Announcing Limited Edition 2016!
In Italy the Vermentino grape is a white star. Think of flavours like white peach, green apple, fresh lime and even a bit of dried tarragon on the finish. On the palate, it has a quenching acidity that makes your mouth water with delight and a delicate weight that allows this wine to be sip-worthy on its own. Although perfect on its own on a warm summer day, this wine also pairs beautifully with Italian cuisine.
Cabernet Franc is a grape with so much to offer, yet most of the winemaking world blends it with other varieties to make a ‘Bordeaux’ style blend. There’s good reason to celebrate this grape on its own. It can tread the line between fruit and spice notes magnificently with ripe raspberry and red currant dancing around with black pepper and fresh mint leaf. There is a solid backbone of tannin to provide mouth-feel and structure, and it can pair with a range of foods due to its medium-full body status.
Three of Spain’s great red varieties, Tempranillo, Garnacha and Bobal bring their lush qualities to pair the full-bodied and well-structured Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Together, you have a wine with a range of black and red fruit characteristics, cherry cola, anise and white pepper and a powerful yet supple mouthful. Pair this with braised beef, a big wedge of Manchego cheese, or the region’s famous specialty, Paella.
Blanc de Noir
Blanc de Noirs is a French term that translates to a white wine made from dark grapes. Pinot Noir is used for this particular wine. By quickly removing the skins from the juice after the grapes have been pressed, the pigment from the skins is not transferred to the juice and you have all the beautiful complexities of Pinot Noir while keeping the colour light and the tannins at bay. This wine, with its crab apple and strawberry driven nose and white peach and grapefruit palate pairs well with delicate dishes.
Grenache Cabernet with Grape Skins
Cabernet Sauvignon is a big, bold character that has strong tannins in youth, yet unwinds with age to a smooth, velvety texture that is worth waiting for. Flavours like black currant (cassis) jam, cigar box and black olive. Grenache is both soft and jammy to balance out the powerful structure of Cabernet, yet rich and spicy enough to hold its own. Flavours like red licorice, black cherry and raspberry combine with warm vanilla and spice that rounds out the blend perfectly. Enjoy this wine with bold protein-rich dishes.
New 6-week wines!
Australian Viognier/Pinot Gris $104.95 – An extremely aromatic white blend with apricot and pear notes and a refreshing fruit forward finish.
Australian Cabernet/Shiraz/Merlot $109.95 – An elegant wine with notes of black pepper and juicy ripe blackberries.
All of the wines in this series are 10% off!