At bottling the wine was very pale with light green tints. With time we expect that it will develop some pale gold hints. Pure and fresh, with hints of citrus and peach. Medium bodied and zesty, with a lovely touch of minerality and great length. Trophy - Champion Other White Wine Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2012 Trophy - Champion Other White Wine Bragato Wine Awards 2012 Trophy - Champion Other Wine International Aromatic Wine Competition 2012 Gold Medal - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2013 Gold Medal - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2012 Gold Medal - 2012 Bragato Wine Awards Gold Medal - International Aromatic Wine Competition 2012 Gold Medal - NZ International Wine Show 2012
This wine comes from Gamay grapes and so can be drunk slightly chilled, in order to protect the delicious aromas of fruits and the delicate freshness of the wine. This Beaujolais Villages can be drunk young but will age well for 2-3 years. Ideal as an aperitif or with salads and light meats. In 1998 Louis Jadot opened their new Combe aux Jacques Winery, near the village of Brouilly. For the first time in the Beaujolais area, they are purchasing grapes, rather than must or juice to produce a Beaujolais Villages. A proportion of the grapes are destemmed and undergo a 14 day maceration. The blend includes some wine from the village of Regnie. 100% Gamay.
Appealing yet elegantly fruity, smooth tannins, lively finish.
Light lemon-yellow with a fresh, lively perfume of citrus and green apple with hints of sherbet on the nose. On the palate it has great balance with plenty of fresh fruit providing good weight and a zesty acidity giving it a lift. A lively, mineral note gives the finish complexity.
Rich aromas and vibrant flavours of juicy red cherries, ripe plums and warm spices burst from this delicious blend of tempranillo and shiraz. With its subtle hints of oak from cask ageing you can enjoy this smooth fruity wine on its own or as the perfect match to succulent roast meats and rich pasta dishes.
Bright, vibrant purple/red. Ripe strawberries and cherries with an underlying hint of oak. This wine has a vibrant, fruit-driven style that delivers lovely strawberry, cherry flavours supported by a subtle oak influence. Soft tannins and a delightful dry finish. 100 per cent Waipara. Grilled or roasted chicken, duck or turkey with a fresh herb risotto.
Predominantly green hints reveal its youth This dry, elegant, fresh young wine is lively, frank and refreshingly quaffable, ideal for all those who appreciate classic Riesling. All this and more: it has an agreeable fruit character of green apple, white peach, citrus, grapefruit and spring blossom. Enjoy it as an aperitif or to start a meal, with oysters, seafood, smoked fish, eel, pike or perch, and goats' cheese. Serve it at 8 degrees C now or in the next 2 years. A fine textbook Alsace Riesling, true to type and well vinified.
75cl A wonderful Summer bodied light wine. Crisp and clean, Casillero del Diablo Reserva Sauvignon Blanc is embodied with juicy peach, citrus fruit and gooseberry flavours.
Aromas of red fruits and tar with the full soft flavours of ripe autumn berries.
Brooding and complex, this wine shows herbal and gamey flavours while retaining lovely elegance and finesse.
The 2013 marks a return to the dark fruit flavours that are the Hilltop signature, including cherries and blackberries. It has fine-grained tannins and a racy acidity. A delight to drink now but 5 to 10 years of lying down will do it no harm.
Bright purple colour. Intense aromas of red berries (raspberry), liquorice and violet with a hint of spice. Complex, generous and well-balanced. Dense texture with fine grained tannins. Lingering finish. To be enjoyed with charcuterie, barbecues and all sorts of mild cheese. Is nice to slightly chill as well.
With the Tempranillo grape dominating the nose and palate, Campo Viejo Reserva Red Wine is balanced on the palate with a full and lingering finish.
2016 was another unusually early and short harvest - almost exactly the same timing as 2015. But as is wonderfully the case with nature, the character of the 2016s is surprisingly different to the 2015s. A tight, minerally wine with classic Hamilton Russell Vineyards length and complexity. Unusually prominent pear and lime fruit aromas and flavours are brought beautifully into focus by a tight line of bright natural acid and a long, dry minerality. An elegant, yet textured and intense wine with a strong personality of both place and vintage. Limited stock.
Fragrant cassis-like aromas on the nose and plenty of juicy black fruits on the palate.