We are delighted to release Dönnhoff’s 2019s. Without a doubt, some of the greatest Rieslings to come out of Germany. 2019 is a stellar vintage in Germany, albeit with small yields. What is really exciting is that we have managed to secure a large number of magnums. There is something so beautiful about the slender long Donnhoff bottles, even more so en magnum.
Claude Riffault (run today by Claude’s son Stéphane) is located in the hamlet of Maison Salle (Sury-en-Vaux) and is one of the most exciting estates in the Sancerre appellation. With a Burgundian influence, partial ageing in old oak for texture and a flinty minerality with almost salty freshness, this is serious Sauvignon Blanc, and I rarely call Sauvignon Blanc ‘serious’!
This is the first year that we are directly working with Heymann-Löwenstein, one of the most exciting producers in the Mosel. Everything about this estate expresses the enigma that is Reinhard Löwenstein. Like most famous producers, he comes from a family that has been growing grapes since the 16th century, yet the estate is young and was only founded by Reinhard in 1980. Like all the greatest wines in the Mosel, the grapes are hand-harvested, have extended lees contact, are slowly fermented with natural yeasts and vinified in old fuder. The final wines capture the thrilling energy only found in the very best Rieslings.
With the incredible weather of the past week set to continue until after the late May bank holiday, we have found ourselves in the unexpected position of having completely sold out of our Triennes Rosé. Whilst we wait for new supplies to arrive and with the temperature gauge in London set to be higher today than in Provence and Tuscany, we thought it would be the perfect time to introduce you to some of the other brilliant rosés in our range. Whether you are an easy drinking rosé lover or excited to discover what a serious rosé tastes like, the range below is comprehensive enough to delight all palates. Why not choose a favourite case or discover the full range with a special 15 bottle selection for £285, with 3 bottles of each of the below wines.
It is without doubt that Burgundy forms the heart of the Stannary portfolio. All the members of our team were drawn to Stannary because of its Burgundy portfolio and we all passionately love learning about Burgundy. We firmly believe that our strength as a company lies in identifying some of the most exciting and upcoming producers in the area. Jason, our Burgundy buyer, is married into a Burgundian winemaking family and spends a large part of the year there. As a team we trust our own palates and Jason, but it was still incredibly exciting to see Master of Wine Jeannie Cho Lee MW mention many of our growers in her recent Decanter article Burgundy: Meet 10 Exceptional Winemaking Talents.
Hickinbotham Vineyard is located in the north, cooler part of Clarendon, a subregion of McLaren Vale in Southern Australia and vines have grown here since 1858. Due to its high elevation, it benefits from great diurnal variation, which results in age-worthy wines of high intensity.
We are delighted to work with Domaine François Chidaine. François Chidaine is one of France’s most exciting white winemakers, and many argue that he has achieved for Chenin what Didier Dagueneau achieved with Sauvignon: wines of exceptional texture and complexity (in fact, Benjamin Dagueneau worked with Chidaine when he looked for work experience in his youth).