This Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Damodes is a powerful and elegant wine. Its nose releases a clever mix of crushed red fruits, dried herbs and burnt wood. It is supple on the palate and of great finesse. A little acidic, it contains aromas of liquorice, wood and very ripe fruits. Serve with: Beef Bourguignon, Game, Hard Cheeses. The name Les Damodes may come from a female trinity presiding over the good of the earth, or perhaps refers to some druidesses who were established in this area.
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Deep purple, inky hues characterise this wine. The aromas are initially savoury and meaty, developing into a very concentrated and complex perfume with prominent spicy notes of cloves, cinnamon and violets. The palate entry exhibits tremendous concentration of flavour and has gratifying length. The heat wave that began in February 2009 caused rapid sugar ripeness, so judicious irrigation regimes had to be implemented in order to maintain a healthy canopy during the late ripening period. A cool spring and early summer made for an excellent vintage, particularly for the early-ripening varieties. Ageing Potential - 8 - 10 years from vintage.
Colour: It has a pale yellow colour, bright with golden reflections. Aroma: Very personal scents to tropical fruits, standing out the pineapple with slight notes to melon. Palate: Soft entry in mouth with a pleasant acidity, followed by a well-rounded and wide volume, returning the tropical flavours on the aftertaste. The first White Tempranillo in the world. Exclusive and surprising single-variety Rioja wine of a new variety, the white Tempranillo. Barrel fermented in French oak, it has intense tropical fruit aromas.
The flavours are of fully ripe Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay, ripe peaches and nectarine and the significant natural acid and grapefruit finish is poised against these ripe flavours. Tiers Chardonnay always has a refined but noticeable texture.
Founded in 1868 by the famed oenologist Antonio Carpene Malvolti, the winery has been a crucial contributor to the history and study of Prosecco and is now run by the fourth generation of a family that specialises in the making of sparkling wines. Grapes for the Prosecco di Conegliano are selected only from the best hillside vineyards in the DOC Treviso area. Carpene Malvolti Prosecco Spumante Rose Brut is described by the winery as a noble and complex wine dedicated to high altitude tasters. It is made from Pinot Noir and the local Raboso grape, lightly macerated, to give a wine with delicate summer fruit aromas and intense red fruit and mineral flavours. With fish risotto, baked salmon, eel, creamed cod, veal, poultry and rabbit. Excellent with sheep and goat cheese.
Fragrant cassis-like aromas on the nose and plenty of juicy black fruits on the palate.