Markham Merlot 2016
Raspberry, red currant and cherry provide classic Merlot fruit to play against the distinctive minerals, rose petals, vanilla and baking spice aromas throughout this wine. Very structured with muscle to age, the velvety texture has powerful weight to support bright cherry fruit flavors. Rich vanilla oak wraps up the finish on the palate. A roasted mushroom risotto or pasta with shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano would balance nicely.
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Domaine Daniel et Denis Alary Cairanne l'Estevenas Rouge 2016From a south facing old mountainside of blue/white clay-limestone soil, grapes are hand-harvested separately at their optimum maturity. Fermentation with only indigenous yeasts lasts 23 to 28 days. Grapes are sorted and separate vinification of different grape varieties General tasting - Blackcurrant fills a rich and explosive nose of bloody cured meat. A soft palate showing dark black fruits, mocha and chocolate, nicoise olive, and earthy tar notes. Well structured tannins enhance the body.
Velenosi Rosso Piceno Superiore Brecciarolo 2016A blend of 70% Montepulciano, 30% Sangiovese that boasts intense notes of red fruits, fresh violet flowers and spices on the nose. A dry style with notes of red plum, blackberry, dried strawberry, Italian herbs, balsamic, and subtle notes of espresso on the finish. It fits well with tomato pasta dishes, grilled meat, salumi, pizza and medium aged cheeses!
Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2018A wine that favors origin expressive individuality, minerality, and palate complexity ahead of pure, pungent varietal aroma. A significant percentage of fruit from clay-rich soil has added an intense mid-palate structural component and additional overall complexity to this wine.
Cepa 21 Ribera del Duero Hito 2017Dark cherry red in colour, with an intense, well defined bouquet. A base of black fruits typical of Tempranillo, ripe, but not in excess, combines with subtle toasted and balsamic ageing notes. Well-structured in the mouth with ripe, rounded tannins and a long finish.
Domaine des Aubuisieres Bernard Fouquet Vouvray Le Petit Clos 2018Entirely hand-harvested and only indigenous yeasts used. Fermented and matured in stainless steel thermo-regulated vats. Soil: Clay-limestone with a vine age of 40 years on average. Nectarine & petrol aromas, ripe apple, papaya, melon and lime zest and a few of the flavors you will encounter on the palette. Medium-bodied with tense acidity, and firm mineral notes. Food pairing suggestion : Rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), Vegetarian, Poultry, Mild and soft cheese
Weingut J. & H.A. Strub Niersteiner Brückchen Riesling Kabinett 2016The "heart-piece" of the vineyard is almost pure limestone, and this is a salty and mineral wine; nice end-palate tang, with lovely balance both front-to-back and side-to-side; only free-run juice (Herzstück), so markedly clear and graceful, among the best vintages of this perennial favorite
Castello di Verduno Bellis Perennis Pelaverga Bianco 2018Bellis Perennis is the botanist name of selvatic daisy rappresented on label. This wine is obtained from the white vinification of autochthon red variety of our village. With careful vinification it is get a white wine, fresh and floreal, perfect to appetizers and lunchs based to fish.
Podere Brizio Rosso di Montalcino 2016Colour: Ruby red with purple reflections. Nose: Very fruity, with evident cherry, prune and black cherry notes, spicy with vanilla and liquorice notes. Flavour: With a great structure, well balanced, powerful Food Pairing: Roasts, grilled meat and meat cooked on a spit, game and seasoned cheese.
St. Innocent Villages Cuvée Pinot Noir 2017The 2017 Pinot noir, Villages Cuvée has robust sweet spice aromas with lovely black cherry, smoky berry and dark rose notes. Juicy and pungent flavors of dark cherry, wild strawberry, allspice, cinnamon with a touch of smoke fill your mouth. Beautifully balanced with soft tannins and fresh acidity, the finish slowly fades into supple dried fruit and spices. Pairs well with Salmon, quail, pork tenderloin and pasta dishes with full-favored preparations.
Domaine de L'Hortus Le Loup Y Es-tu? Blanc 2018SOIL : Soils deeper at in lower hillside parcels, limestone bedrock VITICULTURE : Lutte raisonee. No chemical additives used in the vineyards, unless there is a threat of losing an entire vintage. VINIFICATION : Fermented in temperature controlled tanks. AGING : Aged for 4 months in tank. NOTES : Aromatically vibrant and zippy on the palate, this bright blend is a go-to summer sipper and marvelous value in the Hortus lineup.