2020 Wine Offers

Note

  • Offers are for HMWS Members only
  • Minimum order is 12 bottles which can be mixed (multiples of six)
  • Wine CollectionsFridays 10 am – 12 noon & 4 – 6.30 pm

Ian Botwright’s Contact Details

  1. The Garth, Littlethorpe Rd, Ripon, North Yorks, HG4 1TZ . Mobile is 07983 553837
  2. Units 4 & 6, Leeds, LS25 6NS

June 2020

2. Fells June Offer

  1. Henriot Blanc de Blanc NV Champagne, France – £171.56 (£28.60 per bottle)
  2. Bouchard Père & Fils Mâcon-Lugny Saint-Pierre 2017 Burgundy – £60.57 (£10.09 per bottle)
  3. Bouchard Père & Fils Pouilly-Fuissé 2017 Burgundy – £90.06 (£15 per bottle)
  4. Bouchard Père & Fils Pinot Noir La Vignée 2018 Burgundy, France – £64.47 (£10.74 per bottle)
  5. Torres Estelado Rosé NV Maule Valley, Chile – £52.77 (£8.79 per bottle)
  6. Torres Santa Digna Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Central Valley, Chile – £43.00 (£7.17 per bottle)
  7. Torres Santa Digna Merlot 2017 Central Valley, Chile – £43.00 (£7.17 per bottle)
  8. Warwick First Lady Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Western Cape, South Africa – £44.97 (£7.49 per bottle)
  9. Warwick First Lady Chardonnay 2019 Western Cape, South Africa – £44.97 (£7.49 per bottle)
  10. Warwick First Lady Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Western Cape – £44.97 (£7.49 per bottle)
  11. Renato Ratti Nebbiolo Langhe Ochetti 2017 Piedmonte, Italy – £77.18 (£12.86 per bottle)
  12. Grahams Six Grapes Reserve Port – £52.77 (£8.79 per bottle)
  13. Graham’s Ten Year Old Tawny Port – £72.90 (£12.15 per bottle)
  14. Graham’s Quinta dos Malvedos 2006 Vintage Port – £107.21 (£17.87 per bottle)

Prices shown are per case of six 75cl bottles inclusive of duty, VAT & delivery. The offer ends on Sunday 21 June

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1. Summer Wine: Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc – (Armit)

There is an enduring appeal of good Marlborough Sauvignon, never more so than when the sun is shining. Astrolabe uses cooler subzones to make a leaner, more vibrant style than most. This is a versatile, delicious wine that offers incredibly good value for money.

Bob Campbell MW, the leading voice on New Zealand wines, describes Astrolabe as “New Zealand’s leading Sauvignon Blanc maker”, and praises the 2018 Province highly: he gave it 95 points, claiming that it “delivers everything I expect from Marlborough sauvignon…and more!”. – Armit Wines

Astrolabe Province Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Price: £161 per 12 bottles duty & Vat paid and delivered

“Bright, fresh and concentrated sauvignon blanc with punchy regional and varietal favours including capsicum, nettle, gooseberry, melon and subtle passionfruit. A deliciously accessible wine that delivers everything I expect from Marlborough sauvignon… and more. Drink 2018-2022.”
95 points, Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review

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May 2020

11. La Rioja Alta Selection Boxes: Last Chance to Buy

“La Rioja Alta are one of the oldest bodegas in Rioja, and a bastion of fine wine. They are known for producing traditional styles of Rioja, ageing wines in American oak from their own cooper, and of the last few producers to rack all their reds by hand and candlelight.

Today, we are delighted to offer you two crafted selection boxes. The first is a selection of the Estate’s best-known wines from the most recent vintages. The second is a true rarity, a vertical of the beloved Viña Ardanza which includes 1989 and 2000, vintages that have all but disappeared from the world, and the legendary 2001 Reserva Especial which James Suckling described as a “unique wine that everyone should try once”, giving it 97 points.

Limited availability, contact us at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.” – Armit Wines

1. La Rioja Alta Rio Oja Box

Includes: Viña Ardanza ‘Selección Especial’ Rioja Reserva 2010, ‘904’ Rioja Gran Reserva 2010, Viña Arana Rioja Gran Reserva 2012. 3x75cl in wooden case. £92.40 

  • Viña Ardanza ‘Selección Especial’ Rioja Reserva 2010
    “Exceptional”
    95 Points, Luiz Gutiérrez, the Wine Advocate
  • ‘904’ Rioja Gran Reserva 2010
    “A legend in the making”
    96+ Points, Luiz Gutiérrez, the Wine Advocate
  • Viña Arana Rioja Gran Reserva 2012
    Platinum Medal,
    97 Points, Decanter World Wine Awards 2019

2. La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Vintage Box

Includes: Viña Ardanza Reserva 1989, Viña Ardanza Reserva 2000, Viña Ardanza Reserva 2001. 3x75cl in a wooden case. £262.68 

  • Viña Ardanza Reserva 1989
    “In the prime of life”
    17.5/20, Richard Hemming MW, jancisrobinson.com
  • Viña Ardanza Reserva 2000
    “Spot on”
    17.5/20, Richard Hemming MW, jancisrobinson.com
  • Viña Ardanza Reserva 2001
    “Long, subtle, elegant”
    17.5/20, Richard Hemming MW, jancisrobinson.com

10. “Outside The Box Rosé” (Armit Wines)

  • Agricola Tiberio Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo 2018

Normally £74.69 per six bottles
Offer price: £56.40 per six bottles

Cersasuolo d’Abruzzo is a very traditional style of Rosato from Abruzzo, using high-altitude plantings to produce this deep-coloured wine. This wine made by Abruzzese icons Tiberio is a perfect example, praised as “precise and seamless” by Ian d’Agata of Vinous who awarded it 92 points. fact, we will be chatting to winemaker Cristiana on Instagram Live tomorrow at 4pm, so tune in to learn more!

  • Fattoria Le Pupille Rosamati 2018

Normally £80.95 per six bottles
Offer price: £70.81 per six bottles

Rosamati is 100% Syrah from Tuscany, produced by pioneering Maremma producer Fattoria Le Pupille. Owner Elisabetta was among the first to take Syrah seriously in the region and makes this delightfully pale and mineral yet gastronomic wine in tiny quantities.. The grapes are sourced from two parcels, some of which goes on to produce one of their most expensive reds, and was given 90 points by Monica Larner of The Wine Advocate.

  • Biancavigna Cuvée 1931 Brut Spumante Rosa NV

Normally £68.12 per six bottles
Offer price: £58.80 per six bottles

Last but not least, pink Prosecco is an emerging category that has already created a buzz among more engaged drinkers, even if not technically allowed in the appellation yet! Biancavigna have made a terroir-driven example with longer lees ageing, low residual sugar, and 5% local Pinot Noir for colour and complexity. All in eco-friendly lighter bottles!

The offer ends on Sunday 24 May

9. Rioja Gran Reserva 904 Library Offer – (Armit Wines)

  • Consistently one of the most impressive Riojas” – Richard Hemming MW, jancisrobinson.com
  • My favourite wine from La Rioja Alta” – Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate

The Gran Reserva 904 from La Rioja Alta is consistently one of the best value fine wines on the market. One of the reasons for this is its ability to age gracefully for an immensely long period of time. Today we are offering you the chance to skip a couple of decades and taste this incredible wine from two library vintages: 2000 and 1997.  Both these wines are at their absolute peak and are a joy to open. Drinking perfectly-aged wine is a truly unique experience that is so often limited to those who secured top-class wines upon release and have the patience to leave them alone – no mean feat, particularly for one so delicious as the Gran Reserva 904. These two vintages come directly from the Rioja Alta cellars, where they have been stored for the past twenty years in perfect conditions, exactly as the winemaker intended. Quantities are limited and offered on a first come first served basis. – Armit Wines

La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2000

£374 per 6 bottles in bond

  • “Sexy, oak-spiced aromas of raspberry, cherry compote and pipe tobacco. […] Closes sweet and long, with resonating spiciness, supple tannins and a whiplash of vanillin oak.” – Josh Reynolds, Vinous
  • “Delicate notes of ripe plums, raisins and candied fruits against a cinnamon, clove and chocolate background.” – Julio Saenz, Head Winemaker

La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 1997

£374 per 6 bottles in bond

  • “Seductively perfumed nose offers a complex bouquet of dried cherry, vanilla, cola, potpourri, smoky minerals and cedar. […] Becomes deeper and riper on the impressively long, sweet, lightly chewy finish” – Josh Reynolds, Vinous
  • “Lovely evolution and freshness. Sinewy and like a refreshing poultice on the palate somehow. Camomile aromas and real delicacy. Bravo!” Jancis Robinson MW, Jancisrobinson.com

Expected delivery in June.

8. Fells Bin Ends  Orders: 3 cases

  1. Torres De Casta Rosado 2017 6/75cl screw cap – £32.00 (Orders: Lee 1 case)
  2. Torres Chile Cordillera Carignan 2014 6/75 – £53.00 (Orders: Botwright 1 case, Lee 1 case, Shore 1 case) Sold out
  3. Torres Magdala Brandy 6/70cl – £96.00
  4. Tyrrell’s Part & Parcel Hunter White 2015 6/75 – £35.00
  5. Jean Leon 3055 Pinot Noir Rose 2016 6/75cl ( Organic) – £35.00 (Orders: Lee 1 case) Sold out
  6. Ricasoli Albia White 2017 6/75cl – £38.00 Orders: Lee 1 case)
  7. Chakana Rose 2017 6/75 – £45.00
  8. Chakana Estate Syrah 2014 6/75 Organic – £42.00
  9. Chakana Estate Syrah 2015 6/75 Organic – £45.00
  10. Chakana Estate White Blend (organic) 2015 6/75 – £42.00 Orders: Lee 1 case)
  11. Seifried Old Coach Road Sauvignon Blanc (Light) 2016 6/75 – £46.00
  12. JFW Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Sauv Blanc 2014 6/75 – £50.00
  13. JFW Cambria Katherine’s Chardonnay 2013 6/75 – £50.00
  14. JFW La Crema Monterey Chardonnay 2014 6/75 – £57.00
  15. JFW Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Riesling 2015 6/75 – £57.00
  16. JFW Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Syrah 2014 6/75 – £50.00
  17. JFW Cambria Tepusquet Syrah 2014 6/75 – £50.00
  18. Wente Vineyards Estate Grown Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc 2015 6/75cl – £54.00
  19. Wente Vineyards Estate Grown Morning Fog Chardonnay 2016 6/75cl – £61.00
  20. Hugel Classic Pinot Blanc 2011 3/150 – £60.00
  21. Vergelegen Premium Sauv Bl, Cab Sauv/Merlot ,Chard each 4/75cl – £72.00 Orders: Lee 1 case, McFarlane 1 case Sold out

Quantities are limited.

7. Barbadillo Sherry & Graham’s White Port – (Fells)

  1. 6x75cl Barbadillo Manzanilla Extra Dry Sherry NV Jerez, Spain – £40.00
  2. 6x75cl Barbadillo Fino Pale Dry Sherry NV Jerez, Spain – £40.00
  3. 6x75cl Barbadillo Amontillado Medium Sherry NV Jerez, Spain – £45.00
  4. 6x75cl Barbadillo Pale Cream Sherry NV Jerez, Spain – £45.00
  5. 6x75cl Barbadillo Cream Sherry NV Jerez, Spain – £45.00
  6. 6x75cl Barbadillo Oloroso Sherry NV Jerez, Spain – £45.00
  7. 6x75cl Barbadillo Pedro Ximénez NV Jerez, Spain – £57.00
  8. 12 x 37.5cl Barbadillo “Pastora” En Rama and 15 x 150g tins – Perello Gordal Olives – £86.00
  9. 6 x 75cl Graham’s Blend No.5 White Port and 24 x 200ml bottle – Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water – £112.00
Offer ends Sunday 24 May 

6. Torres Premium Wines For Spring – (Fells) Orders 4 cases

  1. Torres Gran Viña Sol 2018, Penedés, Spain – £45.00 (Orders: Bexon 1 case)
  2. Torres Sangre de Toro Reserva 2015, Catalunya, Spain – £53.00 Orders: Bexon 1 case)
  3. Torres Gran Coronas 2015, Penedés, Spain – £57.00 (Orders: Durrant 1 case, Bexon 1 case))
  4. Torres Salmos 2016, Priorat, Spain – £99.00
  5. Torres Celeste 2016, Ribera del Duero, Spain – £65.00

Prices are per case of six 75cl bottles inclusive of duty, Vat & delivery

5. Mongrana 2017 – (Armit Wines)

 

Mongrana 2017 is made by pioneering Super-Tuscan estate Querciabella. It is made from vines out in the Maremma, which have been farmed biodynamically since its inception in 2000. In fact, this plot was a chance to experiment with different sustainable techniques before they were rolled out to Querciabella’s original vines in Chianti. Today, it offers one of the best value wines in Tuscany with all of Querciabella’s meticulous attention to detail and winemaking skill at a very reasonable price point. On top of all that it is certified vegan and organic, and is farmed using a groundbreaking biodynamic method free from any animal products.

A blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon, harvested by hand and matured for 10 months in cement and stainless steel, this is a juicy, moreish take on the Super-Tuscan formula.

Mongrana 2017 – £158.00 duty, VAT & delivery paid per 12 bottles (Orders: Pratt 1 case)

4. Red Wines For Spring – (Fells) Orders 7 cases

  1. Symington Family Estates Altano Douro Red 2017, Douro Valley Portugal – £43.00
  2. Symington Family Estates Altano Reserva Douro Red 2016, Douro Valley Portugal – £57.00
  3. Torres Coronas 2016, Penedés, Spain – £47.00
  4. Guigal Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2016, Rhône, France – £49.00 (Orders: Bexon 2 cases, Shore 2 cases)
  5. Bouchard Père & Fils Pinot Noir La Vignée 2018, Burgundy, France – £65.00
  6. Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico 2018, Tuscany – £73.00
  7. Tedeschi Lucchine Valpolicella 2018, Veneto, Italy – £73.00
  8. Torres La Causa Cinsault 2015, Itata Valley, Chile – £53.00 Orders: Shore 1 case
  9. Torres Pais 2016, Itata Valley, Chile – £53.00 (Orders: Scullion 1 case, Orders: Lee 1 case, Shore 1 case)
  10. Vergelegen Premium Cabernet Merlot 2013, South Africa – £49.00 (Orders: McFarlane 1 case)
  11. Chakana Atorrante Malbec 2018, Argentina – £42.00
  12. Wente Beyer Ranch Zinfandel 2016, California – £61.00
  13. Wente Sandstone Merlot 2016, California – £61.00
  14. La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir 2017 California – £86.00
Prices are per case of six 75cl bottles inclusive of duty, VAT & delivery

3. White Wines For Spring – (Fells) Orders: 12 cases

  1. Symington Family Estates Altano White 2018, Douro Valley, Portugal – £45(Orders: Scullion 1 case, Coral 1 case)
  2. Bouchard Père & Fils Mâcon-Lugny Saint-Pierre 2018, Burgundy – £61
  3. William Fèvre Petit Chablis 2017, Chablis – £77
  4. William Fèvre Domaine Chablis 2018, Chablis – £88
  5. Guigal Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2017, Rhone, France – £49*
  6. Torres Viña Esmeralda 2018,  Catalunya, Spain – £42
  7. Torres Pazo das Bruxas Albarino 2018, Rias Baixas – £57 Orders: Scullion 1 case, Bexon 1 case))
  8. Torres La Causa Moscatel 2016, Itata Valley,Chile – £45 (Orders: Lee 1 case)
  9. Wente Morning Fog Chardonnay 2018, California – £61 (Orders: Lee 1 case, Coral 1 case)
  10. Kendall Jackson Vintners Reserve Chardonnay 2017, California, USA – £69
  11. Vergelegen Premium Sauvignon Blanc 2018, South Africa – £49* (Orders: Bexon 1 case, McFarlane 1 case)
  12. Yalumba Samuel’s Collection Viognier 2017 Eden Valley – £63 (Orders: Lee 1 case, Durrant 1 case)
  13. Yalumba Wild Ferments Pinot Grigio 2019, South Australia – £53 Orders: Scullion 1 case)
  14. Yalumba Wild Ferments Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Limestone Coast, Australia – £53

Prices shown are per case of six 75cl bottles inclusive of duty, VAT & delivery. (*Star Buys)

2. 2018 Pazo de Seoane – (Armit)

Armit Wines has launched a campaign offering consumers special pricing for a selection of La Rioja Alta’s wines to keep spirits up during this difficult time. This will be supported by social media posts and bespoke artwork from the producer.

2018 Pazo de Seoane

List price: £143 per 12 bottles
Offer Price: £122 per 12 bottles

“Plenty of loquat and freshly squeezed yellow apples, as well as thyme and rosemary. Medium body, really driven acidity and a zesty finish. So much tangy fruit here that really makes your mouth water. Drink now.” 
91 Points, James Suckling

(Orders: Coral 2 cases, Pratt 2 cases. Minimum HMWS order should be 5 cases)

1. Rosé Wines For Spring – (Fells. Friday 1 May to Monday 25 May) 4 cases ordered

  1. Miguel Torres Chile, Santa Digna Rosé 2018 Central Valley, Chile – £44.00 Orders: Bexon 1 case
  2. Familia Torres Spain, Vina Esmeralda Rosé 2018 Catalunya, Spain – £42.00
  3. Ricasoli, Albia Rosé 2018 Tuscany, Italy – £55.00
  4. Warwick First Lady Rosé, 2018 Western Cape, S Africa – £45.00 (Orders: Lee 1 case, Coral 1 case, McFarlane 1 case)
  5. Yalumba Wild Ferments Rosé 2019, Barossa Valley, Australia – £53.00

Prices are per case of six 75cl bottles inclusive of duty, VAT & delivery

April 2020

8. The Bancroft Wines Organic Case

At Bancroft Wines we specialise in finding exciting organic wines from around the world from growers who have a deep respect for their environment and a passion for creating remarkably individual wines. To showcase our range, we have put together a mixed organic case for you with some crisp whites and elegant reds, a delicate rosé and an energetic Italian sparkling wine.

x2 bottles of each: 
2018 Côtes du Rhône Réserve Grand Veneur
2018 Riesling Trocken Schwarztrauber
2018 Rosat Herència Altés
2015 Les Piliers de Maison Blanche
2016 Carmenere Nuevo Mundo Estate
NV Spumante Ekuò Cielo e Terre

The case of 12 bottles is offered at £171.00 including home delivery

A refreshing blend of local grape varieties, including Roussane and Viognier, Domaine Grand Veneur’s Côtes du Rhône Réserve Blanc has a bouquet of stone fruits and flowers with white peach flavours and a mineral finish – ideal with hearty salads and seafood. Fans of crisp whites will also love Schwarztrauber’s award winning dryRiesling from the Pfalz region of Germany with its zippy citrus flavours. A fine mineral finish and a squeeze of lime makes it the perfect refresher on a bright summer evening. Just as attractive, the Herència Altés rosé from Spain’s wild Terra Alta region has a bright salmon pink colour and a delicate floral bouquet. Old Garnacha vines give this classic an extra layer on the palate. Delicate strawberry and raspberry flavours combine with lovely wild herb notes, a great combination with dried meats and local cheeses.

Château Maison Blanche Les Piliers de Maison Blanche from Montagne-Saint-Emilion is a refined blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. From the excellent 2015 vintage, it also has the advantage of some bottle maturity.  Aromas of cassis and dark berry fruits lead to a rounded palate with supple blackberry and plum flavours and a delicate spice note. Moving to Chile, the Maipo Valley is one of the best places to grow vines in the world and this is where the De Martino family started their now-famousNuevo Mundo winery. They produce several single varietal wines including this lovelyCarmenere which has notes of red pepper and spice on the nose and vibrant red berry fruits on the palate.

Lastly, the Ekuò Spumante by Cielo e Terre, is a delightful blend of Garganega and Trebbiano from grapes grown around Verona and Padua. A dry fizz with a lively mousse, it has a floral bouquet with fresh green apple and pear flavours. The winery has an altruistic approach, donating 5% of their profits to charity which has funded various projects around the world including water wells in Sierre Leone – bubbles with a conscience, and it’s absolutely delicious.

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7. Ten Star Buys From Armit Wines (25 April)

As we continue working in this new challenging environment, we at Armit Wines will continue to help you by supplying quality wines that offer great value. Here is an updated list of our top 10 lockdown wines ready for delivery now, offering more than just value. – Armit Wines

1.2018 Princesse Viognier, Vignals, South of France 

£7.00 per bottle – Floral, lime blossom and stone fruit aromas with fresh apple blossom notes, good weight and a hint of richness on a well-balanced palate.

2. 2016 Spitting Spider Chardonnay, Dowie Doole, McLaren Vale 

£7.00 per bottle – Refreshing unoaked Chardonnay. Pale straw in colour this wine displays vibrant aromas of green apple, peach and lemon zest.

3. 2018 Hauts du Canalet Vieilles Vignes Rosé, Robert Vic, South of France 

£5.98 per bottle – This pale Rosé is delightful fruity in style with a dry finish. Easy drinking Spring rose suitable for parties, light buffets and by the glass quaffing.

4. 2018 Eguia Tempranillo, Bodegas Muriel, Rioja

£7.17 per bottle – Fruity, soft and juicy example of quaffing Rioja, no oak aging, so ready to drink now, great with pasta, charcuterie and simply on its own.

5. NV Prosecco Frizzante, Biancavigna, Veneto 

£8.80 per bottle – Prosecco has a lighter, finer mousse which makes it the perfect wine for an aperitive. In the glass you’ll find delicious aromas of white stone fruit and golden apple with lively acidity to refresh your palate.

6. 2018 Paper Road Sauvignon BlancBorthwick Vineyards, Wairarapa 

£9.39 per bottle – This North Island Sauvignon marries the variety’s typical zesty, grassy aroma to real texture and succulence. Green apple and passion fruit flavours turn crisp and mineral on the finish.

7. 2015 Arenoso, Alto Valle Cabernet Franc, TintoNegro, Mendoza 

£9.46 per bottle – In the Uco Valley, at 4,000’ elevation, the top soils are very rocky with high levels of limestone. This creates a unique expression of Cabernet Franc, with intense floral aroma, bright red fruit flags and chalky minerality.

8. 2018 Rosé, Dowie Doole, McLaren Vale 

£11.08 per bottle – This unique provencal inspired rose is dry, fresh and crisp with exceptional depth of flavour and vibrant acidity. A lifted bouquet of vibrant fruits, consisting of strawberries, tangerine, pink grape fruit and orange peel.

9. 2018 Sancerre, Fernand Girard, Loire 

£11.62 per bottle – This wine is everything one hopes for when thinking about Sancerre: it is bright, lively, pleasantly aromatic, has zippy acidity but low astringency. It is a wonderful food wine that is as versatile as it is easy to drink.

10. 2016 Corralillo Pinot Noir Organic, Matetic Vineyards, San Antonio Valley 

£11.09 per bottle – Corralillo Pinot Noir is an intense red colour, with aromas of red fruit, strawberries and raspberries and some blueberries, along with subtle spice notes that are distinctive in this variety. The palate is rich, with elegant, soft tannins, vibrant acidity and a long, juicy finish. (90 Points – Wine Advocate)

Cases contain 6 bottles. Minimum order is 12 bottles which can be mixed

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6. Digby Brut NV (Armit Wines)

Digby is one of the most critically celebrated producers of English Sparkling Wine. Their calling card, the NV Brut has added its fair share to the trophy cabinet, most recently taking a Gold at Wine GB 2019 and a Platinum at Decanter 2018. We are offering a discounted price with the assistance of the producer, saving £1.50 per bottle.

Digby Fine English is named after Sir Kenelm Digby, an eccentric 17th-century gentleman, part-time pirate, and inventor of the modern wine bottle. His legacy of passion and vivacity lives on in these world-class wines, which are made by Dermot Sugrue, whom Steven Spurrier proclaimed “the best winemaker in England”. The Non-Vintage Brut is producer using the Champagne method with a roughly even split of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier. The aim of the wine is to express the UK’s unique terroir, using vines from the best plots hand-picked for their superior chalk, greensand, and clay soils.

Digby Non Vintage Brut

Normally £149.16 per 6 bottles
Now £137.28 per 6 bottles duty paid

“Toasty, nutty and biscuity on the nose with some evolution evident. The palate is generous but maintains tension with bright acidity, precise green apple fruit and savoury marine notes. Long and intense on the finish.” – Armit Wines
97 Points, Decanter World Wine Awards 2018

5. Vintage Port & Aged Tawny (Fells)

VINTAGE PORT

  1. GRAHAM’S Q. dos Malvedos 2006 Single Quinta Vintage Port. Available with Wooden Gift Box – £107.22 per case of six 75cl. bottles
  2. GRAHAM’S Crusted 2013. Available with Gift Carton – £77.19 per case of six 75cl. bottles
  3. DOW’S Q. do Bomfim 2006 Single Quinta Vintage Port. Available with Wooden Gift Box – £107.22 per case of six 75cl. bottles
  4. WARRE’S Q. da Cavadinha 2004 Single Quinta Vintage Port. Available with Wooden Gift Box. £120.09 per case of six 75cl. bottles
  5. WARRE’S Bottle Matured LBV 2007. Available with Wooden Gift Box. £85.77 per case of six 75cl. bottles (Orders: Kraam 1 case)
  6. SMITH WOODHOUSE, Madalena 2005, Single Quinta Vintage Port, £98.64 per case of six 75cl. bottles (Orders: Kraam 1 case)
Total 2 cases (Ordered 20/4/20)

AGED TAWNY

Each 6x75cl case costs £187.29 and contains:

  1. (2 x) Graham’s 10yo (2)
  2. Graham’s 20yo (2)
  3. Graham’s 30yo (1)
  4. Graham’s 40yo (1)

4. Two From La Rioja Alta – (Armit)

La Rioja Alta is a bastion of Spanish wine, and a globally celebrated producer. Best known for their Gran Reservas 890 and 904, they also produce some of the best-value Rioja available at a more accessible price point – Viña Alberdi Reserva and Finca San Martin Crianza.
Alberdi is produced in La Rioja Alta’s characteristic traditional style, with seasoned American barrels, extended ageing, and racking by hand and by candlelight every six months. On the other hand, Finca San Martin is an innovative ‘chateau concept’ wine from the chalk soils of Rioja Alavesa at Torre de Oña, made in a more modern style with French oak, a fuller and brighter wine.

  1. Vina Alberdi Rioja Reserva 2014
    List Price: £177.41per 12 bottles. Offer Price: £151.80 per 12 bottles 

          “Plenty of balsamic and smoky notes, incense and cigar ash, smoke and spice.” 90 points, Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate

  1. Finca San Martin Rioja Crianza 2016
    List Price: £127.20 per 12 bottles. Offer Price: £105.60 per 12 bottles.

  2. “Red berries and spices […] silky and harmonious, with fine tannins”
    91 points, Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate

3. PASTORA MANZANILLA & OLIVES PROMOTION – (Fells)

Buy 12 x 37.5cl Barbadillo “Pastora” Manzanilla En Rama at £88 and receive 15 x 150g tins of Perello Gordal Olives worth £2.95 a can free

(Orders: Botwright 1 case, Goldsmith 1 case))

Total 2 cases (Ordered 20/4/20)

2. Mixed Case Offers From Michael Robins Of Jeroboams

Michael Robins with Jane Hunter in Harrogate in 2017

“As we are now all hunkered down at home for the next month or so (please be less) We at Jeroboams Trade thought it might be an idea to offer all our wonderful customers a choice of mixed cases of wine for you to enjoy at home during this lockdown. Each case contains 12 bottles and has been chosen as the best example for that case. Each selection contains two bottles of each wine… as one bottle is never enough! – Michael Robins, Trade Director, Jeroboams

A. Your New World Wine Selection

  1. 2018 Villiera Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch, South Africa x 2bts
  2. 2019 Hunter’s Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand x 2bts
  3. 2017 Napa Cellars Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California, USA x 2bts
  4. 2016 Nga Waka, Pinot Noir, Martinborough, New Zealand x 2bts
  5. 2017 Melipal Malbec, Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina x 2bts
  6. 2017 Moss Wood Estate ‘Amy’s Blend’, Margaret River, Western Australia x 2bts

Total INC VAT & DELIVERY £163.90 per case of 12 bottles

B. Your Sparkling Wine Selection

  1. N.V. Laytons Brut Reserve, Epernay, Champagne, France x 2bts
  2. N.V. Harrow & Hope Brut Reserve, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England x 2bts
  3. 2017 Dominio de la Vega, Cava ‘Expression’ Brut, , Utiel-Requena, Spain x 2bts
  4. 2018 Bortolin Angelo Extra Dry, Prosecco Superiore, Valdobbiadene, Italy x 2bts
  5. N.V. Hunter’s ‘MiruMiru’ Brut, Marlborough, New Zealand x 2bts
  6. N.V. Cremant de Limoux Rosé, Château Martinolles, France x 2bts

Total INC VAT & DELIVERY £196.9 per case of 12 bottles

C. Your Best of France Selection (Part 1)

  1. 2018 Picpoul de Pinet, ‘La Viste’, Côteaux du Languedoc, France x 2bts
  2. 2018 Touraine Sauvignon Blanc, Domaine de Marcé, Loire Valley, France x 2bts
  3. 2018 Domaine de Castelnau, ‘Les Ronces; Chardonnay,  IGP Pays d’Oc, France x 2bts
  4. 2018 Comte de Baulieu, Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France x 2bts
  5. 2018 Beaujolais-Villages, Domaine Sermezy, Beaujolais, France x 2bts
  6. 2018 ‘M’ Grand Malbec, IGP Pays d’Oc, France x 2bts

Total INC VAT & DELIVERY £109.99 per case of 12 bottles

D. Your Best of France Selection (Part 2)

  1. 2018 Sancerre Blanc, Domaine La Clef du Recit, Loire Valley, France x 2bts
  2. 2017 St Véran, Château de Fuissé, Mâconnais, France x 2bts
  3. 2019 Whispering Angel Rosé, Château d’Esclans, Côtes de Provence, France x 2bts
  4. 2017 Givry, ‘Le Crezot’ Monopole, Domaine Masse Père et Fils, Côte Chalonnaise, France x 2bts
  5. 2018 Fleurie, Domaine Sermezy, Beaujolais, France x 2bts
  6. 2014 Les Allées de Cantemerle, 2nd Wine of Château Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc, France x 2bts

Total INC VAT & DELIVERY £220 per case of 12 bottles

E. Your From Italy with Love Selection (Episode 1)

  1. 2018 Bortolin Angelo Extra Dry, Prosecco Superiore, Valdobbiadene, Italy x 2bts
  2. 2018 La Bioca ‘Ariss’ Roero Arneis, Langhe, Piedmont, Italy x 2bts
  3. 2018 Soave, Gianni Tessari, Veneto, Italy x 2bts
  4. 2018 Barbera d’Asti, Luca Bosio, Piedmont, Italy x 2bts
  5. 2016 Rosso Maniero, IGT Colli della Toscana Centrale, Panzano, Tuscany, Italy x 2bts
  6. 2017 Apassitivo Primitivo, Paolo Leo, Puglia, Italy x 2bts

Total INC VAT & DELIVERY £138.60 per case of 12 bottles

F. Your From Italy with Love Selection (Episode 2)

  1. 2018 Bortolin Angelo Extra Dry, Prosecco Superiore, Valdobbiadene, Italy x 2bts
  2. 2018 Soave, Classico Cru ‘Monte Tenda’ Gianni Tessari, Veneto, Italy x 2bts
  3. 2017 La Bioca, ‘Bissia’, Chardonnay, Langhe, Piedmont, Italy x 2bts
  4. 2017 Nebbiolo d’Alba, ‘Stërmà’, La Bioca, Piedmont, Italy x 2bts
  5. 2017 Chianti Classico, Castello dei Rampolla, Panzano, Tuscany, Italy x 2bts
  6. 2015 Vigna Traverso, Schioppettino di Propetto, Colli Orientali del Friuli,  Italy x 2bts

Total INC VAT & DELIVERY £217.80 per case of 12 bottles

G. Your Wine Selection from team’s favourite wines

  1. 2018 Gianni Tessari, Pinot Grigio, DOC Venezie, Italy (Christopher’s Favorite) x 2bts
  2. 2016 Bodegas Ortega Ezquerro Crianza, Tudelilla, Rioja, Spain (Christopher’s Favorite) x 2bts
  3. 2019 Ciro Bianco, Fattoria San Francesco, Calabria, Italy (Nico’s Favortite) x 2bts
  4. 2018 Barbera d’Asti, Luca Bosio, Piedmont, Italy (Nico’s Favorite) x 2bts
  5. 2017 Bel Colle, ‘Favorita’, Langhe, Piedmont, Italy (Ben’s Favorite) x 2bts
  6. 2017 Melipal Malbec, Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina (Ben’s Favorite) x 2bts

Total INC VAT & DELIVERY £138.60 per case of 12 bottles

 

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1. Beaujolais – (Fells)

  1. CHÂTEAU DE PONCIÉ Beaujolais-Villages Grande Lamure 2017 Chardonnay, Beaujolais – £56.67 per case of 6
  2. CHÂTEAU DE PONCIÉ Fleurie Le Pré Roi 2016, Fleurie – £64.47 per case of 6

March 2020

6. 2016 Primitivo del Salento, Cantele, Puglia – (Armit Wines)

Family owned winery based in Salice Salentino, their Primitivo if full of red juicy fruits, soft in tannins so excellent as a glass or with a spicy Pizza. It is an excellent wine which some of you bought last year. A tremendous bargain!

£49.92 per case of 6, reduced from £94.96 per case of 6. Minimum order 12 bottles. (Orders: Coral 2 cases, Bexon 1 case, McFarlane 1 case, Botwright 2 cases, Guthrie 1 case)
Total: 7 cases Ordered 20/4/20)

5. Alsace – Three Hugel Wines FrommFells

  1. Pinot Gris Classic 2016/17 – £77.19 (Orders: Coral 1 case, Kraam 1 case)
  2. Riesling Estate 2015 -£92.19 (Orders: Coral 1 case, Kraam 1 case, McFarlane 1 case, Guthrie 1 case)
  3. Classic Pinot Noir 2015 – £60.57 (Orders: Coral 1 case, Kraam 1 case)

Cases contain 6 bottles. Collection is from Ripon or Leeds. (Orders: 8 cases) Ordered 20/4/20)

4. Chakana Estate Malbec (Fells)

  1. Chakana Estate Nuna Malbec 2018 – £57.60 per case of 6

3. 2011 La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 (Armit Wines)

Viñedos en otoño, al fondo, Haro, DOC La Rioja, Rioja Alta,
Haro, La Rioja

“2011 in Rioja has been awarded the top rating by the regulatory council, matching the illustrious 2010. Only eight vintages have achieved this accolade in the last fifty years, making 2011 the member of a very elite club for Rioja. With the 2010 vintage all but sold out worldwide, and the next vintage of 904 not until the 2015, this is one to snap up without a shadow of a doubt.

The cellaring potential of this Gran Reserva should be measured in decades rather than years, but with nine years’ age already it is simply beautiful now. Year after year, we see this as one of the best value wines in the world and 2011 certainly reinforces that belief. How many wines of this calibre match this price?

Scores have not yet been published but are set to be released in the coming months. We expect results on par with 2010 so demand is once again set to outstrip supply. We suggest that you secure your allocation now.

Stock arrives in early April. RRP £312.32 a case of 6 In Bond” – Armit Wines

HMWS Offer Price: £243.90 per case of 6 bottles Inclusive of duty, VAT & delivery. (£458.36 per case of 6 magnums In Bond) (Orders: Coral 1 case)Ordered 20/4/20)

2. Warwick Estate Wines (Fells)

  1. First Lady Rose – £49.77 per case of 6 bottles (Orders: Durrant 1 case)
  2. First Lady Sauvignon Blanc – £49.77 per case of 6 bottles
  3. First Lady Chardonnay – £49.77 per case of 6 bottles
  4. First Lady Cabernet Sauvignon – £49.77 per case of 6 bottles (Orders: Durrant 1 case)

(orders total: 2 cases) Order sent & members invoiced 25/3/20. Wines delivered 26/3/20 for collection 27/3/20

1. Guigal Offer (Fells)

  1. Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2016 – £48.90 per case of 6 (Orders: BD 2 cases, Wood 2 cases, Durrant 2 cases, Fox 2 cases (Paid 25/3/20), Botwright 2 cases)  (Bexon 1 case) Ordered 20/4/20)
  2. Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2017 – £48.90 per case of 6
  3. Crozes-Hermitage Blanc 2017 – £85.77
  4. Crozes-Hermitage Rouge 2016 – £85.77
  5. Saint-Joseph Blanc 2017 – £98.64
  6. Saint-Joseph Rouge 2016 – £98.64

Prices are per case of six 75cl. bottles. Minimum order is 12 bottles which can be mixed. Delivery will be in the fourth week of March.

(Orders Total: 6 cases) Order sent & members invoiced 25/3/20. Wines delivered 26/3/20 for collection 27/3/20

February 2020

Armit February La Rioja Alta Offer

“La Rioja Alta is a bastion of Spanish wine, and a globally celebrated producer. Best known for their Gran Reservas 890 and 904, they also produce some of the best-value Rioja available at a more accessible price point. Today, we are offering a 15% discount on orders split between two of these wines: Viña Alberdi Reserva and Finca San Martin Crianza.
Alberdi is produced in La Rioja Alta’s characteristic traditional style, with seasoned American barrels, extended ageing, and racking by hand and by candlelight every six months. On the other hand, Finca San Martin is an innovative ‘chateau concept’ wine from the chalk soils of Rioja Alavesa at Torre de Oña, made in a more modern style with French oak, a fuller and brighter wine.

For any order balanced between these two wines, we are offering a 15% discount.” – Armit Wines

  1. Vina Alberdi Rioja Reserva 2014: List Price: £177.41 per 12 bottles. Offer Price: £151.80 per 12 bottles (Orders: Coral 1 case)
  2. Finca San Martin Rioja Crianza 2016: List Price: £127.20 per 12 bottles. Offer Price: £105.60 per 12 bottles 

  3. (Orders total: 1 case)

Fells February Offer

  • Bexon, Ian – 3 cases (£128.52) Paid 6/3/20 Credit refund 19/3/20. Debit on 26/3/20. Collected 27/3/20
  • BD – 3 cases – Paid 6/3/20
  • Coral, Tony – 2 cases (£137.22) Paid 7/3/20. Credit Refunded on 19/3/20
  • Lee, Tony – 4 cases (£242.66) Paid 6/3/20
  • Owen, Gwynneth – 2 cases (£77.16) Paid 6/3/20
  • Wood, Carole – 2 cases (£77.16) Paid 6/3/20. Cancelled order 23/3/20. Refund (credit) made

Wines are on order for delivery after 25 March. Members invoiced on 7 March. All payments received

  1. ALTANO DOURO WHITE, Douro DOC 2018, Portugal – £44.97 (Orders: Bexon 1 case) paid & Collected 27/3/20
  2. ALTANO DOURO RESERVA WHITE, Douro DOC 2017/2018, Portugal – £56.67
  3. ALTANO DOURO ORGANIC RED, Douro DOC 2017, Portugal – £44.97
  4. QUINTA DO ATAÍDE, Douro DOC 2016, Portugal – £56.67
  5. TORRES SPAIN Gran Viña Sol Chardonnay Penedes – £44.97 (Orders: Bexon 1 case) Paid Collected 27/3/20
  6. TORRES SPAIN Gran Coronas, Cabernet Sauvignon & Tempranillo, Penedes – £54.71
  7. VERGELEGEN DNA 2013, (75% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon), South Africa – £96.89 (Orders: BD 1 case, Lee 1 case)Collected 27/3/20
  8. PEWSEY VALE Eden Valley Riesling, Australia – £64.47 (Orders: BD 1 case)
  9. JANSZ Brut Rosé NV, Tasmania – £68.61 (Orders: Lee 1 case) Collected 27/3/20
  10. Te Mata Gamay Noir 2019 – £68.61 (Orders: Coral 2 cases)
  11. Torres Chile Santa Digna Sauvignon Blanc 2018 – £38.58 per case 6
  12. Torres Chile Santa Digna Rose 2018 – £38.58 per case of 6 (Orders: BD 1 case, Bexon 1 case, Wood 1 case, Owen 2 cases Ordered 20/4/20) Lee 1 case) Collected 27/3/20
  13. Torres Chile Santa Digna Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 – £38.58 per case of 6 Orders: Lee 1 case) Collected 27/3/20
  14. Torres Chile Santa Digna Pinot Noir 2018 – £38.58 per case of 6 (Orders: Wood 1 case)

Prices are per case of six 75cl. bottles. Minimum order is 12 bottles which can be mixed. Offer ends 21 February. Delivery will be in the fourth week of March. (Orders Total: 7 cases) Order sent 25/3/20. Wines delivered 26/3/20 for collection 27/3/20

January 2020

3. The Wines Of Delaire Graff

The history of Delaire Graff dates back to 1688 when the French Huguenots arrived in The Cape, where they accepted an offer of land from The Dutch East India Company’. Trekking over the treacherous mountain pass of Helshoogte into Banhoek, the birth of Franschhoek came about; Franshhoek simply meaning “Corner of France”. The French Settlers brought with them a sound knowledge of viticulture and the art of wine making.

Delaire Graff Estate is stretched on the slopes of the mountain that runs down from the peak spilling onto the farm Botmaskop. The peak of the Helshoogte Pass was the lookout point for ships entering the harbour of Cape Town, where a signal was sent for produce to be sent to the harbour, on the arrival of ships. The lookout was named “Botmans Kop” or “Boatman’s head”.

Delaire Graff Estate is ideally positioned at the crest of the Helshoogte Mountain Pass with panoramic and sweeping views of the awe-inspiring Banhoek Valley, flanked by the Simonsberg and Groot Drakenstein Mountains.

The farm was bought by John Platter in 1982, changing the then name of Avontuur to Delaire Estate which means “From the Sky”, and thereafter Laurence Graff bought the farm in 1987.

  1. 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Delaire Graff, Western Cape @ £10.96 per bottle: Produced from grapes from Stellenbosch, Olifantsrivier, Darling and Durbanville, the Delaire Graff Sauvignon Blanc is an example of a typical maritime version of this variety. Green asparagus, freshly-cut grass and tinges of citrus fruit greet the nose. Upon tasting, anticipate notes of zingy fruit and Cape gooseberry. In terms of mouthfeel, the wine has several layers, including a refreshing crispiness. The finish has a delicate mineral character
  2. 2018 Chenin Blanc Swartland Reserve, Delaire Graff, Swartland @ £12.19 per bottle: Challenging conditions, including extended warm weather and little rainfall, led to a reduced crop in 2016. However, the dry conditions headed vineyards and grapes which were very healthy overall. Vines produced lower bunch masses with smaller berries and concentrated flavours promising good wines. Light golden wheat colour. Layered expressions of citrus and tropical fruit with subtle layers of honey and almonds in the background. Balanced and superbly structured, the flavours are complimented by a delicate minerality.
  3. 2018 Chardonnay Banghoek Reserve, Delaire Graff @ £14.30 per bottle: The Delaire Graff Chardonnay Banghoek Reserve is from Delaire Graff Estate mountain vineyards. All the grapes were handpicked in the early hours over various ripening periods. Once back at the winery the grapes were whole bunch pressed and barrel fermented. Maturation took place in 225 litre French oak barrels (40% new) for 10 months. This Chardonnay is elegant with layered nuances of vanilla, peaches and honeycomb. A hint of minerality adds to a long, lingering finish.
  4. 2019 Cabernet Franc Rosé, Delaire Graff, Stellenbosch @ £9.89 per bottle: A rich and fruity dry rosé wine with strawberry, candied cherry and blackcurrant notes followed by a persistent creamy finish. Easy drinking, and pairs well with charcuterie, paté, white meats, soft cheeses and salads.
  5. 2018 Shiraz, Delaire Graff, Stellenbosch @ £11.13 per bottle: The wine was matured for twelve months in old French oak barrels to maintain the freshness of this varietal. Fermentation took place at cooler temperatures to ensure gentle extraction of fruit flavours. This juicy, ripe and approachable Shiraz with its ruby colour and purple tints has a spicy white pepper undertone as well as lavender and dark red fruit aromas of mulberries. It is characterised by versatility, demonstrating a smooth a soft palate with a savoury finish.
  6. 2017 Botmaskop, Delaire Graff, Stellenbosch @ £17.82 per bottle: This Bordeaux blend (Blend: 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot, 3% Malbec) is rich, intense full-bodied wine with blackberry, cassis, liquorice, and spice notes on the nose and the palate. With its soft tannins, this is an easy drinking red wine which will pair well with red meats and medium to mature cheeses.  
  7. 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Delaire Graff, Stellenbosch @ £43.34 per bottle: Velvet textured, complex and powerful. Cassis, dark fruit and spicy flavours dominate in a layered and lingering delivery. The wine is suited for aging of 6-10 years.

Offer ends 12 January 2020

2. William Fevre Chablis 

  1. William Fevre Petit Chablis 2017 – £86.97
  2. William Fevre Chablis 2017 – £100.51 (Orders: Goulding 1 case – paid & collected, Guthrie 1 case – paid & collected)
  3. William Fevre St Bris 2017 – £70.81 (Orders: Goulding 1 case – paid & collected)
  4. William Fevre Fourchaume 1er Cru 2015 – £184.33
  5. William Fevre Vaillons 1er Cru 2016 – £151.12 (Orders: Guthrie 1 case – paid & collected)
  6. William Fevre Vaulorent 1er Cru 2015 – £208.09
  7. William Fevre Bougros Grand Cru 2014 – £261.75

Prices are per case of 6 bottles inclusive of duty, VAT and delivery. Offer ends on 12 January 2020. Total orders: 4 cases

1. First Wine Offer Of 2020

A selection of classic ‘winter warmer’ wines from the Fells portfolio is recommended to replenish depleted stocks after the Festive Period. Please note there will be no wine offers from the Society in the two months between 15 January 2020 and 15 March 2020.

  1. Torres Chile Estelado Brut & Rosé – £56.67 per case of 6
  2. Barbadillo Manzanilla en Rama Pastora (37.5mls) – £85.83 per case of 12
  3. Quinta de Fonte White 2017 – £81.36 per case of 6 (Orders: Shore 2 cases – paid & collected)
  4. Graham’s Blend No.5 White Port – £109.68 per case of 6 (Orders: BD 1 case)
  5. Chakana Nuna Vineyard Malbec 2018 – £61.31 per case of 6 (Orders: BD 2 cases, Bexon 1 case – paid & collected))
  6. Chakana Ayni Malbec 2017 – £107.64 per case of 6
  7. Torres Gran Sangre de Toro 2013 – £55.13 per case of 6
  8. Torres Gran Coronas 2014 – £63.02 per case of 6 (Orders: Bexon 1 case – paid & collected)
  9. Torres Salmos 2015, Priorat – £106.71 per case of 6
  10. Torres Purgatori 2014 – £86.73 per case of 6 (Orders: Bexon 1 case – paid & collected)
  11. Tedeschi Maternigo Valpolicella DOC Superiore 2014 – £109.39 per case of 6

Orders total: 8 cases. Offer ends on Sunday 12 January. The order will be sent to Fells on Monday 13. Wines should be collected on Friday 17.