It's Christmaswine!

Tis the season to be jolly and to help you on your merry way, as we do every year, we have put together a variety of wine pairings, mixed cases and gift items (listed below) to hopefully help put a smile on the faces of your loved ones and of loved ones all around the country. If you are stuck for gift ideas, we hope these will help to inspire, and for those of you who like to see what you are buying physically, we have even more gift items at our store in Nottingham, along with an extensive range of accessories, Malt Whiskies and other spirits. Don't be shy, it would be great to see you!

Order online by Wednesday the 21st to guarantee delivery in time for Christmas Day!

We sincerely hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, filled with endless joy, love, and of course, great wine!

The Gauntleys Team

Vilmart Champagne and Glasses Gift Box: NV Grand Cellier Option

If you know someone that is as bonkers about great Champagne as we are, this year our beloved Champagne Vilmart (Often described as ‘the greatest growers Champagne bar none’), has provided the perfect gift. This box set combines the NV Vilmart Champagne of your choice, with 2 Vilmart wine Tulips. Enjoy Laurent’s Champagne in its finest form. This newer glass design enhances the aromas and concentration of your Champagne, far more than your classic flute, whilst also retaining the bubbles; which the Champagne coupe is famously bad at doing, resulting in the optimum all round Champagne experience! A Champagne from one of the world’s finest Champagne growers, and two perfect Champagne glasses, so that you can share the experience with a loved one.

This gift box comes with Vilmart's NV Grand Cellier, If you would like to choose a different Vilmart Champagne to go with this gift box click HERE.

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£82.00

Vilmart Coeur de Cuvée 2014

Make someone’s Christmas special or treat yourself, with the top vintage cuvée from Champagne Vilmart. A 80/20 Chardonnay, Pinot Noir mix, this cuvée beguiles you with rich notes of brioche and hazelnut on the palate, followed by subtle notes of vanilla and dried fruits with a little citrus lingering in the background. This is a true gourmet wine, both round, ample but with exceptional freshness, finesse and persistence. American wine critic Antonio Galloni has said ‘When I think of finesse in Champagne, Vilmart is one of the first names that come to my mind’. Laruent Champs flagship wine exemplifies the House’s style. This is the most one of the most prestigious cuvées, from one of the most highly respected Champagne houses today, making it the ideal gift for any Champagne enthusiast this festive season.

£131.00

Gauntleys Festive Mixed Cases The Old World Reds Trio - Three Bottle Case

Also available as a 6 Bottle Mixed Case

This trio of European reds is perfect if you are wanting to keep it classic this Christmas. For great value, experience some of the long-revered regions of the old world in all their glory, without breaking the bank or sacrificing quality. The collection includes an approachable and juicy Rioja, seamlessly crafted with subtle woody spice, a gloriously pure and deep Dolcetto brimming with ripe cherry fruits; and last but not least, an unctuous and rich Lirac chock full of seamless blackberries, red plums and raspberries accompanied by wild herds, from one of the finest producers in Chateauneuf du Pape. All selected to make the perfect accompaniments to your Christmas roast dinners!

Contains 1x each of the following wines:

2021 Dolcetto d'Alba, Azienda Agricola Roccheviberti, Italy

2019 Rioja, De Alto, Spain

2018 Lirac, Domaine Clos du Mont Olivet, France

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS OFFER PRICE

£52.95

Gauntleys Festive Mixed Cases Elegant Loire and Rhone Duo for under £30

Also available as a 6 Bottle Mixed Case.

Much like a great Chablis and Claret, a quality Loire blanc and Rhone rouge make for a well-rounded pairing and beautiful combination at any time of the year. This duo firstly features a classic cool climate Chenin Blanc from Anjou, crowd pleasing and guaranteed to satisfy even a dabbling white wine drinker, with its enticing purity and creaminess, and ripe apple and pear fruit accompanied by a drip of honey on a delicate and refined palate. Secondly, we have the generously juicy, elegant and gourmand ‘Galets Rouge’, from one of the finest producers in the Costieres de Nîmes. Opening with a profound and vibrant nose of blackberries and crisp blackcurrants, followed by a wonderfully smooth palate, silky tannins and an array of ripe red berries, liquorice, and violets; all rounded with a mineral, pure and long finish. Even the most steadfast wine cynic would find it impossible not to be seduced by the charm of this delightful duo this Christmas.

Contains 1x each of the following wines:

2018 Anjou Blanc Le P'tit Chenin, Chateau de la Roulerie

2019 Galets Rouge, Chateau Mourgues du Gres

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS OFFER PRICE

£29.70

The Fladgate Partnership Fonseca 2007

Somehow, it just wouldn't feel quite like Christmas without a gorgeous glass of port to partner the festivities. Port and Christmas go together like bread & butter, and our pick for this year has to be this delicious 2007 Fonseca.

A stunning, perfumed nose of black/ red fruit, herbs and a touch of soft spice. It has a dense solid core over which the perfumed aromas sore. Real class with distinct terroir notes of wild herbs and exotic wood notes. Beguiling, sweet and seamless, medium to high acidity, medium soft tannins. Juicy, succulent and perfumed. Displaying a greater red fruit character at the moment with hints of damson/ plum conserve. The cutting acidity has pleasantly mellowed over the years and the palate has rounded out even more with the pure and refined sweet fruit absolutely singing. The length is also absolutely stunning. You'll be savouring the flavours well into Boxing Day!

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£59.75

Gauntleys Festive Mixed Cases Exciting and Distinguished Alternatives to Champagne - Three Bottle Case

Also available as a 6 Bottle Mixed Case.

This trio of sensational sparkling wines offers up exciting alternatives to Champagne for the Christmas period. Albert Boxler in Alsace, Arnaud Lambert in Saumur and Heretat Mestres in Penedès have a few things in common: firstly, they are all highly acclaimed wineries which are helping to define their individual regions, and secondly, they all produce world-class sparkling wines, from the same traditional method as is used in Champagne. All would easily go with any festive dishes, sweet or savoury: from Boxler’s rich and refined Crémant d’Alsace, displaying pear and peach fruits, accompanied by brioche and unctuous rounding acidity; to Lambert’s mineral driven, complex, deep and delicious Brut Nature; to the sensational ‘Visol’, from Mestres, who are redefining Cava in the eyes of the wine world. This cuvée combines floral notes on the nose with apple and fresh and dried apricot fruits on the palate, together with the enticing complexities of baked bread, honey, and vanilla, mixed beautifully with a fine mousse and saline minerality. All these wines are gloriously balanced with long and stylish finishes. Truly world-class sparkling wines, which can hold their own alongside any Champagne, and will not disappoint if you’re looking for a distinguished alternative to our much-loved festive fizz this Christmas.

Contains 1x each of the following wines:

2018 Cremant d'Alsace, Domaine Albert Boxler, France

Cremant de Loire '1948', Domaine Arnaud Lambert, France

2013 Gran Reserva Cava 'Visol', Heretat Mestres, Spain

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS OFFER PRICE

£73.95

Gauntleys Festive Mixed Cases The Perfect Party Poppers - Rosé Sparkling Duo

Also available as a 6 Bottle Mixed Case.

If you are wanting to keep it pink this Christmas, Look no further than this elegant duo of delicious sparkling rosés. Keeping it fresh, perfumed and delicate, these crowd pleasers are the perfect alternative to Champagne, acting as the ideal aperitif or accompaniment to the general festivities. Whether it’s the Elusia Rosato’s beautiful aromatics of wild berries and gentle wispy herbaceous notes, or the Cave de Saumur’s creamy and elegant palate of fresh strawberries and red cherries; both wines find the harmonious balance between the sweetness of the fruit; a pleasant crisp acidity and a smooth mousse that simply makes you never want to stop refilling your glass! You can’t go wrong with some quality pink fizz this Christmas!

Contains 1x each of the following wines:

'Rosato' Organic Sparkling Rosé, Elusia, Italy

Cremant de Loire Rosé 'Prince Alexandre', Cave de Saumur, France

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS OFFER PRICE

£27.95

Prieure La Chaume IGP Val de Loire Orfeo 2010

After 12 years of ageing this beauty from the South Vendée has awakened from its slumbers and is in the prime of its life. The perfect partner for festive mains and remarkable value for what is in the bottle! Experience this now, before it's too late!

Christians whole range is superb; however, it reaches its true culmination with his 'Orfeo' Cuvée. This is a truly wonderful cuvée which exhibits wonderful intensity and stylish complexity, offering aromas of ripe black berries, spice and very subtle hints of liquorice, but still with a restraint and finesse. It is made from the Domain's oldest vines and is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, with a smattering of Negrette for spice. You have the power, complexity and richness of those wonderful Bordeaux grapes, harmoniously matched with the minerality, acidity and finesse of his Loire terroir. It truly is a match made in heaven and this sumptuous cuvée really shines. One to definitely be decanted before drinking.

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£24.95

Gauntleys Festive Mixed Cases Red and White Burgundies for Christmas Day - Three Bottle Case

Also available as a 6 Bottle Mixed Case.

A great Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Burgundy, makes for a perfect combination at any time of year, but the pairing is particularly special during the festive season. So, if you would like to be transported to the vineyards of Burgundy this Christmas whilst you enjoy your roast Turkey, this is the trio for you! Featuring a fine and mineral Savigny Les Beaunes, complete with ripe, pure and crunchy Pinot fruits from Domaine Jean-Michel Giboulot, an elegant, floral and buttery Premier Cru Chardonnay, perfectly balanced with mineral overtones and lifting acidity; and finally, a superb rich, deep, full-bodied Premier Cru Pommard, from Domaine Moissenet-Bonnard, packed with earthy redcurrants/berries, soft sweet spice and liquorice. Three contrasting, but beautiful Burgundies specifically selected to give you a range of choices this Christmas – enjoy on their own or with your roast turkey, gammon, game or a festive cheese board.

Contains 1x each of the following wines:

2012 Savigny Les Beaune 'Grand Liards', Domaine Giboulot

2013 St Aubin 1er Cru 'Champlots', Patrick Miolane

2011 Pommard 1er Cru 'Les Epenots', Jean-Louis Moissenet-Bonnard

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS OFFER PRICE

£87.95

Gauntleys Festive Mixed Cases Premium Loire and Rhone Duo for under £50

Also available as a 6 Bottle Mixed Case.

As previously stated, a quality Loire white and Rhône rouge are a beautiful and complimentary combination at any time of year. Our first duo are perfect as elegant, well-crafted and approachable crowd pleasers, however, our premium Loire and Rhone pairing aims to take it up a notch. Meaning to be more thought provoking, showcasing more serious wines, designed to experienced, sipped and savoured, and that have the structure and depth to be able to really shine alongside a variety of complex and lavish dishes. Firstly, we feature one of the stunning single-vineyard cuvées from Chateau de la Roulerie. The ‘Les Magnolias’ is a deliciously intense Chenin Blanc, with an enticing peach and nectarine fruit profile, backed by warming hints of ginger, combined with an elegant mineral line and fine acidity. It is elegant and rounded on the palate with a subtle salty note on a long, clean and gourmet finish. Secondly, we bring you the 2014 Gigondas tradition, from Thierry Faravel of Domaine la Boussiere, often regarded as one of the finest, if not the finest, winemakers in Gigondas…. And this speaks for itself. Brimming with vibrant and fresh red and black fruits and mellow tannins, this is an unctuous Gigondas, almost Burgundian with black pepper, plums, leafy herbs and plenty of earthy minerality. Both of these wines are an absolute pleasure to experience on their own, but will pair wonderfully with a variety of meals, providing you with no shortage of options on how to enjoy them this Christmas.

Contains 1x each of the following wines:

2018 Anjou Blanc 'Les Magnolias', Chateau de la Roulerie

2019 Gigondas Tradition, Domaine La Bouissiere

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS OFFER PRICE

£48.95

Chateau Musar Chateau Musar White 2016

One of the most unique and extraordinary white wines you are ever likely to come across, the Chateau Musar White is a blend of ancient grape varieties Obaideh and Merwah, indigenous to the mountains of Lebanon, grown on slopes of over 1400m in altitude. Just like the red, this wine has spent almost 7 years aging before it has been released onto the market. This is a fragrant and highly distinctive dry white, with a dazzling nose of quince, lemon-zest, baked apple, vanilla, honey and nutty sherry-like notes from the oxidative ageing. The palate is rich and intense yet retains great freshness with citrussy notes, grapefruit, honeyed nuances, subtle spicey notes and a creamy, almost buttery finish. Many have tried to liken this wine and its profile to other things. Some say it resembles a ‘dry Sauternes’, others ‘old white Rioja’ and others compare it to Manzanilla. However, honestly this wine is wholly unique, an unapologetically individual wine that we find to be utterly intoxicating and entrancing. Quite the experience!

Cellared well, this wine will keep for decades, however is drinking very well at this moment. Not to be over chilled, this wine sings best around 14-15°, ‘cellar cool’.

£36.40

Gauntleys Festive Mixed Cases The Chateaunuef-du-Pape Luxury Three Bottle Mixed Case

Also available as a 6 Bottle Mixed Case.

A collection of Christmas offers from Gauntleys would not be complete without a selection of mature fine wines from the winemaking haven most near and dear to our hearts: Chateauneuf-du-Pape. We have been importing from this appellation for over 40 years, and to this day the wines have lost none of their magic. Carrying similar esteem and reverence to the great wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy, this historic appellation is synonymous with bold, deep, complex, age-worthy and awe-inspiring reds wines. Featuring two remarkable cuvées, from the already legendary 2016 vintage, from two of the brightest stars in contemporary Chateauneuf-du-Pape; the pure, stylish, juicy and intense signature from Domaine la Barroche, and the full-bodied, vibrant, sexy and seamless Tradition from Domaine Giraud; as well as the elegant and endearing 2018 showing from Domaine Clos du Mont Olivet (which has been one of Chateauneuf’s top tier estates for many generations). Combining hints of garrigue, with generous and succulent raspberries and black cherries, subtle spice and dark chocolate on a plush and creamy textured palate, this 2018 Chateauneuf never feels heavy, and remains fresh, supple and harmoniously balanced. All lovingly crafted with the aim of being an experience, not just to be enjoyed as another alcoholic beverage, these are delicious wines which will enhance any special occasion and perfectly partner all kinds of lavish seasonal feasts this Christmas; but which will also continue to evolve over the coming decade should you choose to keep a few behind in your cellar for a worthy occasion down the road.

Contains 1x each of the following wines:

2016 Chateauneuf du Pape 'Tradition', Domaine Giraud

2016 Chateauneuf du Pape 'Signature', Domaine la Barroche

2018 Chateauneuf du Pape, Clos du Mont Olivet

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS OFFER PRICE

£104.95

Gauntleys Festive Mixed Cases Sumptuous Sweet Wines For Christmas - Three Bottle Case

Also available as a 6 Bottle Mixed Case.

This delicious mixed case is designed to satisfy your sweet tooth and titillate your taste buds this Christmas. A well-crafted sweet wine can truly help elevate any occasion, and we have hand-picked three of our personal favourites. Featuring a gorgeous Coteaux du Layon brimming with luscious candied and zesty citrus fruits, on a well-refined and mineral palate; an elegant late harvest Tokaji with a meditative palate of apricot-like stone fruit, honey and marmalade, with incredible clarity and rounded with mouth-watering and enticing acidity; and last but certainly not least, a deep and rich sweet Riesling crafted by one of the finest white wine producers in Austria. It has a nose that sings with candied orange peel, dried apricot, zesty lemon, mango and pineapple, along with acacia and hints of caramel. The palate delivers on the promises of the nose, it’s creamy and elegant with an abundance of sweet fresh fruit, honey and a touch of mature Riesling petrol character. This is accompanied by mouth-wateringly tart acidity, wet stone minerality and a superbly long and pure finish. Whether as an exotic aperitif or as a complementary accompaniment to foie gras, a festive cheese board, Christmas pudding or the myriad of other sweet treats and desserts this festive season, you’ll be treasuring every sip.

Contains 1x each of the following wines:

2011 Riesling Eiswein 37.5cl, Weinrieder, Austria

2018 Coteaux du Layon 'L'Orangeraie', Chateau de la Roulerie, France

2016 Sweet Furmint 'MAD', St Tamas, Hungary

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS OFFER PRICE

£87.95

Chateau d'Epire Savennieres Cuvee Speciale 2016

Perfect for those lovers of beautifully crafted steely, fresh and zesty whites. This is a wonderful white to match up alongside a variety of festive dishes, from extravagant roasts, to cheese platters, to all manner of desserts, as well as gorgeous all on its own!

We have always loved the Cuvée Speciale, and found it to be one of the finest in Epiré’s range in terms of energy and complexity. It is sourced exclusively from the domaine’s best vineyard, Le Hu-Boyau, one of the highest-lying vineyards in Savennieres. The southern and southern-eastern exposure also brings incredible ripeness to the grapes, whilst the proximity to the Loire River keeps the temperatures moderate. It is fermented in stainless steel vats and then aged for 9 months in old oak and chestnut barrels. The structure of this wine allows it to age and develop for up to 15 years. This dry wine is rich, densely textured with powerful apple, tart citrus and clementine fruits coming through with a backbone of spice and creaminess from the wood and a pleasant touch of rounding honeyed sweetness. Everything is harmoniously balanced with the addition of mouth-watering acidity and a steely minerality, and the length is something else. A perfect partner to a range of appetizers and creamy fish dishes! This cuvée is really starting to come into its own now that it has had over a half a decade to round and mature, developing wonderful secondary flavours.

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£21.65

Laguiole Forge de Laguiole Sommelier Dark Horn

Sommelier corkscrew Forge de Laguiole with dark horn tip handle in shiny stainless steel. The "Sommelier"(waiters) corkscrew features a 5-turn spiral, a stylized "Bee" on the spine, a "Shepherd's Cross" pattern of small rivets on the handle, and a serrated crescent foil cutter blade with cap lifter.

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£196.95

Coravin Model 2 System

The Model 2 is the next step in Coravin wine access technology. The system is slightly lighter than the original and some changes have been made to how the needles and gas capsule engage with the system. The Coravin technology allows you to access a bottle of wine without opening it, so using the original preservation of the cork it was sealed with, along with argon gas to remove the wine from the bottle via the hollow needle. Please contact us for more details.

Contents: 1 Coravin unit including standard needle, 1 Coravin bottle sleeve, 2 A65 capsules, quick start instructions and needle cleaner

£249.00
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