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Breaking Stone Case

Breaking Stone Case

Including two bottles of six wines, three white, three red, all with a discount of 10%. Please note that vintages may move on, and forgive us if substitutions are necessary.

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Les Chapelières, Comté Tolosan, IGP, 2020

A best-seller, an easy drinking blend of 70% Colombard and 30% Ugni Blanc, with lowish alcohol and refreshing bite. Clean and lemony, ripe and grassy, with a juicy freshness. Now-2022


ColourWhite

RegionSouth-West

Sub RegionIGP

GrowerAlain Grignon

Grape VarietyColombard & Ugni Blanc

Vintage2019

ABV11.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureScrewcap

DietaryVegan

CodeAGW320

Our Rating

Dry, Crisp

Dry > Sweet

Consentido, Macabeo, Yecla, 2020

Macabeo (Macabeu in the Languedoc-Roussillon) is the same grape as Viura, the principal ingredient in most white Rioja. Here it's picked early in September for freshness. We were knocked out by this example, from its open, stone-fruited scent to its excitingly ripe and weighty mid-palate of white peach and fresh grapes, all the way to a dry, savoury and stoney finish. Terrific at the price, and a cool label too. Now-2022


ColourWhite

RegionYecla

GrowerLa Purisima

Grape VarietyMacabeo

Vintage2020

ABV12%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeCON120

Our Rating

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Goedverwacht Great Expectations, Chenin Blanc, Robertson, 2020

A fruity, easy-drinking Cape Chenin from the Du Toits at Goedverwacht (which tranlates loosely as Great Expectations) . Open, attractive scent of ripe melon and pineapple; and then a mouthful of melon, pear and red apple. Just a little weight to go with the generous fruit. Definite finish. Now-2022


ColourWhite

RegionRobertson

Grape VarietyChenin Blanc

Vintage2020

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

ClosureScrewcap

CodeGDV720

Our Rating

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Chenin Blanc

Origins

  • Anjou in the Loire, where documented in the 9thC
  • Also known as Pineau in the Loire, Steen in South Africa

Characteristics   

  • Naturally productive and high yielding
  • Huge range of styles:  bone dry (e.g. Savennières); off-dry (e.g. old fashioned South African "Steen"); medium dry (e.g....
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Château du Rival, Bordeaux Rouge, 2018

This stood out in a blind tasting of reasonably priced 2018s: for aclean, red-fruited scent; generous fruit accented with cinnamon; apleasing softness; decent aromatics; and just a little support.Excellent value. Now-2022One of only eight reds in "Recommended wines under £10", by Jancis Robinson MW, FT Weekend Magazine, October 31st 2020"A Ginestet bottling at a good price and nicely packaged. The Lafon family farm vines at Coubeyrac in Entre-Deux-Mers.Mid ruby. Attractive...

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ColourRed

RegionBordeaux

GrowerChâteau du Rival

Grape VarietyMerlot

Vintage2018

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeRIV118

Our Rating

Medium-Bodied

Light > Full

Merlot

Origins       

  • Bordeaux region. Known by 18thC
  • Now much more widely planted in Bordeaux than Cabernet Sauvignon

Characteristics   

  • Productive - high yielding …but early budding, so vulnerable to frost (e.g. 1956)
  • In comparison to Cabernet Sauvignon: higher sugars and appealing...
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Bajel Pirata, Monastrell, Alicante, 2020

A simple, smooth, easy-drinking quaffer, strawberry-fruited, with a little substance and a hint of meatiness. Easy to quaff on its own. Now-2022What Spain delivers in spades is ripe, authentic red wine at a very fair price. The Monastrell (= Mourvedre) grape is the country's lesser-known winner, making deeply coloured, ripe and full-flavoured wines (far more tasty, incidentally, than weedy, over-cropped Tempranillo).


ColourRed

RegionAlicante

GrowerBajel Pirata

Grape VarietyMonastrell

Vintage2020

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

ClosureScrewcap

CodePIR120

Our Rating

Medium Bodied

Light > Full

Apaltagua, Gran Verano Cabernet Sauvignon, Valle Central, 2019

Gran Verano is the second label of Viña Apaltagua, using fruit from the family-owned vineyards. This is such a good value Chilean Cabernet, unoaked, and displaying true varietal character and balance: juicy red and blackcurrants, just a little hint of that characteristic hint of mint - from the local eucalyptus trees - with an appealing unforced ease. Now-2021

ColourRed

RegionCentral Valley

GrowerApaltagua

Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

Vintage2019

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureScrewcap

Our Rating

Light to Mid Bodied

Light > Full

Cabernet Sauvignon

The most prestigious red grape?

Origins

  • Bordeaux region, as a natural cross of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc (established 1997 by DNA analysis)
  • Was known as Vidure or Petit-Vidure
  • Spread throughout left bank of Bordeaux, supplanting white grapes

Characteristics   

  • Fairly easy to grow: hardy, buds...
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Breaking Stone Case

Including two bottles of six wines, three white, three red, all with a discount of 10%. Please note that vintages may move on, and forgive us if substitutions are necessary.

Always friendly and helpful-much better than supermarket wines for not much more! The doorstep dozen is brilliant!

G Campbell

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I have used Stone, Vine & Sun for a number of years now and have found their advice in seeking wines to my taste most helpful. They have often found some small vineyards that need assistance and have provided excellent wines. I will always look to support my local services where possible, for if we do not they will cease to exist leaving faceless conglomerates. They are always a happy organisation to interact with and their local delivery service works very well.

Eian M

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Great service and fantastic products. We have never had a bad bottle with any of our orders, and I can guarantee your friends will not have the same producers/vintages available at Stone, Vine, & Sun.

John K

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As always SVS delivered my recent order next working day with no errors. My only problem with them as a wine merchant is that they regularly send me more mouth watering offers than my budget or my cellar can cope with. My kind of merchant. So many great finds, many from less fashionable (read expensive) regions, but always carefully selected, good value and good of their kind.

E Wood

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Many classic wines plus lots examples from independents practicing natural methods including a good selection from South Africa. The price spectrum includes many delicious wines under £10. An informative website makes ordering simple with rapid delivery. This year I confidently dipped my toe into en Primeur from Burgundy based on advice. They have won many awards and I expect SVS to win many more. Brian from Kent.

B Wallace

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This is my all time favourite wine merchant. Innovative in approach, with a wonderful selection of new and old world wines. By far the best delivery service too, even in these straitened times!

R Bamber

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