Other Old World Wines

Forget France, forget Italy and forget the Romans, the origins of wine production lie rather further east.

Lebanon and Israel lay claim to be the cradles of viticulture, but a ‘winery’ dating back over 6,000 years has recently been found in Georgia. Then there’s Armenia, Iran, Turkey and Greece in the frame so the counter-claims may go on until the aurochs come home! Even India dates back to several centuries BC. What doesn’t change is the consumers’ surprise that such countries even make wine. There is important production in the Balkans and dynamic wine industries in Austria and Hungary. The wines of England and Wales, both sparking and still, will be more familiar to many.

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  1. Khareba Mtsvane Qvevri
    Mtsvane, Qvevri White Wine, Khareba 2015
    Mtsvane SE Europe & Asia > Georgia
    Qvevri wines are made in clay amphora jars set into the ground so have a very distinctive full and...
    £17.30 per bottle
  2. Khareba Rkatsiteli
    Khareba Rkatsiteli, Kakheti 2016
    Rkatsiteli 14.0% Vol
    SE Europe & Asia > Georgia
    Fresh and lively wine with good weight of fruit and an attractive streak of minerality. Rkatsiteli...
    £11.20 per bottle
  3. Khareba Qvevri Saperavi
    Otskhanuri Sapere, Saperavi Qvevri Red Wine, Khareba 2013
    Saperavi 13.5% Vol
    SE Europe & Asia > Georgia
    This is a full flavoured wine with a sweet core of dense damson fruit, crunchy and savoury, with...
    £24.50 per bottle
  4. Khareba Saperavi Classical
    Khareba Saperavi Classical, Kakheti 2013
    Saperavi 14.5% Vol
    SE Europe & Asia > Georgia
    This is a full flavoured wine with a sweet core of dense damson fruit, crunchy and savoury, with...
    £11.50 per bottle
  5. Riesling Steiner Point, Müller-Grossmann
    Riesling Steiner Point, Kremstal, Müller-Grossmann 2016
    Riesling 13.0% Vol
    Northern Europe > Austria
    Pure and clean with peaches and apricot fruit on the palate with a wonderfully crisp...
    £14.40 per bottle
  6. Grüner Veltliner Silberbichl, Müller-Grossmann
    Grüner Veltliner Ried Silberbichl, Kremstal Reserve, Müller-Grossmann 2015
    Grüner Veltliner 13.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > Austria
    Aromatic, then full and rich with plenty of exotic fruit, mangoes and pineapples but with a good,...
    £22.00 per bottle
  7. Grüner Veltliner Grosser Satz, Müller-Grossmann
    Grüner Veltliner Grosser Satz, Kremstal, Müller-Grossmann 2016
    Grüner Veltliner 12.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > Austria
    Bright and fresh with lively yellow fruit flavours and good tension with just a hint of...
    £12.30 per bottle
  8. Talisman Furmint
    Talisman Furmint, Törley 2016
    Furmint 11.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > Hungary
    An attractive mix of zesty ripe citrus fruit, with soft green herbs and a juicy Granny Smith apple...
    £7.70 per bottle
  9. Talisman Bulls Blood
    Talisman Bulls Blood, Egri Bikavér, Törley 2015
    Kekfrankos 12.0% Vol
    Northern Europe > Hungary
    Dark cherry and berry fruit mix with aromas and flavours of dark chocolate, it has an attractive...
    £7.70 per bottle
  10. Orietto Pinot Grigio
    Orietto Pinot Grigio, Moldova 2016
    Pinot Grigio/Gris 12.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > Moldova
    Fresh, dry and crisp dry white with good lemony fruit and easy, accessible...
    £7.70 per bottle
  11. Soul Tree Cabernet Sauvignon
    Soul Tree Cabernet Sauvignon, Nasik Valley 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.0% Vol
    SE Europe & Asia > India
    Rich and full of spicy, plummy fruit, full flavoured with hints of peppers, and ripe raspberry...
    £9.30 per bottle
  12. Gruner Veltliner, Baumgartner
    Grüner Veltliner Weinviertel, Baumgartner 2016
    Grüner Veltliner 12.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > Austria
    A terrific dry white from Austria, this is full of zippy grapefruit character but with body and...
    £8.95 per bottle
  13. Paparuda Feteasca Regala
    Paparuda Feteasca Regala, Estate Selection 2017
    Feteasca Regala 12.0% Vol
    Northern Europe > Romania
    Aromatic nose with distinct peach and apricot flavours on the palate, soft and creamy fruit and a...
    £7.40 per bottle
  14. Devín Martin Pomfy
    Devín, Martin Pomfy 2016
    Devin 13.0% Vol
    Northern Europe > Slovakia
    This has flavours of lychess, greengages and kumquat from a variety that is a cross between...
    £12.95 per bottle £14.95 per bottle
  15. Vlassky Rizling Martin Pomfy
    Vlassky Rizling, Martin Pomfy 2016
    Welschriesling 12.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > Slovakia
    This has really good texture with plenty of creamy fruit and good weight. There are hints of pepper...
    £13.95 per bottle
  16. Pinot Noir Selection Martin Pomfy
    Pinot Noir Selection, Martin Pomfy 2011
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > Slovakia
    Rich and complex wine with plenty of black and red fruits over soft oak flavours. Really good sweet...
    £18.50 per bottle
  17. Cabernet Sauvignon Martin Pomfy
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Martin Pomfy 2015
    Cabernet Sauvignon 14.0% Vol
    Northern Europe > Slovakia
    Plenty of classic Cabernet Sauvignon flavours here with soft cassis fruit and good juicy length....
    £14.95 per bottle
  18. Solo Quinta Orange Wine 2016
    Sole Orange Wine, Recas Estate 2016
    Chardonnay 12.0% Vol
    Northern Europe > Romania
    A rich, characterful, oxidative style of wine full of dried-fruit character, apricots and orange...
    £9.95 per bottle £12.30 per bottle
  19. Skouras St George
    Skouras Saint George, Nemea 2014
    Agiorgitiko 13.5% Vol
    SE Europe & Asia > Greece
    Smoky nose with plenty of excellent ripe fruit on the palate backed up with fine...
    £13.70 per bottle
  20. Blue Ridge Chardonnay
    Blue Ridge Chardonnay, Domaine Boyar 2016
    Chardonnay 12.5% Vol
    SE Europe & Asia > Bulgaria
    A fresh, crisp Chardonnay with lemony fruit from the plains of the Danube in...
    £6.95 per bottle
  21. Rodington Vineyard Solaris 2014 (Shropshire)
    Rodington Vineyard Solaris 2014 (Shropshire)
    Solaris 13.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > England
    Lovely aromatic wine, herby and grassy in character with floral hints. From a small vineyard with...
    £11.70 per bottle
  22. Ancre Hill Pinot Noir, Welsh Wine
    Ancre Hill Estates Pinot Noir, Welsh Regional Wine 2014 (Monmouth)
    Pinot Noir 11.0% Vol
    Northern Europe > Wales
    Aromas of red fruits such as wild strawberry and black cherry combined with spice. The palate...
    £22.50 per bottle
  23. Chardonnay, Esterhazy
    Chardonnay, Burgenland, Esterházy 2016
    Chardonnay 13.0% Vol
    Northern Europe > Austria
    This super Chardonnay is from 25 year old vines. It has an elegant nose of quince and fresh apple....
    £11.95 per bottle
  24. Sharpham Dart Valley Reserve
    Sharpham Estate, Dart Valley Reserve 2016
    Madeleine Angevine 11.0% Vol
    Northern Europe > England
    Plenty of zesty fruit here, quite Sauvignon Blanc like, grassy and...
    £11.95 per bottle

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