Gordon's Wine Cellar
We are delighted to offer in collaboration with Laithwaite's some amazing wines at reduced prices with all proceeds contributing to the Sports Hub Equipment Campaign. The wines have been specially chosen by Mr Will Waters , Head of Commercial Trade at Laithwaite's.
We are offering a mystery case of 6 bottles of wine for £60! This includes free Covid-safe home doorstep delivery within a 2 mile radius of Gordon's School. Delivery will be within 48 hours of ordering, with the exception of weekends; these will be delivered the following working day. If you live further than 2 miles from the school collection can be arranged or we can offer courier delivery service at the cost of £7.50.
You can cjoose between a Mystery case of Reds or Whites will contain 6 bottles of either Red or White wine dependant on your choice. Below is a list of the wines that may be included in your mystery box, each of which sells for a retail price of £10 or more.
OCTOBER BOX £60 for 6 bottles of wine.
Villa Broglia Gavi di Gavi 2019
Gavi is a buzz word among lovers of Italian whites, and the mineral, citrus crispness of Villa Broglia Gavi is exceptionally fine. Records show the estate’s Piedmont vineyards date from AD 972. Originally called La Meirana, the property was purchased by textile entrepreneur Bruno Broglia in 1972. His vineyards lie in the ‘classico’ part of the region, where the hand harvested Cortese vineyards enjoy ‘best of the best’ Gavi di Gavi status. The family’s wines regularly score 90 points or more, and three bicchieri (top rating) from Gambero Rosso. Bruno’s sons Paolo and Piero are delighted with the 2019. It’s a racy, dry classic, showing pristine floral and almond character. Enjoy with antipasti, panfried lemon sole or lemon and herb chicken.
Alessandro Gallici Pinot Grigio 2019
We've worked with Alessandro Gallici for over 15 years and, like our customers, love the wines that he makes. He was born in Friuli, but doesn't come from a long line of winemakers. His dad was a truck driver, but everyone in the village used to have a few rows of vines and, from these, each family used to make a bit of wine. All this fascinated Alessandro as he was growing up and winemaking became his chosen career. For some years he was president of a local winery but in 2010 he started up on his own and his wines have continued to impress us. Made with grapes from the region's top areas – Colli Orientali and Grave – this wine delivers delicate pear fruit and crisp minerally ‘zing’. Enjoy solo or with mushroom ravioli or creamy linguine
Aussières Blanc Chardonnay 2019
Those five arrows on the label tell you straight away that this is a wine of exceptional quality. It's the stamp of the Rothschilds, arguably the No.1 wine family in the world. The same Rothschilds behind Château Lafite (and a Grand Vin that sells for over £1,000). Château d’Aussières was acquired by Domaines Barons de Rothschild in 1999, undertaking a vast rehabilitation programme. It is now an estate at the forefront of Languedoc's renewal. Aussières Blanc is the only white produced there. 100% Chardonnay, the nose offers crisp citrus fruits mingled with apricot and yellow peach, and subtle floral notes. It's dry and crisp with a lovely depth of fruit which expresses both tropical and citrus notes on the decadently long finish.
Venezie in northern Italy boasts an Alpine climate that makes it perfect for crisp, aromatic whites like this. Pinot Grigio is the best known grape here, but this ‘visionary’ white is an inspired blend, courtesy of Alessandro Gallici. Born in Friuli, he knows the vineyards here like the back of his hand. For years he was head winemaker at a top cellar in the heart of Friuli, until in 2011 he branched out on his own. In Visionario Alessandro combines local Friulano with other grapes such as Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer, to create a wonderfully aromatic white that’s a massive customer favourite. It’s terrific on its own and has natural affinity with fish dishes such as trout with almonds, creamy pasta or crab risotto.
Silver Ghost Sauvignon Blanc
The unbeatable value of Chilean Sauvignon makes it one of the world's most popular. This zippy apple-and-lime-boasting white is a prime example. It's your summer's afternoon refresher.
Purple Owl Pinot Noir 2018
Purple Owl is as pretty as its striking watercolour label. Named after the shaggy purple flowers that carpet much of central and southern California, like masses of tiny purple brushes, it’s a special wine, too. No other grape achieves quite the same silky elegance as Pinot Noir, and here it achieves a delicious ripeness. Famed for the fabulously expensive red wines of Burgundy, as well as the mesmerisingly supple Pinots of Oregon and New Zealand, this time Pinot Noir reaches a peak of intense fruitiness in California’s Lodi region. This is a glass of wine Pinot fans are going to love for its silky texture, and its generous berry flavours and soft touch of oak. A fine match with chicken in red wine or spicy roasted vegetables and couscous.
Pillastro is one of our bestselling Italian reds – customers love all that richness, warmth and bold, ripe fruit. It comes from Puglia, in Italy’s deep south, best known for big, smoky wines made from prized local varieties Primitivo and Negroamaro. This 2019 is from Angelo Maci, a leading figure in the quality revolution of the last two decades, whose cellar Cantine Due Palme has twice been named ‘Winery of the Year’. Angelo himself has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement award too. Made purely from Primitivo, this is a rich, powerful red. A period of oak ageing has infused the wine’s generous plum and damson character with notes of spice and vanilla. Enjoy with hearty casseroles, pasta with a rich tomato sauce, or garlic roasted lamb.
Opi Malbec Reserve 2019
Great grapes, great skill – this luscious, silky red will win you over. It’s made by Opi (aka Rodolfo) Sadler at Andean Vineyards. He coaxes so much richness and flavour from the fruit, his peers call him ‘the magician’. Yet he’s such a gentle, affable and modest man. On a visit to Opi, we tried to get him to reveal how he makes wines so delicious he has two permanently in our Top 20! He shrugged and said he simply follows the way his family has always made wine. That’s typical Opi – but not quite believable. The truth is he has a gift – even if he doesn’t know it. He crafts this great red from hand-picked grapes grown high in Mendoza, then gently ages it in barrel. Enjoy with spicy sausages, pasta or beef casserole or simply on its own
Barón de Barbón Oak Aged Rioja 2018
Vintage after vintage, Barón de Barbón proves to be our bestselling Rioja. It’s a lot to do with the wine’s enticing berry aromas, silky texture and luscious flavour. The talent behind this contemporary, fruit driven red is the young and infectiously keen Javier Murúa. His father Julián owns Bodegas Muriel (a winery Julián’s parents established in 1926) in Rioja’s superior Alavesa. We have a fabulous working relationship with the family, ensuring our Buyer Beth goes in straight after vintage and gets first refusal on the finest vats. With its mouthfilling, red berry flavours and fragrant vanilla character, this supple Rioja is most enjoyable solo or with simple suppers such as grilled lamb chops, char-grilled vegetable kebabs or chicken.
Terms and Conditions
Delivery: Doorstep delivery will be within 48 hours of purchase, items purchased during the weekend will be delivered on the next working day. Under the Premises licence of The Gordon Foundation and Gordon's School we are only allowed to deliver between 11am and 11pm. If you live more than 2 miles from Gordon's School and would like to collect an order this can also be arranged.
Restrictions: We are unable to sell to anyone under the age of 18. You will be asked to confirm this during checkout.