/

thumbnail text

partner

UBS

1.

SPARKLING

Schloss Gobelsburg blanc de blancs Brut NV

Kamptal, Austria

notes: An award-winning (and castle-made) Austrian concoction that rests for three years after maturing for six months in oak casks. Made from grüner veltliner, welschriesling and chardonnay.

cost: €25

2.

SPARKLING

Weingut Peter Lauer riesling Brut Natur Reserve 1992

Saar, Germany

notes: Balanced, fresh and austere like its native Germany, this is for connoisseurs of sparkling wine. For a more gentle example, try the Saar riesling Crémant Brut NV.
cost: €54

3.

SPARKLING

Moscato d’Asti Elio Perrone 2018

Piemonte, Italy

notes: Expect the aroma of fresh peaches and the taste of sweet grapes from this Italian gem. It’s great with desserts, from apple tart to chocolate mousse.

cost: €10

4.

SPARKLING

Nyetimber blanc de blancs Brut 2010

West Sussex, England

notes: A credible challenger to many of the Champagne region’s top producers, this English sparkling wine has a lovely mouthfeel and pleasing complexity.
cost: €44

5.

ORANGE

Josko Gravner Breg Anfora 2010

Collio Goriziano, Italy

notes: From a pioneer of Italy’s modern orange-wine scene; this one is dry and minerally. While it’s iconic, it’s also a little on the steep side – but you get what you pay for.

cost: €76

6.

ORANGE

Dario Princic,

Jakot 2016 Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

notes: Made in the Italian region on the border with Slovenia, this sought-after wine is complex and rewarding without being too funky.
cost: €39

7.

WHITE

Henri Bourgeois Clos Henri sauvignon blanc 2016

Marlborough, New Zealand

notes: Winemaker Henri Bourgeois made his name in Pouilly-Fumé and then turned to Marlborough to create bottles of this ilk: floral with notes of citrus.
cost: €28

8.

WHITE

Rainer Wess grüner veltliner 2018

Wachau, Austria

notes: Austria’s signature white grape is given new dimensions by a father-daughter partnership. This lively example goes well with pretty much anything.

cost: €11

9.

WHITE

Domaine de Chevalier 2015

Bordeaux, France

notes: One of the greatest white Bordeaux, this wine is round, minerally, complex and elegant. It’s an unforgettable way to cap off a celebration.
cost: €128

10.

WHITE

Verus sauvignon blanc 2017

Ormoz, Slovenia

notes: Fresh and aromatic, this wine is a revelation. It’s produced by three young Slovenian winemakers who we’ve been watching closely.
cost: €16

11.

WHITE

Grosset Polish Hill riesling 2016

Clare Valley, Australia

notes: Who said rieslings do best in colder weather? This is one of the great examples – and it’s from Australia, no less. It’s round, crisp and delicious.
cost: €41

12.

WHITE

Horst Sauer Escherndorf am Lumpen silvaner GG 2016

Franken, Germany

notes: This wine sets a benchmark despite being made from a sometimes-dull grape variety. Here the result is revelatory and elegantly long.
cost: €24

13.

WHITE

Christian Zündel Dosso chardonnay 2012

Ticino, Switzerland

notes: A wine with an elegance and purity that’s hardly known outside of Switzerland, which is a pity. Don’t serve it too cold: it loses its aroma.
cost: €42

14.

ROSÉ

Bodegas Muga Rosado 2016

Rioja, Spain

notes: A Spanish dry wine with tropical fruit and citrusy notes that’s great with tapas.
cost: €14

15.

ROSÉ

Domaine Tempier Bandol 2015

Provence, France

notes: A mix of southern French grapes by one of the finest winemakers in Provence: it’s sweet but never saccharine.
cost: €24

16.

RED

Adobe Guadalupe Rafael cabernet sauvignon and nebbiolo 2016

Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico

notes: A structured creation with a softness that’s rare and welcome. Expect notes of pomegranate and blackberry.

cost: €40

17.

RED

Au Bon Climat pinot noir, Sanford & Benedict Vineyard 2015

Santa Ynez Valley, USA

notes: A California-made bottle that’s all berries, earth and spices, with a silky finish.
cost: €45

18.

RED

Novac Sec 2010, Prince Stirbey

Dragasani, Romania

notes: Romania’s wine doesn’t make as many ripples as it should. For an introduction try this bottle, made from a newly discovered local grape.
cost: €17

19.

RED

Dr Heger Merdinger Bühl Spätburgunder 2015

Tuniberg, Germany

notes: A pinot noir that is this good is a true miracle at this price. Keep it under your hat if you’re entertaining guests.
cost: €12

20.

RED

Bündner Herrschaft, Malanser, pinot noir, Barrique Thomas Studach 2015

Graubünden, Switzerland

notes: This Swiss Burgundy has structure, fruit and a palate to think about. More Swiss bottles on table tops and wine lists, please.
cost: €47

21.

DESSERT

Achaia Clauss Imperial Mavrodaphne of Patras NV

Patras, Greece

notes: A rich red wine that’s good with chocolate; it’s elegant, complex and delicious. Also try Greek wine producers Loukatos or Kourtaki.

cost: €11

22.

DESSERT

Domaine Cauhapé Ballet d’Octobre Moelleux 2017

Jurançon, France

notes: We’re partial to a pudding wine and this lush and sweet creation pairs pleasingly with fruity desserts.
cost: €17

Go back: Contents
Next:

Inventory

/

sign in to monocle

new to monocle?

Subscriptions start from £120.

Subscribe now

Loading...

/

15

15

Live

00:0001:00

  • In Focus