Introducing the Great Minds Drink Alike Collection 2018

We are delighted to introduce our latest release from the Great Minds Drink Alike Portfolio for 2018.

Our second Great Minds Drink Alike collection includes three new limited-edition red wines from producers across Europe who share a similar ethos to us here at Chapel Down. All three wines have been individually curated by our Head Winemaker, Josh Donaghay-Spire and marked with our Great Minds seal of approval.

Josh, Chapel Down Head Winemaker says, “Making Chapel Down wines is an enormous privilege, but it is also hugely enjoyable to meet like-minded producers in other regions and to collaborate.  I’m proud to have them sit alongside our own wines and I can’t recommend them any more than saying they are absolutely of the quality any Chapel Down drinker would expect from us.”

The collection includes:

No’1. Syrah by Domaine Gayda (14% ABV): The first wine comes from the Languedoc-Roussillon region which continues to strive for greater quality by using modern winemaking techniques. “France’s new world,” is the term coined by Jancis Robinson for the region, as it produces reds with “a Bordeaux-like structure to support much wilder, more Mediterranean flavours”.
RRP £78.00 for a case of 6

No’2. Crianza by De Bardos (14% ABV): This wine is elegant, fresh and well-balanced which has been aged in French-Oak barrels for 14 months, reflecting the personality of the Ribera del Duero region. The wine includes full-bodied aromas which consist of dark fruit jam, tobacco and leather which are complimented by a smoothness on the palate and an elegant finish with gentle tannins.
RRP £90.00 for a case of 6

No’3. Sass’alSole by Tenuta Tondaia (14% ABV): This cracking wine hails from a small winery in Civitella Marittima. The wine prides itself on having aromas of cigar box, leather and spice, with a palate of cherry, black tea and dried fruit; the tannins are elegant and well softened from extended maturation.
RRP £90.00 for a case of 6

If you are tempted to try all three wines, you can purchase a Great Minds Drinks Alike mixed case of 6 (2 of each wine) for £75.00.

The Great Minds Drink Alike collection is available to purchase exclusively online at and at Chapel Down stores.