THE HOLY SNAIL

SAUVIGNON BLANC 2012

Thierry Delaunay studied in Bordeaux and has completed winemaking vintages across the globe in pursuit of vinous perfection. In 1998 he returned to his father’s estate to take on the role of cellarmaster. For this Sauvignon he presses the grapes gently in a pneumatic press, then ferments the wine in stainless steel vats, leaving it on its yeast lees for three months to develop richness and flavour.


TASTING NOTES

Very fruity white wine. Captivatingly fresh, beautifully balanced, long and full in the mouth, it unleashes many complex aromas (exotic fruits, blackcurrant buds, grapefruit, peach), as well as floral notes.


RECOMMENDED WITH:

Rich fish (salmon, tuna etc)
Shellfish
Vegetarian
Goat's Cheese
A perfect white to chill and sip on its own, too.

Posted on November 9, 2015 .

PORTA 6

LISBOA 2013

The area around Lisbon is a hive of winemaking activity, making uniquely styled wines primarily from blends of native Portuguese grapes. This wine comes from vineyards in the Alenquer and Cadaval regions, in the mountains to the north of Lisbon.
 

TASTING NOTES

Quintessentially Portuguese red, offering plenty of warm, jammy forest fruit flavours combined with heady aromas of violets and touches of spice. Supple, chewy tannins provide texture and length.
 

RECOMMENDED WITH:

Perfect with minted lamb chops, steak and duck.

Posted on November 5, 2015 .

HEARTLAND DIRECTORS CUT

SHIRAZ 2010

Heartlands flagship wine is made from the finest selection of Shiraz from each vintage. As with films, the director’s cut is regarded as the definitive version – no compromises.

 

TASTING NOTES

The deep colour gives a clue to the concentration of aromas and flavours to follow. Dark cherry and blackberry fruit dominate the nose with undercurrents of black licorice and pepper. The palate brings to mind a berry compote enriched by elusive hints of spice. Directors’ Cut Shiraz is famous for its poise and balance and this vintage is no exception. It is reminiscent of the classic 2004 vintage, but may be the best Directors’ Cut to date. 

 

RECOMMENDED WITH:

Red Meat
Chocolate
With Friends

Suitable for vegans/vegetarians

Posted on September 23, 2015 .