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A 12-bottle case containing two bottles each of the following:

A 12-bottle case containing two bottles each of the following:

Vega del Castillo Garnacha, Navarra, 2011

Barbera d’Asti, 2009 (Araldica)

Côtes du Roussillon Villages, Château de Pena, 2011

Poggio del Sasso Sangiovese di Toscana 2011

Pinot Noir, Puy de Dôme, St-Verny, 2010

Corse Rouge, Terra Nostra Nielluccio, 2011

REDS

Corbières, Grande Cuvée Castelmaure, 2009/2010

Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso, Torre del Falasco, 2010/2011

Lucchero Aglianico Guardia Sanframondi, 2010 (Janare)

WHITES

Gavi La Battistina, 2012

Château de la Boutière, Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise,

2010/2011

Corbières Le Blanc Paysan, Castelmaure

£99 A OF SAVING

£9.20

ref CP-MX1337

ref CP-MX1335

£72 A OF SAVING

£8.30

A 12-bottle case containing one bottle each of the following:

A 12-bottle case containing two bottles each of the following:

Corbières Le Blanc Paysan, Castelmaure

Pinot Blanc, Cave de Turckheim, 2011

Falanghina del Sannio, 2011/2012 (Janare)

Adega de Monção, Vinho Verde, 2011/2012

Robertson Winery Chardonnay, Robertson, 2012

Château La Perrière, 2012, Bordeaux

REDS

Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso, Torre del Falasco, 2010/2011

Corse Rouge, Terra Nostra Nielluccio, 2011

Pinot Noir, Puy de Dôme, St-Verny, 2010

Vega del Castillo Garnacha, Navarra, 2011

Côtes du Roussillon Villages, Château de Pena, 2011

Poggio del Sasso Sangiovese di Toscana 2011

WHITES

Ruppertsberger Hoheburg Riesling Kabinett, 2012

Pinot Blanc, Cave de Turckheim, 2011

Falanghina del Sannio, 2011/2012 (Janare)

Corbières Le Blanc Paysan, Castelmaure

Gavi La Battistina, 2012

Château de la Boutière, Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise,

2010/2011

£78 A OF SAVING

£8.85

ref CP-MX1338

ref CP-MX1336

£69 A OF SAVING

£7.90

This offer is open until Sunday 21st April, 2013 while stocks last.

Uncork with confidence

As a mutual organisation, members’

pleasure is paramount. If, for any

reason, you haven’t enjoyed

a wine we want to hear about it

and will happily offer a credit,

a replacement or a refund as

appropriate. For conditions please

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The International Exhibition

Co-operative Wine Society Limited.

Registered Office: Gunnels Wood Road,

Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2BT

Register Number: 1824R (IP)

Website thewinesociety.com

Enquiries 01438 741177

Orders 01438 740222

CPAPR13

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This offer is the fruit of good co-operation

between The Wine Society and 17 of

our suppliers. Each one of them is a

co-operative, sharing with us some of the

aims of a mutual organisation. They admire

the fact that The Society, unique in the

world of wine merchants, is owned and

run for the benefit of its members.

These co-operative suppliers have given

us an extra discount on dozen prices

(which were quite keen in the first place)

for the duration of this offer.

Of course, we chose the wines because

they are very good and fairly priced, not

because they were made by a co-operative.

The selection includes a range of delicious

flavours, from succulent Italian Barbera

d’Asti and full-flavoured Corbières to fine

white Burgundy. We like the wines very

much and the friendly savings (equivalent

to at least a bottle free when you buy

a straight dozen) help. To encourage as

many members as possible to try these

we also feature four mixed cases all with

attractive savings. Good co-operation all

round. Buy them with confidence.

Sebastian Payne MW

Society Buyer

COLLECTIVELY BETTER

Though found mainly in Europe,

co-operative ventures exist in almost

every wine-producing region in the

world. Known as caves coopératives

(or just la cave locally) in France, cantina

sociale in Italy and Winzergenossenschaft

in Germany, co-operatives are

associations of, usually, small-scale,

growers that enable their members

to pool resources and benefit from

economies of scale. Winegrowers with

small plots lack the resources to build

wineries and invest in technology and

marketing, but get enough together

and they can. In certain regions the

blending of wines from different areas

can result in a wine that is greater than

the sum of its parts.

Good, well-managed co-operatives, like

those featured in this offer, will motivate

their members to grow the best grapes

they can by paying higher prices for

better-quality fruit, and can collectively

afford to hire the services of skilful

consultant oenologists.

RED WINES

Vega del Castillo Garnacha, Navarra,

2011

This excellent Spanish garnacha is sourced from a

selection of old vineyard sites (up to 60 years

old). Supple, spicy and remarkable value. Vega

Castillo was created from a merger of three

Navarra co-ops. 13.5%

ref CP-SP7859

£5.75 bottle

£63 special dozen price

Equivalent bottle price £5.25

Saving £6

Barbera d’Asti, 2009 (Araldica)

Succulent, ripe, sappy Italian red for pasta or

pizza. The Araldica co-operative specialises in

barbera grown in the Monferrato hills. Director

Claudio Manera rigorously monitors his members’

vines, paying according to quality. 14%

ref CP-IT15311

£5.95 bottle

£65 special dozen price

Equivalent bottle price £5.42

Saving £6

Côtes du Roussillon Villages, Château de

Pena, 2011

This is a lovely generous yet inexpenive red from

one of the Roussillon’s leading co-ops. It is not so

much the wall-to-wall sunshine that makes this

part of France so compelling for wine lovers, but

rather the complexity of its soils. 14.5%

ref CP-FC23211

£6.50 bottle

£71 special dozen price

Equivalent bottle price £5.92

Saving £7

Poggio del Sasso Sangiovese di Toscana,

2011

What makes this humble sangiovese special is

that it comes from the back door of the

co-operative at Montalcino, where Brunello,

made from the same sangiovese grape, fetches a

much higher price. A ripe yet fresh red. 13.5%

ref CP-IT16439

£6.95 bottle

£76 special dozen price

Equivalent bottle price £6.33

Saving £7

Corse Rouge, Terra Nostra Nielluccio,

2011

Full, distinctive red with a touch of wild herbs and

spice from a union of co-operatives on the east

side of Corsica. Nielluccio is genetically identical

to sangiovese, probably bought to the island by

the Genoese, but like everything Corsican has a

style of its own. 12%

ref CP-FC23351

£7.50 bottle

£82 special dozen price

Equivalent bottle price £6.83

Saving £8

Pinot Noir, Puy de Dôme, St-Verny, 2010

With a touch of Morello cherry on the nose, full

and ripe yet without heaviness, this is a rare find

from a part of France where vineyards are quite

scarce. 13.5%

ref CP-FC23231

£7.50 bottle

£82 special dozen price

Equivalent bottle price £6.83

Saving £8

Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso, Torre del

Falasco, 2010

Ripasso is made in the Amarone style but at a

fraction of the cost, by passing new wine

through barrels to which lees of Amarone have

been added. A rich and satisfying example. 14%

The 2011 follows.

ref CP-IT15709

£8.95 bottle

£98 special dozen price

Equivalent bottle price £8.17

Saving £9

The pretty Torre (Tower) del Falasco nestling

among vines in Valpolicella

Lucchero Aglianico Guardia

Sanframondi, 2010 (Janare)

Lovely rich-flavoured single-vineyard aglianico

with excellent balance from the best slopes and

ripest grapes of the La Guardianese co-operative

in Campania who supply most of the local

well-known brands with grapes but keep the

best for themselves to share with us. Now to

2017. 13.5%

ref CP-IT16569

£9.50 bottle

£104 special dozen price

Equivalent bottle price £8.67

Saving £10

Corbières, Grande Cuvée Castelmaure,

2009

It doesn’t get much wilder than this remote part

of Corbières where a spirit of true solidarity

seems to exist like nowhere else. The co-op is

one of the best in France. Full-bodied red and

deeply expressive with smooth, ripe tannins.

14.5% The 2010 follows.

ref CP-FC21009

£11.95 bottle

£131 special dozen price

Equivalent bottle price £10.92

Saving £12

Front cover image: the sweeping vineyards of Montalcino in Tuscany (Poggio del Sasso above)

Left to right: Charo Moriones of Vega del Castillo; the ultra-modern winery at Montalcino; Claudio Manera of

Araldica; the rugged landscape of East Corsica; Allain Pierre of the Buxy Co-operative

WHITE WINES

Hand harvesting at Robertson winery

Robertson Winery Chardonnay,

Robertson, 2012

The Robertson co-op sources this chardonnay

from 43 specially selected South African growers.

Medium-full with fresh citrus fruit that

harmonises with subtle toasty vanilla flavours of

French oak in which 20% has been aged. 13%

ref CP-SA8061

£5.50 bottle

£60 special dozen price

Equivalent bottle price £5

Saving £6

Adega de Monção, Vinho Verde, 2011

From the Monção co-op, this is a traditionally

presented Vinho Verde, a typical Portuguese

blend of alvarinho and trajadura, made with the

benefit of modern vinification to preserve

natural freshness and style. Delicious! 11.5% The

2012 follows.

ref CP-PW3339

£5.95 bottle

£65 special dozen price

Equivalent bottle price £5.42

Saving £6

Château La Perrière, 2012, Bordeaux

From one of the best-equipped cellars in

Bordeaux, at Rauzan in Entre-Deux-Mers, who

are particularly good at white wine, this is an

excellent traditional mix of sauvignons blanc and

gris with semillon. 12.5%

ref CP-BW4581

£6.25 bottle

£68 special dozen price

Equivalent bottle price £5.67

Saving £7

Ruppertsberger Hoheburg Riesling

Kabinett, 2012

The Ruppertsberger co-op in the heart of the

Pfalz has been supplying The Society with

consistently tasty dry but fruity white for many

vintages. This wine, which is from the best

vineyard, is great value for money. 10.5%

ref CP-GE7771

£6.50 bottle

£71 special dozen price

Equivalent bottle price £5.92

Saving £7

Pinot Blanc, Cave de Turckheim, 2011

Crisp, dry, fruity with a touch of roundness

showing once again how attractive this undersung

Alsace grape variety can be. 12.5%

ref CP-AL9911

£6.75 bottle

£74 special dozen price

Equivalent bottle price £6.17

Saving £7

Falanghina del Sannio, 2011 (Janare)

Our friends at La Guardiense grow 95% of the

world’s falanghina, though it appears under more

expensive branded labels elsewhere. It makes a

delicious fresh, flavoursome, gentle everyday

white. 13.5% The 2012 follows.

ref CP-IT15579

£6.75 bottle

£74 special dozen price

Equivalent bottle price £6.17

Saving £7

Corbières Le Blanc Paysan, Castelmaure

A lovely, dry and full-flavoured Languedoc white

with an individual herby quality. It makes a good

companion to their red. 13.5%

ref CP-FC24089

£7.25 bottle

£79 special dozen price

Equivalent bottle price £6.58

Saving £8

Key

Gavi La Battistina, 2012

Already an established favourite with members,

this is a delicious single-vineyard Gavi from the

cortese grape which makes an attractively priced

Italian alternative to white Burgundy. 12%

ref CP-IT16529

£7.95 bottle

£87 special dozen price

Equivalent bottle price £7.25

Saving £8

Gewurztraminer Tradition, Cave de

Turckheim, 2011

The well-placed Turckheim co-operative is

undoubtedly one of the top co-ops in Alsace

with consistently well-made wine. An admirable

example of simple, spicy, fruity, gewurz. 13%

ref CP-AL9781

£8.50 bottle

£93 special dozen price

Equivalent bottle price £7.75

Saving £9

Château de la Boutière, Bourgogne Côte

Chalonnaise, 2010

Unusually fresh and fine-flavoured Burgundy

from a well-sited vineyard owned by the Buxy

co-operative. Unoaked. 12.5% The 2011 follows.

ref CP-BU49021

£8.50 bottle

£93 special dozen price

Equivalent bottle price £7.75

Saving £9

The medieval village of Buxy

CHAMPAGNE

Le Brun de Neuville, Chardonnay, Brut,

Non-Vintage

Perfect aperitif Champagne. Dry, delightful with

easy charm. It comes from a well-run co-op in

the Sézanne district, a little sub-region famous

for chardonnay. 12%

ref CP-CH2551

£25 bottle

£112.50 per six

Equivalent bottle price £18.75

Saving a further £12.50 over the

List 6-for-5 price

- bone dry to intensely sweet new vintage screwcap synthetic closure

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