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

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, 2016
Pinot Grigio IGT Vivolo di Sasso, 2016
Pinot Grigio IGT Vivolo di Sasso, 2016

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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Pouilly-Fuissé AOC, Louis Jadot, 2014
Pouilly-Fuissé AOC, Louis Jadot, 2014
Pouilly-Fuissé AOC, Louis Jadot, 2014

Emerald gold tones which reflect a wine of finesse and distinction; the tasting is harmonious, fresh, full of flavours with hazelnuts, toasted almonds, grapefruit and lemon aromas.

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Quinta da Alorna – Branco Reserva, Tejo, Portugal 2016
Quinta da Alorna – Branco Reserva, Tejo, Portugal 2016
Quinta da Alorna – Branco Reserva, Tejo, Portugal 2016

Citrus notes combine with riper tropical fruit. The Arinto provides a freshness that complements the toasty complexity and richness of the Chardonnay.

Serve chilled at 12ºC. Recommended with fish, particularly cod fish and buttery cheeses

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Quinta da Alorna – Branco, Tejo, 2016
Quinta da Alorna – Branco, Tejo, 2016
Quinta da Alorna – Branco, Tejo, 2016

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 – Marquesa de Alorna, Grande Reserva Branco, Tejo, Portugal 2013
Quinta da Alorna – Marquesa de Alorna, Grande Reserva Branco, Tejo, Portugal 2013
Quinta da Alorna – Marquesa de Alorna, Grande Reserva Branco, Tejo, Portugal 2013

Tasting Note
Aromas and flavours of ripe yellow fruit, especially peach and loquat, with floral touches and a hint of vanilla from the French oak casks. A rich white wine with body and balancing acidity.

 

Gastronomy
Baked fish, Mediterranean traditional dishes, White meats with aromatic herbs.

 

Vinification
The grapes were manually harvested and placed separately in 18-kg boxes. They were then pressed in long and short cycles in the mornings. After the musts were clarified, the fermentation in new and 2nd-use French oak casks followed. The wine aged on fine lees for 8 months using the batonnage method. After the final cuvée was prepared, the wine was stabilised and filtered before being bottled.

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Quinta da Alorna – Sauvignon Blanc, Tejo, 2016
Quinta da Alorna – Sauvignon Blanc, Tejo, 2016
Quinta da Alorna – Sauvignon Blanc, Tejo, 2016

Ripe notes of pineapple, blood orange and guava intertwine with herbal notes of asparagus and freshly mown grass. Dry, fresh and crisp on the palate with good persistence. An excellent aperitif or pair with goats’ cheese salad. Enjoy over the next couple years.

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Quinta da Alorna – Verdelho, Tejo, 2016
Quinta da Alorna – Verdelho, Tejo, 2016
Quinta da Alorna – Verdelho, Tejo, 2016

A burst of passion fruit with a clean citrus streak. Some roundness in the mouth balancing the crisp mid-palate. A hint of herb. Elegant, refreshing and energetic. Pair with white fish dishes. Enjoy over the next couple of years.

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Ramos Pinto – Duas Quintas Branco, Douro, 2015
Ramos Pinto – Duas Quintas Branco, Douro, 2015
Ramos Pinto – Duas Quintas Branco, Douro, 2015

Clear & bright, it is golden in colour with traces of green. It has a sweet bouquet of white & yellow roses, peaches and apricots followed by complex hints of minerals. On the palate it’s full & rounded with notes of citrus fruits and minerals, a structured & fleshy with elegance & finesse.

86 Points Wine Enthusiast

“Soft, earthy and gentle, this is already developing and drinkable. It has fresh lemon flavors along with bright pineapple. Finished with bright acidity, it is lightly mineral and crisp at the end. Drink now.”

Duas Quintas is a white wine from the Upper Douro, more specifically from Quinta de Ervamoira (150 metres altitude) and Quinta dos Bons Ares (600 metres altitude), and is a
blend of traditional grape varieties that expresses the potential of this most extreme region. It is a structured, unctuous white wine but also fine and elegant.
2013 was an excellent year for our production of white wines on the Upper Douro. Its climatic characteristics, namely a wet winter and dry summer, as well as the perfect conditions that occurred during harvest (between August 13th and September 18th), provided very well balanced grapes with great aromatic expression

 

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Rio Alto – Classic Chardonnay, Valle Central, 2016
Rio Alto – Classic Chardonnay, Valle Central, 2016
Rio Alto – Classic Chardonnay, Valle Central, 2016

Ripe flavours of apple and lemony fruit in this full, abundantly drinkable wine from the Aconcagua valley’s cool climate.

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Río Alto Wines

The Aconcagua River begins its course in the Andes Mountains, near the highest peaks in America. As it winds down through the valley, the crystal river water flows around our hillside plantings and riverbed vines to nourish and give life to Rio Alto.

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Saint-Joseph Blanc, E. Guigal, 2014
Saint-Joseph Blanc, E. Guigal, 2014
Saint-Joseph Blanc, E. Guigal, 2014

Light yellow. Ripe citrus and orchard fruit aromas are complicated by suggestions of dusty minerals and white flowers and ginger. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering intense, nicely concentrated tangerine and bitter pear skin flavors and a hint of honeysuckle. Shows very good energy and lift on the finish, which repeats the floral and ginger notes

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San Simone – Sauvignon, Prestige Line, Friuli Grave, 2016
San Simone – Sauvignon, Prestige Line, Friuli Grave, 2016
San Simone – Sauvignon, Prestige Line, Friuli Grave, 2016

Light straw yellow colour with slight greenish hints. Broad, varietal, aromatic on the nose, with citric notes of grapefruit, yellow pepper, tomato leaf, sage and balsamic aromas. On the palate it is rich, fragrant and aromatic, with natural acidity and a persistent and pleasant slight bitter aftertaste.

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Family and values
The story of San Simone is linked to the territory. At Rondover, between Prata and Porcia, in the most western part of Doc Friuli Grave and central part of DOC Prosecco, the company San Simone is the result of winemaking tradition and culture of our family, which is engaged in the business of wine grower for four generations. We chose the name San Simone for our wines and wine cellar in the memory of our origins. The very first and historic headquarter was in fact situated in via San Simone, Prata, opposite the fourteenth century church devoted to San Simone, where our great-grandfather decided to began his activity which is now been converted into a family residence.

Many changes have taken place over time. But one thing which has not changed is our value system. Values: responsibility towards the reality in which we work, passion for work and transparency in our working system. These are the values which are timeless.

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Sauvignon “Grain d’Automne” Pay’s d’Oc IGP Domaine Bergon, 2016
Sauvignon “Grain d’Automne” Pay’s d’Oc IGP Domaine Bergon, 2016
Sauvignon “Grain d’Automne” Pay’s d’Oc IGP Domaine Bergon, 2016

This wine is sourced from vineyards near the town of Beziers. Very fresh grassy Sauvignon grape character. Full rich flavour with good acidity.

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

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. A nicely balanced fruity palate with some texture in the mouth, soft peachy melon flavours and a clean citrus finish.


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Sentito – Pinot Grigio delle Venezie, Veneto, 2016
Sentito – Pinot Grigio delle Venezie, Veneto, 2016
Sentito – Pinot Grigio delle Venezie, Veneto, 2016

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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Siegerrebe, White Castle Vineyard, 2016
Siegerrebe, White Castle Vineyard, 2016

An aromatic elegant white wine with honey blond and light straw hues. Layered sweet aromas of peach, orange blossom & nectarine, with ripe lychee on the palate and a long soft spicy finish.

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Sula – Sauvignon Blanc, Nashik, 2017
Sula – Sauvignon Blanc, Nashik, 2017
Sula – Sauvignon Blanc, Nashik, 2017

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, 2016
The Winery of Good Hope – Bush Vine Chenin Blanc, 2016
The Winery of Good Hope – Bush Vine Chenin Blanc, 2016

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.

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Thierry Merlin-Cherrier – Sancerre, 2016
Thierry Merlin-Cherrier – Sancerre, 2016
Thierry Merlin-Cherrier – Sancerre, 2016

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.

 

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