Red Wine Belle Glos Dairyman Pinot Noir 2020. Decant 2 hours. Vivid ruby red in colour, the nose is pronounced with ripe black cherry, raspberry, plum and cranberry mixed with more subtle notes of vanilla, anise, thyme and a hint of smoke. The palate then follows up with fantastic ripe raspberry, cherry and cranberry wrapped around jammy black fruit, cedar notes, spice, cocoa, liquorice and oaky vanilla. Mouth feel is rich and rounded – silky tannins balanced with great acidity and alcohol provides a beautifully balanced wine. The finish is long, lingering and ends with a hint of spice. Great to drink on its own or even better when paired with salmon, pork, pasta, beef, or ham. The Belle Glos name comes from the winemaker, Joseph Wagner, who named it in honour of his grandmother Lorna Belle Glos Wagner who was the co-founder of Caymus. The grapes were harvested early morning while still cool. Hand sorted and de-stemmed prior to a cold maceration in stainless steel tanks that can last up to 2 weeks. Only the free run juice is used which ensures top quality, superb wines. This juice was barrelled in French oak of which 60% was new, for 9 months prior to bottling.
Red Wine Belle Glos Dairyman Pinot Noir 2020
Red Wine Dakishvili Family Selection Cuvee Red 2020. Decanting optional, up to one hour before serving. Spearheaded by Giorgi and Temuri Dakishvili, a father and son combination, the Dakishvili Family winery creates a range of traditional Georgian wines with class. The winery is situated near the city of Telavi in Kakheti, in the small village of Shalauri. The Dakishvili’s winemaking legacy reaches back as far as Giorgi’s great-grandfather, so the winery has a huge amount of knowledge and expertise to draw upon. Dakishvili Family produce their wines from family-owned vineyards, all located on the right bank of the Alazani River in the Tsinandali appellation. The majority of these vineyards are planted with native Georgian varietals, such as Saperavi and Mtsvane, but Cabernet Sauvignon can also be found in the clayish, sandy soils of the riverbank. This red blend is a meeting place between Georgia and France, made of 60% Saperavi and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. On the nose, there is an earthy bouquet of berries, leather and dark chocolate. It is fermented underground, in clay Qvevri jugs, giving the wine a distinctly Georgian twist. Flavours of ripe cherry and blackberry envelope the mouth, with notes of rich cocoa and a slight hint of coffee. This wine has a long, sumptuous finish, retaining strong flavours. Enjoy now and for up to the next 10 years, and serve with grilled meat, salty cheeses or traditional Georgian dishes.
Red Wine Delaporte Sancerre Red 2020. No need to decant. Located in the pretty village of Chavignol, in the heart of the Sancerre region, the Delaporte winery is a family business that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. Since 2010 Matthieu, Vincent Delaporte’s grandson, has taken the lead of the company, focusing on how to improve production with a more organic approach in the vineyards. The Pinot Noir grapes are sourced from 40 years old vines, planted on 100% clay-limestone soil (Kimmeridgian marls and white lands). This specific terroir produces wines with remarkable aging potential and guarantees a slow ripening of the grapes which allows for a later harvest. The grapes are cultivated traditionally to respect the environment as much as possible. They are manually harvested, sorted, and destemmed. After Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation the wine is aged in oak barrels for 1 to 5 years and then bottled. The wine shows a beautiful ruby color with dark cherry reflections. On the nose, it is intense, dominated by red fruit (especially cherry and raspberry), and roasted notes of coffee. On the palate, it is clean and lean, round and smooth with silky tannins. This beautiful Sancerre Rouge has consistency and chewiness. It ends with notes of maturity (caramel, stewed fruit). It’s perfect with charcuterie, pork tenderloin, or veal liver.