Full and rich, with bristling spices livening the lemon curd, honeydew and vanilla oats. A hint of mint and ample shaved wood closes out the finish. Full bodied and expansively rich on the palate, this has a steady hum of bright acidity working overdrive, but keeping pace. Youthful, this should settle some with another year or so in bottle, but will always make a match with richer white seafood or creamy shellfish.
Lifted dark berry notes up front, with a red- and black-fruited palate driven by persistent acidity and hints of black pepper and cedar notes. Layered and elegant with dark edges around toasty notes and approachable tannins before a lengthy end. A textbook Okanagan Cab Franc.
Deep purple-ruby in colour with black raspberry, mint and oak spice on the nose; medium- to full-bodied, dry, blackberry and liquorice flavours with a note of dark chocolate. Fruity but firm.
This family has been growing grapes and making wine in the ancient vine-growing Campania since 1910. Certified organic and additive free, this is 100 percent Piedirosso from the limestone soil hillsides of Ponte, Sannio, between 200 to 400m. Time in stainless was employed to preserve the bright, red floral notes before tight raspberry, green herbal leaf and fine, gritty tannins to a crunchy finish. Youthful, lighter, authentic and rustic (in a good way), this is lovely red to crack with bitter greens, fired pizza.
Very pale in colour with an intense bouquet of gooseberries and grapefruit. Medium-bodied, dry, rich and full on the palate with a satisfyingly long, lemony finish. Good value.
Lifted notes of crushed red berries such as raspberry and mulberry. On the palate: a juicy entry with pure Gamay expression but also substantial heft and surprising elegance, plus a touch of spice and pepper in the close.