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.
A strong ruby red coloured wine. The bouquet has notes of vanilla and sweet fruits such as currants, blueberries and cherries.Velvety in the mouth, with a firm structure and good balance and a long persistent finish.Aged in Slavonian oak barrels for about 30 months before bottling.Serve with red meats and aged cheeses.This wine can be kept for up to 10 years.
Amber medium dark colour, with a golden green reflection (nuance) and a slow teardrop. With a characteristic Madeira bouquet, very fine floral tea with dry fruits, toffee, wood (oak-toasted), old brandy notes and some vanilla. It’s sweet, full rich, smooth, bodied, and has a long aftertaste, fresh with fine notes of vanilla and honey, with some notes of caramel and wood.Blandy's Harvest is fined and does not require decanting. It is an excellent accompaniment to rich desserts and cheese. It has been bottled when ready for drinking and will keep for several months after opening.Blandy’s Harvest Malmsey was aged in seasoned American oak casks in the traditional ‘Canteiro’ system. The ageing was done in the traditional ‘Canteiro’ system, whereby the wine is gradually transferred from the higher lodges’ attics, where the natural warmth of the sun contributes to the concentration of the wines, and temperatures are higher, to the middle floors, where temperatures are milder, and eventually, to the ground floor where temperatures are cooler. During this ageing, the wine underwent regular racking, and before finally being bottled, all wines are fined. All through the ageing process, the primary fruit flavours of the wine are gently transformed into tertiary dried fruit notes that produce Madeira unique hallmark bouquet.
A powerful red wine with sweet berry and savoury notes with hints of blackberries and violets.The wine has been made by the famous Lenz Moser who is the 5th generation wine maker back in his homeland of Austria, but he oversees the production of this wine in ChinaThe winery and Chateau have cost around 70 million Euros to construct.
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.
A garnet red colour with a faint tawny rim. The wine is full of vanilla and cocoa with a powerful taste with a rich, full finish.The wine has been aged in wooden barrels for 12 months before being bottled and released. Suitable for vegetariansTry with roasted red meats, hard cheese, BBQ and grilled meats.
A full bodied wine made from a blend of Carignan, Syrah and Grenache in the heart of the Cathar country, near the small village of Tuchan. A garnet red wine with purple hues. The palate is complex and intensively fruity with notes of vanilla with powerful tannins followed by a long pleasant finish.Serve with grilled and cooked meats, Mediterranean cuisine or strong cheeses.
The colour is characterised by a brilliant light straw-goldEffervescence is dense and persistent with fine, regular bubbles. Initially the nose is precise, expressive and refreshing, with notes of citrus and yellow fruit. Floral fragrances (vine flowers, elderflowers) and pastry aromas of brioche and grilled almonds.A lively fresh and balanced attack with spice and fruity note, the full texture precedes a clean refreshing finish. Ideal with oysters, smoked salmon and lamb.
An intense purplish red coloured wine with deep aromatic notes of juicy plum, fresh violets and roses and a hint of cedar. In the mouth, it is medium bodied and round in texture with plush, raspberry, vanilla and violet notes. This leads to soft tannins and a persistent finish. The grapes are hand picked and the wine is aged in French oak for 6 months.Try with red meats, raw ham, medium cheeses, grilled meats, pork and grilled chicken.
This is a big oak aged wine made on the estate of the Wente family winery in San Fransisco Bay. Livermore Valley is regarded as the best place to grow gapes there due to the climate it almost ideal. This wine was aged in oak for seven months before bottling. The wine has green apple and tropical fruit aromas and flavours, balanced by subtle oak, cinnamon and vanilla from barrel aging. With a mouth filling body and balanced acidity this wine delivers a medium long refreshing finish.
Classic tawny colour with streaks
of amber. An array of aromas
are on display with dark raisined
fruits, mocha, hints of vanillin oak
and nutty aged barrel characters.
Initially luscious, nuances of mocha
and coffee have integrated over
time, barrel aged flavours in
harmony resulting in a smooth,
lingering drying finish.General Characteristics Sweet / Medium bodied.
Tawnys are a traditional after
dinner wine that can be savoured
with a platter of cheeses or a rich
fruit or chocolate dessert. Wine making: Fruit is allowed to stay on the vine
until very sweet and an intense
concentration of flavours has
developed. After crushing and
partial fermentation to retain some
sweetness, the wine is pressed and
then fortified with a neutral spirit
prior to maturation in small and large
format oak casks.
Cellaring: With an average age of 21 years,
Old Boys Barrel Aged Tawny can be
cellared for extended maturation in
bottle but is blended to be enjoyed
on opening at any time.
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.
This wine has a complex bouquet with notes of ripe plums, vanilla, tobacco and mellow harmonious structure that carries through to the palate. 10% of the wines is aged in oak. Made by the family run winery, Francesco Minini who have been making wines since the 1920s.An ideal partner to tasty and spicy food, seasoned cheeses and Mediterranean dishes.
This wine has a deep amber colour with copper hues, smooth aromas of hazelnuts and vanilla notes. Smooth as silk, with flavours of honey, chocolate and toffee, balanced by refreshing acidity leading to an elegant finish.The perfect Port as an aperitif or when indulging in desserts or dark chocolate and dried fruits.