Arché – Sangiovese Rubicone IGT, 2016
Arché – Sangiovese Rubicone IGT, 2016
Arché – Sangiovese Rubicone IGT, 2016

This medium-bodied wine has a pleasant, fresh bouquet with a dark cherry and plum nose. Very easy on the palate with light tannins and a smooth finish.

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Arché – Trebbiano Rubicone IGT, 2016
Arché – Trebbiano Rubicone IGT, 2016
Arché – Trebbiano Rubicone IGT, 2016

A beautiful tropical fragrance entices you in whilst the palate is fresh and crisp with lovely citrus fruits.

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Aresti – Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Selection, 2015
Aresti – Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Selection, 2015
Aresti – Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Selection, 2015

This Cabernet Sauvignon has a brilliant and intense cherry colour, with sweet aromas reminiscent of red fruits and touches of vanilla. It has good body and its flavour is balanced and tasty.

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Wine Enthusiast.
“Aresti Winery is a family-owned winery that was founded in 1951 by Vicente Aresti and his father-in-law Alfredo López. Originally known as Bellavista Estate, Aresti believed that the Curico Valley was the ideal place for his vineyards. Over the years the family purchased new land throughout Chile to plant their Aresti Vineyards. By 1999, the brand name and label had switched over to Aresti and a state of the art cellar and bottling plant was constructed. The new winery also included an underground, climate controlled barrel room to house up to 2,000 barrels according to our Aresti wine reviews. Aresti wines are available in 5 different lines from their value Estate Selection to their top tier Family Collection red blend. Nine different grape varieties are used to produce the various wines in the Aresti portfolio, however it is their Limited Release and Family Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Carmenere blends that tend to find the top of our Aresti wine ratings.”

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Aresti – Carménère Estate Selection, 2015
Aresti – Carménère Estate Selection, 2015
Aresti – Carménère Estate Selection, 2015

This Carménère has a deep and intense colour, with sweet aromas of candy and notes of cinnamon. In the mouth it’s juicy and sweet, with a good balance and medium body.

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Wine Enthusiast.
“Aresti Winery is a family-owned winery that was founded in 1951 by Vicente Aresti and his father-in-law Alfredo López. Originally known as Bellavista Estate, Aresti believed that the Curico Valley was the ideal place for his vineyards. Over the years the family purchased new land throughout Chile to plant their Aresti Vineyards. By 1999, the brand name and label had switched over to Aresti and a state of the art cellar and bottling plant was constructed. The new winery also included an underground, climate controlled barrel room to house up to 2,000 barrels according to our Aresti wine reviews. Aresti wines are available in 5 different lines from their value Estate Selection to their top tier Family Collection red blend. Nine different grape varieties are used to produce the various wines in the Aresti portfolio, however it is their Limited Release and Family Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Carmenere blends that tend to find the top of our Aresti wine ratings.”

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Aresti – Merlot, Estate Selection, 2014
Aresti – Merlot, Estate Selection, 2014
Aresti – Merlot, Estate Selection, 2014

This Merlot has a deep red colour with intense aromas of fresh fruits, such as raspberry and touches of vanilla. It’s a medium- bodied wine, sweet tannins in mouth and a pleasant end.

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Wine Enthusiast.
“Aresti Winery is a family-owned winery that was founded in 1951 by Vicente Aresti and his father-in-law Alfredo López. Originally known as Bellavista Estate, Aresti believed that the Curico Valley was the ideal place for his vineyards. Over the years the family purchased new land throughout Chile to plant their Aresti Vineyards. By 1999, the brand name and label had switched over to Aresti and a state of the art cellar and bottling plant was constructed. The new winery also included an underground, climate controlled barrel room to house up to 2,000 barrels according to our Aresti wine reviews. Aresti wines are available in 5 different lines from their value Estate Selection to their top tier Family Collection red blend. Nine different grape varieties are used to produce the various wines in the Aresti portfolio, however it is their Limited Release and Family Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Carmenere blends that tend to find the top of our Aresti wine ratings.”

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Bodegas Escorihuela – High Altitude Malbec-Syrah, 2016
Bodegas Escorihuela – High Altitude Malbec-Syrah, 2016
Bodegas Escorihuela – High Altitude Malbec-Syrah, 2016

Ripe, peppery spicy fruit on the nose. Full flavoured with plum, blackberry and oak characters with soft tannins.

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Bodegas Goyenechea, Torrontes, Mendoza, 2016
Bodegas Goyenechea, Torrontes, Mendoza, 2016
Bodegas Goyenechea, Torrontes, Mendoza, 2016

Characteristic pale golden colour. Aromas of honeysuckle, roses and lemon. Intense & well balanced fresh finish.

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Cabernet Rosé VdP du Périgord “Mayaret”, 2016
Cabernet Rosé VdP du Périgord “Mayaret”, 2016
Cabernet Rosé VdP du Périgord “Mayaret”, 2016

Deliciously fruity wine, with overtones of strawberries, excellent on its own, or with salads and light dishes.

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

This wine has a rich nose of ripe blackcurrants and black cherry. The palate is full bodied yet soft and very easy going. Blackberry fruits linger on the palate, whilst soft tannin enable a sense of easy drinking.

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Caleo – Nero d’Avola IGT, Terre Siciliane, 2013
Caleo – Nero d’Avola IGT, Terre Siciliane, 2013
Caleo – Nero d’Avola IGT, Terre Siciliane, 2013

Made from Nero d’Avola grapes, it has a red colour and full body. It is produced in the eastern part of Sicily. Sapid and round on the palate, it has a fruity aftertaste. Excellent with game and spicy cheese.

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Caleo – Primitivo IGT Salento, 2016
Caleo – Primitivo IGT Salento, 2016
Caleo – Primitivo IGT Salento, 2016

Deep in color with a bright berry fruit nose. The palate is rich and spicy, full-bodied with a long velvety finish.

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Calmel & Joseph – Marselan Villa Blanche, 2015
Calmel & Joseph – Marselan Villa Blanche, 2015
Calmel & Joseph – Marselan Villa Blanche, 2015

Deep, dark ruby robe with inky-black hints. Black fruit on the nose, with delightful notes of blackberry, black currant and fig. Intense and full-bodied, with silky tannins, ending with a touch of bigarreau cherries in alcohol. Best matched with red meat and spicy dishes.

Jancis Robinson

16 /20 : Wonderful Languedoc character.

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Calmel & Joseph – Syrah Villa Blanche, 2014
Calmel & Joseph – Syrah Villa Blanche, 2014
Calmel & Joseph – Syrah Villa Blanche, 2014

Tasting Note
Deep purple red colour. This vintage is fresher than the 2013 with aromas of red fruits, blackcurrant, blackbery and spices. The mouth is well balanced, round and fruity. Notes of truffles and gunflint. Tannins are soft with a generous finish of spices. Very nice balance on this vintage clearly elegant.

Ageing
10% of the wine is aged for three months in oak barrels of 2 vintages. The remaining 90% is raised in tanks on fine lees.

 

Top 100 The Wine Merchant
Highly Recommanded by The Wine Merchant

 

Guide Gilbert & Gaillard 2016
Gold Medal

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Calmel & Joseph – Vieux Carignan, IGP Côtes du Brian, 2016
Calmel & Joseph – Vieux Carignan, IGP Côtes du Brian, 2016
Calmel & Joseph – Vieux Carignan, IGP Côtes du Brian, 2016

Tasting Note
Ruby red robe with highlights. 2014 was a good, sunny vintage. On the nose, this wine has aromas of fig and garrigue herbs typical of ancient Carignan vines grown on hillsides. The palate is delicate, with a fine balance between taste and tannins, suppleness and acidity. A wonderfully rich, elegant example of this Languedoc grape variety.

 

Jancis Robinson 2016 17 / 20

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Cantina di Custoza – Bardolino Chiaretto, 2016
Cantina di Custoza – Bardolino Chiaretto, 2016
Cantina di Custoza – Bardolino Chiaretto, 2016

Pale pink with brilliant reflections and white rim. The bouquet is fairly bright, with sour cherry and wild strawberry fruit. On the palate it’s fairly rich with a moderate mineral acidity.

Product Information

Bardolino is produced in the province of Verona to the east of Lake Garda. Chiaretto is the rosé version.

The blend of grapes here is similar to that of Valpolicella, typically including Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara.

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Cardal – Branco, Tejo 2016
Cardal – Branco, Tejo 2016
Cardal – Branco, Tejo 2016

***Gold – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017***

An easy-drinking aromatic white. Fruity notes of fresh grapes and citrus with a hint of lime flower.

Recommended as an aperitif or with light meals, salads and grilled fish.

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Cardal – Rose, Tejo 2016
Cardal – Rose, Tejo 2016
Cardal – Rose, Tejo 2016

Red berry fruit notes with a predominance of cherry. Fresh and lively.

Ideal as an aperitif or with sushi, salads and Mediterranean food.

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Cardal – Tinto, Tejo 2014
Cardal – Tinto, Tejo 2014
Cardal – Tinto, Tejo 2014

A smooth, easy-drinking red with ripe red fruit flavours: plummy with floral hints from the Touriga.

Recommended with grilled meats, risottos and soft cheeses.

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Casal Mendes – Rosé, Bairrada, Portugal
Casal Mendes – Rosé, Bairrada, Portugal
Casal Mendes – Rosé, Bairrada, Portugal

A delicious Portuguese classic – serve it cold

Refreshing and fruity rosé, bursting with aromas of strawberries and raspberries. On the palate the wine is soft and fruity with a light spritz. Nice fresh acidity and a touch of sweetness on the finish.

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Casal Mendes – Vinho Verde, Minho, Portugal
Casal Mendes – Vinho Verde, Minho, Portugal
Casal Mendes – Vinho Verde, Minho, Portugal

Classic white produced from indigenous Portuguese varities in the northern Vinho Verde region.

Delicate citrus aromas lead onto a soft, rounded and slightly off dry palate with a light spritz. It combines apple and floral characters with soft tropical notes and fresh acidity on the finish.

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

Lightly tropical fruity aromas marry with soft buttery notes. Dry and rounded on the palate with texture, richness and finesse that gives this wine charm and completeness.

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Chateau du Fauga – AC Grand Vin Blanc, Montravel, 2015
Chateau du Fauga – AC Grand Vin Blanc, Montravel, 2015
Chateau du Fauga – AC Grand Vin Blanc, Montravel, 2015

 

Lively, fruity aromas. In clayey-limestone soils, the grapes are very ripe and thus give off aromas of candied fruit. Château Fauga is made with 90% Sauvignon, or 100% according to the vintage. Fermentation is carried out at a low temperature with a skin maceration of 24 hours – adding weight and complexity to the wine. Suggested dishes: Seafood platter, raw vegetables, fondue Savoyarde.

Chateau du Fauga

Chateau du Fauga is an 18th century castle listed as a historical monument, located 200 meters from the banks of the Dordogne in the town of Port Sainte Foy.

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