Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay 2019

This bold statement wine, which is big on aromas and flavours, has a lemony, cinnamon and nutmeg nose.

Palate: Zesty citrus and ripe tropical fruit flavours. Well balanced with a soft, buttery character from barrel fermentation and maturation add to the complexity and roundness of the wine.

Ageing potential: Enjoy now but will age with much complexity for the next five to eight years.

Origin: Coastal Region - Franschhoeck

Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay

Alc. 13.5% vol. 

Residual sugar: 4.0g/l

Total Acitidty: 6.5g/l

pH: 3.5

Ageing potential: Enjoy now but will age with much complexity for the next five to eight years.

Allergy information: Contains sulfite

Producer: 

Boschendal

R310 Pniel Road,

Groot Drakenstein,

Franshhoek, 7690

10,75 €

14,33 € / L
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Aaldering Florence Chardonnay/Sauvignon Blanc 2018

A melody of tropical fruit with notes of fresh cut grass and lime. This crispy Sauvignon blanc/Charddonay is supported by a well-rounded palate with superb length and minerality. Two wines to combine, elegantly, balanced and fine. Aromas of citrus and apple tart, is embedded like a fine art. The one has slight wood, praised by the other ́s fruit 

Region: Stellenbosch

Grape Variety: 77% Sauvignon Blanc, 23% Chardonnay 

Food matching: Green vegetables (asparagus, zucchini, fresh peas, artichokes) Cheese, especially goat cheese or delicate fish like sole.

Alc. 13,17% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 2.2g/l

Total Acidity: 6.8g/l

pH: 3.33

Aging potential: Enjoy right now or age up to 5 years. Bottled with an agglomerated cork, in order to ensure a flawless aging capacity. Ideal serving temperature between 8-10°C.

 Allergy information: Contains Sulfites

Producer:

Aaldering wine Estate

Devon Valley Road,

Devon Valley,

Stellenbosch,

South Africa

11,40 €

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Aaldering Florence Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2015

Inspired by a family name, gave life to this lovely dame. A blend of two as pure as can be, with raspberries on this family tree. Cedar and clove may also be found, which makes this wine full and round… Two wines to combine, elegantly, balanced and fine. Aromas of citrus and apple tart, is embedded like a fine art. The one has slight wood, praised by the other ́s fruit 

Region: Stellenbosch

Grape Variety: 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 15% Shiraz 

Food matching: This versatile wine pairs well with Foie Gras and Sauternes.

Alc. 13,9% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 4.1g/l

Total Acidity: 5.4g/l

pH: 3.56

Aging potential: Enjoy right now or age up to 5-7 years. Bottled with a natural agglomerated cork in order to ensure a flawless aging capacity.

Ideal serving temperature between 16-18°C/61-64°F.

 Allergy information: Contains Sulfites

Producer:

Aaldering wine Estate

Devon Valley Road,

Devon Valley,

Stellenbosch,

South Africa

11,40 €

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Ribafreixo Pato Frio Grande Escohla 2017

Intense on the nose, exotic spiciness, slightly balsamic with mint, ripe herbs, citrus and white fruits. Lots of freshness and juicy acidity, notes of lemon zest and crushed apple with an exotic spiciness all along. Long finish and lots of character. 

A full-bodied 100% Antão Vaz, fermented and aged in French oak barrels. Grande Escolha is the result of carefully selected grapes from a 40 year old vineyard.

Classification: DOC Alentejo

Grape Variety: Antão Vaz (100%)

Food pairing: A superb food wine, perfect for a Portuguese style cod, exquisite fish dishes, seafood or light poultry dishes. Great with soft cheeses.

Recommended serving temperature: 12°C

Alc. 13% vol.

Total Acidity: 6g/l

Total Sugars: 1.9g/l

pH: 3.35

Fermentation is partially carried out in French oak vats for 30 days, followed by 2 to 3 months batonnage. 12 months of bottle staging. 

Awards: 

Gold Medal at the 2019 Wines of Portugal Competition

"Best Buy 2019" Revista de Vinhos

Quantity: 20.000 bottels

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite

Producer: 

Ribafreixo Lda.

Adega Moinho Branco

7960-212 Vidigueira, Portugal

11,75 €

17,32 € / L
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Quinta de Chocapalha, Mar da Palha tinto 2016

This blend shows a vibrant nose with spicy blackberry, currant and plum fruit. Ripe and generous offering a lovely mouthful of dark plum and blackberry fruit, balanced with savoury notes, finishes with silky and very fine tannins.

Region: Vinho Regional de Lisboa

Grapes: 50% Syrah, 30% Touriga Nacional, 20% Touriga Franca

Alc. 13,5% vol. 

Total acidity: 4,8g/l

Total sugar: 0,6g/l

pH: 3,69

Vinification: The grapes, which were previously de-stemmed, went through a pre-fermenting maceration at low temperatures. Fermentation took place in stainless steel vats during 10 days, not exceeding 25ºC. The aging and malolactic fermentation took place in French oak barriques during 20 months, after which the wine was bottled.

Allergy information: Contains Sulfites

Producer: 

CASA AGRÍCOLA DAS MIMOSAS, LDA

QUINTA DE CHOCAPALHA

2580-081 ALDEIA GALEGA DA MERCEANA

PORTUGAL 

11,75 €

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Vergelegen Chardonnay 2018

The wine shows an attractive lemony yellow-green colour with a complex nose of citrus, peach, tropical fruit and mineral tones. The palate is long and full with delicate wooding. Beautifully refined and elegant. This is the 5th year that entirely Estate-grown grapes have been used in the making of the Premium Chardonnay. The vineyards were cropped at 6 tons/ha - 70% of the grapes were barrel fermented and the rest in wooden tanks.  Selections were made in August 2016 before bottling in November 2016.  The grapes selected for this premium Chardonnay were sourced from Vergelegen’s Korhaan, Rooiland,  Rocklands , Slanghoek and Lower Schaapenberg vineyards.

Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Alc. 14,26% vol.

Residual sugar: 1,5g/l

Total acidity: 5,8g/l

pH: 3,34

Vinification:

Grapes were whole-bunch pressed and not given any skin contact. The juice, slightly clarified, was racked into 20% new French oak barrels (Francois Frère, Dargaud & Jaegle and 80% second, third and fourth fill barrels) for alcoholic fermentation. All the different vineyards were barrel fermented and matured on the lees for 8 months before bottling in November 2016.  Released: end January 2018.

Maturation: Drink over the next five years.

Awards for 2017:

John Platter 4****

Stephen Tanzer (US): 90/100

Tim Atkin (UK): 92/100 

Volume: 750ml

Allergy information: Contains sulfite

Importer:

Weinland Ariane Abayan GmbH

Erikastraße 67

Hamburg

12,49 €

17,07 € / L
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MARIANNE Rosè 2018

The idea was to make a Provence style Rosé, light pale pink in color and elegant with subtle fruit and floral notes on the nose and pallet. The grape varieties used are true to a real Southern France style rosé. All four cultivars were harvested specifically for Rosé production and pressed immediately when arriving into our boutique cellar - only the free run and soft press juices were used. The Shiraz and the Grenache were cofermented to produce a fine bodied wine with elegant aromas of rose petal, fresh cranberry and raspberry with a crisp acidity. Fermented separately, the Cinsault gave subtle aromas of orange and white peach, whilst the Mourvedre gave slightly more pungent aromas of black currant and strawberry, both with a soft round pallet. After blending the wine was left to mature in stainless steel tank with occasional stirring up of the fine lees to ensure that all those fresh fermentation aromas are well protected. The final assemblage allowed for a fine, elegant and voguish Rosé in colour, aroma and taste.

Anbaugebiet: Stellenbosch

Rebsorten: 35% Cinsault, 32% Shiraz, 21% Mourvedre, 12% Grenache noir

Alc. 12,5% vol.

Restzucker: 1,1g/l

Restsäure: 5,1g/l

pH: 3,3

Vinification: Fermented separately, the Cinsault gave subtle aromas of orange and white peach, whilst the Mourvedre gave slightly more pungent aromas of black currant and strawberry, both with a soft round pallet. After blending the wine was left to mature in stainless steel tank with occasional stirring up of the fine lees to ensure that all those fresh fermentation aromas are well protected. The final assemblage allowed for a fine, elegant and voguish Rosé in colour, aroma and taste.

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite

Producer: 

Marianne Wine Estate

Valley Road - Off R44,

Stellenbosch, 7600

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Diemersfontein Pinotage 2018

Inviting flavours of raspberries, cherries and pencil shavings on the nose, followed with rich fruit flavours of plum and berries rounding it all off with supple tannins on the palate.

Food pairing: South African staples Bobotie, Bunny Chow and Braai, all begs for a glass of Pinotage. Its versatility makes it a great partner with roast duck, lamb casseroles or even Chocolate soufflé.

Alc. 14,4% vol.

Residual sugar: 3.0g/l

Total acidity: 5,93g/l

pH: 3.55

Vinification: Harvested early in the morning. Bunches and berries were very small, which we believe ensured the high extract of the wine. The berries were crushed into stainless steel tanks and inoculated with yeast. Pump overs were done every 3 hours for 30 minutes to extract the colour and flavours. At 2°B the wine was racked and the skins pressed. The wine was inoculated with malolactic bacteria and took place in old barrels. After malolactic fermentation the wine was racked from the lees. The wine spends a further 16 months in a combination of new French – and American oak barrels.

Allergy information: Contains Sulfites

Producer: 

Diemersfontein

Wine & Country Estate

Jan van Riebeck Drive (R301), Wellington

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Aldinger Untertürkheimer Gips Weissburgunder 2019

This Pinot Blanc show its finesse with scents or lychee and pineapple. A nice and lively acid paired with an discreet tannine structure and subtle notes of oak contribute to a very pleasant mouthfeel and a long finish.

Grape Varieties: Weissburgunder

Tasting: Dry

Fermentation: 1/3 storage in wooden barrels

Vinification: 30% oak, 70% stainless steel

Serve temperature: 8-10°C

Alc.: 12% vol. 

Residual sugar: 3g/l

Acidity: 6,5g/l

Storage property: 4-5 years

Volume: 750ml

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite

Producer:

Weingut Aldinger

Schmerstr. 25 / Ecke Lutherstr.

70734 Fellbach

12,70 €

15,80 € / L
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Esporao Reserva Branco 2018

Crystal clear, light straw colour with green hues.Grapefruit and white peach aromas with subtle toasty oak integration, fresh spicy and herbal notes.  Creamy, complex and balanced palate with elegant fruit and minerality, intense and persistent finish

Region: Alentejo

Grape Varieties: Antão Vaz, Arinto, Roupeiro

Alc. 13,5% vol. 

Total Acidity: 6,04g/l

Reducing sugar: 2,1g/l

pH: 3,24

Vinification: Destemming, cold settling, skin maceration, pressing, must decantation, temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks and in new American and French oak barrels. 6 months in stainless steel tanks and in new American and French oak barrels, with ageing on fine lees.

Allergy information: Contains suliftes.

Producer: 

COMPANY EMPRESA ESPORÃO S.A.

Av. do Restelo, nº 44

1400-315 Lisboa

12,79 €

16,49 € / L
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La Motte Classic Collection Chardonnay 2018

Greeny straw colour. Fruity lemon and nectarine on the nose, with hints of cashew nut and lees as the only evidence of wood maturation.

A juicy and polished entry, medium-full, with lots of citrus and juicy peach on the palate.

Lively length with good freshness for a wood-matured wine.

Grape Varieties: Chardonnay

Alc. 13,21% vol.

Residual sugar: 1,6g/l

Total acidity: 5,9g/l

pH: 3,4

Origin:

Grapes for this wine originate from La Motte, Franschhoek.

The vineyard lies 200 metres above sea-level, against a southern and south western slope.

Vintage:

The preceding winter started late, but was cold enough to allow adequate dormancy.

For the second consecutive year, rainfall was lower than average and irrigation dams were not filled entirely.

Conditions for budding, flowering and setting were favourable (positive for harvest size), followed by a long, dry season (negative for harvest size). During ripening, cool nights were experienced (good for quality), while dry conditions still prevailed (disease-free and good concentration).

Heat-waves did not present problems. The above conditions resulted in healthy grapes and good concentration, analyses and flavours.

Viticulture:

Vineyard blocks: 6 (4,9 ha) Soil type: Clovelly Direction planted: north-south Density: 4 630 vines per hectare (2,7 m x 0,8 m) Root stock: Richter 99 Clone: CY 3 Year planted: 1997 Trellising: Perold Irrigation: Drip

Viniculture:

All the bunches were whole-pressed and the clean juice was transferred to 300-litre French oak barrels where it was inoculated with yeast and fermented at between 17 and 20 degrees Celsius.

Malolactic fermentation was also in the barrels. One third of the juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks, without malolactic fermentation.

After fermentation the lees was stirred regularly over a period of 11 months. 25% of the French oak barrels in which the wine was matured were new. All the components were blended subsequent to maturation and the wine was bottled in the La Motte cellar in April 2018.

6 500 cartons (6 x 750 ml) were released as 2017 La Motte Chardonnay.

Volume: 750ml

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite 

Importer:

Weinland Ariane Abayan GmbH

20251 Hamburg

Deutschland

12,80 €

17,30 € / L
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Ribafreixo Gaudio Classico 2015

Notes of black fruits, some floral hints, mint, toast and green coffee. It shows structure and balance in the mouth, with a set of solid and robust tannins that will assure you pleasure and longevity. 

Classification: DOC Alentejo

Grape Varieties: Touriga Nacional 40%, Alicante Bouschet 40% , Tinta Miúda 10%, Aragonez 10%

Food pairing: Mature steer cuts, with stewed or oven baked full-flavoured game (venison, pheasant, etc.), as well as matured cheese.

Recommended serving temperature: 15-16°C

Alc.: 14 % vol.

Total Acidity: 6.1g/l

Total Sugars: 0.8g/l

pH: 3.39

Partially fermented in French oak vats. Aged for 7 months in new French oak barrels. 12 months of bottle staging. 

Volume: 750ml

Awards:

Gold Medal at the 2018 NY International Wine Competition

93 pts at the 2018 NY International Wine Competition

Gold Medal at the 2018 Sydney International Wine Competition

Double Gold Medal at the China Wine Awards 2017

91 points (Excellent, highly recommended) by the 2018 Ultimate Wine Challenge

Silver Medal at the Wines of Portugal Challenge 2017

89 points in Wine Enthusiast

Allergy information: Contains sulfite

Producer: 

Ribafreixo Lda.

Adega Moinho Branco

7960-212 Vidigueira, Portugal

12,90 €

17,32 € / L
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MARIANNE Cape Blend 2015

We are delighted with our interpretation of the Cape Blend. The wine has a wonderful balance of complex red and black fruit, with a lively acidity and youthful tannins. A moreish red wine.

Anbaugebiet: Paarl

Food pairing: We recommend our Cape Blend alone or with a medieranean platter, or alongside barbeque meats.

Alc. 14% vol.

Restzucker: 2,0g/l

Restsäure: 5,5g/l

pH: 3,98

Vinification: The grapes were handpicked at phenolic ripeness and stored at 10 °C to ensure the finest flavor and freshness. Upon crushing, a temperature of 10 °C was maintained and both skins and juice were left in contact in French oak tanks for 10 days. Varying from stainless steel, this approach provides improved color and flavor stability. Upon fermentation, flavour and color is allowed to develop for a period of 4 weeks before the wine is transferred to 100% French oak 225l barrels for 16-22 months. The use of French oak allows the wine to retain certain flavors and extract tannin from the oak, resulting in a fuller mid pallet.

Allergy information: Contains sulfite

Producer: 

Marianne Wine Estate

Valley Road - Off R44,

Stellenbosch, 7600

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De Toren Diversity 2018

Deep, ripe black and red fruit aromas seduce the senses, compelling you towards further investigation, revealing subtle supporting layers of oriental spices, rose petals and a slight minerality. This blend is exquisitely powerful, yet tantalizing soft on the palate, revealing those extra layers of complexity.  The superb Diversity 2018 vintage is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon and the intense, dark colour lures one closer to discover a rich perfumed classic Bordeaux style nose. 

The spectacular Diversity is an annual celebration of the rest of the best. A blend crafted with the same perfection in mind as our prised Left-Bank & Right-Bank Bordeaux-style wines, the renowned De Toren Fusion V & De Toren Z. This results in an outstanding blend that over delivers vintage after vintage. The release of the next vintage, Diversity 2018, is even more exciting than before, since it is accompanied by a brand-new look giving this incredible wine the elegant, magnificent look it deserves. 

Region: Stellenbosch

Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot 

Food pairing: This wine is a very versatile food pairing wine. It equally well complements an array of fine spicy foods as well as rich fish, poultry and various meats, but is also perfect to be enjoyed on its own.

Decanting:

To release all the flavours, it is recommended to decant the wine at least one hour before consumption. It is recommended to serve this wine at optimal temperature, i.e. 15 – 18 degrees Celsius. 

Maturation in Barrels: Aged in a climatized barrel room for 12 months in both French Oak and American Oak, making use of new fill to third fill barrels.

Alc. 14,68% vol. 

TA: 5.7g/l

 RS: 2,3g/l

pH: 3,55

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite

Producer: 

De Toren Private Cellar

Polkadraai Road

Stellenbosch

South Africa

14,30 €

19,32 € / L
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Aldinger Untertürkheimer Gips Spätburgunder / Pinot Noir 2018

Elegant but yet full bodied. The wine produces a dense aroma of berries, red blackberries as well as a slight vanilla tone in the nose. A fine tannine structue and a smokey wood aroma gives this elegant Pinot Noir its finesse.

Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir / Spätburgunder

Tasting: Dry

Fermentation: coldmazeration with 20% whole grapes, 3 weeks mash fermentation.

Vinification: 100 % Barrique, 9 months

Serve temperature: 16-18°C

Alc.: 13% vol. 

Residual sugar: 1,0g/l

Acidity: 5,7g/l

Storage property: 6-8 years

Volume: 750ml

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite

Producer: 

Weingut Aldinger

Schmerstr. 25 / Ecke Lutherstr.

70734 Fellbach

15,30 €

19,93 € / L
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Saxenburg Chardonnay 2018

The aroma shows nice mineral flavours with good citrus, red apples and nutty tones prominent. Good body and length on the palate with lime and citrus flavours in abundance. Ending with a lingering aftertaste, with a fresh approach on the acidity.

Origin: Stellenbosch

Grape Viearities: 100% Chardonnay

Alc.: 13,5% vol. 

TA: 5,8g/l

Sugar: 3,9g/l

pH: 3,3

In the cellar: This Saxenburg Chardonnay PC was fermented and matured 100% in French oak, with selective toasting.

Aging potential: Up to 5 years

Allergy information: Contains Sulifte

Producer:

Saxenburg.co.za

15,40 €

21,27 € / L
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Dautel Creation white S 2017

Smell of pineapple, gooseberry and jucy, ripe peach; taste of fruits and herbs, ending in a long and salty finish

Grape Varities: Blend of Riesling, Weißburgunder, Kerner / Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Kerner

Area: Würtemberg

Tasting: Dry

Food: trout filet, sage, fennel, wild rice

Drinking temperature: 16-18°C

Viticulture: Sustainable growing, yield reduction by cutting the grapes and green harvest, selective grape picking from only the ripe and healthy grapes. 

Vinification: Gentle grape processing, spontaneously fermentation with natural yeast in a 300l barrel, natural malolactic fermentation, maturing in small used barrels for 12 months 

Alc.: 13,0% vol. 

Residual sugar: 1,8g/l

Acidity: 6,0g/l

Soil: gypsum soil

Allergy information: Contains Sulfites

Producer: 

Weingut Dautel

Lauerweg 55

D-74357 Bönnigheim

Germany

Fotos by "Andreas Durst"

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Miraval Rosè Cotes de Provence 2019 A.O.C

Pretty pale color, petal pink, elegant with shiny reflections. This 2018 presents a very beautiful and intense aromatic expression of fresh fruit and spring flowers. In the mouth, the acidity is refreshing; a great elegance and a nice balance dominate, with a saline finish. Miraval rosé is a wonderful blend of fruits aromas and freshness, made on an exceptional terroir in Provence.

Alc. 13% vol.

Vinification: The grapes are harvested exclusively in the morning and sorted twice. Destemming. ‘Pressurage direct’ for Cinsault, Grenache and Rolle.

The Syrah is vinified partially using the «saignee» method. Vinified in temperature - controlled stainless steel vats (95%) and in barrels (5%) with batonnage.

Grape Varieties: Cinsault, Grenache, Rolle, Syrah

Terroir: Clay and Limestone vineyard, partially in terraces located at an average of 350 meters. Cool climate for the area with big temperature swings between night and day.

Situation: Issued from the Château’s best parcels (Muriers, Longue,Romarin), and from selected parcels in the best terroirs of Provence.

The Vintage:

The winter was mild and dry at Miraval, as everywhere else in Provence.

The spring, also very dry, was marked by a frost episode in April, unfortunately affecting part of the property.

In these particularly hot conditions, flowering was very fast at the beginning of June.

At the beginning of the summer, the vineyard was exceptionally healthy, thanks to the combination of a very persistent Mistral and the beautiful spring conditions. The summer was also very hot and dry, with occasional localised thunderstorms.

The end of summer conditions concentrated the sugars, acids and aromas in the small berries filled with fruit.

The first juices are very fruity, with softness and a nice balance. The 2017’s are promising and have a strong aromatic potential.

APPELLATION

A.O.P Côtes de Provence

Contains: 750ml

Allergy information: contains sulfite

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Faustino I Gran Reserva 2008

Clean, bright. Ruby colour developing to maroon. On the nose is complex and elegant, wide fruity and spicy notes. On the mouth, elegant, with pleasant hints due to the barrel ageing. Long and silky finish.

Origin: DOCa. Rioja

Grape Variety: Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazelo

Food pairing: It matches with any kind of meat and mushrooms rice. Some tasty or oily fish such as tuna or cod. Medium-aged cheese such as emmental or gruyere.

Ageing: Minimum 26 months in American and French oak barrels.

Awards: The best Spanish red wine 2019, vintage 2009, Decanter Magazine, Gold Medal - vintage 2009, Rioja Masters 2019, The Drinks Business

92 points - vintage 2009. Tasting 2019, Grand Bacchus Gold, vintage 2009, Premios Bacchus 2.019, Spain Gold Decanter 2017

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite

Producer:

Faustino

Ctra Logroño

01320, Oyón (Álava) 

Spain

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Saxenburg Private Collection Pinotage 2017

Notable red fruit on the nose, with cherries, crème de cassis and plum in abundance, with some earthy notes and hints of almond also present. The subtle use of oak contributes to a fresh style. Layers of fruit on the palate, with creamy tannins and a fresh finish.

Origin: Stellenbosch

Grape Viearities: 100% Pinotage

Alc.: 13% vol. 

TA: 6,1g/l

Sugar: 2,8g/l

pH: 3,7

In the cellar: Harvesting at optimum ripeness, and then the fermentation is in open-top fermentation tanks. Fermented with a selected yeast culture at 28°C. Punching down and pump over three times daily. Pressed early with little skin contact after fermentation.

Aging potential: Up to 10+ years

Volume: 750ml

Allergy information: Contains Sulifte

Producer:

Saxenburg.co.za

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Tokara Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

This wine has a beautiful garnet colour. There are berry aromas of cassis, red currant and blueberries on the nose complimented by underlying notes of cocoa, fresh herbs and tobacco spice. The palate is packed with sweet berry fruit, flavours of dark chocolate and briary fruit with hints of dried tobacco on the finish. This wine will drink well now but will benefit from cellaring and will mature well into 2022.

Origin: All the grapes originated from Tokara’s vineyards in Stellenbosch.

Food pairing: Enjoy with grilled veal chops, meaty stews or a fantastic steak.

Alc. 14,5% vol.

Residual Sugar: 2,3g/l

Total Acidity: 5,3g/l

pH: 3,52

Blend: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon/3% Merlot/8% Petit Verdot.

Winemaking:

The grapes were destemmed before passing across a sorting table for the removal of all unwanted material and then crushed directly into stainless steel tanks and wooden upright (foudre) fermenters. The must was cooled to between 10 and 15°C for a cold soak before fermentation started naturally. Pump-overs, dellastage and punching down of the cap were implemented twice a day for extraction until the fermentation completed. The tanks were given maceration post fermentation if the quality warranted it and depending on tannin extraction and development.

The wines were put to barrel for malolactic fermentation after which they were racked, sulphured and put back to barrel for a further maturation. The wines spent a total of eighteen months in 20% new French oak and the rest being older French oak barriques. During the maturation the components were left on the gross lees for around 8 months before receiving their first racking after which they were racked another 2 times.

The wines received a light fining before filtration and bottling in November 2017.

94 000 bottles were produced.

CROPPING AND HARVESTING

All the vineyards yielded between 3 and 12 t/ha. The grapes were handpicked at optimal ripeness at sugars between 24 and 26 brix and acidities between 4 & 7.0 g/l. 

Producer:

Tokara Wine Estate

Helshoogte Road

Stellenbosch

South Africa

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Pio Cesare Gavi, DOCG 2018

Fresh, clean and spicy aromas. Salty, with ripe fruit and rich, complex flavor. Great ageing potential.

Grape varieties: 100% Cortese

Vinification: Fermentation at low temperature in stainless steel tanks.

Ageing: In stainless steel tanks with extensive lees contact.

Vineyards: Sourced exclusively from hillside vineyards, in very select locations of the Gavi area, from families who have been producing grapes for Pio Cesare for generations.

Contains Sufites:

Importeur:

Veritable Negoitant KG

Hauptstaße 7

65347 Eltville am Rhein

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MARIANNE Sauvignon Blanc 2018

A warm-climate Sauvignon blanc giving a riper, bright yellow grape juice lends itself to a ‘Blanc-Fume’ style, a method often used in Bordeaux. A departure in style from the classic Cape Sauvignon makes for a unique wine. The result is a distinctive Sauvignon Blanc - a pretty nose of elder flower, yellow peach, lime and vanilla, with a broad, textured palate and coated acidity.

Anbaugebiet: Paarl

Rebsorten: 91% Sauvignon Blanc, 9% Semillion

Food suggestions: We recommend our Sauvignon Blanc among fish and seafood meal, or nice chevin toasts.

Alc. 14,5% vol.

Restzucker: 1,8g/l

Restsäure: 6,0g/l

pH: 3,28

Vinification: The grapes were handpicked at phenolic ripeness and stored at 10°C. The bunches were hand sorted before being pressed, maintaining a temperature of 10°C. The juice was fermented and matured for 9 months in 25% new French Acacia barrels, 25% in 2nd fill French Oak Barrels and 50% in Stainless steel tank to allow complexity to develop. During ageing on the fine lees, the lees were regularly stirred up in order to protect the delicate fruit aromas and to improve the mouthfeel of the wine.

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite

Producer:

Marianne Wine Estate

Valley Road - Off R44,

Stellenbosch, 7600

Südafrika

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Ribafreixo Gaudio Reserva 2015

The aromas of spices and black fruits in jam, with gently toasted flavours and hints of vanilla, are in perfect harmony with the palate, already well-defined with silky  and soft tannins. The result is a robust, striking and very gastronomic wine.

Classification: DOC Alentejo 

Grape Varieties: Alicante Bouschet (80%) and Touriga Nacional (20%)

Food pairing: This is an excellent wine for grilled red meats, as well as game or typical stew dishes.

Recommended serving temperature: 15-16°C

Alc. 14% vol.

Total Acidity: 6.3g/l

Total Sugars: 1.1g/l

pH: 3.52

Exclusively fermented in French oak vats. Aging for 13 months in new French oak barrels. 16 months of bottle staging. 

Awards:

Gold at the 2019 Portugal Wine Trophy

Silver Medal at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2019

Volume: 750ml

Allergy information: Contains sulfite

Ribafreixo Lda.

Adega Moinho Branco

7960-212 Vidigueira, Portugal

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La Motte Pierneef Collection Syrah Viognier 2017

Good colour and tight, concentrated tannins from the Walker Bay area are combined with spicy, intensely-flavoured wine from Elim, to produce a wine full of flavour and complexity. Intense aromas of green pepper, mulberry, rose perfume and spicy oak are present. Soft, velvety entry with polished silky tannins lively and fresh on the finish.

Origin: The Syrah component is from the Walker Bay (54%) and Elim (40%) areas, while the Viognier (6%) originates from Franschhoek.

Grape Varieties: Syrah (94%) & Viognier (6%)

Alc. 13,87% vol.

Residual sugar: 3,0g/l

Total acidity: 5,8g/l

pH: 3,48

Vintage:

The preceding winter was wet and cold enough to ensure good and even budding.

A hot August caused fast budding and an earlier harvesting season.

The rest of the season was dry, windy and disease-free, with no heat-waves – very positive factors. Due to climatic conditions, the harvest, that was large, lost moisture, enhancing concentration and eventually ensuring excellent quality.  Analyses and flavours were promising.

Viticulture:

The Elim vineyards grow in duplex soils with a high content of ferrocrete (coffee stone).

The Walker Bay vineyards grow in shallow shale and the Franschhoek vineyards in deep, sandy decomposed sandstone and granite.

Cool conditions at Elim resulted in a natural low yield of about 5 tons/ha.

The Walker Bay vineyards also rendered a low yield because of dry and windy conditions and shallow shale soils.

The Franschhoek Viognier was chosen because of its late ripening and was picked together with the Syrah, in order to co-ferment.

Viniculture:

Grapes from the different Syrah vineyards were harvested at different times, but always together with some Viognier.

The grapes were hand-sorted, followed by fermentation without stems.

Regular pump-overs were done during fermentation at about 25 degrees Celsius.

After about 25 days’ maceration, the free run and press wine were transferred together to 300-litre barrels and then matured for 14 months.

75% of the barrels were new.

Blending took place and the wine was returned to barrels for another 4 months before bottling took place in November 2016.

13 500 cartons (6 x 750 ml) were bottled.

Volume: 750ml

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite 

Importer:

Weinland Ariane Abayan GmbH

20251 Hamburg

Deutschland

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Tinto Pesquera Crianza 2017

Powerful with rounded tannins that give rise to a silky, clear wine, with refreshing varietal characteristics that reappear under the tongue after the first few seconds in the mouth. Notes intertwined with the smoky notes of fine wood. Very pleasing to the palate, with a fruity aftertaste where blackberry and liquorice predominate, giving way to a final spicy finish.

Look: Clear and shiny appearance. Cherry-red colour with a violet rim.

Smell: Hints of black fruits, blackberries and plums. With spicy notes and hints of vanilla and liquorice, giving it a nuanced complexity that will evolve with the passage of time.

Origin: Within the municipal boundaries of Pesquera de Duero, facing south at an altitude of more than 800 metres.

Food pairing: Ideal for accompanying all kinds of meat such as grilled meat, roast baby lamb, stews, casseroles and hard cheeses.

Serving temperature: From 12 ºC to 14 ºC.

Grape Variety: 100% Tempranillo

Vilification: Aged 18 months in American oak barrels, plus 6 months of refinement in the bottle.

Allergy information: contains sulfites

Importer:

Familia Fernandez Rivera

C/ Real, 2. Pesquera de Duero

47315 Valladolid

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Black Stallion Chardonnay 2018

Origin: California

Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Serving temperature: 10°C

Alc. 14% vol.

Residual Sugar: 3.5g/l

Total Acidity: 5.5g/l

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite

Producer: 

Black Stallion Estate Winery

4089 Silverado Trail

Napa, CA 94558

18,80 €

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Meerlust Chardonnay 2018

Very bright, polished platinum with green, vivacious hue. Complex, appealing nose with pear, citrus and floral notes developing into lemon cream, oatmeal and marzipan richness. On the palate the wine is medium bodied and linear but retains generous focused citrus fruit flavours with sleek, balanced and crisp acidity. The wine remains vivacious and fresh on the finish with clean citrus fruit and stony minerality. The wine has a long, very pleasant lingering finish.

Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay

Food Pairing: Grilled fish, white and red meat.

Serving temperature: Ideally served at 12-14°C.

Style: Dry

Region: Stellenbosch

Alc. 13,0% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 3,2g/l

Total Acidity: 6,4g/l

pH: 3,5

In the Cellar: Some solids remained in the juice. Transferred to 50% new tight grain Allier French Oak and 50% second fill 300 litre barrels for fermentation.  Half of the barrels were inoculated with selected Chardonnay yeast, while the other half underwent un-inoculated, spontaneous fermentation.  After fermentation, the wine was given a racking to remove heavy lees and returned to barrel for malo- lactic fermentation.  The wine was barrel matured for 10 months before bottling.

Aging Potential: Up to six years, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions.

Awards: 

2017 SAWi Awards - Grand Gold

5 Stars Platters Guide 2017

Decanter April 2017 - 90 points

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

Schlumberger Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co KG

Buschstraße 20

53340 Meckenheim

19,25 €

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Saxenburg Private Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

The wine is elegantly structured with a typical tight and dry structure which finishes with great balance. Nice dark fruitiness to the wine. Lots of mulberry, blackberry and blueberry notes on the aroma and also present on the palate.

Origin: Stellenbosch

Grape Viearities: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alc.: 14% vol. 

TA: 6,0g/l

Sugar: 2,6g/l

pH: 3,8

In the cellar: Only selected vineyards or part of vineyards. Open tank fermentation at 28°C, with punching down and pumping over, four times daily. Three further weeks of skin contact after fermentation with malolactic fermentation in tanks, no fining or filtration before barrel maturation

Aging: 12 months in 300 litre French oak barrels of which 30 % was new, 40% second fill and 30% third fill

Storage: Up to 10 years

Rating: Tim Atkin: 90 Points

Volume: 750ml

Allergy information: Contains Sulifte

Producer:

Saxenburg.co.za

19,40 €

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Graceland Strawberry Fields 2017

Origin: Stellenbosch

Grape Varietals: 70 % Shiraz, 30 % Cabernet Sauvignon

In the cellar:  20 months in 30 % new Oak barrels

Alc. 14% vol.

Residual Sugar: 2.6g/l

Total Acidity: 5,7g/l

Awards: 91 points in Fallstaff Tasting 2016, 

silver medal in South African Veritas Award 2015

Allergy information: contains suliftes

Producer: 

Graceland vineyards

Stellenrust Rd, Stellenbosch,

7600, South Africa

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Buitenverwachting Christine 2013

This Bordeaux style blend consists of Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc, The wine offers rich red fruit characters reminiscent of ripe cherry and black currant with dark chocolate and tobacco undertones.

Vinification: 28 days skin contact, fermented with pure cultured yeasts.

Grape Variety: 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Cabernet Franc, 18% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot 

Food pairing: Entrecote and Game, Game Fish

Awards: 4,5 Stars John Platter, Goldmedal S.A. National Wine Show Veritas (2011), 4,5 Stars John Platter (2010)

Alc. 14,83% vol. 

Res. sugar: 1,8 g/l

Total acidity: 5,5 g/l

Total SO2: 38 ppm

Allergy information: contains sulfite

Importer

Weinland Ariane Abayan GmbH

Erikastraße 67 

20251 Hamburg

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Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

The Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 has an intense, youthful purple colour with slight gradation at the rim. On the nose the wine shows intense cassis, mulberry, plum and classic cedar wood-cigar box notes with lifted dark fruit aromas. On the palate the wine is full bodied and impressively structured with rich blackcurrant and plum fruit bolstered by refined tannins and fresh natural acidity.

Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon

Food Pairing: Roast meat and game. Ideally served at 18ºC - 20ºC.

Serving temperature: Ideally served at 18°-20°C.

Style: Dry

Stellenbosch

Alc. 14% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 2,2g/l

Total Acidity: 5,9g/l

pH: 3,6

Vineyard

The Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 was vinified from selected fruit from low-yielding mature vineyards. The vines are densely planted on gravelly, low vigour Vilafontes and Dundee soil which has approximately 15 % clay to ensure water availability to the vines roots right through the growing season. The hand picked fruit was vinified in the traditional manner with partial un-inoculated fermentation and regular remontage. Only the free-run wine was used and aged for 21 months in tight grained French Nevers oak barrels. 50% of the barrels were brand new with 50 % second fill casks.

Vinification:

The hand picked fruit was vinified in the traditional manner with partial un-inoculated fermentation and regular remontage. Only the free-run wine was used and aged for 21 months in tight grained French Nevers oak barrels. 50% of the barrels were brand new with 50 % second fill casks.

Aging Potential: Although approachable now the Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 will be best from 4 - 15 years from vintage.

Awards:

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2013 - Bronze

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

Importer:

Schlumberger Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co KG

Buschstraße 20

53340 Meckenheim

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Meerlust Merlot 2016

2016 was a watershed vintage for our Merlot. We have been refining the viticulture to produce more balanced, flavourful fruit. This, coupled with the perfect conditions of 2015 has produced our best Merlot yet. Deep, youthful purple colour with a ruby rim. Intense dark brambly fruit on the nose, mulberry, liquorice and damson plum with hints of dark chocolate and spice, tempered by a stony minerality. The  medium-full bodied palate offers generous, ripe, pure Merlot fruit with refreshing acidity, structured yet silky tannins and pronounced length and minerality. There is a core of juiciness, opulence and richness typical of the variety, while the Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot lend greater complexity to the wine.

Grape Varieties: Merlot

Food Pairing: Red meats, game and strong cheeses. Ideally served at 18°C – 19°C

Serving temperature: Ideally served at 18°-19°C.

Style: Dry

Stellenbosch

Alc. 14% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 2,2g/l

Total Acidity: 5,6g/l

pH: 3,69

Vineyard

Selected from vineyards of   25 year old Estate-grown Merlot plantings situated on well drained yet clay-rich Oak leaf, Vilafontes and Klapmuts soil. 30% vendage vert (green harvesting cluster removal) at 60% veraison to ensure concentration and even-ripening. Leaves around the bunches were removed 3 weeks before harvesting to ensure physiological ripeness of the berries.

Vinification:

Fermentation in stainless steel tanks with partial un-inoculated fermentation. Daily remontage for gentle extraction. A portion of the wine was given extended maceration on the skins for three weeks before pressing. Malolactic fermentation took place in 300 litre French oak Hogsheads. Maturation in 50% new Nevers French oak, 50% second fill Nevers for 16 months before bottling. The Meerlust Merlot 2015 is a blend of 85% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc for structure and acidity and 7% Petit Verdot which gives the wine a lifted floral aroma and polished, sleek tannins.

Ageing Potential: Up to 12 years, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

Importer:

Schlumberger Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co KG

Buschstraße 20

53340 Meckenheim

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Aaldering Estate Shiraz 2015

A rich aroma of plum, leather, dark cherry and white pepper is followed by elegant, rounded tannins – creating a well-structured wine that will mature for years to come. Lovely described as liquid caviar, this truly reflects our Terroir. Concentrated spice but yet sweet, hidden behind a blueberry treat. Even hints of a Jasmine flower, will be enjoyed in this flavour tower

Region: Stellenbosch

Grape Variety: 100% Shiraz 

Food matching: Pate, game, carbonade flamande, braised abalone, red bell pepper, coriander, rosemary.

Alc. 14,48% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 2.6g/l

Total Acidity: 4.5g/l

pH: 3.73

Aging potential: Enjoy right now or age up to 6-8 years. Bottled with a natural cork closure, in order to ensure a unique aging capacity. Ideal serving temperature between 16-18°C/61-64°F.

Allergy information: Contains Sulfites

Producer:

Aaldering wine Estate

Devon Valley Road,

Devon Valley,

Stellenbosch,

South Africa

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Aaldering Estate Pinotage 2016

A combination of dark fruits consisting of cherries, rhubarb and prunes completes the nose. The multi-layered structure of this Pinotage is further enhanced by a lengthy aftertaste.Bedded with fruit and elegance, yet with backbone and substance.

Sense a cherry and sweet tobacco note, and red pepper with a raspberry cote. This is a wine full of flavour, and linger on your palate to savour... 

Region: Stellenbosch

Grape Variety: 100% Pinotage

Food matching: Suckling pig, smoked and Peking duck, lamb, South African potjie, beetroot, hoisin sauce, Oriental spices

Alc. 13,96% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 3.2g/l

Total Acidity: 5.5g/l

pH: 3.41

Aging potential: Enjoy right now or age up to 6-8 years. Bottled with a natural cork closure, in order to ensure a unique aging capacity. Ideal serving temperature between 16-18°C/61-64°F

 Allergy information: Contains Sulfites

Producer:

Aaldering wine Estate

Devon Valley Road,

Devon Valley,

Stellenbosch,

South Africa

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Rust en Vrede Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Crimson red, there’s a certain sweetness to the aromas packed with ripe, wild strawberry, red and black cherries, mulberries and black currant. Nice and pure Helderberg fruit. This is a stylish wine with added earthy, savoury notes on both the nose and the palate. The texture is made velvet by the richness of fruit held in balance by its superb gravelly tannin structure and juicy acidity. There’s a sense of clarity that 2017 shows – allowing for upfront drinkability but also serious ageing potential.

Appellation: Rust en Vrede, Stellenbosch

Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon 

Serving temperature: 14 to 16° Celsius.

Alcohol – 14.76 vol%

pH – 3.6

Acidity – 6.4g/l

Res. Sugar – 1.8g/l

Oak: Malolactic Fermentation in Barrel. 18 months in 100% French oak with (20% new, 20% 2nd fill, 20% 3rd fill, 40% 4th fill) 300l medium toast barrels.

Ageing Potential: 10 to 15 years.

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite

Producer:

Rust en Vrede Wine Estate

Annandale Road, Stellenbosch

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Meerlust Rubicon 2016

The 2016 Rubicon shows great charm and drinkability even at this early stage, no doubt a result of the high Merlot and Cabernet Franc composition. We were very cautious with regards to tannic structure as some of the later Cabs exhibited astringency which we wanted to minimise in the final blend. Wonderful exotic aromas of plum, sandalwood and perfume, still with a touch of creamy vanilla. The palate is medium bodied with a forward dark fruit flavour of cassis and mulberry followed by a lithe tannic structure fleshed out with juicy fruit. The impression is one of litheness and grace rather than over-arching power.

Grape Varieties: 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot

Food Pairing: White and red meats, duck, Parma ham, grilled line fish, tuna, wild mushrooms and traditional cheeses.

Serving temperature: Ideally served at 18°-20°C.

Style: Dry

Stellenbosch

Alc. 13,9% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 2,56g/l

Total Acidity: 5,9g/l

pH: 3,52

Vineyard:

Soil: The Cabernet Sauvignon is grown on low yielding, predominantly biotite partially decomposed granite gravel topsoil rich in quartz and feldspar to a depth of approximately 600mm with a loamy clay subsoil. The Merlot vineyards are planted on more clay rich, yet well drained soils to ensure moisture retention and availability to the vines roots right through the summer. There are considerable deposits of iron-rich Laterite in the Merlot vineyards which accentuates the fruit definition and mineral profile of the wine. The Cabernet Franc Vineyard is situated on very well drained, stony Vilafontes soil with approximately 20% clay which is ideal for this variety.

The Petit Verdot is on Oakleaf 3 soils on a northerly aspect to ensure full phenolic ripeness

Vinification:

The vintage was generally later with some uneven ripeness showing in the later Cabernets. A decision was made to practice very gentle extraction to ensure the wines were not overly tannic or astringent. The Merlots were the star of the vintage and so extended maceration on our best Merlot tanks yielding succulent, opulent wines. The varieties were fermented separately with a combination of remontage and delistage. The wines were transferred to barrel early for malo-lactic fermentation in 55% new Nevers oak, 25% second fill barrels and the remaining 20% in older French oak barrels. The final blend is indicative of the vintage: 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, the lowest in Rubicon history, with 28% Merlot, exhibiting this varieties great expression in the unusual 2016 vintage, 20% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. The wine was barrel aged for 16 months before bottling

Aging Potential: 15 - 30 years, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions.

Awards: 

(Wine Safari Score: 97+/100 Greg Sherwood MW)

2017 SAWi Awards - Platinum

Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 - Commended Medal

scored 92 by Neil Martin from The Wine Advocate (eRobertParker.com) December 2012

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

Schlumberger Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co KG

Buschstraße 20

53340 Meckenheim

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Rust en Vrede Estate Vinyards Syrah 2017

The Estate Vineyards Syrah is elegant in 2016. Medium-bodied with a purple rim, the nose is shy at first and majestically opens with time in the glass. Notes of olive tapenade, red berries, vanilla and milk chocolate show its fine complexity and depth. The palate is darker, with a wild streak and mineral core. A hint of roasted herbs and cured meats lead to fine grained tannins on a soft, fruity finish. This juicy Syrah drinks well in its youth but will keep nicely for 5 years.

Appellation: Rust en Vrede, Stellenbosch

Variety: 100% Syrah

Alcohol – 14.53 vol%

pH – 3.49

Acidity – 5.8g/l

Res. Sugar – 2.7g/l

Oak: Malolactic Fermentation in barrel. 18 months in 100% French oak (20% new) with medium toast. Combination of 300 litre (50%) and 500 litre (50%) barrels were used.

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite

Producer:

Rust en Vrede Wine Estate

Annandale Road, Stellenbosch

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Boekenhoutskloof Chocolate Block 2018

The nose is exceptionally perfumed with an abundance of complex red and dark berry fruit, violets and intense aromas of white pepper. Dark brooding fruit follows through onto a structured, opulent palate with notes of cardamom, cumin, cloves and black pepper. The midpalate is rich, textured and balanced with integrated acidity, cocoa powdery tannins and a definite cedarwood character derived from French oak. White pepper lingers on a smooth, lifted finish. 

Grape Varities: 79% Syrah, 11% Grenache Noir, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cinsault, 1% Viognier

Region: Swartland

Alc. 14,39% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 3,36g/l

Total Acidity: 4,18g/l

pH: 3,73

Vinification & Wine makers comments: 

The 2017 Chocolate Block is a blend of Syrah (79%), Grenache Noir (11%), Cabernet Sauvignon (6%), Cinsault (3%) and Viognier (1%).

Due to the looming drought conditions, yields were much lower, resulting in higher berry concentration and healthier grapes.

Phenolic ripeness was easily achieved, with the harvesting of grapes taking place earlier, during the cooler stages of the harvest period.

The increased volume of Grenache Noir in the blend enhances the flavour profile significantly,

with Syrah being our structural backbone. The Grenache was matured in 600L barrels to retain its unmistakable fruity aromas and vibrancy.

The wine matures in 1st (all of the Cabernet Sauvignon), 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barrels as well as 2500L French oak foudres for 16 months

before it undergoes a light egg-white fining and filtration. 1 979 barriques were selected for our 2016 vintage. 

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

Importer:

CWD- Hamburg

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Neil Elis Bottelary Pinotage 2016

Deep dark colour reflective of the vintage. This multi-faceted wine shows dark plum, cherry and blackberry fruit touched by elegant floral notes. The pallet is fresh with chalky fine grained tannins.

Origin: Stellenbosch

Grape Varietal: 100% Pinotage

Food pairings: Bobotie, Pepper Steak, Venison, Oxtail, Osso Buco, Boerewors, Lamb.

Alc. 13.5% vol. 

Residual sugar: 2.3g/l

Total acidity: 5.2g/l

pH: 3.53

In the cellar: Fermentation initiated in stainless steel tanks. The crushed grapes underwent a series of pump overs and punching after which the wine was racked off to barrel to complete alcoholic fermentation. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels. This wine spent 16 months in 500L puncheons 40% new French oak, the balance in 2nd fill and older.

Bottled in September 2016.

Allergy information: Containts Sulfite

Producer: 

Neil Ellis

R310 Helshoogte Road,

Stellenbosch,

7599, South Africa

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Jülg Spätburgunder Wormberg 2017

Our Grand cru wines form the absolute top of our quality hierarchy. They are impressive, exciting with an incomparable taste and a special ageing potential. From the best sites of our oldest vineyards on the German and French sides, especially rich in limestone marl and red sandstone.

The southeastern exposed vineyard, protected by the nearby Hochwald forest, has been part of the Sonnenberg since 1971. Lime marl soil above limestone rock gives the wines an immense power and provides spice and tension: perfect conditions for the Pinot Noir. 

Grape Variety: Spätburgunder / Pinot Noir

Region: Pfalz

Classificaton: Grand Cru

Origin: Schweigener Sonnenberg, Plot Wormberg 100% France

Food pairing: grilled pork or beef, roast goose; dishes of wild game; Duck breast 

drink temperature: 14-16°C

Alc. 13,5% vol.

Acidity: 6,2g/l

Residual sugar: 0,1g/l

Soil: limestone

Vinification: picked by hand, selection of the healthiest grapes, 18 month in oak, spontaneous fermentation, unfiltered

Maturation: Barrique (225l) 1st – 3rd barrel using

Allergy information: Contains sulfites

Producer:

Weingut Jülg,

Hauptstraße 1,

D-76889 Schweigen-Rechtenbach 

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Neil Elis Jonkershoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

In an effort to identify the best possible site for Cabernet Sauvignon, this signature Cabernet Sauvignon is a top-performing wine in Stellenbosch. Its distinctive style, with all the hallmarks of the Jonkershoek Valley, represents a balance of elegance and power. The nose shows restraint with deep underlying aromas of complex blue and black berry perfumes with a fresh palate followed by fine, smooth tannins.

Origin: Stellenbosch

Grape Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Food pairings: Bobotie, Pepper Steak, Venison, Oxtail, Osso Buco, Boerewors, Lamb.

Alc. 14.5% vol. 

Residual sugar: 2.3g/l

Total acidity: 5.8g/l

pH: 3.56

In the cellar: Fermentation is initiated in stainless steel tanks. The crushed grapes underwent a series of pump overs until dry. Further maceration is allowed before drawing off and light pressing. Malolactic fermentation was completed in new French oak barrels. This wine spent 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels.

Awards: 

2019 Veritas Awards - Double Gold

2016 Tim Atkin’s South Africa Special Report - 93 points

Veritas - Double Gold

2017 Platter's Wine Guide - 4½ stars

2017 Veritas Double Gold

Allergy information: Containts Sulfite

Producer: 

Neil Ellis

R310 Helshoogte Road,

Stellenbosch,

7599, South Africa

25,90 €

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De Toren Z 2016

This soft, approachable ruby-hued beauty is a true testament to vines lovingly reared and winemaking raised to an art form. A Right Bank-style Bordeaux blend, De Toren Z comprises a symphonic blend of five Bordeaux varietals. You’ll find it tantalizingly soft on the tongue, with a hint of aniseed, liquorice, raspberry and cranberries lending a fresh acidity to its polished finish… plus, of course, all the finesse that makes Bordeaux-style wines so prized among the world’s most enthusiastic wine lovers. De Toren Z comprises a symphonic blend of five Bordeaux varietals.

This Right-Bank Bordeaux-style blend showcases aromas of red fruits, mulberries and blueberries. You’ll find it tantalizingly soft on the tongue. A pure and soft integration of oak, lends a creamy finish with a hint of aniseed on the nose. It follows through perfectly on the palate, revealing juicy-red fruit. The integrated, complex and finely knit tannins of this Merlot-dominant blend finish of velvety, yet the blend is vibrant and expressive.

The magnificent 2015 vintage of this blend, recently awarded a spectacular 94 & 93 Points, by Wine Enthusiast & Platter’s Wine Guide respectively, and is even more phenomenal, elegant and balanced than before. 

Grape Varieties: 53% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 13% Malbec, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Pertit Verdot

Food Pairing: This wine is a very versatile food pairing wine due to its great acidity and weight. It works exceptionally well with very fine spicy foods.

Its aromass of mulberries and blueberries perfectly complements rich fish, lamb, duck, beef and poultry. 

Decanting: To release all the flavours please decant at least one hour before consumption. It is recommended to serve this wine at optimal temperature (15-18 degrees Celsius). 

Alc. 14,5% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 2,4g/l

Total Acidity: 5,6g/l

pH: 3,61

Vinification:

Aged in a climatized barrel room (16 degrees Celsius at 80% humidity) for 12 months in 225L French and American Oak. The Malbec had the benefit of American Oak.. 

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

Producer:

De Toren Private Cellar

Polkadraai Road

Stellenbosch

South Africa

26,75 €

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Cirrus Syrah 2015

Dark rich plum notes with a beautiful bouquet of floral jasmine, aided by an underlying mocha that creates a fantastic complex note. This wonderful Syrah brings together the philosophies from Rust en Vrede (Stellenbosch, South Africa) and the Silver Oak Cellars (Napa Valley, California). It first started with a friendship of two families and resulted into a great Syrah that Platter's awarded with 4,5 stars. 

Origin: Stellenbosch

Grape Variety: 97% Syrah, 3% Viognier

Alc. 14,5% vol. 

Residual sugar: 2.g/l

Total Acidity: 5.4g/l

pH: 3,57

Allergy information: Contains sulfite

Producer: 

CIRRUS WINE COMPANY

ANNANDALE ROAD,

STELLENBOSCH,

SOUTH AFRICA

28,75 €

38,53 € / L
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Tokara Director`s Reserve White 2017

This wine displays a pale straw colour with striking brilliance that catches the light. The nose shows stunning complexity with fruit notes of ripe quince, passion fruit all intermingled with hints of lemon grass, toasted almonds and freshly baked brioche. The wine enters the palate full and rich reminiscent of the aromas on the nose. The wine finishes with amazing clarity and depth with a slight grip just lingering.

This wine drinks exceptionally well now but will continue to develop and improve till 2026.

Origin: This is a blend of 70% Sauvignon blanc and 30% Semillon. It was made from grapes grown on the highest slopes of Tokara’s Stellenbosch property..

Food pairing: Best served with foods such as grilled fish, roasted Quail and Duck.

Alc. 13,9% vol.

Residual Sugar: 3,6g/l

Total Acidity: 6,8g/l

pH: 3,25

Blend: 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Semillon 

Winemaking:

The grapes were de-stemmed and crushed and pressed immediately in our inert press. The press juice and free run juice were kept separate and settled overnight, before the clean juice was racked off. Only the free run juice from the best blocks is used in this wine. The juice was then inoculated and sent to barrel for fermentation. 400L barrels for the Sauvignon blanc and 225 L for the Semillon. All the barrels used were French oak of which 28 % was new. After fermentation the barrels were topped and left on the lees for 9 months with regular lees stirring. The wine was blended in November, stabilised, filtered and bottled soon after. The wine spent a total of 9 months in barrel.

13,700 bottles were produced. 

CROPPING AND HARVESTING

The vines cropped between 7 and 10 tons per hectare. The grapes were hand-picked at optimal flavour ripeness at sugars between 22.5 and 23.5 brix and acidities of 6 g/l to 8.5 g/l. 

Soils: The soils are Oakleaf formed from decomposed granite with colluvial sandstone. With a high fraction of gravel and friable granite.

Slopes: South and South-West aspects ranging from 360 to 540 meters above sea level.

Awards: 

89 Points Neal Martin

Silver Veritas

4½ Stars Platter

93 Points Winemag.co.za

93 Points Gilbert & Gaillard

Gold SWA International

95 Points Greg Sherwood

Producer:

Tokara Wine Estate

Helshoogte Road

Stellenbosch

South Africa

28,80 €

49,87 € / L
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Black Stallion Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Origin: California

Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon 

Serving temperature: 16-18°C

Alc. 14% vol.

Residual Sugar: 0.8g/l

Total Acidity: 6.0g/l

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite

Producer: 

Black Stallion Estate Winery

4089 Silverado Trail

Napa, CA 94558

28,90 €

38,53 € / L
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MARIANNE Shiraz 2014

Red and black fruit, purple flowers, spice and white pepper on the nose. The palate is pure and fresh with lovely fine tannins, the finish gently savoury.

Anbaugebiet: Stellenbosch

Rebsorten: 100% Shiraz

Food pairing: Our Shiraz will happily take on powerful flavours, rich and gamey. This wine will go along perfectly with ostrich or venison.

Alc. 13,0% vol.

Restzucker: 1,8g/l

Restsäure: 5,1g/l

pH: 3,81

Vinification: The grapes were handpicked at phenolic ripeness and stored at 10°C to ensure the finest flavour and freshness. Upon crushing, a temperature of 10°C was maintained and both skins and juice were left in contact in French oak tanks for 10 days. Varying from stainless steel, this approach provides improved colour and tannin stability. Upon fermentation, flavour and colour is allowed to develop for a period of 4 weeks before the wine is transferred to 60% new French oak barrels for 16-22 months. The use of new French oak allows the wine to retain certain flavours and extract tannin from the oak, resulting in a fuller mid pallet. By using 60% new oak, the fruits within the wine are respected ensuring the wine is complex yet settled with great ageing potential.

Vintage: A great vintage for both white and red wine - ripe with ample freshness and good concentration. High quality vintage

Awards: Michel Angelo - Single Gold

Allergy information: Contains Sulfites

Producer: 

Marianne Wine Estate

Valley Road - Off R44,

Stellenbosch, 7600

Südafrika

29,80 €

39,32 € / L
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Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017

The velvety texture of our Napa Valley Chardonnay sends ribbons of juicy peach, toasted pear, rich guava, roasted pineapple, lemon peel, and hazelnut flavors across the palate into a long, mouthwatering finish; its fruity-toasty complexity lingering luxuriously after each sip.

Appellation: Napa Valley

Grape Varietal: Chardonnay

Alc. 14,5% vol. 

Total Acidity: 5.3g/l

Residual Sugar: 1.2g/l

pH: 3.43

Fermentation: The grapes were harvested in the cool of the morning and gently pressed as whole clusters to conserve the vibrant, fruity flavors. Eighty percent (80%) of the juice was fermented in French oak barrels (21% new) and the balance was cold fermented in stainless-steel tanks to retain brightness and purity of fruit. Partial malolactic fermentation balanced the lively acidity and added complexity. Each lot was aged on the yeast lees (sûr lie) and was hand-stirred regularly (bâtonnage) throughout eleven (11) months of aging for seamless integration of flavors and a rich, creamy finish. The wine was bottled in November of 2018.

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite

Producer: 

Robert Mondavi Winery

7801 Saint Helena Highway

Oakville, CA 94562

29,90 €

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De Toren Fusion V 2017

De Toren Fusion V 2015 reveals a truly pure and complex flavour, with aromas of black cherry, cedar and dark berries. This left-bank Bordeaux styled blend is supported by subtle hints of fennel, blueberries and dark, bitter chocolate. An exquisitely stylish departure for sophisticated connoisseur tastes is offered with each luxurious sip. Soft as spun silk, with a lingering hint of sweet fruit on the back palate, this is a wine that will only improve with age. Hence, enjoyment of this vintage will be multiplied with a few years of ageing in your cellar.  The iconic Left Bank-based blend from De Toren, Fusion V is meticulously crafted from Bordeaux’s ‘Noble Five’ varietals and, with its complex flavours of liquorice, black cherry, cedar and dark berries, it offers a stylish departure for sophisticated oenophilic tastes.Soft as spun silk, with a lingering hint of sweet fruit on the back palate, this is a wine that will only improve with age.

Grape Varieties: 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Malbec, 19% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, 7% Pertit Verdot

Food Pairing: With nuanced and complexed flavours, our renowned De Toren Fusion V wine pairs exceptionally well with perfectly tender grilled or roast lamb, with garlic, rosemary, and a hint of honey lemon. 

Decanting: To release all the flavours please decant at least one hour before consumption. It is recommended to serve this wine at optimal temperature (15-18 degrees Celsius). 

Alc. 14,5% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 2,7g/l

Total Acidity: 5,7g/l

pH: 3,57

Vinification:

Aged in a climatized barrel room (16 degrees Celsius at 80% humidity) for 12 months in 50% new and 50% second fill, 225 Liter Oak barrels.

Ninety percent French Oak and Malbec had the benefit of American Oak. 

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

Producer:

De Toren Private Cellar

Polkadraai Road

Stellenbosch

South Africa

32,80 €

43,60 € / L
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Tokara Director`s Reserve Red 2017

The wine has stunning depth of colour. Displaying an intense garnet centre and a ruby rim. The nose displays intense aromas of red and black fruits with hints of dried herbs, baking spice and graphite. The wine enters the palate with amazing clarity. The flavours are those of dark cherries, blackberries and ripe plum skin. There is a hint of spice on the mid-palate which leads to fine, firm tannins on the finish.

This wine drinks well now but will benefit from ageing until 2030.

Origin: This wine is a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc. The grapes originated from TOKARA’s premium vineyards on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain outside of Stellenbosch.

Food pairing: Grilled ribeye steak served with Béarnaise sauce, and potato Dauphinoise..

Alc. 14,5% vol.

Residual Sugar: 2,7g/l

Total Acidity: 5,8g/l

pH: 3,47

Blend: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc 

Winemaking:

The grapes were de-stemmed, before first passing across a mechanical sorting table and then a further hand sorting table before being crushed directly into tanks for fermentation using gravity feed and no pumps. There is a period of cold maceration for up to 5 days before the fermentation starts spontaneously (without the use of selected yeast strains). The grapes were fermented in stainless steel and wooden upright (foudre) fermenters. Pump-overs, délestage and punching down of the cap were implemented twice a day for extraction until fermentation was complete. The tanks were given maceration post fermentation if the quality and tannin profile of the wine warranted it. The wine was put to barrel for malolactic fermentation after which it was racked, sulphured and put back to barrel for further maturation. The wine spent a total of twenty-two months in 62% new French oak - the rest being older French oak barriques. During maturation the wines received four racking’s, all done barrel to barrel. The wine was bottled in January 2018 without fining or filtration. 15 400 bottles were produced. 

CROPPING AND HARVESTING

Only grapes from the best blocks and from the best parts of these blocks were used. The average yield is between 5 and 10 t/ha. The grapes were hand-picked at optimal ripeness between the 9th of March and the 11th of April. 

Awards: 

2016 Vintage New Release

Producer:

Tokara Wine Estate

Helshoogte Road

Stellenbosch

South Africa

32,80 €

46,53 € / L
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Kanonkop Pinotage 2018

A complex and fruity wine with red and black fruit flavours when young. After some bottle age this wine will start to show some farmyard, earthy and forest floor characteristics.

Varietals: 100% Pinotage

Food pairing: Red meat or spicy Asian style dishes when young Better with lamb or mutton when matured.

Alc. 14,5%

Vinification: Fermentation took place in open concrete fermenters at 28°C. The cap was punched manually every 2 hours and the juice was drawn off the skins after 4 days.

Maturation: Matured for 16 months in 75% new 225 litre French and 25% second fill.

Awards:

Tim Atkin (UK): 94 Points 

Robert Parker (US): 90 Points

Wine Spectator: 91 Points for 2014

Volume: 750ml

Allergy information: contains sulfite 

Weinland Ariane Abayan GmbH

Erikastraße 67

20251 Hamburg

33,90 €

39,87 € / L
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Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 available from 04.01.2021

Full bodied with a deep ruby red colour. Spicy mocha, chocolate and tea leaf flavours - classic in style with a long, though dry finish.

Varietals: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Food pairing: Red meat and cheese dishes

Alc. 14% vol.

Vinification: 5.5 days on skins in open fermenters @ 28°C, the cap was punched manually every 2 hours.

Oaking: 24 months in 225 litre French Nevers - 50% new, 50% second fill.

Awards:

Tim Atkin (UK): 94 Points

Robert Parker (US): 92 Points

Wine Spectator: 91 Points for 2012

Allergy information: contains sulfite

Importer:

Weinland Ariane Abayan GmbH

Erikastraße 67

20251 Hamburg

33,90 €

41,20 € / L
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Rust en Vrede Estate 2016

Crimson red. Gentle floral aromas of violets and jasmine are backed by hints of fresh leather and tobacco leaf, mulberries and forest floor. The palate replicates the nose with earthy flavours brought forward by dark fruits which include blueberries and blackcurrant, all integrating well to create a lengthy finish with soft velvety tannins.

Appellation: Rust en Vrede, Stellenbosch

Variety: 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Shiraz, 9% Merlot

Serving temperature: 14 to 16° Celsius.

Alcohol – 14.6 vol%

pH – 3.57

Acidity – 5.8g/l

Res. Sugar – 3.2g/l

Oak: Malolactic Fermentation in barrel. 18 months in 100% French oak with medium toast.

Ageing Potential: 10 to 15 years.

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite

Producer:

Rust en Vrede Wine Estate

Annandale Road, Stellenbosch

35,75 €

49,20 € / L
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Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne

Striking a perfect balance between youthfulness and maturity, seduction and character, freshness and vinosity, Brut Premier is a champagne that is harmonious and structured, elegant and lively, with a unique exuberancy. Its structured texture, richness, and length are distinctly winey. It is a full, complex wine that is both rich and powerful, whilst remaining a great classic.

A blend of around 40% Pinot noir, 40% Chardonnay, and 20% Pinot Meunier, Brut Premier comprises wine matured in oak tuns produced from three Champagne grape varieties that originate from various crus selected by Louis Roederer. It is aged for 3 years in Louis Roederer’s cellars and left for a minimum of 6 months after dégorgement (disgorging).

After the upheavals of the early 1900s, particularly the First World War that destroyed more than half of the Louis Roederer estate, Léon Olry Roederer reconstructed the vineyards. He decided to buy grapes to ensure the continuity of the House during this difficult period and, at the same time, created a multi-vintage wine that would have a consistent flavour, whatever the harvest year. It is now called Brut Premier.

Alc. 12% vol. 

Contains: 750ml

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite

Producer: 

CHAMPAGNE LOUIS ROEDERER (CLR)

21, boulevard Lundy, CS 40014

51722 Reims Cedex France 

38,90 €

55,33 € / L
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Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Our 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon delivers mouth filling, deeply intense blackberry fruit across the palate with clove and cardamom spice complexity and dusty tannins that add structure to the juicy fullness of the fruit.

Appellation: Napa Valley

Grape Varietal: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc

Alc. 14,5% vol. 

Total Acidity: 6.3g/l

Residual Sugar: 0.29g/l

pH: 3.71

Fermentation: Generous winter rains helped alleviate the drought conditions of the past four years, and the 2016 growing season started early. Throughout the summer months, we enjoyed cooler than average daytime highs and cool evenings, providing balancing acidity to our sun-ripened grapes. The near-perfect growing season continued through harvest and our grapes were safely in the cellar as the valley's first significant rainstorm arrived late October. We are grateful for a fifth consecutive vintage of stellar quality Napa Valley wines. Our selected grapes for our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon wine were picked between September 9th an October 11th.

Awards:

James Suckling: 93 Points

Jeb Dunnuck: 91 Points

J.M. Wine Spectator: 90 Points

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite

Producer: 

Robert Mondavi Winery

7801 Saint Helena Highway

Oakville, CA 94562

39,90 €

53,20 € / L
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Vergelegen G.V.B Flagship Red 2013

The 2013 is a beautiful and elegant wine with good concentration and lovely fruit.  The tannins are ripe and the wine has a long aftertaste.

Origin: Stellenbosch

The grapes are always sourced from the Rondekop Vineyards.  Grown at 200-220 metres above sea level, these vineyards are extremely wind exposed and this leads to thick skinned berries that deliver very concentrated juice.

Grape Varieties: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon; 35% Merlot; 5% Cabernet Franc; 5% Petit Verdot

Alc. 14,52% vol. 

Residual sugar: 2,94g/l

Total acidity: 5,6g/l

pH: 3,61

Vinification: Grapes were hand-picked and de-stemmed BUT not crushed. The de-stemmed grapes were cooled to 8°C and ‘cold soaked’ for 168 hours.  Fermentation took place at 25°C followed by a 35 day maceration on the skins.  After malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine went into 40% new French oak barrels for 17 months.

Maturation: Enjoy now or over the next 8 to 15 years.

Awards: 

John Platter (ZA): 4,5***** for 2012

Stephen Tanzer (US): 92/100 for 2011

Tim Atkin (UK): 93/100 for 2012

Volume: 750ml

Allergy information: Contains sulfite

Importer:

Weinland Ariane Abayan GmbH

Erikastraße 67 

20251 Hamburg

41,75 €

58,53 € / L
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Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2017

A complex perfume of plush black fruit, including cassis, black plum and sour cherries, complemented with layers of tobacco cedar wood and cigar box undertones. The full rich expression of the 2015 vintage, which is expressively fruit forward and opulent, will stand the test of time, and will be very rewarding to those, with some patience. 

Region: Stellenbosch

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon 74%, Cabernet Franc 17%, Merlot 9%

Vinification: 5 days on skins in open fermenters - @29°C cap punched manually every 2nd hour

Maturation: 24 months in new 225 lit French Nevers - medium toasted

Food suggestions: classic meet dishes

Age of vines: On average 27 years

Alc. 14,47% vol.

T/A: 6.3

R/S: 2.8

VA: 0.71

PH: 3.53

Awards: 

Tim Atkin (UK): 96 Pkt. (Jg. 16)

Tim Atkin (UK): 100 Points for 2015

Allergy information: Contains Sulfites

Producer: 

Kanonkop

Elsenburg 7607

South Africa

43,70 €

52,43 € / L
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Paul Cluver Seven Flags Pinot Noir 2018

Andries believes that the essence of a great Pinot noir is the purity of fruit and balanced acidity which gives structure to the wine. This wine has this essence, substantiated by its natural acidity. This is a very well defined wine with amazing poise, the colour is bright red, alluring and luminous. The aroma of this wine has wonderful elegant red and dark berry fruit expression ending with lovely soft oak notes. The palate is a combination of firm concentration and freshness. These flavours follow through onto the palate with some salivating savoury notes that has amazing length and complexity with great freshness lifting the fruit. 

Region: Elgin

Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir

Food pairing: The natural acidity makes it a perfect partner with a diversity of dishes. Game fish, game birds and venison work very well, as does grilled beef and strong, hard cheese.

Winemaking: Extensive individual berry sorting was done by hand prior to destemming, no crushing of the grapes is allowed. After destemming the berries is transported in satellite tanks and the fermenting vats is filled by gravity. This was followed by cold maceration at 12°- 14° Celsius for 6 days. The fermentation in 3.5-ton wooden vats was allowed to start naturally, some vats completed fermentation without inoculation and others was inoculated with selected Burgundian yeast. During the fermentation, the skin cap was punched through by hand no more than twice per day. After fermentation, the wine pressed and racked to barrel for malolactic fermentation and remained on the fine lees for 12 months. To confirm the superiority of the vineyard sites, the earmarked Seven Flags Pinot noir barrels are tasted blind in conjunction with all the other Paul Cluver Pinot noir barrels in the cellar. The best barrels of the site are then selected and blended to form the Seven Flags Pinot noir. Total new wood component equates to 14%, whereas the second fill barrels are 41% with the rest 3rd and 4th fill. 

Alc. 13,8% vol.

Total acidity: 5,4g/l

Residual Sugar: 1,9g/l

pH: 3.53

Allergy information: Contains Sulfites

Producer:

Paul Cluver Wines

De Rust Estate,

N2 Grabouw,

Western Cape,

South Africa

44,80 €

58,40 € / L
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Bodegas Roda I Reserva 2015

Colour: Intense high layer with cherry background.

Nose: Very intense and deep, with very well integrated and high-quality oak.

Black fruits appear. Ripe and fresh plum predominates. Chocolate notes and tobacco leafs memories. It has a mineral character that highlights the smell of the earth, mixed with aromas of aromatic plants.

Palate: It is voluminous and full, with very fine and noble tannins. The fruity sensation is marked by the memory of well-ripened black fruits and plum above all. Very wide in the mouth and long at the same time, wrapped in a great balance. Friendly and tasty, with a lot of flavour, complex, elegant and long. 

Grape varieties: 97% Tempranillo and 3% Graciano

Vineyard: Bush vines over 30 years old, yields limited to 1,5 kgs per vine

Fermentation: In French oak vats, with controlled temperature.

Ageing: In 50% brand new and 50% second use, French oak barrels. 16 months in barrels and 20 months cellaring in bottle.

Stabilization: Completely natural methods, clarification using only egg whites.

Alc. 14,5% vol. 

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite, Egg

Producer:

Bodegas Roda

Avda. de Vizcaya 5

Barrio de LaEstación

26200 Haro (La Rioja)

Spain

44,80 €

59,73 € / L
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Piper-Heidsieck Vintage 2012 Champagne

"Crystalline and chiseled"

This is a free-spirited wine. The glistening, billowing folds of its golden cloak transport us through space and time, both of which seem to be extended by this wine’s complexity.

Losing none of its character with the passing years, it leads you on a subtle sensory journey. Delicate and exotic notes recreate the warmth of the sun’s playful rays, interwoven with the caress of a sea breeze which dances along a faraway beach. As succulent peach and greengage, entwined with floral notes of cherry and hawthorn blossom, create a sensation of lightness, elegance and freedom.

A velvety softness - as if brushing against a rose petal - envelops the mouth. Then a delicately sensual and ripe freshness sweeps across your palate, demonstrating this champagne’s liberated character. And to complete this idyllic sensation comes a saltiness accentuated by notes of peppery spices and plums.

Grape Varieties: 48 % Pinot Noir 52 % Chardonnay

Dosage : 9,5 g/l

Awards:

Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships: 

2017 - Best Champagne Except Prestige Cuvèe + Best Vintage Brut  Champagne + World Champion Vintage Brut Blend 

Guide Bettane + Desseauve: 2017 - 18/20

Drinks Business Champagne Masters: 2017 - Master

Guide Hachette: 2017 - Best in Show

Wine Spectator: 2017 - 93/100

Mundus Vini: 2017  Gold

International Wine Challenge: 2017 - Gold

Gyorgy Markus: 2017 - 19/20

Alc. 12% vol.

Contains: 750ml

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite 

Importer: 

Reidemeister & Ulrichs GmbH

Speicher 1

Konsul-Smidt-Straße 8 J

28217 Bremen

44,90 €

61,32 € / L
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Rotenberg Riesling GG 2015 dry

Argillaceous slate imparts charm to the Rotenberg GG, while the volcanic stone porphyry brings a sense of purity and delineation. The 2016 GG from the Rotenberg is gripping and sophisticated, a wine with great depth and complexity that demands focus and attention on the part of the taster. It enchants the nose with a wide palette of fruit aromas: nectarine, peach, citrus and red currants complemented with floral notes. On the palate the wine is stony and mineral-driven, with bright fruit and a tart spiciness. 

Grape Varities: Riesling 

Tasting: Dry

Classification: VDP Grosses Gewächs / Grand Cru Level

Food pairing: 

For a dinner-table partner we would recommend langoustines with hungarian Paprika and red curry, or perhaps veal schnitzel (unbreaded) with a salad of chanterelles. 

Serve temperature: 8-12°C

Vinification: Halbstück (600L cask) & stainless steel tank

Alc.: 12,5% vol. 

Residual sugar: 3,8g/l

Acidity: 8,4g/l

Optimal drinking: 2017-2025

Soil: Vines up to 70 years of age planted in porphyry, ‘Rotliegend’ and argillaceous slate. This is the vineyard furthest away from the cellar of Gut Hermannsberg, in the Alsenztal – a side- valley off the Nahe, just a stone’s throw away. Its steep south-facing hillsides rise high above Altenbamberg, with soils developed during the Rotliegend period, which are permeated with rhyolite (formerly called quartz porphyry). The reddish colour indicates high iron content, and has thus given the site its name. The correspondingly unique mineral character of the wine sets the Rotenberg apart. Light breezes that play around its summit bring that certain extra something that allows the clusters to ripen until quite late in the season.

 Allergy information:

Contains Sulfite

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Schnaitmann Lämmler Spätburgunder / Pinot Noir 2016 GG

In the glass with a ruby-red core and cherry-red rim.

Fresh autumn leaves, mint, violets, bourbon vanilla, porcini mushrooms, roasted hazel nuts and undergrowth. Delicate fruit notes of red and black forest berries and sour cherry.

Initially powerful and concentrated on the palate, then picked up elegantly and animating by juicy acidity, which leads through the silky, dense-meshed tannins with a great length. A long-distance runner! 

Grape Varieties: Spätburgunder / Pinot Noir

Area: Würtemberg

Certification: Organic wine

Tasting: Dry

Food pairing: Fits to expressive and complex dishes with game, wildfowl, roasts, rabbit, mushrooms, earthy, roasted fish dishes

Drinking temperature: At 16-18°C in a big Burgundy wine glass

Vinification: Traditional maceration on the mash with whole bunches and berries, spontaneous fermentation,

aged in 50 % new and 50 % old 300-ltr-oak barrels

Alc.: 13% vol. 

Residual sugar: 1,7g/l

Acidity: 5,1g/l

Drinking window: 2019-2030

Soil: Coloured marl, pebble sandstone 

Yield: 25l/ar

Story:

VDP.GOSSE LAGE® distinguishes German vineyards with the highest quality.

There are maturing the best wines with expres- sive character of terroir and maturing potential.

The dry wine from a vineyard classified as VDP.GROSSE LAGE®, is called VDP.GROSSES GEWÄCHS®.

This wine comes from our oldest vineyard, which is called "Brenner" in our family, at 360m above sea level. 

Allergy information: Contains Sulfites

Producer: 

Weingut Schnaitmann

Untertürkheimer Straße 4

70734 Fellbach

46,90 €

62,66 € / L
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Hartenberg "The Stork" Shiraz 2016

Voluptuous aromas of ripe dark and red fruit combine with spicy notes on the bouquet. The palate shows an abundance of berry flavours, smooth, silky tannins and a bold finish.

Region: Stellenbosch

Grape Variety: Shiraz

Food pairing: Dijon & herb-crusted rack of Lamb served with a simple jus

Barrel Ageing  18 months in 90% new French oak barrels, 10% 2nd fill

Alc. 14,29%

Residual Sugar: 2.6g/l

Total Acid: 5.9g/l

pH: 3.46

Awards: 

2015 vintage Gold medal Sommelier Wine Awards 2019 

2015 vintage Wine Merchant Magazine Top 100 

2015 vintage Gold medal 2019 Syrah Du Monde (placed in the top 4)

2015 vintage 4 ½ stars (94 points) Platter’s SA Wine Guide

2014 vintage  96 pts Tim Atkin SA Wine Report

2014 vintage   4 ½ stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide

2013   94 points Tim Atkin, 93 points Robert Parker, 4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide

2012   93 points Tim Atkin, 4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide

2011   93 points Tim Atkin SA Wine Report (June 2015), 92 points Robert Parker, 4½ stars 

Allergy Information: Contains Sulfite

Producer: 

Hartenberg Estate

Die Boord, 7613,

Stellenbosch, South Africa

54,90 €

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Pio Cesare Barolo D.O.C.G. 2016

A classic style Barolo. Excellent structure, harmony and elegance. Soft tannins and balanced fruit. Approachable, but with a very long ageing potential. Barolo is a great wine, which should not be described as a “basic” or “regular” Barolo, simply because it does not have any additional indication on the label. 

Grape varieties: 100% Nebbiolo

Vinification: In stainless steel; skin contact and maceration for about 25-30 days.

Ageing: In oak “botti” for about 30 months; a small amount in French oak.

Vineyards:  Our family-owned vineyards in Serralunga d’Alba (Ornato, Collaretto and Lirano), Grinzane Cavour (Gustava and Carzello),

La Morra (Roncaglie), Novello (Ravera) and, since the 2015 vintage our recently acquired vineyard in Monforte (Mosconi). This wine has been always and traditionally produced by our Family from grapes coming from different regions. This is the classic “formula” used by the ancient Barolo families to produce a wine which embraces and combines each of the unique characteristics of the different vineyards and terroirs of the Barolo area. 

Allergy information: Contains sulfites

Importeur:

Veritable Negociant KG

Hauptstraße 7

65347 Eltville am Rhein

59,75 €

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Hartenberg "The Mackenzie" Bordeaux Blend 2015

The classic Bordeaux varietals combine in an elegant mixture of dark fruits and ripe cherries, with vanilla cigar box and chocolate aromas.  The palate starts with silky soft tannins, with hints of lead pencil and ends with a long finish.

Region: Stellenbosch

Grape Varieties: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon,13% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot

Food pairing: Rich meat dishes with a savoury jus, leg of lamb or sirloin on the bone with red wine jus.

Production: Limited to 14 barrels

Barrel Ageing: 18 months in 75% new French oak, 15% 2nd fill, 10% 3rd fill.

Maturation: 10 to 15 years from vintage

Alc. 14,42%

Residual Sugar: 2.8g/l

Total Acid: 5.9g/l

pH: 3.44

Awards: 

2014    4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide

2013    94 points Tim Atkin, 91 points Robert Parker, 4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide

2012   Silver Outstanding IWSC 2015, Gold Medal Decanter 2015, 92 points Riscura Red Hot Awards 2016, 94 points Tim Atkin, 4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide

2011   94 points Tim Atkin SA Wine Report (June 2015), 90+ points Robert Parker, 5 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide

2010   4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide

2009   4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide

Allergy Information: Contains Sulfite

Producer: 

Hartenberg Estate

Die Boord, 7613,

Stellenbosch, South Africa

59,80 €

79,53 € / L
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Louis Roederer Brut Vintage 2012 Champagne

The palate is characteristic of Louis Roederer’s vintages: the attack is ample and dense; a rich and winey fullness is refined by the sweetness, acidity and tight blend of the Pinot noir grapes of Verzenay. The ensemble is perfectly integrated into a subtle texture. Tasting reveals sparkling suggestions of candied fruits, almond paste, toast, white chocolate, and caramel.

Composed of around 70% Pinot noir and 30% Chardonnay, 30% of which is wine matured in oak tuns, the Vintage cuvée is generally matured on lees for 4 years and left for a minimum of 6 months after dégorgement (disgorging) to attain perfect maturity.

Fascinated by the aromatic diversity of Pinot noir in Champagne, Louis Roederer uses the structure and power of the Pinot noir grapes from the Montagne de Reims to create its Cuvée Vintage. Exposed to the north-east, the grapes mature more slowly. The character of this great wine intensifies and becomes more refined through ageing in wood and time.

Serving temperature: 8°C

Alc. 12% vol. 

Contains: 750ml

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite

Producer: 

CHAMPAGNE LOUIS ROEDERER (CLR)

21, boulevard Lundy, CS 40014

51722 Reims Cedex France 

59,90 €

83,87 € / L
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Stag`s Leap Wine Cellars ARTEMIS Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

The 2017 ARTEMIS Cabernet Sauvignon offers inviting aromas of ripe raspberry, boysenberry and dark cherry along with hints of cedar and spice. The mid-palate is pleasant and round with flavors of plum, dark chocolate, dried fruit and a touch of toasted oak. The finish is rich and lingering.

Region: Napa Valley

Grape Variety: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 1% Malbec

Food Pairings: Fresh fish ceviche, crab cakes or grilled oysters with mignonette sauce.

Alc. 14,5% vol.

Total Acidity: 5,0g/l

Ageing:  16 months, 43% new Oak (38% French, 5% American), balance in older French and American Oak

Contains: 750ml

Allergy information: Contains Sulfites

Producer:

 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars.

All Rights Reserved. 

5766 Silverado Trail,

Napa CA 94558

62,90 €

83,87 € / L
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MARIANNE Tasting Package

Consisting of:

1 x Marianne Rosè 2018

1 x Marianne Cape Blend 2015

1 x Marianne Sauvignon Blanc 2018

1 x Marianne Pinotage 2017

1 x Marianne Merlot 2015

1 x Marianne Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Allergenhinweis: Enthält Sulfite

Inverkehrbringer:

Marianne Wine Estate

Valley Road - Off R44,

Stellenbosch, 7600

Südafrika

94,90 €

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Kanonkop Black Label Pinotage 2017

A dense, full and rich wine filled with perfume and red fruit with a hint of spice to adding to it`s complexity. The palete is structured and powerful, with ripe red fruits, black plums and dark chocolate. The tannins are grainy and mouth filling, with a dry appetising finish.

Origin: Stellenbosch

Varietals: Pinotage

Age of vines: 64 years old bush vines

Food suggestion: Red meat or spicy Asian style dishes. 

Vinification: Fermentation took place in open concrete fermenters.

Cap was pulled manually every 2 hours and was the juice drawn off the skins after 3.5 days.

Maturation: Matured for 18 months in 100% new 225 lit. French Nevers barrels, primarily Vicard.

Yield: 2.8tons/ha

Aging potential: 20-25 years

Alc. 14,74% vol.

Total acidity: 5.6

Residual Sugar: 4

pH: 3.89

Awards: 

Tim Atkin (UK): 96 Points

Robert Parker (US): 94 Points

Vinum: 19 Poings for 2015

Allergy information: Contains sulfites

Producer: 

Kanonkop

Elsenburg 7607

South Africa

154,90 €

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Piper-Heidsieck Rare Millesime 2006

RARE MILLESIME 2006

A prestigious, classical prestige cuvee from 2006 vintage - structured, full-bodied and bursting with fruit. Elaborated with a majority of Chardonnays from the Montagne de Reims region (70%) and complemented with Pinots Noirs (30%) from the same region, this wine is a blend of 8 crus which matured for over 7 years in the House's cellars. A 2002 vintage synonymous with richness and generosity.

ON THE EYE: Dazzling, crystal-clear, citrine yellow gold enlivened by a delicate, shimmering effervescence.

ON THE NOSE: The fruit emerges as delicate, golden, muted exotic fruits - mango and kiwifruit - and dried fruit - hazelnut, almond and fig. A touch of iodine enhances this wine's flawless nose. The mild spices reflect the wine's depth - white pepper, smoked tea and cocoa.

ON THE PALATE: A wine with depth but also honed, precise, in harmony. Voluptuous delicacy with meringue notes. Subtle nuances evoke distant lands - mint tea, lime, kumquat and exotic fruits such as pineapple and candied ginger.

RANKINGS & MEDALS:

97/100 – Wine Spectator 2015

18/20 – Bettane & Desseauve 2017

Grand Gold – Mundus Vini Competition 2015

– Mundus Vini Competition 2016 Gold – Mondial de Bruxelles 2015

– IWC 2016

– IWSC 2016

Platinium – Decanter World Wine Awards Best in Show medal

for Best Sparkling over £15 2016

_ Decanter Asia Wine Awards Best in Show medal for Best Sparkling

Champagne Master for The Drinks Business Champagnes Masters

Alc. 12% vol.

Contains: 750ml

Allergy information: contains sulfite 

Importer: 

Reidemeister & Ulrichs GmbH

Speicher 1

Konsul-Smidt-Straße 8 J

28217 Bremen

158,49 €

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Bodegas Roda Cirsion 2016

Colour: Great layer, deep, almost impenetrable.

Nose: Intense, complex. Enigmatic: smoke, moist earth. Small black fruits and some red, even flowers.

Palate: Powerful, voluminous, delicate, with very fine tannin, a true caress to the palate.

Licorice, chocolate, mint, like an exquisite candy filled with freshness.It is long, almost immense and the freshness of the fruit remains in the aftertaste.The contribution of Graciano is patent but it is perfectly integrated with the Tempranillo.The wine is huge but never excessive. Voluminous but aerial. Wide and at the same time long.A large wine of an extraordinary vintage.

Grape varieties: 89% Tempranillo and 11% Graciano

Vineyard: Selected bunches from different plots. Applied methods from own research and development on polymerisation of tannins and anthocyanins.

Fermentation: In French oak vats, with controlled temperature. Malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels.

Ageing: During 8 months in 100% brand new French oak barrels.

Stabilization: Completely natural methods, clarification with egg whites.

Alc. 14,5% vol. 

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite, Egg

Producer:

Bodegas Roda

Avda. de Vizcaya 5

Barrio de LaEstación

26200 Haro (La Rioja)

Spain

169,90 €

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Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 2012 in Case

Golden yellow in colour with glistening gold tints. Incredibly dynamic effervescence, so lively you can almost hear it!

Rich and complex aromas with notes of zesty and candied fruit (lemon) mingled with pollen (white flowers), roasted hazelnut and Madagascar vanilla. After aeration, the bouquet develops rich notes of fresh pastries and smoky notes from bottle ageing.

A delicious, concentrated and chalky palate. It shows incredible tension and perfectly honed aromatic precision. The attack is powerful, distinctive and concentrated and reveals a silky, mouth-coating texture, characteristic of the ripe Pinot noirs from the 2012 vintage. The finish is long and remarkably concentrated.

Cristal is the flagship cuvée from Louis Roederer. Created in 1876, it is composed of Grands Crus from the Montagne de Reims, the Vallée de la Marne and the Côte des Blancs.

The dosage is 7.5 g/l. 

Vintage: 2012 was one of the most challenging and complicated years ever experienced in Champagne. However, difficult conditions often lead to great things... The low yields, due to the unpredictable weather, combined with continental conditions towards the end of the season, gave us unusual levels of maturity, resulting in rich, full-bodied and structured wines worthy of the greatest vintages in Champagne. 

Alc. 12% vol. 

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite

Producer: 

CHAMPAGNE LOUIS ROEDERER (CLR)

21, boulevard Lundy, CS 40014

51722 Reims Cedex France 

199,90 €

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Allesverloren Tinta Rosè 2020

Fresh raspberries and cherries on the palate with a hint of vanilla.Exhibiting a perfect sugar/acid balance, it has delicious lingering aftertaste.

Colour: Blush

Grape Varities: Tinta Barocca, Touriga Naçional, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Shiraz.

Food Pairing: Excellent enjoyed on its own or with fresh salmon, trout or Asian cuisine.

Alc. 13,61% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 6,43g/l

Total Acidity: 6,95g/l

pH: 3,17

Vintage:

Only the finest grapes were selected and harvested by hand at 20 ̊ to 22 ̊ Balling during the beginning of February. The juice was taken of the skins as early as possible in the process to get the lovely light colour. The juice was then slowly fermented at 12 ̊̊C to 14 ̊̊C for about two weeks to produce a fresh and fruity rosé. 

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

Importer:

Schlumberger Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co KG

Buschstraße 20

53340 Meckenheim

7,40 €

9,07 € / L
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Kanonkop Pinotage Rosè 2020

A full bodied dry style of Rosé, with an onion skin to pink colour. It shows the typical flavour profile of the Pinotage variety, offering flavours of cherry, raspberry, strawberry with a hint of vanilla spice candy.

Region: Stellenbosch

Varietals: 100% Pinotage 

Food pairing: Serve with grilled salmon and tuna, sushi, light curry or the South African favourite, peri-peri prawns.

The slight hint of sweetness on the finish itself to pair well with spicy dishes.

Vinification: The grapes were crushed in a Bucher press for 2 hours and fermented dry at 13°C.

Alc. 14% vol. 

volume: 750ml

Allergy information: contains sulfite

Importer:

Weinland Ariane Abayan GmbH

Erikastraße 67

20251 Hamburg

7,40 €

10,65 € / L
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Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc Constantia 2019

The wine has a pale lemon yellow colour and a bouquet reminiscent of green figs with hints of gooseberries and an intrusion of green peppers. The wine is dry, full bodied and has a long lingering finish.

Region: Constantia

Vinification: Skin contact for 12 hours. Selection of five yeast strains. Cooled to 12ºC - 16ºC for a slow but steady ferment.

Alc. 13,15% vol.

Res. Sugar: 4.5 g/l

Total acidity: 6.6 g/l

pH: 3,22

Total SO2: 119 ppm

Contains: 750ml

Allergy information: Contains sulfite

Importer: 

Weinland Ariane Abayan GmbH

Erikastraße 67 

20251 Hamburg

9,49 €

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Oliver Zeter Pinot Noir 2017

The Pinot Noir displays a fne, diverse and elegant cherry favor and runs through a partial maturation in wood.  Half of the wine was therefore stored for a period of ten months in used Vosges oak barrels. The young wine avoided mechanical stress during its processing period in the cellar. Subsequent bottling occur- red without fltration.

Grape Varieties: 100% Spätburgunder / Pinot Noir

Region: Pfalz

Tasting: Dry

Drinking temperature: 16-18°C

Alc.: 12,8% vol. 

Residual sugar: 0,6g/l

Acidity: 5,3g/l

Bottle size: 750ml 

Pinot Noir (in Germany known as Spätburgunder) from the “Nussdor- fer Bischofskreuz” site comes from roughly ffteen year old vines which are rooted in sandy clay soil. The gra- pes are a particularly small and loose berry variant of the classic Pinot Noir which is lower in yield but higher in quality. The use of chemicals in the vineyard is kept to a minimum and insecticides are not used. An ecolo- gical nutrient cycle is attained using green manure. By green harvesting, we reduce the yield further for a total of 8,000 kg/ha. Grape de-stemming or the removal of stems occurred imme- diately after the grapes were received at the winery. Then the grapes were crushed, fermented and left on the skins for about two weeks. During ermentation, an over-pumping of the pulp called remontage was done twice daily. After fermentation, gentle pressing occurred using a pneumatic wine press after removing the free- run juice. This type of treatment pro- motes the extraction of aromas, color and fne tannins from the grape skins which contributes to even greater complexity. 

Allergy information: Contains Sulfites

Producer: 

Oliver Zeter GbR

Lauterstraße 9

67434 Neustadt  

Germany

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Allesverloren Tinta Barocca 2017

 A combination of red berry fruit with a hint of chocolate, vanilla and oak spice aromas.

An elegant medium- to full-bodied wine with intense berry fruit and subtle oak spice aromas. Tannins are well structured and linger on the finish.

Grape Varities: Tinta Barocca, Touriga Naçional, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Shiraz.

Colour: Deep ruby red

Food Pairing: Excellent served with game and grilled or roasted red meat.

Alc. 14,75% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 3,05g/l

Total Acidity: 3,65g/l

pH: 5,74

Vintage:

The grapes were hand-harvested at 23°to 25° Balling in mid-February. The juice was fermented on the skins for five to seven days at 25°C.

After malolactic fermentation the wine was aged in wood for eight months, using new, second- and third-fill French oak barrels. 

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

Schlumberger Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co KG

Buschstraße 20

53340 Meckenheim

10,40 €

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Saxenburg Sauvignon Blanc 2019

This Saxenburg Sauvignon Blanc PC shows lovely flavours like granadilla, grapefruit, pears, with hints of capsicum and mineral flavours. Well-structured on the palate, with all the flavours prominent. The acidity is supporting the mouthfeel, with a long lingering aftertaste.

Origin: Stellenbosch

Grape Viearities: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Alc.: 13,5% vol. 

Sugar: 3,2g/l

In the cellar: This Saxenburg Chardonnay PC was fermented and matured 100% in French oak, with selective toasting.

Aging potential: 3-5 years

Allergy information: Contains Sulifte

Producer:

Saxenburg.co.za

13,49 €

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Hartenberg Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz 2016

The most sold wine in the Hartenberg portfolio, now celebrating 26 vintages. Vibrant red in colour. An alluring blend of wild herbs and spices on the nose with hints of freshly picked dark fruits and berries on the palate, ending in a savoury finish. Ripe, soft tannins balance well with the lingering finish.

Region: Stellenbosch

Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Shiraz 24%, Merlot, Malbec, Franc

Food pairing: Pizza with all its various toppings (but not too much chilli), all traditionally prepared meat dishes (i.e. stews and grills), grilled or roasted game fish (ideally without a lemon based sauce) or for pudding.  Pears in red wine will find a partner with this versatile wine.

Alc. 14,00%

Residual Sugar: 1,52g/l

Total Acid: 5.9g/l

pH: 3.5

Awards: 

2016 Vintage   90 points Tim Atkin

2016 Vintage   3.5 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide

2015 Vintage   4 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide

2014 Vintage   90 points Tim Atkin,    3.5 stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide

Allergy Information: Contains Sulfite

Producer: 

Hartenberg Estate

Die Boord, 7613,

Stellenbosch, South Africa

13,79 €

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Mulderbosch Chardonnay 2019

Vanilla pod and fresh custard are some of the comforting aromas that greet the nose, lifted by ripe fruit notes of sliced pineapple and papaya. With a distinctive golden hue, the wine appears rich and inviting. A refined chalky edge gives the palate cut, offset by rich and creamy weight on the mid-palate. The wine’s final length is marked by a citrus zest note that provides a long and rising terminal. 

A third of the wine was fermented in 300L French Oak barrels whilst the remainder was fermented in stainless steel tanks. After racking off fermentation lees the wines matured for 6 months before being assembled for bottling. 

Region: Coastal Region

Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc

Alc. 13,0% vol.

Residual Sugar: 1.7g/l

Total Acidity: 5.0g/l

 pH: 3.6

Method: Vintage 2018 was marked by hot and dry conditions throughout the Cape. More so than ever before, the proximity of vineyards to the Atlantic Ocean played a crucial role in mitigating these challenging vintage conditions. Given the location of our vineyards overlooking False Bay, and on the elevated slopes of the Bottelary Hills we were able to produce a fantastic Chardonnay that displays our signature Mulderbosch freshness with an element of opulence often ascribed to warmer vintages.

Awards:

2017 Vintage 91/100 Tim Atkin Report 2018

2015 Vintage 90/100 Tim Atkin Report 2017

2015 Vintage««««Platter’s SA Wines

2014 Vintage««««Platter’s SA Wines

2013 Old Mutual - Best White Wine Trophy, Best Chardonnay Trophy & International Judges Trophy

2013 Vintage Gold at Six Nations 2014 

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite

Producer:

Mulderbosch Vineyards, Vlottenburg (M12),

Polkadraai Road,

Stellenbosch, 7600

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De Toren Diversity 2018

Deep, ripe black and red fruit aromas seduce the senses, compelling you towards further investigation, revealing subtle supporting layers of oriental spices, rose petals and a slight minerality. This blend is exquisitely powerful, yet tantalizing soft on the palate, revealing those extra layers of complexity.  The superb Diversity 2018 vintage is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon and the intense, dark colour lures one closer to discover a rich perfumed classic Bordeaux style nose. 

The spectacular Diversity is an annual celebration of the rest of the best. A blend crafted with the same perfection in mind as our prised Left-Bank & Right-Bank Bordeaux-style wines, the renowned De Toren Fusion V & De Toren Z. This results in an outstanding blend that over delivers vintage after vintage. The release of the next vintage, Diversity 2018, is even more exciting than before, since it is accompanied by a brand-new look giving this incredible wine the elegant, magnificent look it deserves. 

Region: Stellenbosch

Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot 

Food pairing: This wine is a very versatile food pairing wine. It equally well complements an array of fine spicy foods as well as rich fish, poultry and various meats, but is also perfect to be enjoyed on its own.

Decanting:

To release all the flavours, it is recommended to decant the wine at least one hour before consumption. It is recommended to serve this wine at optimal temperature, i.e. 15 – 18 degrees Celsius. 

Maturation in Barrels: Aged in a climatized barrel room for 12 months in both French Oak and American Oak, making use of new fill to third fill barrels.

Alc. 14,68% vol. 

TA: 5.7g/l

 RS: 2,3g/l

pH: 3,55

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite

Producer: 

De Toren Private Cellar

Polkadraai Road

Stellenbosch

South Africa

14,40 €

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Aldinger Untertürkheimer Gips Spätburgunder / Pinot Noir 2018

Elegant but yet full bodied. The wine produces a dense aroma of berries, red blackberries as well as a slight vanilla tone in the nose.

A fine tannine structue and a smokey wood aroma gives this elegant Pinot Noir its finesse.

Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir / Spätburgunder

Tasting: Dry

Fermentation: coldmazeration with 20% whole grapes, 3 weeks mash fermentation.

Vinification: 100 % Barrique, 9 months

Serve temperature: 16-18°C

Alc.: 13% vol. 

Residual sugar: 1,0g/l

Acidity: 5,7g/l

Storage property: 6-8 years

Volume: 750ml

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite

Producer: 

Weingut Aldinger

Schmerstr. 25 / Ecke Lutherstr.

70734 Fellbach

14,95 €

20,50 € / L
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Saxenburg Chardonnay 2017

The aroma shows nice mineral flavours with good citrus, red apples and nutty tones prominent. Good body and length on the palate with lime and citrus flavours in abundance. Ending with a lingering aftertaste, with a fresh approach on the acidity.

Origin: Stellenbosch

Grape Viearities: 100% Chardonnay

Alc.: 13,5% vol. 

TA: 5,8g/l

Sugar: 3,9g/l

pH: 3,3

In the cellar: This Saxenburg Chardonnay PC was fermented and matured 100% in French oak, with selective toasting.

Aging potential: Up to 5 years

Allergy information: Contains Sulifte

Producer:

Saxenburg.co.za

15,90 €

21,27 € / L
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Chateau d`Esclans Whispering Angel 2019

Pale rosè color with a bright, hue. Fine nose, some flinty/stony notes fresh red current, herbal notes ripe citrus and aniseed.

Medium weight, young pure and crisp with good grip and fine extract elegant fruit and long persistency. 

As a negociant and vinificateur (winery), Caves d’esclans identifies vineyards, grapes and wines from château d’esclans as well as local growers to make what has reputedly become the world’s greatest rosé. As our objective is to obtain the best quality grapes and wines, we have created relationships with the local grape growers, committed beside Caves d’esclans, whose vineyards are treated with the same high standards of quality as are the vineyards of Château d’esclans.

Variety: Grenache | Vermentino | Cinsault | Syrah | Tibouren

Reviews:

“Always delicious” - James Suckling

“Great character” - Jonathan Ray (The Spectator UK)

“The Cool thing you have to drink» … also impressively good.”

Ray Isle (Food & Wine)

“Dense and rich with lovely texture”

Anthony Dias Blue (The Tasting Panel)

“Very clear and clean and will gain flavours during the year”

Steven Spurrier

“You could drink it from mid-day to midnight”

Matthew Jukes

“Loaded onto yachts on the Côte d’Azur and consumed in quantity by connoisseurs”

Serena Sutcliffe

“More palate grabbing by far from the Provencal Pink norm”

Jancis Robinson

Alc. 13,0 % vol.

Residual sugar: 0,53 g/l

total acidity: 5,64 g/l

Drinking temperature: 8,0 °C

Store till: 2020

Closing: natural cork

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite

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Meerlust Chardonnay 2018

Very bright, polished platinum with green, vivacious hue. Complex, appealing nose with pear, citrus and floral notes developing into lemon cream, oatmeal and marzipan richness. On the palate the wine is medium bodied and linear but retains generous focused citrus fruit flavours with sleek, balanced and crisp acidity. The wine remains vivacious and fresh on the finish with clean citrus fruit and stony minerality. The wine has a long, very pleasant lingering finish.

Grape Varieties: Chardonnay 

Food Pairing: Grilled fish, white and red meat.

Serving temperature: Ideally served at 12°-14°C.

Style: Dry

Region: Stellenbosch

Alc. 13% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 3,2g/l

Total Acidity: 6,4g/l

pH: 3,5

Vineyard:

Sourced from 3 vineyards on the Estate situated on well drained Oakleaf, Dundee and Swartland soil types which produces the rich textured mouth feel and minerality. The younger vineyards were planted in 2007 on Cartref soils giving a greater fruit expression. Crop thinning occurred at pruning and at veraison. Five separate picking stages at optimum ripeness.

Vinification: Hand picked.  Partial whole bunch pressing and static settling overnight.

Aging Potential: Up to six years, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions.

Awards:

2017 SAWi Awards - Grand Gold

5 Stars Platters Guide 2017

Decanter April 2017 - 90 points

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

Importer:

Schlumberger Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co KG

Buschstraße 20

53340 Meckenheim

19,49 €

26,65 € / L
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Buitenverwachting Christine 2013

This Bordeaux style blend consists of Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc, The wine offers rich red fruit characters reminiscent of ripe cherry and black currant with dark chocolate and tobacco undertones.

Vinification: 28 days skin contact, fermented with pure cultured yeasts.

Grape Variety: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon & 45% Cabernet Franc

Food pairing: Entrecote and Game, Game Fish

Awards: 4,5 Stars John Platter, Goldmedal S.A. National Wine Show Veritas (2011), 4,5 Stars John Platter (2010)

Alc. 14,83% vol. 

Res. sugar: 1,8 g/l

Total acidity: 5,5 g/l

Total SO2: 38 ppm

Allergy information: contains sulfite

Importer

Weinland Ariane Abayan GmbH

Erikastraße 67 

20251 Hamburg

19,80 €

27,20 € / L
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Ernie Els Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

The Cabernet Sauvignon is dazzling in the top 2015 vintage.

It is medium in body but full in character, charm and structure.

With air, notes of cassis, mint, baked plums and liquorice unfold on the nose, leading to a richly-fruited palate.

Hints of dried herbs and beef stock add complexity and lure to the finely textured, fruit-coated tannins.

The fresh acidity carries a long and lacy finish while the taught structure gives a platform for aging 2-5 years.

Grape Varities: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alc. 14,52% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 3,7g/l

Total Acidity: 6,2g/l

pH: 3,75

In the Vinyard:

The Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards grow on the warm north-facing slopes of the Helderberg region within the Stellenbosch appellation.

The Hutton Clovelly soils contain a high gravel content which offers rich middle palate weight giving this wine exceptional depth and fruit purity.

Five clones of Cabernet Sauvignon were utilized in the production of this wine with CS46C being our most abundant in clonal selection.

With an altitude of approximately 250 metres above sea level together with the cooling influence of the Atlantic Ocean just 15 kilometres away, this extends the ripening period by up to 3 weeks resulting in lovely phenolic ripeness.

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

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Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

The Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 has an intense, youthful purple colour with slight gradation at the rim. On the nose the wine shows intense cassis, mulberry, plum and classic cedar wood-cigar box notes with lifted dark fruit aromas. On the palate the wine is full bodied and impressively structured with rich blackcurrant and plum fruit bolstered by refined tannins and fresh natural acidity.

Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon

Food Pairing: Roast meat and game. Ideally served at 18ºC - 20ºC.

Serving temperature: Ideally served at 18°-20°C.

Style: Dry

Stellenbosch

Alc. 14% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 2,2g/l

Total Acidity: 5,9g/l

pH: 3,6

Vineyard

The Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 was vinified from selected fruit from low-yielding mature vineyards. The vines are densely planted on gravelly, low vigour Vilafontes and Dundee soil which has approximately 15 % clay to ensure water availability to the vines roots right through the growing season. The hand picked fruit was vinified in the traditional manner with partial un-inoculated fermentation and regular remontage. Only the free-run wine was used and aged for 21 months in tight grained French Nevers oak barrels. 50% of the barrels were brand new with 50 % second fill casks.

Vinification:

The hand picked fruit was vinified in the traditional manner with partial un-inoculated fermentation and regular remontage. Only the free-run wine was used and aged for 21 months in tight grained French Nevers oak barrels. 50% of the barrels were brand new with 50 % second fill casks.

Aging Potential:

Although approachable now the Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 will be best from 4 - 15 years from vintage.

Awards:

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2013 - Bronze

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

Importer:

Schlumberger Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co KG

Buschstraße 20

53340 Meckenheim

20,90 €

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Vergelegen Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2013

The wine is complex, showing blackcurrants, spice, ripe plums and attractive wood aromas and flavours. It is full and rich with prominent tannns that bodes well for future ageing. A total of 30 000 bottles were produced.  2013 is highly regarded and seen by many commentators as one of the finest vintages in the last 30 years.  Serve decanted with lamb cutlets, rack of lamb and the very best rib-eye steaks.  Released May 2017.

The grapes were selected from Vergelegen’s Rooiland, Vineyards. These vineyards are all north to northwest facing, with granite, Hutton and Clovelly soils. Vines were planted 4000 to the hectare.

Region: Stellenbosch

Grape Varieties: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 4% Merlot

Alc. 14,46% vol. 

Residual sugar: 2,7g/l

Total acidity: 5,6g/l

pH: 3,74

Vinification:

The Cabernet was fermented in open and closed tanks at high temperatures (28-32°C) and punched down every 6 hours to maximize colour and tannin extraction.  The wine spent 16 months in barrel; 50% new oak from coopers Taransaud & Darnajou.  Bottled on 20 October 2014.

Volume: 750ml

Allergy information: Contains sulfite

Importer:

Weinland Ariane Abayan GmbH

Erikastraße 67 

20251 Hamburg

22,49 €

29,99 € / L
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Meerlust Rubicon 2016

Tasted in early 2018, the Rubicon 2016 is showing all of the hallmarks of a great, classic vintage of Rubicon. Incredibly dense purple-ebony core with very slight gradation at the rim. The nose is brooding, dark bramble fruit, cassis, plum, incense and liquorice, it is still very tightly coiled, slowly offering cigar box, crushed stone and subtle oak spice. On the palate the wine is concentrated yet restrained with dark fruit flavours of pastille, mulberry and dark chocolate, all held in an intricate lattice of polished sleek grape tannin. Still very young yet approachable, this Rubicon promises a long future of maturation and enjoyment.

Grape Varieties: 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23 % Merlot, 12 % Cabernet Franc and 4 % Petit Verdot

Food Pairing: Grilled fish, white and red meat.

Serving temperature: Ideally served at 18°-20°C.

Style: Dry

Stellenbosch

Alc. 14% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 3,4g/l

Total Acidity: 5,6g/l

pH: 3,66

Vineyard

The Cabernet Sauvignon is grown on low yielding, predominantly biotite partially decomposed granite gravel topsoil rich in quartz and feldspar to a depth of approximately 600mm with a loamy clay subsoil. The Merlot vineyards are planted on more clay rich, yet well drained soils to ensure moisture retention and availability to the vines roots right through the summer. There are considerable deposits of iron-rich Laterite in the Merlot vineyards which accentuates the fruit definition and mineral profile of the wine.

The Cabernet Franc Vineyard is situated on very well drained, stony Vilafontes soil with approximately 20% clay which is ideal for this variety.The Petit Verdot is on Oakleaf 3 soils on a northerly aspect to ensure full phenolic ripeness

Vinification: Hand picked.  Partial whole bunch pressing and static settling overnight.

Aging Potential: 15 - 30 years, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions.

Awards:

2017 SAWi Awards - Platinum

Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 - Commended Medal

scored 92 by Neil Martin from The Wine Advocate (eRobertParker.com) December 2012

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

Schlumberger Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co KG

Buschstraße 20

53340 Meckenheim

23,80 €

33,06 € / L
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De Toren Z 2016

This soft, approachable ruby-hued beauty is a true testament to vines lovingly reared and winemaking raised to an art form. A Right Bank-style Bordeaux blend, De Toren Z comprises a symphonic blend of five Bordeaux varietals. You’ll find it tantalizingly soft on the tongue, with a hint of aniseed, liquorice, raspberry and cranberries lending a fresh acidity to its polished finish… plus, of course, all the finesse that makes Bordeaux-style wines so prized among the world’s most enthusiastic wine lovers. De Toren Z comprises a symphonic blend of five Bordeaux varietals.

This Right-Bank Bordeaux-style blend showcases aromas of red fruits, mulberries and blueberries. You’ll find it tantalizingly soft on the tongue. A pure and soft integration of oak, lends a creamy finish with a hint of aniseed on the nose. It follows through perfectly on the palate, revealing juicy-red fruit. The integrated, complex and finely knit tannins of this Merlot-dominant blend finish of velvety, yet the blend is vibrant and expressive.

The magnificent 2015 vintage of this blend, recently awarded a spectacular 94 & 93 Points, by Wine Enthusiast & Platter’s Wine Guide respectively, and is even more phenomenal, elegant and balanced than before. 

Grape Varieties: 53% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 13% Malbec, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Pertit Verdot

Food Pairing: This wine is a very versatile food pairing wine due to its great acidity and weight. It works exceptionally well with very fine spicy foods.

Its aromass of mulberries and blueberries perfectly complements rich fish, lamb, duck, beef and poultry. 

Decanting: To release all the flavours please decant at least one hour before consumption. It is recommended to serve this wine at optimal temperature (15-18 degrees Celsius). 

Alc. 14,5% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 2,4g/l

Total Acidity: 5,6g/l

pH: 3,61

Vinification:

Aged in a climatized barrel room (16 degrees Celsius at 80% humidity) for 12 months in 225L French and American Oak. The Malbec had the benefit of American Oak.. 

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

Producer:

De Toren Private Cellar

Polkadraai Road

Stellenbosch

South Africa

26,40 €

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Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - Available from 04.01.2021 - Preorder now!

Full bodied with a deep ruby red colour. Spicy mocha, chocolate and tea leaf flavours - classic in style with a long, though dry finish.

Varietals: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Food pairing: Red meat and cheese dishes

Alc. 14% vol.

Vinification: 5.5 days on skins in open fermenters @ 28°C, the cap was punched manually every 2 hours.

Oaking: 24 months in 225 litre French Nevers - 50% new, 50% second fill.

Allergy information: contains sulfite

Importer:

Weinland Ariane Abayan GmbH

Erikastraße 67

20251 Hamburg

33,80 €

38,00 € / L
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Kanonkop Pinotage 2018

A complex and fruity wine with red and black fruit flavours when young. After some bottle age this wine will start to show some farmyard, earthy and forest floor characteristics.

Varietals: 100% Pinotage

Food pairing: Red meat or spicy Asian style dishes when young Better with lamb or mutton when matured.

Alc. 14,5%

Vinification: Fermentation took place in open concrete fermenters at 28°C. The cap was punched manually every 2 hours and the juice was drawn off the skins after 4 days.

Maturation: Matured for 16 months in 75% new 225 litre French and 25% second fill.

Volume: 750ml

Allergy information: contains sulfite 

Weinland Ariane Abayan GmbH

Erikastraße 67

20251 Hamburg

33,75 €

39,99 € / L
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De Toren Fusion V 2017

De Toren Fusion V 2015 reveals a truly pure and complex flavour, with aromas of black cherry, cedar and dark berries. This left-bank Bordeaux styled blend is supported by subtle hints of fennel, blueberries and dark, bitter chocolate. An exquisitely stylish departure for sophisticated connoisseur tastes is offered with each luxurious sip. Soft as spun silk, with a lingering hint of sweet fruit on the back palate, this is a wine that will only improve with age. Hence, enjoyment of this vintage will be multiplied with a few years of ageing in your cellar.  The iconic Left Bank-based blend from De Toren, Fusion V is meticulously crafted from Bordeaux’s ‘Noble Five’ varietals and, with its complex flavours of liquorice, black cherry, cedar and dark berries, it offers a stylish departure for sophisticated oenophilic tastes.Soft as spun silk, with a lingering hint of sweet fruit on the back palate, this is a wine that will only improve with age.

Grape Varieties: 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Malbec, 19% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, 7% Pertit Verdot

Food Pairing: With nuanced and complexed flavours, our renowned De Toren Fusion V wine pairs exceptionally well with perfectly tender grilled or roast lamb, with garlic, rosemary, and a hint of honey lemon. 

Decanting: To release all the flavours please decant at least one hour before consumption. It is recommended to serve this wine at optimal temperature (15-18 degrees Celsius). 

Alc. 14,5% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 2,7g/l

Total Acidity: 5,7g/l

pH: 3,57

Vinification:

Aged in a climatized barrel room (16 degrees Celsius at 80% humidity) for 12 months in 50% new and 50% second fill, 225 Liter Oak barrels.

Ninety percent French Oak and Malbec had the benefit of American Oak. 

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

Producer:

De Toren Private Cellar

Polkadraai Road

Stellenbosch

South Africa

32,80 €

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Tokara Director`s Reserve Red 2016

The wine has stunning depth of colour. Displaying an intense garnet centre and a ruby rim.

The nose displays intense aromas of red and black fruits with hints of dried herbs, baking spice and graphite. The wine enters the palate with amazing clarity. The flavours are those of dark cherries, blackberries and ripe plum skin. There is a hint of spice on the mid-palate which leads to fine, firm tannins on the finish.

This wine drinks well now but will benefit from ageing until 2030.

Origin: This wine is a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc. The grapes originated from TOKARA’s premium vineyards on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain outside of Stellenbosch.

Food pairing: Grilled ribeye steak served with Béarnaise sauce, and potato Dauphinoise..

Alc. 14,5% vol.

Residual Sugar: 2,7g/l

Total Acidity: 5,8g/l

pH: 3,47

Blend: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc 

Winemaking:

The grapes were de-stemmed, before first passing across a mechanical sorting table and then a further hand sorting table before being crushed directly into tanks for fermentation using gravity feed and no pumps. There is a period of cold maceration for up to 5 days before the fermentation starts spontaneously (without the use of selected yeast strains). The grapes were fermented in stainless steel and wooden upright (foudre) fermenters. Pump-overs, délestage and punching down of the cap were implemented twice a day for extraction until fermentation was complete. The tanks were given maceration post fermentation if the quality and tannin profile of the wine warranted it. The wine was put to barrel for malolactic fermentation after which it was racked, sulphured and put back to barrel for further maturation. The wine spent a total of twenty-two months in 62% new French oak - the rest being older French oak barriques. During maturation the wines received four racking’s, all done barrel to barrel. The wine was bottled in January 2018 without fining or filtration. 15 400 bottles were produced. 

CROPPING AND HARVESTING

Only grapes from the best blocks and from the best parts of these blocks were used. The average yield is between 5 and 10 t/ha. The grapes were hand-picked at optimal ripeness between the 9th of March and the 11th of April. 

Awards: 

2016 Vintage New Release

Producer:

Tokara Wine Estate

Helshoogte Road

Stellenbosch

South Africa

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Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne

Striking a perfect balance between youthfulness and maturity, seduction and character, freshness and vinosity, Brut Premier is a champagne that is harmonious and structured, elegant and lively, with a unique exuberancy. Its structured texture, richness, and length are distinctly winey. It is a full, complex wine that is both rich and powerful, whilst remaining a great classic.

A blend of around 40% Pinot noir, 40% Chardonnay, and 20% Pinot Meunier, Brut Premier comprises wine matured in oak tuns produced from three Champagne grape varieties that originate from various crus selected by Louis Roederer. It is aged for 3 years in Louis Roederer’s cellars and left for a minimum of 6 months after dégorgement (disgorging).

After the upheavals of the early 1900s, particularly the First World War that destroyed more than half of the Louis Roederer estate, Léon Olry Roederer reconstructed the vineyards. He decided to buy grapes to ensure the continuity of the House during this difficult period and, at the same time, created a multi-vintage wine that would have a consistent flavour, whatever the harvest year. It is now called Brut Premier.

Alc. 12% vol. 

Contains: 750ml

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite

Producer: 

CHAMPAGNE LOUIS ROEDERER (CLR)

21, boulevard Lundy, CS 40014

51722 Reims Cedex France 

38,80 €

55,33 € / L
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Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2017

A complex perfume of plush black fruit, including cassis, black plum and sour cherries, complemented with layers of tobacco cedar wood and cigar box undertones. The full rich expression of the 2015 vintage, which is expressively fruit forward and opulent, will stand the test of time, and will be very rewarding to those, with some patience. 

Region: Stellenbosch

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon 74%, Cabernet Franc 17%, Merlot 9%

Vinification: 5 days on skins in open fermenters - @29°C cap punched manually every 2nd hour

Maturation: 24 months in new 225 lit French Nevers - medium toasted

Food suggestions: classic meet dishes

Age of vines: On average 27 years

Alc. 14,47% vol.

T/A: 6.3

R/S: 2.8

VA: 0.71

PH: 3.53

Awards: 

Tim Atkin (UK): 96 Pkt. (Jg. 16)

Tim Atkin (UK): 100 Points for 2015

Allergy information: Contains Sulfites

Producer: 

Kanonkop

Elsenburg 7607

South Africa

44,80 €

52,43 € / L
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Vergelegen Flagship Red G.V.B 2013

The 2013 is a beautiful and elegant wine with good concentration and lovely fruit.  The tannins are ripe and the wine has a long aftertaste.

Region: Stellenbosch

Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon  55%; Merlot 35%; Cabernet Franc 5%; Petit Verdot 5%

Alc. 14.52% vol. 

RS: 2.94 g/l

TA: 5.6g/l

pH: 3.61

Vinification:

Grapes were hand-picked and de-stemmed BUT not crushed. The de-stemmed grapes were cooled to 8°C and ‘cold soaked’ for 168 hours.  Fermentation took place at 25°C followed by a 35 day maceration on the skins.  After malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine went into 40% new French oak barrels for 17 months.

Maturation: Enjoy now or over the next 8 to 15 years.

Allergy information: Contains Sulfites

Importer: 

Weinland Ariane Abayan GmbH

Erikastraße 67 

20251 Hamburg

46,90 €

63,99 € / L
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Hartenberg "The Mackenzie" Bordeaux Blend 2015

The classic Bordeaux varietals combine in an elegant mixture of dark fruits and ripe cherries, with vanilla cigar box and chocolate aromas.  The palate starts with silky soft tannins, with hints of lead pencil and ends with a long finish.

Region: Stellenbosch

Grape Varieties: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon,13% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot

Food pairing: Rich meat dishes with a savoury jus, leg of lamb or sirloin on the bone with red wine jus.

Production: Limited to 14 barrels

Barrel Ageing: 18 months in 75% new French oak, 15% 2nd fill, 10% 3rd fill.

Maturation: 10 to 15 years from vintage

Alc. 14,42%

Residual Sugar: 2.8g/l

Total Acid: 5.9g/l

pH: 3.44

Awards: 

2014    4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide

2013    94 points Tim Atkin, 91 points Robert Parker, 4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide

2012   Silver Outstanding IWSC 2015, Gold Medal Decanter 2015, 92 points Riscura Red Hot Awards 2016, 94 points Tim Atkin, 4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide

2011   94 points Tim Atkin SA Wine Report (June 2015), 90+ points Robert Parker, 5 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide

2010   4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide

2009   4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide

Allergy Information: Contains Sulfite

Producer: 

Hartenberg Estate

Die Boord, 7613,

Stellenbosch, South Africa

59,50 €

79,53 € / L
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Ernie Els Signature 2014

The 2014 follows on nicely to the phenomenal 2013, both serious and towering Cabernet Sauvignon-lead Bordeaux blends.

Deeply textured, powerful tannins provide a towering structure to this majestic wine, loaded with cassis, smoked herbs, graphite and tobacco notes. Full bodied rich and superbly balanced, a crescendo of wet earth, rich fruit and dark chocolate makes for a classy finish. A backward wine that will blossom for over the next decade and likely further.

Grape Varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot

Alc. 14,75% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 3,2g/l

Total Acidity: 6,3g/l

pH: 3,78

In the Vinyard:

All fruit was sourced from the Ernie Els Wines property whose vineyards grow on the warm north-facing slopes of the Helderberg region within the Stellenbosch appellation.

The Hutton Clovelly soils contain a high gravel content which offers rich middle palate weight giving this wine exceptional depth and fruit purity.

Each variety is separately managed to create unique and varied flavour profiles for this classic, ‘Medoc-style’, Bordeaux blend. With an altitude of approximately 250 metres above sea level together with the cooling influence of the Atlantic Ocean just 15 kilometres away, this extends the ripening period by up to 3 weeks resulting in lovely phenolic ripeness.

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

59,90 €

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Louis Roederer Brut Rosè Vintage 2013 Champagne

The wine has fruity aromas of wild red berries, followed by floral notes, and the sugary and spicy fragrance of zest; and the aromas of dried fruit and cocoa result from the wine’s vinifying in oak tuns. Rich and full-bodied, the Rosé Vintage exalts the maturity of the fruit. A sparkling wine with an initial impression of freshness, it opens smoothly with almost exotic notes, combined with the pure minerality of the Chardonnay grapes.

A blend of around 65% Pinot noir and 35% Chardonnay, 20% of which is wine matured in oak tuns, the Rosé Vintage cuvée is generally matured on lees for 4 years and left for a minimum of 6 months after dégorgement (disgorging) to attain perfect maturity.

In order for grapes to be used in the creation of a great rosé champagne, they have to attain perfect maturity, which is sometimes difficult to achieve in the changeable Champagne climate. This is why Louis Roederer decided to invest in the vineyards at Cumières, where the shallow calcareous clay soil, which is on south-facing slopes bathed in the light reflected from the banks of the river Marne, enables the grapes to attain optimum phenolic maturity.

Alc. 12% vol. 

Contains: 750ml

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite

Producer: 

CHAMPAGNE LOUIS ROEDERER (CLR)

21, boulevard Lundy, CS 40014

51722 Reims Cedex France 

59,80 €

79,73 € / L
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Louis Roederer Brut Vintage 2012 Champagne

The palate is characteristic of Louis Roederer’s vintages: the attack is ample and dense; a rich and winey fullness is refined by the sweetness, acidity and tight blend of the Pinot noir grapes of Verzenay. The ensemble is perfectly integrated into a subtle texture. Tasting reveals sparkling suggestions of candied fruits, almond paste, toast, white chocolate, and caramel.

Composed of around 70% Pinot noir and 30% Chardonnay, 30% of which is wine matured in oak tuns, the Vintage cuvée is generally matured on lees for 4 years and left for a minimum of 6 months after dégorgement (disgorging) to attain perfect maturity.

Fascinated by the aromatic diversity of Pinot noir in Champagne, Louis Roederer uses the structure and power of the Pinot noir grapes from the Montagne de Reims to create its Cuvée Vintage. Exposed to the north-east, the grapes mature more slowly. The character of this great wine intensifies and becomes more refined through ageing in wood and time.

Serving temperature: 8°C

Alc. 12% vol. 

Contains: 750ml

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite

Producer: 

CHAMPAGNE LOUIS ROEDERER (CLR)

21, boulevard Lundy, CS 40014

51722 Reims Cedex France 

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Ernie Els Big Easy Sauvignon Blanc 2018

The concentrated and highly anticipated 2017 vintage has produced a rich and flavoursome Sauvignon Blanc.

Sourced from both Stellenbosch and Philadelphia, there is terrific balance of tropical fruit, cool climate elegance and a mineral structure.

Blasts of gooseberries, guava, passionfruit and lime coat your palate in a dance-off between freshness and power.

A dash of Semillon complements the palate further, offering a touch of spice and deep texture.

A hint of herbs on the finish add further complexity to a charming yet momentous Sauvignon Blanc.

Grape Varities: 96,6% Sauvignon Blanc, 3,4% Semillion

Alc. 13,91% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 2,7g/l

Total Acidity: 7,1g/l

pH: 3,3

In the Vinyard:

The Sauvignon Blanc grapes were harvested from individually selected, low yielding vines from two appellations namely Darling and Stellenbosch. Each viticultural area and terroir lends its own unique flavour profile to the final blend.

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

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Ribafreixo Gaudio Reserva 2015

The aromas of spices and black fruits in jam, with gently toasted flavours and hints of vanilla, are in perfect harmony with the palate, already well-defined with silky  and soft tannins. The result is a robust, striking and very gastronomic wine.

Classification: DOC Alentejo 

Grape Varieties: Alicante Bouschet (80%) and Touriga Nacional (20%)

Food pairing: This is an excellent wine for grilled red meats, as well as game or typical stew dishes.

Recommended serving temperature: 15-16°C

Alc. 14% vol.

Total Acidity: 6.3g/l

Total Sugars: 1.1g/l

pH: 3.52

Exclusively fermented in French oak vats. Aging for 13 months in new French oak barrels. 16 months of bottle staging. 

Awards:

Gold at the 2019 Portugal Wine Trophy

Silver Medal at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2019

Volume: 750ml

Allergy information: Contains sulfite

Ribafreixo Lda.

Adega Moinho Branco

7960-212 Vidigueira, Portugal

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Buitenverwachting Christine 2012

This Bordeaux style blend consists of Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc, The wine offers rich red fruit characters reminiscent of ripe cherry and black currant with dark chocolate and tobacco undertones.

Vinification: 28 days skin contact, fermented with pure cultured yeasts.

Grape Variety: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon & 45% Cabernet Franc

Food pairing: Entrecote and Game, Game Fish

Awards: 4,5 Stars John Platter, Goldmedal S.A. National Wine Show Veritas (2011), 4,5 Stars John Platter (2010)

Alc. 14,83% vol. 

Res. sugar: 1,8 g/l

Total acidity: 5,5 g/l

Total SO2: 38 ppm

Allergy information: contains sulfite

Importer

Weinland Ariane Abayan GmbH

Erikastraße 67 

20251 Hamburg

20,40 €

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Dautel Spätburgunder GG Schupen 2016 / Pinot Noir GG Schupen 2016

Smell of dark fruits and smoke; taste of dark berries and liquorice ; elegant finish with nice acidity and harmonious tannin

Grape Varities: Spätburgunder / Pinot Noir

Area: Würtemberg

Tasting: Dry

Food: Irish lamb, black salsify, wild garlic risotto

Drinking temperature: 16-18°C

Vinification:

gentle grape processing, selection of evey single berry, long mash fermentation in traditional wood chests, spontanious fermentation and

maturing in small oak barrels for 12 months, aging in a big barrel for another 10 months 

Viticulture:

wind protected southern vineyard; vines are a selection of different clones; sustainable viticulture, yield reduction by cutting the grapes and

green harvest, selective grape picking from only the mellowest grapes 

Alc.: 13,5% vol. 

Residual sugar: 1,1g/l

Acidity: 5,1g/l

Soil: gypsum soil

Allergy information: Contains Sulfites

Producer: 

Weingut Dautel

Lauerweg 55

D-74357 Bönnigheim

Germany

Fotos by "Andreas Durst"

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Kanonkop Pinotage 2016

A complex and fruity wine with red and black fruit flavours when young. After some bottle age this wine will start to show some farmyard, earthy and forest floor characteristics.

Varietals: 100% Pinotage

Food pairing: Red meat or spicy Asian style dishes when young Better with lamb or mutton when matured.

Alc. 14,5%

Vinification: Fermentation took place in open concrete fermenters at 28°C. The cap was punched manually every 2 hours and the juice was drawn off the skins after 4 days.

Maturation: Matured for 16 months in 75% new 225 litre French and 25% second fill.

Volume: 750ml

Allergy information: contains sulfite 

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Erikastraße 67

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De Toren Fusion V 2016

De Toren Fusion V 2015 reveals a truly pure and complex flavour, with aromas of black cherry, cedar and dark berries. This left-bank Bordeaux styled blend is supported by subtle hints of fennel, blueberries and dark, bitter chocolate. An exquisitely stylish departure for sophisticated connoisseur tastes is offered with each luxurious sip. Soft as spun silk, with a lingering hint of sweet fruit on the back palate, this is a wine that will only improve with age. Hence, enjoyment of this vintage will be multiplied with a few years of ageing in your cellar.  The iconic Left Bank-based blend from De Toren, Fusion V is meticulously crafted from Bordeaux’s ‘Noble Five’ varietals and, with its complex flavours of liquorice, black cherry, cedar and dark berries, it offers a stylish departure for sophisticated oenophilic tastes.Soft as spun silk, with a lingering hint of sweet fruit on the back palate, this is a wine that will only improve with age.

Grape Varieties: 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Malbec, 19% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, 7% Pertit Verdot

Food Pairing: With nuanced and complexed flavours, our renowned De Toren Fusion V wine pairs exceptionally well with perfectly tender grilled or roast lamb, with garlic, rosemary, and a hint of honey lemon. 

Decanting: To release all the flavours please decant at least one hour before consumption. It is recommended to serve this wine at optimal temperature (15-18 degrees Celsius). 

Alc. 14,5% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 2,7g/l

Total Acidity: 5,7g/l

pH: 3,57

Vinification:

Aged in a climatized barrel room (16 degrees Celsius at 80% humidity) for 12 months in 50% new and 50% second fill, 225 Liter Oak barrels.

Ninety percent French Oak and Malbec had the benefit of American Oak. 

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

Producer:

De Toren Private Cellar

Polkadraai Road

Stellenbosch

South Africa

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Aldinger Fellbacher Lämmler Spätburgunder / Pinot Noir GG 2017

An intense pinot noir smells like black currant and juniper berry.

The wine has spicy notes and a perfect acid and wood fusion.

Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir / Spätburgunder

Tasting: Dry

Fermentation: 

Premazeration with 70 % whole grapes. Fermentation with the natural yeast in french wooden fermenters.

18 month vilification in Barrels.

Vinification: 100 % Barrique, 16 month

Serve temperature: 16-18°C

Alc.: 12,5% vol. 

Residual sugar: 1,6g/l

Acidity: 5,9g/l

Storage property: 10-15 years

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite

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Lämmler Spätburgunder / Pinot Noir 2016 GG

In the glass with a ruby-red core and cherry-red rim.

Fresh autumn leaves, mint, violets, bourbon vanilla, porcini mushrooms, roasted hazel nuts and undergrowth. Delicate fruit notes of red and black forest berries and sour cherry.

Initially powerful and concentrated on the palate, then picked up elegantly and animating by juicy acidity, which leads through the silky, dense-meshed tannins with a great length. A long-distance runner! 

Grape Varieties: Spätburgunder / Pinot Noir

Area: Würtemberg

Certification: Organic wine

Tasting: Dry

Food pairing: Fits to expressive and complex dishes with game, wildfowl, roasts, rabbit, mushrooms, earthy, roasted fish dishes

Drinking temperature: At 16-18°C in a big Burgundy wine glass

Vinification: Traditional maceration on the mash with whole bunches and berries, spontaneous fermentation,

aged in 50 % new and 50 % old 300-ltr-oak barrels

Alc.: 13% vol. 

Residual sugar: 1,7g/l

Acidity: 5,1g/l

Drinking window: 2019-2030

Soil: Coloured marl, pebble sandstone 

Yield: 25l/ar

Story:

VDP.GOSSE LAGE® distinguishes German vineyards with the highest quality.

There are maturing the best wines with expres- sive character of terroir and maturing potential.

The dry wine from a vineyard classified as VDP.GROSSE LAGE®, is called VDP.GROSSES GEWÄCHS®.

This wine comes from our oldest vineyard, which is called "Brenner" in our family, at 360m above sea level. 

Allergy information: Contains Sulfites

Producer: 

Weingut Schnaitmann

Untertürkheimer Straße 4

70734 Fellbach

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Hartenberg "The Stork" Shiraz 2015

Voluptuous aromas of ripe dark and red fruit combine with spicy notes on the bouquet. The palate shows an abundance of berry flavours, smooth, silky tannins and a bold finish.

Region: Stellenbosch

Grape Variety: Shiraz

Food pairing: Dijon & herb-crusted rack of Lamb served with a simple jus

Barrel Ageing  18 months in 90% new French oak barrels, 10% 2nd fill

Alc. 14,29%

Residual Sugar: 2.6g/l

Total Acid: 5.9g/l

pH: 3.46

Awards: 

2015 vintage Gold medal Sommelier Wine Awards 2019 

2015 vintage Wine Merchant Magazine Top 100 

2015 vintage Gold medal 2019 Syrah Du Monde (placed in the top 4)

2015 vintage 4 ½ stars (94 points) Platter’s SA Wine Guide

2014 vintage  96 pts Tim Atkin SA Wine Report

2014 vintage   4 ½ stars Platter’s SA Wine Guide

2013   94 points Tim Atkin, 93 points Robert Parker, 4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide

2012   93 points Tim Atkin, 4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide

2011   93 points Tim Atkin SA Wine Report (June 2015), 92 points Robert Parker, 4½ stars 

Allergy Information: Contains Sulfite

Producer: 

Hartenberg Estate

Die Boord, 7613,

Stellenbosch, South Africa

49,90 €

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Hartenberg "The Mackenzie" Bordeaux Blend 2015

The classic Bordeaux varietals combine in an elegant mixture of dark fruits and ripe cherries, with vanilla cigar box and chocolate aromas.  The palate starts with silky soft tannins, with hints of lead pencil and ends with a long finish.

Region: Stellenbosch

Grape Varieties: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon,13% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot

Food pairing: Rich meat dishes with a savoury jus, leg of lamb or sirloin on the bone with red wine jus.

Production: Limited to 14 barrels

Barrel Ageing: 18 months in 75% new French oak, 15% 2nd fill, 10% 3rd fill.

Maturation: 10 to 15 years from vintage

Alc. 14,42%

Residual Sugar: 2.8g/l

Total Acid: 5.9g/l

pH: 3.44

Awards: 

2014    4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide

2013    94 points Tim Atkin, 91 points Robert Parker, 4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide

2012   Silver Outstanding IWSC 2015, Gold Medal Decanter 2015, 92 points Riscura Red Hot Awards 2016, 94 points Tim Atkin, 4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide

2011   94 points Tim Atkin SA Wine Report (June 2015), 90+ points Robert Parker, 5 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide

2010   4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide

2009   4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide

Allergy Information: Contains Sulfite

Producer: 

Hartenberg Estate

Die Boord, 7613,

Stellenbosch, South Africa

59,50 €

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La Motte Hanelli R 2012

The combination of a good vintage and 40 months of wood maturation has produced a wine with exceptional depth, complexity and personality. The intensely distinctive nose shows rose petal perfume with black berry and mulberry fruit, as well as cinnamon and black pepper spice. An elegant wine with a lively presence and lingering after-taste.

Origin: The wine is a blend of Syrah (60%), Grenache (30%) and Petit Syrah (10%). 50% of the Syrah originates from Elim and 50% from Franschhoek, the Grenache is from Walker Bay and the Petit Syrah from Franschhoek.

Grape Varieties: Syrah (60%), Grenache (30%), Petit Syrah (10%)

Alc. 13,77% vol.

Residual sugar: 2,8g/l

Total acidity: 6,2g/l

pH: 3,42

Vintage:

A number of factors resulted in a lower than average yield in most of the areas from which the grapes originate. Although it was reasonably cool during the growing season, some areas experienced drought conditions. Areas that did not have irrigation water available during the late season experienced further losses later. The season will be remembered especially because of the heat waves in late January – during three consecutive days the temperature rose above 40 degrees Celsius in the Boland, followed, a few days later, by two more days of above 40 degrees.

Viticulture:

The Shiraz vineyards of Elim are trellised and grow in shale with a layer of “koffieklip” (coffee stone). This, combined with the cool climate, produces wines with intense perfume avours and a minerally palate. The Franschhoek vineyards grow in deep, sandy soil of weathered granite and sandstone and produce elegant wines with a creamy texture. Bot River’s Grenache vineyards grow in more shallow, denser shale and produce wines with a high tannin content and a dark colour. Because the grapes originate from diverse terroirs, the wines have depth and complexity.

Viniculture:

The grape varieties in the blend were harvested and sorted separately and the wines were fermented separately and matured in 300-litre oak barrels. After 40 months’ maturation the wines were blended and then bottled during October 2016. Only 3 300 bottles were produced.

Volume: 750ml

Allergy information: Contains Sulfite 

Importer: 

Weinland Ariane Abayan GmbH

20251 Hamburg

Deutschland

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Continuum 2015 by Tim Mondavi

The dark, rich core of the 2015 Continuum has aromas of cacao, black currant, cardamom and savory wild herb.

On the palate it is layered and supple, revealing black cherry and roast espresso notes intertwined with mountain minerals and a hint of tangy orange spice. The wine is lush with ripe chocolaty tannins that lead to a long, expressive finish.

2015, though small in volume, is a mighty vintage for Continuum; one to savor today or age and appreciate for decades to come.

Varietals:  46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Cabernet Franc, 17% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot

Decanting: 

For the fullest sensory experience we encourage decanting Continuum, to allow the wine to breathe before serving.

Decanting awakens the wine’s more purely fragrant expression and enhances the suppleness of the palate.

Vintage Notes:

The 2015 season was the fourth year in a drought cycle with unseasonably warm weather and drier than normal soils.

The vines responded by breaking dormancy mid-February resulting in an early bud break.

An untimely cold snap led to a drawn out pollinization period significantly hindering fruit set, especially in the Cabernet Sauvignon blocks.

This resulted in dramatically lower yields, reducing our estate production by half the normal harvest. Yet the 2015 is actually a blessing in disguise. Looser clusters allowed greater light and airflow which, along with above average seasonal temperatures, led to consistent ripening and steady evolution of phenolics. A particularly vinous and tactile vintage, it is rich and succulent, revealing great depth of character reflective of this unique site and season. 

Production:

Continuum is 100% estate grown, produced and bottled.

All fruit was selectively hand-harvested into small lug-boxes, sorted before and after de-stemming, then gravity fed into French oak tanks or concrete tanks for fermentation. After fermentation, all lots were drained, with pomace pressed separately, to 68% new small French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and aging. The wine was clarified slowly and naturally through the use of traditional settling and racking techniques and bottled without fining or filtration. Each vineyard lot was tasted and carefully considered when assembling the 2015 blend. The 2015 spent a total of 22 months in barrel.

Wine Growing:

100% of the 2015 Continuum was grown on our Sage Mountain Vineyard on Pritchard Hill in the eastern hills above Oakville.

Our 38 acres of mature estate vineyard, with vineyards planted in 1991 and 1996, has a variety of western and south facing aspects with plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Merlot. In addition, new plantings were added in 2010. 

Alc. 16% vol.

Awards & Ratings: 

Antonio Galloni: 98+/100, James Suckling: 100/100

Inhalt 750ml

Allergy information: Contains Sulfites

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Opus One 2014 by Robert Mondavi & Phillipe Baron de Rothschild

The 2014 Opus One exudes subtle aromas of fragrant florals, fresh garden herbs and forest floor that give way to a concentrated blend of red cherry, blackberry and black currant.

Fine-grained tannins offer a velvety texture and complex structure that builds to a long, vibrantly fresh finish with a touch of mocha.  Enjoyable now, the wine will delight for years to come. 

Vintage: 

The 2014 vintage was precocious – marked by the earliest bud break in our history.

Timely rainfall and a continuation of mild and dry conditions throughout the year allowed the grapevines to support the slightly higher-than-expected yields. Following a near-perfect growing season, harvest commenced on September 5th just as the grapes reflected an ideal balance between freshness and concentration. After an early rainstorm, there was a brief pause; but the succinct harvest was completed on October 7th.

Region: Napa Valley

Varietals:

Cabernet Sauvignon 80%, Petit Verdot 7%, Cabernet Franc 6%, Merlot 5% and Malbec 2%

Alc.: 14,5% vol.

Ratings & Awards:

 

Skin Contact: 20 days 

Barrel  Aging: 

18 months in new French oak

Allergy information: contains sulfite 

349,90 €

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Opus One 2015 by Robert Mondavi & Phillipe Baron de Rothschild

Initial dark fruit, spice and baking aromas in the 2015 Opus One are interwoven with seductive notes of violet, black tea, and sage.

The entry is vibrant with ripe dark fruit flavors of plum, blackberry and blueberry followed by hints of vanilla and cocoa.

Silky, fine-grained tannins provide structure and a creamy texture.

The wine finishes with fresh acidity and a rich, lingering finish that promises longevity in the cellar. 

Vintage: 

Marking the warmest year since 2008, the 2015 growing season set are cord for early bloom.

Drought conditions persisted, and rainfall was erratic, with most of the much-needed rain falling at the end of the previous year and supplemented by only a single storm in February, which was enough water to sustain the vines.

Cooler conditions during flowering ultimately lead to a smaller number of berries on each cluster and lower than average yields.

Warm summer months led to advanced veraison, which was followed by perfect ripening conditions.

Harvest began on September 1 with short pauses; heat spells and continued warmth allowed for the berries to be steadily picked at their ideal maturity. The harvest was completed on October 8. 

Region: Napa Valley

Varietals:

Cabernet Sauvignon 81%, Cabernet Franc 7%, Merlot 6%, Petit Verdot 4%, Malbec 2% 

Alc.: 14,5% vol.

Awards & Ratings: James Suckling 98/100

Skin Contact: 21 days 

Barrel  Aging: 

18 months in new French oak

Allergy information: contains sulfite 

359,90 €

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Opus One 2010 by Robert Mondavi & Phillipe Baron de Rothschild

The 2010 vintage will be long remembered as a uniquely demanding year.

Mother Nature was capricious and challenging in presenting us with tremendous variability –

unseasonably cold days, untimely rain fall, and surprisingly sunny and hot days.

While colder than normal, the leaves were able to produce the needed sugar, while the grape berries developed lovely and complex flavor and

aroma components. Bud break and flowering were eight days later than the 5-year average. Unexpectedly high temperatures in late August and September allowed the vines to finish the growing season very well. Having left the sufficient number of leaves on the vines so as to have a full canopy, our grapes avoided possible sunburn from this late season heat. The success of the 2010 harvest was assured when we correctly assessed the early maturity of the grapes and had the confidence to pick at the first sight of ripeness. Harvest began on September 23 and succinctly concluded thirty-one days later on October 23. Aromas of fresh blackberry, rose petals, chocolate and espresso accentuate a profound tapestry of fruity and earthy nuances. Round velvety tannins enrobe a silky texture with a slight touch of minerality. The flavors of dark fruit are enhanced by the well integrated acidity. The acidity and tannin structure promise a very long life ahead for this wine.

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon 84%, Merlot 5.5%, Cabernet Franc 5.5%, Petit Verdot 4% and Malbec 1%

Skin contact: 19 days

Barrel Aging: 18 months in new French oak

Alc. 14% vol. 

Awards: 

Galloni 97

James Suckling 96

Storage: up to 2030

Allergy information: contains sulfite

Producer: 

Opus One vinery 

1144 Oakville Cross Road

Oakville, CA 94562 USA

449,90 €

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Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2016

A complex perfume of plush black fruit, including cassis, black plum and sour cherries, complemented with layers of tobacco cedar wood and cigar box undertones. The full rich expression of the 2015 vintage, which is expressively fruit forward and opulent, will stand the test of time, and will be very rewarding to those, with some patience. 

Region: Stellenbosch

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon 74%, Cabernet Franc 17%, Merlot 9%

Vinification: 5 days on skins in open fermenters - @29°C cap punched manually every 2nd hour

Maturation: 24 months in new 225 lit French Nevers - medium toasted

Food suggestions: classic meet dishes

Age of vines: On average 27 years

Alc. 14,47% vol.

T/A: 6.3

R/S: 2.8

VA: 0.71

PH: 3.53

Awards: 

Tim Atkin: 96 Pkt. (Jg. 16)

Allergy information: Contains Sulfites

Producer: 

Kanonkop

Elsenburg 7607

South Africa

42,90 €

57,20 € / L
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