Our selection of wines features six wines from across Europe, carefully selected for their sustainable values and amazing taste.
Lenuzza Pinot Grigio
Vigna Lenuzza are a tiny, organic winery located just over the border from Slovenia in Friuli. Focussing on local, indigenous varietals they make wine conscientiously with as little intervention as possible. Their Pinot Grigio is a fascinating example, a world away from most insipid examples found out there, coppery coloured from the beautiful pink skins, perfumed and structured.
Rovellats Blanc Primavera
A great value, refreshingly light wine made up of 40% Xarel·lo, 30% Chardonnay, 30% Macabeo, fermented separately. Plenty of Catalan spirit; riesling like nose, mineral with green apple, lime and some red fruit. Round and quite tropical on the palate, with passion fruit notes cut through with steely citrus and mineral notes.
An organic white made near Mount Etna. The estate is 100% committed to sustainability, as well as preserving the historic varietals found on the island. Their philosophy – ‘keep things simple, natural, and local’. The wine is completely delicious, clean and fresh with sunny and complex aromatics.
Mas de Quernes Blaireau
A two-man operation, Mas de Quernes make wines organically in the rugged landscape of the Terrasses de Larzac. The Blaireau is their ‘entry level’ wine – made from old vine Carignan, they use carbonic maceration to soften the tannins and make for a juicy, fruity drop (think – Beaujolais method).
Quinta do Romeu Westerlies
Becoming a bit of a Bristol classic, this ‘zero carbon footprint’ wine is brought into Bristol harbour by sailing ship. Blend of traditional Douro grapes varieties, mainly Tinta Barroca, but also Tinta Roriz,Tinto Cão,Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional from own vineyards organically grown (certified).A silky smooth, young and fresh unoaked red wine.
Cortese Nerello Mascalese
An organic red made near Mount Etna. The estate is 100% committed to sustainability, as well as preserving the historic varietals found on the island. Their philosophy – ‘keep things simple, natural, and local’. Ripe, smooth tannins, balanced acidity and a beautiful purity of fruit – very easy drinking but enough structure to stand up to food.