Wine Merchant Top 100.

Foremost amongst these was Graham’s Six Grapes – winner of the ‘Best Value Fortified Trophy’. Chosen from a panel of judges from 40 of the UK’s leading independent merchants, Six Grapes was one of only 6 wines to receive a trophy in this year’s Wine Merchant Top 100 competition.

The Six Grapes symbol originated in the nineteenth century. Following each harvest, Graham’s winemakers would mark each barrel of port using grape symbols to rate the quality of the wine from one to six. The image of six grapes on a barrel meant the wine inside had Vintage Port potential. It indicated complexity, structure, and balance. By the early 1900’s, Graham’s started bottling wine selected from these barrels under the Six Grapes label. Over a century later, Six Grapes continues to be Graham’s signature reserve port.

Fells had a further 5 wines included in the Top 100, including Dalrymple Vineyards Pinot Noir 2020 from Tasmania, Château de Nalys Saintes-Pierres de Nalys, Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2019 from the Rhône 2019, Famille Hugel Gewurztraminer Vendange Tardive 2014 from Alsace, and Pombal de Vesuvio, Douro 2020 and Pequeno Dilema, Douro 2020 – both from Symington Family Estates.

Saintes Pierres de Nalys Blanc