Bancroft Wines is an award-winning London-based specialist wine distributor offering a complete and competitive range of exceptional wines across the UK. We are dedicated to delivering excellent advice and service and forming long-term relationships with our clients and producers alike. Wherever possible, Bancroft Wines aims to build exclusive relationships with over 190 suppliers from France, Italy, Spain, Australia, South Africa, Germany, Hungary, Austria, New Zealand, the USA, and many more. In over 30 years of business, these relationships have been built up over many vintages, making our selection of wines unique. Our suppliers are small, family-owned domaines, many of whom share our passion for sustainability and organic practices, with an unwavering passion to produce the very best wine they can from the land they own.
Bancroft Wines Catalogue
Vermell is a pink mutation of Xarel-lo that is becoming more and more popular. It is not permitted in the production of Cava, however it can be made under the Corpinnat label. Here, it comes from a single terroir, Mosset, and is aged for 18 months on lees. Very subtle pink colour, obtained through light skin maceration. The nose is slightly herbaceous, with aromas of rocket and rosehip, and a hint of cucumber. Very fresh and scented on the palate, and very creamy. Quite dry and textured, with just a hint of tannin from the skins and a lovely wild strawberry flavour.
The Botijo Blanco is an attractive white Grenache with intense aromatics of white flowers, lime, and grapefruit. Dry, crisp, and light-bodied with intense floral, and grapefruit flavours. Fresh with a long-lasting finish.
Aromatic and balsamic wine, with intense aromas of bay leaf and small wild flowers. With a couple of degrees of temperature appear the memories of stone fruit such as peach. In the mouth it is round and soft, dry and with a pleasant sensation of maturity that surrounds the entire palate. Elegant and crisp with fine texture and a long persistent aftertaste.
Straw yellow with golden glints. A fresh bouquet, resplendent with white fruit, floral notes, aromatic herbs. Profound, deep, crunchy, pleasant acidity, long finish.
Golden yellow, lemony colour that is absolutely clear. Elegant and subtle on the nose with hints of citric fruits (grapefruit) and stone fruit (peach and greengage). Balsamic hints. Greasy, sticky, full-flavoured on the mouth with a noticeable body and great lightness as it passes through the mouth and long persistence finish.
Pomelo and grapefruit aromas, superbly crisp. Palate shows impressive suppleness and richness, and is well-tempered by the delicate balance of oak. It is weighty, but in a very good way. Long and elegant finish. Excellent, super-refined and pure.
Made from young Garnatxa Blanca vineyards from the La Serra estate. Intense golden colour with orange reflections. Great aromatic intensity, with hints of green quince and orange peel zest. At the end, notes of fennel and almond wake up. Fresh entrance and enveloping texture. Long aftertaste with a pleasant almond finish.
Can Sumoi La Rosa is a rosé wine made with Sumoll, Parellada and Xarello, from vineyards located at 550 metres of altitude. This wine macerated for 4 hours with the skins, adding concentration in colour and texture. It is strong in Mediterranean character of a pale salmon colour with scents of elegant fresh red fruits and floral notes, good freshness finishing with a pleasantly nutty touch.
Blackish purple colour, aromas of eucalyptus and black fruits prevail. In the mouth, the medium-bodied palate belies the wine’s dark appearance; as fresh flavours of mint, currant and pomegranate highlight the palate. The finish is long and slightly grippy.
This Grenache based Rioja from Rioja Oriental is Juicy and lush, with notes of crunchy summer forest fruits and orange peel that meld with Mediterranean herbal undertones to create a wine that is balanced, bright and lively.
Ruby red colour with a fruity note on the nose of strawberries, ripe currants and blueberries are followed by floral, violets and some spices and light licoricey. Aged in 10 months in French oak, the wine is fresh and aromatic, a great combination of ripeness with cool climate freshness. Everything is fine and in harmony with a silky texture.
Expressive fresh red fruit. Round, juicy, fruit-driven palate. This is almost silky with perfectly wrapped up tannins. No need to wait to fully enjoy it.
60+ year vines planted at 700m altitude. This wine is best described as a ‘Clairette’ style with the blend comprised of 60% white grapes. 100% whole bunch fermented. The nose is reminiscent of Beaujolais, just so fun. Abundant fresh fruit characters, boysenberries and black cherries and macerated plums. Very vinous. On the palate the fruit is explosive, fresh cherries and wild blueberries mingle with wild herbs. The tannins are very supple and fresh. This is an excellent summery red that would benefit from chilling.
Deep ruby in color and bright, with an intense and complex nose filled with delicate aromas of black fruits, balsamic notes and hints of rockrose and scrubland. Well rounded and deep on the palate, accompanied by a freshness, beautifully balanced between spicy notes, cocoa and fruit. The grapes are harvested by hand in 15 kg boxes with manual selection in the vineyard, before whole bunches are aged in French oak. Macerated for 35 days, the malolactic fermentation takes place in oak vats and concrete tanks, where it rests for nine months. Enjoy with rich Mediterranean tomato based dishes, steak, or grilled chicken. 60% Mencía, 30% Prieto Picudo and 10% Alicante Bouschet or Garnacha Tintorera from old vines. Only 1,618 bottles produced.
The Merlot Senza Solfiti, as the name suggests, has been vinfied and bottled with no added sulphites. Organic vineyard practices, and rigorous winemaking techniques make this possible. Intensely fruity on the nose with red berries and a touch of graphite. Smooth, soft and harmonious on the palate with delicate red berry flavours. An easy drinking wine but with plenty of depth. Ideal with Mediterannean dishes and aged cheeses.
Made with organic indigenous grapes Glera, Garganega, Serprino, Pinella, this wine is bottled unfiltered and fermented in bottle. Pale straw yellow in colour, with white peach, golden apple, pineapple, guava, and white flowers on the nose, which follows through on the palate.
A beautiful, delicate dry white wine with a touch of fizz, displaying notes of fresh green apple and pear flavours on the nose. The palate light bodied with a crisp, refreshing mouthfeel, coming together to balance the concentrated fruit flavours to give way to a long, pleasant finish.
A blend of 69 % Pinot Meunier, 28% Chardonnay and 3 % Pinot Noir, this elegant champagne has aromas of citrus fruits and fresh apples. Delicate fruit flavours and an elegant biscuity character are balanced by a tangy citrus note.
H-Hero Bianco is a Chardonnay by La Cantina Pizzolato, who impressively for the Veneto, works only with organic grapes. This is an easy-drinking Chardonnay that has seen no oak, and so reveals soft stone fruit, and subtle melon fruit.
A blend of Melon of Bourgogne and Sauvignon, the Chapeau Melon Blanc from Jérémie Huchet is a house staple. There is a floral note and a touch of exotic fruit here, but the tension on the palate keeps the ripeness in check. Completely and utterly glugable.
A blend of Gouveio and Rabigato. Pale yellow with green hues. Delicate crisp aromas of citrus fruits marry together with grapefruit and tropical notes. The palate is bursting with citrus, passion fruit and pineapple flavours with pleasant texture and a lingering saline finish. Enjoy alongside fresh prawns, BBQ sardines, or pan fried chicken breast. Drink now, but will gain further complexity over the next 3 to 5 years.
From Château de Lascaux, based at Pic Saint-Loup in the Languedoc, the biodynamic Les Garrigues Blanc is produced from mainly Vermentino and a touch of five other southern French grapes. This wine has complex aromas, with hints of acacia and violet followed by white peach, apricot and mango. On the palate it has a full texture, with freshness, finesse and a long finish with floral notes.
An elegant extra-dry and traditional-method sparkling by one of the Loire`s rising stars. Jérémie Huchet farms vineyards growing some very expressive Melon de Bourgogne (a.k.a. Muscadet) grapes. Enjoy gorgeous citrus notes and a touch of creaminess with a sparkling that rivals Champagne.
A cool, flinty, unoaked, northern Italian white made from the local Turbiana grape. This is also know as Trebbiano di Lugana and thought to be genetically linked to Verdicchio which makes some of Italy's finest and longest-lived whites. It’s similar in style to Pinot Blanc, but with a touch more acidity and minerality. An Italian Chablis, dare I say? Enjoy its notes of galia melon, broom and wet stone with freshwater fish, such as trout or perch. 13.5% alc. Drink now-2027.
From vineyards on the salty `Seewinkel` lake in Burgenland in the far east of Austria, this unfiltered blend of Sauvignon and Pinot Gris is punchy yet poised. Bright, approachable and zingy with a salty twang, there`s lots of engaging fruit giving a vital balance. It is made with minimal intervention and is the quintessence of the Seewinkel region, combining the typical white grape varieties of the region in one harmonious, fruity, charming cuvee.
A delicious medium-bodied Malbec from Luján de Cuyo in Mendoza. The vineyards are 30 years old and lie at an altitude of 960 metres. Showing great typicity, expressive red cherry aromas are followed by smooth red and black fruit on the palate with a touch of mellow spice on the finish.
The Unwritten Poem Blaufrankisch has pronounced notes of lush, ripe plum and tobacco leaf, blood orange and aromatic Tellicherry pepper. Firm freshness, fragrant fruit notes with a lovely suppleness. Try this with a rare duck breast salad!
A Cabernet Franc of excellent varietal typicity that is born in old vineyards implanted in Maipú. A wine of great character marked by its spicy profile. Its aromas are typical of the variety, with pleasant notes reminiscent of liquorice, spices, pink pepper and some black fruit, all well amalgamated with the barrel aging. On the palate the entrance is compact, with nerve, concentration and very good fluidity. Great acidity and firmness, balanced texture and very good roundness. Long and deep finish, with hints of black fruit and some spice. It is ideal to enjoy with special dishes such as tenderloin with vegetable marinade, or dry aged steak with arugula and parmesan salad.
The Rapsani Old Vines shows a lifted and elegant bouquet of macerated strawberries and hedgerow fruits with undertones of sundried tomato, chestnut, reglisse and just a hint of meatiness. A wonderfully harmonious wine with fully-integrated and very subtle oak, bright acidity and a great structure. There is a savoury core to this wine and firm yet very fine tannins. Long and rewarding. A classic style of Xinomavro-based wine but without the harsh tannic structure of yesteryear. Comparable to a good Barbaresco.
Birichino's Scylla is a brooding garnet in colour. Vibrant, spice-accented red and dark berry aromas on the nose are met by beguiling floral nuances. Fleshy and yet seamless on the palate, the aforementioned fruit builds layers of complexity. With delicate, polished tannins, there is a depth and energy to this wine.