Deep ruby with exuberant dark berry aromas, interesting oak spice and black pepper on the nose. Medium bodied and sleek on entry with succulent black and blue fruit flavours brushed with dark chocolate and spice flavours. Smooth textured tannins support the well balanced perfectly integrated blend right through to a vibrant juicy finish.
Serve as an effortless social sipping wine for any occasion. Also recommended as a great match with BBQ steaks, ribs and burgers, roast lamb shank, tomato based pasta dishes or mature cheese.
BELLINGHAM THE BERNARD SERIES
Deep ruby with tints of purple on the rim. Liberal black cherry, ripe mulberry and raspberry confit aromas delivering a mouthful of plum pudding, smoked meat flavours and savoury hints of truffle flavour beautifully balanced with brushes of violet and winter spice oak integration on a long succulently fruited finish. Drinking well already, although promises to develop savoury richness, secondary intrigue and definitive smoothness with up to 10 years bottle maturation.
Less gives more. The grapes used to make this Pinotage wine are selected from old un-irrigated bush vines growing in ancient and weathered soils. Low-yields ensure that each berry is packed with flavour concentration, which is further enhanced by maturing the wine for 18 months in French oak barrels. The wine exudes sensual flavours unique to Pinotage, including ripe black fruit, smoked meat and a hint of truffle.
CASTELLO DI AMA CHIANTI GRAN SELEZIONE
San Lorenzo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione of Castello di Ama rubbing the denomination Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione, ie the non plus ultra in terms of quality and origin in the Chianti Classico, is the flagship product of this winery. The grapes are produced entirely in the San Lorenzo area, within the company. It is precisely the origin of the grapes that gives the name to this Chianti. They are the oldest vines of the company which, having at least ten years of age, with a perfect phenolic maturity guarantee exceptional organoleptic characteristics. With a careful assembly of Sangiovese, the prince of Chianti and Malvasia Nera and Merlot grapes elegant and intense aromas of ripe red fruit are obtained. The full and soft taste is obtained with a refinement in wood, 20% in barriques of first passage and the rest in used barriques. The San Lorenzo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG of Castello di Ama still maintains a good freshness that makes it a refined and elegant wine, suitable not only for the traditional Tuscan gastronomic dishes.
CATENA ZAPATA ALTA MALBEC
Catena Alta Malbec shows a saturated dark violet colour. The nose offers freshly ground, ripe berry fruits with layers of wild flowers, mocha and tobacco. The mouthfeel is full with excellent weight and concentration with a soft and silky texture. The mid palate offers rich cassis and black currant fruit flavours interwoven with hints of chocolate, vanilla and black pepper. It finishes with a wonderful minerality, finely grained tannins and lively acidity.
Deep violet in colour with indigo highlights. On the nose there are aromas of ripe red and black berry fruits with notes of violets and lavender and hints of leather and a touch of spice. This full-bodied wine is rich with sweet tannins and a smooth structure, offering multiple layers of blackberries and black currant with hints of licorice, vanilla, and black pepper. The finish is lengthy and shows beautiful minerality with fine tannins and lively acidity. Pairs well with a variety of grilled meats but especially with more full-flavored dishes like barbecued leg of lamb.
CATENA ZAPATA ALTA MENDOZA CABERNET
Before the world recognized Catena’s Argentina as “malbec country”, the winery was known for its old-world style Cabernet Sauvignon born in the clay-soils of Agrelo. The family cherishes its historic Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in Agrelo and Tupungato, particularly for their ageability and classic flavors. Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from Lot 3 of the La Pirámide vineyard, Lot 2 of the Domingo vineyard and Lot 2 of the Nicasia Vineyard. Elevage: 18 months in French oak barrels.
Catena Alta is an assemblage of historic rows within the Catena family Estate vineyards. The blend of these historic rows, like the marriage of sounds that create a symphony, yields a highly aromatic and elegant wine that speaks for the earth and the vines that have been tended by the Catenas for four generations. The Catena Alta wines can usually be drunk starting at three years after harvest and into the following one to two decades.
CHATEAU HAUT MAYNE
This dense wine, with a deep, dark, garnet red colour, offers a well-balanced, spicy nose, with hints of the wood and very pronounced fruity aromas. Balanced and firm, full-bodied with a pleasant delicacy.
CHATEAU LYNCH BAGES GRAND CRU CLASSE
A very attractive bouquet with crisp blackberry, sous-bois and graphite aromas that are very controlled. The palate is medium-bodied with taut tannins and again, crisp acidity. Firm tannins and a long finish.
Serve with roast meat dishes, stews and mature cheeses.
CHEVAL DES ANDES
Red ruby color with violet highlights. The nose is complex and elegant. It shows notes of tobacco and white pepper followed by some notes of ripe yellow fruits such as apricot, peach, black fig and quince jam. On the palate, the first impression is driven by mentholated hints. A very balanced character between acidity and the dense silkiness of the tannins impacts on the elegant finish of this Grand Cru.
FELTON ROAD BANNOCKBURN
Dark cherry, rosehip and wafts of perfumed leather lead into notes of omega plum, cinnamon spice, nutmeg and dried thyme on the palate. Seamless tannins are immediately embracing with a richengaging fruitiness coating the finish. A complete and harmonious Pinot Noir that accurately and sensitively epitomises itsfine Bannockburn vineyard origins.
James Suckling – “A wine that really acts like the village wine for Felton Road with a number of vineyards contributing to an overall look and feel of the vintage, and this is full of pleasure. Smells super bright and fragrant with rose-like perfume, mulberries, boysenberries, poached strawberries and cherry compote. A little spice and bracken and some flurries of toasty oak. The palate’s silky and creamy, flowing on velvety tannins, while the acidity holds ripe plum and cherry flavors vibrant and tangy. Drink now. Almost drinks itself!”
GIESEN ESTATE PINOT NOIR WAIRAU VALLEY
An expressive wine with aromas of red cherry, plum, dry spice and earthy mushroom notes. The vibrant fruit driven palate shows concentrated red fruit with savoury flavours and well rounded yet firm tannins with great length. The palate will develop greater richness and complexity with time in the bottle.
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2008 Amon-Ra opens with profound aromas of black berry compote, baking spices, smoked bacon with a whiff of anise and some fertile loam. The palate is full-bodied and concentrated with very full and rich warm berry flavors lifted by very lively acid. The tannins are medium to firm and velvety on the long finish.
GRANT BURGE 5TH GENERATION
Grant Burge is the 5th Generation of his family to be involved in winemaking in the Barossa Valley. Such a long and distinguished history deserves to be celebrated and here they do it with their 5th Generation Shiraz. A Barossa icon in itself, Shiraz from region displays ripe, dense and complex fruit weight and the 5th Generation delivers on all fronts. A delicious mid-palate followed by sublime length of flavour round out a fantastic Barossa Shiraz buy.
The palate is full silky with rich layers of black fruit, blackberry and subtle black pepper notes. The soft integrated tannin profile gives the wine a real elegance and mid palate structure. The multi-layered depth of flavours and long lingering finish give this wine an impressive length and structure.
GRANT BURGE THE HOLY TRINITY
The Holy Trinity is a rich, deep magenta. There are vibrant fruit aromas of cherries, blackcurrant and raspberries, with underlying notes of sweet spices, liquorice and delicate florals adding complexity. The palate is silky-smooth, with fine tannins and acidity complementing the flavour of sweet dark fruit and spice, giving the wine abundant length and concentration of flavour. This wine reflects the refinement which can be achieved with this blend of varieties. The intensity, texture and structure suggest that it will continue to develop more complexity for the next 10 years. The Holy Trinity Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre is well suited to game meats such as roast duck with Chinese greens and slow-cooked venison.
LAPOSTOLLE CUVEE ALEXCANDRE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
As a general winemaking philosophy, Cuvée Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon’s direction is toward elegance, balance and ageing potential. To express the terroir of Apalta is the mission of Lapostolle, using very natural process with minimal intervention.
“The Cabernet Sauvignon from Colchagua has a true identity: intense red fruit and a structure to age many years. Here in Apalta, the fact that the vines are eighty years old and planted in high density gives the wine an extra layer of complexity”.
LE SERRE NUOVE DELL'ORNELLAIA, BOLGHERI
“A marvellous summer and a cool, sunny September made it possible to achieve perfect maturation of the grapes despite the difficult flowering period, with wines that express a particularly elegant side. Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia 2013 has an intense, bright colour. The nose is vibrant and fruity underscored by delicate toasty notes. On the palate, the smooth, silky texture contrasts with tannins of great freshness. Whilst its structure will enable it to mellow with age, the crispness of the fruit and its soft, fine character make it perfect to enjoy straight away.”
LE VOLTE DELL'ORNELLAIA
“The 2014 vintage was the most challenging in our memory, but has nevertheless enabled us to produce high quality wines that give immense pleasure. The late ripening of the grapes have made it possible to express the crispness and freshness of the fruit to best effect. What is striking is the high quality of the tannins on the palate: silky, refined and without any sharp edges, albeit with a lower density than in hotter vintages. Le Volte dell’Ornellaia is a balanced, harmonious and very drinkable wine thanks in particular to the beautiful Merlots of 2014.”
LOUIS JADOT COTE DE BEAUNE VILLAGE
Louis Jadot’s Côte de Beaune Villages AOC has a glossy ruby red colour with shades of violet.
The fruity aromatic bouquet unfolds black currants and juicy cherries. The delicately structured taste is very soft on the palate. The latter is characterised by its wonderful balance of fruity berry aromas, juicy tannins and fine spicy hints of moss and undergrowth.
A delicious accompaniment to poultry liver, roasted poultry, wild fowl, quails and typical Burgundy specialities such as boeuf bourgignon and jambon persillé (ham aspic with parsley). It is also delicious with strong, spicy cheeses such as Reblochon and Brie.
LUCA "OLD VINE"
Average Vineyard Elevation: 3150 feet; Aging: 16 Months 60% new French barrels, 40% second use French barrels.
Loads of spice and black cherry cola aromas with notes of cocoa. The berry flavors really pop on the palate as the wine has both good depth and very lively acidity that leads to an incredibly long finish. A bottom note of freshly brewed espresso keeps the mouth watering too.
Pairs well with venison, wild game, steak, pork quail, all types of lamb and medium strong cheese.
LUCA LABORDE DOUBLE SELECT SHIRAZ
Representing the “next generation” in a great wine dynasty is not easy, but Laura Catena is taking up the challenge. She is focused on a new breed of small quantity, artisan-quality wines true to their individual terroirs. Luca’s wines start with some of Argentina’s best old-vine grapes, while rigorous vineyard management and state-of-the-art winemaking techniques round-out the quality level sought out by top wine collectors and connoisseurs.
Beautiful deep purple color. The nose is like walking into a gentlemen’s poker parlor: aromas of cigar, leather, and smoked meat fill the nose with hints of toasty oak, forest floor and baking spice. Well-structured tannins support big fruit flavors of blackberry jam, black spiced cherries, ground black pepper and just a hint of rhubarb. Nice, lingering finish. Lush, long and loveable.
LUCA UCO VALLEY PINOT NOIR
This wine’s Burgundian style makes it one of Argentina’s leading and highest-regarded Pinots.
Beautiful garnet color with aromas of wild strawberries, saddle leather and cola root. A complex Pinot with notes of leather, spice, and cherry/raspberry confiture on the palate. Amazing aroma and finishes with an enjoyable Burgundian bent.
Pairs well with foods such as lamb chops, grilled salmon, roasted duck or chicken, and game birds. Pinot lovers may just go ahead and drink it all by itself!
M.CHAPOUTIER COTES DU RHONE
Open and very precise nose with notes of red fruits. Ripe raspberry, strawberry, flowers and violet-like aromas that go with a beautiful texture and a forward, hard-to-resist profile. Elegant finish.
Pairs well with cold cuts, lamb, meat stews, pasta with tomato sauce, grilled meat and mature cheese.
MAISON LOUIS JADOT BOURGOGNE
Louis Jadot has recently completed a winery dedicated exclusively to the production of its Bourgogne Pinot Noir. Jadot’s numerous long-term relationships with wine growers guarantee that the highest-quality fruit is sourced every year from vineyards across the Burgundy appellation. To further elevate the quality, Jadot practices réplis, or declassifying some wines of higher appellations, which are added to the final blend.
MARCHESI ANTINORI "TIGNANELLO"
Intensely ruby red in color with purple highlights, the 2013 Tignanello shows an intense nose of ripe red fruit in addition to notes of vanilla, chocolate, and leather imparted from the oak. Spicy and balsamic sensations give additional complexity in the layers of aromatics. The wine is ample and enveloping on the palate with supple tannins and a savory freshness that fully respects the character and personality of the Sangiovese grape. The balance between acidity and tannins is excellent and the finish and aftertaste are of a lovely length and persistence.
James Suckling – “This is amazing on the nose with blackberry, black truffle, dried cherry and hints of tobacco. So complex on the nose. Almost no need to taste it. Full body, soft and velvety tannins, and a persistent, fabulous finish. The mouthfeel is magic. 80% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink or hold.”
MICHELE CHIARLO BAROLO CANNUBI
Michele Chiarlo was founded in 1956 by the sole and present owners, Michele and Giuseppina Chiarlo. Son of over seven generations of esteemed wine growers, Mr. Chiarlo is today one of the most respected producers of the fine wines of Piedmont and a leading figure in its viticultural industry. Cannubi is a paradigm of Barolo with features from the Helvation and Tortonian soil, notes of liquorice and sweet tobacco accompanying full round tannins. It reaches complete maturity after 6/7 years with its complexity and aristocracy.
MITOLO JESTER CABERNET
Bright and fresh with signature Cabernet Sauvignon characteristics of red capsicum, menthol, violet and mixed herbs. Full bodied and mouth filling with juicy red cherry, blackcurrant and cassis, intertwined with savoury dark chocolate and tobacco. The Amarone component adds to a textured finish with great length and savoury tannins.
MITOLO JESTER SHIRAZ
Pure and unobstructed by new oak, the nose is lifted with dark fruit flavours of blackberry, choc-mint, and anise. The palate is concentrated with a luscious rolling texture and packed with fresh blackberry, dark chocolate and liquorice flavours. Silky tannins that linger, providing a drying, savoury finish.
Pairs well with grilled red meat and mature cheese.
MONTES PURPLE ANGEL
The grapes for Purple Angel come from Montes’ own vineyards in Apalta and Marchigüe, arguably two of the finest sites in the Colchagua Valley. In Apalta, vines are planted on 45° slopes, providing good exposure to achieve ripeness. Cool ocean breezes and low nighttime temperatures moderate this warm area, permitting slow development and retention of varietal aromas and acidity. Marchigüe is slightly cooler because of its closer proximity to the ocean. Conditions are dry, reducing the threat of fungal disease and resulting in consistently healthy harvests. All grapes were hand harvested.
Purple Angel displays the rich flavours typical of Carménère. The addition of Petit Verdot gives spice, colour, structure and acidity. Deep ruby red in colour, the wine has alluring red and blackberry notes on the nose. The palate is densely concentrated, with spice and mocha lingering on the finish.
A wine with medium-high depth of color — black-cherry red with garnet hues. First, red-fruit notes appear on the nose, with hints of fennel and scrubby heathland, all nicely balanced by smokey aromas from the time spent in medium-toasted wood. Underlying hints of vanilla come through with coffee notes. On the palate, there is a full mouth-feel with slightly mentholated nuances and white chocolate. The vanilla reappears and the red-berry fruit aromas found on the nose persist, with an elegant acidity which makes the aftertaste long. This wine can be paired with veal, Iberian pork charcuterie and some types of casseroles (stew).
This wine is ruby-red with glints of brick-red and a medium-high depth of colour. Dense legs which provide you with a sequence of patterns around the sides of the glass. Initially you can find notes of red fruit aromas such as blackberries and reminders of spices. This is all well balanced by smoked aromas from its time in wood which had received a light-to-medium toasting. A subtle vanilla pod aroma coming through with roast coffee nuances. A smooth, mellow attack, with tannins wrapping the sides of the mouth with hints of menthol. In the finish the interesting lingering persistence is worthy of note. Food pairing: You can pair this wine with veal, Iberian ham and charcuterie and some kinds of stews and hotpots.
“What appeared to be a disadvantage for the 2013 vintage – late budding and flowering – proved to be a major advantage thanks to a warm summer and month of September offering textbook conditions for harvesting, with cool temperatures but a prevalence of sunny weather. This resulted in slow but complete ripening with great balance and a delightful aromatic quality, which we like to define as “Elegance”. Ornellaia 2013, with its dense, vibrant colour, has a nose of splendid aromatic complexity built around a limpid and brilliant fruitiness, underscored by refined spicy and balsamic notes. The mouth develops vibrant and complex fruity nuances framed by a dense, slender structure with tannins that attain a rare harmony between firmness and fleshiness, concluding with a long balanced and fresh finish.”
PAUILLAC DE LYNCH BAGES
Deep colour, with finely wooded aromas of red fruit and spices. The mouth is well rounded, with silky tannins. Very nice freshness, with elegant and suave finish.
Serve with red meat, lamb, quail, stews, game birds or game.
PESQUERA RESERVA, A. FERNANDEZ
Tinto Pesquera Reserva 2015 is a wine that all wine lovers need to try. Tempranillo grape of the highest quality and the know-how of Familia Fernández Rivera come together in this great red wine with good ageing potential.
A very elegant, fine and silky wine. With well-rounded tannins and just the right touch of acidity to bring freshness and vivacity throughout long bottle ageing. Intense and prolonged finish.
Perfect for accompanying hard cheeses, stews, casseroles and a lovely roast lamb.
Intense, concentrated and deep ruby-red, this wine offers complex aromas of red and black fruits, with spice and wild herb notes. In the mouth, the rich flavors are dense, yet elegant, harmonious and graceful, with sweet but firm tannins. With a long finish, this wine’s depth and structure will ensure an extraordinary evolution in bottle.
James Suckling – “Fabulous structure for a Sassicaia with powerful, polished, chewy tannins and ripe, subtle fruit. Aromas of blueberries, blackcurrants, rosemary and lavender. Full body, bright acidity and a savory finish. Juicy and lively. Better to drink this beginning in 2020 but so impressive now. “
STAG'S LEAP HANDS OF TIME
This Napa Valley red wine blend offers aromas of boysenberry, fig and red currant along with hints of clove and dried fruit. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied and textured with lingering dried fruit and mixed berry flavors on the finish.
The wine, a Bordeaux blend, is a tribute to the dedication of crafting elegantly balanced fine wines that has been passed down from teacher to student though the Hands of Time.
TEDESCHI "MARNE 180" AMARONE
About the name “Marne 180”: Marne means marl, the variety of soil on which we’ve planted our vineyards; 180 are the degrees of exposure of our vineyards, from south-west to south-east. This wine is made from grapes harvested in various vineyards located on hills in the Valpolicella area (Mezzane and Tregnago hills). Different sources and different grape varieties are important to obtain a well-balanced wine with the fine structure that only a few single areas in the Valpolicella zone can provide.
TERRAZAS RESERVA CABERNET
Intense garnet red. Predominance of spicy notes of thyme and green pepper in harmony with an intense black fruit and figs background. A gentle and full wine. In the mouth, it reveals a precise and long finish.
Pair with slow cooked lamb with spicy sauce and fresh salad or mashed potatoes.
Wine Spectator – “A broad-textured red, with mocha notes to the roasted plum and dark cherry flavors. Dried mint and sage details show midpalate. The finish lingers with plenty of dark chocolate accents.”
TERRAZAS RESERVA MALBEC
Bright red color with purple shades. Intense floral and fruity notes. Presence of violets, ripe black cherry and plum aromas. ReIts sweet and juicy mouthfeel delivers finesse, delicate tannins and an elegant finish of black fruits. veals a toasty and spicy character of black pepper and chocolate.
Pair with Tuna Carpaccio and Red Fruits Vinaigrette, Tenderloin served with Mediterranean Ratatouille and Moist Semisweet Chocolate Cake over Mascarpone and Red Fruits Ice Cream.
VILLA ANTINORI CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA
Villa Antinori Classic, an intense ruby red color, features an equally intense nose of red fruit, raspberries and blueberries, followed by hints of oak and spices, particularly cloves, on the aromatic finish. On the palate, the wine is immediately vibrant and very territorial in character. The tannins are supple but well present. The finish and aftertaste are fruity and the light notes of oak long and lingering.
Pairs very well with red meat and aged cheese.
Viñedo Chadwick has a deep violet-ruby-red colour with an intense, complex nose that recalls red fruits such as raspberries and cherries with a light floral note intermingled with cassis and tobacco. The fruit character is confirmed and heightened on the palate by its excellent acidity. The result is a very fresh wine that is ample and juicy with good volume and elegant tannins that lend excellent structure complemented by a light touch of cedar, chocolate, and sweet spices. A wine with tremendous cellaring potential.
VISTALBA "CORTE B"
Intense bordeaux color with brillant violet hues. Fresh prunes aromas, dry fig and blackberries. Barrel aromas such as tabacco, vanilla and cedarwood. Sweet and velvety tannis. Great volume and body. Cacao, dark chocolate and subtle coffee notes can be found on its long lasting finish.
Pairs well with grilled red meats, roast game birds, mature cheese.
VISTALBA "CORTE C"
Intense red color. Red fruit aromas, prunes and rippen cherries. Sweet entrance, silky tannis. Ripened cherries and dry fruits such as alomd and nuts.
Pairs well with meat, pasta, stews, leumes, mature cheese.
VISTALBA “CORTE A”
The estate’s vineyards are about 980 metres above sea level and lie in the Luján de Cuyo region surrounding the city of Mendoza. These vineyards are sustainably managed without the use of pesticides and herbicides; rye is grown as a cover crop between the rows. Manually harvested grapes reach the winery in small boxes and a traditional fermentation is carried out in concrete vats; the cap is subject to punching down and pumping over. Varieties are generally fermented separately due to different ripening and harvest dates, however, a micro-vinification is also carried out to co-ferment parcels of Malbec and Bonarda. The wine undergoes an 18 month maturation in French oak barrels, 60% new. The nose shows complex aromas of dark chocolate, prune and tobacco; the palate develops a sweet, ripe fruit theme, followed by notes of chocolate and spice.
ARBOLEDA ACONCAGUA CHARDONNAY
Every vintage of the Arboleda Chardonnay stands out for its great elegance and complexity. The grapes for this wine come from selected blocks in the Chilhué Vineyard that are characterised by the high content of weathered schist-type rock, which gives the wine a uniquely mineral character.
The property’s natural soil, climate and topographical conditions lend the wine vivid acidity that stands in perfect balance with the structure, weight and subtle creaminess given by the fermentation and aging in previously used French oak barrels.
This light greenish-yellow Chardonnay stands out for its fine, delicate structure and good balance. The fresh and complex nose offers aromas of mandarin orange, orange blossom, white peach and light notes of pear. The palate impresses with vibrant acidity and its characteristic minerality.
This light silvery-yellow Chardonnay stands out for its fine, delicate structure andgood balance. The fresh, complex nose offers floral and citrus aromas framed bysubtle notes of pastry and nuts. The palate offers impressively vibrant acidity with achalky texture complemented by its characteristic minerality.
Bright, focused citrus aromatics of grapefruit and kaffir lime abound, supported by subtle tropical notes. A silky, concentrated palate reveals ripe, juicy stone fruit and lemongrass, supported by a subtle minerality. Its racy acidity leads toward a mouth-watering, persistent finish, suggesting a sauvignon blanc with ageability.
This wine will complement fish, poultry, white meats and cured meats.
DOMAINE CHRISTIAN MOREAU GRAND CRU LES CLOS
“All Time Top 10 Burgundy Domaines” proclaimed Clive Coates MW. An amazing feat, as their first vintage was only in 2002. These are wonderfully sited vineyards which for generations have been the personal property of the Moreau family. Christian, a larger than life personality, together with his highly qualified oenologue son Fabien are making spectacular hand-crafted Chablis. All of their grapes are hand picked from vines which average 40-60 years old. The village Chablis is completely vinified in stainless steel. The 1er and Grand Crus are predominantly vinified in stainless steel, but also see some barrel fermentation and maturation – but never more that 10% new oak. They are brilliant, bracing, classic, minerally Chablis.
A combination of fresh lemon, fusil, crushed chalk and white truffle in the nose. Musky narcissus and peony adding seductive intrigue. Peach kernel and citrus rind add piquancy to an expansive an sustained finish.
DOMAINE VINCENT DAMPT CHABLIS
Power, fruitiness and minerality characterize the typicity and authenticity of this Premier Cru from the left bank of the Serein. A meal wine which will then express all its richness!
The Vaillons has a pale, bright gold colour and is powerful, rich and balanced on the palate. Its fruity character leads the way towards a wonderfully mineral finish.
FANTINEL BORGO TESIS PINOT GRIGIO
Varyingly dark straw yellow with a copper rim. The nose has multilayered floral fragrances which evolve with age into a mature bouquet. Zesty on the palate with a good body which displays balance and authenticity.
Pairs well with hors d’oeuvre, fish dishes, pasta or rice dishes and soups.
GIESEN ESTATE SAUVIGNON BLANC
The fruit and aroma spectrum shows a greater depth of tropical notes with a distinct greener profile running through as well. This is an aromatic blend displaying aromas of elderflower, kaffir lime leaf, pink grapefruit and dried herb. The palate has a vibrant citrus focus with considerable fruit concentration finishing crisp and bright.
Pairs well with oysters, lobster, ceviche, risotto and goat cheese.
HENRI BOURGEOIS SANCERRE BLANC "LES BARONNES"
For ten generations now the Bourgeois family has devoted its passion and values to Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, becoming Sancerre’s most well-known producer. The company is now led by the current generation of the family – Jean-Marie and Remi Bourgeois. The winery and family base is the village of Chavignol, and Domaine holdings can be found on a mosaic of plots throughout Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé. Each plot is isolated and worked in respect of its origin to reveal, in the most precise and true way, the expression of its terroir, whether we are talking Kimmeridgian marls, flint, or limestone clay soils. We see this expressed in a dizzying array of bottlings, many of which are amongst the most sought after of their kind in the Loire each year.
Subtle yet powerful, its persistence and harmony find their origin in the exposition and quality of the terroir. Crispy, and fruity this wine has some lime, apple and gun-flint aromas balanced by ripe tropical and yellow orchard fruits.
CHATEAU D'ECLANS WHISPERING ANGEL ROSE
Strikingly pale pink in color, the aromas are fresh and fruity. On the palate, it is bone dry through the finish. The name really suits the delicate nature of this wine.
FANTINEL PROSECCO EXTRA DRY BLANC NV
Fantinel Extra Dry Prosecco Italian Sparkling Wine NV 75cl is packaged in a skittle shaped bottle with a gold and black label that looks simply stunning. A fresh, dry, fruity sparkler made using the Prosécco grape grown in the lush Fantinel vineyards which lie in the Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) areas of Collio Goriziano, Grave del Friuli and Colli Orientali del Friuli in the famed Friuli-Venezia Giulia wine region of northern Italy. The ideal aperitif or accompaniment to everyday celebrations, Fantinel Prosécco is meant to be enjoyed with friends and family. Pale straw in colour with light and elegant aromas of fruit and honeysuckle followed by crisp flavours of citrus, melon, and pear.
Dom Pérignon (1638–1715) was a monk and cellar master at the Benedictine abbey in Hautvillers. He pioneered a number of winemaking techniques around 1670—being the first to blend grapes in such a way as to improve the quality of wines, balance one element with another in order to make a better whole, and deal with a number of their imperfections; perfecting the art of producing clear white wines from black grapes by clever manipulation of the presses.
Dom Perignon has an intense, full and radiant bouquet with notes of honeysuckle, orange coloured fruits and hints of iodine sensations. The creamy chewiness characterizing the vintage is channelled in a direction that is edgy yet embracing with a wave of aromatic persistence. Smoky, biting and full energy finish balances it all out.
The Dom Perignon pairs very well with sushi, scallops, oysters, white fish, white meat.
LAURENT-PERRIER LA CUVÉE BRUT
The Laurent-Perrier Group is now the fourth largest of all the Champagne houses, founded in 1812. Altough is most famous for its rosé, which comes beautifully packaged in a 16th century-style bottle, the best seller is the elegant NV Brut “La Cuvée “.
Pale gold in colour. Fine bubbles feed a persistent mousse. A delicate nose with hints of fresh citrus and white flowers. The wine’s complexity is expressed in successive notes like vine peach and white fruits notes. A perfect balance between freshness and delicacy with fruity flavours very present on the finish.
This fresh and pure wine is perfect for an apéritif. Its citrus and white fruits notes and its remarkable balance supported by a subtle effervescence, make it an ideal accompaniment to poultry and the finest fish.
LOUIS ROEDERER BRUT PREMIER
After the upheavals of the early 1900s, particularly the First World War that destroyed more than half of the Louis Roederer estate, Léon Olry Roederer reconstructed the vineyards. He decided to buy grapes to ensure the continuity of the House during this difficult period and, at the same time, created a multi-vintage wine that would have a consistent flavour, whatever the harvest year. It is now called Brut Premier.
Striking a perfect balance between youthfulness and maturity, seduction and character, freshness and vinosity, Brut Premier is a champagne that is harmonious and structured, elegant and lively, with a unique exuberance. Its structured texture, richness, and length are distinctly winey. It is a full, complex wine that is both rich and powerful, whilst remaining a great classic.
Pairs very well with sushi, scallops, oysters, white fish, white meat.
MOET & CHANDON IMPERIAL BRUT
The color is an elegant golden straw yellow with amber highlights. Its aromas are radiant, revealing bright yellow-fleshed fruits (apple, pear, yellow peach), honey, floral nuances (lime blossom) and elegant blond notes (brioche and fresh nuts). The palate is seductive, richly flavorful and smooth combining generosity and subtlety, fullness and vigor, followed by a delicately fresh crispiness (fruit with seeds), to reveal the magical balance of Champagne.
Wine Spectator – “This bright Champagne is aromatic, with hints of smoke, pastry cream and lemon curd on the nose, and flavors of crushed blackberry and toast. Clean-cut and fresh, with a lively bead.”
VEUVE CLICQUOT BRUT YELLOW LABEL
A Champagne House is eventually judged on the quality of its Brut Non Vintage. It is in the making of such a wine that the true Art of Champagne blending reveals itself. This is an art in which the House of Veuve Clicquot excels. Our Brut Yellow Label reflects the superb vineyards we own and the consistent nature of our House style.
The predominance of Pinot Noir provides the structure that is so typically Clicquot, while a touch of Pinot Meunier rounds out the blend. Chardonnay adds the elegance and finesse essential in a perfectly balanced wine.