DOCG Chianti – Italy
Italy is famous for ancient hill towns, castles and fortresses, inspiring the name Rocca Vecchia (Old Fortress). Many of these are surrounded by beautiful, rolling vineyards such as those in Tuscany that yield this classic Chianti.
Grapes were picked from 15yr old vines at the end of September & start of October 2013 in good conditions. Fermentation took place at 24˚c in stainless steel tanks and the wine underwent malolactic fermentation.
Winemaker: Giorgio Flessati
A rare talent, Giorgio is expert in capturing the pure essence of different grapes and expressing the unique terroir of the vineyards.
80% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet
Vivid ruby red, with fresh flavours of wild berries and cherry fruit and a deliciously smooth character.
This classic and delicious Chianti can be served with beef or lamb and top quality Italian food, such as a rich lasagne.
Residual Sugar: 1.1g/l
IGT Puglia – Italy
Italy is famous for ancient hill towns, castles and fortresses, many of which are surrounded by the beautiful vineyards that yield classic, food-friendly wines like this Falanghina. It is a grape that has been around since Roman times, but has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years thanks to its quality and exciting characteristics – significantly more interesting than Pinot Grigio!
Maestro winemaker Giorgio Flessati does his magic in Puglia – a change from Chile where he is usually to be found creating award-winning Viña Mayu wines. The Falanghina vines for this wine were planted around 30 years ago on clay, calcareous soils. Harvested by hand in October, they came to the winery in very good weather conditions. Winemaking is at controlled low temperatures to ensure fresh citrus flavours are preserved.
This great example of Falanghina is straw yellow in colour and displays intense fruity aromas with a bunch of flowery highlights. Refreshingly dry and full-bodied with fresh, crisp acidity.
Delicious with appetisers, fish dishes, mozzarella and other mild cheeses.
Residual Sugar: 1.4g/l
Merlot Sangiovese Rosé 2014
IGT Sicilia – Italy
Italy is famous for ancient hill towns, castles and fortresses, many of which are surrounded by the beautiful vineyards that yield classic, food-friendly wines like this fragrant rosé. This is an exciting blend of Merlot and Sangiovese – fresh, versatile and full of Italian flair.
Maestro winemaker Giorgio Flessati works side by side with local winemakers in Sicily – a change from Chile where he is usually to be found creating award-winning Viña Mayu wines. The vines for this wine were planted around 15 years ago on clay soils on the slopes of Sicily’s mountains. Grapes are harvested by hand to ensure that only the best grapes at optimum ripeness reach the winery. Winemaking takes place at controlled low temperatures to preserve the fresh, fruity flavours of the wine.
This Merlot Sagiovese rosé is delicate pink in colour with aromas and flavours of fresh summer berries. Think raspberries and strawberries with pleasing floral notes. Clean, fresh and perfectly balanced with a refreshing, crisp acidity.
Perfect served chilled as an aperitif, or as an accompaniment to seafood, pasta and grilled Mediterranean vegetables.
Residual Sugar: 3.0g/l