OUR WINE WHEEL
FIND YOUR FAVOURITE WINE STYLE

1

Sparkling

2

Crisp, fruity with a hint of sweetness

3

Crisp, dry, mineral

4

Fresh, dry, overtly fruity

5

Fresh, refined, gently oaked

6

Ripe, fruity, complex, oaked

7

Rich, fruity, full

8

Sweet

9

Rosé

10

Fresh, refined, mineral

11

Ripe fruit, charming, elegant

12

Fresh, spicy, structured

13

Ripe fruit, round, powerful

14

Individual, structured, personality-packed

15

Traditional, hearty, Mediterranean

16

Rich, fruit-packed, powerful, complex

17

Fruity, full, structured, fine

18

Classic, restrained, tannic, complex

We want you to be able to find the wines most suited to your personal taste as quickly and easily as possible. So we have grouped every wine in our range into one of eighteen different wine styles. If you know you enjoy wines of a particular style, such as dry, fruity whites for example, just click on the relevant style number in our wine wheel (4 in this case) to see more information about this style and one typical example. You can then click on “more wines in this style” at the foot of each style-page to view other wines which taste similar. The varying styles are classified in ascending order of weight or fullness in the mouth, with light bodied wines having paler colours and full bodied wines darker colours.

1 Sparkling

Champagne and Sparkling

Colour: White rosé

Body: Light/medium

Sweetness: Dry

Acidity: Moderate to high

Fruit: Restrained

Body: Light/Medium

Alcohol: Fairly low (11-12.5%)

Oak: None

Ideal food companion: As an apero, salmon, oysters or seafood

Typical grape varieties: Varied

2 Crisp, fruity with a hint of sweetness

Fresh, cool climate whites

Colour: White

Body: Light/medium

Sweetness: Very slightly sweet

Acidity: High

Fruit: Distinctively fruity

Body: Light/Medium

Alcohol: Low to moderate (10-13.5%)

Oak: None

Ideal food companion: As an apero, with gently spicy dishes

Typical grape varieties: Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Petite Arvine

3 Crisp, dry, mineral

Cool-climate, long-lived, unoaked whites

Colour: White

Body: Light/medium

Sweetness: Dry

Acidity: High

Fruit: Restrained/subtle

Body: Light/Medium

Alcohol: Low to moderate (10-13.5%)

Oak: None

Ideal food companion: Starters, Fish, oysters, poultry

Typical grape varieties: Riesling (dry), Furmint (dry), Semillon, Sauvignon blanc (Sancerre), Chardonnay  (Chablis)

4 Fresh, dry, overtly fruity

New World Sauvignon Blanc-style

Colour: White

Body: Medium

Sweetness: Dry

Acidity: Moderate to high

Fruit: Overtly fruity

Body: Medium

Alcohol: Moderate (12.5-14%)

Oak: None

Ideal food companion: As an apero, with fish and seafood, asparagus

Typical grape varieties: New World Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc

5 Fresh, refined, gently oaked

Gently oaked, elegant Chardonnay

Colour: White

Body: Medium

Sweetness: Dry

Acidity: Moderate to high

Fruit: Moderate, cool fruit

Body: Medium

Alcohol: Moderate (12.5-14%)

Oak: Gentle buttery oak

Ideal food companion: Seafood, crustaceans, white meat or strong cheeses

Typical grape varieties: Cool climate Chardonnay, Marsanne and Roussanne

6 Ripe, fruity, complex, oaked

Oak-aged whites for long term ageing

Colour: White

Body: Light/medium

Sweetness: Dry

Acidity: Moderate

Fruit: Ripe and fruity

Body: Medium/Full

Alcohol: Moderate (12.5-14%)

Oak: Noticeably oaky

Ideal food companion: With Scallops, Smoked or barbecued fish, white meat

Typical grape varieties: Warm climate Chardonnay, white Bordeaux, Viura (white Rioja)

7 Rich, fruity, full

Aromatic whites – perfect with Oriental cuisine

Colour: White

Body: Medium/full

Sweetness: Dry or slightly sweet

Acidity: Low to moderate

Fruit: Very fruity

Body: Light/Medium

Alcohol: Quite moderate to high (12-15%)

Oak: None/not noticeable

Ideal food companion: Curries, oriental cuisine (Tagines), sweetpatatos, ripe creamy cheeses

Typical grape varieties: Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Viognier, Muscat

8 Sweet

Varied sweet whites

Colour: White

Body: Light/medium

Sweetness: Sweet

Acidity: Moderat to high

Fruit: Intense honeyed fruit

Body: Varied

Alcohol: Varied

Oak: Not noticeable

Ideal food companion: Foie Gras, strong cheeses, desserts like Tarte tatin

Typical grape varieties: Various

9 Rosé

Mixed fresh and fruity Rosés

Colour: Rosé

Body: Light/medium

Acidity: Moderate to high

Tannins: Soft

Fruit intensity: Varied

Alcohol: Low to moderate (11-13.5%)

Oak: None

Ideal food companion: As an apero, light summer dishes or red fruit desserts

Typical grape varieties: Mixed

10 Fresh, refined, mineral

Classic cool climate Burgundy-style reds

Colour: Red

Tannins: Fine and gentle

Acidity: Moderate to high

Fruit: Restrained fruit

Body: Light/medium

Alcohol: Low to moderate (11-13.5%)

Oak: Very gentle

Ideal food companion: Meat platters, Boeuf bourguignon, vegetarian dishes, poultry, mild chesses

Typical grape varieties: Pinot Noir, Gamay

11 Ripe fruit, charming, elegant

New World Pinot Noirs

Colour: Red

Tannins: Smooth and integrated

Acidity: Moderate to high

Fruit: Overt, ripe fruit

Body: Medium

Alcohol: Moderate (12.5-14%)

Oak: Moderate

Ideal food companion: Poultry, roast, game, funghi risotto

Typical grape varieties: Pinot Noir

12 Fresh, spicy, structured

Cool climate Syrah

Colour: Red

Tannins: Moderate to firm

Acidity: Moderate to high

Fruit: Pronounced red and purple berries

Body: Medium

Alcohol: Moderate (12.5-14%)

Oak: Barely noticeable

Ideal food companion: Pepper steak, deer ragout, stew and with hard cheese

Typical grape varieties: Syrah

13 Ripe fruit, round, powerful

Smooth and easy-drinking warm climate reds

Colour: Red

Tannins: Rounded and smooth

Acidity: Low to moderate

Fruit: Full of ripe and juicy warm fruit flavours

Body: Medium/full

Alcohol: Powerful (14%+)

Oak: Moderate/noticeable

Ideal food companion: Barbecued meats, simple home cooking, Pastas with meatsauce

Typical grape varieties: Grenache, Carmenere, Merlot

14 Individual, structured, personality-packed

Southern European-style reds made from indigenous grapes

Colour: Red

Tannins: Firm, rustic

Acidity: Moderate

Fruit: Full of individual fruit flavours, typical of region of origin

Body: Medium/full

Alcohol: Fairly powerful (13.5%+)

Oak: Moderate/noticeable

Ideal food companion: Ragout, lamb, Bolognaise

Typical grape varieties: Touriga Nacional, Sangiovese, Tempranillo

15 Traditional, hearty, Mediterranean

Traditional Southern French-style reds

Colour: Red

Tannins: Firm, rustic

Acidity: Moderate

Fruit: Complex array of fruit and herbs

Body: Full

Alcohol: Fairly powerful (13.5%+)

Oak: Not noticeable

Ideal food companion: Casseroles, spicy dishes, hearty winter foods

Typical grape varieties: Mourvedre, Grenache, Cinsault

16 Rich, fruit-packed, powerful, complex

Big reds from Australia and California

Colour: Red

Tannins: Firm but rounded

Acidity: Low

Fruit: Rich and concentrated

Body: Full

Alcohol: Powerful (14%+)

Oak: Noticeably oaky

Ideal food companion: Steak and other red meat (t-bone steak), gulasch, strong cheeses

Typical grape varieties: Shiraz, Zinfandel

17 Fruity, full, structured, fine

New World Bordeaux blends

Colour: Red

Tannins: Fine, structured

Acidity: Low to moderate

Fruit: Very concentrated

Body: Full

Alcohol: Fairly powerful (13.5%+)

Oak: Noticeably oaky

Ideal food companion: Steaks, rack of lamb, autumn dishes (venison, pumpkin)

Typical grape varieties: Warm climate Cabernet, Malbec and Cabernet blends

18 Classic, restrained, tannic, complex

Bordeaux reds and traditional red Rioja

Colour: Red

Tannins: Fine, firm

Acidity: Moderate to high

Fruit: Restrained, complex

Body: Medium to full

Alcohol: Moderate (12.5-14%)

Oak: Cedar/vanilla/cigar box

Ideal food companion: Entrecôte, pork medallions, truffle, game or with matured chees

Typical grape varieties: Cool climate Cabernet and Merlot blends