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Old World Six

Old World Six

Six varied bottles: fizz, two white and three reds. Price includes free delivery.

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Diamant, Cremant de Loire, NV

An easy-drinking, light, perfectly clean and fresh sparkling wine from Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay - produced in the same way as Champagne (i.e with a secondary fermentation in the bottle to create the fizz). Ripe, gently appley fruit, lightly creamy, with a little structure too. Easy to like, and classier than a lot of Prosecco. Now-2022Sparkling wine has been produced in Saumur in the same way as Champagne (i.e with a secondary fermentation in the bottle to create the fizz) since the early...

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ColourWhite

StyleSparkling

RegionLoire

Sub RegionAnjou-Saumur

GrowerCaves de la Loire

Grape VarietyChenin Blanc & Chardonnay

VintageNV

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeDIA1NV

Our Rating

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Loire Valley

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Chardonnay

Chardonnay is one of the most-widely planted varieties in the world.

Arguably not the most characterful grape, hence its common ageing in oak, yet at its pinnacle in Burgundy it produces some of the greatest (and certainly most expensive) white wines in the world. Look out for unoaked Chardonnay, it can make a pleasant change, and usually goes down very well with all those people who...

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Les Chardons, Sauvignon Blanc, IGP Val de Loire, 2020

Honest Loire SB at a fair price. Surprisingly tropical aroma. From the third hot vintage in a row in the Loire, this is riper and more rounded than usual, with ripe citrus and hint of pineapple. Refreshing finish. Now-2022


ColourWhite

RegionLoire

GrowerAumonier

Grape VarietySauvignon Blanc

Vintage2019

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeAUM320

Our Rating

Dry, Crisp

Dry > Sweet

Loire Valley

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Sauvignon Blanc

Origins      

  • Probably in Bordeaux region
  • Parent of red grape Cabernet Sauvignon (established by DNA analysis)

Characteristics

  • Vigorous plant, so can be too leafy and overproductive
  • Aromas and flavours described as: herbaceous, grassy and nettley; Gooseberries; but can also show more tropical fruits...
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Corte Mainente, Soave, Vigna Cengelle, 2020

90% Garganega (with 10% Trebbiano di Soave) from vines near the village of Soave grown on calcareous soils, this displays an enticing perfume of white flowers and pear. Overtly fruity - green plums with stone fruit hints - and well-rounded, this offers a ripe and friendly glass, lovely to drink on its own or with a wide range of light dishes. Now-2022
"Full bottle 1,204 g. 90% Garganega with 10% Trebbiano di Soave, from vines near the village of Soave grown on calcareous soils....

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ColourWhite

RegionVeneto

GrowerCorte Mainente

Grape VarietyGarganega

Vintage2020

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeMAI120

Our Rating

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Corte Mainente

Soave, Italy

We have chosen a winner to work with in Soave with young Davide Mainente.

His family own 12 hectares of vines, both near the town (the Cengelle vineyard) and in the Classico hillside sites such as Pigno and Tenda.

His wines are winning rave reviews in Italy and here (Jancis Robinson described his 2017 Cengelle on jancisrobinson.com as "Chock-full of...

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Garganega

Garganega             

Garganega is a white grape variety grown widely in the Veneto region of North East Italy where it is most famous for the production of Soave.

Though it can be inoffensively neutral, it has a distinct pea-pod character, and can deliver considerable weight and character.

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Jancis Robinson

We get super excited when Jancis Robinson (or one of her team) write about our wine!

Voted the world's most influential wine critic in polls in the US, France and internationally in 2018, Jancis views herself as a wine writer rather than a wine critic.

She writes daily for JancisRobinson.com and weekly for the Financial Times. She is founder-editor of The Oxford Companion...

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Château La Plaige, Bordeaux Supérieur, 2018

Charmingly labelled wine - which we have shipped many times before. It's a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. This 2018 vintage is showing forest fruits and strawberry notes with ripe tannins. Would pair nicely with flame-grilled beef or roast lamb. A long-term favourite at SVS. Now-2024
"Full bottle 1,307 g. Back label tells us it's a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon made by the fifth generation of the Naud family. There's a gold medal on...

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ColourRed

RegionBordeaux

GrowerChâteau La Plaige

Grape VarietyMerlot & Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage2018

ABV14.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodePLA118

Our Rating

Medium 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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Jancis Robinson

We get super excited when Jancis Robinson (or one of her team) write about our wine!

Voted the world's most influential wine critic in polls in the US, France and internationally in 2018, Jancis views herself as a wine writer rather than a wine critic.

She writes daily for JancisRobinson.com and weekly for the Financial Times. She is founder-editor of The Oxford Companion...

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La Purisima, Filarmonia, Yecla, 2020

MSM stands for Monastrell, Syrah and Merlot, 34% of the former and 33% of the others. Certified organic & vegan, this is a crowd pleaser, offering a gush of very ripe fruit - plum, blackberry and dark cherry - all underpinned by hints of vanilla and cinnamon. The ripe Syrah brings a certain sweetness. There's a pleasing mouth-coating quality too, with just a little well integrated tannin. The instruments on the label are presumably intended to symbolise the varieties playing in harmony:...

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ColourRed

RegionYecla

Grape VarietyMonastrell

Vintage2020

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

MethodOrganic

DietaryVegan

CodePUR320

Our Rating

Medium-bodied

Light > Full

Fiorano, I Paoli Sangiovese, Marche IGT, 2019

This delightful Sangiovese is Fiorano's principal wine, now renamed I Paoli after the owners Paolo Beretta and Paola Massi. The 2019 vintage is youthful and exciting. A fragrant, red-fruited scent prefaces a fairly wild and dramatic flowering on the palate. Unlike previous vintages this would definitely benefit from drinking with food - for example any pork dishes or tomato based pasta - as it seems to show more mass; delivers an aromatic expansiveness; and then a dry, lightly savoury...

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ColourRed

RegionMarche

GrowerFiorano

Grape VarietySangiovese

Vintage2019

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

MethodOrganic

DietaryVegan

CodeFIO119

Our Rating

Light to mid Bodied

Light > Full

Fiorano

Cossignano, Marche, Italy

We started working with Paolo Beretta (formerly a dentist) and Paola Massi (a research pharmacologist) in 2015, with immediate success.

Their wines exemplify perfectly the virtues of small-scale - they tend just 10 hectares of vines - organic cultivation. All exhibit an entrancing purity of fruit, and all are bottled with minimal sulphur...

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Sangiovese

Sangiovese  

Sangiovese is Chianti. fresh, perfumed fruit with a fine spice of acidity and clean refined palate - can age well.

Origins   

  • Originally known in its wild form by the Etruscans in the area around what is now Florence as Sanguis Jovis, or ‘Blood of...
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Jancis Robinson

We get super excited when Jancis Robinson (or one of her team) write about our wine!

Voted the world's most influential wine critic in polls in the US, France and internationally in 2018, Jancis views herself as a wine writer rather than a wine critic.

She writes daily for JancisRobinson.com and weekly for the Financial Times. She is founder-editor of The Oxford Companion...

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Old World Six

Six varied bottles: fizz, two white and three reds. Price includes free delivery.

SVS is one of the nicest merchants to deal with. Fabulous choices of producer and wines, friendly cheerful service, keen prices and boundless enthusiasm. Top wine critics (eg Jancis Robinson) often rave about the SVS portfolio of wines. Simon and his team also have a 'philanthropic' soft spot for South African wines where the whole wine trade suffered not just an export ban on wine but a domestic one too for a while. You cannot go wrong with any wine in the portfolio. Buy with confidence.

N Donnan

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I look to a wine merchant to explore wine regions in person and discover excellent producers. Then of course to put good information on their web site, to provide accessible and friendly advice and to make the buying process easy and reliable. SVS ticks all these boxes. I am a very satisfied customer.

C Mair

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Knowledgeable, competitive and friendly independent wine merchant a real joy visiting their unit and seeing the range of wines available.

P Croysdill

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Always helpful. Delivery is efficient and problems (rare) are rapidly resolved.

M Dearden

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Great selection of wines - always something tantalising popping into my inbox that I can’t resist. Highly recommend for a good stock up for Christmas!

P Howard

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Excellent service! We thoroughly enjoy their very good value La Combe Saint-Paul Vermentino. Thoroughly recommend them.

D Forcey

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