Episode 29 represents the 5th ever Chenin Blanc released by The Liberator (and there you were thinking this was a blatant and cynical reference to a famous perfume). It also happens to be the single largest Liberator ‘Episode’ release to date.
From the higher quality area of Valdobbiadene, this is a classic Italian sparkling wine made from the Prosecco grape with the addition of 10% Pinot Bianco. It is dry, elegant, fresh and lively, with floral aromas of hedgerow blossoms and white fruits and a creamy persistent mousse. This is easy to drink and rounded with apple flavours.
The very definition of fun... A true Moscato (in that has been made from 100% Muscat grapes) this wine is light in alcohol, fantastically fizzy and shows summer fruits, rose petal and Turkish delight. Available here in a 375ml bottle and at 5.5% alcohol you can keep it all to yourself... just stick a straw in it !
The nose is fresh and pronounced with excellent fruit concentration. On the palate, it is clean and well balanced, with a core of strawberry fruit combined with subtle vanilla flavours from American oak. The finish is juicy and long.
Lifted blue fruits, blood plum, ripe blackberries and Christmas pudding-like spice flow out of the glass with spicy pepper, and hints of bramble and dark chocolate. Generous mouth filling sweet blackberry, raspberry and plums cover the palate with lashings of sweet spice.
A blend of Verdelho, Gouveio, Viosinho, Rabigato and Códega do Larinho varieties (the blend changes each year) grown on primarily northfacing, high-altitude vineyards planted on schistous and granitic soils.
An award winning, easy drinking, great value red wine from Spain. Cherry red with intense fruity berry aromas. This elegant wine is light and refreshing with silky tannins and a pleasing smooth finish.
Although Pinot Grigio is best known for the production of white wines, the grapes actually have a pink tinge to them when they are ripe. The wine gets its delicate pink colour from contact with the grape skins during the winemaking process.
From selected vineyard sites across Chile`s Central Valley. The cooling influences of the Andes and the Humboldt current together with the diurnal temperature difference here allows for slow ripening so that the grapes develop maximum flavour.
A dry crisp, refreshing wine with a full fruit flavour and good body. Only premium quality grapes are used and this is shown by the combination of delicate aroma, delicious apple and grapefruit and a lively citrus finish.
The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes come from the Colchagua Valley, Chile renowned for making excellent red wines. In Colchagua, the moderating breezes from the ocean slows ripening allowing the wines to achieve perfect ripeness. Cool nights help retain acidity giving freshness to the wines. All grapes were hand harvested. Deep, ruby red in colour.
An easy drinking and full bodied wine from Portugal, which has delicious soft fruit flavours of raspberries and redcurrants. The wine is made from selected Portuguese grapes with the addition of Shiraz and this is evident from the superb balance between smooth, ripe fruit and youthful freshness.
The Sauvignon Blanc grapes come from the Curico Valley. Curico‘s mediterranean climate is a result of the vines being shielded from the Pacific Ocean by the Coastal Range. Sauvignon Blanc from Curico is riper in comparison to the cooler climate regions in Chile, but is still able to retain freshness due to cool nights.
This Portugese wine from the Carvalhais team in the Dao region has lively, compelling aromas of strawberries, blackberries and plums combined with balsamic nuances. It is medium-bodied, with round tannins and a balanced, lively acidity, which make this an extremely appealing wine that can be served as an aperitif or with main courses.
Cherry red in colour; fresh, perfumed aromas of ripe plum and berry fruits of Merlot, with cherry and red fruit of Grenache on the nose. The palate is round, with medium to full body and integrated supple tannins; it is juicy, easy to drink, with a touch of spice to the long, fruit-driven finish.
Grown in Chile`s Casablanca Valley, the climate in this valley can be described as cool Mediterranean. Its closeness to the ocean tempers its climate and winters tend to be mild. The vineyards are planted on the flatter plains and on the gentle slopes of the Casablanca valley.