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Wine Advocate 92 points. This is a simple and fresh expression with an accessible and easy personality for a cheesy chicken enchilada verde. The 2020 Alto Adige Pinot Bianco is tangy and spicy with white peach, crushed stone and even a distant dusting of white pepper. You get an extra dose of energy and electricity as the wine hits the palate, thanks to all that high-altitude mountain freshness. You shouldn't have much trouble finding one of these 350,000 terrific (and well-priced) bottles. ML Sep 2021.
Wine Advocate 91 points. The Cantina Kaltern 2020 Alto Adige Pinot Grigio Soll shows straightforward aromas of summer straw and cut grass, with fresh primary notes of white peach and minty apple. This easy-drinking Pinot Grigio delivers terrific linearity and sharpness with a direct and immediate personality. It also shows a nicely executed finish with good freshness and plenty of subtle mineral and crushed stone. ML Sept 2021.
Wine Advocate 91 points. This is a pleasantly fragrant white that offers steady aromatic and floral intensity, but it doesn't go too far. The Cantina Kaltern 2020 Alto Adige Gewürztraminer Campaner shows white flowers, tropical fruit, night-blooming jasmine, acacia honey and crushed stone. This wine embraces all those characteristic varietal aromas with whole-hearted intensity. It's the perfect fit for a grilled mahi-mahi on a balmy evening. ML Sep 2021.
An intriguingly refreshing and bright blend of White Tempranillo (70%) and Viura (30%). Straw color, bright, clean, with green flashes. High aromatic intensity on the nose but complex, fruity flavors, banana, pineapple, white flowers, apple and citrus. Balsamic on the palate, medium bodied and well balanced in acidity giving freshness and youth.
The 2015 vintage won Italian White wine of the year fro the Somelliers' Association. James Suckling 91 points. Decanter 91 points. Variety: 100% Grechetto First vintage produced: 1989 Aging: 3 months in steel and minimum 3 months aging in the bottle Aroma: intense perfumes of exotic fruit and yellow peach, floral notes of freesia and hawthorn, pleasing chalkiness on the finish Taste: full, fresh, with a long persistance Serving suggestions: great aperitif wine or consumed with seafood, veal or poultry dishes. Aging potential: 3-5 years. This underpriced stunner is well known to Italians as a wonderfully refreshing white wine to be had...
94/100 Bob Campbell MW "Bright, tangy yet pleasingly textural sauvignon blanc with nectarine, citrus-lemon, pineapple, wildflowers, spice and anise characters. A rich and quite complex wine with an impressively lengthy finish. 26 FEB 2020." Drink 2020 - 2024
We have been looking for a good example of this style for a long time and we think we have it nailed with this one. Too often you will find sparkling moscato expressed as overly sweet, cloying and boring. This beauty however has a great acid backbone that lifts the fruit, tames the sweetness in the middle palate and delivers a long and deliciously sweet finish with no hint of cloying. Delightful as an aperatif, served ice cold.
100% Sauvignon Blanc James Suckling 90 points. Lemon, melon rind and jack fruit on the nose. Medium-bodied, fruity and fleshy. Crisp finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink now. Sauvignon Blanc from the Maremma region of Tuscany. Certified organic. Brancaia Il Bianco is a fresh and floral white characterised by a straw yellow color. The nose opens with a pleasant fruity bouquet that is transmitted to the fresh and delicate palate, with a pleasantly balanced acidity. Fruity character with plenty of dried-apples, mangoes and pineapple . Medium body and bright acidity. Fresh finish. Perfect to accompany fish and shellfish dishes, it is...
Luca Maroni 94-99 The Alto Adige Chardonnay Saleit of the Kaltern-Caldaro winery is born in vineyards located in the municipality of Caldaro, in the province of Bolzano. "The Cantina Kaltern 2020 Alto Adige Chardonnay Saleit offers underlined primary fruit intensity with orchard fruit, nectarine, lemon zest and a touch of warm custard cream that gives more depth and complexity to the bouquet. The mid-weight approach on offer here gives the wine extra dimension and enables it to wrap smoothly over the palate. This release of about 40,000 bottles would be terrific with a baked, breaded cod." WA 93 It is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes,...
Wine Advocate 93 points. In this edition of 50,000 bottles, the 2020 Alto Adige Pinot Bianco Vial presents a classic expression of this excellent winemaking region in the far north of Italy. The wine represents an ideal match of grape variety and territory with a clear and exacting bouquet, followed by good dimension and firmness. The rather neutral personality of the aromas, with white peach, honey and pear, makes this wine ideal to serve with a delicate fish or crabmeat. Pretty notes of crushed white rock help to extend the mouthfeel, add momentum and conjure up visions of the Dolomite cliffs. ML Sep 2020.
James Suckling 91 points. ORIGIN For a long time, no distinction was made between the grape varieties Pinot Bianco and Chardonnay, as the differences are difficult for the eye to detect. Chardonnay has been cultivated in Alto Adige for about 150 years and is now one of the leading white wine varieties. TASTING NOTES – brilliant yellow – fruit-dominated aromas of banana and ripe pears - minerally
Wine Advocate 91 points. Zippy, tight and tonic, the Cantina Kaltern 2020 Alto Adige Sauvignon is very true to the grape. The wine offers slightly green overtones of lime, tomato leaf and fresh kiwi that enhance a fresh and lifted bouquet. The wine is simple and streamlined, but those pointed varietal aromas really do pop from the glass with extra intensity in this balanced and satisfying vintage of 140,000 bottles. It's a good friend to a Caprese salad with extra mozzarella. ML Sep 2021. James Suckling 92 points.
James Suckling 91 points. Plenty of crisp pear and ripe-apple fruit that’s lifted by notes of green beans and lime, this is a juicy, crisp and expressive pinot bianco with immediate appeal, but also some depth and an interesting grapefruit- pith note in the bold, zesty finish. Drink now. Moriz Pinot Bianco is sourced from vineyards planted between 250 and 550 meters on calcareous clay and gravel soils. The name of this wine comes from the patron of a small village above Tramin, Sella, Saint Mauritius. aging 2-5 years winemaking The grapes for this wine were harvested in small bins and then gently pressed off to steel tanks where the must...
Tramin is the home of Gewürztraminer, and the village claims the best vineyards dedicated to the variety planted around the village the west bank of the Adige valley. Gewürztraminer has a distinctive reddish-yellow color with green hues when fully mature. The wine becomes rich and silky in texture, minerally and structured. It is an elegant wine with intense aromas and flavors of Muscat, rose, exotic spice and lychee fruit. Gewürztraminer has become one of the most popular wines produced in Alto Adige. vineyards A selection of vineyards with southwest exposure on some of the steepest terraces in the region at altitudes from 300-500...
The grapes are harvested by hand in small bins and gently pressed immediately following harvest. Primary fermentation occurs in steel tanks, followed by partial malolactic fermentation. Maturation also takes place in small steel tanks. Colour: Greenish yellow. Nose: This Chardonnay has delicate fruity aromas and a dry finish. It tastes fresh and lively with hints of pineapple, pear, citrus, vanilla and butter. Apart from being an excellent aperitif, this wine works magnificently with warm appetizers and starters as well as with flavourful fish and seafood dishes. Meat lovers will also appreciate this Chardonnay, it is a perfect accompaniment...
From vines 250m-500m above sea level. Fresh aromatics wine at its best. White wine with a greenish-yellow to pale yellow colour Müller Thurgau is an engaging white wine with delicate herbal notes and spice. It tastes fresh and aromatic. This wine goes well with appetisers, grilled fish and white meats. It is also a refreshing aperitif.
The vineyards are located in the Südtirol, in the Alto Adige DOC. Alto Adige is a dynamic wine growing region in Northern Italy that combines a brisk Alpine climate, mountain viticulture and complex geology, with the brilliance of Mediterranean sunshine. The grapes come from vineyards planted in calcareous clay and gravel soils at an altitude of between 250 and 550 metres above sea level, with a yield of 75 hectolitres per hectare. Made by winemaker Will Stűrz, who has been previously nominated "Italian winemaker of the Year" by the prestigious Gambero Rosso and who makes some of the best white wines in Italy. The grapes for this wine were...
The grapes come from vineyards planted in calcareous clay and gravelly soils at an altitude between 250 and 400 meters. Colour: pale yellow. Nose: This Pinot Grigio shows expressive nose of flowers and fruit of pear and peach. Palate: Its flavour is delicate, full, rich in extract and fresh. Hence, this wine pairs well with dishes based on mushrooms, fish and seafood; recommended as an aperitif. Aging up to 5 years.
The grapes come from vineyards planted at 350 – 550 m above sea level in calcareous clay and gravelly soils. WINERY NOTES: Colour: greenish-yellow colour Taste: It is a fine white wine, slightly aromatic intensely floral with a bouquet of elderflower and nettle, and spicy notes of paprika and green gooseberries. Its freshness and intense flavour can be surprising. Enjoyable as an aperitif and delicious with tasty appetisers. This Sauvignon also pairs well with asparagus, fish, seafood and poultry.
James Suckling 91 points. The toasted-baguette aroma leaps out of the glass at you, but there’s also plenty of Amalfi-lemon fruit and a touch of herbal freshness. At once rather juicy and creamy on the medium-bodied palate, some healthy tannins emerging at the generous and slightly smoky finish. Just coming into its best. Drink or hold. The name Glarea stems from Rhaeto-Romance language and means a pile of gravel, a clear reference to the composition of the soil in the vineyards. WINERY NOTE: Colour: Glarea is straw yellow with greenish hues. Aroma and Taste: Ripe banana, apricot and pineapple dominate in the nose. This Chardonnay tastes...
TYPE: DOC BLEND: 100% Pinot Grigio VINIFICATION: Pressing whole grapes, fermentation in steel at a low temperature (12-16 °C) for about 1 month. AGEING: In oak casks of 5-10 hl for 3 months. NOTES: Colour: straw-yellow. Bouquet: fruity when young, intense, characteristic. Taste: velvety, dry but soft on the palate, harmonious.
TYPE: DOC BLEND: 100% Pinot Grigio VINIFICATION: Pressing whole grapes, fermentation in steel at a low temperature (12-16 °C) for about 1 month. AGEING: In oak casks of 5-10 hl for a few months. ON SALE FROM: 6-8 months from the harvest. NOTES: Colour: straw-yellow. Bouquet: fruity when young, intense, characteristic. Taste: velvety, dry but soft on the palate, harmonious. Food pairings: starters, fish or vegetable pasta dishes, baked fish.
Gold Medal Mundus Vini, 2022. DO Navarra, Trophy and Gold, Best White of Navarra Region. Description: From our vineyard “El Cerezo”, we make this Chardonnay unoake. Grapes are harvested in the cold night to maximise freshness and high fruit concentration. It exhibits a perfume of citrus, apple, and white peach. Its palate is crisp, it is a vibrant Chardonnay with lively acidity, good concentration, rich and long. Grape: 100% Chardonnay Vineyard: El Cerezo, 35 years old Terroir: Clay Altitude: 600 m. Aging: No oak Alcohol: 13%
Gold Medal, International Wine Challenge, Paris 2020. Description: From our vineyard “Azqueta”, our Chardonnay is slowly fermented in new French barriques and aged for 6 months with its lees doing batonnage. Golden color with aromas of vanilla and citrics. It has a good structure, well balanced on the palate, very elegant and fresh. Grape: 100% Chardonnay Vineyard: Azqueta, 35 years old Terroir: Clay Altitude: 600 m. Aging: 6 months new french barrique Alcohol: 13,5%
IWC Gold, 2022. Gold Medal, Mundus Vini 2019. Only few Chardonnays in Spain can be aged for a long time as reserva and stay fresh, balanced and elegant. Thanks to our location at Monjardín Valley, we are able to make this style of wine. La Rellanada Vineyard Located just infront of the winery, planted in 1988 it has always grown very high quality grapes. At an altitude of 650 m, we harvest in October, when grapes are golden colour. Yield is low which brings high concentration, fantastic acidity and rich texture. Winemaking and Aging Harvested at night with cold temperature, we do skin maceration for 12 hours before pressing. Fermentation is...
Wine Advocate 93 points. The pale lemon colored 2016 Clos Haut-Peyraguey reveals a veritable cornucopia of tropical notes—guava, mango and pineapple—with nuances of spiced pears, jasmine, fallen leaves and allspice plus a touch of acacia honey. The palate is elegantly styled with all those intense scents marrying beautifully into a perfumed restraint, finishing with a lively citrus lift. LPB Mar 2019.
The new denomination “Sant'Antimo” is allowed only to wines obtained from grapes produced in the Montalcino area, a further enrichment to the already existing preciousness that is its own. Ghiaie Bianche is a Chardonnay fermented in barrique from grapes produced in the Col d'Orcia area, which gives the consumer the opportunity to appreciate the charm of Montalcino in the best variety of aromatic white grapes. In this wine we find all the depth and immensity of the Mediterranean summer.
James Suckling 91 points. "White peach, lemon, apple and sliced pear on the nose. Medium bodied with a juicy , fruity and fresh palate. Bright finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink now."
A classic example of fine Stellenbosch Chardonnay, this wine shows stone fruit aromas of nectarine and peach with subtle citrus hints and creamy oak. The palate has bright acidity and limey freshness, but delivers rich texture and a chalky, mineral length. Winemaker: Adam Mason Varietal blend: 100% Chardonnay Appellation: Stellenbosch.
Top Ten Chenin, Winemag. Tim Atkin 91 points. The bright nose displays fine Chenin attributes of floral and citrus aromas. The crisp, refreshing palate has succulence and weight providing a finish with texture and good length.
Gold & Regional Trophy International Wine Challenge 2020. 93 points Tim Atkin MW South Africa Report 2020. 92 Points Decanter World Wine Awards 2019. The nose shows notes of concentrated orange and yellow stone fruits, with a hint of spice, citrus and blossoms. The palate is full-bodied, textured and nuanced with a lingering after taste. Winemaker Carl van der Merwe Varietal blend 38% Roussanne 26% Chenin Blanc 22% Grenache Blanc 8% Viognier 6% Marsanne Appellation Stellenbosch
AUSTRALIA'S BEST VALUE WINERY 2022....JAMES HALLIDAY. Ray Jordan 93 points. "Seriously impressive chardonnay.... Wild natural yeasts, time on lees and a decent lick of oak all contribute to a wine of complexity and richness. Cracking good value." RJ. Select parcels of Chardonnay from across the Margaret River region were sourced for this delightfully complex yet eminently drinkable wine. The wine displays an intense grapefruit and citrus flavour with white stone fruit an underlying mineral freshness. Fermentation was carried out using 'wild' yeast and left on lees for six monhts in new and seasonaed French oak. COLOUR Pale straw with flashes...
Tim Atkin 93 points. Double Gold , Veritas 2022. Platter 4.5 stars. Decanter Gold Medal, 2022. WINERY NOTE: From the dramatic slopes of Delaire Graff Estate, this Chardonnay is as multifaceted as the setting of its vineyards. Meticulous vineyard management, combined with exceptional terroir, yields fruit of superb quality. Handpicked, whole bunch pressed. Maturation took place in 225 litre 40% new French barrels for 10 months. No batonage or malolactic fermentation took place, in order to retain freshness. Elegant with layered nuances of vanilla, peaches and honeycomb. A hint of minerality adds to lingering finish.
Winemag Top 10. Platter 93 points. Rich in tropical flavours, the Coastal Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc has its origin in distinctive vineyards within the Coastal region. Whilst they lie within proximity to the cool Atlantic Ocean, each has its own unique terroir contributing to a complex and deliciously rich character. Wooded Semillion (8%) adds to a well-balanced and multifaceted structure.
Top 10, WineMag Chardonnay Challenge, 92 points. Platter 4 stars. "Total production: 17 600 bottles Abv: 13.5% Fermentation begun in tank and finished in older oak barrels. Left in barrel for two months before being transferred to tank for six months of further maturation. Top notes of blossom and herbs before citrus, apple and a hint of vanilla on the nose. The palate is clean-cut with good fruit concentration, bright acidity and a pithy finish. Has a lovely energy about it." WINERY NOTE: Vibrant and pure, this Chardonnay is a classic expression of Stellenbosch’s mountainous terroir. The handcrafted skill of our Winemaker is evident in a...
WineMag Top 10 Chenin Blanc , 95 points. WINERY NOTE: Procured from old Swartland dry land bushvines, this Chenin Blanc is characterized by a complex and intense concentration of flavours due to its low yielding vines. Layered expressions of citrus and tropical fruit surrender to subtle notes of honey and almonds. Matured for 10 months – 60% in 400 litre French oak and 40% in 2500 litre Foudre barrels – this wine is balanced and superbly structured.
Bob Campbell MW 95 points. Intense, precise sauvignon blanc with grapefruit, citrus, subtle passionfruit and a suggestion of struck flint character. A powerful wine that's long and linear, with strong varietal definition that's made more interesting with a hint of reductive character. BC. Located in Marlborough, New Zealand's premium wine growing region, Dog Point Vineyards produce wines that respect the natural integrity of the land from which they are made and, reflect the experience and passion of the people that make them. This quintessential Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is right on point with its tropical fruitiness – think guava,...
From the estate's 50 year old vines. A perfect balance of ripeness and minerality at an unbeatable price for the quality. A complex wine with excellent mineral structure permits it to maintain its typical dry mineral and white fruit aromas for a number of years. Pale gold color, shiny and luminous. A captivating Chablis, through a fruity vine peach, citrus fruit and tender brioche. We have worked closely with Cyril Testut for many years now. Quiet, considered and deeply passionate about his 13ha domaine, he is the proprietor of one of the real jewels of the Chablis region that sites in the top echelons of the Chablis hierarchy. His Chablis...
James Halliday Wine Companion 93 points. Pure fruit here both on the nose and palate; it brings to mind those little posh pâtes de fruits ... crystalline pockets of concentrated flavour. Tangelo, peach, rhubarb and exotic spices. A lot to hang on to. Erin Larkin Published 13 August 2021. COLOUR Brilliant lemon straw. chardonnay 2020 AROMATICS Handpicked estate grapes, whole cluster pressed and wild fermented displaying complex layers of lemon meringue, Oro Blanco grapefruit, crisp stone fruit, honeysuckle and white blossom. PALATE The palate is creamy and textured, balanced by bright mineral acid and quality French oak driving a long and...
Siver Medal, James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge. COLOUR Pale straw in colour with a fresh green rim. AROMA The wild barrel ferment on solids adds savoury aromatics such as wild herbs and toasty-flinty notes. PALATE Flavours of rockmelon, pear and citrus drive the palate with layers of complexity providing the thumb print of the Evans & Tate house style. Extended maturation in barrel has also contributed malt flavours, textural complexity and beautiful integration. CELLARING Delicious now, or enjoy for up to six years from vintage.
Silver Medal, James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge. Silver Medal, Margaret River wine Awards. The term Broadway is referred to by our winemakers as the popular Caves Rd stretch along which our Chardonnay vineyards for this wine are dotted. These strategic vineyard locations capture the array of northern, southern and central flavours and characters of the varietal to make a style that truly captures the essence of Chardonnay from Margaret River. The fruit was selectively hand picked and the cold fruit loaded directly into the press for whole bunch pressing. This gentle handling is critical to produce our unique style of Chardonnay. The wine...
Technical notes the grapes, rigorously harvested by hand, are delivered to the cellar in 20-kilo boxes. Immediately de-stemmed and pressed, it is cold macerated for 12 hours at a temperature of 8 ° C. At the end of the maceration, the grapes are softly squeezed and the must, after a rest in the tank for about 24 hours, is decanted in order to separate the coarser deposits. Finally, alcoholic fermentation takes place inside steel vats and lasts for about 30 days at temperatures between 15 ° -17 °. Tasting notes The color is intense straw yellow, consistent and clear. On the nose the bouquet is aromatic and reminiscent of exotic fruits, as...
Straw yellow with splendid greenish reflections. Nice minerality gradually evolving to hints of freshly cut grass, grapefruit, lavender, white melon, pear and almond with hints of sage. Ample and complex, long lasting finish. Cortese is a white grape variety that is most famous for its role in the crisp, lime-scented wines of Gavi. The variety is known for its bracingly high acidity and its ability to retain freshness, even when grown in hot environments. Apple, peach and honeydew flavors are commonly associated with Cortese wine, with lime, almond and light herbal or grassy aromas. The variety has been grown in the southeastern part of...
Tasting notes The colour is intense straw yellow with greenish reflexes. The bouquet is reminiscent of exotic fruits, matured peers, hawthorn and acacia honey. In the mouth it is warm, velvety, soft and ripe with a nice acidity level, giving the wine freshness and a long lasting aftertaste.
Covid messed up the ratings process for this wine and ir was not rated. The 2017, 2019 and 2020 were all rated 92-96 by James Halliday and this is consistent. Forest Hill Vineyard has a unique place in the history of Western Australia’s wine industry, being the first cool climate vineyard planted in the state. A two hectare vineyard was planted in 1965. More than 50 years on Forest Hill is family owned and run. Bright straw in colour with aromas of pears, nougat and flint. The palate has flavours of fresh citrus and figs with zesty finish. The lees stirring has built texture and weight across the palate. Mostly hand-picked, chilled further...
Erin Larkin for James Halliday's Wine Companion, 95 points. Bright pale straw with green hues. Lifted aromas of blossom, citrus and subtle yellow fruits. The palate is energetic and textured with citrus juice flavours. #JAN
Wine Enthusiast 93 points. WINERY NOTE: We produce a classic style of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Fruit is hand-picked early in the season to retain the fresh crisp acidity that is so much a part of the Marlborough style. We add additional complexity at the Winery by aging a portion of the wine in old French barrels, adding weight and texture to the final wine. Our Sauvignon Blanc is food friendly, exhibiting intense varietal aromas well supported by richness and palate weight. Winemaking This certified organic Sauvignon Blanc, was 100% hand-picked, whole bunch pressed straight to tank and fermented to bone dry. Tasting notes This ripe...
James Halliday Wine Companion 95 points. Whole-bunched pressed into older French puncheons. Natural fermentation and zero mlf. A super-bright green gold. Vibrant aromas with perfectly ripened stone fruits, grapefruit pith and an attractive touch of lemongrass and ginger. Gently textured, balanced and satisfying. A class act from beginning to end. Philip Rich. Gary Walsh, Wine Front, 94 points. WINERY NOTE: The Yarra Valley range is made from handpicked fruit from all of our estate vineyards. The wines are produced using indigenous yeasts, gravity-flow winemaking, and minimal fining and filtration. This approach produces highly expressive...
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