A deep, luscious, medium rich Madeira; tangy with crisp fruit, excellent with dessert and cheeses. Blandy's Duke of Cumberland is fined and does not require decanting. It is a superb accompaniment to dessert dishes, especially fruit, cakes, milk chocolate or custard puddings and soft cheeses. It has been bottled when ready for drinking and will keep for several months after opening. VINEYARDS Various quality vineyards grown at between 200m and 400m on the north of the island near São Vicente. VINIFICATION Blandy's Duke of Cumberland underwent fermentation on the skins with natural yeast at between 24°C - 26°C C in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After approximately 3 days, fortification with grape brandy takes place, arresting fermentation at the desired degree of sweetness. MATURATION Blandy's Duke of Cumberland was transferred to 'estufa' tanks where the wine underwent a cyclic heating and cooling process between 45°C and 50°C over a period of 3 months. After 'estufagem' the wine was aged for three years in American oak casks and then underwent racking and fining before the blend was assembled and bottled.
Deep purple in colour, this Cabernet Sauvignon combines aromas of ripe cherries and juicy plums, with flavours of jammy blackcurrants and blackberries on the palate. Medium-bodied and well-balanced with a smooth, lingering finish.Best served at room temperature as an aperitif or an accompaniment to a Roast Beef in a mustard cream sauce.This wine is unoaked.In 1554, whilst struggling to remain heir to the Spanish throne, Philip II of Spain married Queen Mary I of England. In order to give him equal rank with the Queen, he was renamed Tierra del Rey, ‘King of Chile’ by this father and thus became Chile’s only King. The Central Valley is set in between the majestic Andes Mountains and the mighty Pacific Ocean, making it an ideal location for growing grapes. The mountains protect the wine region by creating dry, hot climatic conditions and the cold ocean breezes keep the vines cool. This combination produces full flavoured wines whilst maintaining that all important acidity essential to make perfectly balanced wines.
A pure expression of Cabernet Sauvignon, with bright blackcurrant fruit characters and a touch of fresh raspberry. Medium-bodied and silky smooth.Suitable for vegansSuitable for vegetariansThis wine is OrganicStellar is one of South Africa's largest organic wine producers and is the leading ethical wine brand in the UK. Founded by the Rossouw brothers in 2000, Stellar is a passionate and innovative winery, continually pushing the boundaries of winemaking whilst keeping ethical, social and environmental principles at the heart of everything they do. Stellar are the world's top producers of no added sulphur wines, the purest expression of organic winemaking. The vineyards are patrolled as organically as possible assisted by Indian Runner ducks, which act as natural pest removers. Stellar is Fair For Life certified and the Stellar Foundation is committed to improving the life of its vibrant worker community.
A medium bodied, wine purple red in colour with hints of violet. Red fruits and vanilla on the nose lead to a smooth, silky wine in the mouth with a long pleasant finish.Ideal with chicken, quiches, roast beef, pastrami and hams.Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
This wine is a labour of love - one the accountant (Gary) did'nt know about. The DTG Shiraz is a beautiful dark garnet colour with black cherry, blueberry and mixed spice on the nose. Hints of pepper and soft oak spice are beautifully integrated with blackberry fruits and medium bodied silky tannins.This is a special occasion wine. Drink with like-minded wine lovers who enjoy sticking it to the man! Take a moment to admire the gorgeous colour of the wine, then its a perfect match to charcuterie and cheese, char grilled steak, or a meat pie.Winemaker Joanne Nash: "In 2014, I discovered an exceptional parcel of Shiraz from exclusive Victorian vineyards which I gently crushed, then tucked away in some ridiculously expensive French Oak barrels to age for 12 months. Enjoy with abandon. The wine speaks for itself with minimal intervention, purity of fruit, Shiraz at its best."Shhhh, Dont tell Gary" GOLD MEDAL Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2019 GOLD MEDAL NZ International Wine Show 2019 BRONZE MEDAL Rutherglen Wine Show 2019
Classic Rhone style red, friendly and warming with sweet rich juicy blueberry fruit. The spice of Grenache blends well with the Syrah to give a lusciously textured wine with plum and strawberry fruits and a rounded palate. This is a medium bodied drinkable wine.Drink with hearty food such as grilled meats and casseroles. Also great with pizzas and medium mature hard cheeses.Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
The nose offers floral aromas of jasmine, lychee, and honey notes. The floral notes reappear on the palate, along with apricot, and mandarin orange. Medium bodied with good concentration and a refreshing ripe fruit finish. A Thai fighting delight!FOOD MATCHIts sweetness makes this wine ideal as an aperitif served with mild cheeses, ham, and dried fruit and nuts. It is also excellent paired with sushi and fresh fruit desserts.The Rapel Valley lies with the Pacific Ocean to the West, to the east the Andes Mountains, and to the south the province of Colchagua. The climatic characteristics of this valley include frost-free springs and warm summers that allow the grapes to ripen well. The Rapel Valley viticultural zone is located in Chile’s 6th Region, approximately 160 km (100 mi) south of Santiago and includes the sub-valleys of Cachapoal and Colchagua. The entire zone presents good drainage, high fertility, and tremendous agricultural aptitude. Its climate is sub-humid Mediterranean because the low, even hills of the Coastal Mountain Range to the west allow the cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean to penetrate the valley and moderate temperatures. It is highly influenced by the Pacific anticyclone, which results in a concentration of rainfall during the winter months. Precipitation averages 710 mm (28 in) per year. During the summer, the southern and south-western winds result in an ample temperature variation between daytime highs and night time lows. The maximum temperature in January reaches 32ºC (90ºF) and the annual average is 14ºC (57ºF). The grapes that went into this wine were handpicked in April, when the fruit had reached the desired level of ripeness. The fruit came from vineyards that are more than 22 years old the Totihue estate in Alto Cachapoal and the Los Pretiles estate in Alto Colchagua. The vines at both estates are vertically positioned and yield an average yield of 9 tons per hectare. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts in our Maipo Valley winery. The process was carefully managed to maintain temperatures at 15º–17ºC (59º–63º), with gentle aeration and delicate lees stirring to reach the desired results. The wine was fined with bentonite and cold-stabilized before bottling to prevent tartaric precipitations in the bottle.
A medium bodied wine with forest fruits and black plum with hints of chocolate.The wine has a bright crunchy fruit palate with supple tannins and a moreish finish.Suitable for VegansSuitable for Vegetarians
A deep coloured medium bodied wine with violet hues. Plenty of red fruit aromas such as plums. Fruity and rounded in the mouth with a long soft finish.Goes well with vegetable bakes, pizzas and pastas. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
A deeply coloured, medium bodied, spicy red with aromas of ripe plums and black cherry. The palate combines warm, juicy red fruit flavours with savoury, lightly smoky characters, a hint of bitter chocolate and nip of tannin on the finish. Produced from grapes grown in the southwest and eastern Sicily.Drink with juicy burgers with a slab of mozzarella or charred lamb steaks.Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
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 puySuitable for vegansSuitable for vegetariansThe De Bortoli family story is one of determination and triumph that started 90
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A medium bodied, easy drinking red wine made in the Salento peninsula in southern Puglia. The wine has aromas of red berry and damson fruit. Fresh and lively on the palate with juicy berry fruit and a hint of spiciness. Balanced by tangy acidity and soft ripe tannins.Ideal with pasta dishes in butter and parmesan or with tomato based sauces.
A delicious red made from selected premium parcels of high altitude vineyards owned by the Oatley family. Generous and flavoursome yet elegant, this medium bodied wine is filled with dark red berry fruit flavours.Great on its own or with chicken, beef, lamb and pasta dishes.
A ruby red coloured wine with purple hues. The bouquet is a combination of red berry and spicy fruits. The wine is medium bodied with a velvety, warm palate and a velvety, balanced finish.Made with hand picked grapes in vineyards that are between 100 and 250 metres above sea level.It pairs well with pasta dishes, meats and aged cheeses.
A medium bodied wine, ruby red in colour with a fresh bouquet of cherries and red currant. The palate is lively and well balanced with notes of cherries. Lucchine is the name of the vineyard that provides the grapes for this wine. It is located in the foot of the Piedmonte hills in the heart of the Valpolicella Classica area.Serve with pasta, white meat and light meals in general.
A pale straw coloured wine. Dry with pleasant aromas of white peach with soft, almond oak characters adding complexity. Medium bodied showing citrus fruit on the palate with floral flavours, finishing with a creamy nutty texture.Made from grapes grown in Riverina, Tumbarumba and King Valley. A great match to chicken, seafood and light pasta dishes.
This wine has a bright hue and is medium straw in colour. The wine is filled with big, bright fruit aromas of pear and peach. The wine is viscous and creamy in the mouth. All the flavour promised by the nose is amply delivered with a long finish. This wine has no oak ageing.Suitable for vegetarians.Lovely with spiced foods such as Thai or a Moroccan tagine.
The hue of the medium dark purple Zinfandel, displays all the attractive qualities of a young wine. Pleasant ripe red currants and fresh strawberry immediately come to mind followed by caramelised sugar and toast. The savouriness of bright red fruits are enveloped in the succulent juicy wine which possesses soft, supple tannins.Serve with full flavoured meat dishes such as spare ribs or beef brisket or with tomato based pasta dishes. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
A medium sweet, light bodied and fresh wine. Packed with redcurrant and strawberry fruits, this wine is well rounded with the perfect balance between bright, sweet fruit and crisp acidity with a surprisingly long finish.Can be enjoyed as an aperitif or with light dishes.