Aromas of bright strawberry fruit. Fresh and juicy red berry characters on the palate with savoury a..
Aromas of bright strawberry fruit. Fresh and juicy red berry characters on the palate with savoury and
spice notes, all backed by supple tannins.
Approximately 70% of the Pinot Noir is kept in stainless steel, whilst 30% spends 3-4 months in 500-
900 litre old oak barrels - for micro-oxygenation.
Food match: Drink with crispy duck pancakes or char sui pork dishes.
Weingut Messmer, in the Pfalz region, was founded by Herbert and Elizabeth Messmer in 1960. It's situated in Burrweiler, in the south-west of Germany, less than 50 miles from the border with France and to the north-west of Stuttgart. The yellow sandstone buildings had already been home to winemaking for around 250 years before they arrived.It's still in the family's hands today, with son Martin overseeing the estate alongside his brother Gregor, who supervises production in the vineyard and winery. Their vineyards cover 27 hectares, with around two-thirds of the area planted with white varieties (predominantly Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc) and the rest with red varieties (Pinot Noir in the main).The terroir is made up of seven different soil types: slate, red sandstone, granite, limestone, loam, sand and 'muschelkalk' - a calcareous soil with substantial deposits of fossilised mussel shells. Gregor works to preserve the health and mineral content of the soils - they use only organic fertilisers, and in 2011 they began the biodynamic cultivation of some sites. In the winery fermentations are cool, slow and small batch; grapes are only ever partially de-stemmed; and wines are bottled without fining and with only the gentlest filtration.
This medium bodied wine has an enticing nose of freshly baked Bakewell tart, homemade jam and almond..
This medium bodied wine has an enticing nose of freshly baked Bakewell tart, homemade jam and almonds. The palate is fresh and bright and this freshness remains throughout with a lovely defining acidity which makes it a great food match.
The grapes for this wine were grown in the cooler Hawkes Bay region on New Zealands North Island. A small proportion of the wine was aged in oak to highlight aromatics and provide extra freshness to the palate.
Try with crispy duck pancakes, grilled quail, seared salmon or tuna, charcuterie, ham and other cold meats.
This soft succulent California Pinot shows ripe fruit flavours with a delicate mouthfeel. A swirl re..
This soft succulent California Pinot shows ripe fruit flavours with a delicate mouthfeel. A swirl reveals aromas of dried red currants with hints of ripe cranberry, spicy cloves and vanilla. On the palate a refreshing touch of acidity is carried by racy flavours of pomegranates and black plums, while soft tannins on the finish are complimented by flavours reminiscent of grilled strawberries.
Drink with grilled salmon steaks or spicy chicken.
Recommended in Decanter Magazine February Edition 2021.
Light cherry red in colour leads to an elegant nose of red cherry and raspberry fruit with gentle sp..
Light cherry red in colour leads to an elegant nose of red cherry and raspberry fruit with gentle spice notes from barrel aging. The palate is silky, fine and hugely inviting. Delicious ripe summer fruit character is perfectly balanced by soft tannins and refreshing acidity. It has a long and elegant finish. Very good with white meats and oily fish. The perfect partner for mushroom-parmesan risotto. The Casablanca Valley is influenced by its proximity to the Pacific Ocean and its coastal breezes that moderate temperatures. The area ranges from soft rolling hills to higher hills toward the Coastal Mountain range in the east. The poor, sandy loam soils are alluvial in origin, relatively shallow and very permeable, resulting in yields which are generally low in comparison with other Chilean valleys. Temperatures are much cooler here, allowing the grapes to ripen very slowly to produce rich flavoured wines. The Casablanca Valley is influenced by the Pacific Ocean and the Humboldt Current, resulting in constant humidity and average temperatures of 25ºC in the summer and 14ºC in the winter. The spring of 2015 was cooler than average and the relative humidity was higher. This caused uneven budbreak and later ripening. An increase in rainfall forced an earlier harvest in April. The grapes are harvested into 400-kg bins and transported to the winery, where first the clusters and then the grapes (after destemming) are selected on a conveyor belt. Once in the tank, they undergo a pre-fermentation maceration for 3 days, followed naturally by alcoholic fermentation with native yeasts. During this stage, temperatures are kept at 24-26º C, with a gentle pump-over routine. A 2-3-day post-fermentation maceration is then carried out. Malolactic fermentation occurs spontaneously in stainless steel tanks and barrels. The wine is filtered through 1-micron membranes and then bottled. 70% of the wine is aged for 6 months in French oak barrels. Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans. This wine is Organic.
Light ruby red in colour with aromas of fresh strawberries accompanied by subtle notes of spices and..
Light ruby red in colour with aromas of fresh strawberries accompanied by subtle notes of spices and a touch of minerality. The medium bodied palate is elegant, delicate and fresh with juicy sour cherry flavours balanced with ripe tannins and a long finish.
Ideal with fish and shellfish cooked with creamy sauces or butter. Also it pairs well with white meats such as chicken or turkey and as aperitif served with ham, such as Serrano or Prosciutto. It is an excellent accompaniment to sushi. Adobe Reserva range seeks to reflect the natural balance that must exist between the land, the vines, and their environment by minimizing the use of non-natural elements that are external to the vineyard. The Bio Bio has a moderate humid Mediterranean climate with warm days and cool nights prolonging the growing season. Average rainfall is among highest of all Chilean wine valleys. The Bio Bio’s higher rainfall, strong winds and broader extremes make for more challenging conditions than those of Chile’s more northerly regions. Vine growing here requires more patience, skill and nerve than in other valleys. The Pinot grows on a red clay soil here. The pressing is at low temperature to extract colour and aromas but no harsh tannins. The fermentation is relatively cool with gentle pump-overs. After fermentation is finished, 10% of the blend is aged for 6 months in French oak to give more complexity to the wine. Suitable for Vegetarians. Suitable for Vegans. This wine is Organic.
Bright medium red. Quite pure with hints of blueberry, raspberry, game and
woodsmoke. Fine grained ..
Bright medium red. Quite pure with hints of blueberry, raspberry, game and
woodsmoke. Fine grained texture, restrained, spice, slightly saline, fills the palate
with gentle flavours.
The Abbey Vineyard at Tarrawarra is one of the Yarra Valley's premium vineyard
sites. It typically produces brooding dark fruited Pinot Noir with power and charm.
2018 was a warm season with timely rain. Near perfect growing conditions even
though ripening occurred early. Good natural acidity, generous colour and flavour.
Hand sorting of fruit to ensure perfect fruit reaches the open fermenter. 18 days of
maceration. Matured on fine lees in new and used casks for 10 months. Gravity at
Try with Duck confit, Toulouse sausage, lentils de puy
Suitable for vegans
Suitable for vegetarians
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