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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Bergerac AC Vieilli en Fut de Chene Domaine de Mayat, 2015/16
Bergerac AC Vieilli en Fut de Chene Domaine de Mayat, 2015/16
Bergerac AC Vieilli en Fut de Chene Domaine de Mayat, 2015/16

Made from 100% Merlot, deep garnet red wine with powerful aromas of black fruits. A round, velvet taste with a rich structure of tannins. Showing some bottle age and drinking very well now.

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Bodegas Escorihuela Gascon – 1884 Estate Grown Viognier, Mendoza, 2016/17
Bodegas Escorihuela Gascon – 1884 Estate Grown Viognier, Mendoza, 2016/17
Bodegas Escorihuela Gascon – 1884 Estate Grown Viognier, Mendoza, 2016/17

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

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Calmel & Joseph, Corbières, 2016/17
Calmel & Joseph, Corbières, 2016/17
Calmel & Joseph, Corbières, 2016/17

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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Chablis Domaine du Colombier 2016
Chablis Domaine du Colombier 2016
Chablis Domaine du Colombier 2016

An outstanding Chablis. Very clean, dry and mineral but with lovely texture and a touch of honey. A real classic.

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Côtes du Roussillon Villages AOP Calmel & Joseph, 2016
Côtes du Roussillon Villages AOP Calmel & Joseph, 2016
Côtes du Roussillon Villages AOP Calmel & Joseph, 2016

Deep purple red colour, almost black. The nose is pronounced with hints of ripe red fruits, almost jammy. Cherry, fig and dried plum dominate. The attack is concentrated but soft. Natural sugar envelops soft tannins. Aromas of candied fruits cover the back of the palate. Nice balance and good length.

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Esporão Tinto Reserva DOC Alentejo 2015/16
Esporão Tinto Reserva DOC Alentejo 2015/16
Esporão Tinto Reserva DOC Alentejo 2015/16

Deep dark red colour. Intense spicy aroma of mature red berry fruits with discrete oak complexity. Compact, elegant, dense and creamy. Firm tannins offering structure for bottle maturation.

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Guiseppe Campagnola – Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore, Veneto 2016/17
Guiseppe Campagnola – Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore, Veneto 2016/17
Guiseppe Campagnola – Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore, Veneto 2016/17

Deep ruby red colour. Elegant, complex aromas of ripe fruit. In the mouth, soft, rich flavours typical of the best Valpolicella, lengthening into a pleasantly bitterish finish.

89 Points Wine Enthusiast (2011 vintage)
“Mouthfuls of black cherry, raspberry, nutmeg and cinnamon abound in this wine. It boasts a beautiful structure coupled with elegant freshness. Drink now through the next few years.” K.O.  (11/1/2013)

87 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
“The 2011 Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore shows a delicate and almost ethereal side to Ripasso that is otherwise very difficult to find in this category of hearty Italian red wine. Leather, tobacco, spicy oak and molasses frame lighter nuances of forest berry and cassis. The mouthfeel is crisp and lean.”

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Region
Valpolicella, Verona, Veneto.

Grapes
Corvina Veronese and Corvinone Veronese 80%, Rondinella 20%. Bunches are hand picked.

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
“The Giuseppe Campagnola brand has existed since 1907 and has seen five generations at the helm of its winemaking operations. Today, the estate buys fruit from more than 50 growers who collectively farm 80 hectares in the area, 30 of which are located in Valpolicella. The Campagnola brand refers to various wines made in the Verona area and the Caterina Zardini brand is specifically for wines made in Valpolicella.”

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La Bascula – Catalan Eagle Red, Terra Alta, 2016
La Bascula – Catalan Eagle Red, Terra Alta, 2016
La Bascula – Catalan Eagle Red, Terra Alta, 2016

Savoury, minerally flavours from old vine Garnacha and Cariñena are complemented by the smokiness and backbone of the Syrah and Cabernet. A month’s contact with French Oak staves adds a touch of vanilla and complexity.

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La Ruffe “les Cuvées Rares”, Calmel & Joseph, 2015/16
La Ruffe “les Cuvées Rares”, Calmel & Joseph, 2015/16
La Ruffe “les Cuvées Rares”, Calmel & Joseph, 2015/16

Purple-red robe. A very expressive nose that opens with notes of chocolate and spice, followed by citrus fruit and white flower aromas. There are also hints of pure fruit, reminiscent of freshly-picked, crushed grapes. On the palate this is a clean and lively wine with subtle notes of small red berries and scrubland herbs. The tannins are elegant, discreet and well-integrated. The balance and originality of this wine gives it its “cuvée rare” status.

Terroir

Clay limestone and blood-red “ruffes” soil typically found in the Terrasses du Larzac.

Jancis Robinson 201617 + / 20 : A sleeping dragon

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Le G de Château Guiraud, 2016
Le G de Château Guiraud, 2016
Le G de Château Guiraud, 2016

– Château Guiraud is one of the few properties to be located within the village of Sauternes itself (the only other being its illustrious neighbour Château Yquem). Alongside sweet wines they also produce an organic dry white.
Fermented in barrel and aged for 7 months on its lees, this wine has great texture and depth. Crisp gooseberries, honey and just a touch of blossom.

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Minervois AOP Calmel & Joseph, 2015/16
Minervois AOP Calmel & Joseph, 2015/16
Minervois AOP Calmel & Joseph, 2015/16

The colour is an intense crimson with purple hints. In the mouth it is powerful but with a soft finish. Notes of ripe fruits, prunes and dried figs cover the taste buds after the first mouthful.

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NePriCa PugliaI GT, Tormaresca, 2016
NePriCa PugliaI GT, Tormaresca, 2016
NePriCa PugliaI GT, Tormaresca, 2016

Named after the grapes in the blend (Negroamaro, Primitivo and Cabernet Sauvignon), this easygoing, savory wine doles out juicy blackberry, black currant, black cherry and a hint of licorice with soft, round tannins.

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Petit Chablis Domaine du Colombier 2016
Petit Chablis Domaine du Colombier 2016
Petit Chablis Domaine du Colombier 2016

The Petit Chablis 2016 from the Domaine du Colombier vineyards, in Burgundy, France is a fine example of affordable Chardonnay. Crisp, mineral, green and flinty the Petit Chablis 2016 is everything you want from this region.Unoaked, lively and light, with the purity of all good Chablis, partner this fruity and slightly buttery release with seafood – particularly shellfish and crab – or mild, soft cheeses.A growing and successful Domaine that is making some great Chablis, Guy Mothe and son Thierry make wine with the greatest of respect for traditional Burgundian methods, allied to the advantages of modern techniques. Add to that great passion and love of the work, and the result is white Burgundy of the highest quality at an affordable price.

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Pinot Noir Reserve, White Castle Vineyard 2016
Pinot Noir Reserve, White Castle Vineyard 2016
Pinot Noir Reserve, White Castle Vineyard 2016

Bold flavours of blackberry with hints of smoky vanilla backed by beautifully managed and balanced tannins having been traditionally aged in french oak barrels for fifteen months.

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Quinta da Alorna – Tinto, Tejo, 2016
Quinta da Alorna – Tinto, Tejo, 2016
Quinta da Alorna – Tinto, Tejo, 2016

A blend of Tinta Roriz, Castelão, Syrah and Alicante Bouschet create a medium-bodied, rich and lingering wine with smooth tannins which envelope ripe black fruit. Enjoy with sausages and cheeses. Enjoy over the next couple of years.

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Ramos Pinto – Duas Quintas Tinto, Douro, 2016
Ramos Pinto – Duas Quintas Tinto, Douro, 2016
Ramos Pinto – Duas Quintas Tinto, Douro, 2016

Clear and bright, intense garnet colour, with crimson reflections. Lively refreshing aroma, notes of spices, cinnamon, white pepper. The deeper bouquet has notes of wild berries, black plums and citrus. Very smooth and fresh on the palate, with silky tannins, balanced and easy to drink.

90 Points Wine Enthusiast

“This densely structured, finely crafted wine is the latest vintage from one of the Douro’s iconic brands. It has great weight and, at the same time, elegant fruits and structure that offer good aging potential. It could be drunk now, but best to wait until 2016.”

 

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Rocca di Castagnoli – Fattoria di Scannano, Chianti DOCG, 2016
Rocca di Castagnoli – Fattoria di Scannano, Chianti DOCG, 2016
Rocca di Castagnoli – Fattoria di Scannano, Chianti DOCG, 2016

A fragrant nose with autumnal notes of the forest floor. Harmonious and clean on the palate, dry with good body, fresh red berry fruit notes and spice.

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Rola-Pipa DO Pico Arinto dos Açores 2016
Rola-Pipa DO Pico Arinto dos Açores 2016
Rola-Pipa DO Pico Arinto dos Açores 2016

This wine is made from Arinto dos Açores grapes on Pico Island in the Azores, a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the distinctive viticultural practices used on the island. Only 1300 bottles of Rola-Pipa have been made.

If you like to know the whole process behind making this wine please visit: https://cunninganchovy.wordpress.com

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Shiraz Merlot “Abbott Peak” Aldridge Estate, 2016
Shiraz Merlot “Abbott Peak” Aldridge Estate, 2016
Shiraz Merlot “Abbott Peak” Aldridge Estate, 2016

The nose has hints of plum and raspberry fruits with slight vanillin oak notes. A flavoursome palate with savoury stewed plum and blackcurrant flavours and soft tannins which merge well into a lingering oak finish.

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Siegerrebe, White Castle Vineyard, 2018
Siegerrebe, White Castle Vineyard, 2018
Siegerrebe, White Castle Vineyard, 2018

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 – Shiraz, Nashik, 2016
Sula – Shiraz, Nashik, 2016
Sula – Shiraz, Nashik, 2016

Sula Vineyards is at the forefront of the Indian wine revolution. The wines are served in the best restaurants worldwide. A smooth, medium-bodied red wine accentuated by ripe cherry and plum fruit, with attractive aromas of black pepper.

91 Points Wine Enthusiast (2012 vintage)
“Aromas of blackberry, cherry preserves, white chocolate and a hint of green pepper prepare the taste buds for flavors of forest-fruit, smoked pork, black pepper, violet and almond blossom. A trio of fruit, savory tones and spice travels across the palate on a layer of smooth tannins, leading to a smoky 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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