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Volcanic Wines

Volcanic Wines

The major factors that influence how a wine tastes are its grape variety, climate and the human factors of winemaking and viticulture, but it all begins with the soil, the dirt from which the vine is nourished. Varying soil types, their fertility, water retain capacity and mineral content all play a part in the wine's quality and style.

The world of wine is dotted with little pockets of volcanic regions, whether active or long extinct, and these soils impart their own distinctive character in the resulting wines. Generally speaking, volcanic regions are low in fertility, which is great for grapevines as this encourages the vine to produce sweeter and richer berries. The wines from these regions certainly do echo the drama of volcanoes and many wine drinkers seek out the wines for their distinctive minerality, and crisp acidity.

Richard Ballantyne MW

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  1. Feudi di San Gregorio 2018 Falanghina 'Albente'
    Special Price £9.19 Regular Price £11.49
    Feudi di San Gregorio is a thoroughly modern winery making wines which are vibrant and fruit forward. Their Falaghnina... Learn More
  2. Cave Saint Verny 2015 Pinot Noir Puy de Dome 'Les Volcans'
    From the Volcanoes of the Auvergne in Central France. Medium bodied, crisp and elegant with delicious red berry... Learn More
  3. Principe Pallavicini 2018 Frascati
    Special Price £10.39 Regular Price £12.99
    Pallavicini is an historic estate based in Frascati and grows a number of local varieties such as Malvasia di Candia,... Learn More
  4. Cantine del Notaio 2016 Basilicata Aglianico l'Atto
    Special Price £12.79 Regular Price £15.99
    Notaio's l'Atto is made from grapes grown in one of Southern Italy's most fascinating spots: Monte Vulture, an extinct... Learn More
  5. Principe Pallavicini 2018 Malvasia Puntinata Roma
    Special Price £12.79 Regular Price £15.99
    This is a fabulous wine made from the rare and very exciting Malvasia Puntinata, named after the tiny dark spots on the... Learn More
  6. Nicosia 2015 Etna Rosso 'Vulka'
    Special Price £13.59 Regular Price £16.99
    Don't let the pale hue of the reds from Etna fool you into thing that these are light wines - they pack a punch with... Learn More
  7. Pieropan 2018 Soave Classico
    Special Price £13.59 Regular Price £16.99
    Soave is a candidate for Italy's greatest wine region, and Pieropan is its leading producer. Amazingly complex wines,... Learn More
  8. Nicosia 2017 Etna Bianco Vulka
    Special Price £13.59 Regular Price £16.99
    Etna is as equally good for whites as it is for reds. The vines are grown at high altitudes of 650 - 700 metres so the... Learn More
  9. Karl Heinz Johner 2014 Spatburgunder Kaiserstuhl
    Pinot Noir grown on the volcanic soil of Baden's Kaiserstuhl. Red cherries and delicate earthy flavours with crispness... Learn More
  10. Gaia Estate Thalassitis 2017 Assyrtiko Santorini
    Santorini is a sunken volcano in the Aegean which produces distinctive white wines from its native variety Assyrtiko.... Learn More
  11. Chateau Dereszla 2013 Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos 50cl
    Tokaji is one of my favourite sweet wines. Prized by the Tsars for its richness, it also has penetrating acidity which... Learn More
  12. Dr Loosen 2015 Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Grosses Gewachs Alte Reben
    Urziger Wurzgarten is pure volcanic soil and from vines which are 120+ years old which lend a mineral vibrancy to the... Learn More
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