Merlot makes a great rosé, light and refreshing with a pleasant summer-fruit fragrance and flavour.
El Coto was founded in 1970 in Rioja Alavesa and has grown from modest beginnings into one of the best known Rioja producers. Today El Coto has over 700 hectares of vineyard in production across the three Rioja DOCa sub-zones of Rioja Alta, Rioja Baja and Rioja Alavesa. They also source grapes from all three areas, but mostly from Rioja Alavesa. Head winemaker César Fernandez oversees production, starting with hand-picking into 350 kg crates to ensure the grapes arrive at the winery in pristine condition. Modern and intelligently designed, the emphasis in the winery is on temperature control and gentle handling of the grapes.
Grapes for the Rioja Rosado are sourced from Rioja Alavesa, Rioja Alta and Rioja Baja. The soils are mainly limestone and clay.
Spring and summer were very warm, and as a result, the 2017 harvest started 15 days earlier than in 2016 and ended before the end of September. Weather in September was exceptionally cold and dry, with temperatures more than 2ºC lower than the past 10 years. This allowed the grapes to mature slowly and in perfect health.
The grapes are fermented in stainless steel temperature controlled tanks at 15-20ºC over a period of 15-20 days. No malolactic fermentation is allowed to occur and the wine is bottled without ageing.
Lively pale pink in colour, this wine displays aromas of strawberries and candied raspberries. The palate is dry, with a wide range of red and dark fruits including strawberries and cherries. The finish is crisp with hints of fruit and flowers.
Goyenechea Winery was founded in 1868 by the brothers Santiago and Narciso Goyenechea. They began their business in Argentina by establishing wine and spirits stores in Buenos Aires. Later they went on to purchase an estate and winery in Villa Atuel, to the south of the Mendoza Province. Today, the fourth and fifth generations work together with the same dedication and commitment as their predecessors, making Goyenechea a true family-run business in the world of winemaking.
This wine is made using 100% Merlot from the Goyenechea La Vasconia Estate, in Villa Atuel.
After a short maceration, the must undergoes cold fermentation in stainless-steel tanks; it is made without the use of wood to preserve its freshness.
The Goyenechea Merlot Rosé is a bright and lively pink-coloured wine, which is fresh, and has good intensity. The floral and fruity aromas are typical of the variety. On the palate the wine is smooth, light, with a slight natural sweetness and strawberry and raspberry flavours. This young wine is perfect to drink chilled with sea-food, sweets or desserts.
The Running Duck range is made by Stellar Organics – the pioneer winery from Western South Africa. The wines are certified organic and have also been made according to “Fair for life” guidelines. This social & fair trade certification ensures that human rights are guaranteed at any stage of production, that workers enjoy good and fair working conditions and that smallholder farmers receive a fair price.
The brand is named after the Indian Runners ducks sent roaming into the vineyards to eat snails and other threats to the vines. This is natural pest control and allows the winery not to use pesticides and other harmful chemicals.
This wine has a lovely strawberry pink colour. Ripe strawberry and raspberry dominate the flavours. It has fresh acidity and a tropical fruity finish. This wine goes well with pizza, pasta dishes, cheeses and salad.
Proudly made in California, this fantastic wine is full of fruity flavours to "delight your taste buds and tickle your fancy" according to the lovely folks at Bulletin!
Made from Zinfandel grapes, this juicy rose is bursting with flavours of watermelon, cherries and raspberries yet is refreshing bright and crisp on the palate.
Perfect with spicy Chilli Tempura King Prawns or Calamari. It is also fabulous to enjoy with friends and is a perfect wine for parties and barbecues.
French for "grape harvest," Vendange is passionate about crafting well-balanced, approachable wines that are always fresh and ready to enjoy.
A bright pink in colour with a bursting, floral strawberry nose. Crisp, sweet with simple raspberry and jasmine flavors highlight the light-bodied and juicy mouthfeel. Finishing clean and refreshing, this is an enticing selection.
A lively, fruity rosé wine with aromas of red summer fruits and an attractive sweetness on the palate.
The first wines that Berton ever released were under the Foundstone label so the Foundstone wines are still very special to the winemakers at Berton. They still take pride in selecting the fruit from the same vineyards and continue to produce winesthat are consistantly full of flavour and are ready to drink while young.
This wine has lifted aromas of cranberry, pomegranate and apple blossom. The fine and vibrant palate shows notes of cherry, mulberry and sweet raspberry that are beautifully balanced by a crisp acidity.