Sauvignon Blanc, Pays d’Oc IGP, Vieille Grange “Les Fines Roches”, 2015
Sauvignon Blanc, Pays d’Oc IGP, Vieille Grange “Les Fines Roches”, 2015
Sauvignon Blanc, Pays d’Oc IGP, Vieille Grange “Les Fines Roches”, 2015

This Sauvignon displays the classic style we all know and love. The nose is fresh and direct, with citrus fruits, fresh cut lime, grapefruit and green peppers. The palate possesses fresh acidity and crisp citrus fruits, alongside melon and lychees. The finish is crisp and lengthy.

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Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon, Cape Mentelle, 2014
Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon, Cape Mentelle, 2014
Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon, Cape Mentelle, 2014

Cape Mentelle takes a minimal approach towards this classic Margaret River blend. The aim is to preserve as much fruit intensity and regional character as possible, whilst providing a full flavoured distinctive white wine. The style accentuates the fresh fruit characters of both varieties with the added complexity and palate weight offered by a small portion of barrel fermentation. Pale straw with green hues. On the nose – Varietal Sauvignon notes revolving around cassis buds, juniper berries and cracked black pepper. The nose then opens to complex fruit ranging from zesty white grapefruit to hints of lychees, lifted by ethereal oral notes of jasmine and passionflower. The attack is juicy clean, slightly saline, on notes of passion fruit and citrus. The fresh pithy acidity and mineral character, reminiscent of fine absinthe, fresh ginger and gentian bitters give the wine a lot of vinosity and masculine personality, well balanced by the honey notes and creamy texture of the Semillon and showing exceptional length.

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Semillon Chardonnay “Tate” Aldridge Estate, 2013
Semillon Chardonnay “Tate” Aldridge Estate, 2013
Semillon Chardonnay “Tate” Aldridge Estate, 2013

Lifted citrus lime fruits on the nose. Nicely balanced fruit sweetness on the palate consisting of soft peachy melon fruit, with clean acid astringency on the palate.

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Sentito – Pinot Grigio delle Venezie, Veneto, 2015
Sentito – Pinot Grigio delle Venezie, Veneto, 2015
Sentito – Pinot Grigio delle Venezie, Veneto, 2015

Light, straw colour. Clean and intense in aroma. Dry to taste with a pleasant green apple  aftertaste. A lively and easy to drink wine.

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Sula – Sauvignon Blanc, Nashik, 2016
Sula – Sauvignon Blanc, Nashik, 2016
Sula – Sauvignon Blanc, Nashik, 2016

Sula Vineyards is at the forefront of the Indian wine revolution. The wines are served in the best     restaurants worldwide. Herbaceous, crisp and dry, with aromas of bell peppers, freshly cut green grass and refreshing acidity on the palate.

90 Points Wine Enthusiast (2013 vintage).
“Aromas of pink grapefruit, grass and coriander seed open the palate of this wine. Passion fruit, apricot, green apple and freshly chopped parsley mark the palate, with a touch of iodine on the finish. M.D.”  (12/31/2014)

Sula Vineyards. Situated 180 km northeast of Mumbai, Nashik is India’s largest grape-growing region, but had traditionally never been used to grow wine grapes. Wondering why, an enterprising, Stanford-trained engineer named Rajeev Samant quit his hi-tech Silicon Valley job in 1993 to do some investigating.
A little research quickly showed that the Nashik climate was not only perfect for wine grapes, but was also on par with winegrowing regions in Spain, California, and Australia. His determination doubled and Rajeev returned to California in search of a winemaker. In Sonoma County he found Kerry Damskey, an eminent Californian winemaker, who enthusiastically agreed to help start a winery on Rajeev’s 30 acre family estate.
In 1997, the duo took the revolutionary step of planting French Sauvignon Blanc and Californian Chenin Blanc, varieties that had never before been planted in India. The first Sula wines, released in 2000, were widely acclaimed as India’s best white wines.
Since its inception, Sula has rapidly established itself as India’s Leading Premium Wine Producer, helping spark a wine revolution that has seen consumption grow at 25% annually and several new wineries come up in the Nashik area. In November 2002, Wine Spectator – the world’s No.1 wine magazine – did a five-page feature on Sula, a proud first for an Indian winery.
A second winery with three times the capacity of the first was completed in late 2004 to keep up with demand, and a third million litre winery started operations in 2006. Sula has expanded from the original 30 acre family estate to about 1,800 acres (owned and contracted) under plantation, both in Nashik as well as in nearby Dindori, India’s upcoming wine region. Varietals planted include Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Zinfandel and Merlot along with Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Riesling. In addition to having a wide distribution network within India, Sula also exports its wines internationally, as well as importing and distributing wines from leading producers worldwide. In 2005, Sula proudly launched its first reserve wine, the Dindori Reserve Shiraz, as well as India’s first dessert wine, the Late Harvest Chenin Blanc.
The winery and vineyards are open to the public for educational tours, and the beautiful Tasting Room invites visitors to enjoy their favourite Sula wines amidst spectacular views of the vineyards and surrounding lakes and hills. The nearby Sula amphitheatre is an impressive location for events and social gatherings and is available for bookings. Visitors can now spend a few nights in paradise at BEYOND, Sula’s new exclusive accommodation on the vineyards with a beautiful lake view.
Firmly committed to remaining at the forefront of Indian wines, Sula continues to experiment with new varietals, engage in sustainable agriculture, support the local rural economy, and, of course, make wines of outstanding quality and superb value.
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The Winery of Good Hope – Bush Vine Chenin Blanc, 2015
The Winery of Good Hope – Bush Vine Chenin Blanc, 2015
The Winery of Good Hope – Bush Vine Chenin Blanc, 2015

Wonderfully lively, intense, fruity and beautifully balanced dry Chenin Blanc. With flavours of pears, sherbet and flint there is plenty of leesy mouthfeel and purity of fruit, whilst finishing with a refreshing lime and mineral length.

As the name suggests, this wine is the product of old bush vines, principally in the Helderberg area of Stellenbosch. They grow on extensively decomposed granite soils, situated on ocean-facing, gravelly slopes that are exposed to cooling sea breezes.

This Chenin is packed with vibrant, taut acidity, bags of fresh citrus fruit and beautiful, ripe texture – though mineral and restrained on the finish. These magnificently resilient, sturdy, old bush vines seem to produce impeccable fruit, year after year.

Product Information (2013 vintage)

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Thierry Merlin-Cherrier – Sancerre, 2015
Thierry Merlin-Cherrier – Sancerre, 2015
Thierry Merlin-Cherrier – Sancerre, 2015

Thierry Merlin-Cherrier owns 13 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc in the village of Bue, one of the principle hamlets surrounding the old walled town of Sancerre. These soils have a high chalk content and as a result this Sancerre is distinguished by its perfume of citrus and minerals. It has finesse and precision combining typical firm structure with an aromatic , blackcurrant character and an extra richness of gooseberry and lees on a long, zesty finish.

They bottle two white cuvées, a generic blend and, since 1999, a separate bottling from Le Chêne Marchand.

Le Chêne Marchand is a single gentle south facing site situated between Bué and Crézancy and is recognised as one of the potential ‘Grand Cru’ vineyards of the appellation – should the Berrichon ever take this route. The wines are aged on their lees in a single concrete tank for between 15 and 18 months, and the request to bottle a quantity in magnum signifies our belief in the wines ability to age and mature further.

The estate applies the principles of substainable winegrowing.

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Tindall Vineyard – Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2015
Tindall Vineyard – Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2015
Tindall Vineyard – Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2015

Very appealing fresh tropical notes of pineapple and citrus combined with mineral complexity. The palate is sweet and succulent with lively mouth feel.

Tindall Vineyard.

Tindall Vineyard is a family owned single vineyard, in the heart of the Marlborough, New Zealand wine region. The name honours Henry Tindall, grandfather of the brothers Clyde and Nigel Sowman who now run the estate.

Tindall Vineyard is renowned for it’s premium Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir grapes, and produces a selection of classical Marlborough wines utilising the talents of the acclaimed winemaker, Dr. John Forrest. The wines are produced from fully certified organically grown grapes

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Unoaked Chardonnay Seven Springs Vineyards, 2014
Unoaked Chardonnay Seven Springs Vineyards, 2014
Unoaked Chardonnay Seven Springs Vineyards, 2014

Very pale in the glass this Unoaked Chardonnay is bright, light and fresh. With no exposure to oak we have retained the true characteristics of the varietal. Delicate and well balanced with citrus fruit and melon flavours, there are also hints of the natural local flora.

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Vermentino di Sardegna Costamolino, Argiolas, 2015
Vermentino di Sardegna Costamolino, Argiolas, 2015
Vermentino di Sardegna Costamolino, Argiolas, 2015

Lovely richness, an exotic personality, and a long, pure, fresh finish. A  remarkably sophisticated, surprisingly complex, fruit-driven white.

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