This beautiful Chablis is a combination of two outlaying partials, Les Pargues and Les Cartes. The Chardonnay at Les Pargues is very mineral and the Chardonnay at Les Cartes faces the 1er Cru partial Les Vaillons, known for chalky soils. This chablis is clean, lean, aromas of white fruit and a fair amount of acidity with crispyness.
When you blend Nebbiolo, Barbera and Cabernet Sauvignon, thats what full-bodied means. A nice, garnet red wine with an intense, wide range of aromas. Flavours like spices, cherries, balsamic, vanilla and hazelnuts are indispensable. This wine is rich, deep in taste and has a great long finish. A superb wine! pair it with roasted meat dishes, heavy casseroles, solid cheeses,...
Arianna Occhipinti prompted her study oenology at university in Milan. There, she was distressed to find the emphasis on chemistry and laboratory work, at odds with the more natural winemaking she had learned from her uncle, COS. For her, it was about farming: the vines. In her early 20s, she began making wines in her home area of Vittoria, Sicily. She decided her style would be one of finesse and elegance and perfume over power. Her first vintage (2004) was released in 2006 when she was just 24. At the time she had just one hectare of vines. Today, her vine holdings are 22 hectares of Nero d’Avola and Frappato, and a hectare and a half of white grapes Albanello and Zibbibo. These are exemplary wines, naturally made, and showing finesse and interest. Arianna Occhipinti has become a seminal figure for a new generation of wine lovers. Her rise to prominence has been meteoric, and rightfully.
Dark red color. Lovely density, floral nose. Fresh, vivid palate with pretty cherry fruit and some grip.
Red wine from the foot of The Alps! Cherry red color with nose of spices, red blackcurrant and a twist of oak. Simply reminds you of a Syrah from a superb high altitude. Great balance of red fruits in the mouth. Drink at cellar temperature!
The winery was created by the enthusiastic and talented Roberto Olivan in 2011 in the area of Rioja Alavesa. The highest altitude is 650M and the lowest 450M, hence a diversity in soils and microclimates. The Bodegas is divided in 22 parcels with vines ranging between 15 to 80 years old, all influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. Roberto's most important plot is called La Parades sitting at 642M. Roberto farms organically, does his own selection, only gobelet pruning and manages the yields to obtain balance and ripeness. In the cellar, Roberto is pragmatic, only indigenous yeasts are used, no intrants except SO2 at different moments of the vinification and before bottling, pigeage by feet and aging in used French barrels.
"Truly handcrafted terroir wines," according to Robert Parker's Wine Advocate"
Dark red cherry color. Aromas of plum, honeysuckle. Fruit driven Tempranillo