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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This was the first vermouth used to make the forerunner to the classic martini, The Martinez, mixed with Bokma Genever, which was the first gin to hit prohibition in New York.
A rare speciality, unique for its bouquet and produced in limited quantity with wise craftsmanship and available in precious numbered bottles of blown glass, from the inventors of Vermouth, Carpano.
The bottle, fitted with a cork, is packed as a precious package.
Have it cold,- also delicious at the end of a meal in combination with sweet pastries.
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Lovely pink colour with fresh red berry aromas of strawberry and raspberry, enhanced with delicate floral notes. This is a fruity but serious ros, echoing the bright berried fruit flavours on the palate, through to a crisp and elegant finish.
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This wine can be described as cassis with rich, red fruits on the nose, dried herbs, perfume and plum. The palate is soft, silky, with integrated flavour of cigar box and black fruit. The Demorgenzon Maestro Red 2011 was naturally fermented for 12 days, and left on skins for 10-15 days. The varieties were kept separate. Full malolactic fermentation took place in the barrel and it was aged in small French oak for 12 months, with 25% new French oak. This wine is drinking very well now and will improve over the next six years and should last for many more to come. The DeMorgenzon Maestro Red is a classic Bordeaux styled...
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The newest release of this intriguing blend delights the nose with a charming bouquet of enticing aromas of fresh Meyer lemon, fuzzy peach, ripe honeydew melon and yellow plum, mingled with touches of citrus blossom and white tea. The clean, vibrant palate enters with juicy pomelo, sweet lychee and honeyed tangerine fruits, balanced by vibrant acidity and hints of yellow apple and key lime pie that last through the crisp and refreshing finish.
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Classic Syrah nose with a very intense fruit-driven character.
Made from 15 year old Syrah vines, this wine shows a smoky, liquorice character and a hint of dark chocolate with a lovely smooth and chunky but velvety texture.
No oak ageing but bags of complexity.
Serve at room temperature to accompany roast and grilled red meats.
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