Pale pink peach hue, this traditional method fizz of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier is frothy and fresh in the mouth, kissed with wild strawberry, cherry and pretty pink florals. The palate is creamy and the dosage is ample, making this an easy and friendly pour for most palates.
A blend of 75% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah and 5% other grapes (average age of 45 years old) from soil that is a mix of round pebbles and red clay. Such a gorgeous nose: mature red fruits, boysenberry, plums, smoke, game, garrigue, tar, anise and spicy notes. It is complex and powerful on the palate, showing youthful vigour that highlights the darker fruits and ripe, full tannins. Cellar 5 to 10 years.
Deep ruby in colour with a flattering nose of bell pepper, coffee beans and currants; medium-bodied, dry, plum and cherry flavours with balancing acidity and a long finish.
Shows fleshy red berry scents with dry herbal and spicy overtones. Cherry and raspberry flavours come with a splash of chocolate in a smooth, well-balanced package.
Collaboration is a new premium line of wines from Cattail. In 2009, four different bottlings of Riesling were created. Made from an Alsatian clone, it is super expressive in form with bergamot, pineapple, lime zest, honey, peach and smoky minerals. The mid palate shows weight and solid persistency, as well as lofty acidity. Only 32 cases were made.
Made from Castelão and Trincadeira, trodden by foot in traditional stone agars. Clear medium-deep cherry red. A powerful, complex, grapey nose leaps out of the bottle and is discernible well away from the glass, including influences of instant coffee, smoke, molasses, tea and fig. Surprisingly, the taste is of fresh mixed berries. The tannins are smooth, the acidity bright. Best now, before the fruit fades.
Vibrant gold/straw colour in the glass, with bright aromatic floral and citrus expression with a hint of tropical fruit. Opens on the palate with fresh lemon and lime citrus flavours braced by mineral grip and crisply fresh acidity. Works well with oysters on the half shell as well as other shellfish and simply prepared white fish dishes.