A combination of fruit from the very first western corridor vineyard grafted over to Viognier by Alban in 1986 and some of his estate Edna Valley fruit (which he began producing in 1993). A new vineyard, which will play a more prominent role in subsequent vintages brings deep stone fruit and restrained tropical notes to the blend.
"Plum and spice aromas, with undertones of meat. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and lots of ripe fruit. Needs time to mellow and come together. Very structured. From this vintage, 20 percent of the Nebbiolo grapes come from a vineyard in the Barolo commune, so this is no longer labelled Bussia Soprana."
91 points, Wine Spectator, 15 June 2008
This stunning Rousanne, Chardonnay, Chenin blend is made in very small quantities and a true hidden gem to own. The grapes are grown on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge property, Hemelrand. Yellow apple, peach and apricot as well as ginger and spice. Great depth of flavour and pleasantly oily in texture.
NOW SOLD OUT Cartology is an iconic wine made with grapes sourced from rare and extraordinary parcels of mature dryland bushvines. Naturally the varieties used are also heritage varieties, namely Chenin Blanc and Semillon, both of which have been planted in the Cape for centuries.
Intense ruby in colour, with perfumes of spice and blackberries with a mineral note, La Poja is rich and full-bodied on the palate, with great structure and balance, rounded, spicy cherry-blackberry fruit and a long, spicy finish.
This Gruner Veltliner hails from Gaisberg, a sub region in Kamptal also known as the little brother of Heiligenstein. The wine is a deep yellow green, with aromas of quince, blood orange and honeydew melon, with excellent spicy fruit characters, it is a dry wine but has a delicate sweetness, and well balanced acidity on the palate.
This Gruner Veltliner represents a cross section of the vineyards in Kamptal. The wine has a delicate peppery aroma with refreshing citrus notes and warm spice. Charming and light with a clean, elegant finish. Perfect with fish dishes, spicy salads and asian food.
The prominent acidity of Chenin Blanc grapes from the Loire allows for the production of exceptional `méthode traditionelle` sparkling wines. This Cremant de Loire is a pale lemon in colour with notes of baked apples on the nose. The palate has a lovely, soft mousse with notes of lemon, apple, honeysuckle and brioche.
Ripe fruit and herbs abound in this classic Italian white from Roberto Anselmi, the maverick winemaker from Veneto. This is a blend of 90% Garganega and 10% Chardonnay grown on volcanic mountaintop soils, then aged in neutral large oak barrels. It offers floral jasmine on the nose, and tropical fruits including banana and pineapple.
The benchmark red wine of Sardinia conceived by the Argiolas family and Giacomo Tachis. It would be an understatement to call this wine `iconic`. Turriga is a rare Italian gem. Aromas of Morello cherry, mulberry and blackcurrant.
From the maiden release in 2001, this benchmark wine has redefined South Africa’s own red grape variety, Pinotage, with its classic, refined styling and unique complex character. This is a wine unlike anything else, intense, rich and savoury with a beautiful underlying minerality.
Tres Naris Riesling is bright yellow in colour with tiny hints of green. The wine has aromas of fresh hay and yellow fruits. The medium bodied palate is fresh and invigorating, with lively acidity to balance the full, ripe fruit on the long, juicy finish.
Bright yellow in colour, the ‘Generations‘ Riesling is aromatic on the nose with notes of peach, honey and ripe apple. The palate is round and fairly full in body with excellent intensity of stone fruit and mineral character.
From a vineyard just below Griotte-Chambertin comes this fine, bright purple wine. A very elegant, stylish, gently-fruited Gevrey: a lovely medium-bodied wine, with a long graceful finish, silky and pure.
The Wismer-Parke Pinot Noir has aromas of plush, ripe red berry fruit on the nose. On the palate, the wine is extremely poised, with silky tannins, bright fruit and racy acidity. A rich and complex wine.
This red wine under the famous Kleinbabylonstoren `Black label` is a specially crafted cuvee on the basis of varietal intensity and character. Released with good bottle age to match similar blends from Bordeaux this exceptional red wine has notes of violets, cassis and dried herb aromas.
This vintage is a beautiful expression of the grape capturing the full flavour and potential that our terroir has to offer. It is a delicious example of cooler climate Chenin Blanc fermented in concrete and stainless steel tanks. Dry, fresh and delicious!
Only fruit selected from oldest Chenin Blanc vineyards, planted in 1974 and ‘78, are used for this wine. Barrel fermentation takes place in 400L French oak using only natural yeasts. No malo lactic fermentation takes place in order to retain as much natural freshness..This flagship white wine has received 4 Platter 5 star ratings in the past.
The Beaumont Vitruvia 2015 maiden vintage was a brilliant vintage with close to perfect growing conditions. . Sebastian Beaumont has created a white blend formed from old vine Chenin, Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Semillon and Colombard. It is perfectly balanced, dry, yet rich and delicate and has oodles of class.
Pale white gold in color with a youthful and protective greenish tint, vibrant with classic aromas of saffron, passion fruit, lemon candy, ginger, sweet oak spices, cinnamon, and a mineral saline note.
Made by one of the best young winemakers in Burgundy, Gregory Patriat, this wine is stunning. The fruit is sourced from a tiny lieu-dit (plot of vines) from the village of Ige (one of the best in the Macconnais). The wine is quite full bodied and shows notes of peach, citrus fruits, vanilla & grapes.
Rive is a local term in the Valdobbiadene used to identify steep and rugged slopes. These are arguably the most difficult vines to work, harvested exclusively by hand. Rive is also used to denote some of the finest Proseccos known to man. This is a single vineyard Rive from Bortolotti`s Montagnole vineyard.
This Cabernet Sauvignon dominant Bordeaux blend, from the lovely team at Botanica shows blackberry, black cherry and tobacco aromas. Soft ripe fruit, dark red plums and lingering earthy and chocolate notes. It`s smooth and warming, with a velvety texture and a long finish, it is absolutely delicious.
This cool climate Semillon, from Elgin is matured for 10 months in old oak, it’s refreshing and clean with lime green hues with green apples and straw on the nose. The third wine, after her Pinot Noir and Chenin Blanc, from this innovative winemaker who hails from the States.
Botanica 3 Barrels Pinot Noir is a limited release Pinot Noir from the very clever Ginny Povall. It is a very small production and as a result the wine wine is bold and fruit driven, with ripe cherry and berry fruit flavours, violet aromas and sweet spice It is absolutley beautiful and a critics favourite!