Pampas del sur Chardonnay Chenin Blanc 2016, Mendoza, Argentina: Aromatic, honey-melon scented Chenin Blanc, meshed with steely unoaked Chardonnay. Delicious notes of citric fruits and peach with an oral background. A solid mineral acidity combined with a sweet and fresh sensation.
Freixenet Cordon Negro D.O. Cava Brut NV, Penedes, Spain: The palate is refreshing, the sparkle balanced, with green apple and juicy citrus fruits. Light, yet with a long & elegant finish.
Zonin Pinot Grigio Friuli Aquileia DOC 2016, Friuli, Italy: Fruity, relatively full and unusually fine. Soft, fresh and light tending towards a dry style.
Allan Scott Generations Pinot Noir 2016, Marlborough, New Zealand: Cherries, black plums and a maple savoury character on the nose. The ripe and sumptuous concentrated fruit is supported by subtle notes of oak. The wine finishes very smoothly with refined ripe, light tannins providing structure and a smooth silky long flavourful finish.
Château de Parenchère Bordeaux Supérieur 2011, Bordeaux, France: This traditional blend is generally very fleshy with a very deeply coloured robe. Characterized by a good balance between fruit and tannin, it displays distinct red fruit aromas with a long, sustained finish.
Concha Y Toro Devils Collection 2016 Rapel Valley, Chile: Immensely complex Shiraz, Cabernet & Carmenere blend from some of Chile’s greatest vineyards. Joyous & powerful. A ripe wine with pronounced notes of black cherries, blackcurrants, plums and a subtle touch of vanilla from the oak barrels. Delicate notes of black plums complemented by silky tannins. An enveloping wine with a well-balanced palate.
Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Aroma: Subtle aromas of ripened blackberries with a touch of warm green pepper.
Body & Taste: This wine is dominated by fruit, of a great complexity. A nice ruby colour. Well balanced. Very subtle with structured tannins.
Suggested Food Pairing: Goes well with red meats, roasts and aged cheese.
Aroma: Floral notes followed by subtle notes of oak and fresh fruit.
Body & Taste: Good structure on the palate. This wine is tangy, well-balanced and shows the lovely fullness one expects from a Premier Cru. A combination of linden blossom and almond give way to a long, rounded finish.
Suggested Food Pairing: Try it with dill-marinated salmon served with a warm leek and balsamic vinegar flan for the contrast of flavors. Grilled chicken, with crispy skin and moist meat is a good counterpoint to the oaky finish of this defined wine.
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Aroma: Fragrant aroma reminiscent of nettle, currant, sweet passion fruit and dried herbs with some underlying mineral notes.
Body & Taste: A full complex spectrum of flavours from herbal notes through to ripe tropical fruit salad, including tangy grapefruit, blackcurrant, passion fruit, capsicum and tomato leaf. Good fruit sweetness and soft texture are supported by firm but balanced acidity which refreshes and promotes a long, stony
Suggested Food Pairing: Excellent aperitif or seafood wine. Goes well with pasta in pesto sauce and even Thai food.
Les Vendangeurs Bourgogne Chardonnay A.O.C.
Flowery notes with hints fresh fruits yet complex with notes of honeyed toast. An excellent dry Chardonnay, very well-balanced, at once fresh and mellow. Serve well chilled, 8-10ºC
Les Vendangeurs Bourgogne Pinot Noir A.O.C.
Characteristic black currant, cherry and blackberry notes with undertones of lime flower and mint. Full-bodied and well- balanced with subtle oak hints and a long liquorice finish. Serve slightly chilled, 16-18ºC
Mellow white flower and fresh peach notes with characteristic gun-flint, mineral hints. Subtle hints of dried fruit and hazelnut on the finish. Serve well chilled, 8-10ºC
Côtes du Rhône
Complex aromas of blackberries with spicy notes. Rich and lively with supple tannins. Serve slightly chilled, 16-18ºC