Dry, Clean, fresh, pale almost transparent, with a touch of coral colour. It is light and fresh on the palate with crisp acidity and floral aromas aftertaste, with balanced aromas of roses and red fruit. From winemaker Eva de Benito at Viña Real.
This Gruner Veltliner represents a cross section of the vineyards in Kamptal. The wine has a delicate peppery aroma with refreshing citrus notes and warm spice. Charming and light with a clean, elegant finish. Perfect with fish dishes, spicy salads and asian food.
We love the Botanica wines and this Merlot is just delicious. The deep garnet colour hints at it being a big wine and it is. On the nose, aromas of brambles, dark choclate and mint notes. These follow through on the palate and the fleshy fruit is supported with firm tannins and lovely fresh acidity.
Purity, vibrancy and harmonious balance result from the careful selection and blending of specific clones grown on clay soils in the cool Elgin Valley. A broad, seductive compote of concentrated black cherries, cranberries and savoury forest floor aspects is supported by dry oak tannins.
Jesús Madrazo produces the wines of the single estate Contino. He is the son of the founder and strives to be at the forefront of Riojan fine wine making whilst preserving established traditions A brand new wine with very limited availability. Here Jesús has taken another classic Rioja grape and made a single varietal wine.
Golden yellow in colour, clean and bright. This is a supremely elegant, complex white that has enticing floral , citrus and toasted nut aromas. Very good acidity and a delicate mouth feel. Fruity finish with persistent freshness. Ideal with Spanish dishes such as paella and seafood.
This Cabernet Sauvignon dominant Bordeaux blend, from the lovely team at Botanica shows blackberry, black cherry and tobacco aromas. Soft ripe fruit, dark red plums and lingering earthy and chocolate notes. It`s smooth and warming, with a velvety texture and a long finish, it is absolutely delicious.
This Sankt Laurent from the team at Allram, Austria is Elegant and a light red colour. The Sankt laurent Grape is a descendent of Pinot Noir and so has some of those characteristics. It has excellent spicy fruit, delicate sweetness and a well-balanced acidity. It is mineral, on the palate but still fruit driven.
The Mullineux Old Vines White is a Chenin heavy blend from Swartland. Pale straw in colour, this wine has a nose of ripe, green citrus fruit and Christmas spices. The palate is fresh and richly textured, with notes of ripe pears, almonds and peaches, and a clove-like finish.
Brilliant ruby red with violet reflections, Bell’Assai offers a fragrant bouquet with intense flowery notes of violets and roses combined with aromas of fresh red fruit (strawberries and raspberries). On the palate it shows great freshness, a perfect harmony between aroma and taste, supported by soft tannins.
This cool climate Semillon, from Elgin is matured for 10 months in old oak, it’s refreshing and clean with lime green hues with green apples and straw on the nose. The third wine, after her Pinot Noir and Chenin Blanc, from this innovative winemaker who hails from the States.
Cherry red in color, with hints of ruby. The nose releases notes of cherry, blackcurrant raspberry, wild strawberry. In the mouth, the attack is smooth and forthright, with chewy tannins. Perfect with grilled red meat, or a chicken recipe with mushrooms.
This Chenin Blanc from Stellenbosh South Africa was awarded 5 Stars in Platter`s in 2017. The wine wine has aromatics of citrus, ripe peach, cut apple and gentle spice with a slight yeasty note. On the finish it has soft acidity with a hint of salinity. It`s a beautiful accompaniment to seafood, salad and white meat dishes.
This Riesling hails from Gaisberg, a sub region within Kamptal often known as the little brother of Heiligenstein. The colour is deep yellow green with aromas of excellent peach fruit, delicate sweetness quince, blood orange and honeydew melon. These are repaeated on the palate.
This Gruner Veltliner hails from Gaisberg, a sub region in Kamptal also known as the little brother of Heiligenstein. The wine is a deep yellow green, with aromas of quince, blood orange and honeydew melon, with excellent spicy fruit characters, it is a dry wine but has a delicate sweetness, and well balanced acidity on the palate.
Complex and expressive on the nose, there are aromas of flower petals, candied dark cherry and plum, interwoven with savory notes, sandalwood and a touch of oak. The first taste presents dark fruit flavors and cherry, with pink peppercorn, rhubarb and five-spices. Ripe, well-integrated tannins are balanced by the graceful structure.
Cabernet Sauvignon brings great elegance and longevity, thanks to firm and velvety tannins. Nero d’Avola stands out with fruity (cherry and sour cherry) and spicy notes. The addition of Tannat enhances the fruity component while adding a great polyphenolic structure rich in tannins. a variety ideal for long-ageing wines.
If visions of sugar-plums are dancing in your head, the Ben Ryé is for you! From the tiny Italian wind-swept island of Pantelleria, the Ben Ryé is a complex and ample sweet wine with an outstanding freshness.
Mouth-watering aromas of nectarine, white peach and delicate grapefruit blossom. A very fine entry opens out to a silky, supple mid-palate and a simply delicious spread and depth of flavour. Hand-picked fruit was whole bunch pressed in a Willmes membrane press.
The aroma of this wine is compelling, virtually reaching out and grabbing our attention. Yellow peach, melon, guava and crisp Fuji apple are accented with hints of tropical mango and pineapple. Lime, Minneola tangelo and orange blossom lend citrus notes.
The 2018 growing season was again very dry and yields were well below normal, resulting in wines with incredible texture, depth and concentration. The nose is flinty with some stone fruit and citrus aromatics. The palate is tight, long, flinty with notes of grapefruit and cinnamon-spiced apples.
This Chardonnay has oak notes, fresh passion fruit, lime and flint on the nose. The textured palate is packed with citrus zest and crushed shells and has long finish. Best served at 10-12°C, this wine will show optimally when decanted within the first 3 years after bottling and will reward if cellared properly over 5-7 years.
The flagship of the range; a bright, succulent and ripe red fruits create an inviting first impression of this classic Ata Rangi Pinot Noir. As the wine unfolds, delicate floral aromas emerge - think of dark, velvety roses - a fitting image for a wine with such luxuriously silky textural qualities.
Fragrance and headiness, exudes intense perfume, mixed berry fruits, floral notes and spice. Primary fruit leads onto savoury graphite and white pepper underpinned by stalkiness and concentrated meatiness.