Bodvin is a label of the small boutique winemaker Orosz Gabor. His vineyard of 17 hectares has been in his family for generations. Situated in the valley of Mád which is 4 degrees warmer than anywhere else in the region & has specifically fertile soil ideal for making quality wines. Szamorodni sweet is a unique wine meaning 'the way it is', ie whole bunches of grapes are picked & pressed in early November with a high proportion of botrytised grapes.
A concentrated late harvest, candied & dried fruits, long, clean finish.
Pate, cheese, game, fruity desserts.
Suitable for Vegetarians
There can be little doubt that Furmint's origins are Hungarian. First mention of the variety was as far back as the 16th century and the fact that there are differing forms of Furmint bearing the same DNA in Hungarian vineyards suggest that it has been present here for very many years. Furmint is the principal grape of the great sweet wines of Tokaji, the other being its progeny, Harslevelu. Furmint is a very high-quality grape, capable of producing intense, complex wines of great age-worthiness.
Andrew Quady has done pioneering work with the Orange Muscat grape. This variety is called “Orange Blossom Muscat” in Italy and shows intense orange, apricot and ripe pear characteristics. This wine is made (and named) to capture the essense of these fruit flavours and deliver them in a pure and concentrated form. This is a full-bodied, sweet wine with enough acidity to keep it form being cloying and to keep it light and clean on the palate. It is delicious paired with all kinds of desserts.
Light gold in colour, it fuses refreshing acidity with fresh and dried fruit characters to produce an elegant sweet wine that can be enjoyed with fruit based desserts, cheeses or as an aperitif
On the nose there are aromas of grapefruit, orange peel, honey and dried apricot. The palate continues the aromas through along with fresh white peach. The sweetness is perfectly balanced by the acidity leading to a cleansing, long finish.
The flavour density is stunning, the complexity is joyful, and the balance is sublime. Caramelized apples, cobbler crust, subtle spices, nuances of Sauternes, sticky but with a tannic acidity that lifts the palate and pulls you back like a hummingbird to honeysuckle.
Pelee Island is Canada's largest independent winery and also the largest estate vineyard covering 600 acres. Nestled in the western basin of Lake Erie, Pelee Island is Canada's Southern most inhabited tip of land. Home to over 10,000 indigenous species, Pelee Island is the environmental pride of Canada. Below the 41st parallel, it is as far south as Mendocino, California, Rome and Madrid and is Canada's warmest region with a growing season over 50 days longer than mainland Canada. No insecticides are used in the vineyards and only a 100% island grown natural fertilizer, sorghum soudan grass, is applied.
A beautiful amber colour with a prominent nose of apricot jam. The palate is rich and ripe with sweet velvety texture and flavours of dried fruits, apricots, figs, raisins. The finish has a lick of citrus to keep it fresh.
A traditional dessert wine, in Tuscany it is considered the wine of hospitality. The wine is ready after 3 to 4 years of maturation in small wooden kegs. Once bottled, Vin Santo can age for many years, becoming richer and more fragrant. Its bouquet is rich and penetrating more or less sweet according to the vintage year.
Taste: Ripe apples, bitter almond.
The island of Pantelleria is a curious, rugged volcanic outcrop, situated halfway between the Tunisian and Sicilian coasts, and it is here, in Italy's most southerly appellation, that this Passito Liquoroso is made. It's rather amazing, we think, that this beautiful, rich, baked apricot and marmalade-y dessert wine is made roughly 40 miles off the coast of Africa. But, being an island in a rather windy spot, it gets enough cooling maritime influence to balance the searing sun, resulting in a nuanced, balanced, but still brilliantly swarthy wine.