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
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…
This is another great wine from El Campo, full of fruity blackcurrant and cherry notes, easy drinking with lots of flavour. The perfect match to your Sunday roast!
A brilliant South African Shiraz from a great vintage. Fresh, vibrant, black & red fruit with a bright mineral palate and a long finish.
The final blend is aged on lees for an extended period in French oak barrels along with around 15% from the previous vintage. This ensures a more complex wine with greater palate weight and mouthfeel.
A great partner to homemade burgers or sticky spare ribs.
First released by Penfolds in 1957, St Henri is a blend of McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills vineyards, from the Shiraz grape only.
It is matured for 12 months in large 1,460 litre casks that are over 50 years old. This allows the wine to develop, imparting minimal, if any, oak character.
St Henri is rich and plush when young and gains soft, earthy, mocha-like characters as it ages.
“Stylistically, quite possibly the Penfolds red of the (2011) vintage.” Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker
The 2014 growing season was an exceptional one in Sonoma, providing a perfect ripening for Merlot and Cabernet Franc, with a longer ripening of Cabernet Sauvignon yielding fruit expressions with elegant and spicy tannins.
A classic Bordeaux blend driven by Merlot, this complex wine offers notes of black fruit, violet, savory spice and cocoa powder. The finish displays exceptional balance and length. Composition: 87% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec
The single vineyard Magill Estate Shiraz is intrinsically linked to Penfolds beginnings. Sourced from the original Magill vineyard (5.2 ha) on the edge of Adelaides eastern suburbs (just eight kilometres from the citys CBD), fruit is crushed, fermented and matured on-site at the original Penfolds Magill winery, established in 1844. First produced in 1983, Penfolds Magill Estat…