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The 40th Anniversary Cuvee celebrates the first commercial release of the Juvé Family private cava, “Reserva de la Família” into the market. In 1977 guests at family functions encouraged Mr Juvé to launch this Brut Nature cava to the market, and now it is the most iconic cava of its kind. Today it is the flagship wine of the estate and it expresses the family’s philosophy of extended aging on the lees and high quality, hand-harvested and hand-riddled cava.
Chateau Kefraya Les Coteaux 2012 has a slight hint of oak, fruit and freshness to be appreciated fully after a few years of aging. Born from a unique blend of Syrah, Marselan, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo, Les Coteaux reveals an intense nose of roasted coffee and vanilla. The wine is rich and smooth on the palate, with harmonious spicy notes of black cherry and spices.
Andrew Rich’s Prelude is an elegant and complex Pinot Noir with a long finish that becomes a multi-dimensional experience of flavours. Black raspberry, cherry, peppery spices and a suggestion of liquorice on the nose. Silky, broad and open-knit; hints of candied flowers and cola complement plush dark berry and mocha flavours. Brilliant ruby-red. Finishes supple, with a hint of tangy berry skin, leaving notes of allspice and bitter chocolate behind.
The Cristom Pinot Noir Mt. Jefferson Willimette Valley 2015 is interestingly placed just 43 miles from the pacific ocean, in the 45th parallel and planted in a diverse range of volcanic soils, “Mt Jeff” has vibrant red cherry and blackberry notes with spices.
This fascinating and structured wine is named after Monte Rosa, the second highest peak in the Alps. It has many of the characteristics of the Nebbiolo grape (85%) with a delicate aroma and also gives the brick orange tinge. Vespolina (15%) offers floral and spicy notes with light and lively taste.
The wine comes from the purest grapes (over 100 crus) and it alone allows Laurent-Perrier to craft ‘La Cuvée’, a champagne of great finesse and a beautiful freshness obtained after a long aging process.
Laurent-Perrier’s style and personality are defined by its very high proportion of Chardonnay. Purity, freshness and elegance – essential characteristics, expressed in this champagne – are a good introduction to the spirit of the House.
This estate-grown Malbec marks a moment in time in the evolution of Luján de Cuyo, a historic winemaking region undergoing modern transformation. It recently won 94 points and a Double Gold medal at the prestigious 2017 SF International Wine Competition and it is well deserved as this inexpensive young Malbec is a great value that we recommend to you.
Chateau Saint-Didier de Parnac Mission de Picpus Cahors Malbec 2016: Imagine a very famous french wine Merchant in Bordeux discovering great Malbecs in Mendoza Argentina, that inspired him and his partner to dedicate a whole vineyard to grow a fabulous wine in the limestone terroir of the slopes of Saint Didier Parnac with a gradient as an impressive 20 to 30%, in Cahors, the original home of Malbecs.
Descendientes de J. Palacios Petalos 2016 is sourced from biodynamically farmed 60-year-old hillside and hilltop vines and is vinified in a fresh, modern style. This medium-bodied wine comes from the Mencia grape, the undervalued hidden jewel of Spanish wines!
Álvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat 2015: It is an honor to present this Alvaro Palacios entry level D.O. Priorat red wine. Being this an extremely very low yield wineyard, it is recognized as one of the most famed Carignan Grenache blend producers. Normally Priorat wines are very expensive, try this entry level and have the best of Catalonia wines!
Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG 2013: This exceptional red wine derives its name from the Renaissance town of Montepulciano, located in the province of Siena. The term “Nobile” seems to originate from the fact that in the past its production was reserved exclusively for aristocratic and noble families of the area. Wine Spectator #11 of 2018 Top 100
Domaine Lafage Cotes Catalanes Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes 2015 is a masterpiece. This irresistible Syrah-Grenache blend won 94 points from Robert Parker!
Avancia Cuvee de O Mencia 2015: Coming from Galician soil known for its gold mines in Roman times to slate mining today, you can expect a wine that is very much a representative of the Mencia grape with vegetal characters, berry nuances and stony minerality. If you love Pinot Noir and other aromatic reds, then Mencía is something worth trying!
Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Les Baronnes Blanc 2017 is a wine of exotic fruit and citrus aromas; subtle yet powerful. Delicate nose with aromas of fruits and citrus, this Sancerre is highlighted by its typicality. This wine is among the Wine Spectator Top 100 wines 2018: #46
Becker Estate Pinot Noir 2013 is a remarkable crisp and elegant light bodied Pinot Noir, very popular in the USA. These german wines have the highest quality and are grown on the steep banks along the rivers in this region of Pfalz in West Germany neighboring Luxembourg. Small vineyards continue to be cared for and picked by hand, due to the difficult nature of mechanization on these hillsides.Limestone soils are perfect to reach the best of mineralities in a remarkable full of depth and elegance, light bodied Pinot Noir. This lovely German high quality wine has a perfect combination of fruit and minerality, grown on the steep banks along the rivers in the of region Pfalz in West Germany, neighboring Luxembourg.
Quinta Do Crasto Douro Red Reserva Old Vines 2015 from Douro D.O.C comes from select old vines of the well regarded Quinta do Crasto. What makes it exceptional was the unique vintage of 2015 that was dry but well-balanced and saved by the right amount of rainfall at exactly the right moment. It show excellent aromatic distinctiveness and compact structures made up of high quality, rounded tannins. This wine stands out for a generous fruit, natural freshness and extraordinary elegance.
The 2014 Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir from Andrew Rich begins with inviting aromas of red and dark fruits with earthy undertones. On the palate this is medium bodied with a core of red fruits. It displays an elegant side with a lovely sense of place. Eola Amity Hills Pinot shows the best of both worlds in that it has the spiced red fruit of volcanic soils, and the prized structure from marine sedimentary sites.
Cantina del Taburno Fidelis Aglianico del Taburno 2015: Red colour with ruby reflections. Intense aroma with red fruit, tobacco and black pepper notes. Supple in the mouth with well blended tannins and a persistent finish with spicy notes.
Aglianico is one of the oldest, ancient wine grapes that we know of. It was brought over to the Campania region of Italy from Turkey by the Phocaeans 2,500 years ago, and there in Campania it made its permanent home.
Aglianico del Sannio (also called Aglianico di Torrecuso) is the main grape varietal of Taburno and it is considered indigenous because of the presence of vines that are more than a century old and of its wide distribution in the area. Other autochthonous red berry varietals, such as Piedirosso and Sciascinoso are present. Falanghina, instead, is the main white berry varietal. During the last twenty years, work at Cantina del Taburno has been focused on the quality improvement of wine made from this grape. At present the grapes grown by 300 associates (owners or managers of vineyards located in the Taburno DOC) are vinified at the winery and great efforts are made to achieve the best conditions for the highest quality expression of these historical varietals.
Cantina del Taburno, is located at the base of Mount Taburno, an inactive volcano, in the small town of Foglianise, in the province of Benevento. Mount Taburno is part of “La dormiente del Sannio” (the sleeping woman of the Sannio) so called as its profile resembles a sleeping woman. The Cantina was established in 1972 as a cooperative with 15-20 associates. In the early 1980’s it was acquired by the Agricultural Consortium of Benevento (established in 1901) and the cellar was enlarged with funds of the European Community.
Vouni Panayia Alina Xynisteri Dry White 2018: Clear, straw yellow colour with green reflections. The nose is clean and intense with aromas of citrus, melon, mango and white flowers like jasmine and is fresh and soft in expression with predominating taste of tropical fruits with a clean fruity finish.
From the best terroir of Cypres comes this easy to drink fresh white wine made with the indigenous grape Xynisteri.
Vouni Panayia winery was established in 1987 by Andreas Kyriakides. Now next generation is also in motion with Andreas’ sons, Yiannis, Petros and Pavlos. The family run winery produces wines from indigenous grape varieties, highlighting the exceptional character of the area’s unique terroir. Vouni Panayia wines blend tradition with innovation and experience with knowledge, showcasing select indigenous grape varieties that carry all the distinct characteristics of the region.
Domaine Glinavos Ioannina Paleokerisio 2015 is innovative and at the same time a traditional wine with a characteristic orange colour.
A unique in its kind orange, semi-sparkling and semi-dry wine, which impresses with its distinctive and totally traditional vinification. It is produced from the indigenous white wine grape variety Debina with the addition of a small percentage of the red variety Vlahiko. It is a special type of wine, which revives the well-known traditional semi-sparkling wine of Ioannina, produced in the past by the locals. The little natural carbonate reveals the richness of flavours and aromas with a sweetness that blends in with all the other elements.
Domaine Glinavos Ioannina Paleokerisio has a characteristic orange colour which resembles that of honey, tea or a cognac colour. It is rich, refreshing and well – balanced with main aromas of apple, butter flavour with a mild oxidation, as well as aromas of cinnamon and a hint of vanilla. Aftertaste reminiscent of sweet cherry and refreshing bubbles that highlight the complexity of aromas in every sip.
This aromatic Barbera from La Morra offers scents of black cherries, cinnamon, and wet herbs. It is a bright and clean wine, with a fresh acidity reminiscent of ripe raspberries and mandarins. The brief passage in oak creates a slightly softened and balanced texture.
Ktima Tselepos Driopi Classic Agiorgitiko Nemea 2016:
Agiorgitiko – An exquisite grape variety prevailing in Nemea vineyards
The viticultural zone of Nemea, one of the largest winemaking regions in Greece, is surrounded by mountain ranges ending in hills and gentle verdant slopes covered in vineyards, where agiorgitiko is the prevailing grape variety. Named after Agios Georgios (St. George), which was the previous name of the region, agiorgitiko is considered to be one of the exquisite indigenous varieties of Greece. Since 1971 with an area covering 2.000 hectares, it has comprised the prominent red zone of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) of the Peloponnesian vineyard. The agiorgitiko variety is referred to as “Hercules’ blood” due to deep ruby red colour of its grapes.
In 2003 wine producer Giannis Tselepos pursuing his dream to expand his wine making activity decides to purchase a vineyard covering an area of 8.5 hectares after a long search throughout the Peloponnesian growth. This 50 year-old vineyard is located at Koutsi, Nemea at an altitude of 380 metres. Nemea is well-known among both wine producers and wine lovers as the perfect location to produce wines of the highest standards with great ageing potential from agiorgitiko grapes. Agiorgitiko produces quality wines with intense colour, rich in polyphenols and with high levels of tannins.
With the establishment of a brand-new, bioclimatic winery within the premises of the Estate, located at the subzone of Koutsi, Nemea; with exceptional Agiorgitiko vineyards (PDO Nemea) stretching over 10 hectares; with the valuable experience and know-how acquired over our long-course in the art of winemaking, creating the multi-awarded wines of Tselepos and Driopi Estate; with knowledge, passion and dreams for even more exquisite wines.
Markus Altenburger Blaufränkisch Vom Kalk 2015 this Austrian wine offers a fresh red currant and black cherry with an attractive floral character of rose, violet, and lavender.
Markus Altenburger is stoking a building fascination with Leithaberg wines. His vineyards perch at Austria’s far eastern edge, where vast, shallow Lake Neusiedl and the low Leitha mountain range wrangle for influence. His wines express the distinctive climate, limestone and slate soils, and the handful of native and traditional Austrian varieties he has chosen to work with.
In the few years since Markus took over his family’s estate, he’s moved from what he calls “well-behaved wines” to wines that are much closer to nature and bear a far more personal stamp. Working from 30 small plots (all now in the third year of organic conversion) scattered around the historic wine village of Jois, he is focused on blaufränkisch and a narrow range of now-rare native white varieties and old-vine chardonnay.
In addition, he and his wife Bernadette makes a few styles of distinctly Austrian rosé. He thrives on tapping into what he calls “the yin and the yang of Jois” — 800 years of winegrowing counterposed with thoughtful, innovative winemaking.
Confidences de Prieure Lichine Margaux 2014: This jewel from France’s well known vineyard Château Prieuré-Lichine, regarded as one of Margaux’s most consistent producers is known for its elegance and suppleness, derived in part from the relatively high proportion of Merlot in the blend.
Bright floral and spice notes perk up the red stone fruit nicely in this sensual, silky Margaux.
Estate Notes: “In 1972, the pope of wine, Alexis Lichine, first made the estate’s second wine under its original label of Chateau de Clairefont, or as it is also called now, Confidences de Prieure-Lichine. This Margaux benefits from the same methods of harvesting, vinification, and follow-up as the Classified Growth. It is made with the grapes of younger vines and is aged in second and third-fill barrels for 14 months.” Winemaker: Etienne Charrier.
Vouni Panayia Maratheftiko Plakota 2018: Crimson red and intriguingly aromatic with and intense nose of black fruit: cherry, raspberry and blackberry with some earthy notes. Juicy and round palate, leading to a persistent and refreshing finish.
Maratheftiko is hard to find and rediscovered ancient grape from Cyprus. It does not have hermaphrodite flowers like most cultivated grape varieties and requires co-planting with other varieties in order to achieve fertilisation and fruit development.
The Château Cap de Faugères was created in 1823 in the pretty village of Sainte-Colombe, earning it the appellation Castillon- Cotes de Bordeaux. The vineyard has a fine terroir of limestone and clay slopes, a continuation of that of Saint-Emilion.
Sustainable methods of natural viticulture are used to cultivate the vines. (ISO 14001 environmental certification awarded in 2009). the varieties used are 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
The vinification is made by vatting by gravity flow, cold prefermentary maceration, 30 temperature-controlled stainless-steel conical vats and 6 wooden vats, slow vatting over a period of 30 days
Robert Parker, the wine critic and Bordeaux expert has called this wine “One of my favorite Cotes de Castillons” For this vintage James Suckling gave it 93 points and said: “Refined and very pretty with blue fruit and dried berry. Full and tight. Cool fruit.”
Ktima Biblia Chora Areti White 2017 is produced from the Assyrtiko varietal cultivated on the Biblia Chora estate, near Ambelia, where the soil is limestone and clay.
On the nose-bright citrus notes (lemon/lime) with touch of white flowers and saline quality. On the palate-high tone acidity, evident stony minerality with concentrated citrus and red orchard fruit, a dry, crisp wine that shows depth and a long complex finish. Potential for ageing is 10 years.
When it was formed, D.O. Priorat ignored twelve villages that belonged to the historic Priorat region and Cataluña. These twelve towns now form D.O. Montsant, a region tied to Cataluña’s culture and history. All of the vineyards are controlled completely distinctly and individually, in order to take advantage of the characteristics that the different terrains contribute to the Garnacha and other grapes. Similarly, the wine is vinified in separate, distinct lots separated by the zones that the grapes are sourced from. This extracts the different qualities of each soil – the fruit forward nature of the fruit sourced from the sandy soils, the complexity and concentration of licorella, and the structure of the limestone soils. The best lots of each vinification are blended after in order to obtain this unique wine, which demonstrates the range of qualities of the terroir of Montsant.
“Bright and youthfully energetic on the palate, offering intense raspberry preserve, floral pastille and spicecake flavors that show seamless texture and a hint of smoky minerality. An impressively long, focused finish features rounded tannins.”Josh Raynolds, Vinous – 91 points
Teso La Monja Romanico 2016: Tinta de Toro is a Spanish grape variety grown in the region of Toro. Its origins date back to Romans times around 2nd century B.C.
After the plague of phylloxera in the 19th century Tinta de Toro managed to survive this disease and many vines in the region are old vines over 200 years old.
As a curiosity, the wine made of Tinta de Toro was the drink chosen for Christopher Columbus’ trip to America. Fray Diego de Deza, original from Toro and private confessor of Elizabeth the Queen (Isabel la Catolica), knew about the properties of this wine (strong alcoholic content and a great capacity for lasting) and chose it for the trip of Columbus to the “Indies”.
In fact, due to the great amount of red wine, one of the ships was named“La Pinta”, because the cellars of the ship were full of this red wine.
Romanico by Teso La Monja is expressive, direct, and accessible, while still representing the varietal character of Tinta de Toro and the unique terroir of D.O. Toro. Well received by wine critics with 93 points by James Suckling as well as 90 points by Jeff Dunnuck and Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
Cottanera Etna Barbazzale Rosso 2016: “Our wines are the offspring of a mountain and wild environment and inherit their explosive minerality from the volcano. Working in the vineyard and in the cellar makes them refined and elegant, of great balance.”
Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2015: If you want fruit-forward, ripe, red wine for a good price, look no further than Puglia. This original 100% Negroamaro will be a sure pleaser whenever you are looking for a full bodied red! Pure flavor from Puglia, widely recognized as a classic.
Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosato 2018 is a very interesting Rose from a volcanic terroir in the island of Sicily, Italy. Grown from organic grapes Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio varietals, this is a great fresh wine for the summertime but also a serous pairing for a large variety of delicious seafood, fishes and many other entrees.Goes especially well with eggplant and meatballs.
Brick House Gamay Noir Willamette Valley has found many friends since first released in 1995. Bright, floral and often laced with hind of anise or licorice, try this great french grape variety grown in Oregon, grown in a very similar terroir as the original Beaujolais Region.
Mastroberardino Lacrimarosa 2018: The name Lacrimarosa (translated pink tear) comes from the method of gently pressing the grapes in order to give the wine a slight pink color and a beautiful range of aromas and flavors. Made from 100% Aglianico grapes, this wine is vinified and then aged in stainless steel tanks. On the palate it is smooth, round, juicy and fruity. This is a complex wine that matches wonderfully with antipasti, risotto, pasta dishes with grilled vegetables.
Domaine Paul Blanck Riesling Furstentum Grand Cru Alsace 2015: The Paul Blanck estate traces its history in Alsace back to the 17th Century, where they produce a stunning and diverse lineup of wines from enviable parcels in the Haut-Rhin district of Alsace. Located in the village of Kientzheim, Domaine Paul Blanck produces wines that are balanced, terroir-expressive, and versatile. Owners Frédéric and Philippe Blanck farm their vines without the use of chemicals, seeking to gain the clearest possible expression of vineyard character.
Alois Lageder Conus Lagrein Riserva 2014 is a typical Lagrein red wine with most of the good qualities of this varietal grape grown in the most interesting terroir at the south of the Tirol. A 100% Alto Adige Reserve from an excellent year 2014.