Exceptional wines made in collaboration with gifted winemakers
Our expert buying team make it their mission to work with the greatest estates and the most talented winemakers. The result is top-tier creations that we are proud to carry the Waitrose name - we call them our In Partnership wines.
Alc vol:14.50% | Line no:652082 This is a fine example of a powerful, ripe and charming Ripasso-style Valpolicella. It is produced in partnership with Fratelli Recchia, a family firm founded in 1906, which owns some of the best vineyards in the Valpolicella Classico area. Ripasso offers a very drinkable, balanced alternative to Amarone at a more approachable price. Enjoy this rich wine with roast beef.
Alc vol:14.50% | Line no:076775 With ripe red and black fruit flavours, hints of spice and a smooth chocolatey, oaky finish, this is a vibrant and rich red. It is made from 100% Shiraz grapes by Waitrose in partnership with renowned Barossa Valley winery St Hallett, and blended in consultation with the Waitrose wine buyer to reflect the definitive nature of Barossa Valley Shiraz. It’s a perfect pairing with tender steak.
Alc vol:12.50% | Line no:060369 This is a classic style of left-bank claret, predominantly Merlot with around a third
of the blend being Cabernet Franc, which brings freshness and elegance. A small
percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon adds structure to the softer Merlot fruit character. Supple tannins support flavours of blueberry and plum with a subtle note of smoky complexity and gentle spice. Ideal paired with red meat dishes or mature hard cheeses.
Alc vol:12.50% | Line no:087432 Not all Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs taste the same. We challenged the renowned and experienced wine team at Villa Maria to produce one that harked back to the minerally Sancerre style with complexity and restraint. They have produced this exceptional food wine. Gooseberry and citrus flavours abound, with some smoky, stony character on the finish. It complements asparagus, chicken or goat’s cheese dishes.
Alc vol:12.50% | Line no:007541 We have teamed up with the well-respected Cave des Vignerons de Chablis because of its access to excellent fruit and the expertise of winemaker David Delaye. Dry and bright, with a fantastic depth of fresh citrus fruit flavour, this Chablis has a subtle minerality reminiscent of the soil, which contains ancient marine fossils. The
complexity of flavours will develop as the wine ages, and it’s perfect served lightly chilled alongside seafood, fish or white meat dishes. Really refreshing and beautifully balanced.
Alc vol:11.50% | Line no:396950 A high-quality Cava made in partnership with Castillo Perelada, one of the top
family-owned wineries in Spain, which dates back to the 14th century. It uses
a high proportion of Parellada grapes grown high in the Alt Penedès, an area
that benefits from cool growing conditions and chalky soils, making this an
elegant wine with crisp fruit purity. A perfect celebratory fizz.
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