The grapes for this wine were grown on the hills and flatter vineyards surrounding the town of San Salvo in Abruzzo.
Deep ruby red, with lifted perfumes of dark fruits, plums and cherries and a hint of mocha.
Soft, ripe tannins and a delicious chocolate-cherry finish.
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Straw yellow in colour with greenish highlights, the wine is elegant and delicate in its aromas, which recall fresh fruit, lemon, oranges, and grapefruit.
The flavours are balanced, with good length and a savoury finish and aftertaste.
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Chapoutier is better known as a renowned producer in the Rhone, producing a wide range of biodynamic wines from Crozes Hermitage to Chateauneuf-du-Pape. This is Chapoutier's Alsace venture - Schieferkopf (literally, slate topped) - is a joint venture between Chapoutier and four friends, none of whom are wine professionals. The five (the Club des Cinq) bought a 5ha domaine in Bernardville, whose vineyards, at 380m among the highest in Alsace, have 'unique schist soils giving poise and austerity to wines with high minerality' - ideal for Riesling, his agents Mentzendorff say. The vineyard is fully biodynamic, with handpicking...
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Fresh and elegant, this wine has good fruit weight and aromas including apple and white peach, a lovely texture and a savoury, mealy edge. The acidity is nicely balanced, giving the wine good length on the finish.
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Inspired by a pink Sicilian sunset, this wine has a light and attractive nose with notes of rose petals, pomegranate and strawberries. On the palate, the wine is silky smooth, light and fresh with no angularity and a beautiful finish.
This wine has few limits: excellent as an aperitif, with light pasta dishes or even with fruit, fillet of grouper with tomatoes, spaghetti alla Norma, warm octopus and potato salad, pasta with fresh tuna and courgettes, sea-food, oysters, raw sword fish and sushi, salami made with black Nebrodi pork, fresh hard tuma cheese.
The Syrah grapes come from the Planeta family's Dispensa winery...
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This is a full bodied Chardonnay which displays vineyard derived complexity and elegance.
Naturally made with a hands of' approach it is food friendly and age worthy.
It vividly exhibits the lime and stone fruit notes of Bay View Chardonnay with the more mineral characters of the Gimblett Gravels.
Subtle oak and lees derived complexity from long term barrel ageing adds further complexity.
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Dark ruby red in the glass, with lifted red berry fruits on the nose, mixed with dark cherry notes and some savoury undertones.The palate displays ripe blackberry and blackcurrant, filled out with subtle sweet spice from the oak ageing.
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Deep purple in colour. Aromas of red and black fruit with spicy notes, typical to the region. A concentrated, complex and elegant wine full of fruit with round tannins. The aftertaste is long and delicate.
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