The wine has an aroma of savoury ripe plum and cherry with a hint of game and smoky oak. Light to medium bodied with round, mouthfilling flavours of plum and cherry, pleasing weight and a long elegant finish with good acidity. Oak integrates nicely with the fruit and helps with the silky tannin structure.
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.
BEST SELLER One of best Estates in Beaujolais region. Fruit cultivated using methods based on organic and biodynamic principles the old bush vines are hand harvested. A Burgundian approach in the cellar combined with the high quality of the grapes, ensures the wine’s distinctive and serious style. Deep purple nuances.
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!
The Domaine des Marrans Morgon comes from the Corcelette vineyard, with an average vine age of 50 years. This is a full-bodied Beaujolais Cru with intense plum and cherry aromas. It`s drinking well right now but will certainly reward cellaring.
Les Vignerons Parisens is the first and only urban winery in Paris. Located in the 3rd Arrondissement, the enterprise was founded by Matthieu Bosser with two partners: oenologist Emmanuel Gagnepain and biodynamic viticulture consultant Frédéric Duseigneur. Turbigo is named after the small boulevard on which their premises are sited.
The Heirloom Vineyards Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir was produced from a single site in the Adelaide Hills. This quartz-laden site is free draining and the vines face north. Heirloom use their own Pinot Noir clones and handtend
Produced since 1954, the Salice Salentino Riserva has an intense ruby-red colour with garnet hints. Concentrated aromas of black cherries and blackberry complement notes of basil, and sweet spices thanks to the time in barrel. On the palate, the wine is smooth and balanced with velvety tannins. Long on the finish.
Bourgogne-Vézelay should be considered a sub-region to Burgundy, much in the same way as Chablis or Saint-Bris are. The vineyards surround the hillsides below the town, extending to the neighbouring communes of Asquins, Saint-Père and Tharoiseau.
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.
This rare and excellent Rioja is made from a single variety ‘Graciano’, considered to be the quality grape of traditional Rioja. Made in the traditional style, having been aged for five years in oak and bottle before release, the wine exhibits intense plum and vanilla flavours and a long complex finish.
The Domaine des Marrans Fleurie is the flagship of their estate. An elegant, refined and subtle wine with blackcurrant, raspberry and floral aromas on the nose, while dark berry fruit dominates the 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!
“GSM” and “SMG” are both everyday acronyms within the wine fraternity for blends of these 3 grape varieties, but have you ever come across a wine labelled as MSG…? I suspect not, and it’s because producers are afraid that their wine will be tarnished with a link to the well-known, much-maligned food flavour enhancer.
LAID-BACK GUYS, STAND-OUT WINES. The Other Guys (TOG) siblings Mia & August Sebastiani, are determined to make wines that will continue their family’s reputation for quality winemaking . Gorgeous aromas of earthy mushroom and fresh raspberry are highlighted by notes of fresh violet and ripe plum.
A fabulous Pinot Noir from Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. This wine walks the middle ground between being fruit driven and more complex and structured. Each of the contributing clones, 114, 115 and MV6; bring a unique character to the wine.
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.
Complex yet approachable, Slingshot has a bouquet of ripe raspberry, blueberry and plum. The palate is full and textured with notes of chocolate and wild currents, while balancing acidity and chewy tannins.
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.