Bright red in colour, this wine displays complex aromas of sweet ripe red berry fruit alongside star anise, cinnamon spice and floral nuances. Although elegant and supple, the wine shows remarkable power, intensity and length on the palate, this is framed by ripe, moderate tannins and a sweet blueberry fruit character which is complemented by spice notes. The grapes are sourced from the Derwent River Valley, Coal River Valley and East Coast growing regions.
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SILVER (2014) International Wine Challenge 2015
INTERNATIONAL TROPHY SAUVIGNON BLANC OVER £15 (2014) Decanter World Wine Awards 2015
BRONZE (2014) Sommelier Wine Awards 2015
Named after the last known Brown bear in Northern Calafornia in the 60's. It has a big bold taste that pairs perfectly with a juicy steak or bowl of pasta with a hearty red meat sauce. Aromas of smokey toasty spice from the year in oak and powerful rich layers of cherry and dark berries on the palate. The finish is long and lingering
Named after the last spotted Brown Bear in Northern California on the now maxville vineyard site. 20% of the blend is fermented in 1yr old french oak with the remainder in stainless steel. The result is flavours of melon and white peach with bright acidity gorgeous citrus and floral notes.
Big and powerful, this Champagne emits a pine aroma initially, exhibiting fine concentration and complexity. Rich, with some honey, nut and toast flavours, it has enough acidity to keep it lively and fresh. Typically 'Bollinger' style of concentrated, complex layers and a soft finish.
- Sparkling & Champagne
- 12.00 %
- Agglomerate Cork
A blend of Seyval Blanc with some Reichensteiner and Chardonnay grown in the Camel Valley in Cornwall and made into elegant, English fizz by the Traditional Method. On the nose, aromas of spring flowers burst forward, the palate is rich with bubbles, and finishes with a refined, zesty lemon and pastry fruit character.
- SILVER (NV) International Wine Challenge 2017
- SILVER OUTSTANDING (2013) International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016
- SILVER (2014) Decanter World Wine Awards 2016
- SILVER (2013) Sommelier Wine Awards 2016
The wine is aged for 18 months in a mixture of French and American oak barrels, followed by a minimum 6 months in bottle prior to release. A rich, carmine-red colour in the glass, it is intense and concentrated. The nose shows notes of liquorice, toasted oak and developed cherry and dark fruit; the palate is powerful, wide and long with a mineral note backing the fruit and spice.
Bright and aromatic, the nose shows pear, apple, tropical nuances and fresh herbs; wide and intense on the palate with a spicy richness gained from a period of lees ageing.
It is an unfiltered wine without barrel aging, reflecting the style of Mencia. Ruby purple in colour reflects the youth of the wine. Very expressive aromas with hints of minerality, red mulberry, plum, scrub and forest. The palate is clean with nice red fruits and well balanced tannins. A round, fresh, agile wine with a medium-long after taste.
The grapes are hand-harvested and fermented prior to being aged in French oak barrels for about five months. A small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Mazuela is included in the final blend to provide complexity. Shows a bright red and black fruit character with notes of toasted spice.
Aged on its fine lees for about five months prior to bottling, it shows aromas of pear, apricot and peach, the palate is rich and full-bodied with a fresh finish.
Country - Italy
Region - Tuscany
Grape Varieties - Merlot 100%
Alcohol by volume - 14%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Castello Vicchiomaggio
Tasting notes - An uncompromising wine, definitely Merlot but with all the flavours and charm of Tuscany. Rich aromas of ripe berries and cherries, lead to a full bodied palate with smooth silky tannins, a firm acidity and a long, elegant finish. Presented in a wooden box.
This light rosé wine expresses some very intense aromas of citrus fruit and white flowers. On the palate, a velvety texture combined with a fresh flavor gives this wine a certain ethereal quality.
The skins are kept in contact with the must for just enough time to impart a light salmon-pink colour to the finished wine. Shows citrus fruits and white flowers on the nose; the palate has an intense freshness and finesse which offers notes of pink grapefruit and white peach.
A blend of over 90% Cabernet Sauvignon with the balance Merlot, it shows lovely ripe, sweet red berry and blackcurrant fruit on a well-structured palate, with good aromatics and a bright acidity which gives the finish both liveliness and length.
Brimming with zesty grapefruit, lime and Meyer lemon with mid-palate flavours of pear and passion fruit; a perfect balance between refreshing citrus flavours and tropical flavours married well with grassy herbaceousness. The complexity, mouth-feel and balance of this night-harvested wine are usually only found in wines that are more expensive.
Dry, herbaceous or aromatic whites
The nose is filled with ripe blackcurrants and mulberry, supported by subtle spicy undertones of cinnamon and clove. The complexity on the nose flows over to the pallet. The wine is big and round on entry with smooth and silky tannins that show well even though the wine is still young. Flavours of ripe mulberry and rich dark chocolate lingers on the palate together with flavours of sweet spice and toasted oak.
In the glass, this wine is a brilliant white gold colour.
Aromas of melon, peaches and apricots with a hint of jasmine and sweet pea.
Summer fruit aromas follow through on the palate with a hint of spiciness. Medium bodied with a fresh acidity and lingering aftertaste.
Viognier is a food wine and it goes brilliantly with all sorts of food, its ample body and wonderful aroma make an unusual and exciting combination. This wine is fantastic with seafood, but also try it with salads, smoked salmon and spicy dishes.
A particular favourite pairing is Word of Mouth and steamed mussels in a masala coconut broth.
Intense concentrated aromas of wild blueberry and ripe cherry are supported by smoky, spicy undertones. On the palate, this wine is ripe and generous; blackberry and plum flavours shine through, yet are complemented by the subtle toasty oak and hints of white truffle and chocolate. The grapes come from the gently sloping foothills of the Bottelary Range; hand-picked, they are fermented in traditional open-top fermenters using the natural yeast present on the grapes, then barrel-matured in mostly new French and American oak barrels.