WHOLESALE LIST

All of these wines are produced by small growers who make wines that we find exciting, vibrant and delicious. In general they are at the very least organic, rely on natural yeasts for fermentation with minimal additions in the cellar, sometimes none. The list is subject to change. All prices ex VAT.

ROSENWILLER, ALSACE

THEO & NICOLAS EINHART, DOMAINE EINHART

Now just 24 and on his fourth vintage, Theo Einhart is already making some of the most delicious wines in Alsace. He basically grew up in vineyards, his grandfather had a vine nursery, and his father and uncle joined the estate in the 60’s growing fruit to sell.  The whole ten hectares has been organic since 2000 and for the last six years they started converting parcels to biodynamic farming - 3 hectares so far. 

As in most of Alsace, this is a family domaine, but in a relatively unheralded part of the region, where a lot of the estates are trying to sell up because the price of selling grapes to the local co-op is so low it's just not viable for them to continue. In this area though there are two other winemakers doing well and working naturally, both friends of Theo and his family - Jean-Marc & Julien Albertus of Kumpf Et Meyer. Not bad people to be able to consult when you are starting to make natural wine! The wines are vibrant, precise and delicious already, - we can’t wait to see what the future holds.

 PET NAT 2022 £14.50 

In 2022 this is a blend of Sylvaner, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris & Riesling. Given 4 days on the skins then bottled in the petillant natural style, to finish fermentation on the lees. In a richer vintage, this is amber in colour and has a lovely roundness to the citrusy fruit. It was left on the lees for 12 months before disgorgement by hand. Very fine bubbles, a little herbaceous, but with very pretty aromatics, this is lovely fizz. 

OOLITHE 2022 £13.50

This year, Oolithe is a blend of Sylvaner, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Auxerrois & Pinot Blanc! Theo gave the grapes a four day destemmed maceration. Deeper in colour than the 2021, this is bright, fresh and accessible with a lovely texture.

MUSCANA 2022 £16.50

100% red & white muscat d'Alsace. Theo gave the grapes a whole bunch maceration bringing a lovely structure to the beautifully aromatic fruit. One of our favourite wines from Theo so far.

L’INTREPIDE PINOT GRIS 2021 £15

100% Pinot Gris from 25 year old vines planted on Muschelkalk (literally mussel chalk, a type of chalky limestone.) The grapes are de-stemmed and macerated on the skins for around 7 days, after pressing it's aged in large Alsatian foundre for 6 months. The 2021 is lighter than 2020, pouring a beautiful pink and screams with bright fruit. 

Ribeauvillé, Alsace

EMILIEN REVERS, RAISIN SAUVAGE

Emilien Revers is one of the few winemakers in Alsace who does not come from an Alsace family estate. Doing things the hard way in a region dominated by tradition, allowing a freedom and experimentation that is quite refreshing. Formerly a sommelier, after falling in love with the natural wines of the region he went to winemaking school, (classmate of Lambert Spielmann) and after this started his own project making wine, but also beer and mead. He has taken on just under 2 hectares of his own vines now, but started out with buying fruit from winemaking friends. Working from a small cellar on an organic market garden site owned by a friend, Emilien is quietly crafting some of the most precise, unique wines in a very exciting region. 

DILIGENCE EXPRESS 2022 £14.50

A blend of Sylvaner & Muscat, the Muscat macerated in the Sylvaner juice using Emilien's muslin tea bag maceration method. This is incredibly refreshing, the bright pineapple fruit of the Muscat is balanced with a salty, citrusy minerallity from the Sylvaner. Great to pair with spicy food. 

DRINK LOUD, DRINK PROUD 2022 £16.50

100% Gewürztraminer. More angular than the 2021, but with a similarly soft fleshy texture, this is a very refreshing and bright play on this very aromatic varietal. 

MAFIA VIN FREE 2021 £16.50

50% Sylvaner, 50% Gewürztraminer, from the oldest vines he rents, planted in 1953 on granite soils. He pressed the grapes direct, then aged in 500l barrels for 6 months, before bottling. This has a wonderful salinity and minerality and is perhaps the most age-worthy of the wines from this vintage, with a rounder texture and herbaceous fruit. 

RAVALA ROUGE 2020 £15

50 % Pinot Gris (grows on granite soil), blended with 50 % Pinot Noir (grows on limestone marl soil).

25% whole bunches of pinot noir, the rest is destemmed. 3 weeks of maceration with no push downs. Pressed off in an old manual press, ageing 11 month in old barrels and then bottled by hand, just 560 bottles were produced.

BEER: YU 2021 £13.50

These beers are all spontaneously fermented using local fruit or grape lees from his own wines. They are tart, refreshing and a lot of fun. 

Local organic barley malt + Spring Water (St Pantaléon in Gueberschwihr), ageing in oak barrels for 6 months, blend with wilds plums, hand picking on local wild trees (300 grams of fruit / litre). 

RAVALA EXPRESS ROUGE 2021 £18.50

50% Pinot Gris 50% Pinot Noir. Whole bunches were infused in some direct press juice for a week before ageing in barrel for 6 months. Delicate light and aromatic, this will be a brilliant wine for the spring and summer months ahead. 

HEILIGENSTEIN, ALSACE

CLÉMENT & SYLVAIN GOEPP, DOMAINE GOEPP

As has become a familiar story in the region the Goepp estate has roots in the region for over 70 years, when Jacques and Andres Goepp ran the estate. Through the years it has stayed in the family, until in 2019 it was taken on by brothers Clément and Sylvain, from their father Gerard. Sylvain has long studied and worked in wine, spending time working with Patrick Bouju in the Auvergne and Clément came back to wine after working in landscaping. 

The 11 hectares of vines are spread over 3 communes at the foot of Mont Sainte-Odile,
Barr, Bernardswiller and of course, Heiligenstein. All the grape varieties of Alsace are represented including the rare Savagnin rose, the Klevener of Heiligenstein.

Their first move to convert the estate to organics, going further than their predecessors who nevertheless has still worked to leave grass in the vines to prevent soil erosion and had always harvested by hand. The second move was to follow their love of natural wines of the region and beyond and work completely without additives. They were helped by the support of winemakers like Bouju, Kumpf Et Meyer and Pierre Andrey in Lorraine who bought grapes and in some cases finished wines from the brothers, guaranteeing significant sales. 

In their own wines there is remarkable precision in what they are doing already, with the wines often stable open for a couple of days even as they eschew additions. They have tension and focus and speak of winemakers committed and decisive in their actions. Another very exciting addition to the pantheon of new winemakers in what is one of the most vibrant wine regions of France at the moment. 

FINE BULLE 2022 £14

50% Muscat 50% Auxerrois, pressed direct. As with last year this has a lovely balance of ripe muscat fruit with brilliant acidity and freshness from the Auxerrois. Pouring a hazy yellow it is a wonderful aperitif. 

GRAND CRU KIRCHBERG DE BARR RIESLING £18.50

The hillside of this grand cru, located at an altitude of 280m on limestone-marl offers a unique exposition for the expression of Riesling. Originally this site was a forest and orchards. The vines are 30 years old and have very low yields, the grapes are pressed direct, then aged  on total lees for 18 months in large Alsatian foundre before bottling.  We are fortunate to currently have available three vintages of this wine:

2019 £18.50

A dry, warm vintage, this has benefited from a bit of time in bottle, with a bit of air it unfurls into a rounded, long riesling with a beautiful line of acidity, which keeps the ripe fruit in check. 

2020 £18.50

Another warm vintage, but with a bit more rain, this is a perfectly balanced wine, again enjoying a decant, it's crystalline, long and mineral. 

2021 £18.50

A cooler year has brought a bright energetic Riesling with electric acidity and a little co2, it's bright and fresh, perhaps less depth than the 2020 and 2019 right now, but delicious and livening. 

KLEVENER DE HEILIGENSTEIN 2021 £17.50

Klevener de Heiligenstein is the rarest type of wine in Alsace, produced from the Savagnin Rose varietal of which there are only 40 hectares located in the municipality of Heiligenstein. The Goepp brother have some, nearly 30 year old vines, grown on clay-siliceous soil in the hills under the Vosges at the foot of Mont Sainte- Odile. The varietal is distinguished by a softer aromatic palette, more mineral and with greater length in the mouth than its cousin, the Gewurztraminer. It has something of the exotic about, similar to Savagnin, this is a wonderful example with an oxidative edge, that is good to drink now, but will also age wonderfully. Unique, powerful and complex, grab this while you can, as we didn't get much. 

2019 £18.50

A dry, warm vintage, this has benefited from a bit of time in bottle, with a bit of air it unfurls into a rounded, long riesling with a beautiful line of acidity, which keeps the ripe fruit in check. 

2020 £18.50

Another warm vintage, but with a bit more rain, this is a perfectly balanced wine, again enjoying a decant, it's crystalline, long and mineral. 

2021 £18.50

A cooler year has brought a bright energetic Riesling with electric acidity and a little co2, it's bright and fresh, perhaps less depth than the 2020 and 2019 right now, but delicious and livening. 

KLEVENER DE HEILIGENSTEIN 2019 £17.50

We were fortunate to pick up a few cases of the 2019 vintage on our last shipment, showing beautifully how this wine can evolve, a dryer, warmer vintage has given a wine of power and depth, but still balanced with acidity. It's full of minerals, with an inviting texture and is very long on the palette, standing up very well to food. 

L'ATYPIQUE 2022 £14.50

100% Pinot Gris, macerated whole bunch for 7 days and also aged in foudre. The first time we have had this wine, it pours a beautiful pink, has lovely taut tannins, framing a wine brimming with minerals and pink fruit.

LE FAROUCHE 2021 £14

100% Pinot Noir, from a parcel of 30 year old vines planted on sand and clay. The grapes were given a whole bunch carbonic maceration for 8 days then aged in barrels for 7 months. Usually opens with a bit of reduction, which after some air unfurls into a light, bright wine full of soft red fruit. Farouche means fierce and the Goepp brothers like to think of this wine as fierce and determined to join your tables!

LE FAROUCHE 2022 £14

100% Pinot Noir, from a parcel of 30 year old vines planted on sand and clay. The grapes were given a whole bunch carbonic maceration for 8 days then aged in barrels for 7 months. The 2022 is wonderfully open from the get go, with lovely dark fruit and virtually no tannins, just delicious pinot in the Alsace style. Brilliant value.