A fleshy and robust malbec. It exhibits a great red colour and presents aromas of wild herbs and flowers, ripe red fruit and subtle notes of spices and dark chocolate. A rich wine with a full mouthfeel and a persistent finish.
Chateau des Tours is a beautiful estate dating back to the 14th century with the Chateau surrounded by the vineyards. Their Brouilly is a wine that is all about elegance, balance and finesse. The nose is full of dark fruit, lightened by floral notes. In the mouth this is beautifully poised with silky tannins and a great length.Chateau des Tours
On the nose it has an intense and outstanding aroma of strawberries and raspberries over a flowery depth. On the palate it is fresh, fatty, full and pleasant with a final fruity taste.
Brilliant lemon yellow tones and greenish reflections show its freshness. An elegant, subtle, yet complex wine with aromas of apricot, pear and apple, flowers, spices and exotic freshness. It is warm, fresh, tasty, complex, balanced, and lingers for some time in the mouth.
Aromas of vanilla, cracked black pepper and dark damson fruit. On the palate this wine is round and fleshy, beautifully balanced and packed full with robust red fruit flavours and a lick of oak.
Lifted floral notes complement ample ripe, plummy fruit, a touch of bramble and spicy notes. The palate has juicy red cherry and blackberry notes with a hint of dark chocolate. Good acidity and ripe, yet firm, tannins make this a good food wine!
A smooth, medium bodied and easy drinking wine that strikes a lovely balance with its blackberry, plum and dark cherry fruit characters coupled with classic varietal leafy tones. Made predominantly from Old Vine Cabernet Franc (85%), the balance being a harmonious blob of sibling Cabernet Sauvignon.
"I should have to admit approaching our meeting with Arendsig with a degree of scepticism as Robertson still struggles to command the respect afforded to Stellenbosch and Hermanus but my doubts proved to be totally unfounded as these were some of the most exciting wines that we tasted during our visit. Lourens Van Der Westhuizen’s winery may lack the grandeur and, let’s be honest, size of some of his peers to the west but this is a property that just screams ‘authenticity’. We had been fortunate to visit some stunningly beautiful wineries over the previous 10 days, many with stylish restaurants and showpiece cellars but this is the reality of winemaking for so many – battling against shortage of space and ferments that won’t do as they’re told, to create wines of unbelievable class.
All the wines are very site specific with the block no. stated on the label together with the (frequently tiny) number of bottles produced. Neutral vessels are used for maturation such that the character of the vineyard is allowed to shine through and only natural yeasts are used for the fermentation. Elegance and balance are the keywords here, together with length; these are wines that just beg to be drunk.
The Cabernet is delicious, in a juicy style. Fermented in 5,000 ltr foudres and 4-5 year old smaller formats this is scarcely touched by oak but has a fine, underlying richness and depth. Lovely red fruit core and great backbone." Chris ConnollyArendsig Single Vineyard Wines
A fine, elegant style of Sauvignon with citrus fruit characters lifted by ripe gooseberry and floral notes. Zesty acidity balances perfectly with the considerable weight on the palate, and crisp grapefruit flavours make this an attractive and characterful wine.
Deep, dense red. Intense, brooding primary notes of dark plum fruit and dark chocolate which are lightly seasoned with vanillin oak.
A powerful and rich full bodied wine, with dark plum fruits coming to the forefront to fill the mouth and slowly give way to the texture of the wine which provides a fine dry tannin grip and balance.
A delicate nose of ripe stone fruit and a hint of creamy oak. The complex palate is well-balanced with ripe peach characters, a broad mouthfeel and some toasty oak in the background.
A fresh, dry Chenin with broad appeal. It displays classic baked apple and zippy citrus aromas with soft, delicate apple fruit on the palate balanced by crisp acidity. Extended lees contact gives this great value wine some real weight and character, a little wild yeast ferment in barrel adds texture and finesse too
Lush tropical fruit flavours with floral and citrus aromas.
Fresh black cherries and cassis notes of the nose. With a juicy palate showing soft tannins with more red fruit flavours, and a touch of spice on the finish.
Più’ means ‘more’ in Italian and there’s more than just Carmenere in this typical blend from the Colli Berici, a line of gently rolling volcanic hills in Italy’s north-east. Merlot is a civilising influence, the plumy accent and refined tannins marry well with a touch of French oak
Vivid ruby core with a narrow purple rim. Elegant nose of small dark berries, cocoa and black pepper. Balanced, fresh palate, fruity and spicy, integrated tannins and length.
A ripe and juicy red, bursting with blackberry fruit, hints of spice and a full, robust finish.
Bodegas Castillo de Aresan was founded in 1979, taking its name from the founding couple Arena & Sanchez. 100% of their 160ha property is organic, helped no doubt by its location at 750m of altitude in the dry warm heart of Spain. As an added bonus their production is also 100% vegan
Their Verdejo is a generous joy, filled with expressive, lively fruit. Lots of citrus alongside ripe golden plum and galia melon result in something seriously quaffable. Perfect picnic wine!
Fresh, lightly savoury nose of ripe peach, lemon and fennel. Peachy and cashew nut characters on the palate are matched by a broad, textural palate and clean, fruity finish.
Ruby red colour with violet tints. On the nose it is fresh and elegant with characteristic aromas of cherry and red fruits. Light, harmonic and round on the palate with soft tannins.
A sophisticated, elegant 100% Bellone wine that embodies its terroir. It is named after one of the mythical Dioscuri, venerated in the ancient Temple of Castor and Pollux, whose imposing ruins are among Cori’s archaeological treasures.
Brilliant straw yellow colour; delicate fruity nose, yellow peach, hawthorn; fragrant, fresh palate with mineral notes.
On the nose there is a powerful explosion of guava and an aromatic mix of varietal herbal notes complemented with tropical fruits, citrus and stonefruits and a precise minerality. The palate is elegantly proportioned with lovely soft acid carrying the fruit flavours to a very long, mouthwatering finish.
An intriguing combination of one of Italy's most successful grape varieties, Pinot Grigio, and one of their lesser known gems from the island of Sicily, Catarratto. Sweet ripe fruit flavours, citrus and golden plum, are combined with the natural spice of the Catarratto.
Delicate aromas of vanilla and toast with cherry and eucalyptus. The palate is medium to full body, soft tannins and a long finish