The famous Clos, a magnificent parcel of five hectares, is one of the 10 largest premier or grand cru monopoles of the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits.
Clos des Epeneaux is situated in the heart of the Grands and Petits Epenots. The vines varies between 30 and 80 years, with a density of plantations of 12,000 vines/hectare.
It`s separated in 4 units, which are separately vinified.
4 major criteria are distinguished :
Year of plantation
Depth of the bedrock (20-30 cm on the high part, 60-80 cm on the low part of the Clos)
Okuzgozo derives its name from the large berries said to resemble a bull’s eye. This is generously flavoured with hints of cherries and redcurrants, very soft tannins and a lively acidity on the finish.
Produced across two sites in Tokat and Cappadoccia, this is a really interesting blend of 35% Narince, 35% Emir and 30% Sultaniye. It has a slightly spicy, herbal nose with an aniseed edge. Dry and mineral with a savoury note on the finish.
Öküzgözü, one of the indigenous and prestigious wine grape variety used for Anatolian wine making tradition for centuries. It is now on its well deserved place after being produced as a varietal wine by Kavaklidere. Selected with care, from the best vineyards in Elazig, Öküzgözü grapes are processed with a production technique that brings out the best of its character.
This elegant and structured wine is matured in French oak barrels for 10 months and a potential to age well fuither in the bottle its contributing with its persistency and depth. It matches well with grilled lamb chops, stewed meet, deli meat and strong yellow cheeses. Recommended to be served at 17-18ºC.
A deep purple tint on the rim with delicious flavours of ripe strawberry, banana, juicy plums and rich, red cherry.
Produced in an early drinking style with well integrated wood and a soft, smooth finish.
Bright, fresh citrus nose with a hint of honeysuckle. The palate is fresh and focused with a bit of pithiness, lively lemon and grapefruit notes and some peachy richness. Long, dry, mineral finish. Stylish
7 months in French oak lend some extra dimension to this understated, mineral white. One of my most frequent notes across the whole range of wines was `balanced` and this is a case in point. Refreshing and savoury with a lovely freshness on the finish. - Chris Connolly
This is probably more familiar territory and is certainly easier to pronounce which might make it a useful gateway into Turkish wines for those uncertain where to start. Generously flavoured with a fresh, juicy edge, this has got great balance and a long, supple finish.
Light green colour with yellow hues, brilliant. Strongly expressed varietal characteristics. An aroma of Mediterranean herbs - bay, rosemary, thyme – combined with fruity and floral notes. A delicate, mineral wine with just the right balance of freshness and smoothness.
Intense garnet red colour with ruby hues. It displays typical varietal characteristics of Cabernet Franc. Very complex aroma and flavour of dry plums, forest undergrowth, wild leather, tobacco and pepper. A rich, full body with an exceptionally long aftertaste and pleasing freshness.
This medium-structured Pinotage has a youthful, deep red colour with sweet ripe berry and red and black cherry flavours. The light oak usage contributes to chocolate and coffee flavours. This follows onto a fresh smooth tannin structure on the mid- and back palate ensuring a lively persistent finish and making it an ideal “lifestyle” wine for summer luncheons or everyday enjoyment.
Lovely grassy aromatic nose, balanced by ripe, tropical melon and pink grapefruit, the palate is softer and creamier than you would expect with real depth of flavour finishing with a fresh, zippy lemon tang.
Surely one of Chile`s finest white wines. This is a rich and opulent style of Chardonnay made from the fruit of very old vines. Packed with concentrated tropical fruit flavours and nicely integrated, toasty new oak.
A layered bouquet of apple and lemon citrus complements fresh bready notes derived from two years bottle ageing on lees. The deliciously crisp palate displays toasty, creamy complexity, enhanced by a lingering nutty finish.
Extremely elegant and delicate, the nose reveals great fresh fruit that mingles with the complexity and elegance of honey, white flowers and notes of yeast. A fresh, balanced palate with great acidity, this sparkling wine is juicy, crisp and mineral.
This is the most extraordinary wine, a very delicious, well-made fizz that is really quite delicate - and made from Pais, the most widely grown grape in southern Chile, and one that is usually scorned as barely worthy of making civilised wine.
Pale rose in colour, with fine and persistent bubbles. Notes of red fruits and citrus dominate. On the palate, fresh, lively, and genuine.
Quince, apricot, grapefruit and honeyed pineapple all jostle for your immediate attention on the nose. A little more exploration reveals hints of cloves, cinammon and a touch of delicate jasmine blossom. The palate introduces deliciously refreshing and mouthwatering suggestions of Seville oranges and a rich mouthfeel.
Lightly aromatic, with white peach and jasmine on the nose, as well as delicate herbaceous notes and citrus. The palate is textured with fresh and zesty citrus fruit acidity, mineral notes and a clean, crisp finish.
Skilfully blended Xarello, Macabeu & Chardonnay grapes sourced from three distinct plots of vines on the Costers de l`Ordal. Fermented and lightly aged in stainless steel vats in order to retain as much fresh fruit character as possible. Wonderfully clean, fresh floral and citrus fruit aromas.
Vineyard: The vineyards are situated on the northern side of the island in the Orotava Valley, at an altitude of 500-550 metres. The grapes are sourced from the tiny El Ciruelo parcel (0.75ha). The vines are planted on their own roots in volcanic-sandy soil and the climate is humid sub-tropical. The parcel is named after a centenary plum tree, "ciruelo" in Spanish, planted side by side with the vines.
Viticulture: Viticulture is organic and the vines, more than 90 years old, are trained in the traditional local braided cordon system.
Winemaking: The whole bunches are picked manually and foot-trodden in a concrete tank without temperature control. The fermentation takes place spontaneously, carried out by local yeast, at nearly 30°C. After a maceration period of 28 to 35 days with daily and gentle manual pigeage, wine is raced to neutral 500 litre French oak casks in which malolactic fermentation takes place. After maturing for 12 months on its lees the wine is bottled unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: Intense nose displaying aromas of black pepper, ripe dark cherries, blackberry and herbal notes. Very fresh in the mouth with a nervy acidic structure and a long finish.
Intense garnet red colour with violet hues. It displays varietal characteristics of Barbera. Very complex aroma and flavour of ripe blackberries, forest undergrowth, plums, liquorice, graphite. A rich, full body with an exceptionally long aftertaste and pleasing freshness.
Perfumed aromas of tropical fruit and candied orange peel. Spicy complexity and rich mouthfeel, with ripe fruit reappearing on the palate. Perfume and warming spice continue for an elegant and lengthy finish.
This vintage is packed with a flavour-filled and aromatic punch. Concentrated yet a medium body, soft acidity and a clean, refreshing palate interlaced with flavours of green apple, kiwi and grapefruit. The bouquet has floral notes of elderflower and aromas of gooseberry, litchi and grapefruit. Slight hints of green pepper and fig.
I would definitely recommend decanting this wine before drinking as it will aid in opening up the wine and releasing the myriad of aromas and flavours. Serving temperature of 10°C and a recommended pairing would be aromatic foods. It does really well with Thai curry, seafood that has a tomato based sauce – I know not typical foods you would think of pairing with a Sauvignon blanc, but this isn’t a normal Sauvignon blanc. Often a Sauvignon is seen as a cheap and quaffable wine, but we aim to make wines of flavor, texture and wines that can stand on its own but even better with food, a wine made for a night out in the restaurant with you and good company.
Vibrant and aromatic with delicious generous fresh apricot, white peach and hints of passion fruit on the nose. On the palate it has tight, white, fleshy stone fruit with a balancing sandy texture. Bright acidity and minerality delivers a delicious balance.
Appealing and serious on the nose towards the citrusy end of the spectrum with a firm, flinty thing going on as well. The palate retains that citrusy focus which is an absolute delight. This vintage assures this wine`s place amongst the very best of South Africa`s finest comtemporary white blends.
Black cherry infused with cardamom and nutmeg on the nose. Intense fruit shows well on the palate, with elegant iron-like tones adding to the savoury character of the wine. Medium bodied with elegant oak from the old French barrels.
2014 marks our fifth vintage and as the vines mature so does the character an quality of the fruit produced by these vineyards. A purple hue to the wine is a tell-tale sign of the Syrah and with this vibrant colour comes vibrant aromas of black currants, plums and cherries and a hint of smokiness. An undertone of dark and decadent chocolate can be detected as well as firm oak, cinnamon and cloves. On the palette the wine is rich, complex and round with a smooth and lush tannin well integrated with the oak, An aftertaste of liquorice and spices fills the senses with a lingering mineral character the Overberg is so well known for.
To enjoy this wine fully, we suggest decanting for at least two hours before serving at 18°C. It can be enjoyed with any red meat dish, especially lamb casseroles, as the freshness of the Syrah will cut through the fattiness of the meat making the fruity expression of the wine more prominent and also revealing that slight meatiness too. It also pairs well with chocolate for those of you with a sweet tooth.