This season sees an abundance of new additions to our range and these are just a few of our favourites.

Great-value Italian whites

Casa dei Gretti Pinot Grigio 2009, SartoriCasa dei Gretti Pinot Grigio 2009, Sartori
5.99 or 4.49 when you buy 2 bottles until 27 September, £4.99 thereafter *

Fact: In 1898 Pietro Sartori bought Villa Maria, a vineyard with a small cellar in the heart of Valpolicella. Four generations later, Sartori is one of Italy’s largest wineries.
Tasting Note: Straw in colour with light golden hues, this has a fruity bouquet and a subtle citrus-fresh flavour.
Food Match: Ideal for light appetisers, fish and seafood.

Frascati Superiore 2009, Cantina San MarcoFrascati Superiore 2009, Cantina San Marco
6.49 or 4.99 when you buy 2 bottles*

Fact: The vineyards of this family-run estate are set in the hills overlooking Rome, on mineral-rich volcanic soils.
Tasting Note: Delicate floral notes and white peach aromas precede a dry (Secco) palate with clean lemon acidity and underlying minerality.
Food Match: Simple pasta dishes or pizza.

New World new arrivals

Barista Pinotage 2009, Western Cape, South AfricaBarista Pinotage 2009, Western Cape, South Africa
7.49 or 5.99 when you buy 2 bottles*

Fact: The unique and popular new ‘coffee-style’ Pinotage was invented by Bertus ‘Starbucks’ Fourie.
Tasting Note: Rich coffee and chocolate characters with ripe mulberry, plum, maraschino cherry and butterscotch nuances.
Food Match: Meat dishes; rich casseroles; desserts such as Bertus’ favourite blue cheese-filled brandy snap with Belgian chocolate and roasted coffee beans. (Seriously).

Michel Torino Torrontés 2009, Calchaqui Valley, Salta, ArgentinaMichel Torino Torrontés 2009, Calchaqui Valley, Salta, Argentina
7.99 or 5.99 when you buy 2 bottles*

Fact: This estate, in the northwest province of Salta, is sited in the world’s highest vine growing region, Cafayate.
Tasting Note: Intensely aromatic, with a burst of tropical fruits and jasmine on the nose. The exotic palate shows lively citrus fruit flavours, with hints of orange peel and anise.
Food Match: Mild Thai curries or chilli prawns.

DB Reserve Pinot Noir 2008, De Bortoli, AustraliaDB Reserve Pinot Noir 2008, De Bortoli, Australia
8.99 or 6.99 when you buy 2 bottles*

Fact: Temperatures in the vineyards of Victoria, are typically slightly warmer than Burgundy but cooler than Bordeaux, resulting in soft and fleshy Pinot Noirs.
Tasting Note: Open and generously textured with warm, jammy red fruit flavours, soft tannins and medium body.
Food Match: Best with duck or rabbit dishes

Brand new Burgundies

Mâcon-Lugny 2009, Domaine des Terres GentillesMâcon-Lugny 2009, Domaine des Terres Gentilles
9.99 or 7.99 when you buy 2 bottles*

Fact: A real gem from a 50-hectare, family-owned domaine that shows there are still producers in Burgundy offering superb value, even with small-volume production. This was awarded a Silver medal at this years International Wine Challenge Awards.
Tasting Note: Crisp citrus fruit provides the backbone while softer green apple and white flower notes add a welcoming delicacy and complexity.
Food Match: Poultry or grilled white fish.

Bourgogne Pinot Noir Vieilles Vignes2009, Nicolas PotelBourgogne Pinot Noir Vieilles Vignes2009, Nicolas Potel
11.99 or 9.99 when you buy 2 bottles*

Fact: Maison Nicolas Potel is a respected name in Burgundy, the Potel family having previously owned the prestigious Domaine de la Pousse d’Or in Volnay.
Tasting Note: A restrained nose of berry fruit, principally strawberry and blackcurrant, is followed by a soft-edged palate with supple tannins.
Food Match: Charcuterie and cold cuts, pasta dishes and tangy cheeses.

Pernand-Vergelesses ‘Les Pins’ 2008, Jean-Jacques GirardPernand-Vergelesses ‘Les Pins’ 2008, Jean-Jacques Girard

Fact: Jean-Jacques Girard’s domain is spread over 12 hectares and divided among the villages of Savigny, Pernand-Vergelesses and Volnay.
Tasting Note: A delicate nose of citrus, blossom and a hint of minerality. The palate balances stone fruits and  honeysuckle beautifully with refreshing acidity and subtle toasty oak.
Food Match: Shellfish or poultry dishes.

Fresh in from France

Côtes-du-Rhône Villages 2009, Cuvée Cécile DesvignesCôtes-du-Rhône Villages 2009, Cuvée Cécile Desvignes
7.49 or 5.99 when you buy 2 bottles*

Fact: A Grenache-Syrah blend from producers spread across the southern Rhône Valley.
Tasting Note: The cherry and blackcurrant fruit nose leads to attractive cherry and juniper characters on the concentrated but nicely balanced palate.
Food Match: Great with well-seasoned red and white meats alike, either grilled or in stews.

Régnié 2009, Les Côtes de Saint Cyr, BeaujolaisRégnié 2009, Les Côtes de Saint Cyr, Beaujolais
9.99 or 7.99 when you buy 2 bottles*

Fact: From the brilliant 2009 vintage, this wine is made with grapes from vineyards managed by a small group of growers for five generations.
Tasting Note: Blackcurrant aromas with floral overtones. The round, well-structured palate has ‘summer-pudding’ flavours and a perfumed edge.
Food Match: Serve very slightly chilled with grilled meats or duck confit.

Château Potensac 2006, Médoc, Cru BourgeoisChâteau Potensac 2006, Médoc, Cru Bourgeois

Fact: Château Potensac is one of the leading estates in the northern Médoc, it shares its wine-making team with the great St-Julien Second Growth Léoville-Las-Cases.
Tasting Note: The nose is attractive and almost opulent, laden with crushed blackberry, barbecued herbs and violets. In the mouth it’s rich, taut and concentrated, with a ripeness and depth of structure that will keep it drinking well for a decade.
Food Match: Steak au poivre.

An Austrian addition

Jurtschitsch Stein Grüner Veltliner 2009, KamtalJurtschitsch Stein Grüner Veltliner 2009, Kamtal

Fact: This area’s stony soils store the sun’s warmth overnight, allowing excellent maturation of the grapes.
Tasting Note: A touch of spice hints at the Stein vineyards’ volcanic, granite-rich soil, shaping the typical peppery note of Grüner Veltliner.
Food Match: Ideal for poultry, salads and pasta dishes.

New from New Zealand

The Parcel Series Sauvignon Blanc 2009, MarlboroughThe Parcel Series Sauvignon Blanc 2009, Marlborough
9.99 or 7.99 when you buy 2 bottles*

Fact: From a highly esteemed source, this parcel is a rare, top-quality wine sourced from the renowned Marlborough region.
Tasting Note: Fresh herbs and ripe guava aromas lead to a succulent palate of gooseberry and passion fruit, with a long, crisp, flavoursome finish.
Food Match: Poached fish or stuffed peppers.

The Parcel Series Pinot Noir 2009, MarlboroughThe Parcel Series Pinot Noir 2009, Marlborough
12.99 or 9.99 when you buy 2 bottles*

Fact: New Zealand is one of the few places in the world where this grape variety achieves elusive perfection – as demonstrated here.
Tasting Note: Delicate and seductive: dark cherries and strawberries are complemented by hints of spice, silky tannins and a complex, textured finish.
Food Match: Slow-cooked pork belly

One from Hungary

Dry Furmint 2007, Royal TokajiDry Furmint 2007, Royal Tokaji
9.99 or 7.99 when you buy 2 bottles*

Fact: More commonly seen in Hungary’s super-sweet dessert wines, the Furmint grape is used here in a dry white, to stunning effect.
Tasting Note: Well-defined stone fruit and rich honey aromatics, then a bite of crisp acidity on the palate. The mineral tinges accent the fruit-laden, exotic feel.
Food Match: Partner with strong creamy cheeses or rich poultry dishes.

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* All prices valid until 1st November 2010 unless otherwise stated.

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