the Raisin Social Price List for 2011/2012

the Raisin Social Price List for 2011/2012



Welcome to the Raisin Social

Price List for 2011/2012

This year sees Raisin Social celebrate our 25th anniversary, in what are surely the most challenging economic conditions in this country

during the last 25 years. In the current economic climate, value for money is more important than ever and we have been working hard

with our suppliers to ensure that our range offers the best value possible.

New to our list this year are two brands which offer great value at everyday prices; Finca del Rey, a range of Spanish varietal wines from

the Valencia region, and Puro Chile, a range of wines sourced from several Chilean wine regions, the first release of which is a Merlot,

with Fair Trade accreditation, produced by a small growers’ co-operative in the Curico valley.

Meanwhile, our South African suppliers are producing better wines than ever and remarkable value is to be found whether from our bigger

volume brands such as Namaqua, Leopards Leap and Beyerskloof, or our multi-award winning producers such as Elgin Vintners, La

Motte, Kanonkop, and Neil Ellis. New to our list this year are the Ondine wines from Ormonde Estate in Darling, delicious cool climate

wines grown close to the ice cold waters of the South Atlantic Ocean, and a delicious expression of the vibrant, pure flavours that Darling

wines can deliver.

Away from South Africa, Sileni’s wines continue to deliver tremendous quality and value with their Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough

Sauvignons, plus their Merlot, and the outstanding “The Plateau” Pinot Noir, while Aveleda’s Casal Garcia and Quinta da Aveleda Vinho

Verde are still a benchmark for lower alcohol refreshment. Finally the St.Chinian-Roquebrun, St.Chinian and Coteaux de Languedoc wines

from Cave de Roquebrun are impressing ever greater numbers of wine journalists with their brilliant red wines, while those looking for

something a little lighter should consider Louis Max and Demessey, whose 2009 red Burgundies and 2008 or the soon to be released

2010 whites are truly memorable.

For more information on any of our producers have a look at our new and improved website, .

So, we look forward to the year ahead with confidence and would like to wish all our customers a successful trading year.

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Elgin Vinters

Neil Ellis

Van Loveren

La Motte


Alexander Fontein

Leopards Leap

French Wineries

Finca Del Rey

Quinta da Aveleda




Puro Chile


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Beyers Truter, known as the King of Pinotage for his pioneering work

with the grape at the Kanonkop Estate, bought the small, perfectly

situated farm now known as Beyerskloof in 1988. Since then his wine

has become a benchmark for top quality Pinotage.

While the reputation of his astonishingly good value Pinotage is well established, his Bordeaux blend Synergy, is also now one of

the Cape’s most sought after reds, winning awards and acclaim worldwide.

Ever the innovator, look out for the new Pinotage Rosé Sparkling, a delicately pink fizz to join the more familar still Rose in the


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Pinotage Rosé Sparkling

This pale, coral pink sparkling wine displays crisp flavours of cherry, cranberry and strawberry

with a hint of spice and floral notes and a fresh, clean, finish.

Pinotage Rosé

This deliciously fruity dry rosé is made by the saignée method. Crisp, fresh and filled with

raspberry and cranberry fruit flavours, this makes ideal drinking on its own, or as a perfect

accompaniment to summer salads and light Thai and Chinese foods.


This rich multi-faceted red is loaded with spicy fruit: silky, almost sweet ripe with soft tannins and a long


Pinotage Reserve

A ripe, complex Pinotage with rich, sweet berry fruit flavours, a touch of spicy oak and a long, mineral finish.


A blend of Merlot, Pinotage and Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in new French oak to produce a

delicious, rich smooth red, drinkable now for its exuberant fruit, or after a few years bottle age.

Synergy Reserve

This wine, a Veritas double gold winner with its first release, has more Cabernet Sauvignon in

the blend than the regular Synergy. Almost black in colour, the wine is rich and complex with

aromas and flavours of black cherry, blackcurrant, chocolate and raisins, with a touch of oak

for a long spicy finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

A trophy winner in the Decanter World Wine Award 2006, this superb red is delicious now but

will keep and improve for the next 5 or 10 years.

Diesel Pinotage

This is full-bodied, well structured Pinotage with a deep red colour. An abundance of flavours

mingle on the nose and palette, from dark chocolate flavours from the new oak to blackberry

and cassis. Well integrated tannins provide this wine with an elegant and soft mouth feel. A

perfect example of fruit balance with a gentle middle and delightful finish. The winemaker

suggests that perfection in this bottle will be reached in 15 - 20 years' time

Old Vintages Available




















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Kanonkop is one of the Cape’s oldest and most celebrated wine estates. Situated on the slopes of the Simonsberg

near Stellenbosch, with an ideal climate and soil for red wine production, this family-owned winery produces wines of

worldwide acclaim.

Critical acclaim for the wines has resulted in a

plethora of awards and medals, including a hattrick

at the International Wines and Spirits

Challenge winning Winemaker of the Year 2008,

South African Wine Producer of the Year 2008 and

the Best Blended Wine trophy for the Kanonkop

Paul Sauer 2003. A truly remarkable haul.

Far from resting on their laurels however,

winemaker Abri Beeselaar and the estate’s owners

Johann and Paul Krige, have continued to push

the quality of their wines to new heights.

The one drawback to all this success is that huge

world wine demands have placed pressure on


Contact us for price and availability of older

vintages and large formats of the Kanonkop wines

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Kadette Rose 2010

A natural extension to the Kadette brand, and the first Rose to be produced by Kanonkop, it

is a full bodied wine produced from ripe pinotage grapes boasting ripe, red fruits and floral

flavours. The perfect food match rose.

Kadette 2008

“Pinotage amplified by cab, cab Franc, merlot; carries estate’s stylish imprimateur from

cannon-embossed bottle through to deeply satisfying finish. Cherry/berry fruit knitted into

retiring mineral core.”


Pinotage 2008

Produced from unirrigated bush vines, more than forty years old, Kanonkop Pinotage is widely

considered to be the Cape’s finest expression of its indigenous grape variety.

Cabernet Sauvignon - released July 2010

“Has flashy, New World style fruit – raspberry, plum, blackberry, all tightly wound now, with

smoke and spice notes. Crushed berry flavours linger on the dense finish.”

WINE SPECTATOR (BV available from Summer ‘10)

Paul Sauer - released 2011

This superb red combines richness, power and elegance in equal measures. Wonderful

balance bodes well for a long life, if you can keep your hands off it in the meantime.

“Legend in its own time, Cape Classic in its own right.”


Silver medal IWSC for the 2005 Vintage

Limited Release














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The de Villiers family of Landskroon has been making wine in South

Africa for three centuries. Their Huguenot ancestor, Jacques de

Villiers, who settled in the Cape with his two brothers in 1689, was

a winemaker in Niort, France before emigrating to the Cape.

The estate, one of the most beautiful in the Boland, nestles against

the Agter-Paarl Mountain and offers an incomparable view of Table

Mountain. Vines cover more than 180 hectares, 70% of which are

red varietals. Of the white wines produced by Landskroon, the

Chenin Blanc is extremely popular, with good ripe fruit flavours and

well-balanced acidity.

In recent years, Paul de Villiers’s ambition to produce top quality red

wine has led to a large investment in the winery, with new stainless

steel temperature controlled fermentation tanks, and new French oak

barrels. Together with later-picked, ultra-ripe, new clone fruit, and

techniques such as malolactic fermentation in barrel for red wines,

the result has been a huge leap forward in quality, producing full,

rich, ripe, fruit driven wines of international class.

Renowned for its vintage port (for which Paul de Villiers was named

Diners Club Winemaker of the Year in South Africa in 2000),

Landskroon is now achieving acclaim for its table wines, particularly

Shiraz and Merlot, while the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon was given

the best value award and four stars in Decanter’s March 2006 issue

South African Cabernet Sauvignon tasting.

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A ripe, full-bodied red in typically approachable Landskroon style. Rich and supple with

lots of smoky cherry fruit flavours.


Soft, warm and inviting, with ripe fruitcake and berry aromas and flavours, supported by

soft tannins and buttery oak. Super Merlot.

“Landskroon Merlot from the Cape, having proved seductive on the nose, engages the

taste buds with enthusiastic hedgerow fruitiness.”


Cabernet Sauvignon

“Sweet, elegant, defined plum. Very attractive. Really has a sense of style and self-worth.

Good concentrated fruit. Well applied fine oak. Fine dense tannins, good length. Up to

five years.”











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The Elgin Vintners is a partnership of 6 dedicated grape growers who, believing

in the excellence of the Elgin terroir and diversity of their vineyards, have

combined their resources to cultivate, produce and market their range of fine

quality wines in the Elgin Valley. Awards are flooding in, topped with a double at

the 2008 Decanter World Wine Awards with a Gold for their 07 Sauvignon and

another gold for their 06 Shiraz.


Amaga is a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Merlot. Enticing aromas of caramel

and spice with layers of plum, blackberries and cassis which carry through the palate. Soft

velvet tannins, with hints of pepper and liquorice on the finish. Outstanding wine, drinking

exceptionally well now.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Powerful and refined aromas of bitter, dark chocolate, and coffee combined with black cherry

and mulberry which follow through on the palate. The soft, rounded tannins give structure and

compliment the fruit resulting in a perfectly balanced finish. This wine drinks exceptionally well

now but will benefit from a year or two in a bottle.


Delightful red berry fruits, cassis and violets on the nose with underlying mineral tones. The

soft fruit follows onto the palate, unfolding rasberries, cherries and touches of chocolate.

Supple, well integrated tannins deliver a velvety smooth mouthfeel and finish. This wine will

benefit from further bottle maturation.

Pinot Noir

An elegant new world Pinot Noir, displaying beautifully defined red berry fruits, hints of orange

peel on the nose and a rounded structure imparted by french oak with a lingering refined

finish. Drinking exceptionally well now but will also benefit from a few years in the bottle.


A vibrant dry summer-fruit nose displaying strawberry, rasberry and cranberry. Delicate, yet

juicy complexity of ripe fruit flavours and a lingering fruitful finish. The ideal wine summer and

all year round.








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Vibrant, youthful purple hues in the glass. The aromatic intensity of the nose evokes nuances

of sweet cranberries and a liberal dose of white pepper, so typical of cool climate Shiraz from

the Rhône Valley.


Described by flamboyant and well known TV personality and wine writer in the UK, Olly Smith,

as “dazzling” and akin “to plugging a lemon into a light socket”, this wine dazzles with

alluring aromas of fresh lemons, lime and apple blossom on the nose.

Sauvignon Blanc

The Elgin Vintners Sauvignon Blanc is vibrant and fresh, displaying layers of tropical fruit, with

hints of lime, green pepper and asparagus. Nuances of gooseberry and green fig follow

through onto the palate and compliment the underlying grassy backbone which lingers in the



A celebration of power, elegance and finesse. On the nose this multifaceted Viognier displays

a medley of sun ripe white peaches and apricot with hints of white rose and jasmine blossom.

Delicate, juicy, intense flavours follow through, with striking and chiseled laser-like acidity,

lending ultra cool freshness and vibrancy.












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Neil Ellis is considered to be one of the most talented winemakers

in the Cape. Founded in 1986, Neil Ellis Wines has quickly built

up an impressive reputation both domestically and internationally

for producing seriously good wines.

Neil Ellis Wines produce three distinct ranges. The Vineyard

Selection wines are the top quality, limited release wines, which

demonstrate the distinctiveness of hand-selected, specific

vineyard sites.

The Premium Range consists of wines for which grapes have been

sourced from three quite different terroirs – Groenekloof,

Stellenbosch and Elgin. Groenekloof, situated on the West Coast

near Darling, is where Neil sources his Sauvignon Blanc grapes,

where the sea breezes coming off the Atlantic help to create an

ideal climate for growing this grape variety.

The Stellenbosch Premium range wines are also very special.

Consistently scoring highly in the John Platter guide, these wines

are beautifully made, the Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon

being the stars. Finely balanced and well proportioned, the

quality of the Cabernet means that it can be enjoyed as a

youngster now, or allowed to mature for a few years into an

exceptional wine.

Neil’s Elgin Chardonnay is an interesting contrast to the

Stellenbosch wine. Situated high up in the mountains behind

Somerset West, Elgin’s cooler, slower ripening climate makes for

a subtle, elegant wine of real class.

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Vineyard Selection Shiraz 2005

Winner of a double gold in the SA Veritas awards 2001, this is yet another of Neil’s wines to

find that magical balance of power and elegance. Rich, ripe red and black fruit aromas and

flavours combine with spicy new oak, to give a long and complex finish. Delicious now, it will

be fantastic in a year or two.

Vineyard Selection Cabernet 2000/01

“A classic in a classic year...deep dark-berry, cedar-oak aromas, taut minerally, sophisticated”


Cabernet / Merlot

Soft, ripe berry fruit flavours, are the main feature of this rich, approachable red, balanced

by Neil’s trademark elegance and by oak and mineral complexity.

Cabernet Sauvignon

“Classically styled cab - fruition of excellence, established cellar routines, careful fruit

selection - earns upgrade after successive stunners. 2001 brilliant: juicy cassis fruit spooned

(rather than ladled) into fine-tuned tannin basket, wonderful mineral intensity to marathon




This is a multi-vineyard Shiraz blend from the Groenekloof ward and the Jonkershoek valley.

Elegant blackberry fruit with underlying white pepper and liquorice aromas and hints of

violets. Finely balanced tannin characters, will age beautifully.

Groenekloof Sauvignon Blanc

“Announcing its refreshing aromatic presence, floral and herbaceous notes give way to a

mouthwatering palate of rich, nettley, gooseberryish sauvignon blanc with a tongue-tingling

zing. Open a bottle of this Cape jewel to go with smoked salmon.”


Elgin Chardonnay

Made from fruit grown on the cool slopes of the Elgin region, this rich, complex white

beautifully combines toasty oak, with rich pineapple and creamy butterscotch flavours. One

of the Cape’s best Chardonnays.

Stellenbosch Chardonnay

Crisp elegant Chardonnay with lifted citrus notes and a hint of butterscotch. Sublime.




















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Van Loveren is a 220 hectare Estate situated alongside the Breede River near the town of

Robertson, almost 100 miles inland from Cape Town. It has been in the Retief family for over

three generations, with cousins Bussell, Hennie, Neil and Phillip currently leading the Van

Loveren team. In recent years major investment in the winery has resulted in one of the most

modern cellars in the Robertson area with a total capacity of 3000 tons.

The vineyards are irrigated for six months of the year. The unique soil type, with its high

limestone and chalk content, makes the Robertson area ideal for the production of noble white

and red varietals. In 1992 several red varieties were planted, and recently the farm has

expanded further, with another 50 hectares of new red vines.

The uniqueness of these wines lies in the consistent high

quality, which is a result of the talented and professional

winemaking team of Bussell and Phillip Retief.

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Gewürztraminer Special Late Harvest

Gorgeous white, showing the spicy rose petal aromas and lychee flavours of the grape.

Sweet, but beautifully balanced, this wine is never cloying.

Sauvignon Blanc

A bright, zesty white wine combining citrus and tropical fruit flavours with a crisp, green pepper

and gooseberry core.


A fresh, ripe, fruity Chardonnay with flavours of apples and lemon and a slightly nutty finish.

Pinot Grigio

A bright fruity wine displaying hints of tropical fruit and honey, well balanced with a crisp ripe


Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz

A lightly oaked wine with smokey, raspberry Shiraz character and the ripe, soft fruitiness that is

the hallmark of the Van Loveren reds.


Lightly oaked nose combining soft strawberry, plum and cherries leading to a soft fruity palate

with fine supple tannins.


Demonstrating an array of aromas and flavours from the varietal, ripe banana, figs and

summer fruits are all evident on the nose and palate. Soft, fine tannins ensure a smooth finish.

River Red

An unoaked red for everyday quaffing; soft, balanced fruit and full of juicy berry flavours.

Blanc de Noir Rosé

“Its clean, fruity, palest pink shade is good value… and will work well served cold with spicy

Asian and Indian dishes.”


Papillon Brut

A light, dry, fruity blend, juicy peach and green apple make this a great value sparkling wine.

Papillon Doux

From 100% Muscat de Frontignan, in a delightful salmon pink colour with fruity nose, and a

full-sweet lingering finish on the palate.


























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Established in 1695, La Motte is situated in South Africa’s picturesque Franschhoek Valley. In 1970 the industrialist Dr Anton Rupert bought

the property with the aim of establishing a premium wine-producing enterprise. The vineyards were progressively replanted with noble

cultivars, and an impressive modern cellar complex was built reflecting the innovative spirit.

The estate is now owned by Dr Rupert’s daughter, Hanneli, who is one of South Africa’s leading mezzo-sopranos. The wine-making team

is headed by her husband Hein Koegelenberg, assisted by viticulturist Pietie le Roux and cellar master Edmund Terblanche with his new

assistant Werner Geldenhuys.

Since the arrival of Edmund, which coincided with the decision to de-classsify La Motte as an estate wine, new sources of fruit from regions

such as Darling, Durbanville, Bot River and Elim, combined with newer plantings at La Motte, have pushed the whole La Motte range to

a new, higher level of richness and excitement. One of the oldest wineries in South Africa is now fighting with the newcomers to be one

of the producers to watch for the South African cognoscenti.


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Sauvignon Blanc

Lovely tropical fruit flavours, with fig and green pepper. Full-bodied with lingering aftertaste; soft and



Beautiful citrus flavours with a rich creamy aftertaste. Full style with an exceptionally long finish.

Shiraz Viognier

A rich, supple wine which combines the concentrated berry fruit and spice of Shiraz with the floral

character of Viognier to produce a complex silky red.


Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. A deep crimson colour with well balanced

mineral flavours and complex bouquet of blackberries, chocolate and peppery spice. A delicious, fully

mature claret style.

Cabernet Sauvignon

A bouquet of ripe blackberry with tobacco aroma and good mid-palate concentration. Prominent

dark chocolate and earthy mushroom flavours. Deep colour.


Full bodied, with deep violet colour and classic spicy, pepper liquorice flavours. Long, impressive

black fruit and spice finish with soft ripe tannins.

Shiraz Grenache

This new wine from La Motte reveals black berry fruit integrated with liquorice spice and roasted red

pepper on the nose. The palate impresses with a full body, covered with aniseed and cumin spice. A

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Wines from Namaqua. situated amongst the beautiful wild flower

valleys of the Western Cape, have proved hugely popular with their

fresh, clean fruity styles which seduce wine lovers in the UK and

South Africa alike.

The hot dry climate, tempered by the cooling breezes of the Atlantic

Ocean, plus rich Karoo soils irrigated by water from the nearby

Olifants River, give the Namaqua farmers the optimum conditions

for the production of the highest

quality grapes.

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Namaqua Rose 3 Litre Box x 4

A wine with red berry aromas and an appealing strawberry-toned palate.

Namaqua Dry White 3 Litre Box x 4

This wine is crisp, dry and refreshingly fruity, with an abundance of Guava and citrus


Namaqua Dry Red 3 Litre Box x 4

A full bodied, fruity blend of Ruby Cabernet and Pinotage - definitely the best value on the


Goiya Chardonnay / Sauvignon Blanc

“A blend of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc sounds like a white wine to suit everyone but

it is a hard trick to pull off. This winning formula combines the buttery melon ripeness of

Chardonnay with the greengage punch of Sauvignon. Good value and full flavoured

enough to match even spicy chicken and fish dishes. Four stars (corker).”


Goiya Shiraz / Pinotage

This fruit filled red blend offers chunky, spicy Rhone style flavours in a juicy New World wine.

Unoaked for maximum fruit expression.

Namaqua 75cl Red bottles

A soft, dry red wine, medium bodied with juicy berry fruit flavours.

Namaqua 75cl White bottles

A crisp, refreshingly fruity, dry white wine, full of zesty, ripe, tropical fruit flavour.


















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Ormonde Estate is a large wine farm on South Africa’s cool west coast, some 70 kilometres

north of Cape Town. Here Theo Basson controls the largest vineyard of quality Sauvignon

Blanc in the Cape, as well as producing excellent, characterful Merlot, Chardonnay, Chenin

Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon, available on request.

For many years Theo supplied fruit to some of South African wine’s biggest names, but for

several vintages he has used a growing proportion of those grapes to make wines for his

own label, Alexanderfontein, the name of one of the original farms which are now

incorporatated in Ormonde Estate.

Available ex cellars P.O.A.

Sauvignon Blanc

A fantastic cool climate New World Sauvignon Blanc with a style located half way between

Sancerre and Marlborough. This wine is a real crowd pleaser.


Rich and supple with lots of ripe, savoury fruit, this wine has an almost European

elegance and balance. Very satisfying.





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Leopard's Leap has shot up the branded

listings and is now well established as South

Africa's best selling premium wine brand.

Historic Wines of the Cape has access to wines

across the Rupert family farms and so Raisin Social worked with the

winemakers to develop fresh, new, modern styles with quality and

consistency as the key. Knowledge of the source of the wine and

control over quality are critical elements to the success of Raisin

Social brands.

The brand has proved to be remarkably successful, built on a strong partnership, an

obsession with wine quality and a commercial approach to the UK market.

Leopard’s Leap Sauvignon Blanc

Due to the cool growing conditions, the natural flavours and balance give rise to expressive

flavours of gooseberry, apricot and pear with a deliciously fresh mouthfeel.

Leopard’s Leap Pinotage Shiraz

Ripe plummy fruit, leather and spice create a smooth wine with a firm body that reveals plenty of

fruit and a hint of tannin, wonderful with a really good steak.

Leopard’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon

A deliciously smooth cabernet sauvignon with aromas and flavours of blackberry and plum, a

trouch of oak spice and supple tannins form a long smooth aftertaste.










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Located among the beautiful and dramatic scenery of the Haut Languedoc National Park, the Cave

de Roquebrun lies at the heart of the St Chinian appellation, north of the town of Beziers.

Established in 1968, the Cave represents 110 members who farm over 500 hectares of vines planted

mainly on south facing hillsides, producing Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Carignan, Rousanne,

Viognier and Grenache Blanc to make St Chinian, Coteaux de Languedoc and Vins de Pays.

Low yields and attention to detail in the cellar result in a range of outstanding red, white and rose

wines in a number of different styles and at a range of prices. We have worked with the Cave to select

a range of unique and individual example.




Cave de Roquebrun Roches Noires Red

A lip smacking, juicy, fruity red made by the whole bunch

fermentation of Mourvèdre, Grenache and Syrah grapes, giving

a delicious jammy style.

Cave de Roquebrun La Grange des Comb

A beautifully balanced red, with a full rich character and a hint

of clove.

Cave de Roquebrun Les Fief’s D’Aupenac

An ample and powerful red with soft, rounded character,

Mourvèdre, Grenache and Syrah are perfectly harmonised here

with flavours of spice and cocoa.

Cave de Roquebrun Terrasses de Cabrio

Smooth and juicy, full of fruit, this St Chinian oozes black fruit

and ripe currant flavours.

Cave de Roquebrun Col de l’Orb Rose

Fruit salad flavours abound in this delicate raspberry pink rosé.

Its refreshing light and crisp flavour is delicious on a warm

summers day or with a light meal.

Cave de Roquebrun L Hauts du Poujoula

A beautiful ruby colour with seductive aromas of spices and

sandalwood. On the palette we discover a rich, full wine with

hints of spiced cloves.







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Demessey Macon Cruzille Les Avouries 2005 is produced at Chateau De Messey, an ancient wine

estate near Tournus in southern Burgundy, where the origins of the property date back to the 9th

century AD.

Grapes from the surrounding vineyards are hand harvested at optimum ripeness, then fermented in

a combination of new and used French oak barrels, using very traditional techniques. The resulting

wine is a classic expression of Burgundy, a style which producers of Chardonnay the world over have

tried to imitate, but which most are unable to replicate because they lack the unique soils and

microclimates which make certain white Burgundies the

most sought after white wines in the world.


Macon Cruzille

This wine, from the fabulous 2004 vintage combines

richness and power with crisp, fresh acidity and minerality

which act to give balance and elegance to flavours of

citrus fruit, salty butter, and creamy, oatmeal flavours.

The village of Cairanne in the southern Rhone Valley is one of the 16 permitted to use the village name for

its production of the Cotes du Rhone villages, and its wines are renowned for their quality and value.

Created in 1929, the Cave de Cairanne now represents some 200 growers, controlling 1200 hectares,

80% of the appellation.

Maison Louis Max is a producer of wines from its own vineyards as well as a Négociant-Eleveur, having

bought the beautiful Domaine de la Marche estate in Mercurey, with 67 acres of prime vineyard sites in the

Mercurey and Mercurey 1er Cru appelations.





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Finca Del Rey - Tempranillo

A smooth fruity red with flavours of plum and blackberry

Finca Del Rey - Macabeo

This fresh, fruity and fragrant white combines tropical fruit and citrus flavours and aromas.

Finca Del Rey - Bobal Rose

This fresh, juicy and easy drinking rose has flavours and aromas of strawberry and cherry.

Best served chilled.

Finca Del Rey is a range of wines sourced from the Valencia region to

offer deliciously fruity drinkability with fantastic value for money. The hot,

dry, summer days of the region, cooled by breezes from the

Mediterranean provide ideal conditions for growing quality grapes.

Working closely with our producer partner based in Buñol, we have

taken three Spanish grape varieties, Macabeo ( also known as Viura in

the Rioja region ); Bobal a speciality of the Valencia region, known for

sturdy long-lived red wines but with a growing reputation for juicy rosés,

and Tempranillo, Spain’s best red grape, renowned for the great red

wines of Rioja and Ribera del Duero and blended them to suit the needs

of the UK market for fresh, medium bodied, unoaked, fruit driven styles.


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Created in 1947 by the Guedes family, involved in the

Portuguese wine industry for more than three hundred years,

Quinta da Aveleda is now one of Portugal’s most successful


Located near Paredes, some 50 kilometres east of Porto, on the north bank of the Douro, Quinta da Aveleda produces one of

Portugal’s finest Vinho Verdes from their own estate grown fruit, and blend and bottle Casal Garcia, the most successful of all

Portuguese white wine brands.

Aveleda Casal Garcia Vinho Verde

Selected grape varieties are brought from the extensive vineyards of the Vinho Verde Region to

the winery, to produce a smooth and fresh wine with a delicate aroma. It is the wine with the

longest history at Aveleda and is easily identified by its blue label.

Aveleda Quinta da Alveda

A top flight Vinho Verde, this harmonious wine has a fresh, fruity and delicately floral aroma,

with hints of tropical fruits. On the palate Quinta da Aveleda presents a long and persistent


Casal Garcia Vinho Verde Rose

This unique wine, the only Rose Vinho Verde in production is delightfully fresh and fruity with

flavours and aromas of raspberry, strawberry and cherry.










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Shingleback is a family-owned wine estate handcrafting rich, fruit-forward Shiraz, Cabernet

Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Rosé and Grenache from South Australia’s premier growing region, the

McLaren Vale. They utilize innovative canopy management and progressive farming techniques to

produce wines of exceptional quality and character.

The wines are the pride of John Davey, a veteran Australian winemaker, who has worked

throughout the Barossa Valley, Langhorne Creek and Yarra Valley as well as the McLaren Vale

since the early 1990s. He and his brother Kym co-manage the family's Davey Family Vineyard.

"When you own your own vineyard and make your own wines, you manage the site right down to

the individual vine," John Davey explains. "I select the best blocks for our wines, then pick them at

the precise moment both sugars and flavours are mature. With the right fruit, minimal handling is

required and the character of the growing region and the grape shines through."

Shingleback was short listed for Australian Producer of the Year in the IWSC 2006, and won the

prestigious Jimmy Watson Trophy for best young wine at the 2006 Royal Melbourne Show for their

D. Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2004.

Cellar Door Cabernet Sauvignon

Dark cherry red in colour. Blackberry fruit fills the palate and is balanced by subtle American and

French oak flavours.

Benchmark Shiraz

Deep red. Ripe blackcurrant aromas enhanced with savoury oak. A rich, ripe berry mid-palate and

full bodied firm tannin structure lead into the long fruit and oak finish.





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Sileni Estates was born from the long standing interest in wine of Graeme Avery, a pharmaceutical scientist and former owner of medical

publishing company Adis International. In late 1997, along with financial director Chris Cowper and winemaker Grant Edmonds, he

established Sileni as an export-orientated producer committed to crafting world-class fine wines.

The winery is named after the Sileni who featured in Roman mythology alongside Bacchus, the God of Wine. They celebrated good wine,

good food and good company.

The vineyards and winery are based near Hastings, Hawke’s Bay, on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It has a southern

latitude of 39° and a climate similar to that of some of the great wine regions of the world.

The 2005 International Wine Challenge rewarded the tremendous quality Sileni’s wines with

3 trophies for the 2004 Sauvignon Blanc.


Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

A crisp, light classic expression of Marlborough Sauvignon, with flavours of gooseberry, citrus,

melon and capsicum. Dry with racy acidity, this wine is fresh with a long, clean finish. Getting

better with every vintage.


A fruit driven style of red with fresh, berryish aromas mouthfilling body, vibrant plum and red berry

flavours and gentle tannins.

Pinot Noir Plateau Estate Selection

A soft, medium bodied Pinot with excellent fruit concentration. Cherry and red berry flavours are

balanced with soft, gentle savoury oak and ripe soft tannins.










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Tipas Chenin Blanc

A crisp, zesty white wine with vibrant flavours of citrus and tropical fruits. Delicious on its own,

this wine is the perfect partner for fish, white meats, salads and light pasta dishes.

Tipas Bonarda/Malbec

A smooth, ripe, medium bodied red wine with juicy flavours of red and black berry fruits. Soft

enough to be enjoyed on its own this wine is the perfect partner for steaks, barbecued meats,

pasta dishes or with cheese


FeCoVita Coop Ltd was founded in 1980, it is made up of 32 cooperatives

and wineries combining 5,000 winemakers and

manages 28,000 hectares of vineyards in the province of

Mendoza. The company produces both bottled and boxed wines of

the highest quality.

Cerro Tipas, the world’s third highest active volcano is situated in

the Andes, high above Argentina’s beautiful winelands. Here some

of the world’s highest vineyards provide perfect conditions for the

production of high quality grapes.





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Puro Chile





Puro Chile Merlot is produced by the Wichan group, an alliance of

small vine growers based in the village of Sagrada Familia in the

Curico valley, 220 kms south of Santiago. Here the soils and climate,

perfect for producing top quality fruit, provide the 20 families in the

Wichan group, all with generations of vine growing experience, with

the grapes that result in this juicy, soft, delicious Merlot.

The producer has a fair trading accreditation which means the growers

have been paid a premium, over and above the normal market price

for their grapes. This fairly traded Merlot is the first release in the UK

in the Puro Chile range, selected from producers throughout Chile’s

winegrowing regions to offer delicious drinkability, quality and value

for money. The approachable styles and expressive flavours of the Puro

Chile wines represent benchmark examples of classic Chilean




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