This Beronia Crianza shows an intense cherry colour. Attractive nose with red fruits and floral aromas in perfect harmony with mineral and cocoa notes. A balanced and sweet palate with the fruit standing out over a base of chocolate and coffee from the time spent in American oak.
In 2011, a large part of the harvest was vinified with complete grapes as the maturity and concentration of flavours within the grapes was so good. The wine was aged in big oak vat from Burgundy and Austria. The origin and age of each barrel is specifically chosen to enhance the characteristics of our different vines.
2011 was a great vintage in the south of France. The rainfall during the winter and spring was slightly higher than in the previous two years and has been particularly beneficial to the balance of the plant. A mild spring preceded a windy and dry summer, preserving a the crop perfectly. The grapes were hand picked using a small team of pickers. This allows us to stretch out picking dates and to maximize the opportunity of harvesting each variety at its best moment of maturity. There was strict selection in the vineyard and where it was felt to be necessary, individual buches of grapes were removed.
This wine is very expressive and "explosive", with a lot of red and black fruits, a nice spice, but without hardness. In bottles since the summer of 2013, it gives a lot of seduction, with much density as well as the softness whilst retaining this famous Mourvedre's character!
Awarded 92 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their June 2017 edition review of Chablis (see blue link below).
Bright yellow in colour with gold tints. Lively grapefruit aromas on the nose. The palate is medium bodied with crisp acidity and fresh citrus flavours. The finish is long, combining notes of lemon zest and apple with vanilla, as well as stony, mineral complexity.
** Supplies of the 2014 are very limited, not just with us but with/at the UK main importer. We can also supply the same 2014 wine as a standard bottle, see relevant product page. The 2015 is also fully available as both standard bottle and magnum, and is excellent. **
Pale gold in colour with intense aromas of ripe white fruits and spring blossom. Ripe fruit flavours are balanced by zesty acidity on the lingering, fruity finish.
Intense ruby red in colour. The nose is fresh and pronounced with excellent fruit concentration. The palate is clean and well balanced, with a core of strawberry fruit combined with subtle vanilla flavours from American oak. The finish is juicy and long.
Deep ruby red in colour with orange tones. The nose shows a wide range of delicate red fruit accompanied by smoky nuances and hints of vanilla from the new American oak. On the palate, the wine is velvety and round, with smooth tannins and good acidity from the Tempranillo. The finish is soft, balanced and long lasting.
Deep ruby red in colour, with perfumes of sour cherry and plums leading to notes of leather and tobacco. Great depth of flavour, with juicy fruit and supple tannins, giving the wine a silky-smooth texture. This wine has a great structure and finishes with a fine mineral note.
Awarded 94 points and a Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their October 2016 edition review of Piedmont (see blue link below).
Deep ruby with a touch of garnet on the rim. This is classic Vajra, with lovely perfumes of dried rose petals, orange peel and violets. On the palate, there is plenty of fine grained, ripe, tannin in the characteristic Nebbiolo style, and lots of elegant, dark cherry fruit with savoury notes adding more depth. Long and perfumed on the finish.
This is an alternative style of Sauvignon Blanc that is both intricate and textural. An intriguing fusion of homemade apricot jam and lime marmalade is layered with dried tarragon and a doughy, flinty complexity. The palate is loaded with succulent fruit, pithy citrus rind and laced with minerality - a `wild child` Sauvignon with weight and persistence that finishes with a crisp grapefruit twist.
Kaikenes are wild geese, native to Patagonia, that fly across the Andes between Chile and Argentina. In the same way, Montes, the Chilean winery, crossed the Andes to set up in Mendoza. Their vineyards are situated in the heart of Mendoza and further to the south in Valle de Uco, where many of the premium producers are now sourcing their fruit. The focus is primarily on Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, a variety that has been somewhat forgotten as Malbec has surfed one wave of success after another in the past decade. Kaiken's own vineyards supply 70% of their production requirements and 30% is from vineyards that they control.
The grapes used to make this wine are sourced from both the Valle de Uco (Vistaflores, Altamira and Gualtallary) and the First Zone (Agrelo, Vistalba) regions of Mendoza.
Grapes were all hand harvested into small, 10kg bins and manually sorted before the winemaking process. After a month of fermentation (including pre and post fermentation maceration) the wine was then transferred to French oak barrels of first, second and third use for 12 months of barrel ageing. It was then naturally fined and very gently filtered before bottling.
Brilliant, deep ruby-red, with a wonderful display of rich aromas.The nose is enticing and spicy with black fruit aromas of blueberries and blackberries. Good structure and soft tannins lead to a finish that is fresh, complex, and long, with fruit notes and subtle undertones of rosemary, thyme, and dry flowers.