A sparkling blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc, but not from the most obvious of sources Pullus Penina 2008, Stajerska, Slovenia (£17.95 Winety) Quite a full-bodied style of fizz, off-dry with floral aromas that make you wonder whether some aromatic grapes made their way into the blend, rich creamy/yeasty notes balanced […]

Pullus Penina 2008, Stajerska, Slovenia

Bit of an oddball this one, you think it’s going to be sweet but it isn’t… Pullus G Traminec 2009, Stajerska, Slovenia (£17.95 Winety) Big, oily style, smells like late-harvested grapes, with plump peach and lychee flesh pepped up with exotic rose petal and ginger, with some barley sugar thrown in […]

Pullus G Traminec 2009, Slovenia

Modra Frankinja is also known as Blaufränkisch. And Lemberger. And Kékfrankos. And Jubiläumsrebe. And even Sirokolidtnyj… Pullus Modra Frankinja 2011, Stajerska, Slovenia (£9.95 Winety) Refreshing red wine, juicy and sappy, with a slightly earthy undercurrent to the fresh cherry and blackberry flavours, and a slightly leathery, rustic note on the […]

Pullus Modra Frankinja 2011, Slovenia

Really like this tangy young Riesling, more than a little of the Rheingau about it… Pullus Riesling 2012, Stajerska, Slovenia (£9.95 Winety) Dainty mix of light sherbetty sweetness with pithy lemon and apple flavours, and mineral tension to the finish. Lovely crisp but quite weighty style, will be interesting to […]

Pullus Riesling 2012, Stajerska, Slovenia

Harvey Nichols Beaujolais-Villages 2012, Burgundy, France (£12.50 Harvey Nichols) Quite a rich style, with notes of sweet strawberry, plum and rose hip syrup. There’s an undercurrent of earthiness (with just a hint of rot?) but overall this is refreshing and tasty. B(+) Henry Fessy Morgon 2011, Burgundy, France (£10.50 Oddbins) […]

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