Calduero Wine Importers portfolio October 2023

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Calduero Wine Importers Portfolio, October 2023

About Us Based in London and Edinburgh, Calduero Wine Importers Ltd is a boutique wine importer focusing on under-the-radar gems that offer exceptional value. We supply shops and bars in south and central London, as well as a number of clients in Edinburgh. Our speciality is Spanish wine, and our portfolio includes wines we love from Utiel-Requena, Ribera del Duero, and Rioja. In 2023 we have added a Slovenian producer to our list, and we intend to expand to new shores in 2024. The inspiration behind our business is simply a love of wine and the industry. If there is a unifying theme behind all of our wines it is that they are both delicious and good value. We also run a wine bar in South London, Crystal Palace Wine Club - please do come visit us to sample the wines from our portfolio. If you would like to set up a meeting please contact our London Director Tom: / 07921711108

Delivery terms: next day during the week, minimum order 24 bottles.

Our newest addition...

Gabernik 23 Region: Štajerska, Slovenia We’re extremely excited to be introducing the wines of Gabernik 23 to the UK. Slovenia continues to grab headlines for producing quality wines, and Gabernik evidences why so many people are talking about the country. Farming sustainably on nine hectares of vineyards situated on the slopes around Ritoznoj in the foothills of the Pohorje range, winemaker Janko is producing sensational light reds, orange wines, pet nats, and traditional method fizz based primarily on Yellow Muscat and Zweigelt. The labels look great, and the prices make sense. We are delighted to add them to our portfolio and can’t wait for you all to have a taste.

Gabernik 23 Zweigelt 2020 The flagship Gabernik wine, light yet deep, this is juicy and delicious. Made with minimal intervention and matured in old French barriques. Unfined and unfiltered with a pinch of SO2 at bottling. Vegan. £11.50 Rumeni Muskat Orange 2021 Beautiful aromatics from the Muskat grape crafted perfectly into an orange wine with a little over three weeks skin contact. Spontaneous fermentation, racked into old French barriques for maturation. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with minimal SO2 usage. Balanced and delicious. £13 Merlot traditional method sparkling 2018 A traditional method sparkling made from a small parcel of Merlot grapes that were previous used for heavily oaked reds. Native yeast fermentation in stainless steel followed by ageing in fibre glass for seven months. Bottled for its second fermentation and aged on lees with regular riddling for 30 months. Disgorged, with five grams of dosage. £13

Gabernik 23 Rumeni Muskat Pet Nat 2022 Hazy and delicious, this is everything you want from a pet nat. Aromatic loveliness from the Muskat, with a floral lift, suggests sweetness but dry and fresh on the palate. Refreshing sourness on the finish. Wild yeast and minimal SO2. £13 Rumeni Muskat trad method 2019 A more complex, aged version of the above, made with the traditional method double fermentation. 18 months on lees, zero dosage. A perfect aperitif. Wild yeast and minimal SO2. £13

Rosé Pet Nat 2022 A juicy pet nat made from Pinot Noir. Lovely cherry and strawberry fruit with a note of tea., Plenty of freshness, this is exactly what you want from a rosé pet nat. Wild yeast and minimal SO2. £13

Our own wines! Region: Utiel-Requena, Spain Returning to Utiel-Requena because of our enduring fascination with the region, we partnered with fantastic winemaker Alberto Pedron to make our very own trio of low-intervention, “natural” wines: a light easy-drinking orange Moscatel, a unique blend of orange and white Macabeo, and a light red from the almost-extinct Royal grape variety. We're very proud of the wines and hope you enjoy them too. This year they are extremely limited production but in 2024 we plan to make a larger amount.

Our own wines!

In The Club orange wine 12% A super easy-drinking style of orange wine made from 100% old vine Moscatel with light skin contact. Apricot and peach on the nose, smooth and refreshing in the mouth. Fermented in stone, aged in tinaja. Limited supply - £13.50 Apricot Sandwich orange-white blend 13% A unique blend of a light orange wine (the same as In The Club) with a white wine made from Macabeo, with plenty of lees contact. Apricot and bready aromas = apricot sandwich. Aging in tinaja and stain steel, no filtration or stabilisation. Limited supply - £13.50 Off With Their Heads red wine 13% Made from the extremely rare grape variety Royal, from a recently reclaimed vineyard. Best served chilled, this packs plenty of red fruit and a depth of flavour. Super unique and interseting. Fermented in stone and aged in old French barrels. No filtration or stabilisation. Limited supply - £12.50

Bodegas Aranleon & Montesanco Region: Utiel-Requena, Spain Growing vines on the Mars-like red soils of this under-the-radar region outside of Valencia, the owners of Bodegas Montesanco and Aranleon are crafting exceptional organic, vegan wines from the region's key grapes, Bobal and Macabeo. We fell in love with the project when we discovered it in 2020 and have been working to introduce their wines to the UK since. The Solo Tinto and Blanco have proven very popular, while the Mon Bobal and Macabeo are very special indeed.

Aranleon Solo Tinto 2021, 14% 80% Bobal and 20% Syrah. Plenty of dark fruits with Bobal's characteristic minerality and freshness. Great bang for your buck. Organic and vegan. Also available in magnums. £10.54 Solo Blanco 2022, 13% 80% Macabeo, 20% Sauvignon. An expertly crafted still Macabeo. Bags of freshness and lovely fruit, with enhanced structure and body. Organic and Vegan. £9.42

Solo Cava NV 11.5% A beautiful fizz and a modern take on Cava. Fresh, fruity, moreish and so clean. Organic and vegan. £10.11 El Arbol 2020 14.5% A fascinating blend of Bobal, Tempranillo, Mouvedre and Cabernet Sauvignon. Powerful, deep, structured; big on flavour, tannin and acidity. Great with food. £13.32


Bles Blanco 2022 12.5% These are the entry-level wines in the Aranleon portfolio but don't be fooled, this is good juice. 80% Macabeo and 20% Sauvignon Blanc from organic vineyards, This is citrusy fresh, easy-drinking, and great value for money. £7.86

Bles Tinto 2020 13.5% As above, this is also fantastic value. 80% Bobal, 10% Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, from organic vineyards, this is full of dark cherry flavour, with smooth tannins and a pleasing freshness. £8.31

Montesanco Mon Bobal 2019, 14.5% The jewel in the crown of the Montesanco line-up and one of our favourite wines in the portfolio. 100% Bobal, Valencia's flagship grape, from 100-year-old+ vines. Ridiculously deep, rich, delicious, fascinating. Invites you in again and again. A sensational drink. £18.88 Mon Macabeo 2021, 13.5% An example of Macabeo shining on its own as a still wine. Crisp, fresh and clean with good fruit. Plenty of body from lees contact and crackling acidity. £12.81

Mon Moscatel 2022, 12.5% A new wine from Montesanco made of 100% Moscatel grown in Alicante, from vines that are 50+ years old. Floral aromatics and a mineral finish. limited stock - £12.81

Premium Fincas Region: Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Spain Premium Fincas is a collective of vineyards representing several of Spain's key wine regions. The wines we buy from them are classic Spanish in style, exceptional quality, and represent excellent value. These are crowd-pleasing drinks that range from quaffable everyday to special occasion wines.

Premium Fincas Montelveia Rioja Crianza 2019, 14% A classic Rioja for Rioja lovers. Fermented in stainless steel before spending 12 months in a mix of American and French oak barrels. Complex, expressive with ripe fruit notes. Smooth tannins and a sweet finish. £11.13

Montana Graciano Reserva 2014, 14% A completely different take on Rioja, made from 100% Graciano, which adds an additional aromatic perfume. The age on this wine has given it a deep, rich flavour. Serious stuff. £18.61

Marques de Tomares White Rioja Gran Reserva 2016, 13% A very special white Rioja. Textured, deep, rich, nutty, savoury, round. A super treat that gives more and more as it breathes. The ultimate Christmas wine. £17.20

Bodegas Bohorquez Region: Ribera del Duero, Spain The wines of Bohorquez ooze class. Serious bang-foryour-buck classic red Riberas, big and rich, and a white made from Verdejo that punches well above its weight.

Bodegas Bohorquez

Cardela Rueda 2020, 13% An easy-drinking fresh white that is taking on more interesting characteristics as it ages, adding nutty and popcorn notes. out of stock - £10.99

Cardela Crianza 2017, 14% A beautiful and great value rich Ribera del Duero. 88% Tempranillo, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Merlot. Complex aromas of red fruit and black fruit, redcurrant, liquorice, cocoa, with mineral notes. Measured oak influence and soft tannins. £14.04 Bodegas Bohorquez Reserva, 2014, 14% Probably the most powerful, intense red in our portfolio. 88% Tempranillo, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot. Aged in a combo of French and American oak, this delivers complexity in bags, really opening up as you go along. A knockout. £18.32

Vergécosse Region: Pouilly-Fuisse AOC, Burgundy, Mâconnais, France One of the rising stars of white Burgundy appellations, Pouilly-Fuisse was granted Premier Cru designation in September 2020 and year-on-year produces exceptional rich, round, complex Chardonnays.

Vergecosse Pouilly-Fuisse 2020, 13.5% A stunning take on Chardonnay from one of the more southerly regions of Burgundy. The wines from Pouilly-Fuisse are rich and round with a measured amount of oak use. They also deliver the mineral sharpness and purity you expect from great white Burgundy. Will age for many years. £22.56

Final bottles These are wines we still have in stock that when they’re gone, they’re gone. Available at the discounted prices listed below

Campo Marin Reserva, Ignacio Marin, 2018, 14% A superb value reserva wine made from Garnacha, Cabernet and Tempranillo. Typical Spanish red, smooth and satisfying. A good measure of oak, not too much. Cherries, ripe red fruit, vanilla, toast. £7 on orders of 36+ £7.50 El Gordo, Ignacio Marin, 2021, 13% A delightful, great value Merlot. Ripe red fruit aromas of plums and berries, with a hint of oak, this delivers on all structural levels: mouthfeel, tannin, acidity - it's an easydrinking dream. £7.50 Ballad Old Vine Garnacha, Ignacio Marin, 2019 13.5% Fruity, floral and with depth, smoothed by 12 months in oak, this is one of the best value wines on our list. The old vines lend the wine plenty of complexity and concentration. Lovely meaty richness. £8.50

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