With 250 references featured, we’ve selected the best of the Mediterranean (excluding France) and Portugal. Let’s discover other great wine producing regions with strong identity, long history of winemaking, renowned producers and terroir. Price start below €10 and go up with the most legendary producers.
Let’s not be too chauvinist for once and discover the stunning wines from around the Mediterranean borders (and Portugal)! The selection includes vintages from 1830 to 2015 and the sale features many organic and biodynamic wines.
Let’s start with Portugal and its superb Port and Madeira wines. You might have seen in recent sales that we are supporting more and more fortified wines, often accused of beeing too old fashioned… If you have bought some of the very old vintages of Rivesaltes from our recent Languedoc-Roussillon fixed-price sale, you might enjoy our choice of Portugese fortified wines…
Our Spanish selection features great Ribera Del Duero, Toro, Rioja and Priorat. Spain offers a very wide spectrum of styles thanks to the diversity of its terroir, grape varrieties and vinification. For those not so familiar with Spanish red wines, here is a quick reminder: they are split into 3 categories, Crianza aged at least 2 years including 6 months in oak barrels (1 year for Rioja & Ribera del Duero); Reserva, aged at least 3 years including 1 in oak; Gran Reserva, aged at least 5 years including minimum 2 in oak. From Rioja and Ribera Del Duero, you’ll find Bordeaux style wines like Benjamin Romeo as well as more traditional options as Pago de los Capellanes or Rioja Alta. Those who haven’t tasted yet the emblematic Vega Sicilia, it is the right time!
Priorat is another appelation producing wines with impressive ageing potential: take Clos Mogador, Terroir Al Limit (about to become biodynamic) or Mas Doix, described by Parker as «in the style de La Tâche». These wines display a great finesse and elegance, due notably to the altitude they are harvested. They match perfectly with lamb, veal or beef. From Andalousia, check the old (up to 1830!) fortified wines from Montilla-Moriles or Jerez wines, dry oxydative white wines elevated in traditional solera system. A perfect match with spicy food or aperitives with charcuterie olives, blue chees or old comtés.
In Italy, note the selection of wines with great ageing potential from Piedmonte: Barolo from famous Roberto Voerzio or Luciano Sandrone, Barbaresco from Pajé Roagna and Currà Sottimano. Those are great examples of elegant Nebbiolos often compared to Pinot Noirs from Côte de Nuits (with some more structure evidently).
In Tuscany, the other emblematic Italian region, note the Brunello di Montalcino and this new reference on iDealwine, domaine Campi di Fonterenza (biodynamic); wines are powerful and can even match dishes with truffle. Should you be looking for legendary wines, choose of course Sassicaia (Tenuta San Guido)!
For fruitier and younger wines try our Barbera d’Alba (with some tannins) or Dolcettos d’Alba (rounder structure), at very reasonable prices.
Finally, we have chosen a few wines from Greece. We particularely recommend the white wines from domaine Hatzidakis (organic), or from Santorini, reds from domaine Thymiopoulos (organic) in Naoussa and domaine Sclavus (biodynamic) in Céphalonia.
Most of you know if but for the new customers, quantities are limited in fixed-price sales and the rule is: first come first served!
Access the wines until 29th February: