Very deep ruby/purple in colour with dark, intense and very pure aromas of violets and ripe summer berries with touches of roast meats and complex spice notes. On the palate there is lots of black fruit, classic savoury spice and persistent, mouth-coating tannins.
Perfumed concentration of blackberry, blueberry fruit and complex, fragrant French oak. On the palate there is a layered complexity of vibrant dark fruit and savoury tones. Impressive texture of mouth-coating tannins that provides the framework for the richness and intensity of fruit.
In 2009 Michel Redde began a titanic and unique project in an old disused flint quarry called Les Champs des Froids in the Village of Tracy-sur-Loire. The site has a beautiful south west exposure and they have cleared, prepared and planted 4 hectares of vines on these very rocky flint soils.
The 2007 Te Koko is an intriguing and alternative style of oaked Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Aromas of lemon thyme, mandarin blossom and stonefruit combine harmoniously with ginger spice and nutty and savoury tones, underlined by exotic tropical notes. The many-layered palate is creamy and textured, balanced by a clean, mineral acidity.
Another stunning Shiraz from Rory Lane. Clean, grapey tannins, ironstone earthen, and at the same time spicy and structured. Layers are apparent at this early stage, but will age very harmoniously. Unfined and unfiltered.
A small amount of Shiraz is hand-picked every year to make this limited release Sparkling Shiraz. "You could bite into this! It`s dense, black, chocolaty and richly flavoured, the smooth, spreading flavour of it very easy to fall for.
The 2014 Antiquarian Shiraz was selected from the finest Barossa grapes and matured in French oak barriques for 24 months.The wine is glorious upon release and will develop even greater complexity with cellaring for up to 10 years. The wine is a deep crimson red, showing brick edges.
This wine is incredibly fresh and lively. On the nose there are aromas of cherries and fuity berries with a hint of red pepper. The mouth fills with all that fruit, hints of coconut, pepper and spice. The wine is deliciously dry with creamy tanins. This is a wine of complexity with plenty of layers to ponder. Fantastic!
This Pouilly-Fume is the flagship wine from the wine making dynasty Mellot family, 30 year old vines of Sauvignon Blanc have been slow fermented in French Oak. Oak is well integrated with the wine so it is still a racy style like its neighbour Sancerre across the Loire River. A wine adventure for Sauvignon Blanc lovers of the Marlborough style !
Fragrant aromatic and spicy nose, showing an array of red fruits and subtle oak. The palate is dominated by a flavoursome compote of red fruits, black fruits and a variety of spices. Ripe, fine tannins and good concentration provide structure, length and a seamless balance. This is one of the best value wines that we stock.
A stunning Biodynamic Sauvignon Blanc from Stellenbosch producers Reyneke, Loire like in depth and complexity. The nose presents a layered complexity and freshness of white stone fruit, pear and lime peel opening to a subtle floral prettiness. This wine has a textured minerality on the palate with a firm acidity and well integrated oak component.
Fermented entirely with naturally occurring yeast – this is an alternative style of Sauvignon Blanc that is both intricate and textural. A succulent combination of yellow peach and brown pears, rolled into rich, short pastry with a sprinkling of caramelised almonds.
The Tokara Director`s Reserve White is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon that is barrel fermented and oak matured for 9 months before release. A pale gold in colour, the wine displays aromas of cape goosberry, pink grapefruit, blood orange and oily notes with a touch of toasted oak and sweet spice.
Deep, black-red in colour, with perfumes of dark cherry, aniseed and blackcurrant on the nose, giving way to good structure on the palate, ripe, silky tannins and a broad, spiced, savoury fruit character. it is spicy and rich to the finish.
This Sancerre comes from the oldest vines on the estate. These are planted on pebble rich clay-limestone slopes known locally as "caillottes". The wine was fermented and aged in oak barrels (30% new oak) Fermentation lasts 2 to 7 months and the wine is aged for 20 months.
The young and dynamic François Crochet has made wines in New Zealand and Bordeaux, and now uses his broad experience wisely. To make Sancerre that measures with the best of the appellation, Francois pays a great deal of attention to the quality of his grapes.
At Chateau Moulin-a-Vent, Gamay is given the royal treatment and the resulting wines will develop and improve beautifully over time in the bottle. The wines are fermented in stainless steel tanks and then aged in French oak. Vivid ruby colour. The wine has a very aromatic nose, and is well balanced.
Owned by the incomparable Henri Bourgeois this show piece estate is renowned for being a top quality producer of both Pouilly Fume and Sancerre and has collected a bundle of awards and medals over the last decade or so.
Old School Shiraz with deep flavours a pure fruit character and a more approachable price point from Mitolo. Deep bright crimson, with bright perfumes of raspberry, cherry cola and nicely integrated vanilla and cedar oak. Intense flavours of raspberry and cedarwood, the Angela has a real energy thanks to lively acidity and freshness.
Its aromatics encapsulate a broad spectrum of varietal flavours; tropical fragrances of guava and mango to ripe lime/ citrus and sweet herbs. The palate also is juicy and voluminous, combining concentrated flavours with a mineral acidity that leaves a long, fresh, intense finish.
Dark gold in colour, with an intensely perfumed nose with all the aromas associated with botrytised wines, including marmalade and dried apricots. On the palate, it is rich and sweet, with notes of apricots. The finish is very clean and refreshing.
Grown in this northern climate and on the stone\flint plateau overlooking the Loire River this is a classic example of cracking winemaking and low yielding Sauvignon Blanc vines producing fantastic grapes. This dry white displays a classic smokey, lime and mineral influenced flavour reflective of the region`s flinty soils.
Metis is a wine made by Matt Day, Klein Constantia’s hugely talented young winemaker, and it is directly inspired by Pascal Jolivet, Loire-based Sauvignon Blanc icon. Matt spent the 2012 harvest working closely with Pascal and his winemaker Jean-Luc Soty.
A rich and concentrated blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon from the Constantia Valley, this barrel fermented wine combines oak and tropical fruit flavours with a well-integrated minerality. An elegant wine with exceptional balance and length and fantastic ageing potential.