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  A fruit-driven Cape Shiraz/Pinotage with rich black plum and ripe berry flavours, together with a hint of vanilla from its gentle oak ageing. This is a medium-bodied wine with a lingering fruity aftertaste. Ideal with steak or stews … or even springbok and ostrich as recommended by Tulbagh's winemaker Quintus Basson! 
The largest Champagne producer in the world makes this wine of medium weight and full fruit, with a fine strong mousse. A generous wine of great elegance to which the Chardonnay contributes hints of brioche and hazelnut.
Mature Reserva from award-winning winery   Excellent, mature Reserva with a deep cherry red colour and aromas of blackberries, cedar, leather and spices. Well balanced with a long finish. Carefully selected from the vineyards in the Rioja Alta, with 20 months of ageing in American oak casks as well as further ageing in the cellar.   Take a look at what Antonio Salinas says about Ramon Bilbao on the Wine Hound YouTube Channel.
  Delicious Crianza favourite   A quality Crianza from the well-established Ramon Bilbao estate. A well-structured wine made from 100% Tempranillo, it displays blackberry and blackcurrant on the nose combining with light spices and a vanilla background from its time in American oak. Fresh and immensely pleasant in the mouth, this fruit-driven wine is ideal with pork dishes and light cheeses. Take a look at what Antonio Salinas says about Ramon Bilbao on the Wine Hound YouTube...
A soft and well rounded Champagne that exhibits typical attractive brioche aromas with hints of red fruits and citrus. The extended maturation on the lees gives a supple balance, with a hint of minerality that makes this wine a classic example of regional terroir. A persistent mousse, it is round and full in the mouth, with hints of vanilla and biscuits.
Four generations of the Roche family have worked the vineyards at Château Croze de Pys, cultivating the local variety `Cot` (Malbec). A modern approach to a very traditional wine ensures a supple, balanced wine with red berry fruit and a touch of oak spice rather than the black tannic wines of yesteryear.
Grown in this northern climate and on the stoneflint plateau overlooking the Loire River this is a classic example of cracking winemaking and low yielding Sauvignon Blanc vines producing fantastic grapes. This dry white displays a classic smokey, lime and mineral influenced flavour reflective of the region`s flinty soils. Delivering an elegant and well balanced taste of kiwi fruit and gooseberries it then leaps into a fresh and clean tang with a delicious zesty lime finish.
Founded in 1906 this is the oldest co-operative in South Africa. Today, it is one of the smallest co-operatives but with under 30 members who are focused on producing quality rather than volume, this winery has produced a attractive range of warm and robust wines with an underlying but distinctive signature. Recent re-branding has brought the packaging bang up to date to meet the demands of today`s wine consumer.
4 x Muscadet Cotes de Grandlieu sur Lie Clos de la Fine - 2012
The roots of the Colombini family in Tuscany go back to 1592, and their tradition of excellence in winemaking began in 1790 with the founding of the Fattoria dei Barbi. It was in the 1960?s that Francesca Cinelli Colombini made a name for herself as the stalwart leader of Barbi?s top notch production, and when the next generation came into the spotlight her son Stefano took over the family estate while daughter Donatella branched off to create the neighbouring Azienda del Casato. Donatella is a major...
Lombard & Cie House of Champagne was founded in 1925 and is situated in Epernay the capital of Champagne. The Lombard family owned vineyards in the early part of the last century in Hautvillers and has now located their vines mainly in Montagne de Reims West. All the grapes come from selected areas of the highest quality due to their area and soil and exposure.
A Pinot Grigio with a new world twist. Fruit was selected from the Wairau and Waihopai valleys and used in the Durvillea blend to give perfumed and restrained fragrance, yellow golden hues and whilst crisp and fresh with a classy dryness, it has a hint of ripe pears and minerality on the palate. Light bodied, but great with food, it has balanced acidity and has a rich smooth finish. The flavour of the new world with some restrained elegance of the old world!
  Turkey and red wine perfect match …   Delicious cherry-coloured Marlborough Pinot Noir with clean, fresh fruit aromas. Ripe plum and raspberry fruit flavours combine with smoky oak and integrated tannins. A medium-bodied, top quality wine with a prolonged finish.
  Smooth red wine from the rugged Atlantic coast ...   From Portugal’s Estremadura region comes this juicy, medium-bodied red, simply crammed with soft raspberry and redcurrant fruit flavours. This wine is made principally from indigenous Tinta Roriz, Caladoc, Castelao and Touriga Nacional varietals to create a wonderful balance between the smooth ripe fruit and youthful freshness.
The young and dynamic François Crochet has made wines in New Zealand and Bordeaux, and now uses his broad experience wisely. The estate consists of some 10 hectares, mostly planted on the limestone slopes surrounding the prestigious village of Bué. To make Sancerre that measures with the best of the appellation, Francois pays a great deal of attention to the quality of his grapes. At harvest he handpicks and this results in expressive wines with the distinctively pungent, flinty characters that the...
This attractive spicy red is from the estate vineyards of a sixth generation family winery located in the Cape region of Robertson. Stonedale Shiraz is soft and appealing with ripe berry fruits, a touch of pepper and a hint of toasty oak. The palate is supple, well balanced and concentrated.
Universally appreciated, this is a classic that embodies the character of a great house. Brilliant golden straw colour with glints of amber. An expressive aroma of springtime scents, and hints of toast and honey precede lively ripe fruit flavours and a vibrant citrus finish on the palate. IWSC 2012 - Silver Medal.
A clean and fresh white Rioja made with the local Viura grape variety and fermented in steel tank to give a crisp aromatic style. Pale straw in colour with brilliant highlights, a fresh bouquet with mineral, apple and pear notes. Full fruit flavours are evident in the mouth, followed by lingering freshness.
Spicy aromas of liquorice and vanilla mingle with blackcurrant fruit. Rich and full on the palate with sweet, ripe fruit flavours of plum and blackberry filling the mouth.. Complex and long, with soft oak tannins and a satisfying finish.
The grapes for this wine come from their estate vineyards on the Felton Road. Handpicked and hand crafted, this wine reflects the nature of the vintage displaying great concentration and balance. Red fruits of the forest along with blackberries dominate the aroma, these are underpinned by savoury herb and liquorice. The wine has a abundant fruity front palate which is fleshy and well textured. Wonderful smooth silky tannins combine with a hint of oak and delivers a truly expressive pinot with mineral...
The Vina La Playa estate occupies some of Colchagua Valley`s most desirable acreage on the western shores of the Tinguiririca river. Comprising 600 acres and a $10 million state of the art winery, this excellent producer is owned by the Sutil family who make superb modern fruit-driven wines from grapes sourced entirely from the estate. Exciting new vineyard development in the coastal Limari Valley, north of Santiago, is starting to produce some outstanding cool climate varietals.
A typical example of Veneto Pinot Grigio. Delicate colour, this light bodied white has a ripe fruit aroma with pear and melon flavours on the palate. Crisp and dry, it has balanced acidity with a long lingering finish.
The Vina La Playa estate occupies some of Colchagua Valley`s most desirable acreage on the western shores of the Tinguiririca river. Comprising 600 acres and a $10 million state of the art winery, this excellent producer is owned by the Sutil family who make superb modern fruit-driven wines from grapes sourced entirely from the estate. Exciting new vineyard development in the coastal Limari Valley, north of Santiago, is starting to produce some outstanding cool climate varietals.
Tommasi Viticoltori is a family firm founded in 1902 by Giacomo Tommasi. It is situated in Pedemonte, in the heart of the historic Valpolicella Classico region which extends to the northwest of Verona, Italy. From grandfather Giacomo?s tiny vineyard, the Tommasi estate has grown steadily over the course of years and today extends over 135 hectares of hillside vineyard blessed by mother nature, not only by a magnificent landscape, but more importantly by its perfect suitability for grapes. Today...
Chile is recognised for producing excellent value/quality reds and this soft and supple Cabernet Sauvignon does not dissappoint. Well structured and rich with blackcurrant and cherry fruit. It is produced in the cool climate of Colchagua Valley, considered one of Chile`s best regions for Cabernet. The palate is ripe with cassis and plum flavours backed by soft, rounded tannins.
A bright ruby colour with aromas of red fruits, blackcurrants and blackberries that make this light and fruity red immediately enjoyable. Fresh fruit flavours mingle with licquorice and spice on the palate balanced with a restrained acidity and supple, fine tannins.
  Classy Pinot Noir from award-winning winemaker ...   Multi award-winning winemaker Simon Waghorn set out to make a red wine to rival, yet contrast with his highly-acclaimed Sauvignon Blanc – and he’s succeeded! This rich Pinot Noir is made from carefully hand-picked fruit from Comeleybank Vineyards. It’s a classy wine, full to medium bodied with round, mouth filling flavours of plum and cherry and a long fresh elegant finish. A first-class Pinot with integrated smooth silky tannins.
This dry aromatic Sauvignon Blanc from Gascogny has a zesty bouquet of citrus fruits, particularly grapefruit with blackcurrant and nettle notes. These flavours linger on the palate with hints of pear and melon and a vivacious acidity on the finish.
Gold Medal-winning Rh&ocircne delight!   This wine won a Gold Medal at the International Wine Challenge and was voted best Crozes Hermitage – and it’s not difficult to see why. Made from 100% Syrah, this wine displays a cherry red colour with aromas of raspberries and blackcurrants. Well rounded with hints of ripe cherries.
This fantastic chartreuse property is owned by Eric Gonfier a very succesful vignerons and it is among the best of the appellation, producing firm, rich wine from predominately Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Tanesse has classic structure, but in recent vintages and with skilled winemaking this fruit forward style has really delivered a smooth easy drinking red with an extra depth of softness, some subtle oak, ripe tannins, and an excellent balance.
Dry, aromatic Pinot Noir rose wine is a speciality of Sancerre although demand makes it still quite a rarity. The producers of Saint Pourcain, to the south of the central Loire Valley have made a similar salmon pink Pinot rose, soft and fragrant with summer pudding aromas and fresh acidity.
The relatively unknown region of Saint Pourcain lies 50m south of Sancerre in the centre of France. The region traditionally produced little known blended wines. The Vignerons de Saint Pourcain were established in 1952 and have grown to represent over 60% of the region`s vineyard. The standards set by the cooperative are unmatched by any other in the Loire; modern winery, reduced yields, green harvesting and replacement of poor and inappropriate vines with contemporary clones. Local varieties like...
The Grand Prix Champagne!   Aromas of lemon and grapefruit with notes of white peach, apricot and apple. Complex fresh fruit and caramel hints with a touch of acidity and a consistent finish. The Champagne sprayed by Formula 1 drivers on podiums around the world!   Mumm Cordon Rouge is available in six-bottle Champagne cases HERE
The company was born as a retailer in 1928 in the Veneto region for sales of wines in casks and demi-johns to restaurants and small retailers. In the fifties the family expanded their horizons to selling wines across Central Europe and beyond. Throughout all this expansion, the Botter family retained control and the company is now run by the third generation and from their roots in Veneto they now have a portfolio of wines produced in some of Italy?s finest regions.
The picturesque town of Soave is situated to the northeast of Verona in the Veneto region. The town is surrounded by ancient walls and dominated by the medieval castle. The Classico wine is the heart of the region, planted with Garganega, Trebbiano and Chardonnay white wine vines and producing the best Soaves, with real character. Villa Piazzola has a typical hazelnut and almond nose with a soft, dry palate of concentrated apple and pear flavours.
The name of the domaine is in memory of the Seigneur of Morluz, whose lands were bequeathed to Benedictine monks.The vineyard area covers 3 Ha on the Touraine appellation stretching from the outer limits of the Anjou region to the gateways of the Sologne, in an area of confluence formed by the Loire river and its tributaries. It extends across 104 communes in the Indre-et-Loire department and 42 in the Loir-et-Cher. The main part of the vineyard is found to the south-east of Tours, on the hillsides...
Located in the high altitude Tupungato Valley region of Mendoza, this modern winery benefits from a long, cool growing season and strong UV sunlight that helps maximise the aromas and complexity of the resulting grapes.Tupungato sits at the western extreme of Mendoza right at the foot of the Andes mountains with an elevation of 1,200 meters giving benefit to the vineyards from a much cooler climate, abundant sun, and sharp contrast between day and night temperatures. When all the above is combined...
Portfolio Tasting - Mixed Case   Enjoy twelve individual wines which received rave reviews at a recent London tasting attended by experts from the hotel and restaurant trade. These wines are considered excellent examples of quality "dinner table" wines and include South Australian Cabernet, mellow Rioja and award-wining South American Malbec amongst the reds, plus modern-style Vinho Verde, stunning New Zealand Sauvignon and highly-commended South African Chardonnay amongst the whites...
Located in the high altitude Tupungato Valley region of Mendoza, this modern winery benefits from a long, cool growing season and strong UV sunlight that helps maximise the aromas and complexity of the resulting grapes.Tupungato sits at the western extreme of Mendoza right at the foot of the Andes mountains with an elevation of 1,200 meters giving benefit to the vineyards from a much cooler climate, abundant sun, and sharp contrast between day and night temperatures. When all the above is combined...
The De Wet family were one of the earliest settlers arriving in the Cape in 1693. As pioneers in the wine business they have a natural instinct and huge commitment to viticulture in the Robertson region. Ideally located on the slopes overlooking the Breede River, and under the ownership of Danie de Wet, this estate is at the forefront of quality white wine production in the Cape. The facade of the beautiful cellars is a replica of the historic first Customs House in Cape Town. Inside the building...
The De Wet family were one of the earliest settlers arriving in the Cape in 1693. As pioneers in the wine business they have a natural instinct and huge commitment to viticulture in the Robertson region. Ideally located on the slopes overlooking the Breede River, and under the ownership of Danie de Wet, this estate is at the forefront of quality white wine production in the Cape. The facade of the beautiful cellars is a replica of the historic first Customs House in Cape Town. Inside the building...
Tommasi Viticoltori is a family firm founded in 1902 by Giacomo Tommasi. It is situated in Pedemonte, in the heart of the historic Valpolicella Classico region which extends to the northwest of Verona, Italy. From grandfather Giacomo?s tiny vineyard, the Tommasi estate has grown steadily over the course of years and today extends over 135 hectares of hillside vineyard blessed by mother nature, not only by a magnificent landscape, but more importantly by its perfect suitability for grapes. Today...
A more recent addition to the Bonfils family collection of well situated and historically significant Languedoc domaines, this 445 acre estate was purchased from the Church of Carcassonne in 2003. Like its sister estate, Vaugelas in Corbieres, the Domaine de Millegrand had ties with the influential Catholic Abbaye de Lagrasse. Millegrand is located outside the small village of Trebes, just east of the fortified city of Carcassonne. It is one of the largest domaines in the Languedoc but only 5 of...
The company was born as a retailer in 1928 in the Veneto region for sales of wines in casks and demi-johns to restaurants and small retailers. In the fifties the family expanded their horizons to selling wines across Central Europe and beyond. Throughout all this expansion, the Botter family retained control and the company is now run by the third generation and from their roots in Veneto they now have a portfolio of wines produced in some of Italy?s finest regions.
Boutique winery Mt Difficulty was an early pioneer in the region. With their founding vineyards established in 1992, Mt Difficulty owns some of the oldest vines and is one of the most respected producers in Central Otago. Situated on the famous Felton Road in Bannockburn, this is a unique and rare area of extremes. Mt Difficulty has harnessed this once brutal terrain to produce premium wines at the forefront of Otago`s and some say New Zealand`s, finest wine production.
The Bodegas was established some 50 years ago by the Forner family, who at the time were owners of a Grand Cru Classe property in Bordeaux. It is situated in the village of Cenicero, in the heart of the Rioja Alta. They are true pioneers in Rioja, with a philosophy to produce wines that are an expression of the fruit and terroir of the region, with their red wines enhanced by judicious ageing in French oak, as well as introducing `unoaked` white and rose wines.
Ramon Bilbao have vineyards in Rioja, La Mancha, Galicia, Ribero del Duero, Rueda and Navarra and is one of the most talked about Spanish producers. Established in 1924 by Ramon Bilbao Murga, a prominent wine trader of his time, today the Bodegas is at the forefront of winemaking in Rioja. Situated in Haro in the Rioja Alta, on the banks of the River Ebro, the Bodegas owns some 75 hectares of the best vineyards of the region. Winemaker Santos Calahorra makes wine with a modern style and together...
The village of Mailly is situated in the heart of the Montagne de Reims, just south of the city of Reims. It is rated as one of the seventeen Grand Cru villages and Mailly has some 70 hectares of vineyards, planted with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Tom Stevenson, the authority on Champagne, in his recent annual Wine Report wrote that Mailly was one of the fastest improving Houses in the region, with winemaker Herve Dantan producing a consistent range of cuvees of excellent quality.
Boutique winery Mt Difficulty was an early pioneer in the region. With their founding vineyards established in 1992, Mt Difficulty owns some of the oldest vines and is one of the most respected producers in Central Otago. Situated on the famous Felton Road in Bannockburn, this is a unique and rare area of extremes. Mt Difficulty has harnessed this once brutal terrain to produce premium wines at the forefront of Otago`s and some say New Zealand`s, finest wine production.
Schubert Wines was established by Kai Schubert, a graduate from the Viticulture and Oenology University in Geisenheim, Germany. Working with eminent winemaker Erni Loosen of Bernkastel, Kai gained huge experience working in Europe, the US and South America. In 1998, he acquired a small established vineyard at Dakins Road, Martinborough. Predominantly focused on Pinot Noir, Kai has expanded plantings to include Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc. Small quantities of white grapes are also planted and...
Geoff Merrill was born in 1953 and was raised on a sheep station in the far north of South Australia until he was 11 years old. The Merrill family then moved to the Barossa Valley, just north of Adelaide, where Geoff`s first links with the wine industry were formed. Following his `apprenticeship` at Chateau Reynella, in 1985 he purchased the historic Mount Hurtle winery. Reknowned for his handle-bar moustache and friendship with many of crickets elite, his talents were recently rewarded when he received...
Vina Tres Palacios is a family-run wine cellar established in 1996 by the Palacios family. The winery and vineyards are situated in a beautiful sub valley called Cholqui which means `birds head` in the native language. This special location sits 250 metres above sea level and stands exposed to cool breezes that come off the Pacific Ocean. Patricio Palacios pioneered the planting of vineyards in this location striving to make Chilean varietal wines which reflect the uniqueness of its terroir and place...
Produced by one of the finest growers in St Veran, adjacent to the villages of Pouilly and Fuisse, from Chardonnay vines situated on chalk and limestone hillsides. Wonderfully structured, showing white fruits with hazel nut and lovely buttery flavours and a a hint of citrus to provide balance. This full bodied southern Burgundy offers much of the richness and complexity of its more famous neighbours Pouilly Fuisse.
The Pisano vineyards belong to a group of small family vignerons with an artisan tradition of making wines that reflect the character of the land and the people. Francesco Pisano arrived in Uruguay in 1870 from Italy (the great grandfather of the current owners). The original vineyards were planted in 1914 by his son Cesare. Today, this winemaking tradition continues and they produce some of the country`s most prestigious and best wines with distinctive character oriented to the high quality, niche...
These lands are magical - they hide astonishing mysteries! When construction began to build the winery a dinosaur was unearthed and in tribute to this 75million year giant, the name Saurus was given in tribute! Alpataco is a shrub commonly found in the Monte Desert, which lies southeast of the Atacama Desert in Chile, north of the larger Patagonian Desert, and east of the Andes. Located at 39? Latitude South in San Patricio del Chanar near Neuquen the Schroeder vineyards are planted on gravelly...
The name Polish River comes from the Polish settlers who came to the area in the early 1850s escaping religious persecution. Pauletts reputation for producing wines of finesse, elegance and intensity is justly deserved with consistent skill and care from vintage to vintage. Neil Paulett graduated from the Roseworthy oenology course in the early 1970s and spent a further ten years honing his winemaking skills at Penfolds before buying his own property in the Clare Valley. Located some 90 minutes...
A dark and fruity wine, with a lot of liquorice, plum, black pepper, clove, blackberry and blackcurrant aromas. The mouth is full and chunky, with good fruit expression. Soft and velvety, with a unique elegance. An easy drinking wine with good complexity and balanced character.
The Clare Valley yields one of the world`s great styles of Riesling. This youthful, dry wine has intense mineral and floral aromas leading to flavours of lime and citrus on the palate. Tropical fruits and citrus dominate the fresh, racy acidity and a distinct minerality comes through on the palate.
Chateau Gachon is located on 15 hectares of clay soils, a mere 400m from the world famous Chateau Petrus, close to the hamlet of Pomerol. Classified within the district of the Montagne Saint-Emilion, it is the property of the Arpin family, vignerons for eight generations, who have invested wisely in new cellar equipment to support a contemporary `modernist` style of winemaking.
This Pinot Grigio and Garganega blend is attractive and easy drinking with a delicate peachy aroma and soft, ripe fruits on the palate. It has a fresh crisp acidity, nuances of almond and citrus, well balanced with flavours of apple and pear on the finish.
Grüner Veltliner represents Austria`s unique contribution to the wine world. It is a variety that makes crisp dry white wines, combining perfume with substance. Immensely fresh aromas of herbs and peach blossom are permeated with fine mineral and peppery undertones, finishing with vibrant acidity.
Cantine Volpi`s wine-making premises are located in Viguzzolo, just outside the Piedmontese town of Tortona. Giuliano Noè has been responsible for the technical side for many years, always aiming at further improvement in the quality. When the wines have completed their initial period of development, they change surrounding for their subsequent maturation and ageing. The cellars where they complete their maturation are located in the out-skirts of Tortona, where an extensive variety of ageing barrels...
Geoff Merrill was born in 1953 and was raised on a sheep station in the far north of South Australia until he was 11 years old. The Merrill family then moved to the Barossa Valley, just north of Adelaide, where Geoff`s first links with the wine industry were formed. Following his `apprenticeship` at Chateau Reynella, in 1985 he purchased the historic Mount Hurtle winery. Reknowned for his handle-bar moustache and friendship with many of crickets elite, his talents were recently rewarded when he received...
The company was born as a retailer in 1928 in the Veneto region for sales of wines in casks and demi-johns to restaurants and small retailers. In the fifties the family expanded their horizons to selling wines across Central Europe and beyond. Throughout all this expansion, the Botter family retained control and the company is now run by the third generation and from their roots in Veneto they now have a portfolio of wines produced in some of Italy?s finest regions.
The hilltop town of Montepulciano lies in the south of Tuscany near the town of Siena. The surrounding vineyards are planted with indigenous Sangiovese grapes (Prugnolo), used to produce one of Italy`s noblest red wines. The Crociani family blend Sangiovese with a little Canaiolo and Mammolo, and traditional winemaking methods encourage extraction of voluptuous fruit character, with a distinct mineral and subtle oak influence after two years in barrel. The wine is ruby red with an orange tint, leading...
This is the fourth Long Gully Single Vineyard Pinot Noir. Long Gully has always displayed classic red to black forest berry characters and for this cooler vintage, blackcurrant and boysenberry really shine through. These same berries dominate the entry onto the palate and flow in a rich vein of fruit through to the mid palate. The wine finishes strongly with fine grained tannins flowing into red berry fruit.
Quinta de Gomariz only started making wines in 2005 and employs the region?s leading winemaker Antonio Sousa. Within a few years Gomariz has won ?Best Wine 2009? against all other Vinho Verde producers at the Vinhos Verdes Regional Contest. Using a number of local grape varieties including Loureiro, Alvarinho, Avesso and Vinhao, the Quinta has become the foremost estate producer in the Minho with a modern range of expressive varietal Vinho Verde wines.
Although the winery was established in Sesma in Navarra as recently as 1999, the family vineyards were planted by the Asensio brothers in the 1980s on limestone and gravel sites that benefit from both Atlantic and Mediterranean climatic influence. Javier Asensio took over the running of the winery and employed winemaker José Manuel Echeverria whose brilliant interpretation of Bordeaux varietals combined with the traditional Navarra Tempranillo grape, are exceptional.
This top boutique estate is located in the cool Cholqui Valley on the western slopes of Maipo. This ultra premium red has been crafted to show the unique characteristics that can be achieved from this special terroir. Bursting with violet colour, complex on the nose with strong cherry, blackcurrant and a hint of smooth chocolate, with a backbone of spice and hints of forest aromas. Round and elegant on the palate with distinctive and sweet tannins.
The dominant figure in Estremadura, where the IGP Lisboa wines are produced, is winemaker José Neiva, of DFJ Vinhos. At his imposing `wine cathedral` he makes a broad range of overtly appealing red wines characterised by their ripe, accessible fruit, lush textures and good concentration, and clean citrusy whites, all at very reasonable prices. Neiva is quite open about the interventionist winemaking techniques that he uses to wring every drop of flavour from his grapes resulting in a very modern...
Founded in 1916, this wonderful estate is located below `The Little Tower of Babylon` on the steep hillside vineyards in Paarl. This prominent producer has been at the forefront of quality wine production for many years. Currently under the stewardship of third generation Michael Back, they are making considerable waves in the international market. Recently achieving carbon neutral status, the first in South Africa. They constantly strive to produce the highest quality grapes using natural and...
Ramon Bilbao have vineyards in Rioja, La Mancha, Galicia, Ribero del Duero, Rueda and Navarra and is one of the most talked about Spanish producers. Established in 1924 by Ramon Bilbao Murga, a prominent wine trader of his time, today the Bodegas is at the forefront of winemaking in Rioja. Situated in Haro in the Rioja Alta, on the banks of the River Ebro, the Bodegas owns some 75 hectares of the best vineyards of the region. Winemaker Santos Calahorra makes wine with a modern style and together...
The Pisano vineyards belong to a group of small family vignerons with an artisan tradition of making wines that reflect the character of the land and the people. Francesco Pisano arrived in Uruguay in 1870 from Italy (the great grandfather of the current owners). The original vineyards were planted in 1914 by his son Cesare. Today, this winemaking tradition continues and they produce some of the country`s most prestigious and best wines with distinctive character oriented to the high quality, niche...
This select wine of limited production is a nice straw colour with pale gold on the rim. Complex bouquet of fresh fruit with a slight hint of almonds. In the mouth, there are mineral notes, silky tannins and is well balanced. There is a touch of oak giving this wine a refreshing vivacity.
The name Polish River comes from the Polish settlers who came to the area in the early 1850s escaping religious persecution. Pauletts reputation for producing wines of finesse, elegance and intensity is justly deserved with consistent skill and care from vintage to vintage. Neil Paulett graduated from the Roseworthy oenology course in the early 1970s and spent a further ten years honing his winemaking skills at Penfolds before buying his own property in the Clare Valley. Located some 90 minutes...
An eighteenth century mansion in the village of Casalotto in the Piemonte region represents the original nucleus of the Sperone family`s Nierano estate. Its origins began when Antonio Sperone began making wine in 1911. Today the company is still a family concern and is considered to be amongst the most important of Italian producers.
The fortunes of central Spain`s Verdejo grape have been rejuvinated by modern winemaking, creating fresh, light and aromatic dry wines. Its stronghold is Rueda, south of the Duero river, where Rioja house Ramon Bilbao produce Mone Blanco. It has a bright straw yellow colour with greenish hues, is a crisp fresh wine with delicate aromas of tropical fruit and hints of fennel and aniseed. A soft mouth feel with citrus and mineral notes leads to a lingering finish on the palate.
J-B Adam is one of the oldest estates in Alsace, with 19 ha of organic vineyard in the Haut Rhin village of Ammerschwir. The granite slopes of Grand Cru ?Kaefferkopf? provide the backdrop to the village and produce the estate?s pride, an unforgettable Riesling; fragrant with white flowers, unusual elegance and intense racy acidity. A year short of their 400th anniversary, J-B Adam remains in safe family hands, guided by the 14th generation of Adams, Jean-Baptiste and his daughters Laure, Pauline...
They produced only 28 barrels of this flagship blend using all four of the classic Bordeaux varieties giving extra dimension. A classic Laibach red wine, dark in colour with aromas of cassis, pencil shavings and wild spices. Quality oak adds creamy complexity leading to a lovely ripe juicy red flavour with elegance and finesse. This finishes with a stylish almost savoury and velvety overtone. Gold medal winner at the important Michaelangelo International Wine Awards.
The key to top quality Burgundy is the skill of the producer and here its talented winemaker Nathalie (former winemaker at La Chablissiene) who crafts outstanding examples from this famous region.She married Gilles Fevre a son of the William Fevre Dynasty, whose vineyards are renowned for the production of some of the finest wines in the region. This is a winning combination and they have received many accolades for their wines. Great believers in letting the grapes `do the talking` with as little...
The Pisano vineyards belong to a group of small family vignerons with an artisan tradition of making wines that reflect the character of the land and the people. Francesco Pisano arrived in Uruguay in 1870 from Italy (the great grandfather of the current owners). The original vineyards were planted in 1914 by his son Cesare. Today, this winemaking tradition continues and they produce some of the country`s most prestigious and best wines with distinctive character oriented to the high quality, niche...
Two bottles of each wine, including light Pinot Grigio from Italy's Veneto region, apple-fresh Chenin from the Cape and ripe, fruit-rich Australian Chardonnay. Plus, there's delicious Viognier from Chile, top-notch Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and White Burgundy which is just perfect with the turkey dinner.
Simon and Monica Coulshaw identified the exceptional potential of Domaine des Trinites in 2006 and moved the family to the Languedoc after visiting and dismissing more that 100 unsuitable vineyard sites. A confirmed ?terroirist? and believer in the principals of biodynamics, Simon is already producing wines of outstanding quality at Trinites, located within the hills of Faugères and is amongst the first growers to bottle the newly created Coteaux du Languedoc Pezenas.
Vina Tres Palacios is a family-run wine cellar established in 1996 by the Palacios family. The winery and vineyards are situated in a beautiful sub valley called Cholqui which means `birds head` in the native language. This special location sits 250 metres above sea level and stands exposed to cool breezes that come off the Pacific Ocean. Patricio Palacios pioneered the planting of vineyards in this location striving to make Chilean varietal wines which reflect the uniqueness of its terroir and place...
Located in the high altitude Tupungato Valley region of Mendoza, this modern winery benefits from a long, cool growing season and strong UV sunlight that helps maximise the aromas and complexity of the resulting grapes.Tupungato sits at the western extreme of Mendoza right at the foot of the Andes mountains with an elevation of 1,200 meters giving benefit to the vineyards from a much cooler climate, abundant sun, and sharp contrast between day and night temperatures. When all the above is combined...
This superb family owned wine estate is one of the old farms in Robertson and is situated in the Klaas Voogds area, eight kilometres east of old town of Robertson. The farm was established in 1864 by Alwyn Burger, and today it is under the stewardship of the 5th and 6th generations of the Burger family, Johnny and Kobus. Together father and son oversee the winemaking process with a real hands-on approach both for the viticulture and vinification to produce Rietvallei`s prestigious wines.
Established in 1967 by Maurice Grignon, the family winemaking and trading company originally specialised in the production and sale of wine-making materials. Then in 1992, the company was sold and became an Association of Cooperatives and started producing wines from Languedoc- Roussillon. In 1996, the company made significant investments into modern equipment, improved storage and now specialises in the production of high quality wines. The name Foncalieu is made up of letters of villages in the...
A mouthwatering selection of the best of Italian winemaking. This 12-bottle mixed case includes classic Soave, soft, dry Pinot Grigio and refreshingly sparkling Prosecco. The reds include cherry-scented Valpolicella, soft, plummy Salice Salentino from southern Puglia and deliciously easy-drinking Sangiovese. SAVE £25 on this case by using exclusive promotional code ITALY25.
The house of Bollinger was established in 1829, and is situated in the Grand Cru village of Ay, at the foot of the Montagne de Reims. The house own extensive vineyards in the Grand and Premier cru villages, which provide 70% of the house requirements. Bollinger is famed for producing classic Pinot dominated blends, which allow the wines to age gracefully.
The Alliance Loire represents the combined interests of many complementary local caves and co-operatives from Nantes to Vouvray. These members own significant vineyard in the main appellations of the west and central Loire. Across this region the land varies from alluvial gravel to limestone, schist and a mix of clay and chalk. Anjou rose is produced by the Caves des Vignerons de Saumur, one of the trend-setting forces in the Loire. The cave`s team ensure that member growers use little interferance...
The combination of high altitude vineyard, small yields and dedicated winemaking ensure that Massimo di Lenardo?s Pinot Grigio has fantastic definition of pure fruit flavours and a wonderful rounded balance. The palate is subtle yet rich with the flavours of peach, pear and melon and there is a soft, creamy texture with fresh acidity to match.
Located in the high altitude Tupungato Valley region of Mendoza, this modern winery benefits from a long, cool growing season and strong UV sunlight that helps maximise the aromas and complexity of the resulting grapes.Tupungato sits at the western extreme of Mendoza right at the foot of the Andes mountains with an elevation of 1,200 meters giving benefit to the vineyards from a much cooler climate, abundant sun, and sharp contrast between day and night temperatures. When all the above is combined...
Domaine Gautheron is situated in the village of Fleys, to the east of the town of Chablis and overlooked by the steep slopes of les Fourneaux. This estate of only 28 hectares has been in the Gautheron family for seven generations. The domaine makes traditional Chablis and Vaucoupin, with fermentation and maturation avoiding wood to preserve the fresh steely flavours and unique influence of the chalky vineyard soils. The old vine cuvees exceed 65 years old and are partly matured in oak. Since 200...
During the early 1800?s Stanlake Park became the seat of Rev. Sir. Nathaniel Duckenfield, who had been vicar of St.Martin in the Fields. The Estate was bought in 1847 by George Barker and stayed in the Barker family until 1951. Around 1882, the estate enjoyed a well publicised visit from Queen Victoria and was recorded in great detail by the vicar of Hurst. The owners of Stanlake in the second half of the 20th century were the Leighton family, of which Jon Leighton had the vision to create a Vineyard...
Cesare Pisano arrived in 1914 and today his descendents produce some of Uruguays finest wines. All production is artisan and hand crafted with tiny annual volumes of about only 25,000 cases. This fabulous dry and aromatic white has spice and fruit notes combined with generous flowery aromas of apples and pears blossom. Reminiscence of figs and citrus on the palate all balanced by a delicious tangy acidity and a long finish.
  Best Tempranillo in the World   Hand-crafted Rioja from seventy year-old vines, voted 'Best Tempranillo in the World'. Every step in the vinification is meticulously controlled, including two years in new French oak casks. The result is bright, opaque wine with purple hues. Aromas of black berries, smoked wood and nutmeg come to the fore with a lovely, soft mouthfeel. Superb with dishes such as roast lamb, wild mushrooms or soft cheeses. Take a look at what Antonio Salinas...
Bright gold with irridescent glints, the fresh nose gives scents of peach and honeysuckle. In the mouth, grapefruit and nectarine dominate with a slight orange finish.
J-B Adam is one of the oldest estates in Alsace, with 19 ha of organic vineyard in the Haut Rhin village of Ammerschwir. The granite slopes of Grand Cru ?Kaefferkopf? provide the backdrop to the village and produce the estate?s pride, an unforgettable Riesling; fragrant with white flowers, unusual elegance and intense racy acidity. A year short of their 400th anniversary, J-B Adam remains in safe family hands, guided by the 14th generation of Adams, Jean-Baptiste and his daughters Laure, Pauline...
Limited production Crianza, fermented in large oak barrel rather than steel vat and matured in barrique for 14 months in French oak and a further 9 months in bottle before release. The wine displays an intense dark garnet colour with aromas of fresh red berry, plum and cherry followed by subtle oak and smoked notes on the palate, with well structured tannins and a long balanced finish.
The key to top quality Burgundy is the skill of the producer and here its talented winemaker Nathalie (former winemaker at La Chablissiene) who crafts outstanding examples from this famous region.She married Gilles Fevre a son of the William Fevre Dynasty, whose vineyards are renowned for the production of some of the finest wines in the region. This is a winning combination and they have received many accolades for their wines. Great believers in letting the grapes `do the talking` with as little...
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