Domaine Les Enfants Sauvages 'Roi des Lézards' 2015 (750ML)
France - 90 year old Carignan vines grown on Clay and limestone. Grapes are hand-harvested and macerated as whole bunches for 10 days. The wine is aged for 12 months in foudre (essentially meaning large casks), then the wine moves into stainless steel for 6/8months. No fining!
Sclavos 'Alchymiste' 2020 (750ML)
Greece - An exciting white blend of native Greek grapes from biodynamic producer Sclavos. Winemaker Vladis Sclavos farms 4ha in Cephalonia, Greece, where he names and talks to his vines. He focuses on indigenous varities and minimal intervention winemaking. Limey, rocky, minerally, salty.
Medium-bodied, dry. An aromatic floral nose with lemon and nuts on the palate. Finishes with baked buttered apple and herbs. Balanced acidity. Pair with grilled fish, hummus, tzatziki, Feta, tabouleh, and olives. Alchymiste is 35% Vostilidi, 35% Moschatela, 20% Moscat, 10% Tsaousi from the lime-rich soils of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea.
Niepoort 'Voyeur' 2019 (750ML)
Portugal - Voyeur 2019 is produced from 6 old vineyards with varying geographical exposures and altitudes, all situated in the Douro Valley. The grapes from each of these 6 sites were fermented and macerated in 1000L clay amphorae for approximately 6 months. The combination of grape varieties (including white varieties) in the vineyards is a deciding factor for the wine’s aromatic complexity and structure. After macerating in the amphorae, the different batches of wine were blended in stainless steel tanks and then aged again in amphorae for 2 - 3 months before bottling. The appearance of the Voyeur 2019 offers a light, vibrant ruby red with some orange and brick red tones. Its exuberant and floral bouquet combines aromas of red fruit such as redcurrant and raspberry with an earthiness typical for wines fermented and matured in clay. The palate is elegant, with vibrant and fine-grained tannins noticeable on the mid-palate, ensuring that the fresh fruit character persists deep into the light finish typical of a low-alcohol wine.