|The destemmed and softly pressed grapes are vinified in stainless vats at 30º Celsius.|
During the 15 days fermentation-maceration process the must is pumped and punched down for optimal extraction. The 50% of the wine stays in first use American oak and a 10% in second use French oak. The wine is the bottled without any form of stabilization or filtration, in order to not to alter quality, and is sold after three months of bottle age.
Yearly production is about 700,000 bottles.
|The winery is located in the province of Salta, in the Cafayate Valley at the foot of the Andes, at more than 5,740 feet above sea level. This is one of the highest altitude vitivinicultural regions in the world.
This wine bursts from the glass with tropical fruit, citrus and spring flowers. It is fresh, fruity and agile on the palate, with substantial length. Consulting Winemaker: Paul Hobbs.|
About Torrontes: Enticing aromas that are strikingly similar to Viognier, with hints of peach pit, flowers, and orange citrus fruit. On the
palate, it has a beautiful structure and acidity along with enticing fruit flavors that keep you coming back for another sip
and plenty of body for a wine that shows such delicate aromas and flavors. Fruity, floral and yet still quite dry, this wine
has to be tasted to be believed. Best enjoyed in its youth either by itself, or as a wonderful partner with smoked meats,
mild to medium-strong cheeses, and seafood. Great partner for spicy food and Thai as well.
92 Points WA = Highest Score ever given to a Torrontes!
|The vines for Almirez, situated in Valdefinjas and Toro, are 15 - 65 years old, and yield a meager 20 Hls/Hct. Teso la Monja uses only organic fertilization, and strictly avoids the use of herbicides or other chemical products. All grapes are hand harvested and rigorously sorted. Aged 12 months in new French oak (30% new).|
|This Merlot wine is a striking example of just how flavorsome this variety can be when fully ripened. A multi-regional blend from warm and cool climate fruit.|
|The Sainte Colombe plateau, the highest point in the Côtes de Castillon, is
an extension of the Saint Emilion limestone plateau, and shares the same
essential characteristics: excellent clay-limestone soil, fine south-facing sun
exposure, good drainage due to its slope location, an excellent water regime
because of the limestone substrate, and early ripening thanks to white clay
soil which retains warmth remarkably well. Château Clos l'Eglise is just a few
kilometres (as the crow flies) from Château Pavie.|
The vineyards are green harvested, with an initial leaf thinning on the eastern side of the vines
in late June and a second in mid-August on the western side.
Alcoholic fermentation is triggered by indigenous yeast in temperature controlled
cement vats. The wine stays on the skins for 4 to 5 weeks.
Malolactic fermentation in barrel. Clos l'Eglise ages in oak barrels for 18 months. It is racked every 3 months
with final blending just before bottling (no fining or filtering).
|Chateau La Grange's environmentally friendly process implies daily participation in the vine growing, wine making and wine ageing, in order to make the wine they want to produce. Their aim each year is to make a natural wine, charming, complex, well balanced, with its personality, the best representative of the vintage that they can make with their terroir; at the opposite of the international wine standards too often seen.|
One of the best, ever, for this property. Peak ripeness led to beautiful grapes, giving a high standard wine. This wine can be laid down, but also may be enjoyed now. Awarded a Gold Medal at the Concours Général Agricole de Paris with these laudatory comments: fruity, well balanced, ample: Beautiful wine!
|The most popular white wine from Argentina, the Torrontés grape is a cross of Muscat of Alexandria and the Mission Grape of Galacia. Grown on the traditional Parral System, Colomé Torrontes is highly distinctive with its muscat character - always refreshing, never cloying. The wine exhibits a high fruit nose with muscat and tropical notes that lead to a rich mid-palate and clean, crisp finish. Serve lightly chilled.|
|Aromas of cola, cream soda and caramel lead to expressions of vanilla and strawberry jam on the smooth palate, flavors of spice round out the silky finish.|
|Bright aromas of orange zest and apples are complimented by a hint of minerality. Rich, lingering flavors of pear and mandarin orange are accentuated by crisp acidity, leading to a lively, vibrant finish.|
|The Puente Alto Vineyard in the Maipo Valley has the perfect combination of climate and soils for producing world-class wine: the climate is ideal and predictable, and the soil is poor and gravelly to reduce yields and increase concentration naturally. After fermentation, the wine is matured in the finest French oak barriques for 14 months, followed by another year in the bottle before release.
Ripe fleshy fruit and berries lead off this highly aromatic wine. Later, the tobacco and chocolate come through and marry with the vanilla. Agreeable, mature tannins elegantly convey the best expression of the Puente Alto vines. The pleasant, long finish displays great harmony and balance.|
The result is a rich, full-bodied wine with unmistakable character in the bouquet and on the finish. Drink with any hearty dish, lamb, steak, and strong cheeses.
Don Melchor has been hailed the best Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile by both the Wine Spectator and Robert Parker.
|Until recently, this grape varietal was found almost exclusively in the small Northern Rhone appellation known as Condrieu, where its ancestry could be traced to Roman times. Today it is more widely planted but it’s still rare in the Willamette Valley. They planted 1-1/4 acres of Viognier in 1993 on the warmest site at Cristom. They planted an additional 1-3/4 acres in 2003 that is adjacent to the original planting.|
Orange zest, honeysuckle and white pepper are showing off on the nose of this green-gold Viognier. Fruit-juicy pear and ripe-apple flavors enter on the palate. This vintage is potentially more viscous and ripe than usual but it still has a refreshing and clean finish. Winemaker Steve Doerner feels that Viognier is best-consumed young while the exotic aromatics of this grape variety are at their most scintillating.
|Dry wine with a soft red color, aroma is fresh and yielded with rumors of violet and forest fruits, with a light note of leather. It accompanies well with hors d'oeuvres, game, meats and cheeses.|
|L'Ecole No 41's Chardonnay is barrel fermented in the traditional Burgundian style, where we strive to maintain balance and purity of fruit. The backbone of this wine comes from the slightly cooler growing conditions found in selected Columbia Valley vineyards. Elegantly balanced, this Burgundian style Chardonnay shows Fuji apple, Asian pear, and ripe pineapple and tropical flavors with subtle mineral and spice that gain complexity on a long, robust finish.|
|Connoisseurs judge a champagne house by the quality of its non vintage brut wine . It is on its brut, created in the mid-19th century, that Perrier-Jouët has built its reputation.
The House style is distinguished by the extensive use of chardonnay. Perrier-Jouët owns 161 acres of vineyards with an average cru rating of over 99% including 99 acres in the most renowned villages for Chardonnay (Cramant and Avize.) The wines show lightness and sweetness, as well as a rounded and fruity character.|
Great balance and a lingering finish mark this zesty, full-flavored brut as something special. Rich in fruit flavor, crisp in balance, with an underlying tangy quality that begs for another sip.
French it may be, but in 1861, Champagne Perrier-Jouët was the favorite of Queen Victoria, and the House became not only the official supplier of the British monarchy, but also of the Swedish royal family and the King of Belgium.
|Rutherford Hill’s Merlot is an elegant, refined blend of classic Bordeaux varietals that create its rich aroma and flavor. The winery is perched high atop a hill overlooking Napa Valley, where the grapes are nurtured by deep volcanic soil and longer afternoon sun. An abundance of cherry and plum fruit flavors are backed by a rich, balanced structure for an intensely complex Merlot. Silky, full-flavored, firm, and built for today’s enjoyment with smooth tannins and lush layers of flavor.|
Color: Brick Red
Aroma: Cherry, chocolate, anise, soy, clove, cocoa
Flavor: Round, smooth tannins, with flavors of cherries and plums and hints of anise, cocoa and clove
|Santa Julia [+] represents their strong commitment to Sustainability, the people and the land. This wine has a nose mainly of black cherries, prunes, blackberries and spcies. It is full-bodied and rich, balanced with fine tannins and has a long and persistent finish.|
|Santa Julia + represents their strong commitment to Sustainability, the people and the land. This wine has good complexity in the nose with typical Malbec aromas of ripe fruits such as figs, plums and blackberries. Notes of vanilla, tobacco, coffee and chocolate. This Malbec is a full-bodied red wine with sweet tannins, good structure and a long finish.|
|100% organically grown Malbec from Santa Rosa and Maipu vineyards in Mendoza. It has a complex nose with varietal notes of ripe fruits, figs, prunes, jam and raisins. The body is good, with sweet tannins. The wine is well balanced by acidity and has a lingering and complex finish.|
|Sassicaia has an intense, concentrated and deep ruby color. The elegant aroma is complex with notes of red fruits. The flavor is powerful concentrated and has great depth with sweet and balanced tannins. In the mouth it is rich and dense, yet harmonious and elegant. The wine has a decisively long finish with significant organoleptic depth and a polyphenolic structure which ensures this wine’s extraordinary longevity.|
|A Reserve Cava which perfectly accompanies any meal from start to finish. Pale straw yellow in color. Elegant and harmonious on the nose. Fresh and well balanced on the palate; ample flavors; the predominance of Macabeo is obvious. Very persistent fine mousse.|
|The Tablas Creek Vineyard Côtes de Tablas Blanc is a blend of four estate-grown white Rhône varietals: Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, and Grenache Blanc. The wine, like most wines of the Southern Rhône, is a blend of varietals, featuring the aromatics and fruit of the Viognier, the flavors and clean minerality of the Marsanne and Roussanne, and the crisp acids and rich mouthfeel of the Grenache Blanc. Like their Côtes de Tablas red, this wine is designed to be ready to drink young: at its peak from the moment of its release.|
The 2006 Côtes de Tablas Blanc is a blend in the style of French Cotes du Rhone whites, and features spicy aromas of herbs, stone fruits and minerals are followed in the mouth by apricot flavors, rich texture, bright acidity, and a long, clean peachy finish.
|It’s deep in colour with great intensity, bursting with blackberry fruit juice, blueberry jam and masses of clean varietal Shiraz fruit. It’s well balanced with black liquorice, pepper and spice giving tremendous flavour and length. It weighs in at 15% alcohol! This wine was matured in French and American oak.|
|George Wyndham became the father of Australian Shiraz after planting Australia’s first commercial Shiraz vineyard in 1830. His innovative spirit is a proud legacy that endures to this day at Wyndham Estate.|
Wyndham Estate BIN wines are multiregional blends, with fruit sourced from amongst Australia’s premium viticultural regions. Created to be enjoyed now, BIN wines will also reward short term cellaring. The BIN range of wines reflect the full, intense fruit style for which Wyndham Estate is famous.
Colour: Deep crimson red with vibrant purple hues
Bouquet: The nose displays rich plum, blackberry and spicy fruit aromas complexed by subtle vanillin oak.
Palate: A rich, full bodied wine showing powerful berry fruit flavours; plums, dark cherries with slight lifted spice characters are evident. It is soft on the mid palate, with fine tannins and with a generous balance of integrated oak, all of which contribute to a finish of good persistence.