poulsard and Pinot Noir are amongst the main grapes grown in the Jura region. With an incredible range of flavour profiles, think from oxidative whites to a light and fresh reds (that are awesome chilled!), Jura has deservedly risen on the top counter of all Na...Read more
Wines always age better in Magnums. The 1.5L format allows the wines to evolve slowly and develop well with time.Lucky for us we were able to secure some Magnums from an astonishing region in the old world - Jura. Located on the east coast of France, Jura has been under the radar for some time in the mainstream vernacular. Now it’s finally catching the heat it deserves and the wine world is looking after the region like a precious gem. Savagnin, Chardonnay, Trousseau, Poulsard and Pinot Noir are amongst the main grapes grown in the Jura region. With an...Read more