Our buying team under the guidance of Nick Gent strive to bring our customers a selection of exclusive brands at key price points. All the brands listed below are entirely owned by Rodney Densem & Telford Wines to offer our customers the perfect choice when putting together a wine offering for any style of venue.
GOOSE BERET SAUVIGNON BLANC
MARLBOROUGH, NEW ZEALAND
Our exclusive New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is produced by one of New Zelands top wine makers. The wine itself comes from vineyards that lie between the Wairau River and Cloudy Bay – where the rich topsoil of the lower Wairau Valley, combine with the Rarangi alluvial deposits help to produce grapes with complex flavour profiles. The wine is bursting with ripe tropical aromas of passion fruit and guava, while the palate is full and rich with intense gooseberry and citrus flavours leading to a crisp finish.
ADIVINO TEMPRANILLO TINTO
The winery is located in Lapuebla de Labarca a small village in the south of Rioja Alavesa by the side of the river Ebro, one of the most important rivers in Spain.
Despite the fact that all of the vineyards are close to the winery there is a wide difference in grape ripening due to the different height, soil and exposition of the vines. This guarantees that we can get perfect grapes every year for the production of this exclusive Rodney Densem label.
The wine is a fresh, light and fruity red produced by a traditional carbonic maceration process from de-stemmed grapes giving good colour and acidity.
LA LAGUNA RANGE
La Laguna means the lagoon or small lake in Spanish, the mother tongue of Chile where the grapes for La Laguna are grown. The vineyard areas are based around rivers and lakes which provide the essential water for the vines. The range of La Laguna wines is made and bottled exclusively for Rodney Densem and Telford Wines in the Central Valley by a carefully selected producer, who own all of their own vineyards, The grapes are picked in the cool of the night to keep their fresh acidity and vibrant fruit flavours.
Prosecco is enjoying huge popularity at the moment, but there are very varied quality levels and it is essential for this quintessential Italian fizz not to lose sight of the quality and character. Prosecco “SIVA” Spumante has been very carefully made in order to retain the natural characteristics of the wine. It is produced exclusively for RDW & Telford Wines by a top winery in Northern Italy. It is an enjoyable, everyday drinking wine.
CHARLES DE VILLENFIN
Our “House Champagne” is produced exclusively for RDW and Telford Wines by a small family owned producer who have been involved with growing grapes and producing Champagne since 1670. Based in the picturesque village of Champillion, near Epernay. The current generation, maintain the family tradition of producing quality Champagnes from the best grapes from both their own vineyards and with those they have long term contracts from all the best villages in the region. All their wines are produced and aged in their cellars on the edge of the village, overlooking the regions best vineyards on the slopes of the Montagne de Reims and with views of the Abbey at Hautvilliers, the Marne Valley and the city of Epernay.
Their history began in 1939 when a leading Italian family emigrated to Argentina from Italy, initially selling wine from a barrel on the front of a bike. Over time they bought more land and established a winery in San Martin, East Mendoza.
The tradition continues today which is based on the original principles for developing fine wines, honouring the principles that gave rise to the founders dream: to be a solid project in time, sustaining youth, dynamism and intelligence to adapt to changes. This focus has been successful, today the family are a top ten leading Argentine winery with both a strong domestic market and an ever increasing presence in export markets – China, US, Brazil, Europe, Russia etc.
MILLERS CREEK RANGE, SOUTH EAST AUSTRALIA
Another of our exclusive ranges, produced in South-Eastern Australia which rather than being a wine region in the standard sense, is officially classified as a viticultural ‘super zone’. It covers the entire south-eastern third of Australia, a vast area reaching from the Pacific coast in Queensland to the Indian Ocean in South Australia, with over 150,000 hectares under vine. Between these two oceans the Australian continent offers up dry riverbeds, rainforest, mountain ranges, endless scrubland, red deserts and eventually the cooler wine-growing valleys of the south coast. Millers Creek is produced in soils consisting of limestone, clay and sand and the climate is characterised by low rainfall and relatively mild summer temperatures. Most South-Eastern Australian wines are made from the widely known vinifera grape varieties, which already have an established reputation and following; this range being no exception.
CAMPO DE FIORI PINOT GRIGIO
Based in the foothills of the Matra Mountains North East of Budapest these vineyards have the perfect conditions for Pinot Grigio with cold winters to rest the vines and long hot summer days to fully ripen the fruit.
A cool fermentation process allows the grapes to retain their fruit and aromatic qualities giving a wine with citrusy and apple notes leading to a balanced floral finish. Made exclusively for Rodney Densem and Telford Wines it offers a serious option to other Pinot Grigio.
PAINTED BIRD WHITE ZINFANDEL, USA
Opening a bottle of Californian wine is like opening a bottle of sunshine and the Painted Bird Pink Zinfandel is no exception. Zinfandel is California’s ‘own’ grape and is bursting with the intense red fruit flavours that come from being ripened in the Californian sun. We pick our grapes a little bit earlier which makes our wine just a little bit paler in colour and more delicate that many Californian Rosés. Which means you get layers of fruit flavour rather than head thumping alcohol.
Superior quality Greek extra virgin olive oil from our family owned estate in the Southern Peloponnese. Shipped exclusively by RDW this is no ordinary olive oil and has been personally recommended by Patrick Guilbaud, Proprietor of the Two Michelin Star “Resturant Patrick Guilbaud” Dublin. This is the ultimate oil with incredibly low acidity (normally approx 0.2-0.3%.) Extra virgin oil has to be less than 0.8%. Cold pressed, first press, pure juice and is ideal for table use – enhancing salads, meat and fish or simply to be enjoyed with fresh bread. The oil comes in 5 litre tins, 500ml & 250ml single bottles.