Organic, soft, supple and Central Otago delicious– everything you want in a Pinot Noir. Awesome value and just the ticket when needing something new and special. Grapes from our Estate vineyards, destemmed, wild yeasts, French oak, no fining nor filtration. Artwork by Callum Robertson
Gold Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition, November 2022. Wine Spectator 90 points."...Roasted herb and saline notes add some complexity to the lush pear, peach and citrus flavors. Shows terrific intensity on the finish, where a hint of matcha green tea comes in.” Winery Note: Aroma: Berry aromas with subtle spice and well-integrated oak. Palate: Fruit-driven; bright red berry flavors. Smooth, fine-grain tannins and excellent structure and balance. This vintage is fragrant and very typical of Marlborough. Following traditional plunging of the skins during fermentation for flavor and tannin, the wine was aged in a...
Our Top Selling Shiraz Under $40 90 Points - Natalie McLean. “Great value on this big (15% abv) and robust Shiraz from the Barossa Valley. Deep ruby in the glass, with oodles of dark raspberry and blackberry aromas, spicy and rich with crushed raspberry, blackberry, dark chocolate, black pepper spice, anise and cedar spice flavours layered and lush on the palate. Pair with barbequed ribs. Shiraz food pairings: hamburgers, espresso and cocoa-rubbed flank steak, black bean soup, cheese.” Winemaker Notes Rich, dense and intense with a mulberry to ink like hue. A subtle and sophisticated nose, leads to a powerful palate of ripe black...
Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 18.5/20. Deep, ruby-black with a slight hint of garnet, lighter edged. The nose is intensely full, filled with aromas of eucalyptus, pencil shavings, melded with cassis, blackberries, violets and savoury, earthy hints. Full-bodied, bright fruit aromas of cassis, blackberries, violets interweave a hint of leather, unfolding eucalyptus, pencil shavings and earth. Fine-grained tannin extraction offers a chewy palate; fruit is bright and attractive with complexity, lively acidity added roundness. Match this with grilled ribeye and kangaroo loin over the next 5 years. 14.5% alc. 18.5/20 pts August 2021. Only 1800 cases...
Albet i Noya Lignum Negre is an organic red wine made by Albet i Noya with the Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha Tinta and Merlot varieties in the D.O. Penedès (Catalonia). A family project in the Penedès region, this winery is now run by the fourth generation and has become a pioneering winery in organic vineyard cultivation. This working philosophy was started by Josep Maria Albet i Noya in 1979 and has continued with the recovery of native pre-phylloxera varieties and the meticulous study of all the plots according to their orientation, altitude and soil composition....
THE 2015 VINTAGE VOTED BY WALL STREET JOURNAL (Sep 28, 2017) as ONE OF THE TOP 5 WINES ON THE PLANET TO HAVE WITH A PIZZA!!!!! (came in at no3). HOW GOOD IS THAT? "The bright and juicy character of this lively red Sangiovese-dominant blend from superstar Umbrian producer Arnaldo-Caprai makes it ideal for just about any type of pie, especially a classic pizza margarita." Lettie Teague, WSJ. Decanter 91 points. Grape Variety: 70% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino & 15% Merlot. COLOUR Rich ruby red, brilliant NOSE Sensationally intense, with notes of ripe red fruit and delicate hints of vanilla PALATE Full bodied, rich, dry with a long...
Wine Advocate 92 points. This is a blend of 85% Garnacha Tintorera and 15% Monastrell from dry-farmed, head-pruned vines that are planted on limestone soils and average 45 years of age. It fermented in open-top stainless steel vats with neutral yeasts and matured in French oak barrels for one year. This feels harmonious and integrated, still young and a little creamy, but it was only bottled one month before I tasted it. There's more freshness and balance here, the 2020 is the most harmonious of the three vintages I tasted side by side. 54,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2022. #MAY
James Suckling 92 points. A wine where we can experience the Tempranillo variety in all its splendour. A concentrated and complex red with well-balanced fruit and wood accompanied by a fresh balsamic nuance and soft notes of sweet spices. The first bottles by Barón de Ley were sold back in 1990. Driven by a group of prestigious winemakers, the winery has managed to establish itself a stellar reputation in the Rioja region. #MAY
Awarded Gold Medal and "People's Crown" , voted by readers of Vini Buoni d'Italia. 2 Bicchieri Gambero Rosso. Raffaella Bissoni is a remarkable woman whom we first met in 2015. We had been told by the conoscenti that she has been leading a quiet revolution in Romagna to reinstate the region as an internationally reknowned producer of sangiovese. Given that Tuscany has long held the spotlight for all sangiovese wines we were both curious and skeptical. That was until we tried her wines. They are outstanding and represent excellent value. The winery now exports to 10 countries, with the USA being the largest taker....
Tim Atkin MW 93 points. Lan D-12 homages an old La Rioja tradition. In the past, the cellar masters of the region used to keep the best wines for the personal consumption of the winemaking and vineyard crew. At Bodegas Lan, the top quality wines were vinified in Depósito nª12 (diposit 12), hence the name of this Spanish red wine . Made solely from Tempranillo, this red wine from La Rioja is sourced from three plots of vines, aged 30 to 45, with clay-limestone soils. They are situated in the villages of Vinaspre, El Cortijo and San Vicente de la Sonsierra. The 2019 vintage was a...
Cherry red colour with an intense bouquet red and black fruit and a hint of vanilla. Well-balanced with a rich ripe fruit character and warm finish. #MAY
"Bright, ripe cherry red. Intense and complex in aromas. Aromas of ripe red fruit, enveloped in white flowers, almond blossom and broom. Touches of cinnamon and resinous notes. Velvety on the attack, smooth and delicate. It is elegant, balanced and harmonious on the palate. A long finish, leaving a pleasant aftertaste." - Bodegas Lan This wine is intense garnet in colour. Aromas of juicy strawberries, cherries and blackberries are married with notes of vanilla and spices from oak ageing and subtle earthy hints from bottle age. The palate is exceptionally well-structured, with velvety tannins and a vibrant acidity which...
Falstaff Magazine 92 points. James Suckling 92 points "A medium-bodied, vibrant red with blueberries, cherry stones, lemon zest and dried herbs on the nose. Lightly dusty tannins. Well balanced, with a mineral touch. From organically grown grapes. Drink now or hold." Wine Advocate 92 points. The entry-level Brancaia 2020 Chianti Classico (100% organic Sangiovese with 40,000 bottles released) is teeming with energy and life thanks to bright cherry, cassis and floral aromas. The wine feels clean and polished on the palate, with mid-weight intensity and balanced freshness. Certified Organic. WINERY NOTE: CHIANTI CLASSICO is a tribute...
TASTING NOTES – intense red – aromas of forest berries and wild cherries, spicey backbone and fresh vegetal notes on the nose – juicy and full-bodied, with a powerfully elegant structure.
Schiava is the local native red grape grown in the region for over a thousand years. This example comes from vones of 20 to 50 years of age. TASTING NOTES – brilliant, cherry red hue – flowery and fruity tones, violets and red berries – very juicy and full, round soft finish with a dubdued undertone of bitter almonds RECOMMENDATION This wine is ideal as an aperitif, an accompaniment to appetizers, or to typical Tyrolean fare such as speck and sausage, but also to lighter meats and mild cheeses.
From vines 250-550m above sea level. Ruby in color. Spicy, vibrant red fruit, and a full taste to complement the wine’s captivating aroma and fruity tannins. The finish is velvety and elegant This wine goes well with venison, game and strong cheese.
The grapes come from vineyards planted in calcareous clay and gravel soils at an altitude between 350 and 450 meters. Colour: ruby in color with light garnet hues. Aroma : Its seducing scent recalls forest fruits, plums, raspberries and cherries and it is characterised by a juicy and fruit. Taste: It is velvety soft and a fresh acidity on the palate is framed by fine-grained tannins and a slight hint of floral notes. #Alto
The grapes come from vineyards planted in calcareous clay and gravel soils at an altitude between 250 and 550 meters. Winery Notes: Colour: a full-bodied wine with a deep red color. Aroma: The nose gives off aromas of red fruit and spice. Taste: Our Cabernet is full and structured, with hints of blackcurrant and green peppercorn. We recommend pairing this wine with red meats, game and cheeses.
Vinous Media 92 points. Rosso di Montalcino Capanna is the simplest and most immediate version of the great Brunello di Montalcino. Like Brunello, it is made from pure Sangiovese grapes, a fresh and elegant expression of Montalcino red wine. Capanna is a real reference point for the wines of this area, and produces this Rosso di Montalcino that ferments in Slavonian barrels at a controlled temperature with maceration on the skins for three weeks. It then matures in Slavonian barrels for about 6-10 months, followed by another 3-4 months in the bottle before release. This Tuscan red wine has an intense ruby red colour, while the nose offers...
Pretty crushed strawberries with hints of roses and white flowers. Medium to full body. Some cherry undertones to the lemons on the finish. Little tannins resulting crispy and pleasant. 100% Sangiovese. Drink now. #ROSES
BLEND: 60% Merlot - 40% Sangiovese VINIFICATION: Alcoholic fermentation - separated by variety - with maceration of the skins (about 20-25 days) at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks; spontaneous malolactic fermentation. AGEING: In Slavonian oak casks of 20 to 32 hl for at least 6-8 months; followed by ageing in bottles for a few months. NOTES: Deep red ruby colour. Intense nose of first ripped blackcurrant, cherry and blackberry and it then opens to spices and liquorice aromas. Excellent structure, quite soft and round, well balanced, pleasant and enveloping tannins. Food pairings: roasted red and white meats, cold cuts and...
TYPE: DOC BLEND: 60% Merlot - 40% Sangiovese VINIFICATION: Alcoholic fermentation - separated by variety - with maceration of the skins (about 20-25 days) at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks; spontaneous malolactic fermentation. AGEING: In Slavonian oak casks of 20 to 32 hl for at least 6-8 months; followed by ageing in bottles for a few months. ON SALE FROM: 12-15 months from the harvest. NOTES: Colour: deep ruby red, very strong. Bouquet: intense, of mature red fruits and liquorice. Taste: excellent structure, quite soft, well balanced. Food pairings: roasted red and white meats, cold cuts and slightly aged cheeses.
Gold Medal 2022 MundusVini. Gold Medal 2022 Bacchus WINERY NOTE: This is our Coupage Seleccion made of premiun varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with an authentic Tempranillo. Aged as a crianza for 12 months in oak barriques. Bright ruby color, it is well balanced with an elegant palate. Intense aromas of species, leather, eucalyptus and ripen fruit. Grape Variety: 40 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 40 % Tempranillo y 20 % Merlot. Vineyard: “Los Carasoles“ (30 years, 475 mtrs ) Aging: 12 months oak Alcohol: 14 % #NEW
Wine Enthusiast 94 points ...."possibly the best Merlot in Spain." (2017 Vintage) Trophy, DO NAVARRA, Best Red. Gold 2019, Mondial of Bruxelles. Gold 2022, Bacchus Wine. Premium old vine fruit, matured in 100% new French oak. An absolutely delicious wine at a price which defies credulity. This one is a gem. Description: Our vineyard “Deyo” is named after the old Castle of Monjardin, it grows extraordinary Merlot. Aged for 14 months in new French Barriques. It has a deep ruby color and intense aroma of fruits. It is rounded, well structured with flavors of liquorices and cocoa. Grape: 100% Merlot Vineyard: Deyo, 32 years...
Gold Medal, Mundus vini 2022. Gold Medal, Concourse de Grenache Challenge 2022. Gold Medal IWC 2021. Description: From our vineyard “La Cantera”, 75 years old, we keep growing excellent Garnacha grapes, delicate and with high concentration. Aged during 6 months in barriques, maintains its uniqueness while gives some structure and aromas of cacao. Ruby in color, it has flavors of ripe red berries, well balanced and smooth palate. Grape: 100% Garnacha Vineyard: La Cantera, 75 years old Terroir: Stones Altitude: 500 m. Aging: 6 months in barrique Alcohol: 13,5% #COMP
Gold Medal, Selection Mondiale, Canada, 2020. Gold Medal, International Wine Challenge, Paris, 2022. Made from 100% Pinot Noir, and harvested in October. The grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks for ten days and later aged in French oak barrels for 9 months. One of the few Pinot Noir 's grown in Spain from “El Cerezo” vineyard that is 30 years old. Tasting Notes Deep black cherry in color with aromas of plum and black currants, the Castillo de Monjardin Pinot Noir has delicate flavors of matured black fruits. Silky, with a long, refined finish. On the palate is very elegant, well balanced with flavors of red berries....
Red wine from our vineyards in the Ribera Alta of Navarra.Raised for 185 days in selectec oak barrels. It is a great wine, with a balanced palate and elegant bouquet. Grape Variety: Tempranillo and Garnacha Viñedo: Ribera Alta de Navarra Aging: 6 months in oak barrels Alcohol: 13,5 % Recomendation: Red and roasted meats, sausages. PRESS NOTES and INTERNATIONAL AWARDS Gold Medal 2019 Challenge International Du Vin France Gold Medal 2019 Bacchus Spain Gold Medal 2018 Mundus Vini Germany
Gold Medal, IWC Sweden 2022. Descriptión: Selectión of Tempranillo from our highest vineyards in the foothills of Monjardin Mountain. Aged for 12 months in oak. Color ruby. Very balsamic with notes of chocolate. It is a powerfull wine, rounded on the palate with fresh finish. Grape: 100% Tempranillo Vineyard: Los Altos de Monjardin, 32 years Terroir: Clay Altitude: 675 m. Aging: 12 months in oak Alcohol: 14%
Tempranillo Especial Superior 2017 100% Tempranillo Grape Family Vinyards - 1896 - Vinyard&Soil Tempranillo vineyard from the Monjardin Valley area. Fine loamy or silty soil textures on alternating tertiary continental marls and sandstones. Altitude - 650 meters Age - more than 40 years Extension - 1,5 Ha / yield of 5.000 kg per Ha Pre-fermentative cold maceration. Fermentation in steel tanks. Aging in second-use 50/50 French and American barrels during 2 years. Refinement in the bottle for 2 years Composition Alcohol: 14 % / Acidity: 4,4 g/l Taste notes Ruby color, it has intense aromas of spices and it is very balsamic. On the palate shows...
Wine Advocate tasting note: The village red from Venta del Moro is the 2020 Delmoro produced with 70% Garnacha and 30% Syrah from 15- to 40-year-old vineyards. The grapes fermented separately with 50% full clusters in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts. The Garnacha matured in stainless steel, and the Syrah was racked into concrete for malolactic and five months' aging. It has 13% alcohol and very good freshness. This has an amazing Mediterranean profile, showy, juicy, aromatic and rich without being heavy. The tannins are fine, and the finish is dry and long. It's easy to drink but not banal, for all consumers, wine savvy or...
Wine Advocate 93 points. Juan António Ponce told me 2021 is one of those vintages when you realize in wine you never know everything... He thinks the 2021 Clos Lojen is the most complete vintage ever for this wine, with unusual freshness (despite "normal" parameters like a pH of 3.7 and five grams of acidity) and 12% alcohol. It's intense and has varietal Bobal typicity with good weight. It fermented in 4,500-liter oak vats with 100% full clusters and indigenous yeasts and matured in 4,500-, 10,000- and 15,000-liter French oak vats for six months. This is sharp and austere, with lower alcohol and is more mineral than...
Wine Advocate 90 points. Made with certified organic fruit, the Col d'Orcia 2019 Rosso di Montalcino Banditella is another protagonist in a storyline that sees this entry-level category of wine emerge with increased importance within this storied Tuscan appellation. We will surely be seeing even more excellent Rosso in the future. This expression offers nice concentration with rich flavors of blackberry, plum and sweet earth. ML Feb 2022. The name Gineprone refers to the aromatic herb Juniper and indicates how this Chianti from the Siena hills reminds the drinker of all the herbs and spices that are typical of the Mediterranean...
Gineprone refers to the aromatic herb Juniper and indicates how this Chianti from the Siena hills reminds the drinker of all the herbs and spices that are typical of the Mediterranean underwood. Complex and full bodied yet approachable and fruity, Gineprone is the Montalcino version of the Chianti wine that has made Tuscany famous around the world.
"Supple, concentrated and lithe, this bounds with cassis, mulberry, raspberry and aniseed. Plenty of very soft tannins frame the fruit and chorale it through to the finish. Lovely." Wine Companion Erin Larkin. 93 points. WINERY NOTES: COLOUR Medium dark red colour with purple tints. NOSE Spicy berry fruit aromas and hints of cedar and oak influence on the nose. PALATE The palate is refined and smooth, showing flavours of ripe blackberry and red currant characters. Fine, ripe tannins round out the wine, with lingering dried herb and savoury nuances on the finish. WINEMAKING Cabernet from one of our oldest blocks in the Carbunup...
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, 95 points. Gold Medal Royal Hobart Wine Show Show 2020 COLOUR Deep purple/red in colour NOSE Intense brooding, dark berry fruits and floral characters with hints of spice and leaf. Forest floor earthy complexities; give a savoury tone underlying the pristine fruit. PALATE A rich and concentrated palate, with dark cherry and plum fruit characters intermingling with savoury, earthy notes. The fruit flavour persists long through the finish, with elegant fine tannins and hints of violets and herbs. #JAN
Wine Advocate 90 points. The juicy and primary red 2019 Cune Crianza shows ripeness, at only 13.5% alcohol (they aim for 13%), but also has freshness. The oak is very subtle and integrated into the fruit that is at the front of the nose and palate. It has a touch of rusticity, an earthy touch on the palate. It's a blend of Tempranillo with 15% Garnacha and Mazuelo from Rioja Alta that fermented in 20,000-liter stainless steel vats and matured in used (mostly) American oak barrels for one year. They produce three million bottles of this and bottle it throughout the year. This is the wine that sets the bar in the red portfolio. Very good....
The Vina Real Crianza is an important wine for the CVNE group. Launched in the 1920’s and were at the time one of the pioneering wineries to use oak ageing for their Crianza. The Vina Real winery is in Laguardia, the heart of the Rioja Alavesa sub-region. It is made from 90% Tempranillo with the remaining 10% from the following: Graciano, Garnacha and Mazuelo. After 13 month in mainly American Oak the wine is bottled and further matured before release.
James Suckling 93 points. "This is really delicious, Orange-peel, blackberry and light bark aromas follow through to a medium-bodied palate with very fine tannins and a long, energetic finish. Racy is a good word to describe it. Vegan. Drink now and enjoy. But will improve with age." JS.
Tasting Notes This wine is very expressive and complex on the nose with flavours of red berries, black cherries, vanilla, butterscotch, red plums, coffee and nuances of strawberries. On the palate the flavours follow through with good structure and silky tannins. A really balanced wine with elegance and a lengthy aftertaste.
Tim Atkin MW 92 points. 4 stars Platter. Spice and mulled red fruit are present on a bright and elegant nose. The wine shows purity of fruit and a lovely depth of aroma. The palate is soft and appealing, yet with enough structure to provide a firm yet silky finish.
91 points Tim Atkin MW South Africa Report 2020. Deep, purple core. Rich, berry fruit aromas with lots of ripe, red plum and whiffs of white pepper. Some floral notes in the background, including violets, lavender, and spring blossoms. The palate displays dark fruit flavours, revealing white pepper, cinnamon, clove and vanilla spice. Gentle oak integration bodes well for a long and graceful bottle maturation of this wine. Winemaker: Carl van der Merwe Varietal blend: 100% Syrah Appellation: Stellenbosch.
Tim Atkin MW 93 points. 4 stars Platter. This wine has notes of red and black berry fruit, white pepper and spice. The palate is finely structured, showing an array of ripe fruit and floral undertones, with a lingering aftertaste. Winemaker: Carl van der Merwe Varietal blend: 44% Grenache Noir 29% Mourvédre 21% Syrah 6% Petite Syrah #2017D
96 Points Winemag Bordeaux Blend Report 2021. Best Bordeaux Blend & Best Red Overall Winemag 2021. This wine has notes of cassis with rich, red fruit, dried herbs, perfume and plums on the nose. The palate is soft and silky with integrated flavours of cigar box and black fruit. Winemaker: Carl van der Merwe Varietal blend: 36% Merlot 35% Cabernet Sauvignon 14% Cabernet Franc 10% Petit Verdot 5% Malbec Appellation: Stellenbosch.
Gold Medal, WINE SHOW OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA 2022 Gold Medal, MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW 2022 Gold Medal, ROYAL QUEENSLAND WINE AWARDS 2022 Gold Medal. PERTH ROYAL WINE AWARDS 2022 Gold Medal, MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW 2021. ERIN LARKIN, HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION 2023, 94 points. "2020 was a glorious vintage and it's here for all to see. Structural, dense, concentrated and broody, the length of flavour tails out through the long finish – in fact, far longer than any $35* wine has any business being. " #DEEP
RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2023, 92 points. Remarkable that this exceptional value red wine still sells for around $15. Over the years it has regularly been judged best value wine and this is another supreme example of the easy drinking style that has made it so popular. Spicy lift to the plush fruits is so appealing. COLOUR Bright crimson red. AROMA Ripe aromas of currants, damson plums and sweet spices. PALATE A medium bodied wine bursting with juicy blackberries, cassis, prunes and ripe Damson plums. There is layer of warm mocha spice from oak ageing and soft, firm tannins add a savoury finish and characteristic regional structure. CELLARING...
AUSTRALIA'S BEST VALUE WINERY 2022....JAMES HALLIDAY. Erin Larkin 94 points "Fruit from the Deep Woods vineyard in Yallingup (in the north). Up to 14 days on skins, seperate batches are sent straight to barrel for maturation in French oak (15% new). $25, and you know it's going to be good. Fine, shapely, powdery tannins (slightly chewy, too) back up the concentrated, ripe, red and black berry fruit. With a sprinkling of ground star anise, peppercorns and laced together with briny acidity, this is a cracking little wine. Super-smart." MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW 2021, Gold. PERTH ROYAL WINE AWARDS 2021, Gold. WINE SHOW OF...
Made from 100% Cabernet Franc, this unique Rosé displays flavours of ripe strawberries, cassis and candyfloss with a seductive spicy finish. Handpicked and gently pressed to obtain the perfect, subtle pink hue the Delaire Graff Cabernet Franc Rose is a firm favourite. #ROSES
This juicy, ripe and approachable Shiraz with its ruby colour and purple tints has a spicy white pepper undertone as well as lavender and dark red fruit aromas of mulberries. It is characterised by versatility, demonstrating a smooth and soft palate with a savoury finish.
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