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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.
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.
Domaine Lafage Cotes Catalanes Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes 2015 is a masterpiece. This irresistible Syrah-Grenache blend won 94 points from Robert Parker!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.”
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.
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.
Maison Joseph Drouhin Brouilly Domaine des Hospices de Belleville 2015 displays a deep red purple robe, a fleshy body with supple, caressing tannins, perfectly balanced, fruitiness is present with a delicately peppery note to finish. It is a great vintage. The colors are very pretty, often very intense. The bouquet is also intense with notes of ripe red fruits. Overall the wines show a nice tannic structure.
Alphonse Mellot La Moussiere Sancerre Blanc 2017 comes from Mellot’s home Domaine of La Moussière. It is young and intense, with a mix of spice, concentrated citrus and crisp acidity. The depth of flavor in this wine is extraordinary and merits aging.
Ovum Elkton Big Salt 2018 Sustainable and organic vineyards throughout Oregon are the building blocks for Big Salt. Big Salt is a bright, fresh, dry with sea breeze scent, spices and stone fruits. Made with no additives except low quantities of SO2, crossflow filtered and bottled after 6 months on lees.
Tami Nero d’Avola 2017: Farmed organically, fermented naturally, macerated for one week and aged six months in stainless steel. In the 1980s, a new generation of wine producers sought to prove that Sicily could make great dry wines. As happened elsewhere in Italy, they first focused on international varieties like cabernet sauvignon, merlot and chardonnay. As those wines drew attention, they then looked to Sicily’s myriad indigenous grapes. 100% Nero d’Avola.
Domaine de Pallus Messanges Rose Chinon 2017 Rose wine from the Loire Valley region is a representative of the great experience in the creation of bio-dynamic wines that has been experimentally achieved by the famous enologist Bertrand Scourdais. Enjoy the freshness. Pallus made only in exceptional years and in tiny quantities, aims to test the upper limits of what Chinon can be.
Adelsheim Caitlin’s Reserve Chardonnay 2015: This vibrant, skillfully balanced Chardonnay shows aromas of star fruit on the nose, followed by hints of lemon curd and green fig on the palate. It would pair wonderfully with rich seafood and pasta dishes.
Muga Rosado Rioja 2017: #93 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 of 2018. When Bodegas Muga was founded in 1932, it was actually called Claretes Muga, or “Rosés Muga,” due to the company’s specialty of high quality traditional claretes from Rioja. A clarete is a rosé that is produced from cofermenting red and white grapes. This was particularly common when the highest proportion of red varietals in Rioja was dominated by Garnacha. Today, Muga continues this tradition with Muga Rosé, which is Spain’s most respected and demanded rosé.
Farmed completely sustainable and organically, but uncertified.
Juve Y Camps Gran Reserva La Familia Brut 2014 Cava endowed with a bright and attractive pale golden color. Its tiny and abundant bubbles rise up forming numerous rosaries and a stable crown. High quality Cava from the hearth of D.O. Cava in Western Catalunya, Spain.
Ovum Wines Base Line Riesling 2017: This Oregon Riesling is of the kind of white wines that are honest reflections of time and place. Native ferments, no subtractions or additions, except for SO2 – extended lees contact 8-9 months, for textural complexity. All of this is done in neutral barrels of acacia and oak, as well as cement egg and Austrian cask. A rare but impressive wine to enjoy paired with Pork, Shellfish, Spicy food or Poultry.
Tami Frappato Terre Siciliane 2017 : 100% Frappato. From organically farmed, hand-harvested vines on a flat, sandy site in the DOC of Vittoria, Italy. The grapes are destemmed and fermented with indigenous yeasts in large concrete and steel tanks. Another masterpiece of Arianna Occhipinti.
Ovum Wines Off the Grid Riesling 2017: This exquisite Riesling was entirely fermented with native yeast in both concrete egg and neutral wood. Given extended lees contact, it’s textural and loaded with dry extract. Flavors highlight citrus rind, grapefruit and wet stone through the long and satisfying finish.
Arianna Occhipinti SP68 Bianco 2017 is a white wine capable of expressing the richness and personality of Sicily. It is made from indigenous grapes macerated on the skins and expresses aromas of fruit, citrus, aromatic and balsamic herbs and an expressive, traditional and direct taste.
An exciting Kosher, Organic, Natural, Sustainable Shiraz made from Hand harvested grapes… bingo! It is made by Richard Harkham who named this wine after his grandmother. Her family moved to Israel from Iraq in the 1920s and she started making natural wines in Israel. Richard continues, now in Australia, the family tradition creating this wine that has been bottled without the use of preservatives or fining agents to convey the full flavors of the Hunter Valley and may show signs of natural sediment. The wine was produced without any sulphite additions yet its is made very much in the classic style of French Syrah wines from the Rhone valley.
Leclerc Briant Réserve Brut Champagne: Brut Réserve delivers the depth and fruitiness expected of a Champagne made from black grapes with the underlying flavors of brioche and almond from nearly three years aging on its lees. Chardonnay brings an underpinning of lemony acidity giving an impression of lightness and freshness. The finish is firmly dry with lingering notes of chervil and coriander.
Domaine de la Charbonnière Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016: Vintage year 2016 is among the Best Vintages of Chateauneuf-du-Pape! This Domaine de la Charbonniere Chateauneuf-du-Pape wine is a dry, rich and intense red produced by Michel Maret, who produces a number of different cuvees all from low yields and all bottled without filtration. Michel produces wonderfully well balanced wines that combine intensity and depth of fruit with finesse and elegance.
Elena Walch Müller Thurgau Vigneti delle Dolomiti 2017: The Müller Thurgau is persuasive with light straw yellow colour, pleasant aromas, discreet aromas of herbs, some nutmeg as well as slight notes of apricot. Enjoyable freshness, youthful acidity and delicate structure characterize the palate. A very drinkable aperitif wine and an uncomplicated companion for light dishes.
Maison Joseph Drouhin Macon Villages 2016 is an organic wine produced with bio-dynamic practices. We have a 4th generation of the Drouhin family producing amazing wines like this fresh, bright and limpid wine with a perfect aftertaste, proper of limestone soils; enjoy a very personalized production of wines in one of the most well known areas of France, in the south of Burgundy, just a few miles next to Pouilly-Fuissé
Domaine Tselepos Classic Mantinia Moschofilero 2016: A pleasantly aromatic dry white wine from the mountainous region of Mantinia in southern Greece. Elegant and youthful, with fruity aromas and flavors, this a wine made entirely from the indigenous grape variety Moschofilero, cultivated in the area for over 3,000 years.
Cremisan Dabouki White 2016: Try this white wine from an ancient, over 2,000 years grape, made in a Christian Monastery just outside Jerusalem! All Cremisan wines are organically produced, with vines being tended without the use of pesticides and chemicals. Vines are pruned, sorted and picked by hand.
Jean-Maurice Raffault Chinon Blanc 2017: This rare wine, made from Chenin Blanc grapes, represents only 2% of the total Chinon production. It is a white wine of true finesse, at once rich and very fresh with notes of citrus, honey and white fruits. The absence of oak makes it especially refreshing.