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Samaroli

NEW PRODUCER

Samaroli; one of the most prominent names in the world of Whisky. A company with a rich history, stretching back over 49 years. This for us, was the natural addition to our bar portfolio, further showcasing our endearment and admiration for the unique and wondrous Italian spirits industry. 

The Samaroli legacy began in 1968 when they re-casked a selection of rare and renowned single malts and vatted whiskies into new oak, transforming them with age and their trademark artistic labels. The resulting whiskies have increased depth, complexity and flavour, incomparable to any other. Samaroli also works with premium quality single cask and blended Rums from South America.

Samaroli today is under the operation of Antonio Bleeve who had been collaborating with the company for many years before he took charge as master blender and CEO. An admirer of the companies philosophy and passion, Bleeve continues to create unique products to the standards of excellence set by his predecessors. Aged spirits un comparable to anything else and sought after by whisky enthusiasts around the world. 

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Caiaffa

NEW PRODUCER

We are pleased to welcome Caiaffa to our portfolio and introduce these stunning northern Puglian wines to the UK market. Caiaffa works to the principle of synergistic agriculture. They believe that nature is mans greatest collaborator and that it is nature which maintains balance. Certified organic, they do not use insecticides or pesticides in order to encourage a balanced  ecosystem and work at one with nature. They are especially protective of the insects which live on and around their vines, they work in harmony with them and have established a symbiotic relationship in which both parties benefit. These wines are beautiful examples of the benefits to a harmonic relationship with nature and to caring for the environment. 

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Gabbas

NEW PRODUCER

One of Sardinia's most renowned winemakers and multi award winning producer, we are very excited to have Giuseppe Gabbas and his wines as part of our portfolio. The Gabbas estate has been part of the Gabbas family for generations.  His wines are best known for being true examples of traditional Sardinian styles. The estate consists of 20 hectares of vines, predominantly Cannonau de Sardegna making up of 80% of their cultivation, alongside Vermentino and another local variety called Muristellu. Muristellu is a red varietal used in small amounts in blending, it gives the wines extra body and depth.

The farm sits in the Locoe valley at the foot of the Supramonte mountains, in Barbagia, the heart of Sardinia. The climate here is hot and dry but the cooling breezes from the surrounding sea and the proximity of the mountain ranges provide these hillside vineyards with protection and temperature control. The granite soils help to retain moisture, so much so that even in drought they can continue to nourish the vines. These special conditions not only provide a perfect micro-climate for the grapes to ripen but also they allow for minimal intervention; the use of pesticides and fertilizers here is very little.

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Noah

NEW PRODUCER

We are also pleased to welcome Noah! Noah is an exciting young winery based in the small town of Brusnengo, in the province of Biella in Northern Piedmont. It is the viticultural brainchild of Andrea Mosca and Giovanna Pepe Diaz who, in 2010, decided that  a career change was necessary in order to follow their passion for wine. The husband and wife team had a mutual yearning to live off the land and so, in a bid to change their lifestyle and that of their two children, they purchased 3.8 hectares of vineyard within the Bramaterra DOC. Andrea and Giovanna have a holistic approach to winemaking, they believe strongly that “wine is the harmonious meeting of man and nature.” A view that we very much share!

The Bramaterra DOC is a relatively small appellation in Piedmont with the ability nevertheless to produce outstanding wines. Nebbiolo dominates the blends but the DOC allows for flexibility in small percentages of other varietals, of which Noah use Croatina, Uva Rara and Vespolina.

We are very happy to be able to be introducing Noah into the UK market and furthering our exploration of the elegant, timeless red wines of Piedmont.

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Cantina Cavalieri

NEW PRODUCER

We didn't know we were looking for a Verdicchio di Matelica DOC until we stumbled across Cantina Cavalieri. Verdicchio di Metelica is the lesser known of the two Verdicchio specialists. However it has a long running history as a quality wine producing area. The area is very special due to the altitude of the vineyards on the foothill ranges and for the richness and variety of micro-climatic conditions. The soils here are rich in minerals, with a calcareous clay content.

In 2006 a new generation of winemakers took over from their parents and the winery is now run by Eugene and Gabriele Benedetti. They have continued the family winemaking traditions and are incredibly passionate about the potential of Matelica wines. Gabriele lives with his wife at the property on the Cavalieri estate. It is the same site where his Great-Grandparents ran a small winemaking business in the early 1900s and it was these ancestors that were the first in the family to start working with local varieties. His Grandfather first built the cellar which still stands today and in the 1980’s, it was Gabriele’s father who made the decision to concentrate on exclusively producing Verdicchio di Matelica.

Gabriele converted the vineyard into organic viticulture in 2006 as soon as he took over and in the winery, each year, Gabriele is producing wines of character without any ‘fashionable’ influences – simply with clean, healthy grapes and great attention to detail in the cantina.

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Adelina

NEW PRODUCER

We have been looking for an Australian producer to add to our portfolio for a while now and our patience has paid off. The minimal intervention wines from Clare Valley producer Adelina are show-stoppers. The unique conditions in Clare Valley make it a formidable grape-growing region; the diurnal temperatures and ‘terra rossa’ soils have helped this region in Southern Australia to gain an international reputation.

Adelina, established in late 2002, is a small vineyard and winery found in the Springfarm sub-region of Clare annd their vines are set amongst one of the most historically relevant vineyards in Australia. Colin and Jennie, the partnership behind the wines, boast a mix of well-established 85+ year old Shiraz, Grenache, a smattering of Pedro Ximenes, along with young Shiraz and Mataro. Colin and Jennie cultivate their vines with organic and biodynamic principles: “It's all pretty simple really, winemaking artifact is minimal, we aspire to show an expression of the vineyard so try not to muscle in too much with heavy handed-ness in the winery”. In the winery, the team draw on French techniques with natural ferments, foudres and longer maceration periods. The soils at Adelina are quite varied. The Grenache is set on a grey sandy loam, on a clay base, this profile extends into a red sand, with lime and a small amount of sandstone where the established Shiraz is grown. 

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Astrum Wine Cellars

Place your orders by 4pm for next day deliveries in London by our drivers

Place your orders by calling 0203 328 4620 or email orders@astrumwinecellars.com

Our offices are open 8am to 4pm, where someone will always be able to assist you with your questions and orders. After this, please e-mail orders to orders@astrumwinecellars.com or leave a message on the answer machine.

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