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LIST 2013

FIFTY SHADES OF WINE

Welcome to our 2013 Wine List The happenings of 2012 were very memorable and historic with London Olympics and Queen`s Diamond Jubilee, so we are all expecting this year to be a little less exciting, but maybe the economy will finally start to turn? Here`s hoping. Exciting times though for our wine range, we have made many improvements and extended the range of wines we are shipping directly from the growers them selves, giving us more exclusive wines and ever improving quality of our range. To accommodate this range extension we are now using the bonded warehouse service of InBond near to Stockton. This is the old Royal Navy depot which is a vast site, plenty of space to fill! The major developments include the award winning wines from Champagne grower Maurice Vesselle in Bouzy, these are award winning Champagnes and we are the exclusive UK importer. My very good friend Jean Boucabeille in the Cotes du Roussillon region of South West France has supplied us with his hand crafted Domaine Boucabeille wines, they are made on steep parched land but his vines produce concentrated flavoursome wines of the highest quality. I am also delighted to be distributing the very fine Burgundies from Maison Jaffelin based in the heart of the region in beautiful and historic Beaune. Throughout the list many great new additions, I hope that you enjoy browsing through the list. To help me move things forward I am delighted to welcome on board, my new colleague and graduate trainee Ben Barnard, Ben will be involved in all aspects of our business. He is a Yorkshire lad, and a graduate of Durham University and will I am sure add a new energy and character to our growing young business. We continue to strive to provide excellent, friendly and informed service and try to achieve the very highest standards. Please do contact us to discuss your requirements or visit our web site at www.firthandco.com or follow us on Twitter to get the up to date news on Firth & Co. With very best wishes for the coming months.

Andrew J. Firth FIRTH & CO WINE MERCHANT Newton Bank, Newton Le Willows, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 1TE 01677 451952

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Firth’s House Selection

Firth’s House Selection

A range of wines selected to offer as wide a choice as possible. These white wines are mainly dry, some are more fruity than others and I feel all offer tremendous value.

A selection of rounded, ripe, fruity reds all with plenty of character and a ready to drink-up front style.

White Wines

Red Wines

1501

Gassac Classic White 2011, Mas De Daumas Gassac, France Tremendous value and quality.

4.95

2501

Gassac Classic Red 2011, Mas De Daumas Gassac, France A great example of the quality in the Languedoc.

4.95

1019

Champs Du Moulin 2011, Colombard, Gascony, France A good glass from the South West of France with lots of fruit and an easy, long finish.

4.95

1038

Champs Du Moulin, Grenache 2010, Vaucluse, France The ripe fruit flavours of the south of France. The reds of this level usually over deliver.

4.95

1022

Cataratto 2011, Il Meridione, Sicily Crisp clean and great value.

5.25

1037

Nero d’Avola 2011 Il Meriodione, Sicily Deep rich colour, quite bold red.

5.25

1020

Sauvignon/Vermentino 2011 Pasquieres, D’Oc, France A crisp clean good value Sauvignon.

5.50

4021

Merlot 2011, Bellefontaine D’Oc, France A full bodied robust yet smooth style.

4.95

1027

Chardonnay, 2011 Moulin De Gassac, Vin de Pays L`Hearult, France Again a good example from this reliable producer.

5.95

1047

Telero Negromaro 2010 Cantele, Puglia, Italy Plenty of rich, spicy fruit. Great value.

5.95

1024

Spitting Spider Unoaked Chardonnay 2012 Dowie Doole, McLaren Vale, South Australia An easy going Aussie, rare. This is a lovely unoaked white that offers fruity flavours in an easy style. Just enjoy.

5.95

1043

Spitting Spider Shiraz 2012 Dowie Doole, McLaren Vale, South Australia Just what you expect, nice long finish. This is a special bottling by Dowie Doole for the price sensitive UK market. The wine still needs to deliver a certain level of richness and sophistication, this does and I am happy to highly recommend it!

5.95

1025

Chardonnay, 2011 Casa Azul, Rapel Valley, Chile Well made, buttery, rounded flavours with a nice twist of citrus.

5.75

1048

Merlot, 2011 Emiliana, Central Valley, Chile A peppery and slightly herbal character. Good dark colour.

5.50

1021

Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Emiliana, Central Valley, Chile Clean, classy fruity Sauvignon Blanc.

5.50

1041

6.95

3003

Pinot Grigio 2011 Principato, Veneto, Italy I have tried to source a good example at a fair price and think this is the one.

5.75

Grenache 2010 Domaine Andre Brunel, Rhone, France You can taste the Chateauneuf du Pape heritage. I think this is a grape variety that is so often over looked, it forms the base for most southern Rhone and France wines and offers a new world soft up-front style but with some real character.

1023

Klein Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Constantia, South Africa Good weight and balance, this is great! Cool climate location in the South of Costantia. Sea breezes and plenty of sun.

6.50

1042

Klein Steenberg Bordeaux Blend 2010 Constantia, South Africa Very stylish, a bit of oak and lots of fruit. It would seem that Bordeaux style reds are the most successful in South Africa. Perhaps the close connections with European cuisine and culture have helped to foster this.

6.50

1081

Chenin Blanc 2011 Grand Cape, Western Cape, South Africa The grape most associated with dry white wine from South Africa, great value and very smartly presented wine.

4.95

4031

Rioja Alavesa 2011 Bodegas Albuergada, Rioja, Spain A young wine from one of the region’s best Bodega which is situated in some of the finest vineyards in Rioja.

6.25

1057

Cepage Sauvignon 2011 Moulin de Gassac, Vin de Pays L`Herault, France The grape most associated with dry white wine from South Africa, great value and very smartly presented wine.

5.95

1102

Shiraz 2011 Grand Cape, Western Cape, South Africa Spicy ripe fruity red from the Syrah grape, known as Shiraz south of Naples!

4.95

1039

Cepage Merlot 2012 Moulin de Gassac, Vin de Pays L`Herault A juicy ripe smooth Merlot full of sunshine.

5.95

5503

Escondido Malbec 2010, Gougenheim, Mendoza, Argentina The most outstanding value of all new world regions

5.95

Rosé 1032

Grenache/Cinsault Rose 2011 Pasquieres, D’Oc, France Light in colour, gentle fruity rosé.

4.95

1031

Pinot Grigio Rose 2011 Principato, Veneto, Italy Surprisingly delicious, it is a light colour with plenty of flavour, nicely made and packaged.

5.75

1033

Mas de Vigneron Rose 2011, D’Oc, France A clean fruity everyday Languedoc rosé.

4.95

3507

Moulin de Gassac Rose 2011, L’Herault, France Light in colour, dry elegant rosé.

5.95

1000

Champagne

White Burgundy

The ultimate in sparkling wines are produced here by the perfected “by monks” Methode Champenoise, this is the method of a secondary fermentation happening in the bottle to give the wine its fizz. The climate here is very cold in the Winters but with lots of sunshine and warmth in the Spring and Summer, prices are getting a little more realistic during this endless recession.

The home of the Chardonnay grape, we also have an Aligote, but this is where Chardonnay shows at its very best, often developed with the careful use of oak to develop the aromas and flavours as well as to add longevity to some of the great wines. Great Chardonnay and great White Burgundy should never be dominated by the oaky flavours that spoilt so many New World imitators.

Maurice Vesselle Brut Cuvee Reservee Grand Cru A recent discovery, a delicious fresh elegant style

16.95

1004

Paul Louis Martin Grand Cru, Bouzy Great value from this famous village.

18.95

1009

Maurice Vesselle Brut Vintage 2004 Grand Cru An outstanding champagne.

20.00

Joseph Perrier Cuvee Royale Brut A fabulous family owned House of great prestige, very pleased to be appointed a regional distributor.

22.50

Joseph Perrier Blanc De Blancs 2003 The deluxe cuvee from this great house, here using just Chardonnay grapes from the ripe and very good 2006 vintage.

39.00

1001

1006

Rosé 1007

Maurice Vesselle Cuvee Rosé Brut

19.95

1010

Joseph Perrier Cuvee Rosé Brut

26.95

1005

Laurent Perrier, Cuvee Rosé Brut The real thing.

45.00

Sparkling Wines A selection from around the World that offer great quality. Our Prosecco`s are listed in the Italian section. 1002

Marquis De La Couer Brut, France

6.50

1682

Brut – Steenberg, Constantia, South Africa 100% Chardonnay/Champagne method.

9.95

1014

Gusbourne Blanc De Blancs Brut 2006, Appledore, Kent, England One of the best estates in England producing a real challenge for Champagne.

18.95

1016

Gusbourne Rose Brut N.V, Appledore, Kent, England A very elegant rose with lovely fruit and more body than the blanc version.

19.95

The wines from my friends at Pierre Ferraud et Fils in the South of Burgundy continue to impress with their delicious ripe flavours. Chablis continues to offer great value and steely dry minerally Chardonnay of the highest order..

White Wines 1061

Bourgogne Aligote 2009, Domaine Felix The other white grape of the region. Very crisp.

7.95

3023

Macon - Fuisse 2010 Pierre Ferraud et fils

8.95

1056

Petit Chablis 2011, Domaine Gerard Tremblay Nicely broad flavoured Chardonnay with a good crisp finish.

9.95

3022

Saint - Veran 2011 Pierre Ferraud et fils

9.95

1050

Chablis 2010 Domaine Genillotte Quite complex and traditional. Good richness and depth with a refreshing citrus and mineral character.

3024 3025

Pouilly Fuisse 2011 Domaine Ferraud

1054

Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2010, Maison Jaffelin

15.95

1055

Meursault 2011 Maison Jaffelin A good well fruited and powerful style.

27.95

1058

Puligny Montrachet 2007 Domaine Mayhem & Mischief Concentration of flavours and complexity from this fairly new British owned venture. Very impressive.

38.95

1061

Rully Blanc 2010 Maison Jaffelin From the ever more popular Chalonnaise Region of the South of Burgundy.

12.95

10.95

11.95 Half 6.95

Cremant - Methode Traditionelle 1062

Cremant de Bourgogne Blanc de Blancs Brut A quite delicious high quality fizz, offering Champagne quality.

9.95

Red Burgundy & Rhone

Loire Valley

A straight run down the autoroute from Dijon to Avignon via Lyon runs through these famous vineyards. Different grapes; Pinot Noir, Gamay, Grenache, Syrah but a similar feel for red wine production affected by the warmer weather as you head south. This is the main artery of French food and wine, a total delight.

A long river with an expanse of vineyards covering much of it, as well as providing every style of wine imaginable. The cooler climate here ensures crisp clean dry whites, but also great sweet wines, reds and even sparkling wines of great character. We offer just a small selection but all hand crafted excellent examples.

Red Burgundy

White Wines

4028

Cotes De Beaune Villages 2010 Maison Jaffelin An elegant, clean pinot.

14.95

4018

Givry ler Cru ‘Les Grandes Vignes’ 2010 Maisin Jaffelin An elegant, clean pinot.

17.95

4014

Santenay 1er Cru ‘Clos Rousseau’ 2009 Maison Jaffelin

20.00

4023

Beaune 1er Cru ‘Sur les Greves’ 2009 Maison Jaffelin One of the best Vineyards for red wine in the Côte de Beaune. A full fresh and fruity style

27.50

1052

Touraine Sauvignon ‘Cuvee Prestige’ 2011 Paul Buisse One of the best Sauvignon I have tasted out of Sancerre. The cool climate and soil types of the middle Loire region are often under-estimated.

6.95

3029

Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie 2011 Chateau la Coing

6.95

3017

Petit Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Henri Bourgeois Baby Sancerre from a major house.

8.50

1051

Sancerre 2011 Domaine Fernand Girard Typical. Which is a good thing. A small, classy family estate. The differing soil types and wine making skills ensure many different styles of Sancerre.

10.95

3026

Sancerre ‘Le Mont Dames’ MD 2009, Domaine Henri Bourgeois One of the very best vineyards.

16.95

3010

Quincy “Haut Victoire” 2010 Domaine Henri Bourgeois What a wine! Superb with goats cheese.

10.95

3010

Pouilly Fume 2010 Ch. Tracy

13.95

Beaujolais 4020

Beaujolais Villages 2010 Pierre Ferraud

7.95

4007

Brouilly 2011 Domaine Rolland Lovely ripe Gamay fruit, an easy drink.

8.95

1072

Fleurie ‘Le Repoisir 2011, Pierre Ferrand Silky soft Gamay fruit with plenty of backbone and flavours. The many Cru of Beaujolais are often overlooked for the popular velvety style of Fleurie.

9.50

Red Wines

Rhone Wines

4010

1041

Grenache 2010 Domaine Andre Brunel A great glass from the Vaucluse.

4035

Chateauneuf Du Pape 2007 Domaine Chante Cigale One of the Coté Du Rhone Villages, a very concentrated deep rich red.

1070

Cotes Du Rhone 2010 Domaine Andre Brunel The Brunei family are long established here producing expressive wines with lots of fruit, depth and concentration.

9.85

Cairanne 2010 Domaine De L’Ameillaud One of the Coté Du Rhone Villages. A very concentrated deep rich red.

9.95

4034

6.95

Sancerre ‘Le Barronnes’ 2009 Domaine Henri Bourgeois Pinot Noir of top quality.

14.50

Alsace

16.95 3004

Pinot Gris 2011 Caves De Turkheim

7.95

3016

Gewurztraminer 2011 Caves De Turkheim

8.75

3012

Riesling Reserve 2009 Domaine Jean Sipp Steely concentrated flavours.

10.95

Languedoc & Provence

Bordeaux

This is one of the most interesting regions of France, a sort of New World, constantly changing and evolving. I am delighted to work with the fantastic Chateau Coupe Roses, these are wines made to the highest standards on some very challenging terrain and soils. Also new for this list is the iconic Mas de Daumas Gassac estate in the L`Aude Valley, truly great wines are made here, I am starting with the everyday stuff!

One of the finest regions of the World for red wines, but don`t forget the white wines. The prices for the great wines of the Medoc continue to go through the roof, but the more everyday wines actually offer great value. My friends at the superb Chateau Ballan Larquette prove that.

Red Wines

White Wines 1053

1066

Chateau Ballan-Larquette 2009 Bordeaux - House Claret

7.50 Magnum 14.95

4003

Chateau Grand Village 2008, Bordeaux Superieur Deep, dark Cabernet colour. This vintage offers great value.

10.95

Moulin De Gassac Blanc 2011 Mas De Daumas Gassac, l’Herault A totally delicious blend from this great estate of Viognier Chardonnay Chenin & Petit Manseng.

5.95

3020

Picpoul De Pinet 2011, Chateu La Mirande A speciality of famous charm.

6.95

4006

Chateau La Claymore 2007 Lussac-St. Emilion Really excellent, rounded plum fruit, smooth and silky.

12.95

3028

Viognier 2012 Chateau Coupe Roses

8.50

4012

Chateau Beaumont 2004, Haut-Medoc, Cru Bourgeois A Chateau that produces consistently good wines.

13.95

3035

Les Orris 2010 “Cuvee Speciale”, Domaine Boucabeille

4040

Chateau Tour St. Bonnet 2006 Haut Medoc, Cru Bourgeois

15.95

1064

Chateau Giraudes Del Milon 2009 St. Emilion Grand Cru

14.95

4009

Chateau La Croix Chantecaille 2006 St. Emilion Grand Cru Fine quality, still developing.

15.95

4001

Chateau Tour de Mons 2007 Margaux, Cru Bourgeois An example from this famed village at a very fair price.

18.95

4013

Chateau Bourgneuf 2007 Pomerol A full bodied, robust Pomerol in a traditional style.

27.95

18.95

Rosé Wines 3507

Moulin de Gassac Rosé 2011 l’Herault

5.95

3501

Fremillant Rosé 2012 Chateau Coupe Rosés

6.95

3500 3505

Domaine Rimauresq 2011, Cotes de Provence Cru Classé

9.95 Magnum 19.50

Red Wines 4036

Moulin De Gassac Rouge 2010, Mas De Daumas Gassac, l’Herault The junior red of the great Mas De Daumas estate.

5.95

4038

Les Terrasses de Regis Boucabeille 2011 Cotes du Roussillon Villages

6.95

4008

Minervois ‘La Bastide’ 2011 Chateau Coupe Rosés A fruity forward Carignan Grenache Blend.

6.95

4004

Le Fou Pinot Noir 2011 Vin de Pays l’Aude An easy drinking Pinot Noir from the South of France.

6.95

4022

Minervois ‘Les Plots’ 2011 Chateau Coupe Rosés One of Minervois best estate.

8.50

White Wines 3018

Chateau Ballan-Larquette Blanc 2010 Bordeaux 100% Sauvignon Blanc clean crisp fresh.

6.95

Rosé Wines 3504

Chateau Ballan-Larquette “Clairet” 2010 Bordeaux Superieur An attractive medium weight rosé. The traditional rosé of Bordeaux

6.95

Dessert Wines

4043

Monte Nero 2010 Domaine Boucabeille, Cotes du Roussillon Villages

10.95

1127

4044

Les Orris 2010 Cuvee Speciale Domaine Boucabeille

17.95

1132

4038

Mas de Daumas Gassac Rouge 2010 The Grand Vin and one of Languedoc’s greats

29.50

Monbazillac 2010 Domaine L’Ancienne Cure

Half 6.50

Classic Sauternes 2009 Ginestet et Fils

50cl 8.95

Magnums 1067

Chateau Ballan Larquette 2010 Bordeaux - House Claret

Magnum 13.95

The world’s largest producer of wine, all through Italy and into the islands.

Italian The world’s largest producer of wine, all through Italy and into the islands, everywhere produces wine. All styles are made, many quite unique. The wines from the South are worth discovering, Puglia particularly producing good stuff.

White Wines 1022

Cataratto 2011 Il Meridione, Sicilly Crisp clean and great value.

5.25

3003

Pinot Grigio 2011 Principato, Veneto I have tried to source a good example at a fair price and think this is the one.

5.75

3019

Fiano ‘Alticelli’ 2010 Cantele, Puglia A trendy new fruity grape. Delicious.

8.95

3002

Gavi ‘Ia Fornace’ 2011 Bergaglio, Piemonte A sort of grown-up Pinot Grigio, more flavours and depth.

8.95

3011

Soave Superiore 2010 Tamellini, Veneto A producer of the highest regard, understated packaging.

9.95

Rosé Wines 1031

Pinot Grigio Rose 2010 Principato, Veneto Surprisingly delicious, it is a light colour with plenty of flavour, nicely made and packaged.

5.75

Red Wines 1037

Nero D’Avola 2011 Il Meridione, Sicilly

5.25

1047

Telero Negroamaro 2010 Cantele, Puglia

5.95

1071

Salice Salentino Riserva 2009, Cantele, Puglia A delightful ripe fruit driven wine from Puglia, the heel of Italy. I really like the multi-layer red style of fruit and tannin. Produced from the locally prodigious Negroamaro grape.

7.95

1077

Chianti Colli Dei Senesi 2009 Innocenti, Tuscany

9.95

1076

Rosso Maniero 2009 Casaloste, Tuscany

10.50

4024

Montelecchio 2008 Castello Di Argiano, Sesti, Tuscany Quite outstanding quality.

11.95

1075

Casaloste Chianti Classico 2009, Tuscany

12.50

4023

Brunello di Montalcino 2005 Castello di Argiano, Sesti, Tuscany The finest of all the Tuscan wines and this from a consistent performer.

36.95

1068

Mongrana 2009 Querciabella, Tuscany

12.95

Prosecco 1011

Prosecco Doc Valdobbiadene - Domenico De Bertiol The best party fizz. The Prosecco grape produces it’s softest and most attractive wines in the Doc regions. Valdobbiadene is the most famous and arguably best.

1012

Prosecco Spumante - Lunetta

1009

Prosecco Frizzante - Domenico de Bertiol Delicious quaffer for al fresco dining.

8.50 Magnums 17.90

7.25 20cl 2.50 6.75

Hungary 3034

Priests Hill Pinot Grigio 2011 Neszmely

4.95

3034

Corvinus Chardonnay 2010 Neszmely

4.95

3034

Tokaji Aszul 5 Puttonyos 2006 Chateau Dereszla

50cl 20.00

Spanish

Many excellent wines are produced in Spain, these are wines worth discovering.

The third largest producer of wines, famed for Rioja, Sherry and Cava, but many other areas are producing really interesting wines. The Albarino grape grown on the Atlantic coast of Galicia is something very special and unique. High in the hills of Ribero del Duero the reds produced here have a totally different character than Rioja even though they use the same grape (just call it by a different name).

White Wines 3021

Rueda Verdejo 2011 Bodegas Copaboca, Rueda Refreshingly fruity and easy to drink.

3017

Albarino 2011, Lagar de Ceverra, Galicia A speciality of this region. Outstanding.

6.50 11.95

Red Wines 4002

Cantiga Tinto 2011 Bodegas Aragonesas Campo de Borja Produced from the Garganega grape. Deep and rich.

5.50

4031

Rioja Alavesa 2011 Vina Albuegada, Rioja A young wine from one of the region’s best Bodega which is situated in some of the finest vineyards in Rioja.

6.25

4002

Old Vines Garnacha 2010 Bodegas Esteban Martin, Carinena Worldwide the Grenache / Garnacha is finding great favour, it is the Pinot Grigio of red wines!

7.50

1045

Rioja Vendimia Seleccionada 2010, Bodegas Montelciego Produced in a modern, unoaked style which shows well the character of the Tempranillo grape without layers of vanilla oak makes a nice change. This is quite outstanding value.

4017

Urban Ribera 2010 O.Fournier, Ribera de Duero

9.75

1073

Rioja ‘Crianza’ 2005 Bodegas Urbina, Rioja A pioneering estate at the leading edge of Rioja new wave producers. Using grapes in both Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa.

9.75

1069

Vina Alberdi Reserva 2006, La Rioja Alta, Rioja One of the great names in Rioja.

4019 4026

Valenciso Rioja Reserva 2006 A Single vineyard Rioja of great sophistication.

16.95 Magnum 34.95

4032

Gran Reserva Rioja ‘904’ 2000 La Rioja Alta

29.50

10.95

12.95

Dessert 1126

Moscatel Sennorio de Sarria, Navarra 50cl A delicious light dessert wine.

9.50

Cava 1013

Marques De Sardana Cava Brut Great value classical method, traditional.

5.95

1015

Brut Mas Macia Brut A bit more finesse.

7.95

Portugal 1063

.com, 210 Estremoz, Alentejo A new and very exciting wine maker and estate producing delicious full flavoured fruity wines at this Southern Portugal important region.

6.75

1074

Crasto Tinto 2010 Quinta do Crasto, Douro

7.50

South Africa

A country with the potential to produce great wines.

This is a country with the potential to produce great wines. They seem to have most of the key ingredients, climate, soils, terroir, experience and cuisine. Maybe it just takes a bit of time now, a bit more age on the vines a bit more experience and a bit more export activity. It is certainly a country I like very much and am a great admirer of their wines, looking to further expand the range.

White Wines 4510

Chenin Blanc 2011 Grand Cape, Western Cape, South Africa The grape most associated with dry white wine from South Africa, great value and very smartly presented wine.

4.95

4509

The Wolftrap White 2012 Boekenhoutskloof, Franschhoek A most enticing blend of Viognier, Chenin Blanc and Grenache Blanc.

6.50

4508

Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2012 Good Hope Winery, Stellenbosch

6.50

4506

Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Thandi Estate, Western Cape (Fairtrade)

6.95

1023

Klein Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Constantia Good weight and balance, this is great! Cool climate location in the South of Costantia. Sea breezes and plenty of sun.

6.50

4504

Unwooded Chardonnay 2011 Rustenberg, Stellenbosch A delightful citrusy clean very tasty glass.

7.50

4507

Blanc de Mer 2011 Bouchard Finlayson, Walker Bay

7.95

1082

Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc 2011 Stellenbosch Shows how good this grape can be in the right hands. Low yields and harvested early in the morning to keep freshness. A third being fermented in barrels.

8.50

1083

Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Stellenbosch A rich structured Sauvignon. A different style to NZ’s Floral Fancies.

9.75

4509

Semillon 2008 Steenberg, Constantia

15.95

Rosé Wines 1029

Thandi Shiraz Rose 2010 Western Cape A lovely, vibrant new world rosé.

6.95

1090

Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rose 2009 Stellenbosch A mid-range colour, works as a light red. Again showing the craftsmanship that goes into these great wines.

7.95

3506

Cape Coral Mourvedre Rose 2011 Waterkloof, Swartland

8.50

Red Wines 1102

Shiraz 2011 Grand Cape, Western Cape, South Africa Spicy ripe fruity red from the Syrah grape, known as Shiraz south of Naples!

4.95

5512

The Wolftrap Red 2011 Boekenhoutskloof, Franschhoek Rich structured blend of Syrah, Mourvedre and Viognier.

6.50

5511

Shiraz Cabernet 2009 Thandi Estate, Western Cape (Fairtrade)

6.50

1042

Klein Steenberg Bordeaux Blend 2011, Constantia Very stylish, a bit of oak and lots of fruit. It would seem that Bordeaux style reds are the most successful in South Africa. Perhaps the close connections with European cuisine and culture have helped to foster this.

6.50

5504

Bush Vine Pinotage 2011 Good Hope, Stellenbosch Full rich, spicy flavours. Very good.

6.95

1101

Mulderbosch Faithful Hound Red 2009 Stellenbosch In memory of a family pet, this is a Bordeaux style blend rich and concentrated.

10.50

5513

Nebbiolo 2007 Steenberg, Constantia

15.95

1094

Pinotage 2009 Kaapzicht, Stellenbosch

11.95

Dessert Wines 1128

Mulderbosch Noble Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2008, Stellenbosch A Sauternes style sweet wine of true class.

50cl 13.95

Chile & Argentinian Always a reliable source of well made, well packaged and crucially well priced wines. The new estates for this list are De Martino in Maipo in Chile and the Dominio del Plata from Mendoza in Argentina. Both are independent family owned estates doing great things with the traditional grape varietals.

White Wines 1021

Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Emiliana, Central Valley, Chile Again a good example from this reliable producer.

5.50

1025

Chardonnay, 2011 Casa Azul, Rapel Valley, Chile Well made, buttery, rounded flavours with a nice twist of citrus.

5.75

1087

Chenin / Torrontes 2011, Villa Vieja, Mendoza, Argentina

6.50

1081

Sauvignon Blanc 2011 De Martino Estate, Maipo Valley, Chile A clean, crisp fry style. Quite flinty with a well-made attractive style.

6.50

4502

Chardonnay 2011 De Martino Estate, Maipo, Chile Citrus fruit and zippy fruit. Very stylish.

6.95

1084

Viognier ‘Villa Vieja’ 2011 Zuccardi, Argentina Great character. Good balance.

7.50

1086

Zohar Torrentes 2011 Dominio del Plata, Mendoza, Argentina The very best Torrontes there is. Almost Alsace in its style and complexity.

8.50

Red Wines 1048

Merlot, 2011 Emiliana, Central Valley, Chile A peppery and slightly herbal character. Good dark colour.

5.50

5503

Escondido Malbec 2010 Gougenheim, Mendoza, Argentina From new vineyards high in the Andes.

5.95

1092

Shiraz Malbec 2011 Villa Vieja, Mendoza, Argentina

6.50

1103

Carmenere 2011 De Martino Estate, Maipo Valley, Chile A wine with lots of character, which sometimes is missing in Chile. The story of Carmenere being mistaken for Merlot is very interesting but it overshadows the fact that Carmenere is a genuinely interesting variety.

6.95

5506

Reserva Pinot Noir 2011 Emiliana, Central Valley, Chile

6.95

5509

Urban Malbec 2011 O.Fournier, Mendoza, Argentina

8.50

5507

Malbec 2011, Gouguenheim, Mendoza, Argentina Natural fruit and flavours.

7.95

5503

Cabernet /Malbec Organic 2011 De Martino, Maipo, Chile

8.95

1093

Ben Marco Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Dominio del Plata, Mendoza, Argentina A reminder of how good Cabernet Sauvignon can be, balanced and stylish.

12.95

5512

Carignan ‘El Leon’ Single Vineyard 2009, De Martino, Maipo, Chile

16.50

Always a reliable source of well made, well packaged and crucially well priced wines

Australian & New Zealand The Antipodes have been at the forefront of New World wine sales in the UK for many years. Both of these countries are now at a bit of a crossroads in having top get some excitement and value back into their wines. I am working hard as ever to find these wines, its work in progress!

White Wines

Where do they go from here? Two countries that are very well established in the UK.

1024

Spitting Spider Unoaked Chardonnay 2011 Dowie Doole, South Australia An easy going Aussie, rare. This is a lovely unoaked white that offers fruity flavours in an easy style. Just enjoy.

5.95

1088

Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Stonybank, Marlborough, New Zealand Offering great value and all the character associated with the more expensive Marlborough Sauvignon’s.

6.95

1080

Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Momo, Marlborough, New Zealand Quite outstanding quality a second wine from the superb Seressin estate.

8.50

1081

Pikes Clare Valley Reisling 2011 Pikes Estate, South Australia

13.95

Red Wines 1043

Spitting Spider Shiraz 2012 Dowie Doole, South Australia Just what you expect, nice, long finish. This is a special bottling by Dowie Doole for the price sensitive UK market. The wine still needs to deliver a certain level of richness and sophistication, this does and I am happy to highly recommend it!

5.95

1100

Hooley Dooley 2010 Dowie Doole, McLaren Vale, Australia A really well made and smooth blend, nice! Made up of mostly Cabernet with Merlot, Shiraz and Petit verdot.

8.95

5501

Three Monks Cabernet/Merlot 2006 Taltarni, Pyrenees, Australia This works really well, cool climate, classy blend.

9.50

5508

Pinot Noir 2010 Momo, Marlborough, New Zealand

10.95

5505

Pinot Noir 2011 Felton Road, Central Otago, New Zealand One of the new world’s very best Pinot Noir producers.

21.95

1091

Passion Has Red Lips Cabernet Shiraz 2011 Some Young Punks, McLaren Vale, Australia.

11.95

1106

‘Amy’s Blend’ 2009 Moss Wood, Western Australia One of the new worlds very best Pinot Noir producers.

11.95

Dessert Wines 1130

Cane Cut Viognier, Dowie Doole, McLaren Vale, Australia Very floral and deliciously sweet.

50cl 10.95

1129

Late Harvest Riesling 2011 Cloudy Bay, Marlborough, New Zealand

50cl 13.95

Ports & Spirits

Terms & Conditions

Ports 7506

House port – Firth & Co, Churchills Reserve A classy ruby.

10.95

Goods are sold and supplied to the buyer by Firth & Co. Wine Merchants Limited upon the following standard terms and conditions of sale. Any variation in these terms and conditions must be agreed in writing.

7505

Churchills Traditional Late Bottled Vintage 2003 A benchmark.

15.95

Prices

7507

Churchills 10 Years Old

16.95

7508

Churchills Crusted

18.95

7509

Churchills Quinta da Gricha 2005

42.50

All prices are quoted per bottle (otherwise stated) excluding VAT and are correct at time of publication. They are, however; subject to market fluctuation, changes in rates of currency and changes in duty. All wines are offered subject to availability E&OE.

Payment Wines ordered from this list are due for payment 30 days from date of invoice.

Single Malt Whisky 7520

Glenrothes Select Reserve

34.50

Claims

7521

Glenrothes Vintage 1998

65.00

Claims for breakages and missing bottles must be notified in writing on the consignment note at the time of delivery.

7522

Glenrothes Alba Reserve

T.B.C

Free Glass Hire Wine Glasses Champagne Flutes

Goods The property in goods ordered from the company shall pass to the buyer only when all money owed by the buyer to the company has been paid. Until the property in goods has passed to the buyer; the buyer shall (save in case of any resale by the buyer) keep each consignment of goods from the company separate and marked as being the property of the company and such goods shall be properly stored, protected and insured and the buyer shall hold them in a fiduciary capacity. The proceeds representing the invoice price of the goods (including without limitation, insurance proceeds) shall be for the account of the company and shall be held by the buyer in trust for the company and kept separate from the buyer’s own funds and those of third parties. If the buyer shall fail to pay any sums to the company may, without prejudice to any other right or remedy, enter any property of the buyer and take from the buyer possession of any goods in which the company has retained the property.

Risk Notwithstanding the above, the risk in the goods (in respect of loss or damage or otherwise) shall pass to the buyer upon delivery.

Our website is regularly updated with monthly special offers. Please visit www.firthandco.com Prices exclude VAT at 20%. Mixed case orders welcome.

FIRTH & CO WINE MERCHANT Newton Bank, Newton Le Willows, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 1TE 01677 451952

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