Ruby red in colour, with purplish-blue highlights. Fragrant fruit with prominent notes of dark cherries are echoed by fresher hints of pepper and aromatic herbs, typical of Corvina and its genetic cousin Corvinone, the historic varietals of this appellation. Whilst young, the Valpolicella is impressively lively and playful on the palate and will express greater delicacy and finesse with two or more years of ageing.
Ruby red colour with a youthful rim and perfumes of ripe, fresh cherries and red berries. Nicely balanced and juicy on the palate, with a supple structure and attractive lively finish.
A clean, crisp and fresh wine that retains plenty of varietal character. Lively and aromatic on the nose, with the classic freshly baked bread crust perfumes and ripe, juicy pear character on the youthful, crisp palate which make this such a popular variety. Lovely almondy perfumes on the finish, with a twist of lime.
Lovely light pink in appearance with a lifted perfume of wild strawberries, warm cherry pie and sherbet. Vibrant and fresh on the palate, with a fresh, lively cherry fruit character and a fragrant finish.
Pale lemon in colour. Clean and lively, with a fresh, lightly perfumed almond blossom character on the nose which gives way to a ripe but fresh, apple and pear flavours on the soft palate. Vivacious citrus notes give the wine a crisp finish.
Nice depth of youthful colour, with perfumes of fresh black cherries. On the palate the wine is soft, ripe and rounded, with an attractive freshness which lifts the cherry compote flavours and accentuates its perfume.
Alto Bajo is produced from vineyards across Chile's Valle Central by a terrific team led by winemaker Camilo Viani, who brings vitality and vision - as well as a great eye for winemaking detail.
“Alto Bajo” translates as “High Low” and reflects the varied regional landscape of Chile. This Chardonnay is deliciously fruity with lots of ripe, tropical fruit flavours but also the tiniest hint of vanilla. It matches well with the following foods: chicken, ham or bacon, pate and terrines.
Awarded 95 points and a Platinum Best In Show at the Decanter World Wine Awards (www.decanter.com): see their August 2017 DWWA supplement (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.
Amalaya translates to ‘hope for a miracle’ in the indigenous language of the now extinct tribe, the Calchaquí. The winery is situated in Cafayate, Calchaquí Valley in Salta in the far north of Argentina at nearly 1,828 metres above sea level. It is a part of the Hess Family Estates and is run with the same dedication to quality, sustainability and social responsibility as the other Hess Estates.
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.
Fruity, youthful style, reminiscent of nuts and peaches, already exhibits the trademark Anselmi complexity. No wood maturation, clean crisp flavours, long finish.
ARIEL oak-aged Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of black currants, cherry, blueberries and chocolate, with soft tannins and a dry finish.
The Arpeggio Cataratto is lightly aromatic and floral in character with delicate flavours of white blossom and peaches. This is perfectly balanced with refreshing acidity. This wine is ideal as an accompaniment to fish, white meats, starters and salads.
The Arpeggio Rosso is a medium bodied red with ripe fruit character, soft, well-rounded tannins and a concentrated finish. Arpeggio is ideal on its own as it is soft with bags of fruit, but also has enough body to team with pasta, pizza and red meat dishes.
On the nose this wine displays aromas of sweet raspberries and strawberries with delicate floral notes. The palate is lively bursting with crisp red berry flavours and a good persistent finish.