The wine side of our business, Dan y Dylanwad Wines ("Under The Influence") continues to go from strength to strength.
We import directly from numerous small producers across Europe.
All these wines and many more are available to buy at Dylanwad Da or can be shipped direct to you anywhere in Britain (P+P £10/case).
The following price list for off-sales shows just some of the wines available.
Please enquire as to any others you may be searching for and we will do our best.
Mae'r adain wîn o'r busnes, Gwinoedd Dan y Dylanwad, yn parhau i fynd o nerth i nerth.
Rydym bellach yn mewnforio'r gwinoedd yn uniongyrchol gan gynhyrchwyr Gwin o safon o Ewrop.
The exciting addition to the list is the Holy Grail of top-quality Welsh wines! The Ancre Hill Estate just outside Monmouth has recently turned Biodynamic and is turning out some truly remarkable wines. We also have some more great "value" wines from Sicily and a pink fizz from the Loire. And finally, a new one from Left Field: fabulous Zorah wine from Armenia! Please remember most of the wines from the main restaurant list are also available to take out at a considerable discount.
Under conversion to Biodynamic status and with predominantly classic Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, with the recent planting of some Albarino, this is a truly exceptional estate. Passionate to make the best wines possible on that southern facing slopes. They are starting to win awards and the future is very exciting. The sparklers are made in the traditional method with extra time on the lees. The Chardonnay has some well-judged oak influence, while the Pinot Noir has remarkable fruit and will age well. The white sparkler was voted "Best" at Bollicine del Monde, Italy against many top Champagnes!
Sparkling White, 2010 £25.20
Sparkling Rosé, 2010 £27.50
Chardonnay, 2010 £15.50
Rosé, 2010 £15.50
Pinot Noir, 2011 £21.50
Surprising, I know, but actually possibly the oldest wine region in the world. Nearby cave evidence points to wine production going back 6,100 years. It was definitely worth the drive across snow-covered fields to see the vines at 1400 metres, however next time I'll hope to go at a warmer time of year. This is a fascinating Armenian/Italian coproduction using an indigenous variety and clay amphorae, simply unique.
Karesi, Areni Noir, 2011 £22.80
Guy Allion, Domaine du Haut Perron, Touraine
Cedric has taken over the running of the estate from his father in the village of Thesée in Touraine, up river from Tours. Young and ambitious he combines traditional varieties with modern techniques.
Domaine de Haut Perron, Touraine Sauvignon A.C. 2013 £8.20
Vielles Vignes Sauvignon, 2010 £9.50
Touraine Rosé, A.C. 2013 (Gamay) £7.80
La Grive, Moelleux, Late Picked Sauvignon, 2010 £10.50
Les Perdriettes Gamay 2012 £8.20
Les Parcs, Pinot Noir, 2011 £9.20
Domaine Huet, Vouvray, Loire (Biodynamic)
Simply one of the top producers, on ancient vineyards, now using biodynamic techniques. A demi-sec i.e. off-dry, with some residual sugar but the Chenin Blanc gives wonderful balancing acidity, one of my absolute favourites.
Le Haut-Lieu, Vouvray Demi-Sec, 2002 £27.50
Clos Berger, Vouvray, Loire
Without the length and development of the Huet but light and easy Chenin with some residual sugar and good balancing acidity - and much more affordable!
Vouvray Demi-Sec, A.C. 2013 £9.90
Domaine Ogereau, Anjou
At last we have some wine from this well respected estate we have been following for some time. The wonderful thing in the Loire is the great variety of wines produced. Now we can add some chenins (dry and sweet), a semi-sweet rosé and lovely, juicy, herby Cabernet France.
Anjou Blanc "en Chenin" A.C, 2011 £11.90
Savennieres Clos le Grand Beaupréau A.C. 2010 £15.90
Cabernet d'Anjou demi-sec A.C. 2011 £9.60
Anjou Villages A.C. 2010 £11.90
Cotaeux du Layon St.Lambert A.C. 2011 £14.40
Cotaeux du Layon St.Lambert A.C. Harmonie des Bonnes Blanches (50cl) 2010 £15.90
Domaine Sautereau, Crézany
Textbook Sancerre from a family that has been producing wine in the village of Crézany for 9 generations!
Sancerre A.C. 2012 £13.80 Halves £7.90 IWC Silver Medal
Rolly-Gassman, Rorschwihr (Biodynamic - uncertified)
From undoubtably one of Alsace's top producers, a fine example of just how good Riesling can be and with a bit of bottle age now - complex and well-balanced, off dry and delicious!
Riesling, Alsace A.C. 2007 £13.80
Pinot Blanc A.C. 2007 £13.50
Gewurztraminer A.C. 2002 £15.90
Domaine Alain Gautheron, Chablis
A fifth generation family estate of some 22 ha. This Premiere Cru comes from some of the best slopes around the town of Chablis. 100% Chardonnay, with temperature controlled stainless steel fermentation, a fine, dry, crisp minerally wine with excellent length - as good Chablis should be.
Chablis A.C. 2010 Decanter Magazine 4 stars £13.50
Chablis Premier Cru, Les Fourneaux, A.C. 2009 £15.50 Halves 2009 £8.20
Cave d'Azé - Macon
From a relatively small, well-respected co-operative in the Maconnaise I have selected our "House" Burgundies. Founded in 1927 but using the latest techniques and equipment. The prestige Cuvée Jules Richard is 100% unoaked Chardonnay, clean, fresh and lively, while the red, 100% Pinot Noir Bourgogne Rouge has well judged oak-ageing and soft red berry fruit.
Cuvee Jules Richard, Macon-Azé, A.C. 2008 £9.80
Bourgogne Rouge, A.C., 2010 (Fût de Chêne) £11.20
Domaine les Chenêts, Mercurol
A small producer nestling below the famous Hermitage hill not far out of Tain. 100% Syrah full of ripe dark fruits with a touch of pepper and spice.
Crozes-Hermitage, A.C., 2008 £13.20 Halves 2008 £7.20
Gilles Barge, Ampuis
Classic syrah from the northern Rhone from a redoubtable producer.
Côte Rôtie, Cuvèe du Plessy, 2006 £27.50
Domaine de Vieux Telegraphe "La Crau"
Simply one of the top producers and well aged.
Châteauneuf du Pape, 1999 £39.50
Domaine Font Sarade
Bernard Burle in the southern Rhone has produced a big burly blend of Syrah and Grenache reflecting the sun and warmth of the south of France, spicy dark fruits with a touch of black pepper.
Le Blanc, Viognier, Vin de Pays de Vaucluse 2012 £9.40
Ventoux A.C. 2012 £8.40
Vacqueyras A.C. Les Hauts de la Ponche, 2011 £13.40
Vacqueyras A.C.Cuvé Prestige, 2010 £15.40
Baron de Badassiére, Coteaux du Languedoc
Made by a co-operative in the deep South of France but with help from New Zealand wine-makers. They have produced a lovely fresh, dry, zippy wine retaining the best varietal character.
Picoul de Pinet, 2012 £8.70Carignan, Vin de Pays d'Oc I.G.T. 2012 £8.10
Parma & Co. Brut Reserve NV, Champagne
New this year to us, excellent Champagne at a decent price. Produced by a co-op of some 200 growers, this is a blend of the three traditional varieties. Clean and fresh, aromas of pear, apricot and apple with a touch yeasty, bready tones as you expect from good fizz. £23.50
Le Mesnil, Grand Cru, Blanc de Blanc NV, Champagne
Our new house Champagne; "nutty, restrained, all Chardonnay fizz with remarkable elegance and length" Tim Atkin, The Observer. £28.50 halves £16.50
Jean-Claude Raspail, Saillans (Organic Sparkling)
From an unusual appellation in the foothills of the Alps off the Rhone. An organic producer of Clairette de Die a delightful, light, frothy, sweet, sparkling wine. We also have their Cremant; made in the "traditional" method, with extended ageing on the lees, giving a complexity to put many a Champagne to shame.
Clairette de Die, Tradition, A.C. (Hachette Two** 2006) £12.50
Cremant de Die, A.C. 2009 £13.50
Marquis de la Tour, Loire
A light, dry, easy drinking fizz from the Loire, with more than a hint of red berry fruits - excellent value.
Vin Mousseaux Rosé £9.60
Bodega Angel Lorenzo Cachazo, Rueda
From Spain’s new premier white wine region two excellent value refreshing light whites. Produced in an immaculate winery, with the latest temperature-controlled stainless steel equipment, examples of the best of the "New Spain". Both wines got 90 points in this year's Penin Guide.
Martivilli, Sauvignon Blanc, 2013 £8.60
Martivilli, Verdejo, 2013 £8.20
Bodegas Tomàs Cusiné, Costres del Segre
New this year following a visit to their immaculate modern winery. Both the red and white are mesmerising blends of several different grape varieties with some careful use of oak. Try them and see why this passionate young man is putting a lesser area of Catalunya on the map!
Auzells, 2011 £12.50 Penin 93 pts
Vilosell, 2010 £12.50 Penin 91 pts
Vila Corona, Costres del Segre
A winery high in the foothills of the Pyrenees, benefiting from the cooling air from the mountains. This year I’ve taken three red varietals from them: a Merlot, a Cabernet Sauvignon (both receiving sympathetic use of oak) and a Ull de Llebre (aka Tempranillo) light and herby. (We also have their dry, perfumed Riesling). They all represent excellent value.
Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 £8.80 Out of stock
Merlot, 2008 £8.80 Out of stock
Ull de Llebre 2009 £8.40
Chardonnay 2011 £8.40
Jose-Maria Saenz, El Villar de Arnedo, Rioja
A small estate in the Baja Rioja making Joven (young), Crianza and Reserva reds, predominantly from the Tempranillo grape. Javier has a small modern Bodega and produces great value wines. New this year is a "Special Selection" wine, made with specially selected grapes from 50 year-old vines, low yields and healthy use of American oak, top notch, drinking now but many years ahead of it! (87 points Guia Penin).
Presagio, Tinto Joven, 2013 £6.90
Presagio, Crianza, 2011 £9.20
Presagio, Reserva, 2008 £10.20
Presagio, Vendimia Seleccionada, 2007 £16.20
An example of the great modern, value wines coming out of the lesser known regions of southern Spain.
Monastrell, D.O.C. Yecla, 2012 £8.20
Quinta do Infantado, Pinhao, Douro
First established in 1816, all the vineyards are “Class A” and worked traditionally by hand. The ports are top quality with great intensity. We also have one of their top notch table wines.
White Port NV £13.80
1997, Vintage Port £34.20
Late Bottled Vintage Port, 2007 £14.80
10 Year Old Tawny Por £11.80
Douro Red DOC, 2008 £11.80
Douro Red, Reserva, 2008 £24.50
A superb blend of traditional and internatioal grape varieties, modern techniques and lower yields have produded a lovely value wine with depth and complexity unusual at this price.
Azamor, Alentejo DOC, 2008 £11.50
Bortolin Angelo, Prosecco Valdobbiadene D.O.C.G.
One of Italy’s unique specialities from a small region just to the north of Treviso. This example comes from the heart of the region with vines growing on steep hillsides. The Prosecco grape here preforms to its optimum producing a lovely light aromatic sparkling wine.
Prosecco, Valdobbiadene DOCG, Brut £12.20 GOLD Medal Vinitaly 2012
Vincenzo Bossotti, Piedmonte
From the delightful Vincenzo and Chiara Bossotti in Piedmonte. Cisterna d’Asti, their village and their small winery is perched on the edge of the steep slopes of the rolling Roero hills. They are committed to minimum intervention in the vineyards (i.e. nearly Organic) and to quality, which is reflected in another collection of fine wines.
Terre Alfiere, Roero Arneis, 2012 £9.80
Cisterna D’Asti Superiore (Bonarda) 2008 £10.80
Langhe Nebbiolo, 2008 £11.80
Barbera d’Asti Superiore 2010 £10.80
Rosato, 2012 £8.80
Luigino e Marco Provolo, Verona
From Italy’s biggest region for quality wines,in the hills behind Verona. We have one white, a Soave lookalike from 100% Garganega grapes, fresh, floral and fruity. The four reds are a wonderful example of the ascending levels of quality found in the area, all from a similar mix of local grape varieties. The first two Valpolicellas are light, fruity and refreshing but with some barrel and bottle age for the Gino; next a Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso - with oak and intensity coming from the process of extending the fermentation with the pressings from making the fourth classic wine: Amarone della Valpolicella.
Costa del Monte, Bianco Veronese IGT, 2011 £8.80
Valpolicella DOC, 2012 £8.80
Gino, Valpolicella Superiore DOC, 2008 £10.50
Campotorbian, Valpolicella Ripasso DOC, 2005 £13.50
Amarone della Valpolicella DOC, 2007 £27.50
Corto Giara, Fumane, Veneto
Great value wines produced by the famouis Allegrini family in north-east Italy.
Pino Grigio delle Venezie, 2013 £9.20
Bardelino, 2012 £9.50
Cantina Leonardo, Vinci
Modern style wines from a forward-thinking co-operative to the west of Florence.
Chianti, D.O.C., 2012 £9.10. Halves 2009 £5.50 Magnums £17.80 IWC Silver
Gran Sasso, Ortona, Abruzzo
Two excellent value wines from central Italy. The white is fresh, dry and lively and the red is deep coloured,clean, fresh and plummy on the nose, rich and supple on the palate.
Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC, 2012 £9.20
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC, 2012 £9.20
A Mano, Gioia
Californian winemaker Mark Shannon now has over a decade of experience in southern Italy and with modern techniques and careful selection from old vines he is producing better and better wines giving an excellent value to quality ratio.
A Mano, Fiano-Greco Bianco Puglia IGT, 2013 £9.20
A Mano, Puglia Primitivo IGT, 2011 £9.20
A pair of excellent value wines from indigenous grape varieties in southern Italy.The Inzolia has a nice touch of perfume on the nose but is crisp and dry. The Nero D'Avola is, as you might expect, full of dark, ripe fruit but has soft, easy tannins and is easy drinking.
Inzolia, Sicily I.G.T. 2012 £7.10
Nero D'Avola, Sicily I.G.T. 2012 £7.10
A pair of more substantial wines from Sicily. Unusual blends giving interests and structure, clean, refreshing and very modern!
Pinot GRigio/Zibbibo, Sicily I.G.T. 2012 £8.80
Syrah/Pinot Nero, Sicily I.G.T. 2011 £8.80
Valentin Bianchi, San Rafeal
From the most southerly part of the Mendoza wine region, great value wines with plenty of flavour.
"Finca Los Primos" Chardonnay, 2012 £8.90
"Finca Los Primos" Malbec, 2012 £9.60
Altos Las Hormigas, Mendoza
Best value red in Decanter Magazine May 2009. "A textbook example of what good-value Malbec should offer: purity of fruit delivered in a pleasingly fresh style. A supremely easy drinking wine with brambly blackberries and spiced apple."
Malbec, 2012 £11.80 Decanter Wine Trophy 2013
BodegaCatena Zapata, Mendoza
From one of the producers to have put Argentina on the quality wine map of the world.
Catena, Chardonnay, 2007/8 £12.80
Catena, Malbec, 2009 £12.80
Catena, Cabernet Franc, 2010 £15.80 Decanter Wine Trophy 2011
Big bold wines filled with South American sunshine. The white is mostly from the perfumed, rounded Torrentes grape with a splash of Riesling to freshen it up. While the red uses Argentina's signature grape, Malbec, with an added breadth from the addition of some Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Tannat.
Amalaya, Blanco, 20012 £9.40 IWC Argentine Trophy Winner
Amalaya, Tinto, 2011 £9.90
Tarapaca, Valle Central
New great value wines from the sunshine of Chile.
Cosecha Sauvignon Blanc, 2013 £7.50
Cosecha Chardonnay, Chardonnay, 2013 £7.50
Cosecha Merlot, 2013 £7.50
Cosecha Carmenère, 2013 £7.50
Vina Chocolan, Melipilla
From new vineyards sites in the Maipo valley cooled by night breezes from the Pacific, rich, ripe and bold value varietal wines.
Inspira, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012 £8.90
Carmenère Selection, 2010 £9.40
Carmenère Reserva, 2012 £12.20
Austrian wines are little seen in this country and greatly undervalued. Quality has soared since the 1980s, and here we present the wines of two dynamic young producers: Johann Topf of Kamptal in the North near the Danube and Markus Kirnbauer in the South, close to the Hungarian border.
Johann Topf, Kamptal
GREEN, 2012 £9.40
Grüner Veltliner, Strassertal, 2012 £10.60
Grüner Veltliner, Wechselberg, 2012 £14.20
Riesling, Strassertal, 2010 £12.20
Riesling, Wechselberg, 2010 £14.40
Weissburgunder 2007 £14.20
Zweigelt, Srassertal 2011 £11.20
Granat, 2003 (Zweigelt, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon) £15.50
K+K Kirnbauer, Mittelbergenland
Welschriesling, 2012 £8.80
Zwickl, Chardonnay 50cl, 2011 £8.80
K+K Cuvée, 2010 (Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt) £9.40
Blaufränkisch Classic, 2010 £10.80
Vitikult, 2008 £12.80
Goldberg Blaufränkisch 2008 £18.80
Eiswein, 2008 (Half bottle) £14.50
A golden rarity, harvested while the grapes are frozen on the vine, in this case, in December. Will keep for at least 20 years!
The Greywacke is an exciting new venture by Kevin Judd, previously the head winemaker at Cloudy Bay for over 20 years. Great stuff.
Tinpot Hut, Sauvignon Blanc, 2013 £12.40 Sommelier Wine Awards Silver
Tinpot Hut, Syrah, 2009 £17.50
Kim Crawford, Sauvignon Blanc, 2012 £12.40 Decanter Wine Awards Gold
Kim Crawford, Pinot Noir, 2011 £12.80
Greywacke, Sauvignon Blanc 2013 £16.40
Delta Vinyard, "Hatters Hill", Pinot Noir 2008 £19.50
Ata Rangi, Pinot Noir, 2009 £38.50
Legendary winery in this troubled country. Serge Hochar heroically carried on through everything to produce unique wines. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Carignan, well aged.
Chateau Musar, Bekaa Valley, 2002 £19.50 Halves £10.50
At last some Aussie wines on the list! A small selection but there is sure to be more to follow.
The Stump Jump, White - Rieling/Marsanne/Sauvignon Blanc 2010 £9.40
The Stump Jump, Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvedre 2010 £9.40
D’Arenberg, The Hermit Crab, Viognier/Marsanne, 2011 £11.50
Charles Melton, “Rose of Viginia”, Barossa Valley, 2009 £17.80
Willunga 100, Grenache, 2011 £11.40
Innocent Bystander, Pink Moscato, Victoria, 2013 £9.50 Half bottle £6.80
Innocent Bystander, Pinot Noir, Victoria, 2011 £13.80
Innocent Bystander, Shiraz/Viognier, South Eastern Australia, 2010 £13.80
Innocent Bystander, Chardonay, Victoria, 2010 £13.80
Seghesio, Sonoma County, California
Ripe, juicy, approachable Zinfandel from top producers of this uniquely Californian variety, but not for the faint-hearted at 15.5%!
Sonoma County Zinfandel, 2011 £20.80 Half 2008 £13.20
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