Category Archives: Wine

CHATEAU DE FONTENILLE Rouge AOC Bordeaux, France

CHATEAU DE FONTENILLE Rouge AOC Bordeaux

Region: Bordeaux

Nature: Red

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.

MAISON ALBERT BICHOT Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons Blanc Domaine Long-Depaquit, Burgundy, France

MAISON ALBERT BICHOT Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons Blanc Domaine Long-Depaquit

Region: Burgundy

Nature: White

Grape: Chardonnay

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.

Framingham Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

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Region: Marlborough

Nature: White

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

Mineral finish.

Suggested Food Pairing: Excellent aperitif or seafood wine. Goes well with pasta in pesto sauce and even Thai food.

Bouchard Aîné & Fils

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

Chablis

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

Bodega Roda Reserve 2007, Rioja, Spain

Bodega Roda Reserve 2007, Rioja, Spain

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The 2007 Roda Reserva is a blend of 89% Tempranillo, 8% Garnacha and 3% Graciano with half the crop aged in new oak for 16 months. It has a ripe, dark berry, espresso and cassis bouquet that unfolds nicely in the glass and demonstrates complexity and harmony. The palate is medium-bodied with taut tannins. It displays fine acidity with clean fruit flavors of wild strawberry, raspberry, tart red cherries and a touch of citrus peel.

Cloudy Bay Te Koko 2011, Marlborough, New Zealand

Cloudy Bay Te Koko 2011, Marlborough, New Zealand

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Te Koko 2011 offers aromas of lemon citrus, bees wax and passion fruit flower. The palate is generous with layers of green mango, white pepper and flint; it’s richly textured but shaped by fresh acidity. Subtle tropical fruit and taught minerality linger on the plush finish. Te Koko is incredibly food friendly, complementing a range of cuisine. We particularly enjoy it with savoury dishes highlighted by fresh herbs or aromatic spice.