The Pig Cut Wines with Tenuta Fertuna
We are delighted to announce a collaboration between the much loved hotel group, The Pig Hotels, Italian winery, Tenuta Fertuna and Mentzendorff. We have launched a range of exclusive bespoke wines, available to purchase from The Pig’s online gift shop. The range includes an IGT Toscana Rosso, an IGT Toscana Bianco and a DOC Maremma Toscana Rosé, all created in the heart of the Maremma region of Tuscany.
Paolo Rivella, head winemaker and manager of Fertuna winery is the man behind the creation of this unique range. Paolo comes from a very prestigious winemaking heritage, dating back to 1850 in a small village of Piedmont.
The wines are approachable yet with a subtle nod towards the style of the region’s famous “Super Tuscans”. The 2019 white, made using 80% Sangiovese, 10% Vermentino and 10 % Sauvignon Blanc, has a mineral palate with a marked acidity. The refreshing 2019 rosé is 100% Sangiovese, with a bouquet of floral delicate notes of rose hips and wild strawberries. The 70% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 red is aged for 4 months in French oak barrels. On the palate, this is a warm and well-structured wine, with soft tannins and a clean finish.
“We are thrilled to have worked with Tenuta Fertuna to create the new The Pig Cut wines. A real class act made with love, care and attention.” Robin Hutson, CEO of The Pig.
Taylor’s Very Old Tawny Port – Kingsman Edition
We are very pleased to be able to unveil the Taylor’s Very Old Tawny Port – Kingsman Edition, celebrating 20th Century Studios “The King’s Man”.
The idea for a very Limited Edition Kingsman Port was born between Taylor’s and director Matthew Vaughn; recognising the shared values between Taylor’s and Kingsman: a sense of heritage and tradition, legacy, an obsession with detail and extraordinary product quality. Also, the very British traits of humour, wit, elegance and style.
In the era portrayed in The King’s Man, Port Wine occupied a special place. By the time of the Great War, Port had become firmly established in British society as one of the finest of all wines, surrounded by ritual and a degree of reverence. During the Great War, large quantities of Port, including thousands of cases of Taylor’s, were shipped to the British and French armies stationed at the front. The British government considered Port so essential for soldiers’ morale that it sometimes threatened to commandeer shipments and divert them to the army to avoid shortages.
The Kingsman Edition is a very rare Tawny Port matured for almost nine decades in hand-made seasoned oak casks. This peerless wine has achieved a magical complexity during its long ageing. Some of the wines used were made in the 1930s under the shadow of the Great Depression. Significantly, they were produced from vines replanted after the Phylloxera pest had devastated many of the finest vineyards of the Douro Valley in the 1870s. Like western civilisation emerging from the devastation of the Great War, this immortal wine symbolises the recovery of the Douro vineyards from the greatest scourge ever to hit the world of wine.
Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Port was created not only for Kingsman devotees but also for connoisseurs and collectors of fine and rare wines around the world. A very limited number of 700 bottles have been produced and the film releases worldwide on February 14th, 2021.
Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée 007 Limited Edition
In celebration of over 40 years of partnership as the Official Champagne of 007 and the upcoming film No Time To Die released in the UK on the 2nd April 2021, Champagne Bollinger has produced a limited edition that brings together two icons: Bollinger’s signature Special Cuvée, and the legendary British secret agent, James Bond.
The iconic Special Cuvée bottle has been adapted to feature a Bond-esque black and gold neck collar with a 007 blazon instead of Bollinger’s usual recognisable red and gold colour codes. The limited edition gift box itself is inspired by No Time To Die with a silhouette of James Bond standing next to an iconic Aston Martin beneath the 007 logo.
The Champagne inside the bottle remains the iconic Special Cuvée we all know and love! Please ask your Account Manager for more details and pricing.
Mentzendorff Wheelers “Everest” for The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Pre-School
The end of September saw 6 members of the Mentzendorff team complete an ‘Everesting’ cycling challenge in order to raise funds for a pre-school in Hemel-en-Arde which is funded by the Hamilton Russells.
The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Pre-School does a brilliant job in providing a safe and educational environment for the local children ensuring that they will get to start school properly. The school was built in 1996 by Anthony Hamilton Russell with the sole purpose of providing high quality pre-school education for the agricultural community and the wider less privileged Hermanus community.
The concept of Everesting is devilishly simple, even if it is much tougher in practice! Each of our intrepid riders chose a hill to ride up (and down) until they had ascended a metric mile (1,500m) – this took on average 3hrs – and collectively the ‘Mentzendorff Wheelers’ aimed to ride up the height of Everest (8,848m).
In the end a total of 9,073m were ascended and so this year’s Mentzendorff charity ride contribution will be £9,073 to the Hemel-en-Arde Valley pre-school. Well done the Mentzendorff Wheelers!