Ultimate Provence

The Wine Merchant Top 100 – Walker & Wodehouse winning wines

The wait is over, the Wine Merchant Top 100 results are out. We’re delighted to see five of our wines being crowned by the judges; another seven are highly commended. Read more about our winning wines below:


Champagne Palmer Blanc de Noirs


Champagne Palmer & Co Blanc de Noirs Brut NV


Founded in 1947 and established in Reims, Champagne Palmer & Co is known internationally for its highly acclaimed wines, prestigious vineyard holdings and exceptional quality.


This Champagne is made from 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Pinot Meunier, aged between 4 and 6 years on its lees. Fresh and fruity, it presents a bouquet of peach, apricot and hints of pink grapefruit and redcurrant. Elegant on the palate, it combines structure, finesse and freshness.








Coates & Seely Britagne Brut Rosé NV


Coates & Seely was founded by two friends, who shared a dream of making sparkling wine to rival the best in the world. They’re located in the chalk downs of North Hampshire, where they only produce traditional method sparkling wines.


The Brut Rosé NV is made from a blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier. It presents a bouquet of rose hip and red fruits, followed by a vibrant, fine mousse that finishes on a strawberry note.









Bibi Graetz Casamatta Bianco IGT Toscana Bianco 2018 *


A recent addition to our portfolio, Bibi Graetz is one of Tuscany’s most ingenious cult winemakers. He crafts wines from some spectacular locations in between Florence, Maremma and Giglio Island, and he only uses indigenous grape varieties of the area, rebelling against the Super Tuscans and the traditionalists.


Fresh, aromatic and harmonious, the Casamatta Bianco, literally translated as the ‘Crazy-House’, is a blend of 60% Vermentino, 30% Trebbiano and 10% Moscato Bianco from Maremma. It presents floral aromas of orange and peach flowers. On the palate, refreshing citrus notes are followed by pear and exotic fruits.


*2019 vintage on sale now









Ultimate Provence AOP Cotes De Provence Rose 2019 – Trophy Winner: Best Rosé Wine


Another great producer who recently joined our portfolio, Ultimate Provence are pioneers when it comes to innovation and creativity. They not only cultivate scores of Provence’s finest vineyards, but also boast a unique knowledge in blending that results in some of the most beautiful wines in the market.


The beauty of the Cotes De Provence 2019 extends from the bottle to the contents. Layers of raspberry and strawberry fruit in the nose invite you to a gorgeous, yet spicy palate. A fresh wine with great acidity for food pairing, but roundness to enjoy on its own.








Prophet's Rock Dry Riesling


Prophet’s Rock Dry Riesling 2018 *


One of New Zealand’s most exciting producers, Prophet’s Rock creates premium, artisan wines in Central Otago, with winemaker Paul Pujol at the helm. They are committed to showcasing the characteristics of their vineyard sites, following a vineyard-focused approach in conjunction with minimal intervention in the winery.


The Dry Riesling 2018 displays floral and citrus aromas and flavours with a strong underlying minerality. These are echoed on the concentrated, crisp and lingering palate. The freshness and aromatics make this a great food wine.


*2017 vintage on sale now, but 2018 in stock.






Highly commended:

Morgon ‘Cuvee Marcel Lapierre’ Marcel Lapierre 2018


Naturalmente Bio Perricone Terre IGP Siciliane 2018


Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore Classico La Dama 2016


Garage Semillon 2018


Spinifex Papillon Red 2018


Mount Langi Ghiran Cliff Edge Shiraz 2017


Peth Wetz Estate Spatburgunder Rheinhessen 2017




Click here to see the full results of the Wine Merchant Top 100 2020. 



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