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Château de Parenchère Cuvée Raphaël, Bordeaux, France

Chateau de Parenchere Cuvee Raphael

Appellation: Bordeaux Supérieur

 

Blend: 50% Merlot

50% Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Tasting note: The Cuvée Raphaël is always a very dense, very concentrated wine with elegant tannins that stand out, but are mellow and smooth. They are elegantly woody, but not excessively to leave plenty of room for the fruit.

Château de Parenchère Bordeaux Blanc Sec, Bordeaux, France

Chateau de parenchere bordeaux white

Appellation: Bordeaux Blanc AOC

 

Blend: 70% Sauvignon

20% Semillon

10% Muscadelle

 

Tasting note: The Sauvignon produces aromatic strength and freshness, while the Semillon complements this with a certain degree of roundness on the palate. The Muscadelle adds intense white flower notes to the aromatic range of the finished wine.

All in all, a white wine with intense white and citrus fruit aromas, which is both fresh and round on the palate.

Château de Parenchère Bordeaux Clairet, Bordeaux, France

Chateau de parenchere bordeaux clairet

Appellation: Grand Vin de Bordeaux

 

Blend: 50% Merlot

 40% Cabernet Sauvignon

9% Cabernet Franc

1% Malbec

 

Tasting note: The Bordeaux Clairet is particularly aromatic and has a very deep red fruit colour. It is also more substantial than traditional rosés, with good body and exuberant fruitiness, which comes the wine being produced from the musts run off just after vatting begins (called saignée)

Château de Parenchère Bordeaux Supérieur Rouge, Bordeaux, France

Chateau de Parenchere Bordeaux Superieur Red

Appellation: Bordeaux Supérieur Red

 

Blend: 50% Merlot

40% Cabernet Sauvignon

9% Cabernet Franc

1% Malbec

Tasting note: With its equal proportions of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, Château de Parenchère Bordeaux Supérieur Red is half-way between a Médoc and a Saint-Emilion.

Merlot gives it its supple, fruity fleshiness; Cabernet-Sauvignon provides structure and additional tannic density.

This traditional Parenchère 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.

Tommasi Trebbiano di Lugana, Lugana DOC, Veneto, Italy

Tommasi Trebbiano di Lugana

Origin

Zone of Lugana, south of the Lake Garda.

Grapes

Trebbiano di Lugana 100%

Alcohol

12% vol.

Vinification

Short maceration (24 hours maximum), with grape skins in stainless steel tanks; 4 months maturation in stainless steel tanks, 7 days fermentation in stainless steel tanks; 4 months maturation in stainless steel tanks.

Tasting Notes

Moon yellow in color, with clean and spicy smell, highlighted by delicious hints of tropical fruit. The taste is medium-bodied with a clean, crisp finish.

Recommended with

Excellent with sea food and cold white meats, light appetizers, soups and fish.

Service Temperature

10°-12° C

Zenato Chardonnay Garda DOC, Veneto, Italy

Zenato Chardonnay Garda

Chardonnay is a varietal vine cultivated to the south of Lake Garda in the natural amphitheatre formed by glacial hills.

Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay

Geographical location and characteristics of the vineyard: to the south of Lake Garda in the municipality of Peschiera.

Average age of the vines: 30 years

Period of the harvest: first ten days of September

Vinification: fermentation for 15/20 days in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 16/18 degrees. Refinement for 4-5 months in stainless steel tanks followed by 2-3 months in bottles before sale.

Colour: straw yellow with greenish highlights.

Bouquet: intense with pleasing floral and fruity notes.

Taste: dry, fresh, well-structured body, balanced with remarkable softness.

Serving temperature: 9-10°C

Cavalchina Bianco di Custoza DOC, Veneto, Italy

Cavalchina Bianco di CustozaThe four different grape varieties mature at different times: Trebbianello in early September, Fernanda in mid-September and Trebbiano and Gargenega at the beginning of October; this means that we vinify each variety separately.

The manually harvested grapes are destemmed and pressed. Only Fernanda, with its semi aromatic qualities, is macerated for a few hours before pressing. Each must, after being clarified, is fermented for 10-15 days at 180C. There is no regular malolactic fermentation and the yeasts, which are regularly stirred, are not removed until January/February when the final cuvée takes shape.

A straw yellow shines through the glass with some green tones; slightly aromatic to the nose, it unfolds generously in the mouth with great balance and flavour. It is a versatile wine, perfect with aperitif, fish, white meats and, at the top, with the “Tortellino of Valeggio”.

40% Garganega, 30% Fernanda (clone di Custoza), 15% Trebbiano, 15% Trebbianello (clone di Tocai)

Bottega Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Spumante Extra Dry, Veneto, Italy

Valdobbiadene prosecco superioire Bottega

Il Vino dei Poeti Valdobbiadene Superiore is a Prosecco  DOCG, obtained by the vinification in white of grapes grown  on the hills near Treviso, between the towns of Conegliano  and Valdobbiadene. Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco  has been recognised as a DOCG wine in 2009 and embodies  Prosecco quality excellence.

Organoleptic Characteristics

Color and Appearance

Brilliant, straw yellow. Fine and persistent perlage.

Bouquet

Typical and refined, with fruity (green apples, pear, citrus fruits) and floral (wisteria, acacia and lily of the valley) notes.

Taste

Harmonious, elegant and balanced; on the palate, it is made soft by sugar residues, while also being dry thanks to its lively acidity.

Serving Temperature    

4-5 °C

Serving Suggestions

Excellent as an aperitif and in cocktails, it is also an ideal all-around wine. It goes particularly well with radicchio or asparagus dishes, with pasta, risotto, fish courses or white meat.

Recommended glass     

Flute

Bottega Prosecco DOC Spumante Brut, Veneto, Italy

Bottega Prosecco DOC

Il Vino dei Poeti Prosecco DOC is a Brut sparkling wine,  obtained by Glera grapes grown according to classic,  traditional techniques in the province of Treviso. Over the  years, typicality and quality, the distinctive traits of these  grapes, have remained unchanged, making Prosecco the  most famous and best-selling Italian wine all over the world.

Organoleptic Characteristics

Color and Appearance

Straw yellow with gold reflexes, fine and persistent perlage.

Bouquet

Fruity (apple, white peach, citrus fruits) and delicate floral (acacia, wisteria) notes.

Taste

Fresh, delicate, balanced, with an harmonious blend of acidity and softness.

Serving Temperature

4-5 °C

Serving Suggestions

Excellent as an aperitif and in cocktails, it is also an ideal all-around wine. It goes particularly well with pasta, risotto, fish or meat courses and vegetables, as well as with pizza.

Recommended glass

Tulip

Monte del Fra Bardolino DOC, Veneto, Italy

Bardolino Monte del fra

Grape varieties: 65% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 5% Sangiovese

Vinification: Gentle crushing and destemming, and a brief period of maceration of the grapes prior to fermentation. This is followed by a long, delicate fermentation (with skin contact) in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks.

Organoleptic description: A dry red wine.

Colour: Bright ruby red.

Nose: Delicately fruity and fragrant with notes of cherries, strawberries, raspberries, and red currants as well as hints of spices on the nose (cinnamon, cloves, black pepper).

Flavour: Rounded and dry, with the same sensations of crunchy red fruits and berries perceptible on the nose. Lightly spicy with well-balanced, fresh, and easy-drinking style.

Serving temperature: 12-15 degrees Celsius

ABV: 12.5%