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Chateau La Pointe Pomerol...
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Chateau La Pointe Pomerol...

Château LA POINTE 2012<br />General Information<br />Château La Pointe<br />Vintage: 2012<br />Production: 66 000 bottles<br />Merlot 85% - Cabernet Franc 15%<br />Alcohol content: 13.5°<br />Appellation: Pomerol. Area: Right Bank. Region: Bordeaux.<br />Vineyard and soil type: 23 hectares on small gravel and pebblesoils of the Isle's river terraces, clayey-gravel and sandy soilsover clay or gravel sub-soils.<br />Vinification and ageing: traditional Bordeaux methods.<br />Distribution: through the wine merchants of the Place deBordeaux.<br />Owner: SCE Château La Pointe.<br />General Manager: Eric Monneret. Vine and Wine Consultant: Hubert de Boüard de Laforest.<br />Member of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux.<br />Weather conditions: a great year for Merlot, a great year for Pomerol.<br />This vintage was characterised by a cool and humid spring andearly summer followed by a warm, dry and very sunny secondhalf of the summer with significantly low rainfall<br />(120 mm belowthe thirty year average). This sequence of events was ideal forthe vine's development. As in 2010, flowering took place relatively early (late May). Colour<br />change occurred in early August and got off to a slowstart although the considerable difference between day andnight temperatures ensured good concentration<br />andpreservation of the aromas in the grape skins. The grapes ripened in good conditions, in particular the Merlots, ofremarkably high quality in 2012.<br />The harvests began in early October and took place in greatconditions as we picked slowly and serenely in the brightsunshine, finishing on the 14th October. Botrytis did<br />not affect the vines and we were able to pick each plot at its optimumripeness. The concentration in anthocyanins was outstanding,the grapes displayed complex and<br />intense fruity aromas (a littlemore than in 2011) with soft tannins and crunchy pips.<br />Tasting commentDeep, opaque and intense colour. The first visual impression ofthe wine is very dense overall.The palate reveals a smooth, velvety texture with<br />remarkablepersistence, a taut structure and good freshness on the finish.The oak is extremely well integrated and harmonious, evolvingtowards notes of black fruits and<br />violet.This vintage is characterised by its round, unctuous mid-palateand, on the finish, by those indulgent aromatic fruity notes ofthe style favoured at La Pointe. This well-<br />balanced vintage isalmost ready to be enjoyed although it can also be left to evolvein the cellar for another 15 years.<br /><br />(March 2013, Primeurs tasting comments by Hubert de Boüardde Laforest)<br />When to taste ?<br />To drink or to keep? The 2012 vintage offers exceptional ageing potential.To be enjoyed from 4 to 15 years old and upwards. The aromatic freshness, balance and<br />smoothness of this Merlot-dominant Pomerol will suit lovers of young wines. In its earlyyears it offers floral notes, a tasty, juicy touch of red and blackberries and slightly<br />spicy, toasty notes.The ageing potential of this vintage will also suit connoisseurswho have the patience to wait for the Grands Crus de Bordeauxto develop more evolved<br />aromas of truffle, undergrowth, game, Russian leather and light tobacco.<br />To air, decant or just enjoy?<br />Airing: when the vintage is young (under 10 years old) it isrecommended to decant one hour before serving to ensure goodcontact with air. This oxygenation allows the wine<br />to 'open up',freeing the aromas and softening the tannins. Decanting: when the vintage is old (over 10 years) a naturaldeposit may form in the bottom of the bottle. The wine<br />loveroften asks for the wine to be poured delicately into the decanterso as to leave the deposit in the bottle. Decanting a very oldwine (over 20 years) can, however, be a<br />mistake as suddencontact with air may deteriorate a wine that has become fragilewith age.Just enjoying: another approach is to avoid the ritualizationaround tasting. You<br />simply choose a vintage, open the bottle,pour delicately and take your time in enjoying it, therebyallowing the wine to tell you its own story as it evolves in theglass over the<br />course of the evening.<br />
Price €80.00
Pinot Noir Cloudy Bay 2017...
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Pinot Noir Cloudy Bay 2017...

<br />The elegant Marlborough red<br /><br />A balanced and lively expression of Pinot Noir from the Marlborough region.<br /><br />The 2017 growing season began with ideal spring conditions; warm temperatures and few frost events encouraged good canopy growth. Settled weather over flowering led to<br />high potential crops, fruit thinning was widely employed to reduce yield and achieve optimum vine balance. Fastidious canopy management throughout the mild and sunny<br />growing season ensured fruit developed, then ripened, at an ideal rate. The excellent weather during the ripening season was interrupted by rain events during the harvest.<br />The single-minded quality focus of the viticulture and winemaking teams, with hour by hour assessment, led to optimum picking decisions. Our low-yielding, early-ripening<br />vineyards with their open canopies, stood us in good stead in what was a tricky vintage across Marlborough and New Zealand.<br /><br />Nose: Appealingly aromatic, the 2017 Pinot Noir reveals notes of Morello cherry and bramble.<br />Palate: Fine, silky tannins and juicy acidity provide an elegant structure, with complexity coming from gentle toast and.<br /><br />Harvest:<br />We hand-picked the Pinot Noir from March 24th until April 11th, at a point of excellent flavour concentration and acid balance.<br />Vinification: The Pinot Noir fruit was all de-stemmed before being gravity fed into the open topped fermentation vessels. The grape skins were gently plunged with an average<br />of 18 days skin contact. After fermentation the wines were matured in French oak for 11 months, of which 35% was new. Final analysis of our 2017 Pinot Noir shows a pH of<br />3.57, TA of 5.74 g/L and an alcohol of 13.4%.<br />Alcohol 13.4 %;<br />Vintage 2017;<br />pH 3.57;<br />Varietal Pinot Noir;<br />Harvest Friday, March 24, 2017 to Tuesday, April 11, 2017;<br />Residual sugar 2.0 g/L;<br />Acid 5.7 g/L;<br />Closure Screwcap.<br />
Price €45.50
Pipa XVII vino liquoroso...
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Pipa XVII vino liquoroso...

PIPA<br />PIPA is the exotic wine in our range. PIPA is a fortified wine - vino liquoroso, inspired by port wine. This first South Tyrolean 'port' is vinified from Lagrein grapes and is a<br />long-lasting and complex dessert wine produced along the lines of a vintage Ruby. The name 'PIPA' comes from the typical oak barrels in which the port wine is stored in<br />Portugal. 'After a trip to the Douro Valley in Portugal, I wanted to try my hand at making a port wine myself: I wanted to capture and preserve the typical cherry notes of the<br />Lagrein during fermentation. After several experiments, I was able to refine and perfect the process.' FranzGojer<br /><br />Site: Auer: Stony alluvial soil of the Etsch river. The warm porphyry is ideal for the grape variety. Guyot cultivation with 5,000 vines per hectare.<br /><br />Vinification: Hand harvest and gentle processing. Cold maceration and fermentation in open oak vats with light toasting. Intensive extraction by continuous immersion of the<br />marc cap in the must. Addition of brandy to the fermenting must to kill the yeasts and stop fermentation. Ageing in PIPA oak barrels for 6 months. Bottling and ageing in<br />bottle.<br /><br />Sensory characteristics: Intense garnet red with violet nuances. Smells wonderfully and intensely of fully ripe cherries and wild berries, Full-bodied and fine in the mouth. The<br />strong tannin and the juicy acidity act as an ideal counterpart to the sweetness and thus form a complex taste picture. The long, fruity finish flatters the palate. Suitable for<br />chocolate desserts of all kinds, the more intense and noble the chocolate, the better the combination.<br />
Price €36.20
Rossignol Volnay clos des...

Rossignol Volnay clos des...

Volnay Premier Cru Clos des Angles<br />100% Pinot Noir<br />Vintage: 2016<br /><br />Production Area: located in the heart of Volnay, adjacent to the Clos de la Barre and Clos des Ducs<br />Soil: the soil is a mix of brown-grey clay and chalk with small white stones<br />Harvest: by hand<br />Vinification: using up to 50% whole bunches, fermentation with indigenous yeasts, minimal punching down<br />Ageing: aged for 18 months in barrels (20% new oak). Use of sulphites only before bottling<br />Colour: ruby red<br />Bouquet: spicy notes<br />Taste: silky on the palate, with a taut finish<br />Format: 0.75 l bottle<br />Alcoholic Grade: 13% vol<br />
Price €143.20
Gran Malbec Flechas Andes...

Gran Malbec Flechas Andes...

<br /><br />TYPOLOGY Long-life red wine<br /><br />PRODUCTION AREA Mendoza<br /><br />VINE 100% Malbec<br /><br />SOIL TYPE Rocky soil, rich in granite, sand and gravel.<br /><br />VINEYARD AGE 16 years<br /><br />COLOUR Deep ruby red<br /><br />PERFUME Composed of a superb bouquet of blackcurrants and black figs and its pleasantness is enhanced by notes of liquorice and grilled bread<br /><br />PAIRINGS Ideal with grilled meats and cheeses<br /><br />TASTE A perfect combination of power and elegance<br /><br />ALCOHOL: 15° Vol.<br />
Price €30.80
Cabernet/Sauvignon 2017 LOS...

Cabernet/Sauvignon 2017 LOS...

<br /><br />TYPOLOGY Red wine<br /><br />PRODUCTION AREA Colchagua Valley (Chile)<br /><br />VINEYARD 100% Cabernet Sauvignon<br /><br />COLOURIntense ruby red<br /><br />PERFUME 'In addition to the typical and varietal herbaceous notes, which are also fine and elegant, the nose has hints of plums, cherries and small red fruits, followed by<br />vanilla nuances'.<br /><br />FOOD PAIRINGS 'It goes well with meat-based dishes. Excellent with roast guinea fowl'.<br /><br />TASTE 'It is elegant even on the palate, clean, balanced and persistent'.<br /><br />ALCOHOL: 14° Vol.<br />
Price €14.80
Clos Milan 2007 Domain...

Clos Milan 2007 Domain...

Domaine Milan's Clos Milan is a generous and energetic red wine. Voluminous, structured, concentrated and characterised by a good dose of velvety tannins, it reveals itself<br />in a long and satisfying finish. Talk about a great drink!<br /><br />When you get your hands on a bottle of Clos Milan, let your instincts guide you. Pick up the phone and call that friend you haven't seen for years and with whom you had a<br />wonderful experience. With a glass of this red wine in your hand, it will be like not having seen each other for a few days.<br /><br />Vintage: 2007<br />Format: 75 cl<br />Country: France<br />Region: Provence<br />Grape varieties: Syrah, Grenache Noir<br />Soil: Calcareous clay<br />Vineyard size: 1 ha<br />Plantation type: Double Guyot<br />Density of vines per ha 4.000<br />Average age of vineyard: 42 years<br />Average production per ha 35 hl<br />Vinification and ageing: Destalking, maceration on the skins for 6 days, spontaneous fermentation in cement vats and ageing in used oak barriques for 2 years and in<br />cement vats for a further 8 years.<br />Total sulphur dioxide: 32 mg/l<br />
Price €46.10
Fonseca Guimaraens BIN 27...

Fonseca Guimaraens BIN 27...

Bin 27 shares the heritage and style of the great Fonseca Vintage Ports, as well as much of their depth and character.<br /><br />Full Bodied &amp; Fruity<br /><br />Tasting note<br />Bin 27 shares the heritage and style of the great Fonseca Vintage Ports, as well as much of their depth and character.<br />However it is bottled when ready to drink and can be served by the glass directly from the bottle. Blended for consistency of character and quintessentially Fonseca in<br />style, this reserve blend provides reliable and affordable value.<br />Deep youthful ruby colour. Intense rich fruity nose crammed with pure blackberry, cassis, cherry and plum aromas interwoven with notes of spice.<br />The palate full bodied and round, with a smooth velvety texture balanced by firm mouth filling tannins. The juicy black fruit flavours linger into the rich luscious finish.<br />Pairing suggestions<br />The rich black fruit flavours of Bin 27 are a perfect match for chocolate and berry fruit dishes. A chocolate fondant with strawberries makes a deliciously hedonistic<br />combination with Bin 27, the rich creamy chocolate and luscious ripe strawberries blending seductively with the blackcurrant and cherry fruitiness of the wine. Bin 27 is also<br />excellent served after a meal with bitter chocolate with a high cocoa content or a plate of chocolate brownies or truffles. Like all youthful red Ports, Bin 27 is an excellent<br />match for soft ripe cheeses and can be served on its own at the end of the meal or any other relaxed occasion in a generously proportioned wine glass.<br />Description<br />Although for connoisseurs and collectors Fonseca is synonymous with Vintage Port, to thousands of wine drinkers and Port lovers, the wine that springs to mind is Bin 27.<br />This rich and fruity reserve blend is sold all over the world and has a particularly loyal following in North America.<br />Fonseca Bin 27 was launched in Britain nearly 50 years ago, in 1972. At the time the market for Port was undergoing a profound change. Consumers were becoming more<br />knowledgeable and demanding in their choice of wine. No longer content with the simple young Ports that until then had accounted for much of consumption, they sought<br />more sophisticated and distinctive wines both to enjoy at home and when dining out.<br />
Price €31.00
Bin 128 Coonawarre Shiraz...

Bin 128 Coonawarre Shiraz...

<br />TYPOLOGY Red wine<br /><br />PRODUCTION AREA Coonawarra<br /><br />VINE 100% Shiraz<br /><br />COLOUR Brilliant plum red<br /><br />BOUQUET An assortment of gamey aromas: cured venison, the sweet scent of bresaola and Finocchiona... not forgetting Australian meats such as kangaroo ham.<br />Redcurrant, raspberry, cherry and dried herb crust.<br /><br />TASTE Medium-bodied, well balanced. Appetizing, juicy ... notes of ground black pepper, red spices (Hungarian paprika) and cumin. Traces of oak (cherry) and dusty<br />tannins tending to chalky. Fruits evident, but the savoury attracts more attention (glazed meats, green olives, capers). Yet another manifestation of the aromas and structure<br />of Shiraz obtained from a cooler climate and aging in French oak...all under Penfolds' supervision.<br /><br />TASTING NOTES Ideal if consumed between 2021 and 2035.<br />
Price €62.50
Pinot Noir 2018 Bourgogne...

Pinot Noir 2018 Bourgogne...

<br /><br />TYPOLOGY Red wine<br /><br />PRODUCTION AREA Côte de Nuits vineyards<br /><br />VINEYARD 100% Pinot Noir<br /><br />SOIL TYPE Soil: clayey and calcareous.<br /><br />COLOUR Brilliant red<br /><br />AROMA The nose reveals aromas of ripe berries, liquorice and spices<br /><br />PAIRINGS This is an everyday wine. Ideal with braised and roasted meats, as well as pasta with meat sauce<br /><br />TASTE Complex and well-integrated tannins. Long and refreshing aftertaste<br />
Price €25.10
Pinot Noir 2016 Riserva...

Pinot Noir 2016 Riserva...

TYPOLOGY Red wine<br /><br />PRODUCTION AREA Rheinhessen<br /><br />GRAPE VINE Pinot Noir Spätburgunder<br /><br />SOIL TYPE Clayey and calcareous soil.<br /><br />VINIFICATION Fermentation and maceration for 14 days on the skins. Part of the juice ferments in steel tanks. Bactonage 3 times a day<br /><br />COLOUR Intense red<br /><br />PERFUME Ripe raspberry and blackberry emerge on the nose<br /><br />TASTE Complex, demanding, long lasting<br />
Price €53.40
Koonunga Hill 76 Shiraz...

Koonunga Hill 76 Shiraz...

TYPOLOGY Red wine<br /><br />PRODUCTION AREABarossa Valley, McLaren Valley, Wrattonbully<br /><br />VINE 72% Shiraz, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon<br /><br />COLOUR Deep, bright red with purple hues<br /><br />AROMA The sweetness of cocoa leads the aromatic charge that continues with hazelnut and barley. Varieties of spices, including cinnamon, suggest the presence of<br />Shiraz, while pink pepper that of Cabernet<br /><br />TASTE Biscuit and barley flavours prevail. Black cherry, kirsch and red fruits add liveliness. Soft tannins coat the palate.<br />
Price €25.80