GreatVine has just launched a fabulous new wine Portfolio (Request Your Copy Here) with hundreds of new artisan quality wines now available from not only Italy but also France, Spain, Germany, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina and the USA. From classic Burgundies and Bordeaux wines to Rhone Valley Star Appellations such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée De Antiques Ogier. We now offer full artisan quality wine lists to the licensed trade with what we consider to be the best quality to value possible.
A new jewel in our crown is a beautiful Sardinian full bodied red wine called ‘Passo Antico’ where only a part of the blend of 3 traditional Sardinian grapes (Cannonau, Carignano and Bovale Sardo) is air dried in the age old Appassimento process until the grapes are like raisins and intense with flavour and sweetness. In fact the blend was achieved so beautifully that surprisingly, there are only 4 grams of residual sugar per litre, yet you still get the intensity of flavour on the mid palate from the partial Appassimento used in the making of this Sardinian masterpiece.
We have some spectacular multiple award winning Spanish Riojas, not least the multiple Gold Medalist 12 Linajes ~ Reserva Doce which gets 93 points from Robert Parker. However a very special Spanish range getting a lot of International press is Casa Rojo – The Wine Gurus, which is exclusive to GreatVine in the market. It’s wonderful to see when creativity in packaging the wine is matched by the quality of what’s actually inside and in this case, some extremely creative bottles and label design concepts / technology is even surpassed by what’s inside the bottles – some amazingly good Biodynamic wines. One of the 100 Best Winneries of the world 2014 (Wine&Spirits Magazine)
MMM ‘Macho Man Monastrell’ is as you might guess 100% Monastrell – Barrel aged. The bearded, tattooed Mach Man is actually the winemaker himself. It’s the third year of vintage, so his beard has grown bigger on the label each year from originally being just a goatee. Selected as the best barrel aged wine from Spain in Germany, Canada, Asia.. this 100% mediterranean wine is the fresh new rockstar of Monstrell. Great gold best red wine Gilbert & Gaillard 2014. 9/10 points, “El País”. Gold Medal Berliner Wine Trophy 2014 and many more accolades from leading wine critics.
The 5 month Barrel aged Priorat called Maquinon (Machine) achieved Great Gold Best Red Wine of Spain (Gilbert & Gaillard France 2014) +95 points (Gilbert & Gaillard 2016)
The stunning La Marimorena Albariño on it’s lees was rated 90 Points by Wine Enthusiast and Gold medal in Mundus Vini 2014 amongst other accolades. The vineyards are located in “O Rosal”, Pontevedra. A very unique location surrounded also by Rias Pontevedra, Arosa and the river Umia. As well as white flowers, straw and raw granite there dried pineapple and melon aromas. Overall, this has a fresh outlook and a stony base to the palate with a lees finish that’s slightly creamy, but with depth and vital acidity. A saltiness can be detected from the terroir next to the Atlantic Ocean, making it perfect with fish.
From the DO Rueda comes the fabulous 100% Verdejo El Gordo Del Circo, which as the humerous label suggests, is probably the fattest Verdejo you will ever taste from lees aging. The label has some very cool technology too as the Moobs on the fat man turn blue once the wine is chilled! 🙂 Best Spanish white wine (Mundus Vini 2014), Best Spanish white wine (International Wine Guide 2014), Gold Medal (Gilbert & Gaillard 2014), 90 points Peñín 2015
Alexander VS The Ham Factory was born from the best vineyards of Páramo del Duero, in Pesquera. Located at 950 meters of altitude, these vineyards of Tinto Fino grapes (25 years old) mark the viticulture and the style of this singular Ribera del Duero 2013
93 points Gilbert & Gaillard 2015 Diamond “Premios Mujer y Vino 2015” Gold Medal for the Best National Packaging. Anuaria 2015
Of course being Italian specialists, our Prosecco is the best artisan quality Prosecco in the country with all 3 DOC, DOCG and Cartizze (the Grand Cru of Prosecco) certification levels and we have a superb range of Italian wines including Nero D’Avola, Barolo, Nebbiolo, Amarone, Chianti, Montepulciano D’Abruzzo, Valpolicella Ripasso, Vernaccia Di San Gimignano, Moscato Spumante, Passito, Traminer, Pinot Grigio, Raboso & Raboso Frizzante, Cabernet Franc, Refosco, Soave, Ribolla Gialla, Sicilian Inzolia and the finest Orange Wines amongst many others.