In Other Wine News - Recent Arrivals
Hautes Terres Les Autres Terres (Chardonnay, Limoux) 2017
Lucy Margaux Wildman Blanc
(Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills) 2016
Lucy Margaux Sauvignon Franc 2017 (a few left)
Vignereuse CroiZADe (Gaillac) 2016
Weingut Wasenhaus Baden Nouveau 2018
Pierre Frick Pinot Gris Selections de Grains Nobles (Alsace) 2008 (a couple!)
Costadilà Rosso (Emilia Romagna) 2017
Costadilà Frizzante Moz (Moscatel, Emilia Romagna) 2017
Jolly Ferriol Pet'Nat
Ca' de Noci Sottobosco (Lambrusco, Emilia Romagna) 2016
Ca' de Noci Notte di Luna 2015
for our current wine list)
We now have bottles of qvevri-fermented (underground clay pots) ciders from Tillingham Wines
(Ben Walgate), in Peasmarsh, near Rye, East Sussex. If you follow us on Instagram
you might have seen our day trip to the winery or posts about the drinks themselves.
Ben approaches cider-making from a winemaker's angle and has fermented 2 ciders on UK-grown Pinot Noir skins and Dabinett apple pomace, respectively. The first batch of Pinot Noir (Peaux de Pinot) has already sold and there are only a couple of Peaux de Pommes remaining, but we are hoping to have fresh stocks arrive next week. We'll have a bottle of Peaux de Pommes open this afternoon (Saturday 9th March) - pop in for a sip!
Also from Ben Walgate is Starvecrow Pet Nat
- the Starvecrow label is used for apples grown on a neighbouring farm. This cider was bottled during wild yeast fermentation and, as with Ben's wines, is unfiltered, unfined and has no added sulphites.
Finally, Pollen Cider
returns. There is no winemaker involved here, but this has now spent 4 years on its lees (spent yeast) in the bottle and has developed an amazing Champagne-like complexity, depth & acidity. Available in half & full size bottles.