Red Wine Winiveria Saperavi 2019. It is recommended to decant it for half an hour before serving it. Established in 2005 by George Piradashivili with the aim of producing high quality wines, the Winiveria winery has incorporated local agricultural realities that have vineyards with a minimum age of 20 years.
Red Wine Winiveria Saperavi 2019
Red Wine Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2019. This quirky Australian winery is named after Xanadu, Kubla Khan’s legendary home on the Mongolian plateau. The estate was founded in 1977 by Irishman Dr John Lagan, a literary enthusiast who was inspired by the parallels between poet Samuel Coleridge’s enchanting depiction of the exotic city and his new adopted homeland of Margaret River. It’s not hard to see why, given the winery’s stunning location close to the coast and bathed by warm Mediterranean sunshine. This is their classic Cabernet Sauvignon that beautifully showcases the beauty of the Margaret River terroir with fruit sourced from their 110 hectares of prime vineyards. Xanadu’s head winemaker Glenn Goodall adopts a light touch in the winery, believing that the natural quality of the grapes should be respected rather than simply ‘beating them into submission’. Following vinification Goodall ages the young wine in the cellar in 40% new French oak barrels for 14 months before it’s ready for bottling. The result is a sophisticated yet surprisingly robust red that’s consistently Xanadu’s most-awarded label. The nose is bursting with enticing hints of crushed wild berries, fresh mint, and ripe plums, while the first sip reveals a full body, smooth tannins, and long finish seasoned with spice and licorice notes.
Red Wine Yangarra Old Vine Grenache 2019. This renowned Australian winery is best known for its Rhone-style reds which begin life in the Blewitt Springs sub-region of the McLaren Vale. The estate is blessed with many plots of traditional bush vines planted right back in 1946 which are used to create elegant, complex wines by Peter Fraser who was named Australian Winemaker of the Year” in 2016. Named after the Aboriginal word for ‘from the earth”, the estate strives to work in harmony with nature wherever possible and is certified as both organic and biodynamic. In total the estate has 250 acres of vines planted in 35 blocks interspersed by creeks and nature corridors. This graceful bottling is made from some of the original 1946 vines planted on a single vineyard site set on a sandy dune. Regular cooling sea breezes and well-draining soils help to create perfectly ripe yet balanced fruit with plenty of freshness and aromatics. Dark cherries and raspberries burst out of the glass along with more subtle hints of cloves, lavender and dark chocolate. The palate offers firm tannins, a well-built structure and a full body complemented by a long finish seasoned with spice and toasted notes from the oak ageing.