Welcome to Shawbury Vintners!
Shawbury Vintners was created in 2000 as a ''different'' wine sales company with a new approach to customer service and contact. Mike Newman, owner and driving force of the company had previously spent over 20 years in the wine business with a large international winery, where he had become increasingly frustrated by their attitude to ''King Customer'', causing him to leave and set up his own company equiped for a new century.
Customers found the wines and ethos a delight, and sales grew at a fast rate, aided by the company's ability to find new and exclusive fine wines for them to sample and purchase.
1. Château Les Hauts D'Aglan Cuvée
Château Les Hauts D'Aglan Cuvèe, roughly translating to 'Castle of High Aglan', is made from 100% malbec. The grapes come from old vines in 3.5 hectares on the highest terrace of the right side of the river Lot, which gives beautiful southern exposure. This robust, heavy, dry bodied wine gives off woody, spicy and fruity scents will compliment most red meat dishes.
They are able to harvest the grapes in early October, due to the vineyard being located in the far west of the Cahors appellation.
The Vineyard is owned by Isabelle Rey-Auriat, Knight in the National Order of Agricultural Merit. She is passionate about making wine, and keeping her vineyard organic.
2. Dunstone Wine Range, is our new range from a small vineyard lying in the foothills of the Bains Kloof Pass just outside of Wellington in South Africa. Their wines are hand picked, hand sorted, gently pressed using a traditional basket and matured in 100% oak barrels for 14 months.
They create wines such as a Shiraz with a beautifully full bodied structure, complex with wonderful red fruit flavours and aromas, a good tannin structure accompanied by a spicy and lengthy finish. On A lighter note, there is also a fresh, crispy Sauvignon Blanc, bursting with plenty tropical & green fruit flavours, followed by a refreshing fruity acidity and lots of guava aromas.
3. Llama Malbec is the characteristic variety of Lujan de Cuyo, standing out for its deep purplish ruby color, its expansive red-fruit bouquet, and its intense yet docile and fleshy taste plus filling, silky palate. The Llama is unfiltered and unstabilized in the traditional artisan style to preserve subtle aromas and flavors, while promoting richness, body and color.
4. Salice Salentino Riserva San Donaci, an intense red ruby colour, with a good fruity bouquet and a sign of spice, given by the ageing in barrique for at least 2 years, thanks to which it is titled with 'Riserva'. Its soft, round and dry taste are combined with a good vinosity.
You will find Shawbury Vintners at all the prestigious wine, food and county fairs around the country. For a comprehensive list see our Calendar section