Castelares Colheita Tinto, 2011, Douro, Portugal 7
This is basically Port without the fortification, oak ageing or hangover.
Winzer Schup Zweigelt, 2014, Thermenregion, Austria 8.75
Invented by Fritz, made by Gregor, discovered by Desiree. Dark and gentle like night.
Château des Coccinelles Rouge, 2013, Côtes du Rhône, France 8.75
Made by ladybirds. Well they lend a hand. Or six. Fresh, fruity & organic.
Pico Cuadro Tempranillo, 2014, Ribera del Duero, Spain 9.25
Made 30m from Pingus by an ex Vega-Sicilia winemaker. Like Malbec meets Rioja.
Domaine des Maréchaux Pur Merlot, 2012, Bordeaux Superieur, France 9.25
Retro cool. This oozes it. Like a vinous Don Draper.
Château les Croisille Silice, 2015, Cahors, France 10
This silky sleek Cahors just stepped out of a Knightsbridge salon.
Dr. Deinhard Spätburgunder, 2014, Pfalz, Germany 10.5
Cistercian monks brought Pinot Noir from Clos de Vougeot to their convent in Pfalz.
Rainbow’s End Cabernet Franc, 2014, Stellenbosch, South Africa 11
Black Forest gâteau, tobacco, cassis & lavender. Sod the pot of gold.
Domaine Balland-Chapuis ‘Le Chatillet’ Rouge, 2014, Sancerre, France 11.75
Sancerre, red, really? Loire’s answer to Burgundy at half the price.
Dominio de Punctum Uno de Mil Tempranillo/Petit Verdot, 2011, Spain 12.25
Cherries, strawberries & cinnamon in 1,000 bottles. This one could be yours.
Château La Croix Saint Vincent, 2010, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France 16.25
In the catchment area of Pétrus and Cheval Blanc. What would Zoopla make of that?
La Colombina Brunello di Montalcino, 2010, Tuscany, Italy 20
A wine that has seen time. Graphite, leather, Christmas cake fruit & shades of history.
Dominio de Punctum Lagasca Viognier, 2015, Tierra de Castilla, Spain 7
An organic, biodynamic, punchy and floral delight named after an exiled botanist.
Domaine la Colombette Cuvée Barbejo, 2015, Languedoc, France 7.5
Tropical fruit on an adventure! Light, exotic and experimental.
Cantina Ronca Pinot Grigio, 2015, Veneto, Italy
Strange? Our PG isn’t the cheapest wine on the list. Try it to find out why
Allimant-Laugner Pinot Gris, 2015, Alsace, France 8.5
Rich, opulent and dignified, this is wine royalty. And doesn’t need a crown.
Domaine Raymond Morin La Jalousie, 2013, Anjou, Loire, France 9.75
Bottled jealousy. Named after the winemaker’s wife’s horse.
Bartinney Chardonnay, 2014, Stellenbosch, South Africa 10.5
Made on a mountain. These vines are but a wispy cloud away from heaven.
Massimo Rattalino Ten Langhe Bianco, 2015, Piedmont, Italy 11.25
World heritage site. ‘Langhe’ means tongue. Ours tasted wild flowers & exotic fruits.
Hawkshead Riesling, 2013, Central Otago, New Zealand 12.75
Saved before the birds could get them. Denis’ Riesling is an off-dry delight.
Domaine Delaporte Sancerre Blanc Chavignol, 2015, Loire, France 13
Decanter’s top Sancerre from Matthieu’s vines in historic Chavignol.
Winzer Schup Rotgipfler, 2012, Thermenregion, Austria 13.5
As crazy as its name: off-dry, smoky, rhubarb, gooseberry and pea pod.
Weingut Von Winning Sauvignon Blanc I, 2015, Pfalz, Germany 14
Vines planted in Paradiesgarten, Herrgottsacker, Kallstadter Steinacker. Einfach klasse!
Domaine la Colombetter Rose, 2015 Pays de I'Herault, Languedon, France 2
This oozes summer, whatever season you open it. A little remedy to those winter blues.
Domaine des Aspras Trois Frères Rosé, 2015, Provence, France 8
Named after the three Latz brothers: Raphaël, Sébastien and Alexandre.
Ghisolana “Prosecco” La Divina Rosato Spumante Extra Dry, NV, Veneto, Italy 7
Strong hints of pink grapefruit, pomagranate & rose hip. Get in touch with your sensitive side.
Landreau Préférence Crémant de Loire, 2008, Loire, France 8.5
Made and aged in the same way as vintage Champagne, but from Loire grapes.
Llopart Reserva Brut Cava, 2013, Penedès, Spain 8.75
Produced by Spain’s oldest boutique Cava house. Still riddled by hand.
Bernard Lonclas Blanc De Blancs, NV, Champagne 54.25
No famous name, celebrity backing, marketing or big discounts. Just goodness.
Bernard Lonclas Cuvée Prestige, NV, Champagne, France 57.75
Bernard’s miraculouly good Cuvée Prestige. Two more miracles and he’d be canonised.
Soutiran Cuvée Alexandre 1er Cru Brut, NV, Champagne, France 62.25
Inherited by Alain and Roselyne from Gérard and Solange. We call this Alexandre the Great!
Soutiran Signature Grand Cru Brut, NV, Champagne, France 69.25
17 of Champagne’s 320 villages are Grands Crus. Treat yourself to one of the Top 12 per cent!
Soutiran Cuvée Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut, NV, Champagne, France 71.5
Sprinkle wild flower petals, crumbled fossils and grapefruit zest on the cold sea and jump in.
Soutiran Perle Noire Grand Cru Brut, NV, Champagne, France 78.25
Black pearls are extremely rare and beautiful. Snap. So is the rose gold-coloured Perle Noire.
Soutiran Rosé de Saignée Brut, NV, Champagne, France 78.5
This looks like it’s been made from blackberries, blood oranges and cherries. Tastes like it too.
By the bottle
Punctum Dulce Venganza Chardonnay, NV, Tierra de Castilla, Spain 6.5
Revenge has never tasted as sweet as this late-harvest, organic, biodynamic Chardonnay.
La Ligière Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, 2013, Rhône, France 9.75
Biodynamic, unctuous, voluptuous, rich, sexy, GSOH, NSA, WLTM. Swipe right.
Delaforce Quinta da Corte, 1987, Douro, Portugal 9.75
Plummy, mineral, impeccable. Considered a “sleeper”, but it has just woken up.
Fonseca Terra Prima Port, NV, Douro, Portugal 9
Over 100 varieties of grapes are sanctioned for port production. This one is the best.