El Cuyo Malbec, 2017
El Cuyo Malbec, 2017
El Cuyo Malbec, 2017

– Very elegant on the nose, with ripe black fruits and subtle dried flowers on the nose. This wine has depth and clarity, with rich black fruits in the mouth, and a soft, liquorice spice on the finish.

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Fresita
Fresita
Fresita

The wine is a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Moscatel. Small, freshly-picked, intensely flavored Patagonian strawberries (from the foot of the Andes) are added to the wine. The result is a fruity, fresh and delicious all natural sparkling wine.The color and appearance is deep, luscious, and salmon pink with strawberry pulp floating in the wine.

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Goyenechea – “Varietales” Merlot Rosé, 2017
Goyenechea – “Varietales” Merlot Rosé, 2017
Goyenechea – “Varietales” Merlot Rosé, 2017

Gorgeous crushed strawberry fruit flavours, fresh, lively and hugely drinkable, made from 100%  Merlot grapes. (Pronounced “guy in a chair”)!

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H. Hernaiz – Salagόn, Rioja Tempranillo, 2014
H. Hernaiz – Salagόn, Rioja Tempranillo, 2014
H. Hernaiz – Salagόn, Rioja Tempranillo, 2014

Unoaked for a vibrant, fresh expression of Rioja. Youthful bramble fruits with hints of liquorice and violet sweets. Easy to drink with a refreshing acidity.

 

Made from the Tempranillo grape grown on soils dominated by limestone, known in Rioja as ‘Salagon’.

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Herdade do Esporão – Alandra Branco, Alentejo, 2017
Herdade do Esporão – Alandra Branco, Alentejo, 2017
Herdade do Esporão – Alandra Branco, Alentejo, 2017

It is floral, fragrant and delicate, with lime and citrus aromas enhancing a fresh and fruity palate.

Product Information (2013 vintage)

 

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Herdade do Esporão – Alandra Tinto, Alentejo, 2017
Herdade do Esporão – Alandra Tinto, Alentejo, 2017
Herdade do Esporão – Alandra Tinto, Alentejo, 2017

Youthful, ruby colour. Fresh berry, fruity aromas. Fresh, bright, packed with red fruits and some soft tannin.

84 Points Wine Enthusiast (2011 vintage)
“This wine is a blend created using grapes sourced from vineyard sites, giving it a ripe, full-bodied character. It is smooth, almost New-World in style, but with an edge of tannins and acidity. Drink this wine now.” — R.V.  (12/1/2012)

Product Information (2013 vintage)

 

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Herdade do Esporão – Monte Velho Branco, Alentejo, 2017
Herdade do Esporão – Monte Velho Branco, Alentejo, 2017
Herdade do Esporão – Monte Velho Branco, Alentejo, 2017

Crystal clear, pale straw colour. Fresh white stone fruits with citric notes. Firm, intense and well balanced palate, persistent aromatic fruit with a long finish.

86 Points Wine Enthusiast (2013 vintage)
“Soft and round, this is a wine that has the warmth of the Alentejo coupled with a tangy, fresh slice of lemon. Blending Antão Vaz, Roupeiro and Perrum, it’s a wine to drink now, or just age for a few months.”

Product Information (2013 vintage)

 

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Herdade do Esporão – Monte Velho Tinto, Alentejo, 2017
Herdade do Esporão – Monte Velho Tinto, Alentejo, 2017
Herdade do Esporão – Monte Velho Tinto, Alentejo, 2017

Clear deep ruby colour. Berry fruit aromas with some complex subtle toasty notes. Elegant palate with good depth of fruit and a fine tannic structure.

85 Points Wine Enthusiast (2012 vintage)
“A solid, dry, gently tannic wine that has a full and fruity character. Acidity and a dry core provide structure, while black berry and dark cherry fruits offer ripe contrast. It’s a wine to drink now and until 2019.”

Product Information (2013 vintage)

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Klippenkop – Pinotage, Robertson, 2017
Klippenkop – Pinotage, Robertson, 2017
Klippenkop – Pinotage, Robertson, 2017

A deep purple tint on the rim with delicious flavours of ripe strawberry, banana, juicy plums and rich, red cherry. Produced in an early drinking style with well integrated wood and a soft, smooth finish.

Klippenkop is an export label of the Robertson Winery situated in the Cape Winelands.

Established in 1941, Robertson Winery is recognised today as one of South Africa’s leading cellars. The fertile Robertson Valley with its variety of meso-climates and soil conditions create a wide spectrum of terroirs, allowing the estate to produce an exciting diversity of wine styles.

The winery has a long-standing tradition of dedicated grape-growing families, some of whom are 4th generation growers. Today, no less than 35 families, cultivating some 1900 hectares of vine, take pride in contributing to the success of the winery. Working in close partnership with our viticulturist, Briaan Stipp, they are committed to identifying the vineyard sites best suited to specific cultivars and to nurturing the grapes to optimum flavour and varietal character.

The fruit was sourced from 35 specially selected grape growing families in the Robertson Valley. Vines are grown in deep cool alluvial soil that is rich in lime and receives an annual rainfall of only 280 mm per year. Fruit was harvested very early in the morning from the last week of February to the middle of March. The Chenin Blanc vines are planted on the riverbanks with a row direction from northwest to southeast to utilize the prevailing sea breeze. The sea breeze cools down the fruit, extends the ripening period and builds up concentrated flavours in the grapes. The average annual rainfall is supplemented by controlled drip irrigation from the Breede River.

Gentle pressing of the grapes followed by using a Pneumatic bag press to capture the delicate fruit component. The wine was made reductively to prevent any oxidation and to ensure that natural flavours of the grapes could be retained. Fermentation happened slowly in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for 18 days at 13¢ªC.

An appealing light straw colour. Full-bodied wine with powerful varietal flavours of pineapple, granadilla, melon and green apple. Good structure with lovely balancing acidity

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Luis Felipe Edwards – Pinot Noir Rio Rica, Maule, 2018
Luis Felipe Edwards – Pinot Noir Rio Rica, Maule, 2018
Luis Felipe Edwards – Pinot Noir Rio Rica, Maule, 2018

A soft, lighter bodied wine with plenty of summer fruit on the nose and palate. This Pinot Noir has very soft tannins and a pleasant finish.

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Merlot VdP du Périgord Domaine de Mayat, 2015
Merlot VdP du Périgord Domaine de Mayat, 2015
Merlot VdP du Périgord Domaine de Mayat, 2015

Francis Lagarde, close to Bergerac, makes truly great wines. Warm, garnet colour enhanced by soft plumy fruits. Medium to full bodied displaying smooth and round overtones and a lingering finish.

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Merlot “Grain d’Automne” Pays d’Oc IGP Domaine Bergon, 2017
Merlot “Grain d’Automne” Pays d’Oc IGP Domaine Bergon, 2017
Merlot “Grain d’Automne” Pays d’Oc IGP Domaine Bergon, 2017

Plummy dark fruit flavours combine with subtle toasty notes. A medium to full bodied wine, displaying smooth overtones and a lingering finish.

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Merlot, Pays d’Oc IGP, Vieille Grange “Les Fines Roches”, 2016
Merlot, Pays d’Oc IGP, Vieille Grange “Les Fines Roches”, 2016
Merlot, Pays d’Oc IGP, Vieille Grange “Les Fines Roches”, 2016

Soft and elegant with ripe damson fruit character, subtle tannin and a long elegant finish.

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Moncaro – Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Marche, 2017
Moncaro – Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Marche, 2017
Moncaro – Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Marche, 2017

A soft yet rich palate bursting with bramble fruit flavours and lots of spicy charisma.

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Moncaro – Rosaspina Rosato, Marche, IGT
Moncaro – Rosaspina Rosato, Marche, IGT
Moncaro – Rosaspina Rosato, Marche, IGT

A luminous pink colour with salmon highlights, the aromas are deep and rich recalling wild cherry and apple. On the palate there is appreciable dryness with the savoury fruit and crispness.

Product Information

Moncaro.

Moncaro observes a single overarching philosophy for its three wine-production sites: the belief that the highest work standards and uncompromised environmental stewardship will lead to the production of high-quality wines. Twenty years’ experience in organic farming has enabled us to bring all of our vineyards under the philosophy of supervised-control viniculture and environmentally friendly practices, with rigorous attention to achieving perfect growth and crop balance in the vines. The highest work standards in the cellar and the most advanced technologies have as their objective the creation of conditions that, at all times, yield very fine wines, which are expression of their local terroir and which preserve the varietal characteristics of the grapes.
IN THE VINEYARD

research in vine growing and cultivation methods which safeguard the environment

Vineyard management practices 

Classification of the vineyards, according to their soil profiles and microclimate (elevation, aspect, weather), to determine suitability to certain grape varieties and crop yield per hectare is fundamental to quality. All vineyard cultivation practices are carefully followed by the technicians that, togetehr with the over decades experience of our members, plan the management of the vine rows. Integrated pest management and sustainable viticulture are practiced for disease control. Careful winter and summer pruning ensures balanced vine growth. Excessive fruit production is managed by cluster thinning. Multiple-pass harvesting is practiced in order to gather each cluster its optimal ripeness. Decades-long familiarity with our vineyards and with their various grape varieties, as well as constant monitoring of seasonal weather conditions, allow us to plan our vinification methods and schedules before harvesting. All the grapes harvested are graded and coded according to category, sugar level, condition and yield per hectare.

Sustainable agriculture, low environmental impact & organic farming 

Moncaro has begun converting to organic agriculture since 1980. Today more than 60 hectares (ca. 150 acres) are farmed and certified in accordance with IFOAM norms and EU 834/2007 and 889/2008 organic farming regulations. Furthermore, we have derived valuable experience from over 300 hectares (ca. 740 acres) farmed in accordance with EU regulation 2078 on low-environmental-impact farming, a philosophy aimed at minimising chemical usage. These vineyards are an important testing ground for sustainable viticulture practices adopted by Moncaro, which are now applied to all vineyards. Such an approach is aimed at preventing, rather than simply combating, pest attacks by utilising weather monitoring stations and by maintaining vine health so that the plant is stronger and more resistant. The results, as well as the increasing quality witnessed by all the awards received by our wines, include the return of useful insects and even wild animals to our vineyards. The sight of various species of birds, wild boars, hares and deer, even in the more intensely cultivated vineyards, is becoming more and more common.

IN THE CELLAR

cutting edge technology and methods united with a passion for wine

Moncaro oenologist Giuliano D’Ignazi directs a young and dynamic technical staff, who also benefits from the valuable assistance and collaboration of world-famous consultant Riccardo Cotarella.  Thanks to technical joint efforts in the past (with Chile and Australia), Moncaro is open to the best of both wine world, the Old and the New. Among the various practices utilised there are: perfect temperature control, extensive use of gentle pressing with membrane presses, fermentation with varietal and specific yeasts and subsequent sur-lie maturation, low-temperature maceration, reductive fermentation, micro-oxygenation, drying of grapes.

Maturation of the wine is carried out in steel tanks or in oak barrels from three to eighteen months, with the Riservas up to twenty-four months. Bottling is done at the Montecarotto cellar. A state-of-the-art, automated bottling line ensures preservation of all the wine’s sensory characteristics, guaranteeing at the same time sterile conditions and wine stability. The wines are then stored in a climate-controlled warehouse that reproduces the temperatures and humidity of a natural cave. The bottles are protected from light and temperature fluctuations, ensuring ideal bottle-ageing conditions until they are ready for release.

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Moncaro – Sangiovese IGT, Marche, 2016
Moncaro – Sangiovese IGT, Marche, 2016
Moncaro – Sangiovese IGT, Marche, 2016

This wine has a ruby-red colour with purple tints, a fruity, fragrant bouquet with hints of wild berries and a fresh, delicate taste.

Moncaro.

Moncaro observes a single overarching philosophy for its three wine-production sites: the belief that the highest work standards and uncompromised environmental stewardship will lead to the production of high-quality wines. Twenty years’ experience in organic farming has enabled us to bring all of our vineyards under the philosophy of supervised-control viniculture and environmentally friendly practices, with rigorous attention to achieving perfect growth and crop balance in the vines. The highest work standards in the cellar and the most advanced technologies have as their objective the creation of conditions that, at all times, yield very fine wines, which are expression of their local terroir and which preserve the varietal characteristics of the grapes.
IN THE VINEYARD

research in vine growing and cultivation methods which safeguard the environment

Vineyard management practices 

Classification of the vineyards, according to their soil profiles and microclimate (elevation, aspect, weather), to determine suitability to certain grape varieties and crop yield per hectare is fundamental to quality. All vineyard cultivation practices are carefully followed by the technicians that, togetehr with the over decades experience of our members, plan the management of the vine rows. Integrated pest management and sustainable viticulture are practiced for disease control. Careful winter and summer pruning ensures balanced vine growth. Excessive fruit production is managed by cluster thinning. Multiple-pass harvesting is practiced in order to gather each cluster its optimal ripeness. Decades-long familiarity with our vineyards and with their various grape varieties, as well as constant monitoring of seasonal weather conditions, allow us to plan our vinification methods and schedules before harvesting. All the grapes harvested are graded and coded according to category, sugar level, condition and yield per hectare.

Sustainable agriculture, low environmental impact & organic farming 

Moncaro has begun converting to organic agriculture since 1980. Today more than 60 hectares (ca. 150 acres) are farmed and certified in accordance with IFOAM norms and EU 834/2007 and 889/2008 organic farming regulations. Furthermore, we have derived valuable experience from over 300 hectares (ca. 740 acres) farmed in accordance with EU regulation 2078 on low-environmental-impact farming, a philosophy aimed at minimising chemical usage. These vineyards are an important testing ground for sustainable viticulture practices adopted by Moncaro, which are now applied to all vineyards. Such an approach is aimed at preventing, rather than simply combating, pest attacks by utilising weather monitoring stations and by maintaining vine health so that the plant is stronger and more resistant. The results, as well as the increasing quality witnessed by all the awards received by our wines, include the return of useful insects and even wild animals to our vineyards. The sight of various species of birds, wild boars, hares and deer, even in the more intensely cultivated vineyards, is becoming more and more common.

IN THE CELLAR

cutting edge technology and methods united with a passion for wine

Moncaro oenologist Giuliano D’Ignazi directs a young and dynamic technical staff, who also benefits from the valuable assistance and collaboration of world-famous consultant Riccardo Cotarella.  Thanks to technical joint efforts in the past (with Chile and Australia), Moncaro is open to the best of both wine world, the Old and the New. Among the various practices utilised there are: perfect temperature control, extensive use of gentle pressing with membrane presses, fermentation with varietal and specific yeasts and subsequent sur-lie maturation, low-temperature maceration, reductive fermentation, micro-oxygenation, drying of grapes.

Maturation of the wine is carried out in steel tanks or in oak barrels from three to eighteen months, with the Riservas up to twenty-four months. Bottling is done at the Montecarotto cellar. A state-of-the-art, automated bottling line ensures preservation of all the wine’s sensory characteristics, guaranteeing at the same time sterile conditions and wine stability. The wines are then stored in a climate-controlled warehouse that reproduces the temperatures and humidity of a natural cave. The bottles are protected from light and temperature fluctuations, ensuring ideal bottle-ageing conditions until they are ready for release.

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Moncaro – Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi DOC Classico, Anfora ‘Terre Cortesi’ DOC 2017
Moncaro – Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi DOC Classico, Anfora ‘Terre Cortesi’ DOC 2017
Moncaro – Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi DOC Classico, Anfora ‘Terre Cortesi’ DOC 2017

Straw yellow colour flecked with green; typical of the grape. Forward aromas of apple and citrus, especially grapefruit, are accompanied by subtle bitter notes of hawthorn, acacia and elderberry blossoms. Long and intense.

 

Considered one of the best white wines for fish, this wine will partner beautifully with either sea food or with poultry and rabbit. Best enjoyed 3-4 years from harvest.

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Navajas – Rioja Tinto, 2015/16
Navajas – Rioja Tinto, 2015/16
Navajas – Rioja Tinto, 2015/16

With a brilliant ruby color and a hint of purple this young fruity wine explodes with luscious  cherries and raspberries tempered by soft tannins from the small percentage of Mazuelo grapes in the blend.

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Negroamaro IGT Salento Il Medaglione 2017
Negroamaro IGT Salento Il Medaglione 2017
Negroamaro IGT Salento Il Medaglione 2017

Ruby red colour with garnet red reflections upon aging. Intense and delicate bouquet, characterised by hints of plum and blackberry. Warm and velvety harmonic mouthfeel.

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Picpoul de Pinet Villa Blanche Calmel & Joseph 2016/17
Picpoul de Pinet Villa Blanche Calmel & Joseph 2016/17
Picpoul de Pinet Villa Blanche Calmel & Joseph 2016/17

Tasting Note
A clean, bright appearance, with the lightest hint of green. The nose is intense, with notes of white blossom, citrus fruit (kiwi) and fresh mint. On the palate it is generous, mouth-filling and well-balanced, with a mineral finish. Elegant and easy-drinking in its youth, this wine will age well, developing notes of spice and a certain iodine/saline character. A Picpoul de Pinet that could grace a dining table or be enjoyed as an aperitif, with seafood or cheese.

 

Jancis Robinson 2016 15 / 20 : Crisp and clean, melon and papaya!

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Pinot Grigio IGT Vivolo di Sasso, 2017
Pinot Grigio IGT Vivolo di Sasso, 2017
Pinot Grigio IGT Vivolo di Sasso, 2017

It has an intense straw colour and also an ample, lasting fruity bouquet. The palate is dry, soft and well balanced, due to its full body.

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Quinta da Alorna – Branco, Tejo, 2017
Quinta da Alorna – Branco, Tejo, 2017
Quinta da Alorna – Branco, Tejo, 2017

Native varieties Arinto and Fernão Pires combine to create a lively and thoroughly enjoyable vin de soif. Riper tropical notes are framed by clean citrus flavours to create a refreshing yet well-balanced wine. Enjoy as an aperitif or with sea food. To be enjoyed in its youth.

 

 

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Quinta da Alorna – Rosado, Tejo, 2016
Quinta da Alorna – Rosado, Tejo, 2016
Quinta da Alorna – Rosado, Tejo, 2016

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

Fresh and fruity with good concentration. Juicy redcurrant and strawberry notes mingle with refreshing raspberry. This dry rose is ideal served as a sun-soaked refreshment or paired with chicken salads or sushi. To be enjoyed in its fruit-filled youth.

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