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Featured Producers

Adelina

 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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Cesarini Sforza

NEW PRODUCER

We were absolutely blown away the first time we tasted the wines from Cesarini Sforza. Made in the traditional method, this range of Italian sparkling wine demonstrates the extraordinary value for money available outside Champagne, and offers an excellent sparkling that will sit perfectly somewhere between top-quality Prosecco and Champagne on a winelist. Founded in 1974, Cesarini Sforza have always promoted viticulture based on precision and quality, thus enhancing the value of Chardonnay and Pinot Nero grapes, the company has been at the heart of projects that have left an important mark on the development and growth of the “Trentino” Classic Method. It has rejuvenated the region with an established local identity and reputation of excellence in production of Trento DOC sparkling wines.

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Ronco del Gelso

NEW PRODUCER

Having won a plethora of awards and praise for their wines, Ronco del Gelso attribute much of their wine’s character to the Isonzo DOC Rive Alte soils, which are poor in nutrients, stony and dry. This soil ensures that vine vigour is controlled, heat is reflected by the stones to promote full-ripening of the grapes and a little water stress avoids excessive production of leaves and focuses the vine’s energy on fruit. Adriatic sea breezes mitigate the high temperatures in summer and mountains in the North protect from cold winds in the Winter, whilst a high diurnal range means that Ronco del Gelso are able to produce firmly structured whites, with full flavour and exquisite aromatics, as well as several beautifully balanced, fresh reds. Ronco del Gelso produce beautiful expressions of Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Friulano, Sauvignon and Malvasia Istriana amongst the white varieties and  Merlot and Cabernet Franc amongst the red.

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By The Dutch

NEW PRODUCER

We are thrilled to have found By The Dutch and their fabulously rare, artisanal and delicious products 'Old Genever' and 'Batavia Arrack' Indonesian rum. The company was only founded in 2015 with the aim of producing traditional Dutch spirits and reintroducing these spirits to an international market. The range of products are mainly distilled and handcrafted in the so-called 'Genever Town' of Schiedam in Holland. The reputation od Dutch spirits has blossomed in the last few years, with producers working hard on refing their products and the quality increasingly recognised and appreciated by a growing number of consumers and professionals both at home and abroad, and it makes a fabulous addition to our range of quirky, high quality and alternative spirits made by artisan methods.

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Essentiae

NEW PRODUCER

Essentiae Liquoreria Ligure produces exceptional liqueurs by following methods and ancient Ligurian recipes in their artisan 'opificio' (workshop). Founded by Diego Bosoni, a winemaker with his own family-run winery and Fiorella Stoppa, an expert in artisanal, traditional liqueurs, the Essentiae workshop began producing their exquisite liqueurs in 2000. Every liqueur is produced in small quantities with only organic seasonal ingredients used; these ingredients are grown locally and only the highest quality are selected for use in the liqueurs. Every stage of the process is carried out by hand; from preparation to labelling and no dyes, chemical essences or preservatives are used during production. Regarded as the best method for extracting pure and unadulterated flavour intensity, cold infusion is used in the production of every liqueur and stays in line with Fiorella's uninvasive approach to the whole procedure.

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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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Christmas Closure Dates

December:

Tuesday 20th (by 10am)* – Last orders for OUTSIDE LONDON
Thurs 22nd - Last orders for LONDON CUSTOMERS by 4pm
Fri 23rd - Open for deliveries

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