Monday, 24 October 2016

Decanter's Best New Zealand Pinot Noir under £20: Wild South 2015

We've long been enamoured by the Wild South Marlborough Pinot Noir, a pure expression of the varietal which doesn't cost a pretty penny. Decanter panel tasters Melanie Brown, Christine Parkinson and Philip Tuck MW seem to agree, having awarded the latest release 93 points and a spot on their coveted list of Best New Zealand Pinot Noir under £20. Their note best sums up the juice in the bottle: 

"Vibrant crushed raspberries, spice, cocoa, liquorice and Darjeeling tea. Driven by acidity and showing earthy, nutty flavours that lead to a pretty finish."
Wild South Pinot Noir 2015, Marlborough, New Zealand

 For more information about the domaine, click here.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Michel Rolland's Yacochuya in The Financial Times

One of our Yacochuya altitude-infused wines from Salta was recently mentioned in The Financial Times, written up by Peter Richards MW.

More information on the winery can be found here:

• Yacochuya 2008, Cafayate, 15%
To conclude, one of Michel Rolland’s own wines. Rolland began consulting in Salta in 1988 and immediately saw its potential. He found an old Malbec vineyard at 2,035m altitude and this 2008 vintage shows the tobacco-scented, softened edges typical of fine bottle-aged reds. At its core, though, this is a hedonist’s wine, one for those who like maximum impact — a dense, sinewy, full-throttle red with tons of peppery spice, juicy acidity and rich ripe fruit.”

Peter Richards is a Master of Wine and television presenter