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.

CAUX, LANGUEDOC

JOSEPH JEFFERIES, DOMAINE BORIES JEFFERIES

Joe Jefferies is a guy from Warwickshire who went to the South of France to help his Dad do up a house. He met a girl, fell in love and never looked back. Joe worked as a cycle tour guide for a number of years, but after drinking the wines of, and becoming friends with Remi Poujol and Bernard Bellahsen of Domaine Fontedicto he decided to try his hand with the grape, taking over his stepdads Grenache Blanc vines and finding other north-facing vineyards around his home town of Caux. The vineyards all sit on the plateau of an old volcano, with vineyards rich in basalt and in an increasingly warm climate Joe still manages to find freshness in his wines. He only uses native varieties. all of the wines are produced with zero additions, no fining or filtering and he gives the wines the time they need before releasing them. 

CABANE DE JEANNE 2020 £17

50/50 Grenache Blanc and Marsanne (the last vintage for the Marsanne). Direct press with no settling, aged on gross lees. Pure and mineral with a richness from the varietal, but lovely minerality and fruit. Starting to drink well, but experience says this will age wonderfully.

PAS DES NOUVELLES BONNE NOUVELLES 2021 £16

A blend of Grenache Gris, Noir & Cinsault given a 6 day maceration. A little straighter than the 2020 version (called 19/20) this is an explosion of fruit and minerals. Drink lightly chilled. 

WHERE BLACK IS THE COLOUR, WHERE NONE IS THE NUMBER 2021 £17

2021 was 100% Carignan given a 6 day whole bunch maceration, then aged in tank on gross lees. It has a smoky reduction on opening, which with a bit of air opens up in a very mineral lithe Carigan, with lots of freshness from this cooler vintage. The basalt, volcanic soils give a minerality that reminds me of the best wines from the Auvergne. 

JUS DE CAILLOU 2019 £14.50

Carignan bought from a volcanic plateau near Fos (about 10k from here). A total of 24 months on skins (its own skins plus 2 successive batches of carignan skins from 2020 & 2021 = three lots of 8 months). Is actually v light in colour and structure (skins and stalks sucked tannins and colour back up). The carignan is very deep with spicy aromatics. Joe blended 60 % carignan with 40% of grenaches noir, gris and Cinsault from 2021 to give fruit and freshness. Is tasting stellar.

PEZENAS, LANGUEDOC

REMI POUJOL,MAS COSTEFERE

Remi is one of the most well respected natural winemakers in the Languedoc, working tirelessly with two horses on his plots of land near the town of Pezenas Herault. He is commited to producing wine with no inputs and has long been a member of the S.A.I.N.S. association. Since 2002 he has been organic and since 2007 without sulphur, The soils are very complex because the source rocks are either derived from mineral limestones of the earth's crust or marine deposits, or basaltic from volcanism (some volcanoes nearby). Remi ploughs only with two horses, and is widely thought of as one of the best grape-growers in the region, generously selling fruit to the like of L’Octavin & Es d’Aqui

TEMPS FAIT TOUT BLANC 2020 £15

Remi's iconic white is a real joy and represents one of the best value's in France. The 2020 was a blend of Viognier (given some maceration) Colombard, Ugni Blanc & Bourboulenc. The grapes were pressed direct. aged separately in various vessels (some concrete eggs as well as fibreglass), then blended before bottling. It was given a year in bottle to stabilise before release. This vintage is slightly higher in Viognier, giving a little more peachy fruit, but balanced with a lovely herbal, savoury aromatic and some noble reduction. 

BRUTAL! 2021 £15

Remi was one of the four originators of the Brutal label and has always stayed true to it's ethos. The 2021, a cooler vintage is a vibrant blend of 70% Mourvedre & 30% Carignan. The fruit was all destemmed then macerated for around 4 weeks before ageing in fibreglass. Exploding with black fruit with a lovely line of acidity that lifts the wine it's drinking well already but will age beautifully. 

VIELLES VIGNES 2018 £18.50

A quite remarkable wine produced from Carignan vines that are over 100 years old. Given a full nine months maceration, this is not as tannic as you might expect, due Remi says, to the balance in the vines and a gentle hand in the cellar. However it will certainly reward cellaring, it is dense & savoury with incredible length.