Deep ruby red in colour, with perfumes of sour cherry and plums with notes of leather and tobacco. Great depth of flavour, with juicy fruit and supple tannins, giving the wine a silky-smooth texture. This wine has a great structure and a fine mineral note on the finish.
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.
A rather unique Toscana Bianco, made from Sangiovese vinified white. This produces a crisp and aromatic white, reminiscent of Sauvignon Blanc. On the nose there are aromas of white fruit and garden herbs, the palate is refreshing, with ripe citrus fruits and an elegant minerality. Certainly worth a try.
The white grapes were pressed before the fermentation started at 18°C. The wine was fortified using natural grape spirit, which caused the fermentation to stop and left a sweet wine with 16% alcohol, relatively light in alcohol for a fortified wine. The wine was then aged for seven years in old, large oak barrels.
The hilltop town of Montepulciano lies in the south of Tuscany near the town of Siena. The surrounding vineyards are planted with indigenous Sangiovese grapes (Prugnolo), used to produce one of Italy`s noblest red wines.
A Sangiovese from the New World, that`s what we have here. We were suspicious and then we tried it and it`s marvellous. On the palate there are raspberries, dark berries, juniper and dried herbs. For those lovers of natural wine this beauty has minimal intervention at all stages and has tiny amounts of sulphur added, compared to other wines.
Rich and bold, this Zinfandel is hand harvested from select, sustainably grown Old Vine blocks from 35 to 104 years old. Gently pressed, this wine goes through an extended fermentation to further enhance the zesty black fruit flavors that have made this irresistible wine our most popular and sought after offering.
This Rosso Di Montalcino from the tiny Fossacolle estate has 4 hectares of vineyards, 2.5 of which are destined for Brunello and the rest for Rosso di Montalcino. Dark ruby red in colour. Impeccable fresh, fruity aromas are given depth by delicate tertiary notes, exemplary structure and roundness. The long, persistent finish is lifted and bright.
This organic Chianti Classico is deep ruby red in colour, with perfumes of sour cherry and plums with notes of leather and tobacco. Great depth of flavour, with juicy fruit and supple tannins, giving the wine a silky-smooth texture. This wine has a great structure and a fine mineral note on the finish.
Pure old school expression of Sangiovese. A deep crimson red colour. Typical sour cherry and red fruit character with bramble notes. The palate has a supple, lithe character full of perfumed fruit and is given depth by a mineral vein. Structure comes from the taut acidity and tannin structure. Proper stuff with backbone, depth and charm
On the nose spicy undertones enhance the briary raspberry and blackberry perfumes characteristic of the Seghesio Zinfandel. On the palate it is full-bodied, with lush fruit character interwoven with fine, integrated tannins and a long, smooth finish.
Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem is a rich and characterful Cotes du Rousillon from Chapoutier. The wine has aromas of ripe nectarine and apricot on the nose with delicate notes of peach blossom and white flowers. The palate has a crisp, fresh acidity, balanced by the roundness of the Grenache blanc.
Intensely redolent of cherries, violet and hints of aromatic herbs and spices on the nose. On the palate we find also an important darker fruit character paired with velvet tannins and a long-lasting finish driven an important structure and volume on the palate.
A blend of Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne from El Dorado in California. The 2016 Smithereens is a balanced, medium-bodied expression of a blend, with just the right amount of structure, acid, and fruit.
Chianti Rufina Classico. At the top of the quality tree in Chianti Rufina, bags of intensity and depth. The wine has perfumes of wild cherries and cedar, with great structure on the palate. Its balance is characteristic of Selvapiana, with firm, ripe tannins and good acidity.
A deep dark wine showing a vibrant fruit forward-bouquet with aromas of ripe blueberries and freshly-made jam which follow through to the rounded red and black fruit palate. Balanced with rounded tannins and a fresh finish.
Vine Starr, from Broc cellars is a delicious, modern Zinfandel made by a highly skilled producer, who is brilliant at retaining freshness and purity of flavour. The wine displays pure, red fruit, with great freshness and elegance. The wine is medium-bodied with a lovely clean finish. A really really fabulous wine!
Joseph Swan`s Mancini Ranch Zinfandel is a classic old style Zinfandel made with new age sensibilities. With aromas of blackberry, white pepper, floral hints and a bit of lushness. The wine is complex, balanced and elegant. A super of example of this grape.
This Brunello from the tiny Fossacolle estate is an absolute gem. The estate is situated in Tavernelle in south-central Montalcino. In the glass the wine is a brilliant ruby red, with alluring aromas of very ripe red berries and delicate spices. Full bodied and persistent on the palate, with outstanding minerality.
The iconic Ridge Lytton Springs is a blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignan and Mourvedre from the Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County. The wine presents jammy raspberry fruit with pepper, mint and sweet toasted oak. Brambly fruit on the palate, sensuous and well defined tannins and balanced acidity.