Grape Varietals: 96% Tempranillo, 4% Garnacha
Growing Region: Rioja, Northern Spain
Owner / Director: Cristina Forner

It has been a few years now since I was last in the wine region of Rioja where the fruit for this Rosado / Rosé wine was sourced. The selected fruit parcels which were hand-picked separately - were grown on gentle slopes in Cenicero and in Rioja Alavesa. The hardy vines which seem to thrive in theses testing conditions are a mixture of 15-20 years of age and grown at different altitudes in mainly clay and limestone soils.

 

Grape Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Growing Region: Nelson, New Zealand
Owner / Winemaker: Patrick Stowe

Patrick planted the home vineyard at Rimu Grove in 1995, and it comprises 7 hectares of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris vines. Which are laid out on the gentle north facing slope of the Bronte Peninsula overlooking the stunning Waimea inlet in Nelson. The passionate team at Rimu Grove are committed to producing only the finest quality wines which reflect the terroir of the Nelson Moutere wine-growing region.

 

Grape Varietal: 100% Moscato Bianco
Growing Region: Asti Region, North-west Italy
Chief Winemaker: Danilo Drocco

I must admit it has been a few years now since I was last at Fontanafredda - but it has been a pleasure to see and taste the development in both the brand direction and quality of wines being crafted by Danilo and his team. Moscato d'Asti is justifiably having a renaissance, with these approachable, vibrantly lively and refreshing wines being enjoyed by the next generation of wine enthusiasts.

 

Grape Varietals: 90% Pinot Gris, 5% Gewürztraminer, 3% Pinot Blanc & 2% Riesling
Growing Region: Yarra Valley, Australia
Chief Winemaker: Steve Webber

This range of vibrant and dynamic varietal wines, were crafted to pay tribute to Yarra Valley’s very own opera diva, Dame Nellie Melba, who enchanted the world as Mimi in the opera ‘La Bohème’ - based in the Latin Quarter of Paris in the 1880’s. The Yarra Valley has a rich history of quality wine production dating over 150 years. When you think of Australia, you think summer and those ancient terra-rossa soils.