Robust flavours, great depth and a capturing intensity – this is the essence of textural wines, which we can break down to hundreds of mouth-watering expressions. In the white wine world, Viognier, Chardonnay, Roussanne and Marsanne are the first to come to mind - more opulent, fleshy varieties capable of producing multi-dimensional wines with added palate weight and density.
We have chosen a range of our wines, which we believe demonstrates that perfect ‘texture’.
New - Robert Oatley, The Pennant Chardonnay 2010
96 Points - James Halliday
Bright straw-green; hand-picked, whole bunch-pressed, barrel-fermented in new and used French puncheons; a beautifully crafted and detailed wine, superfine in its impact on the palate, yet with extreme length. It has clearly been picked at exactly the right moment, and the overall balance is impeccable.
£34.95 per bottle
New - Cristom Vineyards Estate Viognier 2015
Directly from the cool slopes of Oregon, this is a pure, nearly textbook example of a great Viognier – rich, aromatic, slightly viscous on the palate. With a white flower bouquet redolent of honeysuckle and jasmine, barely perceptible sugar and a creamy mouth-feel from the partial malolactic fermentation and sur-lees aging, this is a highly appealing and serious food wine. A superstar of the white wine world.
£28.95 per bottle
Stolpman Vineyards Estate Roussanne 2015
Layer upon layer of honey, honeysuckle, peaches, apricots, marmalade and butter notes, which cover every facet of your palate. This deeply concentrated yet vibrant wine is one the most mesmerizing versions we have sampled from Stolpman. In fact, and as we declared with the inaugural 2013, this is without a doubt the best US Roussanne money can buy at this price and in the context of value, this is truly world-class...
£25.95 per bottle
Stolpman Vineyards L'Avion Roussanne 2014
Full-bodied and a step up in concentration levels compared to the Estate. The 2014 L’Avion is a remarkable wine and offers the same levels of richness found with Château Beaucastel’s Roussanne Vieilles Vignes. Lots of minerality, fruit, acidity and a finish which lasts for well over five minutes. In short, this is an extraordinary wine, perfectly proportioned which will offer you a rare glimpse of something very, very special.
£44.50 per bottle
Equally exceptional is Stolpman’s Syrah, the fruit of which is highly sought after by some of the most prestigious wineries in the US. As an example, Sine Qua Non have sourced grapes for their award winning wines (rewarded the perfect 100 Point score by Robert Parker on multiple wines and vintages) from Stolpman vineyard for years.
Stuart Pym – the founder of Suckfizzle, Stella Bella and his newest, highly anticipated Flowstone wines - is clearly a perfectionist and his attention to detail is quite extraordinary, resulting in perhaps the best wine(s) made in Margaret River today. Accolades have come in thick and fast including the prodigious winner of James Halliday’s Best New Winery, 2015 and of course, receiving tremendous reviews and high scores. Stuart has a deep understanding of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, which and personally, are his best wines. His craftsmanship is clearly displayed in each and every vintage with all varietals nodding firmly to their French counterpart. His Chardonnay’s sit shoulder to shoulder with great Burgundies.
Flowstone Museum Vertical - Queen of the Earth Chardonnay
• 1 x 2014 96 Points
• 1 x 2013 97 Points
• 1 x 2012 96 Points
• 1 x 2011 97 Points
• 1 x 2009 97 Points
£167.75 per case
Flowstone Museum Vertical - Estate Chardonnay
• 1 x 2013 96 Points
• 1 x 2012 94 Points
• 1 x 2011 96 Points
• 1 x 2010 96 Points
£93.80 per case