What's new at Ellis
Our buying team have been working hard to source new and interesting wines that we think our customers will love!
Buenalma Biodynamic Malbec 2016
A new biodynamic Malbec from Argentina, Buenalma from Finca Dinamia whose commitment to sustainability can be seen not only in how they make their wines but also in their presentation; this biodynamic Malbec uses ecological packaging with a painted bottle, natural cork and recycled cardboard boxes. The production of this wine uses a 'hands off' approach, the fermentation starts naturally with wild yeasts and a gentle partial oak ageing imparts spice and complexity. Deep ruby in colour with a rustic nose of brambles, dried herbs and cloves, the palate is full bodied with concentrated black fruits, mocha, black olives and a slight spicy pepper note on the finish.
Cantina Orsogna are one of the most progressive wineries that we have the pleasure of working with and their latest innovation includes bees playing a part in the making of the wines. Cantina Orsogna is committed to the protection of the bee and its ecosystem through different initiatives including:
- Safeguard of the vineyard ecosystem: currently in all the vineyards of Cantina Orsogna the bees are safe, far from pesticides and herbicides
- Selection of fermentation yeasts: Cantina Orsogna selects the fermentation yeasts for its wines from the pollen of the bees
Vola Volè wine range: Cantina Orsogna dedicates an entire line of wines to bees in order to sensitize the audience to the relevance of this insect.
We have also brought in a natural sparkling wine, the Ramoro Pinot Grigio Spumante Biodynamic Brut Nature Pet Nat 2018.
There has been a label change for Azabache Tempranillo. Tunante de Azabache label replaces the usual label for this wine. This wine is a vibrant, unoaked and supple red, made exclusively from Tempranillo grapes grown in the dry Oriental (formerly known as Baja) region of Rioja. This plummy, soft seductive wine exhibits typical Tempranillo character of red fruits and liquorice and finishes soft and rounded. Tunante means ‘rascal’ in Spanish. Where have we heard that before? In the Italian region of Piedmont, they grow a grape variety called Arneis, which translated means ‘little rascal,’ so called because it is very difficult to grow.