Restrained and thoughtfully created with the fine balance typical of Corey Hall's wines. In the glass this builds to show itself as a complex, virtuoso wine that has been recognised as one of New Zealand's best. Tasting note: Passionfruit and gooseberry surrounded by guava and lemon flavours that run smoothly through the palate hemmed by a subtle mineral tone and soft acids. The name Gem is symbolic of our approach - picking from the best regions & vineyard sites says the winemaker Corey but, it is also his wife's, Meg, name backwards. The name is something Corey thought of while brainstorming (or surfing - depending on who you ask!) Corey and Megan Hall are passionate about producing singe vineyard, handcrafted wines. They are involved at every stage from the selection of vineyard sites through to the winemaking and tasting of their wines with others. Gem wines are about moments in time when you...
Blend of Christmas SpicesEnjoy a blend of the finest quality British Ruby and Crabbie's Ginger Wine, coupled with natural ginger, spices and citrus fruits result in a truly warming drink. It is ideally served warm in a tall glass with cinnamon sticks and citrus peel.
Colour: Ruby colour. Nose: Elegant and powerful nose, aromas of strawberry jam, and pepper. Palate: The attack is floral, tannic and spicy. Serve with all grilled or roast meats. Ox braised, Stew, Civets. Cheese. Soil: Sandstone and rocky alluvions. This terroir gives great elegance and subtlety. The vineyard is situated between Orange and the Mont Ventoux, on the left bank of the Rhone. Harvest: Hand harvesting at maturity. Vinification: This Gigondas is vinified in the traditional way with daily pumping-over. Maturing: Part of the wine ages in oak casks; the other part in vats. Bottling after 12 to 16 months of maturing.
Delicate, spicy, fresh. This is true Gewrztraminer. Remarkable value.
The nose opens with notes of dry leaves, red flowers, cherries and subtle forest floor aromas. Full bodied, the Cicala 2011 has a smooth yet firm palate with silky tannins and a long, fresh finish.
Golden yellow with a green hue, it features a wide range of aromas, with citrus and mineral notes that accompany intense tropical fruit scents. It is balanced and mineral at the palate, with a fine acidity that enhances its flavours. With a good persistence on the palate, its great freshness and vitality make this an ideal everyday wine.
A traditional Sherry brought to you by VP. Blended and fortified wines are matured to produce VP Cream Sherry. Enjoy after dinner.
Concentrated aromas of red and black forest fruits dominate combined with dried herbs and spicy cedar notes. To taste, the flavour profile is, rich and ripe without losing precise pinot noir detail. Tannins are moderate but integrated, leaving a lasting impression of texture (density), harmony and not least; definitive vineyard and southern Marlborough clays character.
Hardys VR Chardonnay; The ideal pairing with spicy Asian dishes, this crisp white displays aromas and tasting notes of rich melon and sweet peaches.
Fresh, delicate and elegant flavours. Fresh red berry aromas of strawberry and raspberry.
Deep crimson in colour, with notes of strawberries and blackberries. On the palate, the wine has a velvety mouthfeel and fresh acidity. Redcurrant flavours continue through the mouthwatering finish.
A rich, dry white wine from the heart of Rioja, Spain using viura grapes to produce one of the world's best-selling white riojas.
Symington family properties in the Baixo Corgo sub-region of the Douro Valley where the vines are planted at higher altitudes (therefore cooler) and where the climate is more temperate. Some fruit is also drawn from the Douro Superior and from a small selection of growers in the Cima Corgo area. Wonderfully fresh summer and tropical fruits: peach, apricot and pineapple, which linger pleasurably on the palate. Very crisp and satisfying in the mouth with hints of green apples and lightly herbal nuances, finishing with an attractive citrus acidity - vibrant and appealing. Ideal to accompany shellfish and other fresh seafood, as well as summer salads, or quite simply as a refreshing aperitif, served well chilled. Five months in stainless steel vats in order to preserve all the crisp, zesty freshness of the wine. Malvasia Fina, Viosinho, Rabigato and Moscatel Galego (the relative proportions...
Crisp and refreshing with notes of gooseberry, passionfruit and citrus. Hardys VR Sauvignon Blanc is ideal with spiced chicken dishes or on its own.
Bright gold in colour with yellow tints at the rim. Intense floral notes mix with citrus and grapefruit on the nose with a touch of spice. On the palate it is fresh and rounded with medium body and tropical fruit flavours. It has a long, elegant, fruity finish.