Pale straw in colour with a buttery, sweet apple nose enhanced by a light oak spice; medium- to full-bodied, with an apple flavour and a touch of oak on the finish. A well-made wine for the price.
Dark ruby. Intense notes of ripe red and black berries, subtle oak and overall nicely fresh. Supple in its attack, the refined fruity taste largely dominates the oak at this stage. Full bodied, well balanced, ripe and elegant mid-palate. Intense finish of great length, tight without any graininess. Simply beautiful and a great value that will last 20 years.
This is a new line from a familiar name in Abruzzo's natural wine circles. At Francesco Cirelli's estate Cirelli Farms, the wines are made in amphora (illustrated by the sketched vessel on the label). Here, with this series, he purchases neighbouring organic fruit and raises it in stainless, rather than amphora, casting a different lens on his winemaking regime. The labels share the same colourful circles, but this line has the sphere standing alone, off to the side (referencing where he sources the grapes). Quince, pine nuts, lush melon, meyer lemon scent the softer palate, one that tweaks in at the sides with a lick of acidity, and finishes with a flush of southern Italian heat. Would be lovely with squashes, burrata, olive oil and salts, or any small white fishes. #glouglou.
This blend of Marsanne and Viognier has seen new oak. Full-bodied, the perfume of peach, honeysuckle, pineapple, banana, cream and spice enthralls the senses. The full-bodied palate is thick and oily with a great aftertaste.
Hints of bruised apple and some mineral notes on the nose, before a slightly tart citrus and green apple palate with mineral hints, defined by brisk acidity and a zesty finish.
Probably the sexiest product currently at the LCBO. The bottle has a reflective pink-gold skin. The bubbly inside is very pale pink with a lilac note, a cherry and citrus nose and a dry, sour cherry flavour. Very elegant and easy-drinking.
Gorgeous effusive and alluring nose filled with roses followed by elegant, firm and intense flavours of currants, leather and mineral notes, wonderful concentration, velvety mineral-laden tannins and a long, flavourful finish. Great match with mountain cheeses and braised meats. A great example of how a wine can be outstanding without being heavy.