Ximénez Spínola Exceptional Harvest & Fermentation Lenta 2015

Bodegas Ximénez Spínola are something of an idiosyncrasy in Jerez, notable for making all their wines from Pedro Ximénez, in a region where Palomino is the predominate grape variety, with an unusual range of wines to match. A firm believer in Pedro Ximénez’s reputed Riesling ancestry, José Antonio has been inspired to make with it two unfortified dry vintage white wines, adapting the winemaking methods of the German Rhein to his native Jerez.

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Sugrue Pierre ‘The Trouble With Dreams’ 2013

Long the young pretender, English Sparkling Wine has battled through the turbulent years of adolescence and is now beginning its journey into adulthood, now slowly garnering some tentative respect amongst the establishment of Champagne. For Dermot Sugrue, a key protagonist in this movement, childhood dreams have been realised, now the winemaker at Wiston Estate, his wines are critically acclaimed, including his own project ‘The Trouble With Dreams’.

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