The Paddler is consultant winemaker Matt Thomson's own label. The name refers to Matt himself, as he still competes for New Zealand at the kayak world championships - when they don't interfere with his vintage work. This wine is a low alcohol, fruit focused style brimming with aromas of old-fashioned lemonade and flint alongside subtle honeysuckle floral notes. Bright acidity balances with the touch of residual sugar on the palate, whilst the luscious citrus flavours are complemented by an attractive chalky texture.
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Beautiful appearance, deep cherry with interweaving hues of garnet. Complex and intense aroma of black fruit, prunes, mineral and menthol undertones with a smoky, mocca and cacao background. On the palate it shows great structure and body with mature, fine tannins leading to a long concentrated and long finish.
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It is a very special and singular wine, quite different from the typical style of Somontano wines. It has a deep ruby-like colour with violet highlights.
On the nose has very complex aromas, which combine the freshness of reineta apples wuth earthy nuances over a spicy/mineral background.
In the mouth, it is dense, fleshy and has a long aftertaste that makes it unforgettable..
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Apricot, coconut and orange peel aromas followed by flavours of marzipan, sponge cake and citrus rounded off with carefully judged oak and balanced, fresh acidity.
The vineyards emerged from a deep, long dormancy after the wet and cold Winter of 2013 into ideal spring conditions resulting in high cropping levels across all varieties.
The summer of 2014 was cool with no major heatwaves and intermittent rain resulting in the production of lower alcohol white wines that enjoyed a longer than usual ripening period, while the reds from this vintage display restraint and finesse.
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The wine has a brilliant straw yellow colour.
Its fruity, spicy aromas are reminiscent of ripe apples, field flowers and fresh bread crust.
Strong and elegant in structure, the wine has a well-balanced acidity and is framed by a sweet, round richness and great length.
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One of Italy's most fashionable whites, it is noted for acute dryness and fresh, flinty acidity.
This is a bright straw-yellow wine with greenish highlights. It has a full, delicate, elegant bouquet which brings flowers and fresh fruit to mind - mostly lemons, lilies of the valley and green apples. Its palate is attractively young, dry, fresh and well-balanced.
As an inviting aperitif, it whets the appetite in its pairings with hors-d'oeuvres and fish dishes. It is perfect in summer, but there are no seasonal limitations to the serving of this delightful wine.
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Colour: intense ruby red with nice depth and brightness. Nose: Superb nose from the amazing fruit of great breadth and freshness, hints of berries and sweet spices in harmony. Taste: great impact with excellent roundness, fresh and pleasant, with tannins purposes very well integrated. Perfect with pasta, goes very well with white meats and cold cuts. Over the years, Michele Chiarlo has planted 20 hectares of vineyards in Monferrato different varieties of mainly indigenous, large exposure of excellent terroir, clones and rootstocks using highly selezionati. Qui was born a trial with the goal of producing a major wine red...
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12Ltr Balthazar Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut Non Vintage Champagne was first released in 1869 and since then it has become the world leader in champagne. It's created from three grape varieties that are blended to perfection creating a symphony
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The Winemaking: Fruit was harvested at night and gently de-stemmed. Only the free run portion of the juice was used for this wine. Natural yeasts combined with long cool fermentation at 10-12 Deg C.
The Wine: Intense lemon and lime with white spice and underlying wet stone nuances. The wine is softly textured with citrus flavours following through onto the palate. The acid is long and persistent with a flavoursome finish.
Drink With: Pork Buns.
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