Packed with subtle pineapple, pears and apple flavours. This Chardonnay is big and bold with touches of lemon and delicious toasted almonds.
Awarded 95 points and a rare Outstanding status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards Rhone Section (see blue link below).
The Amalaya wines offer incredible value for their quality and truly reflect their ‘sense of place‘. All of the Amalaya wines are fruit driven in style, with a finesse that unites them.
The Torrontes and Riesling grapes were both grown on the Finca Amalaya and Finca Las Mercedes vineyards. These are located in the Cafayate Valley in the very heart of the Calchaqui Valley, distinguished for being the highest wine region in the world. The climate here is very dry, with just 150mm of rain in an average year and a huge thermal amplitude of around 20°C. The soils here are rocky, poor and sandy so the roots of the vines are forced to dig deep to find the vital nutrients and water they need, which in turn results in a huge concentration of flavour within the fruit. The winery is also situated in Cafayate, Calchaquí Valley in Salta in the far north of Argentina at nearly 1,828 metres above sea level.
The wine itself is intense gold in colour with tints of green. On the nose, this wine is intense and complex with aromas of citrus and grapefruit typical of Torrontes. Delicate and silky on the palate with great freshness and crisp acidity on the distinctly mineral finish. Intense gold in colour with tints of green. On the nose this wine is intense and complex with aromas of citrus and grapefruit typical of Torrontes and a touch of minerality. Delicate and silky on the palate with great freshness and crisp acidity on the distinctly mineral finish.
Pale lemon in colour with a youthful rim, fresh, crisp apple and a touch of citrus on the nose. On the palate, it has attractive weight, with a good balance of ripe, yellow plums and greengage fruit character and fresh lemon-lime acidity. Fresh and zippy on the finish.
Refreshing and ripe, with peach and apricot flavours and hints of almonds.
Awarded 87 points and a Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their June 2017 edition review of Duoro Table Wines (see blue link below).
This excellent - and wonderful value - white blend (of new fewer than 7 different varietals!) comes from relatively high-altitude vineyards above the river Douro. The grapes were harvested by hand in the highlands and plateaus of the region and were selected for their balance between phenolic maturity and excellent freshness.
Bright lemon in colour. On the nose, intense floral aromas stand out, as well as citrus fruits, tropical fruits, white stone fruits and light asparagus aromas. It has lively acidity which is well integrated on the palate. The finish is elegant and harmonious.
Hungary is well known for its sweet wines but dry wines from Furmint are becoming more popular. The grapes are harvested earlier that for their sweeter brethren but some characteristics remain. A medium bodied wine that’s like a fruit salad in a glass. Citrus fruit, apple, pink grapefruit and melon are all present alongside a lovely mineral streak. Refreshing acidity keeps it all crisp. A great aperitif.
An elegant, vibrant white with a crisp, refreshing bite. Notes of wild blossom, green apple and lemon peel are matched by a creamy, weighty texture and long lemony finish.
Light, delicate Spanish entry level wine with tropical fruit flavours of melon , pineapple and guava with crsip, racy acidity. Great with paella or chicken caesar salads.