Founded in 1873, Dulong has kept its warm family spirit for 130 years. Handed down from father to son over 5 generations, the profession of merchant and grower of Bordeaux wines lies at the heart of the family. Today, the family still demonstrates its exceptional talent for selecting wines and is one of the leading merchants on the Bordeaux market. The energy and experience of the Bordeaux born-and bred family have driven the company’s significant growth and brought it international recognition for the quality of its wines. With its dedicated vinification facility built in 2000, Dulong has invested on a level with its ambition for excellence. Dulong is also one of the sustainable wine growing pioneers in the area, a genuine philosophy also shared by our wine-growing partners.
This is an excellent, affordable Sauternes.
80% Sémilion, 15% Sauvignon, 5% Muscadelle.
See the blue link below for the excellent fiche technique/technical note from the winemakers themselves.
Rich, golden yellow colour with a powerful and racy bouquet of beeswax and honey. Rich, well-balanced and persistent in the mouth with fig and apricot flavours.
ABV = 13.0%.
The name of Lenz Moser is inextricably linked with wine-growing in Austria. The current Lenz Moser estate winery in Rohrendorf near Krems, first mentioned in an official document as early as 1040, is considered the Point of departure for significant Impulses aimed at preserving Austrian wine culture. For example, the "Lenz Moser high Training System" was invented here, which revolutionised viticulture in the 50´s. Lenz Moser cooperates exclusively with winegrowers and wine-making collectives from the winegrowing regions of Lower Austria and Burgenland. This helps ensure that every Lenz Moser wine originates only from Austrian terroirs. They always take the view that the first step toward good quality is taken during grape growing in the vineyard. They are able to do this as they have been maintaining long-term relationships with their partner winegrowers over several decades.
Lenz Moser invests a lot of time and money in research, development, and technical equipment. They focus on gentle, efficient processing methods, always having one objective in mind: the production of high-value wines at reasonable prices.
Blend of Sämling 88 and Chardonnay.
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of honey, golden raisins, candied apricots, and orange blossoms with a fruity sweet medium body and a medium-long finish with notes of spiced apple and pear, peach cobbler, and vanilla buttercream on panettone. A vibrant flavor-packed dessert wine that is sure to be a hit.
This is a dessert wine - residual sugar is around 110g/litre.
ABV = 10.0%.
The 2015 vintage was awarded 91 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their September 2017 edition review of Top 40 Californian Wines Under £40 (see blue link below).
Andrew Quady's change of career from making fireworks to making wine produced an explosion of its own kind when he created Essensia from the Orange Muscat grape. It was an instant success and until 1985 he could not make enough to satisfy demand. Now Quady is the foremost American winery specialising entirely in dessert wines and continues to win medals worldwide. In 1975 Quady's first port-like wine was made from Amador County Zinfandel. Now it is made from traditional Portuguese varietals such as Tinta Roriz and Tinta Cao.
In 1980 Andrew Quady discovered a parcel of underused Orange Muscat grapes in Reedley, California, which led him to make a wine which celebrated the intense aromas and spicy fruit flavours of the grapes. In Italy, the variety is known as Moscato Fior d'Arancio: Orange Blossom Muscat. In Reedley, California, it is grown in well drained, alluvial soils, in climatic conditions ideally suited to this variety. The grapes are harvested at optimal maturity and once they have reached 22 Brix.
The Orange Muscat grapes were crushed, chilled and allowed to macerate. Fermentation was arrested with neutral grape brandy. This arrested fermentation preserves the delicate aromas of the fresh, ripe grapes. Therefore, the wine is lightly fortified to about 15% alcohol and aged for three months in used, predominantly French oak barrels.
Orange Muscat 100%.
Residual sugar = 162g/litre.
Vibrant orange in colour, this wine delivers luscious sweet oranges and apricots on the palate. The bittersweet orange marmalade notes balance well with the zesty citric acidity.
ABV = 15.0%.