ORO DE CASTILLA VERDEJO 2015
VINTAGES 745562 — NEW RELEASE
89 – A very expressive verdejo with a nervy character and a refreshing finish. Grass and honeydew melon, fresh lime and grapefruit. Notes of dried thyme and mint add dimension to the palate. Excellent length. Tasted April 2016.
A clean, fragrant, fruity, sweet green herb-inflected verdejo that could easily pass for a quality sauvignon-semillon… John Szabo
Really pretty floral tones on the nose along with suggestions of citrus, melon and spice. There’s a very nice Sauvignon Blanc quality to the aromas as well. The palate is fresh and balanced with nice replays, and some additional tropical-fruit notes. (VINTAGES panel, Jan. 2016)
FORREST THE DOCTORS’ SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016
VINTAGES 317842 | 750 mL bottle $19.95
RELEASE JUNE 10 – 2017
This is crafted to deliver a modest level of alcohol.
Classic snow-pea Sauvignon Blanc aroma. Clear as a spring, pure fruit, without excess sweetness but quite rich on the palate. In this wine the residual sweetness really works, adding richness not a confected aftertaste. Good Value. Score – 16 out of 20. (Julia Harding, MW, jancisrobinson.com, Aug. 31, 2015)
Dr John Forrest’s love of innovation and experimentation were tested in his attempts to produce this lower alcohol, yet full flavored Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Careful selection of Sauvignon Blanc grape clones, vineyard sites and micro-climate; plus a couple of little viticultural secrets have resulted in this innovative wine.
Sustainably grown, naturally produced in the vineyard, full flavoured Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Great for summer!
Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc 2016, South Africa
VINTAGES | 0675421 | 750 mL bottle $14.90
RELEASE JULY 8 – 2017
The Cape’s signature variety. Mulderbosch has the largest planting of this variety in the world, and has been cultivating it since the late 1600′s. Chenin possesses great natural acidity and a succulence on the palate that makes some of the tastiest wines in the world. To produce the Chenin Blanc Steen op Hout, approximately 20% of the wine is fermented and matured for five months in oak barrels.
MULDERBOSCH CABERNET SAUVIGNON ROSÉ 2016
VINTAGES 999821 | 750 mL bottle Release Date: July 22, 2017 – $12.95
First released in 1999, this was one of South Africa’s first varietal pink wines. Look for juicy red cherry, redcurrant and strawberry riding on good weight and presence. Pair with turkey burgers, or salads topped with grilled chicken.
Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards are managed specifically with the idea of rosé production in mind. Early picking dates result in naturally high levels of acidity and a bright spectrum of fruit aromas ideal in rosé style wines. Once pressed, the juice is handled as per Sauvignon Blanc, i.e. cool fermentation with aromatic yeasts to heighten the vibrant, zesty aromas and fresh mineral palate. Crucial to this style of rosé is early bottling in order to preserve the wine’s inherent freshness.
Serve well chilled. An excellent aperitif or picnic wine. Serve with fresh, seared tuna steaks; veal limone; poached salmon; cold crayfish salad; sushi.