The 2019 Malbec Terroir Valle de Uco was produced with grapes from La Consulta and Tupungato on stony soils fermented by plot with indigenous yeasts and matured mostly in concrete (75%) with a part in 3,500-liter oak foudres for 18 months. It has moderate...
The 2021 Ried Steinertal Loibner Grüner Veltliner Smaragd opens with a deep, clear, intense and complex bouquet with ripe pear aromas intertwined with saline notes. Round and elegant on the palate, this is a medium to full-bodied, dense, vital and saline ...
A fragrant and super-elegant gruner veltliner which has plenty of concentration, but steps lightly. Lots of white peach, rosemary and shiso-leaf freshness, as well as wet-stone minerality. Very long, finely etched finish that has so many subtle nuances. D...
Ameztoi Txakolina is traditionally built with high acidity and low alcohol, utilizing only native varieties hondarrabi zuri and hondarrabi beltza. The wine is fermented in refrigerated stainless steel tanks utilizing indigenous yeasts from the vineyard. The tanks are closed to preserve natural carbonation from fermentation, which is the preferred style of Getaria. The tanks are kept chilled to near 32 degrees Fahrenheit before bottling, which preserves the wine’s delicate, effervescent character and signature mousse. These attributes are unattainable through shortcuts such as force-carbonation, which Ameztoi has never employed.
The iconic Ameztoi Rubentis rosé is a field blend of the local, indigenous hondarrabi zuri and hondarrabi beltza varieties, grown on traditional trellises high on the slopes rising above Getaria, an ancient Basque fishing village on Spain’s rugged northern coast. In the 2000s, when almost all of the other local wineries gave up on the indigenous red hondarrabi beltza vines, the Ameztoi family retained their old vines, in turn, lending their rosé such exceptional vibrancy and complexity. Rubentis, the region’s first pink wine, was inspired by the historic claret style wines which were once produced in the area long before the current global craze made rosé famous. The backbone of the blend comes from an old hondarrabi beltza vineyard planted in 1840, preserved by the Ameztoi family for generations. Ameztoi Rubentis is an authentic original, a wine that is often imitated but never replicated.
From the Monção e Melgaço sub-region of northern Portugal, the natural home of the alvarinho grape, and made by one of its finest producers, who uses a little skin contact (hence the name) to give structure to this invigorating linear dinner-table white.
Aromas of red cherries, sliced plums, rosemary and suede. Medium- to full-bodied with gentle tannins. Wood is laced between the red and black fruits on the palate with baking spice coming through as well. Drink now.
This Pinot Noir shows a precise balance between the fruit and acidity that makes it
fresh and lively. It has a typical Pinot Noir nose with strawberries, raspberries and floral notes such as
violets. On the palate the wine is well balanced, elegant and it
has a long finish tasting of red berries.