Red Wine Dog Point Pinot Noir 2019. Decant 1 hour before serving. The Marlborough Wine Region is hands-down the epicenter of wine production in New Zealand. The light-red perfumed Dog Point Pinot Noir originates from the wineries in this region. It expresses the invaluable quality of the Pinot Noir grapes and the passion of the winemakers. James and Wendy Healy’s partnership with Ivan and Margaret Sutherland has greatly influenced the quality and standards of wine produced. Its aroma entails vibrant notes of red rose, lavender, dry herbal undertones, blueberry, and brown cinnamon alongside deep creaminess. The palatial backbone is an enticing taste of soft tannins coupled with luscious fruits and a long earthy finish. Delicate acidity carries the rich, intense flavors across the tongue, contributing to a complex well-balanced structure. This wine is a typical Marlborough Pinot Noir with its sophistication. Before manual sorting, the Pinot Noir grapes are handpicked and cooled for the entire night. Part of the grapes is harvested full-stem, while three-quarters of them are destemmed in the process. With the help of yeast, the grapes undergo fermentation for 21 days, after which they are pressed and stored in French oak barrels, where they age for close to one and a half years.
Red Wine Dog Point Pinot Noir 2019
Red Wine Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroirs 2019. Decant 1 hour before serving. Denis Mortet started out working for his father Domaine Charles Mortet, before taking over winemaking there in the mid-1980s. Around that time he met the legendary Burgundian winemaker Henri Jayer, with the two soon becoming lifelong friends. In 1991 his father retired and Denis was able to found his own domaine with his 4.5 hectare inheritance. Denis sadly passed away in 2006, and today the estate is run by his son, Arnaud, who never stops working to improve the quality of his sensational wines. This stunning Gevrey-Chambertin is made from manually-harvested fruit from five top lieux-dits”, or named plots, on the appellation’s northern slope which is known as the Côteau de Brochon. The average age of the vines is 50 years, with some plots like Combe du Dessus and En Derée planted with much older vines. They typically produce small, very concentrated grapes which give the wine the classic rich fruit and opulence of a Gevrey-Chambertin. Once in the winery the fruit is carefully sorted and fermented using wild yeasts which occur naturally in the environment. The wine then spends 18 months maturing in oak barrels before its deemed ready for release, helping to add subtle hints of toast and spice to the velvety tannins and generous medium body. Intensity and power balanced by a bright streak of acidity make this a great wine to cellar for a few more years or enjoy now with favourite red Burgundy pairings like roast duck and game.
Red Wine Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey Chambertin Premier Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques 2019. Decant 2 hours before serving. This magnificent Gevrey Chambertin is the handiwork of Arnaud Mortet who took over the running of the domaine after his father Denis passed away in 2006. The Mortets have a fantastic reputation in Burgundy thanks to Denis’ close relationship with legendary winemaker Henri Jayer who acted as his mentor for many years.