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This selection of New World Reds are deliciously full and fruity and bursting with flavour. Great on their own, or accompanying a wide range of foods from burgers to Chateaubriand!
Fruit for the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc was sourced from seven different sites, the various soil types, including stony old river bed, clay and silty loam, all contribute different elements to the blend.
Each parcel of fruit was kept separate in the winery. Juices were predominately fermented in stainless steel using several different treatments, however 11% of the final wine was fermented in oak and acacia puncheons and barrels. A small component of 5% was fermented on skins. Around 35% of the blend was aged on full ferment lees for six months, the remainder on light lees.
Delicious and complex - smoky aromatics, with flint, bitter lemon citrus, grapefruit and tropical hints. The palate is rich, slightly chewy, with good mouthfeel, texture and harmony. Flavours of yellow citrus, currant, papaya and sweet herbs carry through the finish.
The 2018 Chardonnay shows lovely lifted fruit from a classic Margaret River vintage together with some delicate savoury notes from solids and wild ferment.
Grapefruit, white peach and dried pear give way to barrel ferment and match stick complexities. Fine fruit flavours, wild ferment and subtle sulphides contribute a delicious savoury oyster shell or saline character to the palate, giving the wine greater complexity and overall purity.
The SRS Chardonnay was barrel fermented in...
The Framingham Riesling vines, planted in 1981, are among the oldest in Marlborough. Grapes for the 2017 Noble Riesling were selected from the old, organically-grown vines on the Framingham estate vineyard. Soils there are of the old river bed type; fist-sized stones composed of greywacke (a hard, dark type of sandstone streaked with quartz and feldspar), mixed alluvial gravel and silt. Vineyard practice for this wine is geared to produce ripe grapes that have had maximum “hang time” on the vine.
A sweet, botrytis-affected wine inspired by the classic German “Beerenauslese” style. The wine is deeply concentrated, yet elegant and not cloying as a result of its vibrant acidity and naturally low alcohol, (9.5% ABV) On the nose, there are aromas of orange citrus, apricot, marmalade and cream with a rich mouthfeel and extract, lots of stone fruit and zesty flavours, all held together with the bright acidity.
Organic, hand-harvested, this sumptuous Chilean Malbec is deep ruby-red in colour with vibrant aromas of redcurrant and blackberries, elegantly combined with mild notes of white pepper. Medium-bodied on the palate with silky ripe tannins and a long, broad finish. An elegant wine that is easy to drink.
This is a great wine to serve with hard cheeses, such as Cheddar, Comte, Emmental and Gauda. It’s also an excellent option to accompany red meats, specially beef, lamb and burgers. Yummy!
Mission Estate is Hawkes Bays oldest winery, with a well-respected reputation in the New Zealand market as a producer of consistent quality, value for money wines. A single vineyard wine from an organically certified area on the two hectare Syrah block and hand-harvested. Maturation: French oak, 23% new for 12 months. The wine has a floral spicy nose with very sweet ripe fruit…
Established in 1896 Te Mata remains a family owned company, producing a range of wines from their vineyards in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. The Syrah is bursting with black fruit combined with a hint of spice, the addition of a small amount of Viognier adds a soft floral note to the wine
A Family business for 170 years, the Samuel Collection is made to honour Yalumba’s founder, Samuel Smith. After a vine selection on this cool climate estate, half of the production is fermented in French oak barrels while the rest is put in stainless steel vats. Regular batonnage (stirring) of lees continues for...
The 2013 TH Cabernet Sauvignon is a follow on from the award winning 2012, with plenty of bottles age, it would be difficult to find a better value red.
Coming from a single block of fruit in Chile’s Casablanca Valley, the Pinot Noir grapes benefit from
a long ripening season and optimum diurnal temperature variation. Due to its proximity to the cooling influences of the Pacific Ocean it is ideal for the production of exquisite Pinot Noir.
Low fermentation temperatures are used to avoid hard extraction. There grapes are fragile so there is lots of gentle pumping over help to avoid bad tannis. The wine is aged for 3 months in French oak.
Smokey raspberry and red cherry fruit lifts effortlessly out of the glass. The palate is rich yet delicate
with plenty of crunchy red berry fruits and a supple finish. This is a wine which has plenty of hand
crafted charm. FOOD MATCH Goose and duck immediately spring to mind… but also great with mushroom based dishes, BBQ meats and patés.
Freemark Abbey was one of twelve U.S. wineries chosen to compete in “The Judgment of Paris” blind tasting, in 1976. California wines won in every category, catapulting Napa Valley onto the world stage.
Opaque dark ruby describes the colour of this Oakville wine. Blackcurrant and boysenberry notes dominate the aroma, with nuances of dark cherry, cocoa powder, new shoe leather, black pepper and forest floor. The wine has great depth of black fruit flavour, with a strong expression of sweet black cherry and dark plum. This full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon has a smooth entry with well resolved tannins giving it structure yet a relatively soft finish.
Located in the sought after region of La Consulta in Argentina’s Uco Valley, renowned winemaker, Karim Mussi Saffie is producing terroir driven wines from vines up to 100 years old. Sustainable practices are at the core of...
Grapes were hand harvested, destalked and lightly crushed into open concrete fermenters. Manual punch downs were done three times a day during fermentation. Fermentation lasted seven days, after which the wine was pressed off the skins and transferred to old French and American barrels for malolactic fermentation and 14 months ageing.
Pinotage is a classic South African variety and originates from a 1925 cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault (known as Hermitage in South Africa). The Fairview Pinotage was primarily harvested from bush vines in Malmesbury and Agter-Paarl, some of which are over 25 years old. These older vineyards are dry farmed and the vines grow on deep soils. This is supplemented by fruit from an irrigated, younger, trellised vineyard at Fairview.
Made in a heart of Lujan de Cuyo sub region of Mendoza. Walter Bressia and Eric Monnin (winemakers) decided to produce a unoaked Malbec grape. It has a good freshness and brightness of the fruit.
Measuring 60km from one side to the other, the vineyard is a vast, flat piece of land. Made using Shiraz and Mataro grapes, this is a bright and flavourful Australian red. Perfect for a summer BBQ!
Suitable for our vegetarian and vegan customers.
Made from 100% Malbec grapes from La Consulta, San Carlos, Uco Valley vineyards (Mendoza) at 1 100 metres above the sea level.
After a minucius selection in the vineyard, the grapes are fermented in a stainless less tank then they will age in American oak barriques for 6 months.
A classic intense ripe red fruits, plum, smoke and dark chocolate aromas. The palate is full bodied with some smooth tannins and gentle acidity that all carry the brambly fruit, sweet smoke and hint of meatiness. Alcohol is well balanced (13.5%) with a great long finish.
Selected from Vergelegen’s Rooiland, Vineyards, these grapes are grown on several differing soil types, which gives an extra level of complexity. . These vineyards are all north to northwest facing, with granite, Hutton and Clovelly soils. Vines were planted 4000 to the hectare. Seasoned with a dash of Petit Verdot and Merlot, the blend mimics that of great wines of Pauillac in…
Torrontés is the signature white variety of Argentina and is a cross between Muscat of Alexandria and the Mission grape of Galicia. It thrives in Salta, where the climate is cooler. Bodega Colomé’s Torrontés is grown using the pergola system at very low yields to ensure good concentration of aromas and flavours.
Overall, the Calchaqui Valley reached the optimal condition...
La Crema as a company focus on cool climate wines as they say that these growing conditions produce uniquely expressive and elegant flavours. It makes sense then that they would gravitate towards Monteray, as this is known as one of the best cool climate appellations. This Pinot Noir is rich and juicy with a wonderfully balanced acidity, notes of plum and cherry alongside a hint of rhubarb. Serve this alongside a simple grilled chicken and salad, delicious.
The full bodied Grand Vin of the Dominus estate starts with elegant black cherry evolving towards well structured tannins. Early bottling has preserved more fruit character in this vintage. The Bordeaux style blend includes 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 9% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot.