Pike & Joyce`s Rapide Pinot Noir from their Adelaide Hills site aims to deliver bright, fresh fruit and early drinkability. Attractive fresh strawberry and dark cherry fruits with just a hint of oak. Also displays a little damp earth and some “foresty” notes derived from the whole bunch fermentation components that were included in the mix.
A charming single varietal Vinho Verde made using Loureiro grapes. A fragrant and expressive wine; Loureiro means `laurel` due to the similar aroma of the berries to the laurel tree. This fresh and zesty wine has notes of honeysuckle, orange blossom, acacia, apple and white peach.
The Les Fantasies de Capion Coup de Foudre Blanc is a Chardonnay Viognier blend from the Saint Guilhelm Le Desert IGP. A fresh and fruit forward wine with aromas of citrus fruit, melon and white flowers, a lush and soft palate and clean elegant finish.
A single varietal Vinho Verde made from Avesso grapes. The wine is a pale lemon in colour, this Avesso has notes of melon, pear and blossom on the nose. The palate is medium bodied with a silky mouthfeel and a balancing, fresh citrus acidity. White peach, ripe apple and honeysuckle.
A fantastic little Sauvignon from Constantia. Intense varietal character is the cornerstone of this classically-styled Sauvignon blanc, combining tropical fruit flavours with a well-integrated minerality. A wine of freshness, impeccable balance and great length
Chateau de la Selve are based in the Ardeche. Petite Selve is described as a vin de copain, with equal amounts of young vine Cinsault and Grenache with 20% Syrah. This is a bright juicy wine, packed with concentrated red fruit. The cuvaison is shorter at 20 days and has 30% of the press juice from the rosé wine added before fermentation.
This amazing Cabernet Franc/ Tannat blend is vibrant and packed with aromas redolent of ripe plums, sweet spices and hints of green pepper. Fresh and round on the palate, this is a very pleasant, food-friendly wine.
This is an Appassito wine made from partially dried Primitivo grapes, imparting a richness and depth of character. A deeply coloured wine with exuberant perfumes of ripe red and black berry fruits, with notes of spice from the oak ageing. Made in the style of an Amarone, it is concentrated and opulent on the palate, with great balance.
Le Chemin des Garennes from Chateau Capion is a blend of Roussanne and Bourboulenc from the Languedoc. A pale golden yellow in colour, the wine displays aromas of mandarin, white peach and lemon zest with notes of fennel, white flowers and wet stone. Barrel ageing lends the wine weight on the palate which is balanced by a refreshing acidity.
This super wine from the Bierzo region in Spain has intense dark berry and violet scents. These are complemented by smoky minerals, Indian spices and potpourri. Fresh and complex on the palate, offering blackberry and bitter cherry flavors that become sweeter with air.
Duistinctive Torrontes from Uruguay. The wine is pale golden yellow in colour, a complex and generous bouquet with suggestive honey and spice aromas. Fresh, crisp and well balanced on the palate. Pisano was recently awarded the trophy for `best Torrontes produced in South America`.
Dog Point is a vibrant, perfumed Sauvignon Blanc characterised by freshly squeezed citrus and dried herbs. The wines juicy palate and fresh acidity upfront is followed by a soft, round texture. The quality and
Chateau Les Croisille is part of a new wave of producers in Cahors. Silice is all from hand-harvested grapes grown on a rare combination of silica-rich red clay and iron soils on the Luzech plateau. Only around 5% of the appellation enjoys such a soil profile. The vines here are around 30 years-old.
Clairette Blanche is a variety that has a very long history not only in Stellenbosch, but in South Africa. Sadly due to popular demand of other varieties, a lot of it was ripped out. Luckily this little block in the Polkadraai is still in the ground and is said to be one of, if not the last block in Stellenbosch.
The Domaine des Marrans Chiroubles comes from two plots located in Les Cotes and Crozet with fifty year old vines on two very well exposed, steep slopes. The wine is deep red in colour, the nose is an explosion of black cherry and ripe berry fruit.
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 Etna Bianco from Alta Mora is made from Carricante grapes, a variety native to Sicily.
Beautiful density of fruit that opens up to layers of dried apple, lemon and other citrus aromas. Full body, layered and gorgeous. Complex at the end - James Suckling
A fantastic single vineyard Chenin Blanc from the Opstal Estate in the Western Cape.The beauty of this wine is even though it stays the same each year (as it’s harvested from the same Single Vineyard classified block on the farm), each year is different.
Patatsblanc is a blend of old vine Colombard and Chenin Blanc from Montagu made by Reenen Borman of Boschkloof fame. This is a mineral wine with concentrated citrus notes, crushed stone, delicate herbal aromas and a touch of freshly cut grass. The wine displays fleshy stone fruit on the palate with a lean Chablis like character. Stunning.
Chateau de Gueyze is the flagship wine from the Buzet based cooperative Les Vignerons de Buzet. A Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon blend, Chateau de Gueyze displays aromas of blackberry and ripe plum, with notes of toasted cedar, the wine is ripe and concentrated on the palate with fine tannins and dark fruit characters.
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.
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.
A Rhone style white from Franco Lourens, assistant winemaker to Chris Alheit. This is a blend of Grenache Blanc, Verdelho, Roussanne and Chenin from the Western Cape, whole bunch pressed and fermented in old French oak. Rich and expressive with ripe citrus, stone fruit and floral notes. The palate has a crisp acidity with weight and texture.