Since the creation of his own label, Samuel has met with great success and moved into a new winery space in 2015 as well as purchasing four hectares of vines that had previously belonged to Domaine Billaud-Simon. The resulting range, from AC to Grand Cru, are layered wines rife with crunchy oyster shell and silex, and exhibit arange of flavor profiles from licorice to white peach to toasty baguette. Thisis top quality Chablis from a rising star producer – for white Burgundy lovers, these are not to be missed.
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
Battenfeld-Spanier focuses on producing great dry wines from top Rheinhessen vineyards with a minimum of intervention. In doing so they favour the savoury and the mineral over the overtly fruity. Battenfeld-Spanier is a young affair, set up by the ambitious Oliver Spanier in 1993. His vineyards are a further south, centred around the villages of Hohen-Sulzen, Nieder-Florsheim and Molsheim. The estate is run to certified Biodynamic principals and without the use of fertilizer or pesticides. the Battenfeld-Spanier wines are all on limestone. the wines quiver with energy and cool minerality. The estate, run by the young, enthusiastic husband and wife team of Olivier and Carolin, is making some of Germany's most exciting dry wines and we are delighted to be bringing them into the Hong Kong for the first time.
“Best winemaker of the year Germany 2018”
layered minerality, pristine citrus flavours. Dry and long zesty lifts. WE 90/100