A very serious and austere Sherry with the classic greenish amber tint, typical of aged amontillados of a rich golden colour. There is a real tang to both nose and palate with orange peel, eucalyptus, varnished wood, fennel and a myriad of other flavours and sensations singing subdued screams against the background canvas of stark dryness and tense acidity defeated by the overwhelming complexities - a really sublime wine.Ideal with consommé, hard cheeses or tapas dishes such as oxtail of chorizo sausage. Highly recommended with chicken liver parfait.Suitable for vegans.Suitable for vegetarians.Grapes are sourced from Fernando de Castilla's partners vineyards in the Jerez district. The soil type is Albariza. Picking takes place in early September. Fernando de Castilla deals only in prestigious, premium wines. The sherries are all from individual soleras. They are bottled without blending, cold stabilization or filtration of any kind in order to preserve the subtlety, purity and distinctive aromas of these premium wines. The products are all bottled in clear glass to show off the wonderful colour of the wines. Fernando de Castilla Antique Amontillado comes from a very old Fino (8 yrs old) which is refortified from 15.5% to 18.0% ABV and introduced into a solera of Amontillado where it spends a further 12 years. This Sherry is the winner of numerous awards and medals.
Delightful amber colour. The smooth aromas tell of ageing in wood and reveal a touch of cinnamon; These same characteristics appear on the palate. Smooth and honest with a pleasant persistence.Serve with appetisers such as ham, nuts and cheeses. Try with fish such as dogfish or hake. Also great with clams and hot soups. It even goes wll at the end of a meal with fruits such as mandarin, orange and peach.
Dark in colour with deep purple hues. very rich and concentrated on the nose with notes of blackcurrrant, redcurrant and blackberry. The palate is powerful and full bodied with soft woody notes and hints of pepper and liquorice. The wine has a long aftertaste and it is well balanced.Made from 100% Malbec from grapes grown in the Cahors Region in the South of France.Ideal with grilled meats, beef, exotic dishes and strong cheeses.
Brilliant mahogany colour with attractive reddish glints. Aromas of pastries and wood appear on the nose. In the mouth it provides a pleasing silky sensation and a certain sweetness and provides a wonderfully long finish.SERVING SUGGESTIONSIts fruity aroma and intense colour make this wine an ideal choice to serve as an aperitif alongside nibbles such as cheese, nuts, olives and canopes. The pleasing and intense flavour is the perfect complement to white meat curries, roast pork, sauteed rice dishes with pines nuts and raisins or foie gras. In addition, it is excellent at the dessert course when matched with cured cheeses, raisin ice cream or chocolate with banana cream and nuts. Delicious!In order to best appreciate this wine´s special qualities, it should be served at an ambient temperature of between 12º to 15º, using a wine glass; this applies if drunk as an aperitif or if served with a meal. For a change, give it a try in a brandy glass with a slice of lemon.PRODUCTION AND AGEINGType of ageing: Biological and oxidativeSystem: criaderas and Solera (A dinamic system allowing the traditional blending of new wine with older wines)Ageing period: 3 yearsLocation of cellars: Sanlúcar de BarramedaAgeing cellars: Potro, Bonanza, Compañia and San GuillermoTotal casks: 2.541Type of cask: Typical Jerez bota made from American oakProduction process: This is a blended wine, carefully made from a combination of wines that have been subject to biological and oxidative ageing; this depends upon the body of the wine. Biological ageing takes place under a film of flor yeast during a phase known as sobretablas. Oxidative ageing is a result of the action of oxygen inside old American oak sherry cask and the traditional, yet dynamic system of criaderas and soleras. Oxidative ageing is the predominat process in the production of this wine and onsequently defines its character.
Bright ruby-red in colour with plum and red cherry aromas elegantly combine with subtle black pepper notes. The palate is juicy with ample fruit character. A delicate wood influence contributes complexity, good structure and rounded tannins. It has a soft texture and a fruity finish.Ideal with lean red meats and white meats such as chicken and turkey. Also pairs well with ripe cheeses such as Camembert, Roquefort, Mozzarella, and Gruyere, with goat cheese, and with nuts, walnuts, and dried figs. A pleasing companion to vegetable stews and pastas with mild sauces.Rapel Valley is located on the 6th Region, 160 km south to Santiago. This zone has good drainage, excellent fertility and great characteristics for agriculture, especially for red varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Merlot. This valley has a Mediterranean climate, it has coastal influence because it limits with the Cordillera de la Costa, which is low. There’s a great concentration of rain during winter (710 mm average) and in summer this valley receives southern winds with morning mist. Summers are very hot and have big temperature fluctuation. The grapes were manually harvested in mid April. Vinification begins with a prefermentation cold soak at 8°C for a week in order to extract the fruit. Alcoholic fermentation takes place between 25°C and 28°C with a pump-over program determined by daily tasting. Malolactic fermentation takes place naturally in stainless steel tanks and 20% of the wine was aged in barrels for 6 months; after this the wine blended in order to obtain a more complex character.Suitable for VegetariansSuitable for Vegans This wine is Organic.
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
years ago and is now told, generations later, across Australia. Their heritage
encompasses the universal story of immigrants making good in an adopted land,
the rise and rise of the Australian wine industry and the tale of a hardworking and
innovative family who considers good wine, good food and good friends to be
among the true pleasures in life. Today, as a fourth generation enters the family
business, De Bortoli is amongst the top wine producers of Australia with vineyards
spanning 6 premium wine regions.Gold Medal Winner Decanter World Wine Awards 2022 - 96 points.
An exotic wine with a bouquet of ripe peach, jasmine and vanilla cream. Lovely hints of oak on the palate which is full of flavour and leads to a long, satisfying finish.The wine is made from a single mountainside block - one of the highest in the Western Cape at 700 metres. The yields are low at just 6 tonnes per hectare.Suitable for vegansSuitable for vegetarians.Painted Wolf Wines is a quality boutique family business producing a range of commercially appealing specialist wines. They work with grape growers in various appellations in South Africa. Making wine from organic and sustainably farmed grapes, and donating around 4% of annual turnover to African wild dog (Painted Wolf) conservation is at the core of their company philosophy. 2018 was a drought year but cool weather allowed slow ripening and good fruit
Vinification: Whole bunch pressed, settled and cooled.
Mild curries, roast pork with mustard and apple sauce, creamy seafood dishes,
washed rind cheese.
Awards Platter's South African Wine Guide 4 stars
National Wine Challenge Double Silver