Tasting Notes: Golden color, almost amber. Distinct smoky and dried fruit hints, apricot, fig and dates with a hint of almond. Savory and fresh in the mouth, with an almost oily fullness and a salty finish.
Producer: Markus Ruch Grape: Müller Thurgau Color: Orange Sparkling: - Vintage: 2019 Country: Switzerland Region: Swiss German Region Subregion: - Alcohol: 12.5% Aging in wood: No Soil: Limestone Added S02: No
Tasting Notes: Golden yellow color with greenish and amber reflections, the nose hints of pear cider, the palate is quite dry, beautiful acidic structure, scents of herbs, medium-long finish, but powerful.
Tasting Notes: The perfect wine for lazy weekend afternoons. Franz & Christine wanted to make a “house wine” that involved all different vineyards and varieties that they farm. This includes the recently (2015) planted hybrid, disease resistant varieties such as Muscaris, Souvignier Gris, Bronner and a Swiss clone of Cabernet. Catsilver refers to the shining silica stones that are found throughout their vineyards. All the white grapes undergo a maceration on the skins and the red grapes are directly pressed, before all being aged in used oak barrels for eight months.
Tasting Notes: Initially marked by smokey gun flint and burnt tyre reduction. An aromatic orange is joined by honey and pineapple. A hint of vegetal gooseberry is another element that is a typical of Chardonnay. Starts off with a pinch of salt, apple and lime. The acidity cuts through nicely, until richer fruits like apricot and orange come forward mid-palate. The overall impression is that of a margarita with subtle hints of umami.
Tasting Notes: Needs time to breathe as it is quite reductive, then it shows notes of citrus, apricot, cut grass, petrichor and a touch of butter. On the palate it is full of energy, with a zingy acidity and strong minerality, balanced out by a light creaminess.
Tasting Notes: Lobster pink with beautiful opalescence. Yeast deposit clearly visible at the bottom of the bottle. The nose opens with hints of yeast and bakery and then opens up to fruity aromas of cherry, wild strawberries, white currants and rose petals, and closes with a mineral note. The taste is dry with a very delicate but persistent bubble, fresh and savoury with good persistence.
Tasting Notes: Limpid, light ruby red colour, with the presence of small sediments due to the absence of filtration. Fairly consistent in the glass, with discreet softness. The nose is pretty intense and with a pleasing complexity. Aromas of cherry schnapps, acetone, poison ivy, earth, white pepper and some tobacco. In the mouth it is moderately dry, with a nice alcoholic note and fresh tannins.
Producer: Le Mas de l'Escarida Grape: Gamay Color: Red Sparkling: - Vintage: 2019 Country: France Region: Rhône Subregion: Ardèche Alcohol: 13.5% Aging in wood: Yes Soil: Granitic Sandstone Added S02: No
Tasting Notes: Rosé; fine and persistent froth. The nose is expressed with hints of apricot, raspberry and apple and notes of pastry and yeast. On the palate it is crisp, pleasingly sapid and well balanced.
Producer: Imanol Garay Grape: Petit Courbus, Petit Manseng Color: Orange Sparkling: Pet Nat Vintage: 2018 Country: France Region: South West France Subregion: - Alcohol: 13,5% Aging in wood: yes Soil: Sand Added S02: No
Producer: Le Mas de l'Escarida Grape: Sauvignon Color: White Sparkling: - Vintage: 2019 Country: France Region: Rhône Subregion: Ardèche Alcohol: 11.5% Aging in wood: Yes Soil: Granitic Sandstone Added S02: No
Tasting Notes: Bottled under cork with a little residual sugar to finish fermentation in bottle. It resulted in a very refreshing light fizz, clean, herbal and a lot of fun. A high altitude Sauvignon with more attitude than we’ve ever tasted before! This is low intervention at its best, the fruit really shining through. Beautiful green fruit, with plenty of tension, gripping acidity and electric structure