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 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.
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…
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.
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.
Having arrived in Australia in the 1950's the Mitolo family began as market farmers growing vegetables, they branched out into the wine industry many years later and produced their first wine in 1999. Their business plan consisted of 6 words - individuality, integrity, quality, purity, elegance and power. This is an easy drinking Cabernet Sauvignon from Mitolo, bright and juicy on the palate full of dark fruit flavours and a definite richness.
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!
An aromatic wine with tropical fruit and candied lemon flavour. A refreshing palate with an elegant acidity and smooth finish.
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…
Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir was first introduced in 1989, and it has been popular with the winemakers ever since! The 2013 vintage was harvested from the Barracks Vineyard, in the Omaka Valley, a dedicated site to the Pinot Noir grape. This complex wine offers bundles of dark berries and cherry, cinnamon, sweet leather, fresh herbs and soft tobacco. The palate is round on entry, very…
The Tepusquet vineyard is part of the Jackson familys holdings in the Santa Maria Valley, in the Santa Barbera district. This is very impressive and dedicated wine-making, hand harvested and elevated with 28% new oak, resulting is a compote of black fruits and spice tinged mocha. Great with baby back ribs.
The M3 vineyard is situated at Lenswood (500 metres above sea level). The production is hand picked to avoid any fruit damage.
As soon as the grapes- in whole bunches- are in the cellar, they are stocked overnight in a cold tank, then pressed the next day. The wine is fermented in French oak barrels (1/3 in new). The maturation process takes place for 9 months in oak with lees stirring, then 2 months in stainless steel tank on lees before the bottling.
Gold Sommelier wine Award 2018
Silver International Wine Challenge 2018
From old vine vineyards in the Lodi region of central California. Zinfandel grapes, lightly crushed to create this blush wine.
Luscious strawberry ice cream on the nose supported by a bright, berry fruited palate and an off-dry finish.
Serve chilled and drink with friends.
La Muse: 93% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec
La Joie: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
Le Désir: 82% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot, 6% Malbec