An innovative sparkling sake from Akashi-Tai. The Junmai Gingjo designation indicates no alcohol was added after fermentation. Made using the traditional method, as used in Champagne, this is light, refreshing and reminiscent of Moscato d'Asti. A delicious aperitif.
Yellow straw in colour with sparkles of brilliant green. The nose displays fresh, clean citrus aroma and a beautiful floral intensity. The palate is dry with crunchy green apple fruit and a refreshing acidity.
When crafted by a skilled producer, Chablis is worth the countless column inches and plaudits heaped on the region and its wines. And in this case, it’s crafted by the team at Albert Bichot, makers of fine Burgundy since 1831. Although the family have a proud heritage to look back to, they’re focussed firmly on the future. They practise sustainable agriculture, ever mindful of the legacy they leave for future generations. The care they exhibit in the vineyard follows through to the winery, which in turn shines through to the wine in your glass. This fine Chablis was aged on its lees for 10 months to add creamy complexity to this elegant, pure fruit white, brimming with green apple and citrus. It makes a fine apéritif or partner for seafood.
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.
This côtes du rhône villages is typically full-flavoured, lusciously fruity with a delicate spice in the finish; made without oak maturation principally from grenache noir, syrah with some enriching carignan noir.
Wine of France.This noble white wine is produced from grapes grown in the south-east facing Beblenheim commune in the pretty region of Alsace. Often referred to as the king of white grape varieties, Riesling has exceptional attributes that can produce exquisite white wines. Known for its floral, mineral character and racy, firm acidity, good Riesling has a lightness of touch and yet a very pervasive, precisely defined palate. Alsatian Rieslings have all this, coupled with a rich depth of flavour. Pale yellow in colour, highly aromatic with a lemony character and a crisp, fresh palate, this Kleinfels Riesling has a sublime complexity. Layers of citrus fruit and a steely mineral backbone support the bright acidity right through to a long, ethereal finish. Beblenheim's Kleinfels Riesling is best enjoyed chilled as a refreshing aperitif, or is perfect with crab salads, baked fish, white meat or poultry dishes. Fabulous with eastern cuisine.
Developed by Craft Circus Manufaktur in cooperation with the winemaker Manuel Brixius. Manuel Brixius, The BIRDS Riesling Original is another release from the impressive young Rhineland brand, who create this vintage using German Riesling wine. The winery is located on the Middle Mosel and has many steep slopes, meaning most grapes can only be reared by hand and carry delicious minerality.
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
After ageing in oak barrels of different sizes for at least 2 years it refines in the bottle for 5 to 6 months. It is most appreciated for its intense ruby red colour with slight garnet reflections, it is persistent in the nose with hints of durmast, elegant and austere in the mouth.
Thanks to some crafty work by a handful of producers, Margaret River Shiraz is coming out of the shadow of Cabernet. Cape Mentelle has pushed the envelope with this intense number. Rich, peppery black fruit and a confident use of vanillin oak.
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 wine making property in the Margaux appellation of Bordeaux. It is classifed as a Troisiemes Crus (Third Growths) in the historic Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. The Chateau has 104 acres (42 hectares) of vineyard planted with 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc with an average age of 35 years old.
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The wine presents a high gustative quality due to the yield and the balance of our blending between merlots and cabernets sauvignons. very beautiful extraction of the skin components to give a rich, structured and deep wine.
Great with many years left of course. Drank in Galway in Ireland where Kirwan were one of the 12 tribal families of the city before later making wine. Mature and elegant, captivating more than fruit delivery. The nose is mature, complex and characterful, floral elements, not surprising of course from this great Margaux. Nose has aged Margaux'ness, berries, red fruit, toasted expresso, mint tinges and layers of wood and wonderfulness.