Chenin vines grown on sandy clay and limestone soils. Natural fermentation lasts 2-3 months. Aged in used oak for 4 months.
Green apple with sherbert citrus notes and tight, clean acidity.
Chenin vines grown on black flinty clay. Spontaneous 3 month fermentation, aged on fine lees in used barrels for 5 months.
Green apple, toffee, honey and incredible salinity.
An expressive nose, with floral notes and ripe fruit (citrus and quince) evolving alongside the honeyed notes that are just starting to develop. Fresh, rounded and ample in the mouth. Good balance between the sweetness and the acidity. Finishes long, with the honey flavours re-emerging, alongside dried fruit notes.
A delicious off-dry wine with lots of fruit and character
The spring and summer of 2017 saw significant rainfall, especially through July and August. Hail also presented a problem for wineries on the Beamsville bench. However, September was a very pleasant month with unusually warm, dry days that continued into October. Given the late season warm temperatures, ripening of grapes continued well into October with some processing occurring in November. Overall, 2017 was a good vintage for wineries in Niagara. The early weather problems did slow the growing process at the start of the season, however, ideal temperatures and conditions later towards harvest quickly brought the grapes to ideal ripeness. Expect the 2017 vintage to display a cool climate style wine with fresh acidity and bright fruit.
The 2017 Estate Pinot Noir offers aromas of dark cherry, red currant and earth. A classic, light bodied, cool climate pinot noir with notes of tart red fruit and vanilla on the palate. This pinot also has pleasant tannins and a long finish.
Grapes grown from some of the most choice land in the surrounding region of La Motte en Provence, consisting primarily of Grenache, Cinsault and Vermentino
Classic Provence rosé, expressive and aromatic, blending fresh cherries and floral notes alongside more exotic fruits then finishing with a soft round palate packed with peach and raspberry.
I have just tasted the very first bottle of 2020 Whispering Angel Rose and it is sensational. The haunting canteloupe-tinged aroma, silky texture and bracingly dry finish mark this as a stunning balanced vintage. Chapeau! - Matthew Jukes
The White Mischief is a 6-cultivar white blend made from selected grapes from Vrede en Lust’s Elgin farm, Casey’s Ridge. It showcases the cooler climate aromas of the cultivar, with focus on how they complement one another.
An abundance of tropical fruit and floral notes on the nose followed by hints of white pear and fruit salad on the palate. Soft, beautifully balanced mouth-feel.
The Wiener Trilogie 2015 is a blend comprised of 65% Zweigelt, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot, with the grape varieties harvested at different times. Zweigelt was harvested first, from mid- to late September; and the last to be harvested was Cabernet, toward the end of October. After each of the wine varieties underwent their own fermentation and subsequent malolactic fermentation - in large wooden casks or steel tanks – the individual wines were racked into barriques. Depending on the structure of the wine, more or less around 20% of the wood used for the Trilogie is new. In our 16th century cellar, the wine matured in the barriques for around 20 months – these were repeatedly moved, and then, gradually, the final cuve´e was put together.
This wine reveals intense red berry aromas accompanied by delicate scents of Zweigelt spice and a touch of moss and wet leaves. One the palate are juicy, spicy cherry fruit tones with playful yet gentle tannins. The Wiener Trilogie is not a thick, fat new world wine – it delivers mouthfuls of drinking pleasure with lots of finesse, and makes an ideal food companion.
This wine has a lime green colour with floral notes of musk and orange blossom along with hints of lemon zest. It is a wine of freshness with flavours of grapefruit pith, green apple and river stone minerality with a fresh lemon sorbet finish.
Luscious and exotic aromas of violet, blueberry and vanilla bean. A medium bodied palate that is framed by flavours of sweet Turkish delight and violets. Soft tannins provide a perfect complement to the dark chocolate finish, showing the synergy between these two varieties.
Andrea's ‘Hauslinie’ aims to evoque and celebrate the everyday wines of his local area. The aim here is simple but delicious wine that focuses on fresh fruitiness and easy drinking. A blend of 80% Blauer Zweigelt with 20% Blaufrankisch.
Based in the Watervale district of the Clare Valley, Kerri Thompson is focused on creating wines that express spirit of place. Specialising in her first love, Riesling, KT uses lovingly grown grapes from sustainably cared for vineyards to produce exciting wines that express the unique beauty of the region.
Gathering fruits from vineyards in the surrounding Watervale area, including the Peglidis vineyard, this Riesling is a unique blend that is a true celebration of the region. This dry Riesling and its zesty fruit flavour, shows varietal citrus and punchy fruit characters with a crisp finish.
Limpid ruby red colour with beautiful violets flashes. On the nose, this Pinot Noir is very intense, showing red fruits as raspberries, accompanied by floral notes that remind of rosehip, all framed by spices and a smoky note. The palate is dominated by fresh red fruits and floral notes with soft balsamic touches. It has great structure, tension and freshness, with polished and rounded tannins that make it a very attractive wine, easy to drink.
Grapes were harvested from a wide selection of Clines oldest, most historic and shyest-bearing Zinfandel blocks in Contra Costa County. These 100 year old, dry-farmed vineyards consistently produce fruit of stunning concentration.
Ancient Vines Zinfandel shows spicy, bright strawberry, coffee and chocolate characters. Ripe fruit and soft tannins make this a mouth-coating rich vintage. Aging on new and used oak has lent this wine a strong vanilla quality that nicely complements the rich, forward old vine fruit.
On the nose there is the nectar of field flowers such as camomile, elderflower, iris. Mineral on the palate with a finish of almond, typical of classic Garganega.
The grapes are cultivated on traditional trellised vines planted in marl soil at Montresor's ‘Capitel della Crosara’ vineyard on the hills of Negrar within the Classico zone. Grapes are picked by hand in October. Made by the Ripasso (literally ‘repassed’) method, which involves adding the unpressed skins from the dried grapes which were used to make an Amarone to a young Valpolicella wine. This helps to add extra flavour and alcohol to the wine (causing it to start re-fermenting) and gradually the luscious flavours of Amarone are imparted to the wine. After this the wine is aged for 12 months in French and American oak casks along with some small barriques.
A warm, inviting, richly fruity nose, with aromas of fresh morello cherry, ripe plum and hints of dried fruits. The palate is similarly full-flavoured with concentrated, crunchy black cherry, brown spice and vanilla notes and a hint of liquorice. The long finish has the classic bitter cherry fruit finish typical of ripasso.
With a sweetly decomposing autumnal underbrush nose, the wine leads into a palate of ripe bitter cherries with a gently leafy tannic spine. Another deliciously more-ish Italianette varietal from AB&D best served at (drumroll…) tomb temperature.
With the colour of arterial blood, the nose reveals wild berries, rhubarb and custard. The palate is dense, concentrated and brooding opening to a rich mid-palate with cherry-stone fruit and bitter plum and a long finish with a gentle brick-like texture.
Made from low-yielding old vines of Grenache and Carignan Noir, with Syrah and Mourvèdre grown in the hills above the village of Cairanne in the southern Rhône valley. Hand-picked grapes are vinified only by naturally occuring yeasts, aided by manual pigeage and gentle remontage in open topped oak vats (tronconique). Les Deux Barriques is matured for 24 months in French oak demi-muid (600 litre barrels); the wine is neither fined or filtered before botting at Domaine Boutinot in Cairanne.
Only made in the very finest vintages, this is the fifth release of Les Deux Barriques and it embodies the phenomenal concentration and complexity of the 2015 vintage. Primary fruit and overt oak have evolved into rich, autumnal aromas of dried fruit, with flavours of blueberries and black tea on the finish.
Old Vines is composed of a variety of old sites from California that are either too small to be made into a vineyard designate wine or are “new” to the Turley family (and way of farming). Vines are anywhere from 41 to 129 years old, and a true representation of California old vine Zinfandel, hailing from vineyards in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lodi, Contra Costa, Amador and Paso Robles.Turley Wine Cellars
Juicy bright flamboyant Montepulciano with a quickening beetroot tang. This has a really more-ish acidity with a bitter cherry attack crying out for fatty carpaccio.
This outstanding Chianti Classico Riserva is how the Marquis Mazzei celebrate their notable ancestor Ser Lapo, author of the first official document mentioning “Chianti wine” (December 16th, 1398).
Castello di Fonterutoli
Black cherry, bark and earth on the nose with some dark-mushroom character. It’s full-bodied with very soft tannins and a juicy, savory finish. Wet-earth and forest-floor character comes through nicely at the finish. Drink or hold.
Vibrant, unmistakably Coonawarra to smell and taste although it is a light style of red showing fresh berry and spice with a soft finish.
This is a bright, bloody Shiraz from old river land vines blended with Barossa Cabernet that gives the nose a grapite, leafy lift. A South Australian classic the palate reflects the rich iron source soils with notes of ripe, fresh red cherries with a touch of star anise from the local eucalypt influence.