Four generations of the Roche family have worked the vineyards at Château Croze de Pys, cultivating the local variety `Cot` (Malbec). A modern approach to a very traditional wine ensures a supple, balanced wine with red berry fruit and a touch of oak spice rather than the black tannic wines of yesteryear.
Bordeaux Superieur - A superb property located on the edge of the famous Margaux appellation planted with 65% Merlot 15% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot. Aged in oak and carefully blended, this delicious claret is consistently good, with ripe supple fruit and soft tannins.
Gabrielskloof The Blend is a South african Bordeaux blend. Delicate violets and black fruit on both the nose and mouth are followed by hints of tobacco, leather and caramel flavours. The bright acidity and juicy palate is rounded off with velvety and complex tannin grip.
The grapes were partially destemmed before treading by foot in the traditional lagars, a hallmark of Quinta do Infantado wines. Fermentation is long at Infantado, producing drier wines, some of the wine was aged in tank and some in oak barrel of various sizes and ages.
This oak aged reserve is a blend of the best Carmenere parcels and barrels from the La Playa Estate in Colchagua. It is produced in the style of a fine Medoc using using a grape variety that is now extreemly rare in Bordeaux.
One of Sicily`s most quality conscious producers with vineyards planted on the volcanic soils of Northern Sicily and on the island of Salina. The red wine is a varietal `Nero d`Avola`, a native Sicilian grape, which has become very fashionable for its rich character and bold structure.
Very deep ruby in colour with a youthful purple rim and lively, perfumed nose. Cherries, ripe blackberries and a touch of spice on the nose give way to a supple, dark plummy structure with a spicy, black pepper character on the finish.
Fermented in overhead retort-shaped, stainless steel fermentors at 26-28°C. Pump- overs were done three times daily over the fermenting cap. The wine was racked into barrels from the second week of March where it underwent malolactic fermentation. After further racking it spent 24 months in new and second fill 225 litre French oak barrels.
Grenache is one of the most widely planted red varieties in the world, but is exceptionally rare in New Zealand. This Cellar Selection wine is wonderfully ripe and fragrant, overflowing with perfumed cherry, licorice, and violet characters.
William Downie has made 100% Petite Verdot wine, which is certified biodynamic and vegan. The resulting wine has a deep colour, dark berry fruit aromas on the nose that are ripe and intense with ink and violets. Ripe, fleshy fruit on the palate is nicely supported by rustic tannins. Unusual and delicious.
This Aglianico is organic and widely reputed to be one of the best grape varieties to come out of Southern Italy. This lovely wine displays notes of cherry, herbs and tar. 20% of the wine has been aged in oak barriques which helps to add an extra layer of complexity.
From the famous Petra house this brilliant value `Super Tuscan` is bright ruby red in colour. The bouquet is full of red fruit, with hints of black cherry and blueberry. The wine has excellent balance and length with a tangy finish of blackberry and dried fruit. A real Tuscan treat!
This exceptional red wine from Touraine is made from 30 year old Cabernet Franc vines grown on gravel soils in a warm micro-climate. It has been aged on the lees in Burgundy casks for a year to bring roundness and subtlety. The colour is an unexpectedly deep purple, and the bouquet combines black fruits and spice.
The clean, fresh and distinctly aromatic style comes from meticulous winemaking with stainless steel and temperature control. This single vineyard Sancerre rosé has the added complexity of mineral flavours on the mid weight, creamy textured palate.
The Orzada Camenere from Odfjell is a rich dark red in colour. The wine is intense and complex on the nose, with spices and ripe red fruits such as cherries, raspberries, and plums mixed with aromas of blackberries and anise. The palate is juicy and powerful with velvety-soft tannins and a long finish. It`s big and delicious!
This wine is a project formed between two very good English cricketers (Ian Botham & Bob Willis) and one very good Australian winemaker (Geoff Merrill). The wine shows notes ripe, red fruits, hints of black olives along with menthol. Finishes with a lovely soft mouthfeel.
Rare, exclusive and high quality, this is the red blend from the cult T- Oinos estate on Tinos the Volcanic Greek Island in the Cyclades. usually only seen in top Michelin starred restaurants. A blend of Avgoustiatis and Mavrotragano, it`s a warm generous spicey red with great depth and food-ability.
This wine is a project formed between two very good English cricketers (Ian Botham & Bob Willis) and one very good Australian winemaker (Geoff Merrill). The wine is full bodied showing notes of blackberry, leather and anise. It ends with a lovely dry finish.
Troublemaker is a Californian blend of Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Mourvèdre and Zinfandel. It has an opaque purple-black color and is bursting with jammy black fruits like boysenberry and blackberry, along with a spicy raspberry note.
The Chocolate Block is finally here. You asked for it so we got it! This new vintage has a beautiful deep red colour with aromas of dark black fruits with a hint of raspberry and chocolate. All this follows through on the palate. It`s dry, fruity with present but ripe tanins. Is it worth all the fuss? Hell yes!
The Gimblett Gravels region in Hawkes Bay is known for its unique soil, ideal for the production of premium wines. The Trinity Hills Gimblett Gravels Syrah shows notes of dark berry fruit and crushed black pepper on the nose, with a lifted herbal aromas.