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Quinta do Noval
Douro Valley, Portugal
Quinta do Noval Vintage Port is characterized by its purity of fruit and a fine and delicate quality that is typical of the wines of the property in general but which finds its most remarkable and enduring expression in the Vintage Ports. Equilibrium, harmony, finesse and elegance characterize our great Vintage Ports, which are declared only in great years and only when the wines come up to Noval’s exacting standards. Even then, the wines selected for the Quinta do Noval Vintage Port blend represent only a small proportion of our total production.
Luce is a singular and irresistible expression of Montalcino, a Super Tuscan with an exotic side, and above all full of pleasure. The spectacular estate's diversity of soils, expositions and biodiversity of olive groves and forests come together in a wine as vibrant and exciting as the landscape.
Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC
Perhaps the finest rosé production area in Italy, and one of the few appellations dedicated only to rosé, Cerasuolo has a long history of producing serious rosé, and showcasing how well the Montepulciano grape is adapted to rosé. Masciarelli first produced this wine in 1986, only 5 years after the winery was founded. With deep fruit and structure but no shortage of pleasure, it is a rosé you can take to the dinner table.
Quinta do Noval
Douro Valley, Portugal
Noval was the first port house to introduce blended tawnies with an indication of average age. Their eldest offering, the Noval Tawny 40 Year Old Port, is a remarkable representation of the quintessence of the Noval Tawny style: a profoundly concentrated and complex old wine, the memory of the house.
Quinta do Noval
Vinho Regional Duriense
Charm and accessibility in an authentically Douro style. Named after the emblematic cedar tree that dominates the terrace of Quinta do Noval, Cedro do Noval is an authentic expression of the Douro. Principally made up of classic Portuguese varieties, it also contains a proportion of Syrah, which rounds out the fruit and gives the wine enormous charm and accessibility.
Hermitage is one of France’s most spectacular and famous appellations, producing small quantities of extraordinarily intense and ageworthy red wine and tiny amounts of dry white. The entire vineyard consists of 309 acres planted on a single granite hillside on the banks of the Rhône. The Hermitage Rouge is the example of a racy wine, that manages to remain seductive.
Hailing from a daring planting nearly 15 years ago of vineyards fewer than ten miles from the Pacific Ocean, MAX Pinot Noir is a stunning expression of Pinot Noir that we believe makes it one of the highest quality, most interesting, and most original Pinot Noirs available at its price from anywhere in the world.
Cotes du Rhone
Given that this particular wine can be the introduction to the entire Rhône Valley for a drinker, as well as the position they occupy in the Rhône, it is not enough for the Guigals to make a good Côtes du Rhône. They are relentlessly driven to produce a distinctive and outstanding wine that drives interest in exploring the entirety of the Rhône.
Crozes-Hermitage can be considered the gateway to the red and white wines of the Northern Rhône Valley. The reds, which are the majority of production, have wonderful warm flavors of red and black fruit, and typical Syrah pepper, spice and savory notes.
Saint-Joseph today is one of the most exciting appellations in the Rhone Valley, and dare we say all of France. The work by leading producers such as Guigal, energy from young growers, and recognition (really, re-discovery) of sites capable of making wines of extraordinary depth and complexity; of the same family as its famous neighbor in Hermitage, but with a distinct suppleness and elegance.
White wines are very unusual in Savigny-Les-Beaune. The vineyards mainly produce red wines. However, Chanson decided to plant Chardonnay here too because of the particular nature of the soil. The wine shows aromas of exotic fruit mixed with floral fragrances.
Wine Enthusiast "[...] swirling reveals melted butter. The palate is fresh with Mirabelle fruit and more of that buttery aroma, bedded on a gentle midpalate texture. It offers both concentration and balance."
The vineyard of “Clos du Roi” is located below “Les Marconnets” on a fold in the hill. Chanson owns around 7.5 acres (approximately 35% of the total vineyard area). 2/3 of Chanson’s vines are planted with Pinot Noir. The plot is low on the slope and known to produce elegant, stylish wines for relatively easy drinking.
Vinous Media "The 2018 Beaune Clos du Roi 1er Cru has a tight but nicely focused bouquet with scents of blackberry, boysenberry, wild hedgerow and light pressed iris. I like the vigor…
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Burghound (90-92) "A background touch of wood surrounds notably ripe and openly floral-suffused aromas of mainly dark berry liqueur-like scents. The delicious and intense middle weight flavors possess a slightly finer mouthfeel…
Vinous Media "The 2018 Beaune Clos des Fèves 1er Cru offers a mixture of red and black fruit on the pretty, well-defined nose, which shows more Pinoté than its peers. The palate…
Wine Enthusiast "A background touch of wood surrounds notably ripe and openly floral-suffused aromas of mainly dark berry liqueur-like scents. The delicious and intense middle weight flavors possess a slightly finer mouthfeel…
Wine Enthusiast "The color is opaque, and the gently oaky and very ripe nose is composed of cassis and black cherry liqueur. I like the sense of underlying tension to the well-detailed…
Wine Enthusiast "A complex if not especially elegant nose combines notes of plum, dark currant, violet and a hint of wood influence. The succulent, rich and appealingly energetic flavors possess fine volume…
Wine Enthusiast "Lifted freshness, as from herb-scented lemons, rises from the glass. The concentrated palate of this wine has a gentle texture that lets fruit speak, edged with pithiness that lends even…
Burghound "A smoky nose of petrol, pear and apple leads to more finely textured and more vibrant lightly stony flavors that also possess better overall depth and persistence. This delicious and…
Vinous Media "The 2018 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc 1er Cru offers jasmine and honeysuckle on the nose, one of the best-defined of Chanson’s whites and displaying good intensity. The palate is…
Burghound "More pleasant are the very rich, succulent, indeed even opulent, medium weight flavors that possess excellent intensity where the plush texture contrasts considerably with the austere, serious and slightly warm…
Vinous Media "The 2018 Pernand-Vergelesses Les Caradeux 1er Cru offers cold stone and Granny Smith apple notes on a nose [...] The palate is well balanced with a crisp line of acidity…
Wine Enthusiast "A vivid streak of ripe lemon on the nose of this wine promises freshness. The mellow, creamy body with its smooth concentration still harbors a little flinty reduction, but also…
Burghound "A more complex nose is composed by notes of petrol, resin, apple, citrus and a subtle hint of wood. The sleek but solidly concentrated middle weight plus flavors brim with…
Wine Enthusiast "The nose on this wine is shy but reveals creamy vanilla, subtle lemon and ripe Mirabelle surrounded by gentle hazelnut. Smooth and fluid, the palate seemingly floats on a cloud…