An outstanding value, this fine Rioja shows the impact of aging in new oak barrels, with spicy, warmly ripe perfumed berry-fruit and subtle notes of vanilla oak on the nose. Generously ripe berry fruit in the mouth, led by bright raspberry, with deftly balanced acidity, lightly firm tannins, and a splash of mocha; culminates with fine fruit and deftly integrated oak on the long finish.
Fragrant orchard blossoms please the nose, while ripe pear and tangy apricot flavours pervade the round-yet-lively palate. The egg-shaped concrete fermenter and extended lees stirring fleshes out the weight and complexity. Bring on that clone 52-generated flintiness on the finish. Delicious with Mexican fare.
The naturally fermented inaugural release from the new sub-appellation yields slightly creamy notes on the nose, with orchard fruits followed by a gently buttery palate of well-managed oak, producing buttery notes in the background with a definite stony and mineral undertone.
Toronto restaurateur Franco Prevedello’s own Prosecco, grown in his home town in the hills above Venice. Almost water-white in colour, off-dry with white peach flavours; elegant and refreshing with good length.
Pale yellow. Oak dominates the nose, while a nice floral touch complements the ripe fruit. Vivid acidity, almost tight with good finesse of flavour, oak is not overdone even if very present.
Tight and pithy lemon, white grapefruit and yellow apple overlay a bed of broken stones in this Chenin Blanc, grown on decomposed granite and Table Mountain sandstone. Vines average 35 years old, with both bush vines and dry farmed fruit in the mix. This spends 6 months on the lees in stainless, preserving the bright, crisp fruit. Medicinal white cherry and pineapple rind echoes on the zesty finish. Keen, youthful and ready to drink now.
Aromas of gooseberry, grapefruit, lime and a stream of fresh herbs. The fruits turn a bit tropical on the palate with vibrant gooseberry and lime all integrating nicely through the finish. Serve with seasonal vegetables, seafood or chicken.