Dessert wine. Mainly Trebbiano grapes were dried for several months on cane matting. Then matured for over 4 years in cherry-wood, oak and chestnut 100-litre kegs. Amber colour. Pungent, concentrated hazelnut, ginger, apricot, orange and caramel aromas and flavours. Lively acidity balances the richness. Rum-raisin and oxidative notes on the long, lovely, captivating finish. Drink now through 2020.
This superb-value Malbec serves up a concentrated mix of plum, raisins, violets, smoke, cherry, cocoa and spice. It is rather fullish and ripe, with a hint of sweetness and a long finish. Drink this wine over the next 3 to 4 years, and at this price, a few bottles in the cellar will reward greatly.
Quintessential Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc with pink grapefruit, lime, nectarine, passion fruit and fresh peach juice. Zest acidity, medium body and a long fruity/mineral aftertaste.
Made in an off-dry style, this is a crisp Riesling, featuring lime, green apple, white peach, powdered candies and minerals. Fine length and well suited to pork dishes.
A blend of 85% Pinot Noir and 15% Chardonnay. Strawberry, cherry, earth, yeast and toast are all present on a creamy texture. Combined with great length and fresh acid, it makes for a splendid pairing with duck rillettes or charcuterie.
Loureiro and Alvarino are the 2 best varieties used in Vinho Verde. This example shows grapey green scents with fresh green herb on the nose and lean green fruit on the smooth palate. Finishes with a touch of stony mineral.
Rosé gets a bad rap because of White Zinfandel, but good dry rosés are delicious and default food wines. Made from Cabernet Franc, Gamay and Pinot Noir grapes, this wine is full and juicy with aromas and flavours of raspberry, cranberry and cherry with hints of spice, earth and fresh herbs, medium structure and a long, fresh finish. Anyone who thinks rosés aren’t delicious and versatile wines will be converted with just one taste.