Taking refreshment in the white wine department to another level. While Semillon is best known for lemon and grassy characters, Sauvignon Blanc is famed for its tropical fruit spectrum. Marry the two and you get a wine of zippy, briskness with enough fruit flavour to make drinking the easiest job of all. Plenty to enjoy in the flavour department, but with a clean, freshness that is undeniably appealing. Aroma:Starts lemony and grassy but then shows lively tropical fruit aromas. Flavour:How good is Semillon with Sauvignon Blanc! Lemony flavours meet passionfruit with a hint of herbaceousness - this is a clean, vibrant white with a simple mission; to taste ultra fresh. Serve with lightly seared scallops, a bucket of prawns or chicken Caesar salad. The Grape Semillon provides the brisk acidity while Sauvignon Blanc brings fresh fruit flavours to the party. Great with A quick bite to eat and a laugh with friends.
While some Shiraz can be over the top, this wine offers some seriously easy drinking, even when the wine is young. Red fruits dominate the nose and mouth, but subtle spice and a hint of dusty tannins join in for good measure. A perfect winter warmer and yet surprisingly drinkable all year around.
Aroma:Crushed red berries, sweet spice and cedary notes.
Flavour:Deep and dark in the palate, this Shiraz offers classic red berry fruit, Christmas cake spices, dried figs and a long, juicy finish. Serve with herb crusted leg of lamb, medium rare, and a handful of oven baked potato wedges.
Shiraz is a full bodied red grape with lots of personality and a hint of spice.
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A big red wine that flexes more muscle than a bodybuilder on gym day. When Cabernet shakes hands with Shiraz it becomes more of an arm wrestle with a friendly outcome. Cabernet provides slippery texture, dark fruit flavours and a little herbal complexity while Shiraz lends its full bodied red fruits and spice. The resulting wine is larger than life, but not head exploding, and shows plenty of good drinking when young. Aroma:Blackcurrants, herbal notes and dried fruits. Flavour:Silky Cabernet with black forest fruits meets boldly flavoured red berry Shiraz. Full bodied with some slippery tannins and a long fleshy finish. Serve with a hearty Irish stew or a beef and Guinness pie. The Grape Shiraz and Cabernet are perfectly compatible, offering a full bodied, robust red wine perfect for cellaring. Great with... Pack a few for a ski trip to the chalet, great for when the snow comes pelting down.
Vintage Perle is uncompromisingly sophisticated. Perfectly balanced with a rich mouthfeel, it has beautiful berry flavours, citrus notes and hints of quince that develop into a more complex nuttiness. Awarded many times, Vintage Perle is one of the finest bubblies in the country!
Serve Vintage Perle as an elegant pre-dinner drink with freshly shucked oysters or soft cheeses. For those extra special celebrations, enjoy it on its own surrounded by your closest friends.
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