Skip to content ↓

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 £76! 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.

The mystery case will contain a mix of red, white, rose wines and one bottle of Champagne or Prosecco and will be picked randomly. Below is a list of the wines that may be included in your mystery box, each of which sells for a retail price of £13 or more.

White Wines

Villa Broglia Gavi di Gavi 2019

Origin: Italy

ABV: 13.5%

Size: 750ml 

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.

Sunday Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Origin: New Zealand

ABV: 12.5%

Size: 750ml 

Vibrant new vintage of this New Zealand Sauvignon from an award winning family winery in Marlborough and one of the pioneers of the region. Recent vintages have garnered enormous praise and enthusiasm – “the most scrumdelicious SB to pass our lips” for one. It also gained 90 points last vintage from Wine Orbit and is always great value. Phil and Chris Rose founded the estate in 1978, first as growers, then adding a winery a decade or so later. Their five children have now joined them, so it's very much a family affair. Exuberant grapefruit and grassy nettle character with a bright citrus zip – this has all the usual Marlborough pizzazz and more. It’s very moreish solo or with all sorts of seafood, spicy stir-fry or Thai fish cakes.

Domaine Bellevue Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Origin: France

ABV: 13.5%

Size: 750ml 

Touraine Sauvignon has long provided an affordable yet authentic and stylish alternative to the Loire’s most famous name wines, a description that certainly fits the wines of Patrick Vauvy. He took over his family’s estate in 1985, scrutinised every stage of production in the vineyard and cellar, and now makes some of the best wines for miles around. Just try this 2018. In the vineyard, he is lucky to have up to a metre of silty top soil on a bed of chalk and clay, which ensures excellent drainage and deliciously concentrated fruit. Add in late picking and no wonder this wine is so intense. Vinified in Patrick’s modern cellar, the wine is deliciously fresh. Chill down and serve with asparagus, pan-fried fish or goat’s cheese dishes.

Porais Reserva 2018

Origin: Portugal

ABV: 13%

Size: 750ml 

With its spicy peach and zingy lemon curd flavours, Porrais Reserva shows that the Douro is about much more than just port these days – the region’s whites offer superb complexity and richness at very reasonable prices. Quinta de Porrais was in fact once the property of Dona Antónia Ferreira – a 19th century pioneer of the port trade who owned many of the Douro region’s most important estates. This property’s vines, planted on dizzyingly high, steep slopes, are on average 65 years old (many of them are well over 100), hence the great freshness, intensity and mineral complexity of the wine. Combining Rabigato, for ripe fruit and zippy edge, with Códega do Larinho, for its aromatics, this fine white makes a lovely partner for sauced fish

Le Grand Maré Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Origin: France 

ABV: 12.5%

Size: 750ml 

We’ve been delighted to work with the Bougrier family in the Loire’s Touraine for over 20 years now. Their wines offer both exceptional class and excellent value. One of their most classic is Le Grand Maré – their flagship Touraine Sauvignon Blanc from vineyards close to the Loire’s Central Vineyards and the pricey appellations of Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé. Taking their finest quality grapes of the vintage, carefully cool fermenting the juice and lees ageing the wine for creamy complexity, this white has brilliant freshness and satisfying weight, while the quality of 2018 adds lovely ripeness. Highly recommended with seafood dishes, warm goat’s cheese salad or a creamy spring vegetable risotto. It makes a most elegant aperitif, too.

Silver Ghost Sauvignon Blanc

Origin: Chile

ABV: 12%

Size: 750ml 

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.

ROSE

Saint Tropez Rosé 2019

Origin: France

ABV: 12.5%

Size: 750ml 

Jancis Robinson MW, like many top experts, believes “the quintessential rosé comes from the South of France”. And, coming from Saint Tropez, ‘the playground of the rich and famous’, this exceptional rosé has to be one of the very best value examples of all. As you’d expect from this star studded part of France, this irresistible rosé is supremely elegant with lovely raspberry fruit, yet with a subtle savoury edge and brisk minerality to keep the wine nicely edgy. It’s pure Grenache, the top rosé grape there, carefully cool fermented to capture all the fruit and freshness in bottle. Serve with ocean fresh favourites such as crab or lobster, pan seared tuna or grilled king prawns. It’s also great with white meats or creamy vegetarian dishes

Domaine du Mas Ensoleillé 2019

Origin: France

ABV: 12.5%

Size: 750ml 

Provence is the absolute epicentre of fine rosé. Warm sunshine and cooling breezes from the Med encourage the elegant fruit flavours the region is known for. It’s the style the rich and famous love to sip as they enjoy the sunshine of the Côte d’Azur. This is a delicious new find from a small cellar in Aix en Provence, next door to where neoclassical painter François-Marius Granet lived (and after whom the cellar is named). Using Provence’s finest varieties for elegant rosé, Grenache and Syrah, this pretty pink is crafted from hand picked grapes, harvested in the cool of the night. Subtle berry fruit with a classic savoury edge and bright lemony zip – this wine is as delightful on its own as it is with seafood or lighter vegetarian dishes.

Red Wine

Purple Owl Pinot Noir 2018 

Origin: USA

ABV: 14%

Size: 750ml 

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.

Camino de Seda 2019

Origin: Spain

ABV: 15%

Size: 750ml 

Everyone loves a bargain, but if you also love BIG fruity reds you should head to Jumilla. This forgotten region is home to “some of the oldest and most concentrated Monastrell in Spain, producing full bodied reds that are just as good as most Bandols, and sell at half the price” (Tim Atkin MW). Camino de Seda (‘Silk Road’) comes from a winery just off this famous route that brought wealth and splendour to the region over 500 years ago. The vineyards are still surrounded by mulberry trees, the silkworms’ favourite dwelling place. Crafted by Scottish born winemaker Pamela Geddes, the wine is packed with intense black fruit, complemented by notes of vanilla spice. Enjoy by itself, or with pork loin or lamb casserole. Ideal at a barbecue too.

Opi Malbec Reserve 2018

Origin: Argentina

ABV: 14%

Size: 750ml 

Chief winemaker Rodolfo 'Opi' Sadler has been crafting our Opi Malbec for over a decade now. We call him 'The Magician', but he says there's no magic involved. It's simply a matter of making the most of the natural advantages around him. He has certainly proved his skill over the years and is he rated among the Top Ten winemakers in the country. Even as early as 2008, he scooped Trophy for ‘Best Malbec of Argentina’. His Reserve red is an inky dark masterpiece, made from intensely flavoured Malbec, hand picked from higher altitude, older vines. The result is concentrated fruit, all wrapped in toasty vanilla spice from 15 months in new French and American oak. Intense berry flavour, this smooth red is a great choice with rare roast beef.

Barón de Barbón Oak Aged Rioja 2018

Origin: Spain

ABV: 13.5%

Size: 750ml 

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.

Sparkling

Ca' Bolani Prosecco Frizzante Edizione Limitata NV

Origin: France

ABV: 12.5%

Size: 750ml 

Prosecco is as Italian as gelato, enjoyed in some circles on a daily basis! The best are the delicious, handcrafted versions from artisan producers like the Zonin family, winemakers since 1821. Ca’ Bolani is one of the most stylish Proseccos you’ll ever taste. It’s made entirely from their premium estate grown grapes in Friuli, Italy’s top white wine region. To guarantee quality, they keep every aspect of production ‘in house’ – an approach that pays off with top awards. This wine won Gran Menzione at Vinitaly and two Golds from the Mundus Vini competition. Winemaker Marco Rabino favours the frizzante style – a gentle mousse rather than the full fizz of Champagne, it’s light, zippy and refreshing – brimful of crisp pear and citrus flavours.

Villa Vincento Prosecco

Origin: Italy

ABV: 10.5%

Size: 750ml 

This is a simply fabulous Prosecco with an abundance of golden apple and pear flavours. The golden bottle excludes light ensuring this wine remains tasting as fresh and elegant as the day it was bottled.

 

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.