Selection International – Red Wine

Argentine Malbec   The Argentine Malbec has found uniquely favourable growing conditions in Argentina and has no doubt created one of the most successful and delicious Malbec wines in the world. A combination of desert climate, cold nights, and irrigation of eternal snows from the Andes, creates an especially healthy environment for these vines. An […]

Argentine Malbec
Argentine Malbec
 
The Argentine Malbec has found uniquely favourable growing conditions in Argentina and has no doubt created one of the most successful and delicious Malbec wines in the world. A combination of desert climate, cold nights, and irrigation of eternal snows from the Andes, creates an especially healthy environment for these vines. An intense bouquet of damson plums, blackcurrant and violet aromas give way to a slight touch of hunting and leather notes. This richly purple coloured Malbec carries a velvety texture with long, soft flavours. Although it ages beautifully, firm tannins and mellow acidityallow this wine to be enjoyed while young.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

Australian Cabernet Sauvignon
Australian Cabernet Sauvignon
 
The bold, individualistic style of Australia’s winemakers has unleashed the full potential behind the king of red grapes’, captured here in our Australian Cabernet Sauvignon. Combines forward fruit flavours of cherry, raspberry and blackcurrant with a tremendous backing of tannin and structure. Rich and polished with a long, layered finish warmly accentuated with oak.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Heavy

 
Australian Cabernet Shiraz
Australian Cabernet Shiraz
 
The blend that made Australia famous. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structural intensity perfectly complements the ripe fruit and chocolate flavors of Shiraz, for rich, complex and hearty red wine of outstanding character. Big, bold and dark a luxurious treat.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Heavy

 
Australian Grenache/Syrah/Mourvèdre
 
The blending of these three grapes is a classic, originating in the South of France where Côtes du Rhone and Chateauneuf du Pape concentrate on these varieties. The small, thick skinned berries are deep blue-black in colour, high in extract, flavour, aroma and tannin.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

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Australian Shiraz
Australian Shiraz
 
The grape that was made for Down Under – its hot climate perfec for bringing out the best traits in this popular grape varietal. Australian Shiraz is seductively delicious, with startlingly rich, ripe aromas that deliver right through to the full zesty finish. Amazingly, the style allows for polished tannins early, so the young wine is not rough or harsh. The aged version retains the core fruit flavours of plums, cherries and blackberries, but gains extra polish. Pair this Shiraz with flavourful meals!

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Heavy

Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon
Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon
 
Our Chilean version of this classic boasts black pepper and berry bouquets. Notably flavorful, with tannins that develop with age. Pairs with beef, turkey, lamb and stews.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

Chilean Carmenère
Chilean Carmenère
 
Deep crimson, with dark cherry aroma, red fruits and berry notes running to a smoky, spicy finish with notes of dark chocolate and tobacco. With medium body and moderate tannins, Carmenre drinks well young and improves with age.
Drink with grilled beef, pizza, or dark chocolate.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Heavy

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Chilean Merlot
Chilean Merlot
 
Powerful fruit and spice flavour, with mellow tannins for a supple finish. Deserves ageing, but will develop quicker than Cabernet Sauvignon and will stand up to the same food pairings.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

 
Chilean Pinot Noir
Chilean Pinot Noir
 
Winexpert’s Selection International Series Chilean Pinot Noir is a bright ruby colour with delicate aromas of red berry flavours. Medium bodied and supple with a hint of herbiness, the mouth feel is very elegant with soft tannins and a subtle oak finish. Vibrant and food friendly, this wine is excellent with salmon, roast beef and lamb.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light-Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

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French Cabernet Sauvignon
French Cabernet Sauvignon
 
An excellent candidate for short term aging due to its moderate tannins. Deep ruby red colour with berries and oak on the palate. Serve with prime rib and steaks.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

French Merlot
French Merlot
 
Direct from the vineyards of southern France, this classic varietal is rich with ripe fruit and berry flavours, yet soft and elegant. Dry, full-bodied and deeply coloured, with a complex velvety taste accentuated with premium French oak.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

 
Italian Amarone
Italian Amarone
 
Italian Amarone is a very intense and complex wine, with a wide array of flavours and aromas. Deep ruby red, this heavyweight wine exudes aromas of sour cherries, dark chocolate, stewed plums, dried fruits, anise, raisins, bitter almond, tobacco, leather and molasses, and has a spicy-earthy bittersweet finish that lengthens on indefi nitely from the huge volume of tannins. Delightful with food, Italian Amarone is often enjoyed by itself, sipped outside of mealtimes with good conversation and good friends.

Sweetness: Off-Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Medium

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Italian Montepulciano
Italian Montepulciano
 
Montepulciano is a vigorous red grape variety widely planted over much of east-central Italy, capableof creating deeply coloured, rich red wines with blackberry fruit flavours and spicy, peppery tannin levels. Montepulciano generally produces wines that are smooth and mellow yet robust and mouth filling, with dependably high alcohol content. Superb with veal and pasta an Italian gem you won’t want to miss.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Full | Oak Intensity: Medium

Italian Sangiovese
Italian Sangiovese
 
Italian Sangiovese (san-joe-VAY-zee) has a bright red cherry character, overlaying strawberry notes, with hints of violets and white pepper. It’s medium body and long, wonderfully smooth, tannic finish is livened by a zing of acidity and toasty oak.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

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New Zealand Pinot Noir
New Zealand Pinot Noir
 
New Zealand’s finest. A delicate wine with aromas of violet and luscious red fruit characteristics of cherry, strawberry and raspberry. Silky tannins grip your palate and end with a velvet, smooth finish. An elusive aftertaste of spice & toasty vanilla makes you long for more.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

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South African Pinotage
South African Pinotage
 
Delicate and balanced like a Pinot noir, with the hardiness and robust colour of Cinsault. Deep intense ruby colour with purple highlights. Layered aromas of raspberry, spices, red cherry, and fruitcake give way to rich complexity of flavours including raspberry, vanilla, plums, coffee.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

Spanish Rioja
Spanish Rioja
 
Spain’s finest red wine blend from the famous northern Spanish region. Tends toward the traditional French blends, combining bright berry and spice flavours, deep red colours and solid tannin backup. Includes premium oak for a soft, dry vanilla finish. Delightful when aged.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Medium

 

Selection Estate – Red Wine

Castellina Supertuscan di Siena   A bold, yet supple wine, expansive enough to be consumed with great pleasure, the big, smoky, earthy nose of ultra-ripe cherry and currant fruit is followed by a richly tannic finish. Serve with a rack of lamb with herbs, Tuscan-style meat dishes with tomato sauces, Stroganoff or meat grilled rare. […]

Castellina Supertuscan di Siena
Castellina Supertuscan di Siena
 
A bold, yet supple wine, expansive enough to be consumed with great pleasure, the big, smoky, earthy nose of ultra-ripe cherry and currant fruit is followed by a richly tannic finish.
Serve with a rack of lamb with herbs, Tuscan-style meat dishes with tomato sauces, Stroganoff or meat grilled rare.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Heavy

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Italian Barolo
Italian Barolo
 
Medium-heavy in body with a luminous dark cherry colour, tannin dominates the flavours initially, with intense grip and robust dryness in the finish. High acid, tannin and alcohol levels challenge the palate when the wine is young, but with age come rewards: wild ripe strawberries hot from the sun, a whiff of dark tar, the scent of roses and violets, and earthy, rich truffles. Burly, assertive chewy’ wine, it is not for the faint of heart, but for those seeking intensity and complexity, there is nothing else like Barolo.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Heavy

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Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel
Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel
 
The famous thick, gnarled and twisted old Zinfandel vines of Lodi in California’s Central Valley contribute to intense concentrated flavours in the grapes. The wine is deep and rich, with bold, zesty aromas and ripe berry fruits on the tongue. Robust and exciting, it bursts with a spiciness that is met head on by the premium French oak.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

Lodi Ranch 11 Cabernet Sauvignon
Lodi Ranch 11 Cabernet Sauvignon
 
The Woodbridge appellation in California’s Central Valley has established itself for producing distinctive, consistently excellent Cabernet. Woodbridge Ranch 11 Cabernet Sauvignon is the hearty red wine classic that lovers of fine Cabernet hunt down with passionate zeal the king of red grapes in all its splendid glory. Our Cab has the trademark blackcurrant and cherry flavours, but its true triumph is the subtle weave of complex flavour compounds that contribute to the overall experience. Oak and tannins, pepper and spice, combining structure and rich fruit for a red wine that will dazzle from first aroma to long elegant finish.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Heavy

Montagnac Syrah/Mourvèdre
Montagnac Syrah/Mourvèdre
 
A medium-full bodied bold wine, ruby red in colour with a deep dark plum and blackberry bouquet showing subtle accents of chocolate. Rich, lush and complex, soft black fruits combine with a hint of spiciness that follows through with a firm, tannic finish on the palate.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Medium

Napa Valley Stag's Leap District Merlot
Napa Valley Stag’s Leap District Merlot
 
A sublime Merlot from the prestigious vineyards of California’s Napa Valley, where ideal climate and soil conditions, combined with refined growing and cellaring techniques, allow for consistent high quality treatment of grape varietals. Harvested from the highly regarded Stag’s Leap District on the valley’s east bench, this Merlot is dry and medium bodied with a soft, supple fruity palate of plums and red berries. Its characteristic spicy aroma, accentuated with light warm oak, foreshadows the rich, round, smooth and mouth-filling flavour experience, finishing with lengthy elegance. A must-try for Merlot lovers everywhere.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Heavy

Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
 
Most people are unaware that Sonoma red wines win more awards than Napa. Winexpert Crushendo Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon’s elegant and powerful nose showcases big black cherry character with nuances of mocha cedar and cigar box. It is bold and chewy on the palate with concentrated cassis, blackberry and cedar flavours along with firm structure and smooth (but powerful) tannins showing elegance on the long finish.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Full | Oak Intensity: Heavy

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Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir
Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir
 
Winexpert’s Estate Series Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir has silky tannins carrying notes of truffle, toast, herbs, gorgeous cassis, black cherry and raspberry flavours and black spice. Food-friendly, it shows restrained toasty oak and well-balanced acidity.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

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South Australian Single Vineyard Shiraz
South Australian Single Vineyard Shiraz
 
A medium-full bodied wine combines the fruit flavours of plum and currants with the silky-smooth taste of chocolate and firm tannins.
Goes well with meat stews and beef roasts.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Heavy

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Valpolicella Classico di Veneto
Valpolicella Classico di Veneto
 
The power grape of Italy’s famed Valpolicella, Bardolino and Amarone, Corvina is renowned for fruity, full-bodied wines with cherry aromas and a hint of almond. The Veneto region stretches from the northeast border with Austria down to coastal Venice, with a mild continental climate ideal for long, controlled ripening and intense grapes.Corvina Classico has lush, intriguing aromas of ripe red cherries and raspberries, delicate hints of almond, toast and spice and a richly tannic finish that has the fruit lingering on your palate for many minutes.

In the historic footsteps of Amaronea wine fermented with a reserve of crushed grapeskinsthe Crushendo grape pack brings immense grape tannin and character to the wine. Right out of the carboy this wine will have intense, gripping tannins, and although drinkable immediately, it will open up and blossom into a wine of unique power and elegance over two to four years.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Medium

 
Washington Columbia Valley Cab Franc Merlot
Washington Columbia Valley Cab Franc Merlot
 
The nose of this wine holds an intense aroma of plum, black cherries and vanilla with an underlying hint of pepper and spice. Fruit flavours of plum and currants blended with the silky-smooth taste of chocolate and firm tannins give this medium-full bodied wine a pleasant finish, leaving you wanting more.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Heavy

Italian Wines

Ultra Premium | Selection Estate Series | Red Castellina Supertuscan di Siena A bold, yet supple wine, expansive enough to be consumed with great pleasure, the big, smoky, earthy nose of ultra-ripe cherry and currant fruit is followed by a richly tannic finish. Serve with a rack of lamb with herbs, Tuscan-style meat dishes with […]

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Castellina Supertuscan di Siena

Ultra Premium | Selection Estate Series | Red

Castellina Supertuscan di Siena
A bold, yet supple wine, expansive enough to be consumed with great pleasure, the big, smoky, earthy nose of ultra-ripe cherry and currant fruit is followed by a richly tannic finish.
Serve with a rack of lamb with herbs, Tuscan-style meat dishes with tomato sauces, Stroganoff or meat grilled rare.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Heavy

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Italian Barolo

Ultra Premium | Selection Estate Series | Red

Italian Barolo
Medium-heavy in body with a luminous dark cherry colour, tannin dominates the flavours initially, with intense grip and robust dryness in the finish. High acid, tannin and alcohol levels challenge the palate when the wine is young, but with age come rewards: wild ripe strawberries hot from the sun, a whiff of dark tar, the scent of roses and violets, and earthy, rich truffles. Burly, assertive chewy’ wine, it is not for the faint of heart, but for those seeking intensity and complexity, there is nothing else like Barolo.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Heavy

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Valpolicella Classico di Veneto

Ultra Premium | Selection Estate Series | Red

Valpolicella Classico di Veneto
The power grape of Italy’s famed Valpolicella, Bardolino and Amarone, Corvina is renowned for fruity, full-bodied wines with cherry aromas and a hint of almond. The Veneto region stretches from the northeast border with Austria down to coastal Venice, with a mild continental climate ideal for long, controlled ripening and intense grapes.

Corvina Classico has lush, intriguing aromas of ripe red cherries and raspberries, delicate hints of almond, toast and spice and a richly tannic finish that has the fruit lingering on your palate for many minutes.

In the historic footsteps of Amaronea wine fermented with a reserve of crushed grapeskinsthe Crushendo grape pack brings immense grape tannin and character to the wine. Right out of the carboy this wine will have intense, gripping tannins, and although drinkable immediately, it will open up and blossom into a wine of unique power and elegance over two to four years.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Medium

Italian Amarone

Premium | Selection International Series | Red

Italian Amarone
Italian Amarone is a very intense and complex wine, with a wide array of flavours and aromas. Deep ruby red, this heavyweight wine exudes aromas of sour cherries, dark chocolate, stewed plums, dried fruits, anise, raisins, bitter almond, tobacco, leather and molasses, and has a spicy-earthy bittersweet finish that lengthens on indefi nitely from the huge volume of tannins. Delightful with food, Italian Amarone is often enjoyed by itself, sipped outside of mealtimes with good conversation and good friends.

Sweetness: Off-Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Medium

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Italian Montepulciano

Premium | Selection International Series | Red

Italian Montepulciano
Montepulciano is a vigorous red grape variety widely planted over much of east-central Italy, capableof creating deeply coloured, rich red wines with blackberry fruit flavours and spicy, peppery tannin levels. Montepulciano generally produces wines that are smooth and mellow yet robust and mouth filling, with dependably high alcohol content. Superb with veal and pasta an Italian gem you won’t want to miss.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Full | Oak Intensity: Medium

Italian Sangiovese

Premium | Selection International Series | Red

Italian Sangiovese
Italian Sangiovese (san-joe-VAY-zee) has a bright red cherry character, overlaying strawberry notes, with hints of violets and white pepper. It’s medium body and long, wonderfully smooth, tannic finish is livened by a zing of acidity and toasty oak.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

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Italian Brunello - April 2010

Premium | Selection Limited Edition Series | Red

Italian Brunello – April 2010 Limited Release
The Region: Italy’s long, narrow peninsula reaches deep into the Mediterranean,basking in the relentless sunshine and welcoming warmth. Gentle sloping hillsides, rich mineral soils, the moderating breezes off of the Mediterranean waters and unique grape varieties work to make wonderful wines.

The Wine: Brunello is a large-berried variety of the Sangiovese grape, most famous in Brunello di Montalcino. The flavour profile of Sangiovese is fruity, with strong natural acidity, a firm and elegant assertiveness and a robust finish that can extend surprisingly long. The aroma is generally subtle, with cherry, strawberry, blueberry, and violet notes. Medium-bodied but boldly tannic and intense, this gripping wine will begin to open up after six months, but the richer flavours will take at least 18 months to show, with cherry and spice dominating the long, fruity finish.

The Food: Brunello shines in the company of assertively flavoured foods. Hard cheeses such as Asiago and Parmigiano Reggiano are splendid accompaniments and the wines backbone of acids and tannins make it work well with rich and spicy foods like Italian sausages or lasagna.

(Originally offered in April 2007)

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

Value | World Vineyard Collection | Red

Italian Barolo
Medium in body with a luminous dark cherry colour Winexpert World Vineyard Barolo has rich, spicy fruit and delivers the true character of the grape and land. Typical flavours are cherries, violets, black licorice, truffles and it finishes with rich, chewy, deep and long-lasting flavour. Burly, assertive ‘chewy’ wine, it is not for the faint of heart, but for those seeking intensity and complexity, there is nothing else like Barolo.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Light

Italian Sangiovese

Value | World Vineyard Collection | Red

Italian Sangiovese
The lively fruit and good acidity make it one of the most food-friendly of all reds, pairing well with pasta, veal Parmigiana, intensely flavoured cheeses, and fruits like cherries, figs, plums and raspberries.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

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Italian Pinot Grigio

Premium | Selection International Series | White

Italian Pinot Grigio
The uniquely Italian version of the well known Pinot Gris grape, picked earlier in Italy than in all other regions and well before its characteristic loss of acidity at ripening, for a bright, crisp, dry white wine with a gentle perfume and a detectable spiciness. Fresh, fragrant and lively, its flavours include a certain flintiness with hints of citrus and almonds.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light-Medium | Oak Intensity: None

Italian Pinot Grigio

Value | World Vineyard Collection | White

Italian Pinot Grigio
The Italians have their own way with the Pinot Gris grape variety, and in the process they create a special magic with it that’s unmatched elsewhere in the wine world. Though dry in character and with a pleasant zip of acidity, this Pinot Grigio shows off a pleasant floral fragrance and tremendous fruit flavours, making it the perfect picnic accompaniment.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light-Medium | Oak Intensity: None

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