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A 20-year-old patch of Franschhoek grown grapes within sight of Holden Manz produced a yield of around 7 tonnes per hectare. Grapes were manually harvested early in the morning, refrigerated to 5C before undergoing whole bunch press.
Stoney minerality, mango and a whiff of coriander seed are present in a complex aroma. Palate: Full bodied, dense with tropical fruit mid-palate. Cleansing acidity, long finish with a touch of oak at the edge.
Limited production of 2,858 bottles produced.
Ranked among the greatest wines of France, Vin Jaune is made exclusively from the Savagnin grape variety. Planted on blue Jurassic clays, it matures in oak barrels for 6 years and 3 months, without compensating for the evaporation share of around a third of the volume. A veil of yeast forms on the surface of the wine, and protects it from any oxidation. It is during this long ageing that it acquires its spicy aromas of nuts, almonds or curry. Drink as an aperitif, or with chicken, fish, strong cheeses or bitter chocolates.
Owning just a hectare of vineyards in Sancerre, winemaker Emile Balland has triumphed in Coteaux De Giennois, and we are big fans of his wines! This Sancerre is made from the first pressed juice of the best grapes, a rich Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc.
Starting in 1859, the Gaja family have become pioneers in wine making for five generations. As each generation takes over, they bring innovation on top of their heritage; today Giovanni has acquired some of the best vineyards in Barbaresco and Angelo has introduced new methods of higher density planting, green harvesting, shorter macerations and longer corks.
This is one of a pair of wines from the Gaja Winery called IDDA, meaning ‘She’, made from the indigenous Sicilian grape Carricante. The grape is thought to have been growing on the slopes of Mt Etna for over a thousand years, and tends to give higher yeilds which is wear its name comes from as carica means ‘load’ in the local dialect.
A herbal savoury nose of tomato leaves, melon and quince with hints of honey, hay and doughy yeast from some oak ageing. On the palate, rich flavours of yellow plum and pineapple with savoury, mineral-laced finish. Perfect with light yet indulgent dishes such as truffle pasta.
Restless River is a rising star which has quietly achieved cult-status for its brilliant, Burgundian-style Chardonnay and ultra-elegant Cabernet Sauvignon.
Their farm is located in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Its home to some of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay vines in the region (planted in 1998). At Restless River, things are done in an unhurried way, with great dedication and attention to detail. Almost all their production is done by hand, resulting in limited quantities of each wine, and demand far exceeding supply. Restless River is defined by its terroir, and Craig Wessels’ thoughtful and careful winemaking allows it to be the star of the show.
Aromas of sweet spices and ripe apple, followed by citrus notes and grapefruit on the palate. Crisp and refreshing. Serve as an aperitif or with light starters and seafood.