A wine of limited production from a centennial single vineyard, which has been kept for a year and a half in new French oak barrels and one year in bottle; giving an astonishing complexity, structure and elegance. It is a very singular white wine, with the soul of a red wine which surprises all who taste it. A white wine that exceeds all expectations with its complexity and structure, it combines the quality of selected grapes grown on a traditional singe vineyard, which gives its name to the wine and of a balanced ageing in new French oak barrels for a year and a half. The result is a surprising white wine of great bouquet, a white wine of character born to surprise by its uniqueness and perfect to accompany a great variety of rich dishes, with a magnificent potential to evolve and last gracefully in the bottle.Marqués de Murrieta
An extraordinary barrel-fermented wine from ancient, pre-phylloxera vines.
Intense aromatics of ripe melon and pears balanced by leesy, yeasty notes. The palate is soft and textural with well-integrated, toasty oak characters, kiwi and grapefruit acidity and impecable balance. A deliciously bitter twist on the finish maintains the interest right though to the next sip.Bodegas Naia
The flagship of the estate. It is made of mainly Tempranillo, with Garnacha, Graciano, Viura and Malvasía, coming from vines that are between 10 and 90+ years old. It is aged for 17 months in barrel and released after a minimum of three years in the cellar.
The nose is very pronounced, displaying typical Rioja aromas of ripe strawberries, dark plums, cream, vanilla and hints of sweet liquorice. On the palate it is elegant, with well-integrated alcohol, fine-grained tannins and good flavour concentration.
Tangible proof of elegance, balance and constancy characteristic of the Marques de Murrieta Winery and its surrounding vineyards situated in the Ygay Estate, it is a red reserva wine with a balanced aging of two years in new and partly new American oak barrels and a year and a half in bottle. The result is an elegant wine that combines complexity and fineness, summing up the best attributes of our identity and actuality. Marqués de Murrieta is more than a brand in the international market, it represents age-old wisdom expressed in one of the most recognized wines of Spain. With our daily work, respect and love for our land, the selection of the best grapes and the attention to detail throughout its almost four years of production, Marqués de Murrieta is a safe and constant value of the best quality.
The nose is subtle and very harmonious, with aromas of red cherries and some aromatic herbs. The palate is soft, it has a velvety texture with polished, round tannins, and there is a subtlety and harmony that is laudable.93 pointsRobert Parker Bodegas Marqués de Murrieta
Pronounced nose of black fruits, spice box - with some balsamic, earthy characters. The palate is complex with more concentrated, rich and ripe black fruit flavours and warm spices, backed by fine tannins and great length. A powerful red capable of further development in bottle.Bodegas Juan Gil
A classic dry sparkling wine with elegance and poise. The colour is pale straw with a steady stream of minute bubbles. It has enticing aromas of freshly baked brioche, honeyed oats, biscuit and nougat. On the palate it has a creamy mousse with ripe quince, baked apple and a hint of pear frangipane. There is a seamless integration of yeasty complexity plus balance and freshness. The finish is crisp, dry and very moreish.
A Chardonnay based sparkler form the Jura area of North-East France. Bottled fermented as in Champagne with rich floral notes and a fine mousse.
Something very different to the mass produced Sekt which makes up the bulk of production. Instead of the cheap and cheerful, Liebfraumilch in a SodaStream®, tank method fizz you see at the bottom end of the market this is something sophisticated, complex and deeply delicious.
This is methode traditionelle Rheingau Riesling, barrel fermented and with three years on the lees, making it a pretty rare beast. It's a wine with fantastic depth of flavour. It has all the elegance and complexity you would expect from big-name Champagnes, but the use of Riesling rather than the traditional French varities has left it with a character all of its ownBibo Runge
Here we have Bibo Runge's fantastic Sekt blended with a splash of red wine to create this delicious, red-rose stained sparkler. We have no idea what it's blended with. After tasting it, every suggestion we came up with was greated by a shake of the head and an enigmatic smile from Markus Bonsels of Bibo Runge. Apparently it's a closely guarded trade secret. All we know is that the perfectly judged ""splash"" brings just the right amount our sweet, red summer fruits to the party without masking the quality of the Sekt it's based on.Bibo Runge
Single vineyard wine from the Helderberg region with notes of cinnamon and sweet spices. Barrel matured with ripe yet soft tannin.
4 * – John Platter Wine Guide 2017, South Africa; Top 100 SA Wine Awards; 93/100 Robert Parker – Wine Advocate 2017; Top 100 & Double Platinum Awards 2017
The nose shows red cherry, wild strawberry and an attractive stalky character. Light bodied with pure fruit, bright acidity and a gently savoury finish. Super-tasty- winemag 2016 Find out more at elementalbob.co.za
Blaufränkisch is also a major theme for us. For the simple reason that here, it has the best conditions to embody the terroir into fluid form. Our village is located in the Eastern end of the Pannonia Plane, and Blaufränkisch country. The bouquet brings smoky notes and tobbaco, followed by sour cherries and blackberries notes. In the palate it is perceived as elegant, linear and it stands out for the fine profound flavors.Nachbill Winery
Medium yellow, silver reflections. Delicate smoky herbs and spices. Fine yellow fruit flavours. Nuances of cape gooseberries and honey. Light to medium bodied, fine fruit sweetness, pleasant acidity, and exuberant wealth, good length, promising potential.
Since 2008, this vineyard has been cultivated according to biodynamic guidelines, with the final conversion taking place with the 2011 harvest. This Wiener Gemischter Satz consists of 9 grape varieties - Weissburgunder, Neuburger, Welschriesling, Grüner Veltliner, Sylvaner, Zierfandler, Rotgipfler, Traminer and Riesling - which were picked by hand and processed together following the careful elimination of any botrytised grapes. Gentle pressing with a pneumatic winepress followed a 4-hour maceration period. Fermentation took place to about 75% in cooled steel tanks and another 25% in large old oak barrels. After maturing the wine for 10 months on the fine lees, the different tanks and barrels were put together and the wine was bottled in September 2017
The wine exudes very complex aromas of citrus fruit, yellow blossoms, pineapples and sweet herbs plus multi-layered tones of spicy and minerally fruit. The palate is lively with beautiful acidity, plenty of power and presence as well as good length.
After hand-harvesting the grapes were crushed and left in a stainless steel tank with the skins for 7 days. Fermentation was spontaneous using indigenous yeast which was followed by a malolactic fermentation, and then battonage. The finished wine stayed on the fine lees in 500lt tonneaux for 9 months to get enough energy for the time in the bottle. No filtration and a one-time addition of sulfur promise natural drinking pleasure. Today and tomorrow. Now and later.
On release, it is a lemon-straw. There are plentiful aromas and flavours that are reminiscent of citrus fruits, honeydew melon, pawpaw and tropical spices. It expands on the palate to become broad shouldered, mouth filling and rich but retains a spine of sinuous acidity and minerality that help draw out a lingering hint of freshly crushed root ginger. It can be expected to develop a range of other fascinating nuances with careful cellaring.Pegasus Bay Winery
Made from a strict selection of the best Sauvignon grapes, La Demoiselle is harvested on the Kimmeridgian marls of Saint-Laurent l'Abbaye, where the first vines of this AOC were planted.
Due to style and fine presence, this wine is a model of pure and delicate expression of the Sauvignon Blanc.Henri Bourgeois
Floral nose of linden and verbena, and fresh apricot with a hint minerality. The palate is smooth, the liveliness of aromatic acid fruit creating a refreshing balance on the finish.Domaine Ogereau
The delicate perfume of strawberry, red berries and spice is matched by crushed wild berries and black fruit on the palate. Abundant raspberry fruit with fresh acidity, smoky notes and rounded tannins - all combine to create this classic youthful style of Nebbiolo.Tenute Cisa Asinari Dei Marchesi Di Gresy
Castello di Fonterutoli
There’s cedar and tobacco here, but it’s backed up by lovely, fresh, wild strawberries, raspberry cheesecake and redcurrants. Full body, polished tannins and beautifully linear acidity. Finishes long and elegantly.