Nebbiolo 70%, Croatina 20%, Vespolina 10%
Northern Piedmont, on the slopes planted with vineyards of the Bramaterra estate in the town of Villa del Bosco
A wine of age-old tradition, with a marked personality
Breggo Gewurztraminer 2011 California. The 2011 Gewurztraminer is loaded with beautiful aromatics of rose petal and tropical fruit. Hints of honeysuckle and lychee add depth to the nose.The tropical and floral flavours continue in the mouth with notes of pineapple, lemongrass, and spice. The cool vintage is reflected in the bright acidity and clean finish of this delicious wine.
This has massive ageing potential, it is full of energy but still quite closed unless you allow a full days opening time. Wild berry fruit and woodland aromas, masses of tannin but it has fruit to match, this is built for the long haul. 30 months in oak.
A fruity, floral nose marked by fine notes of French wood.
Rich and persistent on the palate with good acidity. Although the malolactic fermentation takes place in wood and the wine ages on its lees, it is surprisingly fresh.
Creamy Cheese, White Meat.
Gaiun is a specific section of the Martinenga vineyard in Barbaresco. It is aged in french oak to give a creamier style of Nebbiolo.
Silver medal at the 2014 English wine of the year competition.
The Berwick Trophy for Most Outstanding Large Production Unchaptilised Wine at the 2014 English wine of the year competition.
Area: Mclaren Vale.
Grape: 65% Shiraz. 35% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Fantastic super saturated black crimson colour with very deep black crimson hue showing almost paint like cling to the walls of the glass. The nose presents an intense sniff of ripe blackberry, liquorice and blackcurrant followed by some toasty vanilla and spice notes. Dense and packed with voluptuous ripe fruit the palate delivers concentrated flavours of ripe blackberry, liquorice and cassis with a toasty overlay. Velvet smooth tannins. Long aftertaste of blackberry, black cherry, liquorice and spicy toasted oak.
Area: Anjou-saumur, Loire Valley.
Grape: Chenin Blanc.
Appearance: golden yellow
Nose: dried yellow fruit, fried apples, spice, arrack [note: a very Swedish aroma descriptor, think “dark rum” if you don’t have a clue and you’re not too far off], some saffron, and hints of a medicinal note.
Palate: more than medium bodied, sweet, quite spicy, fried and baked apples, balancing acidity (but not very high).
Developed and rather pleasant, but still a little clumsy for a Moulin Touchais and not too complex. The medicinal, almost solvent-like hints distrub me somewhat and make it appear less fresh than the other wines in the tasting.
With cheese, Pate and Light dessrts.
Grape: 100% Tintilia.
Its got some depth with a savoury edge, strong concentrated young red fruits. Tannins are present but all round the wine is smooth.