Intense pale golden colour. The aromatic range includes lychee and some pineapple notes. The wood integration is seamless with just a distant hint of vanilla. The wine is superbly balanced on the palate with some citrus fruit and honeyed character underpinned by very fine, flinty acidity. The principal component variety of the Altano Reserva White is the Viosinho, widely regarded as one of the finest indigenous white grape variety from the Douro Valley. The Viosinho grapes are entirely sourced from a Symington family owned vineyard at an altitude range of 500 to 600 metres. Other important components are the Códega do Larinho and Gouveio varietites, also sourced from high altitude vineyards from the Murça and Alijó areas, from which we conserved the necessary acidity for the barrel- fermented wines, left on lees until bottling. 70% of the blend fermented and aged sur lie in barrel. New and second year barrels used with a 50/50 split. Bottled in June 2018 and stored to attain some bottle-ageing prior to release.A couple of years of bottle age are ideal for enjoyment of the wine at its best.Vineyards planted in altitude, in Provezende, Alijó and Murça areas of the Douro. 59% Viosinho, 35% Códega do Larinho, 6% Gouveio.Suitable for vegans.Suitable for vegetarians.
Pale gold in colour with youthful highlights. On the nose, there are intense aromas of grapefruit which are balanced with a touch of minerality and floral notes. On the palate, it has a crisp acidity with a long, mineral finish.Suitable for vegetarians.Suitable for vegans.Great to drink on its own or with any spicy dishes.The Torrontés and Riesling grapes were grown on the Finca San Isidoro and Finca Las Mercedes vineyards. These are located in the Cafayate Valley in the very heart of the Calchaqui Valley, distinguished for being the highest wine region in the world. The climate here is very dry, with just 150mm of rain in an average year and a huge diurnal temperature change of around 20°C. The soils here are rocky, poor and sandy so the roots of the vines are forced to dig deep to find the vital nutrients and water they need, which in turn results in a huge concentration of flavour within the fruit.
Available while stocks last.This superb port patiently matured for 10 years is seasoned in oak casks, acquiring a softened mellow texture with an intense complex nose which complements the appealing raisiny fruit.Ready to drink. It is a delicious dessert wine and is the perfect finish to any meal or to accompany sweet desserts, mince pies, cakes, chocolate, walnuts, Crème Broulee and Roquefort.Once opened, it can be left open for a couple of weeks.
Ruby red in colour. The nose is intense, with a pronounced presence of fruity aromas such as cherries and strawberries as well as truffle and chocolate. Medium bodied, well balanced, and delicate, with particularly smooth tannins and rich acidity, resulting in a juicy and very pleasing wine with a persistent finish.Ideal with meat-based dishes and stews. This wine shows a unique harmony with grilled blood sausage, slow-cooked beef, and pastas such as gnocchi with blue cheese. Serve at 18ºC in a Bordeauxstyle glass.The grapes for this wine come from organic vineyards of Los Morros and Los Robles in the Maipo Valley. Soils are alluvial, rich in minerals with good drainage and irrigated by water from the snow thaw. The grapes were hand picked. The Maipo zone has ideal conditions for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. The Maipo River regulates the temperatures naturally and prevents frost and extremes of heat and cold. The spring of 2013 was slightly colder than the historic average, followed by a summer with high temperatures, which accelerated ripening and prevented the delays that were initially predicted for the 2014 harvest. Rainfall in the Maipo Valley was concentrated in the winter months and reached approximately 250 mm, which is well below the nearly 450 mm recorded during the 2012–2013 season. The grape reception area includes a double selection conveyor belt that allows selection first at the bunch level and again after destemming. Vinification begins with a 4–5-day prefermentation cold soak at 8ºC followed by alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks with native yeasts at 26ºC and a pumpovers program determined by enological criteria. Malolactic fermentation takes place naturally in tanks and barrels, where the wine is aged at controlled temperatures for 12 months. It is neither fined nor stabilized; it is just lightly filtered with a 1-micron cartridge filter priorto bottling.Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.This wine is Organic.
Purplish-red colour. Intensely fruity nose, with standout plum and redcurrant aromas and hints of toast and blackcurrants. Smooth, ripe, velvety tannins and good density. An enjoyable and persistent finish.FOOD MATCHIdeal served with barbecued red meats and stews, and well-seasoned white and game meats. Also excellent paired with pastas such as rigatoni and ripe cheeses. The Colchagua Valley extends from San Fernando in the north to Chimbarongo in the south. The climate is Mediterranean, and the area receives winds from the south and morning fog. Springs are frost-free, and summers are very warm, which encourages proper ripening. Summers are hot but with cool night temperatures. The soils are medium to very deep, of alluvial origin, and have a silty-loam texture that allows for good vine development. The grapes were hand picked in late April and early May and submitted to a week-long pre-fermentation cold treatment at 8ºC (46ºF) to extract more fruit characteristics. Alcoholic fermentation took place at 25º–28ºC (77º–82ºF) with pumpovers determined by daily tastings through the end of the process. A post-fermentation maceration followed, and then the wine was devatted, separating the free-run wine from the skins. Malolactic fermentation took place naturally. 20% of the wine was aged in French oak for 6 months and then blended for a more complex character.Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.This wine is Organic.
A deep ruby red wine made from Syrah grapes grown in the heart of the Costieres de Nimes in the South of France. The wine has an intense bouquet of ripe red fruit enhanced with a delicate spicy note. The palate is full bodied with rich berry flavours and a long, silky smooth finish.Enjoy with hearty red meat dishes or cheese. The Estate is located in the heart of Costieres de Nimes and it has a northerly exposure which provides freshness and fineness to the wines, favouring their longevity.
An intense ruby red wine with an expressive bouquet of red fruits such as raspberry and black cherry, laced with notes of vanilla and spices. The palate is rich with dark plum fruit and a long, harmonious finish.Serve with chicken, red meats and cheeses.
This is an intense, brilliant garnet coloured wine. It has lovely fruit, loads of body and a heady bouquet of ground peppers, raspberries, currants and spices. The wine is full bodied and dense and is rich and elegant.A wonderful rich red wine that is made just 3 metres outside the northern border of Chateauneuf du Pape so must be classed as Cotes du Rhone.
Outstanding complexity and elegance, a
frank, intense and complex nose with milky and strawberry fudge hues and herbal hints.
The palate is fresh, with an outstanding,
harmonious fruity expression and marked by balanced tannins.Bodegas Covila owns some 250 vineyard hectares in Lapuebla de Labarca, Elciego
and Laguardia, some of the best locations in
The grapes are fermented under
controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks.
Part of them is de-stemmed meanwhile remaining grapes are fermented using the carbonic
maceration method. We achieve fruity
aromas and a very soft and fresh wine.
Pale in colour with green hints. The palate has very expressive fruit flavours of pear, banana and candied fruits, resulting in a dry wine with intense flavours.Rich and full bodied with fresh and subtle fruit notes.Perfect with fish, white meat or cheese such as Comte.
A classy blend of Grenache and Syrah made from grapes grown on the hottest and driest soils of the Languedoc. A wonderful, intense wine with a powerful nose of red fruits. The palate is full and complex with a supple, roundness.The grapes were fermented in stainless steel to retain the freshness of the fruit.Perfect with grilled side of beef, kidneys and any type of cheese.
A deep coloured red wine with an intense, elegant bouquet of blackcurrant, blackberry, raspberry and cherry. In the mouth these fruits are evident with fullness and roundness and balance with gives good length. The finish is long with spicy notes.Great with a loin of lamb or cheese.
A rich sweet wine that is amber coloured. made in the Province of Trapani, area of Marsala and Mazara del Vallo. It has intense aromas of dried figs and hints of plums. The palate is sweet with honeyed notes and hints of dried figs.Ideal as a dessert wine.Suitable for vegetarians.Suitable for vegans.
Intense ruby red wine with pleasant floral aromas of ripe red fruit and liquorice. The palate is well balanced with warm herb notes and it has gentle, elegant tannins with hints of vanilla from the oak ageing.Serve with roasted vegetables and meat dishes.
A multi award winning dessert wine from this family run Australian winery. The wine is light golden in colour and has a rich vibrant stone fruit and citrus bouquet with sweet vanillin oak and spiciness. The palate has layers of intensely ripe fruit, creamy citrus, nectarine, honey and cumquat blended with attractive oak. Unctuous with a slight touch of refreshing acidity gives length and structure which then delivers a beautifully balanced wine.This wine can be enjoyed now but will cellar for another 10 to 15 years.
A dry wine with an intense straw colour and a lasting fruity bouquet. The palate is dry, soft and well balanced due to its full body. The wine has no oak influences.Excellent with fish soups, grilled fish and mushroom dishes.
Intense ruby red colour with a complex bouquet, reminiscent of cherries, raspberries and redcurrants. The oak ageing adds a pleasant roasted and spicy aroma. The palate is full bodied, supple and well balanced with a long finish.Just before harvest the grapes, when the grapes are fully mature and are ready to be picked, the stems of the bunches are twisted so that no further nourishment reaches the grapes, thus inducing a natural drying of the grapes on the vine. The bunches are left for about 12 days and lose approximately 25 - 30% of their weight in water, concentrating their flavours before harvest.Perfect with roast red meats and mature cheeses.
A pure, fruit-driven nose, with aromas of cut limes and a hint of petrol. The wine has a perfumed
honeyed palate and is intensely fruity, with fresh lime zestiness dominating the palate, followed by
notes of white peach and mineral complexity. The finish is dry, refreshing and beautifully balanced,
and incredibly open for a young Alsace Riesling.The ideal food wine, the fine citrus characters make this Riesling the perfect partner for fish, seafood
and shellfish. Good with poultry, particularly roast chicken and hearty summer salads.Suitable for vegansSuitable for vegetariansWinemaking is traditional in style and is overseen by Michel Lihrmann. Grapes are sourced from
selected prime vineyards lying on siliceous soil. Harvesting is by hand or machine, depending on the
site. Pneumatic pressing, temperature controlled fermentation, no finings and light filtration before
bottling - all to preserve fruit and aromatic qualities and elegance. His philosophy is to make wines
with good acidity and fruit balance.
Very intense and expressive with plenty of fresh green apple and pineapple notes along with fresh flowers, jasmine and orange blossom. The wine has no oak ageing and is dry, well balanced with a long finish.Good with oily fish, green salads or as an aperitif. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
A fresh, dry wine with a crisp gooseberry, nettle and green pepper notes. An intense palate with lots of flavours with a bright style and refreshing, fruity finish.Made by Penalfor in Mendoza, Argentina. The wine is ethically produced and is 'Fair for Life'.Suitable for vegetarians.Suitable for vegans.
A ripe, dry wine with appealing peachy fruit on the nose and an intense, full flavoured palate with some classic green pepper notes and a satisfying finish.A tasty aperitif and excellent with grilled fish and seafood. The winery is Sustainable.Suitable for vegansSuitable for vegetariansThe wine is 100% estate grown from 25 year old vines. The grapes are harvested at optimum maturity and fermented slowly for 3 weeks in stainless steel vats to retain freshness. The wine is matured on their fine lees until bottling in the following spring.2019 Vintage
Sommelier Wine Awards 2020
By The Glass Trophy
Sommelier Wine Awards 2020
Syrah is top dog in this blend, with a small amount of Trincadira, an ancient Portugese grape notoriously hard to grow and traditionally used in Port. This contributes an intense colour, herby aroma and a rich depth to the tannins. An inciting aroma is followed by a full palate of ripe dark fruits and spices, along with a mineral tone.
Intense aromas of raspberries, blackberries, prunes,
chocolate and minerals. Dense sweet berry fruits, plum and cassis, then spice.
The tannins are big, structure excellent and it can be drunk now or still kept
to mature further.