NEW WORLD SELECTION
Kaapse Vonkel, Brut, Simonsig, Stellenbosch, South Africa. NV
Elegant with aromas of white peach and fresh orchard fruit . Stone fruit flavours on the palate with hints of citrus and rich yeasty notes. Lively mousse in terms of texture, great bubbles for the festive season.
Food Match : Turkey, Pork, Lobster, Goats Cheese, Trifle, White Fish
Sauvignon Blanc, Insight, Marlborough, New Zealand.
Fantastic single vineyard Sauvignon epitomising the best Marlborough has to offer, from Eveline Fraser, formerly of CLoudy Bay. Fresh Italian herbs combined with zesty acidity, red grapefruit and intense passion fruit on the palate.
Food Match : Saltier foods, Roast Pork, Turkey
Pinot Gris, Giesen Estate, Marlborough, New Zealand
A combination of fruit from Marlborough, Hawkes Bay and Waipara produces a wonderfully fresh and textured example of Pinot Gris. Nuances of almond with fresh peach and pear, a touch of creaminess and a crisp lively finish.
Food Match : Turkey, Chicken, Pork, Salmon, Trout
Carmenere, 'Los Lingues', Casa Silva, Colchagua Valley, Chile
From the foothills of the Andes, this is tremendous stuff. Deep ruby in colour with ripe black fruits on the nose. Good structure on the palate with sweet, rounded tannins, wild forest fruits with hints of tobacco, excellent concentration of flavour and balance.
Food Match : Lamb, Beef, Turkey, Cheese
Shiraz, Lion's Tooth of McLaren Vale, Dandelion Vineyards, McLaren Vale, Australia
This delicious Shiraz is deep and powerful, bursting with berry fruits, chocolate, spice and earth. A 5% touch of Riesling in the mix adds elements of dried citrus fruits, adding a wonderful freshness and structure to the wine. Deep ripe fruits on the finish, powdery tannins and hints of mushroom.
Food Match : Tureky, Goose, Duck, Beef, Blue Cheese
Late Harvest Riesling, 'Mellifera', Jordan Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Named after the Cape Honey Bee after an unfortunate experience for the winemakers son, this is abeautifully concentrated dessert wine brimming with tropial fruits and a tingling acidity. Ripe apricot, mango's and lively citrus fruit on the palate with delicate aromas of srping blossom and ripe apricot.
Food Match : Creme Brulee, Trifle, Cheese (salty cheeses in particular), Mince Pies