Bacchus, Tintern Parva, 2017
Bacchus, Tintern Parva, 2017
Bacchus, Tintern Parva, 2017

– An aromatic wine with hints of elderflower. Fruity with herbaceous tones and nicely rounded mid palate. Good finish.

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Bryn Heulog, Tintern Parva, 2017
Bryn Heulog, Tintern Parva, 2017
Bryn Heulog, Tintern Parva, 2017

– Nettles, gooseberry & white peach with a nice fleshy mid palate and good length of finish.

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Cariad Sparkling Blush, Llanerch Vineyard, 2017 – COMING SOON –
Cariad Sparkling Blush, Llanerch Vineyard, 2017 – COMING SOON –
Cariad Sparkling Blush, Llanerch Vineyard, 2017 – COMING SOON –

– This elegant pale salmon pink rose has a citrus nose and a Lemon, Apple, Strawberry & summer red berries on the palate. Delicious on its own, or even better as an accompaniment to afternoon tea.

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Chianti Classico DOCG Botter, 2017
Chianti Classico DOCG Botter, 2017
Chianti Classico DOCG Botter, 2017

– Aged in oak barrels for at least 12 months. Deep ruby red colour, intense and persistent. This wine is characterized by fruity notes of cherry, followed by delicate spicy notes of black pepper.

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Domaine Faiveley – La Framboisiere, Mercurey 2017
Domaine Faiveley – La Framboisiere, Mercurey 2017
Domaine Faiveley – La Framboisiere, Mercurey 2017

Domaine Faiveley

Domaine Faiveley is located in France, at the heart of Viticultural Burgundy, between Dijon and Beaune in Nuits-Saint-Georges.

Historically based in the Côte de Nuits capital, the Faiveley family has progressively extended its domaine and today owns vineyards in the finest climats in Burgundy – Gevrey-Chambertin, Pommard, Volnay, Puligny-Montrachet, Mercurey and others.
The Wine

To maintain all the freshness and quality of the grapes they were pressed and vinified on site in Mercurey. The wine was then taken to Nuits-Saint-Georges to be matured, in part, in oak barrels for 12 to 14 months, in nineteenth century vaulted cellars which provide ideal conditions for raising wines. The barrels come from high quality barrel makers and have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.

An aromatic nose which mixes red and black fruit with spice and a touch of smoke. Round and fleshy in the mouth (medium body) with velvety tannins and a lively freshness; flavours of raspberry and other very ripe red fruits. An early-drinking style. Enjoy with charcuterie, ham or game.

‘Cask sample. Mid cherry red. Deliciously fragrant with red fruit. It may be auto-suggestion but there’s raspberry fruit in here. A touch smoky but fine with freshness to the end. Juicy, lively.’16.5/20, Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, January 2017

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Dr. Loosen – Red Slate Riesling, Mosel, Germany 2015/17
Dr. Loosen – Red Slate Riesling, Mosel, Germany 2015/17
Dr. Loosen – Red Slate Riesling, Mosel, Germany 2015/17

THE MOSEL REGION

Located in far western Germany, the Mosel valley’s steep, southfacing slopes create the perfect climate for Riesling, giving the vines ideal exposure to the sun. The cool climate allows the grapes to ripen slowly while retaining bright acidity.

RIESLING DRY RED SLATE

This dry Riesling is produced with fruit from estate-owned vineyards in the red slate soils found in the villages of Ürzig, Erden, Lösnich and Kinheim. It is fermented in the traditional style in 3,000-liter, neutral oak casks and kept on the full lees for 12 months. The extended lees contact stabilizes the wine naturally and gives it time to develop a harmonious balance.

THE 2015 VINTAGE

‘Under close to perfect conditions, we were able to harvest grapes with optimal must weights and acidity levels, producing wines in all quality levels. The vintage also gave us excellent yields, with a beautiful balance of ripeness and acidity. The wines are dense and concentrated, but with the delicate and graceful style of the Mosel.’

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Echeverria – Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Curicó Valley, 2017
Echeverria – Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Curicó Valley, 2017
Echeverria – Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Curicó Valley, 2017

Deep black cherry. Intense fruit aromas with notes of spices and delicate toast. Excellent balance and round structure. Soft and mature tannins provide a great finesse to the palate. Spicy and toasty flavours combine with hints of vanilla and chocolate.

89 Points Wine Enthusiast (2012 vintage)

Aromas of cheesy oak, jammy berry and cassis are ripe and a touch raisiny. A wide, full-bodied palate shows scratchy tannins, while core flavors of blackberry and cassis feature mild but present oak in front of a tannic finish. Drink through 2020. M.S.  (3/1/2015)

Product Information (2009 vintage)

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 2018
Esporão Branco Reserva DOC Alentejo 2018
Esporão Branco Reserva DOC Alentejo 2018

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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Fairfields – Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2019
Fairfields – Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2019
Fairfields – Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2019

A delicious, crisp dry white wine with vibrant fresh herbal aromas and ripe gooseberry overtones.

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Familia Schroeder – Pinot Noir Alpataco, 2017/18
Familia Schroeder – Pinot Noir Alpataco, 2017/18
Familia Schroeder – Pinot Noir Alpataco, 2017/18

Deeply perfumed aromas with notes of black cherry, redcurrant, summer fruit and plenty of power, spice and a silky balance. Sweet tannins and balanced acidity with fine notes of vanilla and cocoa powder.

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Faugères AOP Calmel & Joseph, 2015/17
Faugères AOP Calmel & Joseph, 2015/17
Faugères AOP Calmel & Joseph, 2015/17

Beautiful cherry red hue with dark black tints. Aromas of undergrowth, garrigue and a touch of mint on the first nose. The wine is honest and clean on entry, with notes of game and mushrooms. Spicy notes of thyme, rosemary and lavender come through after the glass is swirled a few times. The tannins are prominent and reveal ripe fruit aromas. This wine has a very strong personality yet expresses itself with finesse and elegance.

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Frascati DOC, Cantina Villafranca, 2017
Frascati DOC, Cantina Villafranca, 2017
Frascati DOC, Cantina Villafranca, 2017

– The wine has a straw yellow colour. Fresh fruity bouquet, slightly floral with hints of ripe fruit and a savoury taste which is intense and persistent.

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Herdade do Esporão – Monte Velho Tinto, Alentejo, 2017/18
Herdade do Esporão – Monte Velho Tinto, Alentejo, 2017/18
Herdade do Esporão – Monte Velho Tinto, Alentejo, 2017/18

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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Herdade do Esporão – Quatro Castas, Alentejo, 2014/17
Herdade do Esporão – Quatro Castas, Alentejo, 2014/17
Herdade do Esporão – Quatro Castas, Alentejo, 2014/17

Deep colour and intense. Aroma scented with berries, ensnared in subtle spicy notes.Solid and dense palate with creamy texture, highlighting the ripe fruit wrapped in fine tannins give it structure and a long and elegant finish.

90 Points Wine Enthusiast.

“Still young and showing fresh fruitiness, this wine needs time to calm down and broaden out. Made of four classic varieties in the Esporão vineyard, it’s dense, stalky and still full of tannins. Give this wine until 2016.”

 

Product Information (2012 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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