A fresh and fruity Bardolino made from Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara. The wine is medium bodied with notes of sour cherries, blackcurrants and a hint of black pepper. Soft and supple in the mouth, this wine has a long and fruity finish.
Fabiano have produced a charming and well structured red wine obtained from partially dried grapes in Verona. The wine has delicate aromas of ripe cherries and sweet spices. The palate is rich, with intense cherries and berry fruit, good length and soft tannins. Amazing value!
Spanish variety that actually works really well in NZ. Gorgeous little citrus flowers link arms with melon and peach to dance in the sunshine, always maintaining an air of class. Meanwhile lime lingers in the shadows vying for attention. Imbibe on its own or devour along with a Thai chicken salad
Very fashionable dry white wine that has secured an international demand (having `been seen` in Madrid`s Tapas Bars in the 90`s.) Not unlike a chablis in style it has a lively freshness and dry minerality with a creamy finish.
The winemaker, Giancarlo Tommasi, seeks to create a single vineyard wine with a distinct identity. A nose of bitter cherry, orange and woodland aromas distinguishes the Rafael Valpolicella. It has developed powerful mineral and game flavours, finishing with restrained tannins and acidity
Pale yellow with a green hue, this Albariño is intense on the nose with peach and citrus aromas. The freshness and minerality on the mid-palate is superb, ably supported by a remarkable acidity which frames the juicy fruit on the crisp finish.
Very pale with green-gold lights. The aroma is scented with wild flowers and white fruits. On the palate at first a luscious texture then a fine crisp citrus finish which makes it an ideal accompaniment to crustaceans.
A subtle and wonderfully charismatic cherry scented red wine, given an extraordinary depth of flavour by refermenting the blend of Valpolicella grape varieties on the skins left from the Amarone wine and matured for 18 months in large oak barrels. The wine shows a spicy pepper nose, with a hint of raisins.
This extraordinary wine is produced from grapes grown on the Tommasi ‘Fiorato’ plot. Very low yielding vines produce tiny volumes of grapes and following a rigorous drying process and ageing in barrels for 12 months it is released in half bottles. Retaining a high residual sugar and pleasant fruitiness it is a superb dessert wine.
This ripasso style Valpolicella Superiore, has half of the grapes dried for two weeks before fermentation, the resulting wine is then blended with a fresh Valpolicella before being aged in oak for 12 months. Il Rientro is rich and deep with notes of deep black cherry, liquorice, leather, dried fruit and sweet spice.
Typically full and velvety smooth Amarone. Rich dark cherries, plums and prune form the main flavours with cinnamon and a little mince pie spice also present. Full-bodied, but not as monster as some. Easy drinking, soft and balanced flavour profile. Old school and traditional, approachable with beautiful bottle presentation.
Produced from the three Valpolicella grape varieties of Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Molinara, cultivated high on the hillside terraces. After harvest the grapes are placed directly onto small open racks and brought to the open sided building where they are dried by the cool breezes of autumn and winter until the following February.
An elegant Amarone with fresh acidity yet underlying heft. The grapes were hand-picked and dried naturally, then pressed and de-stemmed. The must was fermented at 23-24ºC for approximately 30 days The wine was aged in 500 litre barrels for 36 months followed by a year in bottle before release.
The La Giuva estate was founded by Alberto Malesani, famous in Italy as a former manager of both Fiorentina and Parma. The Amarone has a complex and ethereal nose, with aromatic notes of cherries, blueberries and chocolate, combined with hints of sweet spice. Smooth and powerful, the palate is remarkably fresh and finishes with ripe fruit.
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.