This Pinot Blanc is the drier of Stopham Estate’s white wines and has pear on the nose with pink grapefruit, melon and sweet fennel on the palate. It has zippy acidity balanced by succulent sweetness which lasts well into the lengthy finish.
The name Michel Léon pays homage to the original 19th century founder of the winery, as well as his grandson, who eventually sold it to Arthur Metz. The vineyards are located at the foot of the Vosges Mountains and this really is classic Alsatian Pinot Blanc at its best. An inviting nose of fresh apples and pears, with a hint of melon, follows on to the palate with a really clean and zesty mouthfeel, with wonderfully soft acidity. The fresh, zippy flavours linger, leaving you with a rather long and very satisfying finish.
Burgundy style with delicate red forest fruits, cherry and toffee with subtle earthy, spicy notes. Excellent fine texture, well balanced freshness, good ripeness with fine and well integrated tannins. Refreshing, elegant finish.
This elegant Pinot Noir is a fine example of the cooler climate Marlborough style. Excellently balanced, this is bursting with fresh red berry fruits; red cherries, plums and redcurrants with subtle spice notes. Enjoy with lamb, duck or even lightly chilled in the summer!
This Pinot Gris is off-dry and pale yellow in colour, with aromatic peach and pear fruit alongside the floral character. On the palate, this has excellent balance with crisp acidity. It is fairly full bodied, with plenty of juicy fruit intensity, but is refreshing and long, with a delicate citrus and stone fruit finish.
11 months in French oak creates a Pinot that is intense and complex with raspberries and light smoky notes. Plenty of potential for ageing in the bottle, but also perfect with a turkey dinner.
This silky, almost syrupy grand cru from Alsace is slightly sweeter than off-dry, but the sugar is well-balanced with the spice and acidity.
“This is wonderful, and unique in Argentina as far as we are aware, and not just a gimmick wine, it’s serious stuff. There’s just the faintest hint of an onion skin hue in the glass, the only subtle giveaway that this white wine is made from red grapes. There are white flowers and a touch of wild strawberries on the nose; the palate is at once rich yet laced through with lovely, sensitive acidity. After a gentle press the must is clarified in stainless steel then put into concrete ‘pots’ for fermentation; the malo-lactic is partially interrupted and 10% of the wine is aged in French oak for approximately 4 months. A thing of genuine beauty and intrigue.”