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)
Intense red black colour. José Zuccardi is complex in nose, highlighting ripe black and red fruit aromas with subtle spicy notes. Firm and mature tannins that give structure to the wine, but fresh and elegant due to its great acidity. Long finish
Intense, pristine and concentrated. Aromas of citrus blossom, white peach, brioche, gun smoke and marzipan create wonderful depth. Flavours continue on the palate including lime zest, jasmine and honeydew melon. Wonderfully intense, the fruit blends seamlessly with subtle smoky oak and yeasty complexity to create a textural and vibrant mouthfeel. The juicy acidity balances the profound intensity of the fruit providing great carry and length.
Barolo Lecinquevigne is the result of an assembly of 5 ("cinque") vineyards located in the areas most dedicated to the farming of Nebbiolo grapes for Barolo production: Barolo, Grinzane Cavour, and Monforte.
Its distinguishing features are a hue of ruby red with orange-tinted reflections, and an intense aroma of rose, leather, and tobacco in sequence, with hints of violet and tar emerging.
It`s taste is ample and enveloping, with a feeling of softness and a long, persistent savor prevailing in the mouth.
A complex nose showing notes of black cherry, plum, violets, coffee and raisins. The palate is smooth and rounded, with a richly-textured mid-palate and a medley of spice, dried fruit characters and supple tannins. The wine remains elegant, being so beautifully integrated and sweetly rich, but with a long and complex, dry finish.
The color is dark and intense. The wine is between two periods of its life ; it still has some fruit aromas but now the complexity begins to reveal. The nose offers aromas of red and black fruits with cherry and black berries but also so white truffle and spices. The palate is powerful, with a good structure and volume. A nice balance and some elegance. The tannins are getting supple.
Silvaner is a variety that has a lot to say, but you have to listen carefully. This wine from Horst Sauer`s `Grosses Gewachs` or grand cru sites is powerful, yet understated ... the ultimate expression of the minerality from this horrifyingly vertiginous single vineyard `am Lumpen` vineyard.
This wine is medium to deep brick red in colour and opens with perfumed fruits, showing pretty blue exotic ?orals, pomegranate and cranberry, with milk chocolate and liquorice depth. The palate is medium weighted, with a fresh tight acidity carrying through. Very stylish, very approachable and very drinkable. Decant and enjoy with a char-grilled rump or eggplant steak with all the extras.
COLOUR Ruby with a brick tint.
NOSE A complex savoury nose embedded with dried twigs, mushroom, soy, kelp, cowhide, peanut husk and cacao. The savoury fragrance gives way to fruit cake notes, with orange peel, red gum flower and concentrated blackcurrant combining to form an alluring bouquet.
PALATE A plump entrance and fruity core lead to building fine, ripe tannins. A line of fresh red-berry tang, reminiscent of dried cranberry and blackcurrant flavours, is followed by notes of dry sweet biscuit, chocolate, iron and spicy oak.
This Pinot Noir is a blend of parcels from our own vineyard at Pipers River, Coal River Valley and our growers at Swansea and Ouse. Each of these sites is unique with distinctive individual terroirs, building complexity into the final wine blend.
Each of the different parcels of fruit from across the vineyard sites were picked on their merit. Fermentation started after 2-3 days with plunging of the cap to extract colour and tannin from the skins. The wine was pressed at completion of fermentation and settled before being placed into French oak barriques, where malolactic fermentation took place, prior to filtration and bottling.
Evidence of a warmer vintage is immediately apparent; with the generous red berry fruit aromas, hints of fresh cut plums and fine oak spice. The entry onto the palate of soft red fruits with ripe tannin structure support the sense of a warm vintage. Savoury notes of dried meats and provencal herbs add to the complexity after opening, and will become more integrated with bottle age. The 2016 will reward cool cellaring for 3 – 5 years.
Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay is a wine that bears the elegant imprint of its vineyard home – 68 acres that roll across the pastoral hill country of Los Carneros, a place where Napa Valley meets the northernmost rim of San Francisco Bay. The vineyard is named to honor the Red-shouldered Hawks and other birds of prey that play a vital role in our sustainable farming practices (in this case keeping gopher and other rodent populations naturally under control).
Alluring, energetic aromas and flavors of honeysuckle, kiwi, apricot, citrus zest, pineapple, and toasted almond – a dazzling, juicy bowl of exotic fruit held together with flinty structure, pleasing minerality, and refreshing acidity.
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.
Intense red violet colour. Complex nose that highlight ripe black fruit aromas such as blueberries and blackberries; subtle herbal notes. Round in mouth with firm and mature tannins that give structure to the wine. Fresh and elegant due to plentiful acidity. Long finish.
Bright and gold in appearance with aromas of citrus marmalade and frangipani abundant on the nose. The palate is full bodied and complex. A good sugar to fruit ratio combined with a great acidity ensures the wine is in balance. The wine concludes with a long, spicy and grippy finish.
`Here there is no reductive funk as the exceptionally pretty nose offers up notes of dark cherry, plum, spice, rose petal and a deft application of wood. There is fine richness to the appealingly concentrated medium weight flavors that also display a touch of youthful austerity on the lingering finish where a hint of bitter cherry appears. This should repay 6 to 8 years of cellaring.` - 89/100 | Burghound
Dark and concentrated in colour, this wine greets you on the nose with aromas of ripe red fruits, plums and pencil shavings which follow through onto the palate with chewy black cherries, sweet spices and tannins on the mid palate. The wine ends with a lingering umami finish.
Brut Selected Reserve is made of two thirds Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and one third Chardonnay. The blend is then aged for a year in oak casks. The colour is a deep yellow that hasn’t sacrificed a bit of brilliance.The aroma is subtle, slightly closed even, giving an impression of reserve. Then wheaty notes arise. On the palate the truth of the flavour comes through with powerful aromas of fruit jellies, candied fruits, especially orange, and a blend of spices, cinnamon with just a hint of anise. The texture is structured, tight and firm, adding to the serious character of the wine. Underlying mineral notes are mentionable from beginning to finish, the personality running through it. This highlights the complexity and strength of this champagne.