Cesari has hit its stride with the Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Il Bosco. This is an opulent and layered red wine with savoury notes of saddle leather and exotic spice that drive the wine's dark core. This Amarone manages a careful balance with beautiful precision. In the mouth, it is smooth and rich with a deep textural impact. The blend is 80/20 Corvina and Rondinella.
Valpolicella Superiore obtained from Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grapes alluring in the vineyards exposed at midday on the hills of Valpolicella. In January following the harvest, the wine undergoes a second slight refermentation on the pomace of Amarone: the result is a full-bodied wine, very fragrant, warm, velvety, to be drunk after two years of aging. Suitable for game and red meats.
A deep burgundy colour with a nose of mature fruits, plums, cherries, figs, cinnamon and cloves. The aromas follow through to a palate full of rich black and red fruits, plums and damsons dominate with pomegranate, baked cherries and Christmas spices. An intensely concentrated powerful vintage with fine smooth tannins and a spicy, warming finish.
This sexy mother of a wine struts forth with an opaque plum/ruby/purple color and terrific notes of creme de cassis, licorice, roasted herbs and smoky barbecue. It is a brilliant effort, with full body, wonderful fruit, a savoury, expansive mouthfeel, sensational texture and a long finish, but no hardness or astringency. This is a fabulous Talbot to drink over the next 20-25 years
Viamare Sangiovese/Primitivo is an unusual blend which highlights the best characteristics of both grapes. It is full and fragrant with typical hints of ripe red fruit and light spicy notes. Excellent with elaborate pasta dishes, grilled red meats and mature cheeses.
Lemon yellow with frosted green sparkles, clean, bright and with a very glyceric tear.
Clean and frank aromatic set, of high intensity where the notes of apricot, peach, pear, fennel and those of white flowers (chamomile, jasmine) stand out. Memories of freshly cut hay and light touches of smoke.
Velvety and silky on the palate with development towards a large volume and structure. Balanced acidity brings freshness and nerve. Long and tasty, postgustofrutal, with a retro nasal sensation even more intense than in its olfactory phase highlighting the memories of fennel and anise.
The Kozlović family have been making wine in the Istrian region of Croatia since 1904. The region borders Friuli and the wines, food and people have a real connection with their Italian neighbours. The winery is run by Gianfranco and Antonella Kozlović and they currently cultivate 25 hectares of vineyard. Gianfranco is a perfectionist and he is constantly striving to improve his wine. He takes a modern approach to winemaking and produces seriously good wines.
Finca La Linda Malbec is an intense purple color red wine, with distinct aromas as a result of the typicity of the variety: marked red fruit and a very delicate floral note. It repeats its fruity intensity on the palate, with round and smooth texture, good maturity and great character. Its sweet tannins add strength on the palate, a long and lingering finish completes an elegant and compact red wine. Recommended pairings: A perfect match for red meat, big game hunt meat and hard cheese.
Lacryma Christi Rosso, or tears of Christ, is one of the most traditional wines from Campania. There are many stories of how Lacryma Christi received its name. One legend tells that when Jesus was ascending to Heaven, he glanced down at the earth, saw the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius and wept tears of joy at its beauty. Those tears fell on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius and vines miraculously grew in their place. Another story is based on winemaking techniques used by local monks in Campania. Lacryma Christi has been produced since the Roman Empire and as the monks didn’t have any filtering equipment, juice was instead passed through a canvas. As the wine fell drop-by-drop through the material, it was said to look like tears.
This is amedium bodied wine with intense flavours of crushed black fruit, cassis, vanilla and dark chocolate. The tannins are very soft and silky with fresh acidity and a focused, linear flavour profile. The wine has a persistent and long lasting finish.
Mendel is an old bodega situated at Drummond, Mendoza, built in 1928 and which was bought by the Sielecki family in 2002. They employed the highly respected Roberto de la Mota to make the wines. The wines are quite European in style, firm and structured as opposed to the more usual soft and fruity style, and are designed to develop in bottle. These wines are best enjoyed with food and benefit from decanting 30 minutes before drinking.
Ruby red color with garnet reflections. The bouquet shows notes of roasted pepper, cassis and a hint of red fruits are perceived; together with the notes that give it its ageing in wood we can find aromas of coffee and vanilla. The palate entry is sweet, soft tannins are perceived generating a marked volume; They turn to receive notes of red fruit like cherry, strawberry. It is a round and balanced wine.
An Argentine full bodied , fresh Malbec that is true to its type. Flavours that suggest cherry, violet, and sweet blackberry; which incorporates the best of every piece of land in Mendoza in a continuous search for tasty fruit flavour and depth .
Aromas of blackberry liquor, bramble fruit and poached fig. On the palate, this medium-bodied wine offers flavours of juicy blackberry tart, dark plum, with a lengthy finish of coconut and vanilla from 10 months of American oak ageing.
Colour: Deep, bright dark red.
Aroma: Red fruits, especially cassis and cherries stand out. Spices amd white pepper together with dried fruits such as almonds, are supported by vanilla and toasted notes provided by the oak.
Palate: A mature and robust wine with great intensity of fruit. Its ripe, sweet and soft tannins present a rich and round palate that leads to a very attractive finish.
A concentrated Tignanello with ripe red fruit and spice aromas, as well as vanilla and toasty notes from the oak. The palate, while still youthful, is powerful and complex, expressing a great sense of place as well as the ideal weather conditions leading up to the harvest.