Deep ruby red in colour with perfumes of red rose petals and dried cherries giving way to a dark, black cherry and spice character on the palate with rounded tannins and a characteristic bitter twist. Sweet and luscious but not cloying, it has dried fruit and cinnamon perfumes on the finish.
The nose is immediately bursting with fruit, followed by fresh floral notes and pepper. After prolonged ageing, the wine proffers more evolved nuances of fruit preserved in alcohol and aromatic herbs. The bursting sweetness is kept in check by acidity and tannins, creating an approachable wine of great finesse. This wine, with its unique concentration, is named after the founder of the winery, Giovanni Allegrini, who elected this as his preferred wine.
Cherry red with violet hues in the glass. Persistant creamy foam. Very aromatic fragrance of black grapes, strawberry, cinnamon, and rose petals. Balanced structure with fresh acidity, sweet, fruity body and very low, soft tannins.
Intense golden yellow in colour with very intense, concentrated perfumes on the nose, with notes of candied fruit, sweet almonds and fruit cake. Rich and intensely sweet on the palate, it has dried apricot and fig flavours which are balanced by a lovely touch of freshness on the finish. Very long and spicy on the finish.
Awarded 95 points and a rare Outstanding status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards Loire Section (see blue link below).
Deep amber in colour, with aromas strongly reminiscent of dried fruit and candied citrus fruit peel. On the palate it is rich and unctuous though with a lovely balance which prevents it from cloying, dark and nutty with great intensity and a mineral character on the finish.
Dark amber in colour, the 1978 has a fascinating mix of fig, dried apricots, cardamom and Seville oranges on the nose. The palate is still fresh, with the extreme finesse expected of great wines alongside a huge complexity of nutmeg, cinnamon and dried fruit flavours. A lingering sweetness accompanies the mellow, satisfying finish. Serve at 15degrees centigrade.
A touch of smokiness here, rather mineral, although with a little touch of rubber too. Broad and clean style, very fresh and a touch delicate. Nice citrussy, lemony flavour. Fleshy and sweet on the palate, fresh and lively, with a little vigour.
A warm dry summer followed by a cool August and September allowed a long ripening process. Pleasantly fresh nose showing jammy notes and candied fruit (apricots, figs) and a round and smooth palate, with candied notes and a
This goldenrod colored dessert wine opens with fragrant orange marmalade and raisin like bouquet. Full bodied on the palate as well as pleasantly sweet and rich. The flavor profile is a raisin and orange blend with hints of apricot and hint of triple sec. The finish remains sweet and lingers nicely. This dessert wine would pair nicely with pecan pie.
One whiff of the Gewurztraminer Vendange Tardive and your sense of smell is instantly pervaded with ham hock, celery root, brown spices, mint and honey. Primary juices include rose petals and spice and a dusty botrytis character to follow. This is a lusciously sweet and complex wine.
Attractive bright golden yellow in the glass, with an intensely aromatic nose of white petals, ripe peaches and lightly spiced pears.
Medium bodied with a delicious honeyed richness of concentrated grapey fruit flavours, delicately balanced with cleansing acidity and a youthfulness that lifts the palate and keeps the wine refreshing and dangerously easy to drink!