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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Barbera d’Asti DOCG “Fiulot”, Prunotto, 2016
Barbera d’Asti DOCG “Fiulot”, Prunotto, 2016
Barbera d’Asti DOCG “Fiulot”, Prunotto, 2016

Fragrant on the nose with hints of plum and cherry. On the palate it is well structured and soft, showing the typical red fruit and bright character of the Barbera variety.

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Bardolino DOC Cantina di Custoza 2016
Bardolino DOC Cantina di Custoza 2016
Bardolino DOC Cantina di Custoza 2016

A very pleasant bouquet  of cherry and black pepper. A delicate palate with notes of plum and a touch of spice, the palate also displays a fresh acidity and a lengthy finish.

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Bodegas Escorihuela Gascon – 1884 Estate Grown Viognier, Mendoza, 2016
Bodegas Escorihuela Gascon – 1884 Estate Grown Viognier, Mendoza, 2016
Bodegas Escorihuela Gascon – 1884 Estate Grown Viognier, Mendoza, 2016

Fresh white wine with intense floral aromatics and flavours of stone fruits on the mouth.

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

Dazzling garnet ruby colour with a good intensity. Plenty of ripe blackcurrant and green-pepper flavours on the palate to balance the generously rich tannins.

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Calmel & Joseph – Chardonnay Villa Blanche, 2016
Calmel & Joseph – Chardonnay Villa Blanche, 2016
Calmel & Joseph – Chardonnay Villa Blanche, 2016

Tasting Note
Very expressive with white flowers and fruity aromas of apricot and vineyard peach, along with dried fruit and nut overtones. Straightforward, clean, full and well-balanced on the palate, with a fresh and fruity finish revealing mango and citrus overtones. The oak is subtle and very smooth. This vintage shows lovely acidic tension: elegant.

Ageing

Chardonnay are aged for three months in oak barrels (30% of the vintage).

Top 100 The Wine Merchant

Highly Recommanded by The Wine Merchant

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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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Calmel & Joseph, Corbières, 2016
Calmel & Joseph, Corbières, 2016
Calmel & Joseph, Corbières, 2016

Ruby-red robe and a pronounced nose of black fruit, fresh figs and prunes. Clean and crisp on the palate, with notes of garrigue scrubland, spices and quince. Fine tannins, ending with a hint of truffle. Well-balanced and elegant, with very good ageing potential.

16.5/20 Jancis Robinson.

“Syrah, Grenache and a bit of Cinsault. Pure delicious red fruit on the nose. Sweet rounded cherry and plum swathed in a sinewy, slightly rugged, leather strap of tannins. The taut refined acidity, that is such a hallmark of Calmel & Joseph, strims through the sweetness of the fruit like a blade, leaving freshness and just a hint of earthy spice in its wake. Just a little Cinsault, and yet it brings it distinctive soprano note into the deeper alto and bass tones of the Syrah and Grenache.”

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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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Cantina di Custoza – Val dei Molini, Custoza DOC, Veneto, 2016
Cantina di Custoza – Val dei Molini, Custoza DOC, Veneto, 2016
Cantina di Custoza – Val dei Molini, Custoza DOC, Veneto, 2016

A rich, full bodied wine with flavours of honeydew melon and other tropical fruits. Finish is delightful, with a pleasant length.

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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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Chateau du Fauga – AC Grand Vin Blanc, Montravel, 2016
Chateau du Fauga – AC Grand Vin Blanc, Montravel, 2016
Chateau du Fauga – AC Grand Vin Blanc, Montravel, 2016

 

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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Chenin Blanc Klippenkop, 2016
Chenin Blanc Klippenkop, 2016
Chenin Blanc Klippenkop, 2016

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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Domaine des Jeanne – Rosé, Luberon 2016
Domaine des Jeanne – Rosé, Luberon 2016
Domaine des Jeanne – Rosé, Luberon 2016

The Domaine

Domaine des Jeanne was formed when Welshman Lord Mervyn Davies of Abersoch was introduced to winemaker Alexandre Samour, whilst sourcing the perfect rosé for his daughter’s wedding in 2011.

The Vineyard in Oppède, in the Luberon region of Provence, is situated between the mountains and the sea, close to the legendary wine-producing commune of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

The domaine’s first harvest was in 2012, releasing their first rosé in 2013, named ‘Jeanne’ after his Mervyn’s wife and Alex’s daughter. Jeanne appropriately means ‘divine gift’, and represents the importance of family to both founders.

The Wine

Lovingly produced from grenache, syrah and clairette grape varieties, its rose petal colour precedes a red and white fruit bouquet highlighted with citrus notes; a well-balanced crisp palate, full of freshness, with a subtle fruity finale.

 

This wine works well on its own or partnered with fish, spicy foods and lamb. Enjoy over the next couple of years.

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Domaine Octavie – Touraine Sauvignon, 2016
Domaine Octavie – Touraine Sauvignon, 2016
Domaine Octavie – Touraine Sauvignon, 2016

Full-flavoured and clean Sauvignon Blanc, made natures’ way. The producers strive to keep everything in balance thus limiting the need for artificial controls. The quality rivals most Sancerre but this wine is a fraction of the price-tag.

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Dr. Loosen – Riesling “Dr. L”, Mosel, 2016
Dr. Loosen – Riesling “Dr. L”, Mosel, 2016
Dr. Loosen – Riesling “Dr. L”, Mosel, 2016

Ernst Loosen is arguably the “King of Riesling” having won too many awards to start listing them. Fresh, clean and sweet white fruit on the nose, with juicy apples and Galia melons to the fore.

This entry-level Dr. Loosen Riesling embodies the elegant and racy characteristics of steep, slate-soil Mosel vineyards at a very reasonable price. It is a bright, vibrant, fruit-driven wine made with grapes from contracted growers throughout the Mosel River valley who work very closely with brothers Ernst and Thomas Loosen to achieve excellent quality and superb concentration in every vintage.


88 Points Wine Enthusiast.

“Savory whiffs of nuts and mineral convey elegance to ripe white peach and grapefruit aromas on this off-dry Riesling. Easy-drinking in style, it’s pleasantly tart, finishing on a sweet, lingering kiss of honey.” A.I.  (2/1/2015)

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The Dr. Loosen estate
The Dr. Loosen estate has been in the same family for over 200 years. When Ernst Loosen assumed ownership in 1988, he realized that, with ungrafted vines averaging 60 years old in some of Germany’s best-rated vineyards, he had the raw mate-rials to create stunningly intense, world-class wines. To achieve that, Ernst dramatically restricts crop size, uses only organic fertilization, insists on very strict fruit selection, and employs gentle cellar practices to allow the wine to develop its full potential with a minimum of handling.

 

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Echeverria – Unwooded Chardonnay Classic Collection, 2016
Echeverria – Unwooded Chardonnay Classic Collection, 2016
Echeverria – Unwooded Chardonnay Classic Collection, 2016

A Chardonnay unlike any other in the New World. This is a hand-crafted wine without any trace of oak influence. Aromas of tropical fruits and pears intermingle with mouth-watering acidity, while the wine retains a lovely round feel on the palate.

86 Points Wine Enthusiast.
“Apple and peach aromas are dusty and lightly tropical. With no oak, fruit is all you get in this Chardonnay; flavors of apple, nectarine and melon run clean, sweet and ripe, while the finish is mellow and lands smack in the middle of the fairway.” M.S. (8/1/2014)

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Viña Echeverria is a long established Chilean estate winery fully owned and managed by the Echeverria family. Our vineyards and winery are located on the outskirts of the town of Molina, Curicó Valley, the wine heartland of Chile. We produce fine wines with a commitment to quality and excellence attainable only in a truly family run enterprise.

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Esporão Branco Reserva DOC Alentejo 2016
Esporão Branco Reserva DOC Alentejo 2016
Esporão Branco Reserva DOC Alentejo 2016

Intense aromas of ripe tangerine and apricot with subtle notes of toast and smoke from barrel fermentation. Complex, creamy, well balanced palate showing full fruit flavours and mineral notes with a long and fresh finish.

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