This bright, medium-bodied red delights with earth-toned aromas and juicy red-berry flavour. Also brings out notes of dark cocoa and peppery hints. The very soft-textured mouthfeel makes for easy drinking, but surprises with a long finish. Delightfully suited for grilled panini.
Clear, very deep plum red. Nose of cherry and black pepper from the Syrah with green pepper tones from the Carménère. Tastes of black cherries, oak and chocolate, with a long finish. An unusual blend that works very well, with the components complementing and contrasting each other. Will improve for several more years. Good value. Excellent accompaniment to a rare grilled steak.
Deep ruby colour in colour; smoky, blackberry nose with notes of violets and dried herbs; medium- to full-bodied, dry and savoury with lively acidity. Great value here.
This second vintage of their 100% Naramata Bench estate-grown Moscato Giallo (Yellow Muscat) continues to delight and impress. The characteristic grapey fruit explosion grabs your attention and seduces your nose and palate. The sweet peach upfront turns to vibrant citrus and melon on the mid-palate and then intriguing dried blueberries on the long finish. Its medium dry style makes it a great match with prosciutto-wrapped melon with tangy pecorino cheese.
Forward, lifted apple and pear notes with a touch of vanilla, followed by a fresh palate tropical, stone fruit and a burst of citrus. Very clean and food-friendly: try white spring salmon or scallops with a little citrus butter.
Winemaker Pieter Ferreira is one of the leading proponents of the MCC (Methode Cap Classique), and a globally recognized fizz specialist. Graham Beck is transitioning to a 100% sparkling wine house, a move propelled by his skill at the style. This fresh, focused Chardonnay was whole-bunch pressed, 50% fermented in oak barrels (7% new barrels) before 36 months on the lees. Disgorged in 2014, this yields a fine balance between subtle tangerine pith and gently creamy, biscuit-laced lees. You can feel the wake of the region’s warmth on the finish, though this crisp and saline fizz rings with freshness. Robertson has a high proportion of limestone soils and this Chardonnay is predominantly sited on them.