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 equipped 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.Antracita Ice Wine
From the same people that give us the Llama Malbec, here is a great example of a late harvest ice wine, It is made from 100% malbec grapes, which are picked off of vines that are over 100 years old. These vines are located in the sandy Alto Agrelo Valley, Argentina, where it is ideal for growing malbec vines.
Once the grapes are picked, they are prepared and spend 24 months fermenting and ageing in French Oak barrels. No sweetened grape juice, stabilisers or alcohol is added. This makes a deep red/purple colour with a complex, sweet aroma comprising of figs, plums and honey, along with an oily texture of intense flavour that confirms the aroma's you smelt. All together a perfect balance of sweetness, acidity and alcohol to give you a great tasting ice wine.
2. The Arduini family started their viticulture lifestyle back in the 1940's when Gabriele Arduini bought their first vineyard in Marano Di Valpolicella. The family business grew exponentially when, with the help of his three sons Battista, Alfredo and Turrido, they purchased two more vineyards in the 1960's, one in Campara, the other in Corrubbio, which is ancient land that belonged to Villa Banda Amistà.
To this day, the vineyards are looked after by Gabriele Arduini's grand son, Luciano and his family.
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3. La Tordera
Our Prosecco's from the family owned La Tordera Vineyard, located in the hill sides of Vidor in the province of Treviso. This vineyard is over 70 years old and is still owned by the same family, who prefer to carefully hand pick their grapes.
We have 2 Prosecco's and 1 Spumante;
La Tordera Brunei - A refreshing prosecco with apple and acidic flavours, as a prosecco should be.
La Tordera Gabry - An elegant, fruity spumante rosé with hints of raspberry. Our customers fravourite of these 3
La Tordera Otreval - This Gold Medal Winning, fresh, minerally prosecco have been fermented twice, giving zero sugar. It has good structure with complex, fruity and floral aromas.
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