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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.

 

 

White Wines

Tierras de la Fuente Airén Chardonnay 2019

Origin: Spain

ABV: 12.5%

Size: 750ml 

Bodegas Fontana is a central Spain winery that specialises in rescuing ancient plots of vines in danger of being abandoned. These vines tend to be so old that yields are minimal, so growers find they are not usually economically viable. But Bodegas Fontana steps in, paying growers a premium for the grapes as they make such great wine, and everyone’s happy! The dry, windswept conditions mean vines stay healthy, so can be treated organically. This appetising white combines Spain’s most widely planted white grape, Airén (aka Viura, the grape behind white Rioja too) with Chardonnay. A great balance of limey zip and the latter’s rounded apple character. Easy going and versatile, it's great solo or with lighter dishes, salad or seafood.

Portinho do Côvo Branco 2019

Origin: Portugal

ABV: 13%

Size: 750ml 

Prepare to be thrilled by this modern Portuguese white. It has a wonderful array of crisp flavours thanks to a unique blend of grapes and meticulous winemaking. Portinho do Côvo is made by multiple award winning Jaime Quendera using the native grapes of Verdelho and Fernão Pires. Together they lend brilliant lemony intensity with a hint of spice. The vines grow close to the coast, just off which lies the little island of Pessegueiro. There, legend has it, Cupid exiled three mermaids. Mermaids aside, the coastal region is great for vines and assures a long, slow ripening and freshness and lifted aromas in the wines. Seafood features prominently on the local menu and you’ll find Portinho is ideal with prawns, white fish or salads.

Don Cayetano Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Origin: French

ABV: 12%

Size: 750ml 

This is a crisp, minerally, lime fresh white from the Luis Felipe Edwards estate, four time winner of the ‘Chilean Winery of the Year’ award. Having made his money in construction, Luis Felipe Edwards Snr purchased a vineyard then slowly bought up more and more so that today he owns all of a steep valley in Colchagua. You certainly need a head for heights on its upper slopes, but the grapes love the sunshine and the cool nights! He also renovated a beautiful old colonial house, sparing no expense and adding a state of the art winery and luxurious barrel cellar. His son in law, Nicolas Bizzarri, is winemaker. Made from a selection of the estate’s best Sauvignon grapes, this white is great solo or as a partner to fish, shellfish or salads.

Yarrunga Field Special Reserve White 2019

Origin: Australia

ABV: 12%

Size: 750ml 

Yarrunga Field is as much “Aussie sunshine in a glass” (Oz Clarke/Jilly Goolden) as it was when first launched some 20 years ago. It made such a sensation then, when it was featured on BBC’s Food and Drink programme and duly shot up our bestsellers chart. A few refinements have been made in the years since, tweaks to the mix of grapes, and the 2019 exudes fruitiness, freshness and intensity in perfect measure. At 12% this wine makes a terrific glassful anytime, with or without food, at a party or in the garden. There’s no doubt why so many customers keep coming back for more – it’s just so easy drinking. Today Emma Norbiato is the winemaker and is on top form with this latest vintage. Serve chilled solo or with spicy stir-fry or seafood.

Campanula Pinot Grigio 2019

Origin: Hungary

ABV: 12.5%

Size: 750ml 

This tasty Pinot Grigio comes from an award winning cellar in the village of Etyek, 50km from Budapest, and shows just what fantastic quality and value Hungary offers. That's particularly true in the outstanding 2019 vintage, and winemaker Gábor Laczkó made sure we got our fair share for customers. Hungary is, of course, famous for its regal sweet wine, Tokaj, but has many strings to its bow, thanks in part to a 600 year history of growing Italian grape varieties. Gábor has proven himself an expert, crafting a range of thrilling wines under the Campanula label, named after a local flower. This crisp, minerally Pinot Grigio has classic ripe pear and green apple character. Enjoy as a glass any time or with lighter dishes like fish or risotto.

The Gooseberry Bush 2020

Origin: South Africa

ABV: 12%

Size: 750ml 

Bon Courage is one of Robertson’s most highly acclaimed wineries and Gooseberry Bush has a hugely loyal following. Just shows, whites of explosive fruity appeal are by no means the unique preserve of New Zealand! Nestled between the Breede River and the Langeberg Mountains, Bon Courage has been run by the Bruwer family since 1921. They win accolades aplenty, including in 2015 Top Wine Estate and Top 10 Year Achievement Award at the Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards. Previously, their Gooseberry Bush secured a Best White Blend Trophy, and each vintage since has been pretty remarkable too. It’s fresh and racy thanks to grassy, kiwi fruit scented Colombard and a dash of lemony Sauvignon. A great party white or partner to spicy stir-fry or salads

Red Wine

El Bombero 2019

Origin: Spain

ABV: 15%

Size: 750ml 

For lovers of big, smooth reds, El Bombero is a top choice. It comes from Cariñena, a hot, arid region of Spain where sun loving grapes like Garnacha (same as Châteauneuf’s Grenache) achieve amazing ripeness. Particularly in the hot dry 2019 vintage. Ancient vines and a lack of rain mean fewer grapes, which in turn means far more flavour intensity. Exhibit A: El Bombero. There are no fancy châteaux around Cariñena, but, as Decanter magazine notes, that doesn’t stop the region being home to some of the best value reds in the world. From award winning winemaker Javier Domeque, El Bombero is packed with spicy black fruit. Delicious on its own and a tasty choice for full flavoured pasta, herby roast sausages and mash, and, of course, barbecues region. 

Il Brutto Negroamaro Primitivo 2019

Origin: Italy

ABV: 13%

Size: 750ml 

If you’re a fan of the sort of reds you can only get from ancient, ultra sunny vineyards, then chances are you’ll love Il Brutto. So low yielding and unprofitable were these heirloom Negroamaro and Primitivo vines that the growers in Puglia were planning to rip them out. The fruit flavour, however, is amazing, so Tony Laithwaite stepped in and offered to make it worth their while to carry on tending them. He also engaged his old friend Angelo Maci from the nearby award-winning Cantine Due Palme winery to turn the grapes into a magnificent red. The vines’ twisted trunks may be ugly (‘brutto’) to outsiders, but they’re things of beauty to those in the know. Serve this treasured red with hearty dishes such as casseroled lamb shanks or lasagne.

Opi Malbec Reserve 2019

Origin: Argentina

ABV: 13%

Size: 750ml 

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

Il Papavero NV

Origin: Italy

ABV: 12.5%

Size: 750ml 

Il Papavero has been a chart topping customer favourite for years, a wine for all seasons, the silken Italian charmer with incomparable versatility. It’s a great party red with or without food and partners the universe of pasta and pizza dishes effortlessly. The value too is second to none. The secret? Papavero maestro Scipione Giuliani, plain ‘Scipi’ to his mates. A fifth generation winemaker and quintessential Italian gent. Every vintage he selects only the ripest, most flavoursome grapes from the top performing regions to ensure Il Papavero is consistently delicious with soft, supple, red berry vibrancy. Sangiovese from the Marches, Abruzzi Montepulciano, plus Negroamaro and Nero d’Avola from the far south. A truly luscious combination.

The Black Stump Durif Shiraz 2019

Origin: Australia

ABV: 14.5%

Size: 750ml 

According to winemaker Alan Kennett (and thousands of Black Stump customers), when you combine Durif and Shiraz “magical things happen”. Perhaps that explains Black Stump’s splendid decade of popularity. The wine owes its name to a mythical outback marker of the boundary between the known world and the unknown. Describe anything as the best “this side of the black stump” and you mean it’s reckoned to be unbeatable. How appropriate for an affordable Aussie red of peerless intensity and popularity. Dark Durif – “the grape that takes no prisoners” (The Observer) – and impressively juicy Shiraz make a perfect marriage, creating a velvety, voluptuous, and irresistible style. Serve in large glasses with steak and kidney pie or a Sunday roast

Firespinner Merlot 2019

Origin: Australia

ABV: 14.5%

Size: 750ml 

Australia is best known for Shiraz and Cabernet Shiraz blends, but if you know where to look you can find some mighty fine Merlot, too. And, being less fashionable, it tends to be well priced. Some of the best is produced in Victoria, and Firespinner is a particular favourite of ours. It’s made by Andrew ‘Big Mac’ McPherson and team, whose Full Fifteen and other bestsellers have delighted customers for years. For some time now the crew, led by Jo Nash, have been paying special attention to Merlot and they say it’s fast becoming their signature grape. The aim is always to make wines that are hugely enjoyable upon release. We think they have hit the spot yet again with Firespinner. Enjoy this tasty red with sausages or spicy roast vegetables.

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.