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Wednesday 20th December until 8pm

Sunday 24th December 10am to 1pm

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Old World Wines

Buy the best old world 
wines in Colchester

Peter Watts Wines brings you some of the best old world wines from France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal and Spain. We import and sell a huge variety of fine wines. This is just a small selection of
 what we do - please contact us for the full list of wineries we represent. 
We supply customers across Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and further afield. 
If you are a restaurant, pub or hotel and are looking to 
upgrade your wine selection just call us on 01376 561130.
France wine bottle

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Altenberg Bergheim, Domaine Fernand Engel

Aromatic white
Oaking: None
  • Alsace Grand Cru, France
Detailed product information
Appellation: Alsace Grand Cru

Fernard Engel Domaine is a family-run winery. The vineyard covers 50 HA and was turned into an organic viniculture in the year 2001. Grapes are harvested when fully ripe and are carefully selected in order to ensure the best quality.

Tasting notes
Lovely nose of lychees with overtones of cinnamon and nutmeg, followed by some bitterness and flavours of quince and banana on the palate. 

Producer information: Domaine Fernand Engel
Three generations of the Engel family have run this 50-hectare estate with vineyards in 7 local villages near the famous castle of Haut Koenigsbourg. The estate is entirely given over to organic production, free from pesticides and herbicides. They use specific plants to improve soil texture and dried plants and herbs to create resistance to vine disease. This range is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Aging on the lees longer than usual produces wines of the concentration of which half are exported.


Spain wine bottle

Abando Crianza, Bodegas Santalba

Powerful red
Oaking: Heavy
Rioja, Spain
Detailed product information

Only produced in excellent vintages, this classic Rioja made only from Tempranillo, it is powerful and well-balanced with rich dark fruit and a little vanilla from the oak casks in which it is matured.

Tasting notes
Very deep red colour, black tones, and very light orange rims. Its nice colour, brightness and powerful aromas are due to the high-quality grapes that were used to make it. The oak barrel ageing given to this wine brings out ripe fruit, spices, and a little vanilla.

Producer Information: Bodegas Santalba
Santiago Ijalba and his son Roberto own and run this Bodega in the village of Gimileo, 4 kms from Haro, the wine capital of the Rioja region. They follow the usual Rioja practice of using their own grapes supplemented by those of several contract growers. Tempranillo is the dominant grape, but they also use small quantities of other Rioja red grapes, Garnacha, Graziano, and Mazuelo. This is a modern bodega, but making both traditional and modern wines at the very pinnacle of Rioja wines.
Portugal wine bottle

N.V. Messias, Beiras Rose

Medium rose
Oaking: None
Baga, Tinto Roriz
Screw Cap
Beiras, Portugal

Detailed product information
Appellation: Beiras
Vintage: N.V.

This is a delicious medium dry rose made from Baga
 and Tinta Roriz grapes. It is fresh with a
 fruity nose and a refreshing light spritz. Perfect for summer!

Producer information: Caves Messias
 Based at Mealhada in the Bairrada region, Caves Messias was found in 1926 by Mr. Messias Baptista and is still owned and run by the same family. Messias owns estates in several regions, amongst them Dao, Bairrada, Douro and Beiras. Messias has a strong policy of developing and using Portuguese grape varieties, which together with the use of modern technology produces unique wines of great quality.

Looking for the best old world wines? 
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