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Oops White 2018

Winery: Undurraga

Area: Central Valley
Grapes: 85% Sauvignon Blanc 15% Carmenere
Vintage: 2018
SKU: 405761
Alc/Vol: 12.50%
Price: $ 13.99

Origin: Central Valley

Harvest: March.

Color:  pale greenish-yellow

Aroma: intense citrus aromas such as grapefruit, balanced by soft herbal notes.

Flavor: Fresh, good acidity, fruity and mineral. It has good body and persistence.

Pair with: Fresh shellfish, oysters or salad or as an aperitif.

Drink now, excellent.

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Oops Carmenere 2018
Winery: Undurraga
Area: Central Valley
Grapes: 100% Carmenere
Vintage: 2018
SKU: 72777
Alc/Vol: 13%
Price: $ 13.99

Origin: Central Valley

Harvest: March.

Color:  Deep ruby

Aroma: Red ripe fruit and chocolate.

Flavor: black and red fruit mingle with intense spicy notes. Soft tannins with elegant finish.

Pair with: Gamey meats, lamb, pasta and cheese

Drink now, excellent.

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Valle Las Acequias - Malbec Syrah 2016
Winery: Luis Segundo Correas
Area: Medrano, Mendoza
Grapes: 70% Malbec 30% Syrah
Vintage: 2016
SKU: 243360
Alc/Vol: 13.5%

Origin: Estate Dona Ofelia. Low vineyard of 30 year old. 

Harvest: Hand-picked in small plastics bins. Malbec is harvest in its optimum ripeness and Syrah when it reaches its natural dehydration

Color: Deep red garnet.

Aroma: Intense, red fruits and plums with notes of figs.

Flavor: Good complexity, tannins with gentle and attractive ending.

Concentrated, balanced tannins, and great persistence.

Oak: 6 months in 1st and 2nd Used French Oak Barrels

Pair with: roasted meats, cheese and pasta

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El Cipres - Malbec 2017
Winery: Luis Segundo Correas
Area: Medrano, Mendoza
Grapes: 100% Malbec
Vintage: 2017
SKU: 263236
Alc/Vol: 14%
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Origin: Estate Dona Angelino. Low vineyard of 70 year old.

Harvest: Hand-picked in small plastics bins during second week of April.

Color: Intense and deep red rubi.

Aroma: Ambrosial purple berries, vanilla, licorice tea, violets and mocha.

Flavor: Fresh rounded palate with savoury undertones of fine plum, spice and cocoa keep it grounded; it is balanced and very approachable.

Pair with: Barbecue meats, vegetables, burgers, ribs.

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El Cipres 2017 - Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Winery: Luis Segundo Correas
Area: Medrano, Mendoza
Grapes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2017
SKU: 895979
Alc/Vol: 13%

Origin: Estate Dona Ofelia. Low vineyard of 70 year old.

Harvest: Hand-picked in small plastics bins during first week of April.

Color: Intense and deep red rubi.

Aroma: Classic Cabernet aromas: graphite, black currents, savoury spices, tobacco, leather and crushed mint.

Flavor: It is intense and inky in the mouth with appealing juiciness. Cocoa, espresso and spice flavours balance the bright fruit.

Good weight and complexity; a solid everyday red.

Pair with: Barbecue meats, vegetables, burgers, ribs.

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Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Winery: Auntsfield

Area: Marlborough
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2018
SKU: 738021
Alc/Vol: 13%
Origin: Single Vineyard

Harvest: Handpicked, whole bunch pressed and fermented in oak barrels

Winemaking Process: Cool fermentation in stainless steel. A portion of grapes are subjected to traditional winemaking practices. The result is a hand-crafted wine combining the bright fresh fruit with an underlying minerality and fine structure.

Color: Pale straw

Aroma: Intense and pure aromas of fresh passionfruit, ripe melon and lime. Notes of dried herbs, lemongrass, mandarin and blackcurrant add pungency and intensity to the aromatics.

Flavor: Powerful, tight and elegant. Ripe passionfruit, white peach, with citrus notes of lime and mandarin pith.

Pair with: Goat cheese, green vegetables, oysters, delicate fish

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My Karp Mosel DOC 2017
 Winery: Karp - Schreiber
Area: Mosel DOC
Grapes: 100% Riesling OFF DRY
Vintage: 2018
SKU: 543967
Alc/Vol: 10.50%
Price: $ 19.99
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Origin: Single Vineyard

Harvest : Handpicked grapes

Color: Crisp yellow

Aroma: Green apples, peaches, honey

Flavor: Notes of green apples and peaches, honey, lime and white flowers lead to a juicy palate with mouthwatering acidity and mineral characters.

Pair with: sushi, coconut curries, tandoori chicken and mild cheeses, among others.

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Oltre Strada IGT 2011
Winery: Fattoria Le Calvane
Area: Val di Pesa
Grapes: 50% Sangiovese 50% Merlot
Vintage: 2011
SKU: 282707
Alc/Vol: 13.50%

Origin: Single Vineyard in Montespertoli

Harvest: Hand picked grapes end of September.

Soils: Calcareous, gravel and clayey

Oak: 10 months

Color: Bright garnet color tending to ruby

Aroma: Wonderfully cherry fruit, some background spice and a bit of vanilla.

Flavor: Full body that perfectly blends the sweetness of the Merlot and the earthiness of the Sangiovese variety

Pair with: pizza, cheese, herbed roast, and any tomato sauce dishes

Drink now, excellent.

Trecione Chianti Riserva DOCG 2013
Winery: Fattoria Le Calvane
Area: Val di Pesa

Grapes: 70 % Sangiovese, 15% Merlot and 15% Cabernet

Vintage: 2013
SKU: 209142
Alc/Vol: 13.50%

Origin: Single Vineyard in Montespertoli

Harvest: Hand picked grapes end of September.

Soils: Calcareous, gravel and clayey

Oak: 10 months

Color: Slight hint of garnet softens the intensity of its deep ruby red colour

Aroma: Outstanding aromas of vanilla, small wild berries and pomegranate.

Flavor: Long and smooth finish combined with a special dryness.

Pair with: pizza, cheese, herbed roast, and any tomato sauce dishes

Drink now, excellent

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Borro del Boscone Colli della Toscana Centralle IGT 2013
Winery: Fattoria Le Calvane
Area: Val di Pesa

Grapes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage: 2013
SKU: 208226
Alc/Vol: 13.50%

Origin: Single Vineyard in Montespertoli

Harvest: Harvested by hand at the end of October, the grapes are carefully selected. The fermentation lasts about 10 days at 28-30C 

Soils: Calcareous, gravel and clayey

Oak: 10 months

Color: A dark red wine with hints of garnet

Aroma: Complex aromas of vanilla, small wild red and black berries.

Flavor: Long and smooth finish. Powerful and well rounded wine

Pair with: pizza, cheese, herbed roast, and any tomato sauce dishes

Drink now, excellent.

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