walker & Wodehouse 109a Regents Park Road London NW1 8UR 0207 449 1665 lmcgovern@walkerwodehousewines. com www.walkerwodehousewines.com
Spanish Spring This month sees the addition of three Spanish producers to our range:
Riojan powerhouse Marques de Riscal, Palacio Quemado and Moli des Capellans.
The oldest and one of the most respected producers in Rioja, Marques de
Riscal produces a range of award winning wines. Owning a total of 1,500
hectares in Rioja, with a high percentage of historic vineyards together with the Cathedral Cellar, which has housed wines since 1862, this celebrated winery lays claim to some of the oldest vines and wines in Rioja.
Owned by the Alvear family, Palacio Quemada in Extramadura is a
winery with an exciting future. In 2010 Envinate, a team of four passionate enologists,
took over the winemaking with a mission to express the terroir of this emerging region. With experience in Ribera Sacra and the Canary Islands, a DO with less than 20 years to its name (Ribera del Guadiana) was an ideal project for the team. The resulting wines are lithe and muscular with excellent balance.
Based in the north east of Spain in Conca de Barbera, Moli des Capellans is the
brainchild of Sergi Montala and Jordi Masdeu. Using Parellada and Trepat, this visionary
duo are producing stylish modern wines from low-yielding vines. Green harvesting, cold maceration and lees ageing are some of the techniques employed. The resulting wines are supple and elegant expressions of these Catalonian varietals.
fine wine partners Thomas Hardy House 2 Heath Road Weybridge, KT13 8TB 07552 291045 toby.spiers@accoladewines. com
Fine Wine Partners: championing regional Australia Fine Wine Partners are distributing some of the most highly renowned and respected wineries across the breadth of Australian fine wines. We are extremely excited to be showing our wines to independent wine merchants
throughout the UK in 2018 and we have a clear strategy on how we will do this and are happy to share this with you. Our regional champions are
Houghton, Petaluma, St Hallett, Grant Burge, Stonier and House of Arras. We feel there is an
amazing opportunity to tell the
somewhat unknown or forgotten story of regional Australian
premium and fine wine and we want to do that together with
your help. We will be doing our
utmost to bring our wines to life over the year ahead.
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