Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes

 

Tasting:
This beautiful Sauternes offers intense aromatics packed with overripe pineapple drenched in honey, roasted nuts, apricots, nectarines, white peach, flowers, orange rind and honey in the complex perfume. Thick, rich and intense, with the viscosity of motor oil, along with tropical fruit dripping with honey and the perfect amount acidity to give this elixir life, 2011 Chateau d’Yquem is majestic.

Presentation:
Bottle - 375 ml

Soleil Gascon
  Characteristics
Gros Manseng and Colombard grapes. Late harvest – mid October.

The words of the oenologist
This is an elegant wine thanks to distinctive grape varietals from Gascony such as Gros Manseng and Colombard. It features a perfect balance between freshness and sweetness. The mouth is round and lightly acidulous, structured on white fruit mingled with hints of citrus and exotic fruit and with a smooth and crisp finish.

Tasting
This wine is a true delicacy, perfect as an aperitif, during an after-work party, with friends or at the end of a meal with a dessert.
Entrees: salad with warm goat cheese and honey, Gascony salad with “foie gras”, Roquefort cheese puff.
Desserts: brioche, custard, apple “croustade”, pineapple crumble, chocolate soufflé. Drink in its youth and serve chilled (between 8 to 10°C).

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the bottle (0.75l)

Pacherenc du Vic Bilh – Saint Albert
Characteristics
50% Petit Manseng, 30 % Gros Manseng, 10% Petit Courbu, 10% Arrufiac grapes

Late harvest – November 15 (Saint Albert's day). This tradition comes from common sense as the winegrowers realised in 17th century the magnificent potential of the local grapes that benefit from sunny autumn days, concentrating the sugar level and cool nights preserving high levels of acidity and intense aromas.

The words of the oenologist
Bright, straw colour with slight green tints. The nose is characteristic of over-riped grapes with flavours of vanilla and hints of cocoa bland in well with fruity notes (citrus and quince). This wine can seduce any wine drinker as they have no cloying effect on you. After the complex over-riped fruit, the fresh lemony acidity comes over to clean up your palate and makes you wish for another glass.

Tasting
Serve chilled between 10-12°C. This wine can be served as an aperitif, but the ideal dish to fully appreciate it is the traditional Gascony meal “foie gras”, with apples or grapes and it is perfect with sheep milk cheese (from the Pyrenees of course). It is also wonderful with every dessert based on cream or fruit.

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the bottle (0.75l)

Pacherenc du Vic Bilh – Saint Sylvestre
Characteristics
Petit Manseng, Petit Courbu and Arrufiac grapes

Late harvest – December 31 (Saint Sylvestre's day).

Very limited yield (25 – 30hl).

The words of the oenologist
Colour: intense golden yellow.
Nose: complex and aromatic; a subtle blend of honey, spices, citrus and exotic fruit with hints of vanilla, toasted wood and over-ripe fruit.
Palate: unctuous, full and vibrant; powerful wine, rich and generous.

Tasting
Serve chilled between 10-12°C.
This wine can be served as an aperitif, ideal with the traditional Gascony meal “foie gras” and perfect with Pyrenees cheese.

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the bottle (0.50l)

Pacherenc du Vic Bilh – Saint Albert
Barrique D'Or 
Characteristics
50% Petit Manseng, 30 % Gros Manseng, 10% Petit Courbu, 10% Arrufiac grapes

Late harvest – November 15 (Saint Albert's day). This tradition comes from common sense as the winegrowers realised in 17th century the magnificent potential of the local grapes that benefit from sunny autumn days, concentrating the sugar level and cool nights preserving high levels of acidity and intense aromas.

The words of the oenologist
Bright, straw colour with slight green tints. The nose is characteristic of over-riped grapes with flavours of vanilla and hints of cocoa bland in well with fruity notes (citrus and quince). This wine can seduce any wine drinker as they have no cloying effect on you. After the complex over-riped fruit, the fresh lemony acidity comes over to clean up your palate and makes you wish for another glass.

Tasting
Serve chilled between 10-12°C. This wine can be served as an aperitif, but the ideal dish to fully appreciate it is the traditional Gascony meal “foie gras”, with apples or grapes and it is perfect with sheep milk cheese (from the Pyrenees of course). It is also wonderful with every dessert based on cream or fruit.

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the bottle (0.75l)

Chateau Rieussec ler Sauternes, France

Characteristics
Grapes: Sémillon 90 - 95%, Muscadelle and Sauvignon 5-10%.
For several generations, Château Rieussec has been a leading name in Sauternes wines. As early as 1868, Charles Cocks remarked that “Beyond any of the others, Rieussec produces wines that are very similar to Yquem wines”.

Length of ageing in oak barrels: 18 to 26 months depending on the year, including 55% in new barrels.

Tasting notes
Strong colour. Very floral, vivid nose, light, well-integrated woodiness. The palate is fresh, elegant and complex with a lively, slightly spicy finish, and some notes of exotic fruit. Excellent length.
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the bottle (0.75l)

Vendanges Tardives Riesling Kronenbourg AB

Characteristics
This Riesling is from the Kronenbourg vineyards which are next to the Schoenenbourg Grand  Cru vineyards and have premier cru potential. The grapes are picked late once they have been affected by noble rot, which produce rich aromatic wines with great concentration.

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the bottle (0.5l)

Grand Cru Froehn Vendanges Tardives Pinot Gris AB

Characteristics
Froehn Grand Cru wines are noted for their fruitiness and full  flavour giving them excellent ageing potential. This example is suitably rich with sweetness balanced by a bitter edge and good acidity.

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the bottle (0.5l)

Prestons The Kiwi (fruit wine)

 

Characteristics:
This medium wine is made from sun ripened New Zealand Kiwifruit. Prestons Medium Kiwifruit Wine is delightfully fruity and ideal as a luncheon wine or served as an aperitif. Consistently judged New Zealand’s best fruit wine – eight time Gold Medal winner! Prestons Kiwifruit Winery is a privately owned family company that was established in 1981. Prestons Kiwifruit Winery produces various styles of Fruit Wines.
Prestons Kiwifruit Winery is New Zealand’s largest producer and exporter of naturally fermented Fruit Wines. Annual production is currently 20,000 cases of 12 x 750ml. Production methods are modern, using stainless steel tanks and refrigeration, all fruit wines are export certificated.

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the bottle (0.75l)

Lutz 2013 AOC Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh

 

Characteristics
Petit Manseng, Gros Manseng

Vinification
De­stemming ­ crushing – skin contact without air to extract the fullness, aromas, and aroma precursors present in the skin – gentle pneumatic pressing – cold settling. 30% in oak barrels 70% in thermo­regulated stainless steel tanks set at 17/18°C to extract the maximum varietal aromas of this grape variety. Elevage: 70% on fine lees in tank / 30% unfiltered for six months.

The words of the oenologist
A bright, luminous colour. This raisined wine has a superb nose of crystallised citrus fruits and spicy notes. Far from showing the heaviness of many sweet wines, it is fresh on the palate and displays great liveliness, making it well­balanced and easy to drink. Crisp and quaffable in the mouth with a good, firm finish.

Tasting
Smoked salmon, pan­fried foie gras, blue cheese

Presentation
bottle (0.75L)

Mas de Bazán Derradeira Vendima

Characteristics
Mas de Bazan several years experimenting with winemaking looking for a semi-sweet wine. "2007 was perfect and unique," says Jesus Alvarez, technical director of Agro de Bazan SA From Vintage, the technical team closely followed the evolution of the plant, and once the fall started, falling leaves, golden clusters began to shine. "It was a treat to harvest without leaves," says Jesus Alvarez, technical director of Agro de Bazan SA This wine is a "table wine" as the regulatory board Rías Baixas can not describe this wine as Rías Baixas not be stipulated in regulation thereof. After a controlled fermentation and aging in bottle for several months, the wine was presented at several points in Spain and abroad. Public reaction was successful.

Tasting notes
Golden yellow color, with good tear and bright color. Aromas of ripe fruit, honey and orange peel. In the background aromas of lemon and green apple. Step by oily, bitter and sweet at once boja. Refreshing flavored aftertaste of candied fruit acids.

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bottle 0.5L

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