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    Varieties: 100% Rkatsiteli.

    One of the oldest varieties in the world, and an indigenous grape to Georgia. Rkatsiteli is the most widely planted white grape in Georgia, and during the Soviet Union was one of the most widely planted white grapes in the world.

    Place of production: Rkatsiteli grapes are sourced from the microzones of Kardenakhi, Tibaani, Tsinandali, Gurjaani and Napareuli in the Kakheti region of Georgia. Kakheti is Georgia’s major (and best) wine producing region, found in the east of the country.

    Fermentation: After settling, the juice is fermented at a controlled temperature of 12/14°C in tanks, to ensure maximum fruit intensity and crispness.

    Tasting profile: This wine displays an apple and stewed fruit aroma typical for this variety, with a slightly sour taste combined with apple and honey flavours. Due to its excellent structure Rkatsiteli is often blended with weaker grapes to give more body and length.

    Food pairing: Rkatsiteli goes well with steamed trout, chicken, turkey and vegetable salads. 

    Awards:

    IWSC, London 2013 – Silver

    Decanter, London 2013 – Commended

    Georgian Valleys/Tbilvino
    2015
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    Type:
    White Wine
    0.75 l
    £9.99
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    Varieties: Rkatsiteli 80-90%, Mtsvane 10-20%

    Place of production: Tsinandali is Georgia’s most renowned controlled appellation for white wines, found in the Alazani Valley region of Kakheti. Tsinandali is a blend of Rkatsiteli grapes (for structure and body) and Mtsvane grapes (for fragrance). Grape bunches for this wine are specially selected for quality by the winery.

    Fermentation: The juice is fermented at a controlled temperature of 12/14°C in tanks to ensure maximum fruit intensity and crispness.

    Tasting profile: Tsinandali wine perfectly preserves the aroma typical to the Rkatsiteli and Mtsvane varieties. Flavours of fresh grapes, quince and wildflowers deliciously combine with long-lingering essences of oak and vanilla.

    Food pairing: Tsinandali goes well with light salads, grilled vegetables, chicken with citrus dressing, and steamed fish.

    Awards:

    IWSC, London 2013 – Bronze

    Decanter, London 2013 – Commend   

    Georgian Valleys/Tbilvino
    2015
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    Type:
    White Wine
    0.75 l
    £10.99
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    Variety: Rkatsiteli 100%

    This new wine from Tbilvino is produced in the 7000 year old “quevri method.” A quevri is a uniquely Georgian creation, a large subterranean clay jar, in which wines are fermented and matured on both skins and stems. This gives quevri wines a tannin structure approaching those of red wines, as well as a complexity of flavour and structure not found in other white wines.

    Place of production: Rkatsiteli grapes are sourced from the micro- zones of Kardenakhi, Tibaani, Tsinandali, Gurjaani and Napareuli in the Kakheti region of Georgia.

    Pressing: This Kakhetian traditional type of wine is not pressed off the skins until 2-3 months after primary fermentation.

    Fermentation: Wine must is fermented on stem, skin and seeds at a controlled temperature of 14/16°C.

    Maceration: Considerable amount of time is spent with the skins for post-ferment maceration which helps the phenolic nature of the wine transfer into finer, more complex structures.

    Tasting profile: Quevris wine offers a deep and rich bouquet of pine, pear and quince. The presence of ripe stems in the fermentation gives complex floral aromas. Flavours include apple and stewed fruit.

    Recommended with veal, mutton and barbeque. 

    Awards:

    IWSC London 2012 – Bronze    

    Georgian Valleys/Tbilvino
    2013
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    Type:
    White Wine
    0.75 l
    £12.98
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    Varieties: 80-90% Rkatsiteli, 10-20% Mtsvane

    Special Reserve signifies a premium wine from the Tbilvino portfolio. Special Reserve wines are produced in limited quantities of only a few thousands bottles, from well matured, fresh and high-quality grapes. Lengthy aging in oak barrels completes a range of wines with a unique taste and complexity.

    Place of Production: This wine is produced from specially selected grapes sourced from the renowned controlled appellation of Tsinandali in the Kakheti region of Georgia.

    Fermentation: After settling, the juice is fermented at 12/16°C to ensure maximum fruit intensity and crispness.

    Aging: 100% of wine goes into French oak barrels for 4-5 months to pick up a subtle amount of vanilla flavour and added complexity.

    Cellaring: Tsinandali Special Reserve is a robust wine suitable for longer cellaring.

    Tasting profile: The wine is characterized by a high intensity of colour, where the usual straw colour of Tsinandali is enriched with tints of gold. It is distinguished with aroma of caramel, vanilla and quince, and has a medium body.

    Food pairing: Tsinandali special reserve offers a dominant aroma of quince, is medium-bodied and rich in the mouth with a smooth finish. It matches well with light salads, grilled vegetables, chicken with citrus dressing and steamed fish. 

    Awards:

    Diploma at the Georgian National Wine Competition 2012 

    Georgian Valleys/Tbilvino
    2015
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    Type:
    White Wine
    0.75 l
    £18.99
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    It is with great pride that we bring you this Top Ten Chardonnay (Chardonnay du Monde, 2015).

    http://www.chardonnay-du-monde.com/HomeCdM.en.html

    Typically, a good source for Chardonnay, the Nyakas winery has produced a remarkably clean and pure Chardonnay with its 2014 vintage. 

    Fresh citrus aromas are complimented with a balanced palate that hints of spiced apple and lime. Full in the mouth and well-rounded with exceptional minerality.

    Voted one of the world's finest Chardonnays for a reason! 

    Nyakas
    2016
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    Type:
    White Wine
    0.75 l
    £9.99
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    Made from a native grape, Irsai Olivér is one of Hungary’s most instantly recognisable dry white wines. Known for its elderflower-aromatics, crispness, and juicy fruit-forward character. Crafted from handpicked grapes.
    In Hungary, the Nyakas Irsai Olivér has earned iconic wine status. It is popular among Hungary’s young professionals and readily consumed in Budapest’s trendy wine bars.
    Its lightness of touch makes it a perfect aperitif. It also accompanies Asian dishes, seafood, and salads very well. File next to Muscat.
     

    Nyakas
    2016
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    Type:
    White Wine
    0.75 l
    £9.99
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    From the Badacsony region in Balaton, the 'Friss' - which translates to 'Fresh' - is made from 100% Olaszrizling.

    Olaszrizling, also known as Welschriesling, is indigenous to the region. It is also the local grape of choice for Balaton's wine producers.

    Bence Laposa is no different, as he has built his reputation on this grape!
    His Olaszrizling is pure and clean with a bright yellow tone. Citrus notes dominate. On first sip, there's a hint of pineapple.This, then gives way to a mild spiciness. A complex yet easy drinking wine.

    All in all, an excellent introduction to the Laposa style. Good expression of the fruit (notes of, pear, apricot, and almond) and rich in minerality from the terroir (volcanic soil).

    Best served at 12-13 degrees as an aperitif, to salads, white meats and fish. But, it may be consumed as a spritzer, as well!

    Laposa
    2016
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    Type:
    White Wine
    0.75 l
    £9.99
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    A native grape, the Furmint is perhaps best known for producing the legendary dessert wine of Tokaj.
    However, more recently, Hungary’s winemakers have turned heads in the wine world by bottling the variety dry.
    The elegant and mineral-forward character of these wines have given wine critics cause to liken its potential to that of Chablis.

    For an introduction to the grape variety in its dry form, look no further than the Béres Dry Furmint.
    A fine entry-level wine that displays all the characteristics associated with the grape (i.e. apricot, chamomile, and fine minerality). 

    Béres
    2015
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    Type:
    White Wine
    0.75 l
    £9.99
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    Simply put, the 2015 Laposa Pinot Gris, or Szurkebarat in Hungarian, is a stunning wine. Alsatian in style, it is rich and complex.

    On the nose, it is slightly floral with notes of acacia. Aromas of peach and pear come to the fore. And, if left to breathe, a hint of honey and grapefruit also comes through.

    This is a medium to full bodied wine which displays good fruit and a refreshing acidity.

    Long on the finish, it is its minerality which makes this a truly special and unforgettable wine.

    All in all, a perfect marriage of the grape variety with the volcanic soil of the Badacsony Wine Region.

    Best served at 13-14 degrees. It pairs well with cheeses, light vegetable dishes, and pastas.

    Laposa
    2016
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    Type:
    White Wine
    0.75 l
    £10.99
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    A Mephisto Wines exclusive! We have teamed up with celebrity chef Atul Kochhar (Saturday Kitchen, Master Chef and Great British Menu) to release a Sauvignon Blanc that is both enjoyable on its own and food-friendly. In short, a classic example of the form and the ideal accompaniment to spicy dishes.

    Exclusive to Mephisto Wines, and the Michelin-Starred ‘Benares Restaurant and Bar’; the ‘Atul Kochhar Signature Label’ Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect amalgam of New Zealand and Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc. If your preference is for more minerality and less fruit, this wine will please. Greenish gold in colour, with notes of gooseberry and lime zest.
     

    Nyakas
    2016
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    Type:
    White Wine
    0.75 l
    £11.99
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    Touted as the next big thing by the trade, Rhine-Riesling has gained a lot of fans over recent years. But, putting trends aside, this is an extremely drinkable representation of the versatile grape. Its restrained aromatics ooze class, while in the mouth it is clean and full. Crafted from handpicked grapes.
    A perfect accompaniment to spicy Asian dishes.
     

    Nyakas
    2012
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    Type:
    White Wine
    0.75 l
    £11.99
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    The 'Laposa 4 Hegy' - or 'Laposa 4 Hills' in English - is a one of a kind Olaszrizling.

    It is made from grapes picked from vineyard plots situated on four extinct volcanic hills - Badacsony, Csobánc, Somló and Szent György-hegy.

    On the nose and palate, it is clean, has good fruit, and pleasant hints of mint and flint.

    Laposa has struck a perfect balance between acidity and minerality in this wine.

    Given the unique way in which this wine is made (i.e. 4 Hills in a bottle), it has now achieved iconic wine status in Hungary.

    Best served at 13-14 degrees. Pairs well with fish (e.g. pike-perch and sea fish), pasta dishes and grilled/barbecued white meats.

    Laposa
    2013
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    Type:
    White Wine
    0.75 l
    £12.49
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    An ancient Hungarian grape variety. Juhfark, or 'Sheep's Tail' in English, is named after the appearance of the grape bunch.

    It is prone to mildew, so it needs a lot of attention to prevent the disease cropping up. As a grape, it has a fairly neutral flavour profile and benefits from calcareous and volcanic soils.

    As a result, it produces a wine which is extraordinarily rich in minerality. Due to its good acidity, it is also a wine that ages well.

    Moreover, it is the signature grape of Somlo (the smallest winemaking region in Hungary) a solitary hill rising 431 metres above sea level that is the last in a chain of volcanic hills (evidence of the seismic activity of the past).

    Laposa's Juhfark is made in the region of Somlo from 100% Juhfark. It is pale yellow in colour with notes of honey and apple. Once allowed to breathe, it displays the unmistakeable characteristics of Somlo!

    We recommend it with cabbage, midly spiced dill dishes and goat's cheese.

     

    Laposa
    2013
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    Type:
    White Wine
    0.75 l
    £13.49
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    Kéknyelű translates to 'blue stalk'. An indigenous grape, it was once widely planted throughout Hungary.

    But, due to its extremely temperamental nature and tiny yields (it is cultivated in the ancient style with male and female grapevines) it came close to disappearing altogether during Communist times.

    It is now found almost exclusively on the north shores of Lake Balaton - where very small quantities of this remarkably unique wine are produced.

    Laposa's Keknyelu is a single vineyard wine. It is delicately perfumed and refined and has a real sense of place.

    The characteristics of the Badacsony region are unmistakable in this wine - it is light, complex, rich in minerality, clean and pure.

    100% Keknyelu and the very definition of a Terroir wine!

    Laposa, the winemaker, describes his Keknyelu as "Versatile and special. Serious yet graceful. In other words, a true gentleman"

    Laposa
    2016
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    Type:
    White Wine
    0.75 l
    £13.49
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    Malvazija Istriana is now recognized as the leading Istrian grape variety and one of Croatia's most widely planted varieties.
    This Malvazija is full-bodied and balanced. It is exceptionally fresh with good minerality. And, has good fruit and a spicy bite to it.
    The terraced vineyards where the grapes are grown are planted on several positions, all between 250 and 400 meters high.
    “Light, lifted and fresh grassy style with moderate intensity of floral hay, pure yellow citrus fruit and herbal tones. Expressive, structured and well priced”.

    Benvenuti
    2016
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    Type:
    White Wine
    0.75 l
    £14.00
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    Quite simply one of Hungary's finest Harslevelus. This is a stunning dry white from Tokaj. Made entirely from Harslevelu (one of Tokaj's most noteworthy grape varieties).

    It comes from a 2 hectare single vineyard called "Barakonyi". Fermented in 220L Hungarian oak barrels (2-3 years in age), using native yeast strains.

    Then aged for 6 months with 5 months on the lees. Silky, well-rounded, and harmonious. It has pleasant notes of honey and stoned fruits and wonderful minerality.

    Its finish is exceptionally long. This is one of those wines that stays on the mind.

     

    Tokaj Nobilis
    2015
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    Type:
    White Wine
    0.75 l
    £15.99
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    “Top White“ Award Winner at “Pannon Bormustra” in Hungary, 2013
    (Judging Panel: Tim Atkin MW, Isa Bal MS, and Stephen D. Tanzer)

    A high quality Tokaji Furmint bottled dry. Made from carefully selected single vineyard grapes from the winery’s oldest vineyard - “Lőcse”.

    An elegant wine with good minerality and acidity. Aged in oak for 8 months. A wine with great ageing potential.

    Béres
    2013
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    Type:
    White Wine
    0.75 l
    £17.00
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    A fragrant and floral blend of Chardonnay (55%), (German) Riesling (40%), and Muscat Ottonel (5%).

    Nose: floral with herbs, a hint of citrus and grape notes.

    Palate: vibrant with refreshing acidity and fine minerality with a surprisingly long finish.

    A very well-balanced wine with structure – almost akin to Sauvignon Blanc.

    The Serena is in part organic, and will be completely organic for the next vintage. It is made entirely from free run juice. And has been fermented at controlled temperature levels in stainless steel - with 5 months of battonage.

    Malatinszky
    2013
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    Type:
    White Wine
    0.75 l
    £13.00