Pale yellow with orange reflections. Nose of fresh apple, buttery notes and a dry minerality. Completely dry and cleansing; a touch of rancio adds character to the mouthfeel. Clean finish and ready to drink. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir plus small amounts of Poulsard and Trousseau.
Amber/old gold in colour with an unctuous nose of honey, butter and barley sugar; full-bodied, spicy, orange and honey flavour. Sweet but beautifully balanced with mouth-freshening acidity; great balance and great length. A triumph from Nova Scotia. One of the best Riesling Icewines I've tasted.
Fans of the bigger-styled Chardonnays of Chablis in France will adore this wine that sees some oak aging. The nose is complex with citrus, salty sea breeze, flinty minerality and just a whiff of smoke and oak. It is tight and nuanced on the palate and built in a perfectly austere and dry style. The hallmark of this impressive Chablis is the mineral structure and the subtle fruit that builds in momentum with each sip. I can’t help but think this will evolve and open up over time.
Always the most austere of the Thirty Bench Rieslings, this tight wine is just starting to show peach, white flower, grapefruit, lime and smoky minerals. It is best left untouched for a couple of years and then consumed until 2025.
Here is an approachable and fruit-driven Cab with plums, blackberries and raspberries combining with the mocha, coffee and toast of the barrel. Mid-weight, supple tannins and excellent length allow for immediate consumption.
If you’re ready for a change from Pinot Grigio, this IGT Toscana white is a blend of 70/30 Vermentino/Chardonnay in stainless to preserve the crisp, bright fruit. Green apple, melon, Asian pear and perfumed lemon blossom on the clean, simple palate. Drink now, preferably with kale salad.