Boutinot Cairanne Sans Artifices, Cairanne AOC, Rhône, France - 38 Rich, up-front fruit on the nose and ripe, soft berry flavours on the palate make this wine immediately appealing. Underlying notes of liquorice and rosemary provide a savoury twist that mingles well with the opulent, juicy flavours. (Vegan)
Teliani Valley Kakhuri No. 8, Georgia - 39 From Teliani’s more experimental ‘Winery 97’ project, this amber wine is a blend of four varieties that you can’t pronounce – luckily the rich dried fruit and nutty flavours and long dry refreshing finish are much easier to get your mouth around! (Vegan)
Château Mercian Koshu Gris de Gris, Fuefuki District, Japan - 45 Faint reddish orange hue. Sweet and gentle aromas of apricot, apple compote. Darjeeling, old Rose with subtle vanilla notes are derived from 8 months in oak barrels.
Nachbil Grünspitz (11%), Grünspit, Transylvania - 46 With notes of rose petal and bitter Seville orange, tannic and textured, and with compelling minerality this orange wine from the thick-skinned, small-berried regional oddity Grunspitz is really quite unique.
Alpha Box & Dice 'Golden Mullet Fury' Semillon Viognier, Australia - 48 This vintage gives a more palatable approach to skin contact white wine from previous vintages, without surrendering its character or funk. It's a blonde bombshell of capsicum, guava and butterscotch. (Vegan)