Cuvee Leon is a special range vinified by Arthur Metz. The name attributed to the original family owned estate acquired by Arthur Metz in 1991. The wines are of superior quality to the average Alsace wines, particularly this SGN Selection Grains Noble. These wines are only made when conditions are perfect. When the noble rot has set in sufficiently to concentrate the sugars. Th…
Chateau Rieussec is synonomous with great sweet wines; now part of the Chateau Lafite stable, continued investment has been guaranteed and the wines continue to impress. The 2008 vintage in Sauternes was very good if not exceptional, as it was in 2007.. the growing seasons of 2007 and 2008, there is a significant difference between the resulting wines, for tangibly the 2008s do…
Chateau Myrat dates back to the 1700s, and was bought by the current owners - the Pontac family in 1937. Grown on relatively young vines and aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 18 months, this sweet wine is intense with a rich nose and delicious palate.
Produced using 100% Grenache grapes from a single plot, this wine was selected within a list of best wines under $20 by La Revue des Vins de France. An intense nose of raspberries and a note of spice here, with cherry and raspberry on the palate. Velvety tannins appear, followed by an intense and long finish with a hint of freshness.
Rieussec is one of the top producers of Sauternes in the world, creating many memorable and delicious vintages. Carmes De Rieussec is the second wine from the Chateau, and tends to have aromatic flavours with a focus on citrus notes. The 2012 offers aromas of apricot, citrus and pineapple, combined with a concentrated fruity palate. The finish is long with honeysuckle and cleme…
This is a great value alternative to the sweet wines of Sauternes with candied and ripe fruit character! Monbazillac is an AOC appellation for sweet wines made in an area in the wider region of Bergerac, in southwestern France. While not as famous nor as expensive as their western neighbors from Sauternes, Monbazillac wines are some of the most well-known sweet white wines pro…
A wine from late harvested Chardonnay grapes. The grape becomes over mature and dehydrated, and the sugar concentration is higher. However in the mouth the sugars do not dominate, but there is an harmonic acidity with a slightly oily sensation perfectly integrated on the wine and well balanced. Creamy with an intense and long finish.
Sweet and silky with notes of light tropical fruit, and a lengthy finish. Match this wine with a strong blue cheese, or perhaps a decadent dessert.
Located in Burgenland, Austria, Willi Opitz Winery produces a range of high quality wines and has earned a variety of awards recognising their success. The Goldamsel Beerenauslese is a delicious dessert wine which oozes with tropical fruit flavours, the level of acidity is carefully and expertly balanced to ensure that it does not become over bearing. Pair this with a fruit based dessert such as an apple tarte tatin, or perhaps alongside a strong cheese and some crackers for a different experience.
Framinghams Riesling vines are among the oldest in Marlborough at around 36 years old, wine maker Dr Andrew Hedley works with Framingham and has been described by Jancis Robinson as "One of the most skilled practitioners of Riesling anywhere in the world". Inspired by the German Beerenauslese wine, this Riesling is sweet with flavours of citrus and honey, the level of acidity is perfectly matched in order to keep it from becoming too sweet and its naturally low alcohol level ensures it remains bright and vibrant on the palate.
This wine is hand bottled without filtration or fining, and averages 30 years of age. Zesty on the nose, this sweet wine is packed with marmalade and honey flavours along with citrus and apricot. An intense and dry finish follows. Lovely served chilled as an aperitif, or matched with an indulgent desert - either way we think its a must this Christmas.