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New this Season: New World

An eventful summer starts with some new wonders from the New World.

Black Cottage Pinot Gris Rosé 2011, Marlborough New!
£12.49 or £9.99 when you buy 2 bottles

Origin: A delicate rosé inspired by winemaker David Clouston’s time in France, owing far more to Sancerre or Provence than to the New World with its bold, vibrant rosés.
Tasting Note: Pale salmon pink, with ripe red berry and subtle spice aromas. The delicate fruit and crisp acidity fade to a lovely clean, dry finish.
Food Match: Perfect with a king prawn salad.

Lime Rock Pinot Noir 2008, Hawke’s Bay New!
£19.99 or £15.99 when you buy 2 bottles

Origin: From a small vineyard on the north-facing slopes of Waipawa, where a range of soil types, elevations and microclimates allows cultivation of several varieties.
Tasting Note: Plum, cherry, blackberry and wild thyme aromas with forest floor and savoury undertones. The palate balances fruit-sweetness, mellow acidity and silky, lingering tannins.
Food Match: Best with filet mignon and porcini mushrooms.

Geyser Peak Chardonnay 2009, Sonoma County New!
£9.99 or £7.99 when you buy 2 bottles

Origin: Founded in 1880, Geyser Peak’s picturesque Alexander Valley situation overlooks Geyserville and the Russian River.
Tasting Note: Bright and vibrant with characteristic Californian soft tropical fruits. The palate shows a pleasing mix of racy acidity and buttery softness.
Food Match: Chicken or beef stroganoff.

Gestos Shiraz 2010, Finca Flichman, Mendoza New!
£8.99 or £6.99 when you buy 2 bottles

Origin: The Finca’s ‘two altitudes’ philosophy is at work here, with grapes grown at 700m giving body and colour and 1100m adding freshness and acidity.
Tasting Note: Aromas of ripe red fruits with tobacco and clove hints give way to a weighty, lively palate. The structure is firm but pleasingly rounded and complex.
Food Match: Leg of lamb roasted with garlic and herbs.

Wirra Wirra Church Block Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 2010, McLaren Vale New!
£12.49 or £9.99 when you buy 2 bottles

Origin: Named after one of the vineyard blocks from which it was first made in 1972, this wine has evolved from a Grenache/Shiraz blend into a Cabernet-biased hybrid.
Tasting Note: Cedar, aniseed, clove and leafy aromas with a plush, juicy palate of bright plums, brambles and cherry fruit supported by smooth textured tannins.
Food Match: Enjoy now or cellar for up to 8 years. Serve with fillet steak.

Two Hands ‘Angels’ Share’ Shiraz 2010, McLaren Vale New!
£22.00 or £18.00 when you buy 2 bottles

Origin: Two Hands was founded in 1999 with a mission to showcase the very best of Aussie Shiraz – like this blockbuster from McLaren Vale’s slightly cooler coastal climes.
Tasting Note: Aromas of coffee, cocoa and cola against a backdrop of plums and mulberries. It’s huge, rich, complex and mouth-coating with lashings of soft, rounded tannins.
Food Match: Drink any time in the next decade. Try with braised venison.

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