Red Wine DoReMi Saperavi 2020. It can benefit from decanting. Located in eastern Georgia, in the famous Kakheti region, DoReMi was established in 2012 by Mamuka Tsiklauri and Giorgi Tsirghvava, two childhood friends with a common dream of producing excellent Georgian wines. The company is ideally located near the Alavani River and protected by the Caucasus mountain ranges. The native grapes, harvested in various regions of Georgia, are organically grown and processed with traditional methods and without the use of additives. The DoReMi Saperavi is made from the homonymous Georgian red grape variety grown in the Kakheti region and processed with traditional Kakheti technology which consists of fermentation, maceration and aging in the Qvevri clay pots put underground. The resulting wine is a classic dry Saperavi. The nose is full of notes of berry jam, mulberry, raspberry, cherry, plum, dried fruit, and spices such as cloves and black pepper. In the mouth, it shows great personality, high acidity, solid tannins and a medium body. It is juicy and warm, elegant and characterful. It can benefit from some rest in the cellar or some food company. It will be great with beef bourguignon, roast beef or a spicy noodle dish.
Red Wine DoReMi Saperavi 2020
Red Wine Edi Simcic Duet 2020. Edi Simčič founded his winery in 1990 with just 9 acres of land in the Gorizia Hills, one of Slovenia’s most prized winemaking regions. Close to the border with Italy, the land enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate and protection from the strong Bora wind. Conditions here are ideal for producing full-bodied yet elegant white wines as well as peppery and spicy red wines made from typical Slovenian grape varieties. Duet was inspired by the dual concept of making a wine that offers both something satisfying to drink as well as appealing to true wine connoisseurs. The wine is composed of the classic Bordeaux varietals Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and matured in oak barrels for 24-30 months to add extra complexity and depth of flavour. The result is a spicy, full-bodied red bursting with rich blackcurrant, black cherry and berry aromas seasoned with hints of cigar box spice, licorice and dried herbs. The first sip reveals a well-developed structure and smooth tannins which will respond gracefully to extended cellaring over the next eight years or so. The bold flavour profile makes this a great partner for red meats, game and hearty pasta dishes.
Red Wine Felton Road Bannockburn Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020. Felton Road was founded by Stewart Elms in the 1990s who realised the potential of Central Otago’s cool climate for making exceptional Burgundian style wines. In recent years it has been taken over by English-born owner Nigel Greening who declares himself a Pinot Noir addict”. Working with winemaker Blair Walter who honed his skills in Burgundy and Oregon, Greening has established Felton Road as a benchmark New Zealand producer, creating wines with the verve and polish to rival many of Burgundy’s finest. The Bannockburn Pinot is crafted from four estate vineyards, Cornish Point, Calvert, MacMuir and The Elms, set on temperate north-facing slopes. All of the vineyards are farmed biodynamically under the strict Demeter certification. Once in the winery the grapes are vinified using minimal intervention methods and are matured in French oak barrels for 22 months. Bright cherry and plum notes are the first to leap out of the glass followed by deeper notes of savoury dried herbs, leather and baked earth. The first sip reveals a medium body carefully balanced by a vibrant acidity and rich core of dark fruit flavours. A fantastic wine to pair with seasonal game dishes, roasted duck, or a luxurious coq au vin.