This light-bodied Pinot delivers fragrant red fruit on the nose with a classic palate of raspberry and red cherry and well-integrated oak. This wine is bright ruby-red with purple highlights. The elegant nose displays fresh raspberries and cherries with subtle touches of smoke and tobacco. The friendly, well-balanced palate has a crisp quality that recalls baked apples, blueberries, and cherries, all complemented by toasted smoky notes from the oak aging. The grapes were hand picked in March and taken to the cellar in small 14 kg (31 lb) boxes where they were sorted, gently destemmed, and deposited into stainless steel tanks. A 57-day cold soak at 68C/43-46F followed to enhance fruit intensity and spicy notes. Alcoholic fermentation was carried out at 26-30C/79-86F, followed by a post-fermentation maceration for 20 days of additional skin contact. The wine was aged for eight months in French...
Built for early drinking, this pinot noir is made for your immediate pleasure, and displays ripe, dark stone fruits along with some sandlewood and a lick of licorice. The palate is really vivid, velvety and voluptuous with moreish fleshy fruit, soft tannins and a spicy finish. It's a wine that really impresses you, really quite an elegant Pinot,. Drink cool, really quite attractive, and a refreshing change from Burgundy.
A full-bodied Sauvignon Blanc, the nose is pure and zesty, while the palate offers creamily ripe rich green fruit and a savoury herbal edge and the acidity keeps it clean, refreshing and long.
Pio Cesare has harvested grapes for their Moscato from a few select vineyards in the village of Treiso and Madonna di Como for over a hundred years. The vintage date is carefully chosen in order to get the maximum ripening of these grapes, as evident a beautiful rusty gold colour. Harvest usually begins in the last week of Ocotber. Soft pressing followed by slow fermentation at a low temperature and bottling commences in March. The Moscato d'Asti is a sweet wine, rich in fruit scents, soft and alluring. It is a clear, bright glossy gold yellow colour with a ripe fruit and acacia flower bouquet. On the palate, the wine is soft and sweet, but with a definite strength.
Limited Stocks. An intense ruby colour. On the nose, notes of liquorice, morello cherries and elderflower jam which develop toward hints of cocoa. Bursts of fruitiness on the palate with a rich mouth feel with a beautiful tannic structure; final notes of cherry and kirsch. Please not that this is not a sparkling wine, it is in fact an example of red wine that could have produced from Champagne a few centuries ago, at the time of their splendour. La Cote aux Enfants comes from a small plot of 70 acres, located in the heart of the terroir of Ay one of champagne's Grands Crus. Exceptional for its exposure and the quality of its soil, it is exclusively planted with Pinot Noir. This vineyard is specifically cultivated, with a green harvest that reduces the yield down to 8,500kgs per hectare. At the harvest, the grapes are sorted 'a la clayette' and the harvest completely destemmed. Only made...
The sixth vintage under this label, this marks the second consecutive year we have sourced Malvasia from the more focused, precise and rockier block a bit further west up against the Santa Lucia Mountains. Here, the soil is a little poorer, the aromatics a shade more finely wrought. Limited stock, changing to 2014 soon.
Deep cherry pink in colour, the Moscato Rosa is intensely perfumed, with aromas of spice and rose petals, a touch of turkish delights and some orange peel. On the palate it is sweet but not cloying, with a fresh, orange zest balancing the soft red berry fruit character. Long and fragrant to the finish, Moscato Rosa has excellent ageing capacity.
Aromas of white and black pepper, violets and plum and a subtle chocolate and leather spiciness. This wine is medium bodied and complex. Produced in the Northern Rhone style, with plum, pepper and cinnamon characters with a slight bacon note on the finish. A firm acid backbone with silky tannins harmonises the fruit and culminates in a warm, ripe finish.
This great flavoured red wine is packed with unrestrained ripe, fresh plummy fruit flavours whilst keeping a fresh lightness and balance. Serve at room temperature to accompany roast and grilled meats, meat pasta dishes and mild cheese. In the 1970s the company was the first to market a range of wines produced from native grape varietals and has continued to seek the individualism and character of the true wines of Sicily and Italy. This strategy is now paying dividends, as people tire of the classic varietals, they are coming to respect traditional wines from Sicily.
Characters of ripe citrus, melon and peach with great minerality, rounded out by well-judged oaking. A very complex wine with a long and creamy finish and a good acid backbone. 100% Chardonnay
Made from young Cornas vines which are destined for this appellation when they come of age. The nose exhibits a wide range of small ripe red fruits with a spicy backdrop. The structure of the wine makes for easy drinking, but at the same time its origins place it in the same style as its illustrious neighbours from the northern Rhone. Fine tannins make for a harmonious wine which is rich and generous. A most approachable Syrah, full of character and with a lot of finesse. The grapes are harvested manually and undergo a classic vinification in stainless steel vats.
In the heart of the Macon winegrowing region, South of Burgundy. The two villages Vire and Clesse form a unique terroir on slopes facing South-East. In Vire, the soil is chalky with large layers of clay. In Clesse , the soil structure is slightly different with a combination of chalk and clay mixed with liasic marls combined with oyster- fossils which convey to the wine a specific minerality. This is one of the best white wines of the region combining suppleness and minerality. Limited stock.
Blandys Duke of Cumberland is a medium rich Madeira which is tangy and fruity in taste and taste excellent with desert and cheese.Tinta Negra Mole is the variety of grape used.
Aromas of dark fruits and ripe plums balanced with notes of black pepper and hints of autumnal leaves.
Eikendal Classique is an elegant, well-balanced Bordeaux style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Marvellous full flavours are entwined throughout, with strains of oak, spice, chocolate, tobacco and mint, all leading to a very smooth finish. It shows a rich, well-structured body, and fine tannins.