Lemon colour with soft green glints. The nose has plenty of tropical and citrus fruits. The palate is fresh and well balanced and plenty of tropical fruit and hints of white blossom.The Viura and Malvasia grapes come from old bush vines located in the vineyards highest quality areas. The wines are fermented separately in stainless steel to preserve the freshness and stored on the lees for two months.
A highly aromatic wine with scents of rose water, musk and lemon zest. Offering generously sweet palate of turkish delight which is balanced by the acidity of the Riesling.Enjoy on its own or with chicken and spicy Asian dishes.Suitable for vegetariansSuitable for vegansDe Bortoli are a family run company established in 1928.
Immediately appealing with good depth of flavour and underlying finesse that provides wonderful
length and unfolding flavours - think of freshly cut hay and meadowsweet for the nose, crunchy
greengages for the palate, and some candied peel / lemongrass for the final notes.
Food match: An extremely versatile wine that can be enjoyed alone or with food – delicious alongside grilled fish
(locally we would use zander), chicken in cream sauce (poulet à la crème), asparagus & mushroom
risotto, fish chowder, a traditional roast chicken with all the trimmings, or even a cheese platter -
particularly goat's cheese.Suitable for vegans.Suitable for vegetarians.Plots within the Mâcon-Charnay-lès-Mâcon appellation lie on the higher slopes of the Mont du
Mâconnais, where soils are varied but limestone is prevalent. Here Chardonnay ripens under a
Continental climate (typically cold winters followed by warm springs and almost Mediterranean sun in
the summer). Once ripe, picking is both by hand and machine. Machine harvesting has the advantage
of picking in the early hours of the morning before daylight when the temperature rises; hand picking
is gentler and keeps whole bunches intact. After pressing and static settling the must is cooled to
around 12°C to ensure a controlled fermentation. Once alcoholic fermentation is complete, wines are
left to winter and undergo malolactic fermentation. With enviable priority access to the cellar in
Mâcon-Charnay, Samantha tastes each individual tank (up to 20) to select a very personalised blend
for GENETIE 'Les Piliers', combining three essential elements - the florals, the exotic and the mineral.
The final blend is kept on fine lees until bottling, combining the warmth of southern Burgundy with
the elegance and finesse of the special terroir of Mâcon-Charnay-lès-Mâcon.
Delicately floral with aromas of stone fruit and hints of white spice. It has a generous mouthfeel, with
delicious ripe lemon peel characters and a mineral finish.
Food match: Dry Weissburgunder is a good match for pork, chicken and veal 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
A fine and bright sparkling wine with a delicate creamy foam. Pale yellow in colour, with a complex bouquet with fruity notes that remind of peach, green apple with second notes of lemon. Floral notes of acacia and rose flowers combined with a light spicy Mediterranean bouquet. Fresh and soft on the palate with a well balanced acidity and a long harmonious aftertaste.This wine is organic.Ideal as an aperitif. with hors d'ouvres and delicate first courses. Also goes well with shellfish, sushi and fish.
A fine delicate dry white with classic aromas of lime, petrol and a touch of lemongrass. The palate has citrus and stone fruit characters, with mineral notes adding complexity to the finish.The winery is also classed as sustainable.Great with fish, chicken, crisp salads or pork dishes.Suitable for vegansSuitable for vegetariansGrapes are sourced from one hectare Fontanino plot of the 60 ha Il Cascinone estate in the Monferrato area of north west Italy. The Riesling grapes were planted in 2002 on an east facing slope and are grown in the coolest vineyard sites, where they can ripen slowly. After pressing the juice is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and spends 4 months on fine lees before being bottled.AWARDS2015 Vintage IWC 2017 BRONZE
A fresh, fruity, dry white wine with vibrant grapefruit, lemon and citrus tones. Light, balanced and fresh in the mouth with a good finish.Enjoy with fresh or cooked seafood, oysters, scallops and a variety of Asian food.
A complex and elegant wine with intense aromas of blackcurrant, crushed lemongrass and thyme, mingled with passionfruit and melon highlights. On the palate underlying ripe fruit and mineral notes from grapes grown in the Blind River sub region of Marlborough combine well with the more tropical notes of passionfruit and melon from the Wairau Valley vineyards.A stylish and pleasingly rich wine with vibrant aromatics and a fine balance of acidity leading to a lingering finish.The winery is sustainableSuitable for vegetarainsSuitable for vegans
This is a fresh and vibrant Sauvignon Blanc that displays complex aromas of mango, nettles and passionfruit accompanied by lemon rind. The palate is seamless with lively acidity bringing great length.Great with white meats, especially fish and shellfish.
Intense aromas of ripe citrus and herbaceous notes. Full-flavoured and fresh on the palate with tropical
flavours, lemon zest and green herbs. Bright and clean with a long finish.
Food match: Classic white for fish, chicken and rice dishes.Suitable for vegans.Suitable for vegetarians.The best quality grapes are sourced from re-grafted old bush vines, planted on gravel soils. Grapes are
picked at night to ensure they are cool when they reach the winery. Fermented for 22 days at 14 ºC,
then kept on fine lees for 4 months before bottling.AWARDS
Decanter World Wine Awards 2021