Violets, cassis and plums on the nose are followed by a fresh and textured palate. There is a lovely combination of edgy tannin and lively fruit giving the wine life and vibrancy. The Mourvedre adds spice and backbone to the wine, combining beautifully with the succulence and silkiness of the Syrah, and fruity characters of Grenache.
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Dense ruby purple in colour with expressive blackberry and blueberry fruit on the nose and subtle, complex savoury French oak.
Youthful structure on the palate with restrained power, but retaining elegance.
Intense dark fruits are supported by fine tannins and spicy oak through to the finish.
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This Lightly Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc is bursting with gooseberry, passion fruit, fresh citrus, melon and nettle-dominant herbaceous aromas. The wine finishes clean and crisp, with a lingering sparkling in the mouth. The small delicate bubbles of this Frizzante style wine enhance the citrus and gooseberry flavours. 100% Sauvignon Blanc.
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Aromas of black fruits such as blackberry and blackcurrant dominate with notes of pepper, nutmeg and earth.
These flavours continue through the palate complimented by black plum flavours, acidity and fine tannins.
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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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Rich, smooth and velvety. Very approachable and versatile with food. Look: Intense ruby red. Nose: Ripe cherries and sweet spices. Palate: Rich, intense cherries and berry fruit; good length and soft tannins.
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This wine has the typical deep, dark violet colour of Argentine Malbec.
The nose offers intense aromas of black stone fruit interwoven with notes of chocolate and sweet spice.
Balanced acidity leads into a long, velvety finish.
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