A Cuvée with an elegant palate, tasty and silky. A wine that impresses from the first sip, combining brilliant freshness with the maturity of its Mediterranean character. Ripe fruit, balsamic, mint and liquorice, spices and cloves, all in perfect harmony plus a silky texture and soft tannins. Great with Duck Confit with Green Lentils, Veal Sweetbreads in a Port wine sauce or Gouda.
Château Coutet’s Opalie sports a beautiful yellow colour with very pure hues. The nose mixes citrus followed by notes of white flowers and spices. This complex aromatic palette evolves from the opening towards notes of yellow fruit. On the palate this Opalie 2010 proves ample with a vibrant vivacity. The fruit aromas are pure and sleek and the finish, very fresh on citrus notes, proves irresistible. Wonderful with Guinea Fowl Tagine, Morel Mushroom Crusted Veal Filet Tenderloin or dry goat cheese.
Old Vines Shiraz 2011 reveals notes of red berries, violet and saffron. The palate is deep and powerful, with aromas of pepper and cassis with a mineral finish. A refreshing and delicious red wine that reveals the Hunter Valley terroir. Excellent with Braised pheasant with grapes, pheasant with savoy cabbage or Bilberry Tart.
Lindaflor Malbec originates on the high altitude vineyards of the Uco Valley in Mendoza. The powerful solar nose offers very ripe fruit (black cherry), liquorice, pepper with a subtle touch of nutmeg. Round and smooth, Lindaflor Malbec is a beautiful and faithful expression of the high country of Mendoza. Amazing with game terrine, capon stuffed with truffles or Fig tart.
This Late Harvest Gewurztraminer of Domaine Frick, of a beautiful golden colour, offers powerful aromas of sweet spices, pineapple, lime, quince jam and candied mango. The mouth is full and sweet with hints of saffron, yellow peach and spice (cinnamon, ginger). A Late Harvest 2007 which enhances the fruit and richness of a Gewurztraminer with a long and peppery finish. Pair this with Asparagus Risotto, venison with Lingonberry Sauce or Aged Comté.
This mythical vintage, Almaviva offers the best of both worlds: the power and fullness of the great Chilean fruit and the firmness and elegance of a great Bordeaux. The subtle nose blends harmonious spiced notes with the intensity of the fruit, liquorice, cocoa and vanilla. The texture is silky, with deep flavours, and racy tannins. The Almaviva justifies its rank in the world of fine wine. A fabulous match for Beef Fillet with Ceps and Porcini Mushrooms, duck breast with Figs or pears poached in Red Wine.
Since the late 1990s, with the help of one of the very best winemakers in Italy, Giorgio Grai, Ampello Bucci has reinvigorated Rosso Piceno with tiny appellation yields, much greater planting densities and importantly, a winery at the cutting edge of technology, offering sensational wines. This vintage Vieilles Vignes 2010 is both floral, spicy, and well-balanced and surprises by its elegance and finesse. Beautiful with Grilled Lamb Cutlets, Veal Scallops with Marsala Wine Sauce or Gorgonzola.
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Through a unique process, Optiwine is the pocket carafe that wakes up wine molecules gently with a nano-aeration. It is a perfect aerator.