Ripe, sweet dark fruit aromas and a subtle touch of oak are followed on to the palate by soft, rounded, red fruit flavours, supported by fine grain tannins. Selected parcels of grapes for this premium quality Pinot Noir were grown in Marlborough and Waipara.
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Grown in vineyards planted between 300 and 450 meters in calcareous clay and gravel in the areas of Tramin and Montagna. The grapes for this wine were gently pressed off to steel tanks immediately after harvest. The must was allowed to ferment at controlled temperature without malolactic fermentation.
Tramin is the cradle of Gewurztraminer, and the village claims the best vineyards dedicated to the variety planted around the village the west bank of the Adige valley. Gewurztraminer has a distinctive reddish-yellow colour with green hues when fully mature. The most famous vineyards are in the Tramin subzones of Soll (Sella)...
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This wine combines appealing fruit richness with a savoury undertone, displaying aromas of red-Black plums, raspberries and boyensenberries. Soft on the nose, the effect of the oak maturation is subtle developing silky tannins. It is nicely weighted and textured on the palate with lovely generosity, the finish lingering, spicy and delicately dry.
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Bright ruby red with a pale purplish rim, it offers cherry aromas with a bit of spice, menthol, sassafras, and black pepper.
On the palate there is fresh cherry, pomegranate, and red bramble fruit.
The wine is peppery and lively with good acidity around an earthy, savoury core.
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This Cabernet Sauvignon displays ripe blackcurrant and dried herb characters on the nose, which are backed up with spicy notes from the oak ageing. The palate is smooth and soft, with beautiful ripe tannins and a long finish.
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Dense ruby colour in the glass, with aromas of berries and boiled sweets on the nose.
The palate is distinguished by notes of dark, ripe cherry fruit and rich chocolate cake, leading to a warm, velvety finish.
A sweet red wine with a residual sugar level of 171.8g/l.
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Deep ruby red.
Aromas of clove and subtle white pepper followed by plum with hints elegant spice. Medium bodied with red fruit and integrated oak.
Well balanced acidity and tannins will allow this wine to age well.
50% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre, 13% Petite Sirah, 8% Carignan, 8% Grenache, 6% Tannat
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A big wine with an intense colour, nose and palate. Made from Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre which has been matured in a mix of large oak tanks and oak barrels for 14 months. It has ripe fruit, liquorice and gingerbread characters with a touch of what the locals call 'garrigue' - a reference to typical local herbs. Good structure and balance of tannins, fruit and acidity. The wine is matured traditionally in large oak tanks and partly in oak barrels (20% new and 80% 1 to 4 years old) for 14 months. 34% Sangiovese, 33% Grenache, 33% Mourvedre.
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A crisp, mineral Chardonnay, deeply concentrated with a silky mouthfeel. It is loaded with pear and fig with a hint of hazelnut character alongside the limestone chalky zing which the Limari valley delivers in white varieties. Winemaker Marcelo Papa carefully selects the most suitable vineyard locations for each individual varietal to thrive. The use of a variety of small oak barrels from some of the best co-operages in France allows Marcelo to achieve an elegant and harmonious style of wines, which soften beautifully with age.
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