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.

Summer Wine Offer

2019 Chateau Routas, Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé At a time when the phrase ‘pale imitation’ seems to have been coined with rosés specifically in mind, to find a wine of this intensity and freshness at a price that doesn’t make you wince is very good news indeed. It is the cooling combination of altitude […]

Domaine Justin Girardin, Santenay

I am never happier than when I have a source of excellent and affordable Bourgogne to hand, so I was very pleased when a sample turned up from the Santenay Girardins, and even more pleased when it turned out to be so good. It is such a rare pleasure to find something that is better […]

2019 Vintage Port Declaration – Niepoort

2019 Port Vintage Summary The 2019 Port vintage was notable for the extremely drawn-out harvest. The year began with a dry winter and spring, and little rain was seen during the rest of the growing season. However, the saving grace – preventing conditions from falling into full-on drought – was the cooler than average summer, […]

Domaine Andre Dezat

Sauvignon Blanc, I feel, is taken for granted these days. Like pale rosé, it is associated with quantity rather than quality, and that’s a shame as it is responsible for some truly exceptional wines. It  is grown in most wine producing countries (although I wish it wasn’t in some cases …) and it does particularly […]

Spätburgunder New Wave German Pinot Noir

There has been something of a slow revolution in German winemaking over the last thirty to forty years with increasing interest in both dry whites and, particularly, domestically produced red wines.   Production of Pinot Noir, known locally as Spätburgunder, has gained a lot of traction recently as people discover how much has changed, qualitatively speaking, over […]

Rui Madeira, Douro ” is part of a younger generation of Portuguese who are setting the pace for the rising quality of the nation’s table wines.”  Wine Spectator

Until such a time as Gonduanaland gets its own AOC, there is only one undiscovered fine wine region in the world – Portugal. It will be discovered, because the wines are so good, individual and interesting that it is only a matter of time before journalists realize that they don’t have to work hard to […]

Produttori del Barbaresco

Latest, and quite brilliant, Releases. These two wines are must buys for anyone seeking a proper introduction to Barbaresco or simply looking for top-quality wines at very reasonable prices. For those new to the area, the main difference between Barbaresco and its more famous neighbour, Barolo, lies in the soil: the richer soils of Barolo produce […]

Fontodi, Panzano, Tuscany

Alongside wineries such as Rocca di Montegrossi, Castillo di Ama and Isole e Olena, Fontodi is one of Tuscany’s finest estates, consistently producing wines of exceptional quality, year in, year out. Their organic, 130-hectare estate, of which 70 hectares are under vine, is located in the hills south of the town of Panzano, right in […]

Bodega Hacienda López de Haro

Outstanding Value Rioja There are times when one just wants to sit down and enjoy a wine for its own sake, without having to think too much about it. It is, however, a lot harder than it sounds. The wine has to give pleasure, which means it has to be well made, of the right […]

Domaine Bachey-Legros, Haut-Santenay 2019 Maranges Rouge Vieilles Vignes

The Maranges area, given its own classification in 1988, grows mainly Pinot Noir (plus some Chardonnay, of course) and is confusingly, and in typically French fashion, classed as part of the Côte de Beaune, yet not part of the larger Côte d’Or (which contains the Côte de Beaune). Departmentally speaking, they are now Saône-et-Loire. Driving […]

Artadi 2019 Releases En Primeur

A Rare Opportunity to buy from a vintage already talked about in hushed tones. Pablo Franco, director of the Control Chamber of the Denomination, has been quoted as saying a “Unique Vintage” and  “Although it is still early to look at the results, we have high hopes that this vintage will be recorded as a […]

Top Rosé Offer

I’m down to the last few cases of the marvellous 2018 Chateau Routas, which is drinking so well now, this news is mitigated by the knowledge that the 2019 vinetage will be arriving in June. Given the weather forecast, it is definitely time to top up with some top-quality, food friendly and genuine Provence Rosé.

Top Sauvignon Blanc Offer

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Top Pinot Grigiot Offer

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En Primeur & Pre-Shipping

In simple terms, ‘En Primeur’ means wine sold before it has been bottled and made physically available to customers (if it were oil or pork bellies, it would be called ‘futures’).