Red Wine Istine Vigna Cavarchione Chianti Classico 2018. Decant before serving for better taste. The legendary Istine wineries are well decorated with a rich history of producing a series of some of the best wines in the market. Among the numerous wines produced is the notable Istine vigna Cavarchione Chianti Classico .This medium-bodied Red Wine is symbolic of Italian elegance and boldness and a clear representation of Chianti Classico’s long-lasting domination of the market. We recently had 4 Chianti Classico wines featuring among the top 100, indicating the Fronti family’s dedication to the winemaking craft. Bursting with cherry, plum, and mulberry fruit fragrances coupled with a blue flower, leather, and dried herb overtones, every wine enthusiast will undoubtedly marvel at this rare work of art. Austere gritty and floral notes, spices, garlic, cinnamon tannins in the background further enhance its complexity. Being a Chianti Classico, it is entirely made from the red thin-skinned Sangiovese grapes known for their intense cherry flavors. After being harvested from the Cavarchione vineyards, the grapes are soaked for 21 days before being transferred to cement tanks, where they undergo fermentation with the aid of indigenous yeast. Later on, the product is transferred to wooden barrels to undergo the final process of lactic acid fermentation before being bottled. It is advisable to aerate for up to 20 minutes before serving. Delectable when paired with beef, veal, and poultry dishes.
Red Wine Istine Vigna Cavarchione Chianti Classico 2018
Red Wine The Crane Assembly Disciples 2018. Legendary American winemaker Dave Phinney, who is best known for his iconic The Prisoner and Orin Swift wines, teamed up with industry veterans Kevin Fox, Darryl Browman and Bryan Sandoli to found The Crane Assembly in St Helena. The estate is based around one of Napa’s oldest vineyards which was planted in 1885 by George Beldon Crane and still boasts 4 acres of those original ancient Zinfandel vines. The Disciples bottling is crafted from predominantly Zinfandel grapes along with smaller proportions of Charbono, Grenache and Petite Sirah grapes. The grapes destined for this wine are sourced from the Morisoli Vineyard in Rutherford and the Milat Vineyard in St. Helena which Dave considers to be disciples” of the venerable Crane vines. On the nose there are generous aromas of strawberries, dark plums, vanilla and hints of cigar box, while the palate offers ripe cherries, licorice, dark chocolate and baking spice. A smooth, velvety mouthfeel and soft tannins are present from the first sip along with a full body and long warm finish. This powerful red is an ideal partner for red meat dishes including steak, beef tacos or a hearty winter stew.
Red Wine Jean-Luc Colombo Cornas Les Terres Brulees 2018. Decant 2 hours before serving. Les Terres Brulees is the French translation of Cornas which in Celtic means burned earth”. This is a reference to the tiny commune’s south-facing slopes which shelter Cornas from cold winds from the Rhône river. The grapes for this stunning Syrah are sourced from several parcels growing on steep slopes of the right bank of the Rhône, giving great concentration of flavour, a deep inky red hue, and significant potential for longevity. This wine is aged for 21 months in second-use oak barrels to add extra complexity and to give the wine time to grow and mature. Seductive notes of blackberries, cassis, raspberries and sweet licorice characterise the nose, while in the mouth blackcurrants, dark chocolate, coffee and tobacco flavours emerge. A touch of minerality comes through on the palate along with gentle tannins, a soft, velvety mouthfeel and long finish. Thanks to the bright freshness, the Les Terres Brulees is a fabulous option to drink now alongside a fine steak or hearty game dish. This is also an excellent bottle to cellar since it will continue to develop and evolve up until 2026 if not longer. Producer Jean-Luc Colombo has built up a stellar reputation in the Rhône Valley since purchasing his first vineyard in Cornas in 1986. In addition to acting as a flying winemaker” who consults for dozens of wineries, he also continues to make his own superstar wines from prime vineyard sites in Hermitage, Côte Rotie, Saint Joseph and Condrieu amongst others.