Intense aromas and flavours combine effortlessly with acidity and tannins, softened and married by al least 17 months in American oak and two years in the bottle. This well-loved Rioja is a velvety and harmonious wine with richness and spice on the finish. Its velvety soft fruit makes it easy to drink. Great with Lamb, pork and rich poultry dishes.
A zesty, tropical fruit ladened Chardonnay from Chile; El Emperador Chardonnay is a wonderful dry white, ending on light dried fruit and woody notes.
Ruby coloured with purple hints with lovely notes of violets and red cherries, plums and a hint of white pepper. On the palate this wine is medium-bodied with beautifully intense red fruit characters matched by delicate notes of spices and soft tannins. To be enjoyed at its best with grilled lamb, a nice steak, a vegetarian risotto or even meaty fish dishes.
The minerality and fruit of the Saar Riesling, the bitterness of the wormwood and the floral, spicy aromas of the regional herbs and flowers give this limited vermouth wine from the Saar Valley its unique lightness and elegance. Carefully hand-picked Riesling grapes from the Zilliken estate and the craftsmanship of Andreas Vallendar guarantee a high-quality product which promises supreme drinking pleasure.
The Lugana D.O.P. Prestige summarises in its name the prestigious mix of elements that characterized it: A unique soil of its type, rich in clay the mild microclimate of Lake Garda. A delicate wine with a dry feel, the acidity strongly salified, obtained by a soft vinification and fermentation in steel. Ready to drink after aging in the bottle in the spring of the following year. Annual production is approximately 250,000 bottles, distributed in prestigious wine shops and restaurants both in Italy and abroad.
Vondeling Rurale, makes use of Chardonnay grapes from a single block, located on a south-west facing slope on the decomposed granite soils of the Paardeberg Mountain. Unlike Mthode Cap Classique, the grapes are harvested with a potential alcohol of 12%, which allows greater fruit expression in the wine, without compromising on vibrancy and freshness. Pale straw in colour. with green tinge vibrancy. Tiny, pearl-string bubbles and fine mousse. On the nose, lavender honey, lime, crisp apple with freshly baked pastry and toasted almonds. A dry palate with a creamy, full-bodied mouth feel. Fresh apple, pears, confected lemon and a long, rich and lingering after taste. Perfect with smoked salmon sandwiches, fennel roasted mountain trout or fresh oysters with a squeeze of lemon juice and some salt and pepper.
This wine presents pages of different taste sensations. First creamy yeast, followed by mild wood tones surrounded by vanilla and aromatic layers of apricot and cantaloupe. Finally resonating a long citrus and quince finish. Longevity and ageing will enhance completely! A dry rewarding vintage for this Chardonnay, which is year by year recognized for its characteristic layered 'seamless' quality. The name originates from the historical mission hospital established by Moravian Missionary Peter Leitner who adopted this beautiful valleyomponent reflects true to type and the tradition of maintaining 30% new best French Oak with a total of seven months maturation.
The initial aromas of black raspberries, creme de cacao and star anise yield to a fragrant core of slow roasted meats, scorched earth and olive tapenade. Full bodied and tightly structured the palate shows perfect ripeness and brooding richness along with a razor-like spine of beautifully integrated acidity and fine tannin that will greatly reward those with the patience to cellar it.
Brilliant clear golden yellow. Intensely flowery (violets), and fruity (apricot, peaches and citrus) on the nose Fresh and round. Rich, unctuous and full bodied on the palate Overall a harmonious wine with light acidity and round fleshy fruits. Delicate and elegant.
Acero is the Spanish word for steel and refers to the fact that this wine has never seen any oak. Especially selected for fruit intensity and aromatics, the grapes are fermented in stainless steel to capture the purity of the flavours. After completing malolactic fermentation, the wine is kept in the tank until bottling in early summer. Named at er the late patriarch of the Torres family, this organic vineyard is located in the Green Valley - the coolest, foggiest region of the Russian River, only ten miles from the Pacific. The European-style high density of over 2,000 vines per acre provides low yields and requires intensive labor; but the grapes acquire greater concentration and finesse, more elegant aromas, and better balance than with the traditional low density. The classic Acero aromas are well represented in this bottling: stone fruit and Meyer lemon, with mineral and floral notes....
A rich and full-bodied Syrah that is full of succulent, ripe black fruit characters, smoky spice, soft tannins and a long smooth finish. Ruby-red in colour with an intense, attractive nose where black fruits such as blueberries and blackberries predominate, complemented by elegant notes of black pepper and a bit of smoke. The robust palate has a level of acidity that lends freshness and elegance. Meaty flavours and ripe fruit such as black cherries, blackberries, and plum combine with sweet flavours contributed by the oak. The finish is sweet and long, with excellent soft tannins.
Crimson ruby in colour. Lifted aromas of sweet ripe raspberry, rhubarb and wild black cherry, with spicy sappy hints and cassis. Ripe sweet fruit flavours on the palate with a rich supple velvety texture, excellent depth, length and silky tannins.
A deep ruby red colour. Its aromas are reminiscent of ripe red summer fruits.
Intense garnet red in colour. Very interesting on the nose, with wild fruit, balsamic aromas, toasty oak and toffee. Full-bodied, the wine is balanced and open. It has complexity and a persistent and aromatic aftertaste.
A pungent nose of resin, straw and orange peel leads to rich, round and relatively generous flavours that benefit from good acid support on the detailed complex finish.