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Everyday Cases

Wines For Drinking With Ease. Fruit Driven, Clean, Well Balanced Bottles For The Everyday. Av. Bottle Price £10-15.

Occasional Cases

Something Just A Little Bit More Special. For Weekend Drinking. For Fantastic Food. For Occasions. Av. Bottle Price £15-20.

Exceptional Cases

Difficult to justify too often. For when you want something extra special. Like A Gift. To yourself. Av. Bottle Price £20-30.

Everyday Cases

Wines For Drinking With Ease. Fruit Driven, Clean, Well Balanced Bottles For The Everyday. Av. Bottle Price £10-15.

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THE ROSÉ TASTING

6

£96.70

We've put together a collection of six of ours, each one perfect for the long summer ahead. Hailing from France and Spain, with a number of brand new imports, they range: from pale pink to dark red; light, dry and crisp to full, fruity, powerful and savoury. There's a rosé out there for everyone (Nationwide delivery included)

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THE (OTHER) EVERYDAY

6

£90.70

A 6 bottle selection of some every-other-day drinking wines produced carefully with very little intervention, exemplary of their grapes and regions, with ageing and wine-making techniques that add that extra little je ne sais quoi / non so che / no sé qué.

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THE (OTHER) EVERYDAY

12

£180.40

A 12 bottle selection of some every-other-day drinking wines produced carefully with very little intervention, exemplary of their grapes and regions, with ageing and wine-making techniques that add that extra little je ne sais quoi / non so che / no sé qué.

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SIMPLY REDS

6

£87.70

If whites don't really do it for you, then stick to what you know and love. And if that's a mix of soft, easy-drinking, juicy reds from France, Italy and Spain then you may just have found what you're looking for.

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IT'LL BE ALL WHITE

6

£107.20

If reds aren't really your thing, fear not. Here's a neat 6 bottle selection of some affordable, but interesting and eclectic, FR.IT.ES. wines. With a mix of mineral, bright, fruit driven, gently oaked and rich & juicy there's something for everyone.

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FR.IT.ES

6

£99.20

An eclectic selection of six of the best from six different small FR.IT.ES producers. Nothing ordinary in here, with brand new wineries, all organic and low intervention wine-making and labels that belong on Instagram. 2 French, 2 Italian, 2 Spanish; one Sparkling, two white, three reds. And we've thrown in Free shipping because. Try me!  

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FR.IT.ES

12

£200.90

We've chosen 12 different wineries and from them 12 different wines to show you the quality and diversity of our French, Italian and Spanish imports. A cross-section of Sparkling, Whites and Reds there's absolutely nothing ordinary about this lot.

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EVERYDAY

6

£79.70

A 6 bottle selection of some everyday FR.IT.ES drinking wines that are fresh, full flavoured and fantastically well made, concentrated but uncomplicated, delicious and original (with Nationwide shipping included)

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EVERYDAY

12

£156.40

A 12 bottle selection of some everyday drinking wines that are full flavoured and fantastically well made, concentrated but uncomplicated, delicious and original.

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A TASTE OF AUTUMN

6

£89.20

As the days fast become colder and the skies more grey, and as crisp whites and bright reds hibernate till the Spring you'll find yourself in need of a slightly softer, more comforting drop. So here's a selection of gently warming red and softer whites to ease you gently into the winter, including a number of brand new additions to our portfolio. 

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A TASTE OF AUTUMN

12

£179.40

As the days fast become colder and the skies more grey, and as crisp whites and bright reds hibernate till the Spring you'll find yourself in need of a slightly softer, more comforting drop. So here's a selection of gently warming red and softer whites to ease you gently into the winter, including a number of brand new additions to our portfolio. 

Occasional Cases

Something Just A Little Bit More Special. For Weekend Drinking. For Fantastic Food. For Occasions. Av. Bottle Price £15-20.

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A MODEST XMAS DAY

6

£101.70

Few would disagree that the best thing about Christmas day is the food and wine. So you will want to make sure you have got something for every point of the day and meal. So here's a selection of fizz, white, reds and a sweet that will more than do the day justice, without breaking the bank.

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FRENCH REVOLUTION

12

£232.90

The Old world is changing. France is no longer the predictable, over-priced, stuffy old wine-shop it has been for centuries. There's a load of new and exciting, contentious winemakers rising from the ranks and we couldn't be happier to have found a good number of them to represent here in the UK

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FRENCH REVOLUTION

6

£103.20

The Old world is changing. France is no longer the predictable, over-priced, stuffy old wine-shop it has been for centuries. There's a load of new and exciting, contentious winemakers rising from the ranks and we couldn't be happier to havefound a good number of them to represent here in the UK. 

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LES MOD’AMOURS

6

£104.70

Last week we tasted the new Petit Mod'Amour 2019 Rosé from Domaine Modat in Rousillon and it's no understatement to tell you that it is incredible. Whole bunch, slowly pressed Syrah blended with barrel fermented Grenache aged on it's lees. It doesn't get any better. So then we had to retaste the other two in the range, including a newly imported red and felt a special offer is in need to tempt you in and try them all.

The six bottle case contains 2 of each (white, rosé and red) wine.

Domaine Modat is a modest 23 hectares of vines found in the commune of Cassagnes in the Agly Valley, 30km due west of Perpignan and 200-300m above sea level. Upon founding the estate in 2007, Philippe Modat has worked the vines organically (achieved certification in 2014) and biodynamically (not yet certified) and having moved back to working as a lawyer he has left it in the safe hands of his dynamic and hard working sons, Quentin who manages the vines and Louis who makes the wines.

The vineyards themselves are composed predominantly of well drained Gneiss, in which are grown indigenous red and white Roussillon varieties - including 115-year-old Carignan. In the last 10 years they have built a modern carbon neutral winery and embraced biodynamic viticulture, working with restrained extraction, fermentation on wild yeasts and as little sulphur as possible.

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NO ADDED SULPHUR

6

£120.20

For some, whose hyper-sensitivity to sulphur can cause severe discomfort, these bottles should will be of real interest. Just as they will to those who enjoy the purity of no intervention winemaking. All made with no added sulphur at bottling nor during the winemaking process (natural sulphites, however, may still be present)   

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SIX NEW AGE MUSCADET

6

£100.70

Try out six new and exciting imports from two fantastic young winemakers in the Pays Nantais. This January, I had the great pleasure of meeting, tasting and adding two new young talented winemakers to my portfolio in the form of Nicolas Suteau and Jérémie Batard-Langelier.

Across 4 cuvées each hailing from different soils, Jéremie's wines show just what an incredible variety of terroir, differing lees aging and low intervention winemaking can do to the humble Melon de Bourgogne grape. Nicolas Suteau meanwhile choses to vinify in the absence of any sulphur that gives his Folle Blanche and Melon de Bourgogne an intensity of flavour and minerality unlike any other.

Muscadet has never had so much going on...

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SOFT AND SMOOTH REDS

6

£107.70

 

1 x De Stefani | Terre Nobili | 2017 | Veneto
1 x Pateiro | El Patito Feo Barrica | 2017 | Ribeiro
1 x Modat | Le Petit Mod’Amour Rouge | 2018 | Cotes Catalanes
1 x Isola Augusta | Schioppettino | 2018 | Friuli
1 x Daniel Gevaert | Bo'vin | 2018 | Bordeaux
1 x Les Reves Oublies | No Toxic | 2019 | Loire

 

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THE LAST OF THE SPRING WINE

12

£198.40

We all know it's coming, so there's little point in trying to hide from it. But before you get ahead of yourselves and you turn a shade of pale pink for the next four months as the thermometer creeps towards 30°C, I wanted to make sure you had one last chance to enjoy the Last of the Spring Wine. 

Enjoy a twelve bottle FR.IT.ES selection of well priced, fresh, bright and fruit forward reds, whites and fizz perfect for the weather. Within; whites with flavour, fruit and texture and reds with crunch, concentration and freshness and a sparkling wine that is, quite literally, Spring in a bottle....

...then we can start to talk rosé.

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THE LAST OF THE SPRING WINE

6

£103.20

We all know it's coming, so there's little point in trying to hide from it. But before you get ahead of yourselves and you turn a shade of pale pink for the next four months as it the thermometer creeps towards 30°C, I wanted to make sure you had one last chance to enjoy the Last of the Spring Wine. 

Enjoy a six bottle FR.IT.ES selection of well priced, fresh, bright and fruit forward reds, whites and fizz perfect for the weather. Within; whites with flavour, fruit and texture and reds with crunch, concentration and freshness and a sparkling wine that is, quite literally, Spring in a bottle....

...then we can start to talk Rosé.

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THE NEW SPAIN

12

£273.90

We happily lay out hat in Spain, and country all too unknown for a variety of regions, grapes and styles that sneak under the radar. Sure, it does rich, fruity, powerful, well-oaked reds like nobody's business but its northern whites, refined winemaking and fresh reds are something you've really got to try.

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THE NEW SPAIN

6

£106.70

We happily lay out hat in Spain, and country all too unknown for variety of regions, grapes and styles that sneak under the radar. Sure, it does rich, fruity, powerful, well-oaked reds like nobody's business but its northern whites, refined winemaking and fresh reds are something you've really got to try.

1 x Pateiro | Saramusa | 2019 | Ribeiro
1 x Oriol Perez de Tudela | El Padrós | 2019 | Tarragona

1 x Altos de San Esteban | La Perra Gorda | 2019 | Bierzo
1 x Uva de Vida | Biografico | 2018 | Castilla–La Mancha
1 x Vins de Pedra | Negre de Folls | 2019 | Conca de Barbera
1 x Oriol Perez de Tudela | Escabeces | 2018 | Tarragona

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THE OCCASIONAL

12

£232.90

A 12 bottle selection of some of our slightly finer and more indulgent wines that deliver across all aspects of complexity, flavour and length, coming from smaller productions, made from lesser seen grapes and in several cases finished off with careful ageing.

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THE OCCASIONAL

6

£120.20

A 6 bottle selection of some of our slightly finer and more indulgent wines that deliver across all aspects of complexity, flavour and length, coming from smaller productions, made from lesser seen grapes and in several cases finished off with careful ageing.

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TOUR DE FRANCE TASTING

6

£122.20

A 6 bottle selection of our brand new discoveries from this January's 2,500km Tour de France buying trip. With x1 Pet Nat, x3 Whites and x2 Reds you'll find one representative wine from each new winery from Muscadet to Bordeaux, Montagny to Alsace, all new to the UK and new, young domaines.

Each winery is new to the UK and in a few instances is making their first ever vintage. All work conscientiously, ranging from Certified Organic to No sulphur / Filtering with every wine exemplary of it's grape, region and terroir yet exciting and wholly original!

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RICH AND FULL BODIED

6

£120.20

A 6 bottles selection that'll remind you of just how lip-smackingly big, juicy and rich, red wine can be. Rooted in Spain, with big blends, smooth oak and rich fruit these will be just the ticket to help look after you all winter long. 

Exceptional Cases

Difficult to justify too often. For when you want something extra special. Like A Gift. To yourself. Av. Bottle Price £20-30

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AN EXCEPTIONAL XMAS DAY

6

£157.20

All you'll need to ensure you have the perfect Epicurean Christmas day. Our new Vintage Champagne, two beautifully oaked old-vine Catalan numbers, some ripe well aged organic red Burgundy and a little sweet to finish it all off. Guaranteed to bring Christmas home.  

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ATHENAEUM & MORITZ-PRADO

6

£132.70

Maison Mortiz-Prado has to be one of the newest and most exciting Alsace wineries to launch in the recent years. Winemaker Ghislain Moritz studied and cut his teeth for five years in Mercurey before moving to Portugal and then the Carpathian mountains in Romania to work for the then relatively unknown Avincis winery. It was in 2009 that he met Angela, a Columbian studying in Paris, and together they returned to Romania to successfully grow the Avincis offering. With the knowledge and a passion to start their own project they bought 5 ha of vines in Albé (the only mountainous vineyards of Alsace) and in 2018 returned to France with a young family. They work the 450m high vineyards by hand, where they grows Sylvaner, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir organically. And only one vintage in, with the unique Schist soil, altitude and a creative use of skin contact, burgundy barrels and amphorae, they are already creating exceptionally fresh, powerful and elegant wines. Watch this space. Very closely.

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CLASSIC CHRISTMAS

3

£78.85

Whilst some people may like to go a little off-beat for their Christmas Day wine selection, many will enjoy a tried and a tested wine selection made for the big day itself; Grower Champagne, unoaked White burgundy and smooth, dry, fruit driven Bordeaux. Job done! 

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FESTIVE FUNK

3

£64.35

An original alternative to a slightly more classic Christmas trio. A sparkling, white and red made organically, and honestly without the addition of sulphur. The Sparkling is fresh and light, the White is thicker, textured and floral and the Red bright, elegant and crisp.

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FLOR & OXIDATIVE

6

£155.20

A extra-ordinary discovery case of some very particular wines, all having been through some oxidative aging (deliberate exposure to Oxygen) and flor (for the whites). Resultant wines are intense, super savoury, dry and tannic. Be prepared, these are of a particular style but not faulty.

If intrigued but unsure, then please feel free to email us and we'd be happy to talk them through.

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TERRY'S ORANGE

6

£79.85

Forget chocolate; think white grapes left to macerate on their skins for a little while like a red wine. The result is texture, tannin, savoury woody notes and developed and secondary fruit flavours. A very particular style and great for food.

If intrigued but unsure, then please feel free to email us and we'd be happy to talk them through. 

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THE EXCEPTIONAL

12

£338.40

For when only the very best will do. A mixed case of unbridled quality, variety and joy including many of The Modest Merchant's prized, low allocation, show stopping wines: Grower Champagne, Jura Pinot, Village Burgundy and many other firm customer favourites. You'll wish that everyday was exceptional...

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WINTER ORIGINALS

3

£69.85

An unlikely collection of three bottles of festive juice perfect for a gift. All big, gently spiced, Christmassy numbers but we'll wager a combination never seen together before; elegant 100% Alsace Pinot Noir Cremant, a white (Rhone-esque) Priorat and a Bordeaux blend for the hills of Venice. Sublime.