Specialising in wine from around the world

Ten-Acre Wines Ltd is an independent wine merchant specialising in everyday value from around the world, en primeur and fine wines. We find exciting new, hand-picked wines which offer the sort of quality and value not easily found elsewhere.

Veuve Fourny Champagne

Champagne Veuve Fourny Most of you will know by now that I am an enormous fan of the Champagnes of Veuve Fourny et Fils. They make fabulous wines of exceptional quality and depth and regularly receive rave reviews from both the domestic and international press. And now, they have just revealed a very well-kept secret […]

2021 Burgundy

The 2021 vintage: Most people will have heard of the severe frosts that hit the region in early April, but the real villain was the exceptionally warm March, which caused the buds to break and growth to start so that when the frosts did arrive the damage was devastating. The earlier growing Chardonnay was the […]

2020 Burgundy Report

BURGUNDY 2020 VINTAGE REPORT For those who like their information brief and to the point, first a quick summary of the 2020 vintage in Burgundy, as far as that is possible, then a more detailed explanation below. It looks like being a great vintage for the Whites, with an almost uniformly high level of quality, […]

Domaine de L’Oustal Blanc, La Liviniere

New arrival, we are very pleased to announce the arrival of some of the Lantguedoc’s most exciting wines. The story of L’Oustal Blanc is largely that of its owner, Isabel Cardoso-Fonquerle, a woman of undoubted character and determination. A native of Guinea-Bissau in West Africa, she had never seen a grape before she moved to […]

Quinta do Vale Meão

In 1877, a far-sighted and indomitable lady by the name of Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, already owner of the largest Port wine estate, packed off her husband to attend a public auction of land at the town of Vila Nova de Foz Côa in the still unexploited upper reaches of the Douro. He duly acquired […]

Gambero Rosso Wine of the Year

Gambero Rosso is the world’s foremost guide to things Italian and, especially, so far as we’re concerned, wine, and it has a rather different set-up to most professional wine review magazines: for a wine to be awarded one, two or three glasses it has to have first been tasted by a panel of experts local […]

Dirk Niepoort – One of the World’s Great Winemakers and Innovators

Niepoort The family Niepoort have been making wine in the Douro since 1842 and have always enjoyed a good reputation. In 1990, a youthful Dirk Niepoort took over the reins and has, without doubt, become one of the world’s finest and most innovative winemakers, involving himself in many diverse projects and not only in his […]

Castello Romitori, outstanding Brunello Riserva

The foundations for Castello Romitorio were probably laid down in Roman times, after which it became a monastery until at least the twelfth century, before being fortified upon the outbreak of hostilities between Florence and Sienna. The present building dates from the fourteenth century, was restored as a luxury villa in the nineteenth and then […]

Ettore Germano, Serralunga d’Alba – outsanding new releases.

Ettore Germano, Serraunga d’Alba, Piemonte. I first visited Sergio Germano two decades ago when he was a (even more) youthful, ambitious and, clearly, highly skilled winemaker. Some of his wines were already excellent, others were still finding their feet but the potential was obvious. Since then, I have made another couple of visits and followed […]

Frozza – Essence of prosecco. New Still Wine

Azienda Agricola Frozza, Colbertaldo di Vidor Life used to be much simpler – Prosecco was a grape, of full flavour, widely grown, but which in the area of Conegliano Valdobbiadene gave its name to a rather delicate and refined wine, either still or sparkling. Pick up a bottle of Prosecco and you knew pretty much […]

Borgo del Tiglio, Cormons, Friuli

Although it is more than 20 years since my first visit to Nicola Manferrari’s cellars, it still remains fresh in my memory, not just because of the location but because it was one of those winery visits that made me completely re-evaluate what a region is capable of. That Borgo del Tiglio has, since those […]

Rocca Di Montegrossi – New Releases

Life always seems better when I have some of Marco Ricasoli’s wines to hand. They are never less than  good, usually exceptional, always go well with a meal and I never tire of going back to them. Top-quality Chianti has a delicacy and finesse that one finds nowhere else at a comparable price, as well as […]

2020 Red Bordeaux Vintage Report

There is no doubt that 2020 will long live in the collective memory of the Bordelais. Over the course of the year, the weather threw just about everything it had at the vines, forcing vignerons to make choices at almost every stage of the growing season, and all of this against the backdrop of Covid-19, […]

The Great Frost of 2021

It took just three days, from the evening of 5 April until the morning of the 8th, for a blast of Arctic air to plunge temperatures to unseasonal sub-zero levels, freezing vines and fruit trees across France (even reaching Tuscany in Italy) in one of the worst episodes of its kind on record. Certainly much […]

2019 Burgundy

After a brief visit to Burgundy pre-Christmas and, more recently, looking at sample bottlings very kindly sent to me, but mainly through impressions gained from a few winemakers themselves, it is clear that 2019 is an exceptional red vintage. Although the wines are concentrated with alcohol levels relatively high, the wines taste neither heavy nor […]