From the Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills, an outstanding Australian Chardonnay. Hand picked, barrel fermented and aged in oak for 12 months. Superb, buttery, rounded, white peach fruit, beautiful oak and acidity. Superb Wine.
With a pale green-golden colour and aromas of pippin apples and fresh almonds these wines are very supple, nicely balanced by discrete acidity and have a good length in the mouth. The wines will be ready for tasting after 3-5 years due to their suppleness but their quality will generally assure their peak for up to 10 or 12 years. Complex and fine, the wines from Vallet Frères have a great following.
(Tasting notes July 2013) Nose of toasted honey almonds and a hint of lime. Still slightly underdeveloped and a little bitter, wood a little too prominent, notes of cooked lemons and mild tobacco! lots of length, high acidity. Verdict. A bit unbalanced at present but should develop, needs six months in the bottle or a good opening .
This is a special cuvee in honour of his Yves' grandfather, Fernand. The grapes come from four very high quality plots starting from 'Les Pellans' in the south leading to 'Les Pelles Dessous' and 'Au Moulin Landin' next to the village and ending with 'Le Pre de Manche' in the north. With a total of 1.26 hectares under vine and an exposure arcing round from east to south on limestone and marl soils, these wines are rich, well-structured with a long, persistent finish.
Contrary to initial expectations, many of the white Burgundy wines in 2009 are absolutely stunning. They began to show their true qualities only after the summer, when a mineral backbone appeared in support of the graceful, ripe fruit. The wines have a striking purity of fruit, are beautifully understated with a perfect harmony of wood and fruit.
Pale gold in colour, with crisp, green apple and elderflower aromas. The palate is fresh green apples with hints of pear, in tune with its fresh acidity, underscored with baked apple pie notes from spending nearly three years on yeast lees. Fine mousse and long, mineral finish.
Classic very pale coppery, pink colour with rose petal and wild strawberry aromas. The palate is strawberries and cream with refreshingly zingy summer fruit flavours and hints of brioche from almost three years on yeast lees. Creamy mousse with a long finish.
Winston Churchill's favourite champagne house! This White Foil has a beautifully gold straw hue, fine bubbles, a bouquet of floral and fruity aromas, ripe and thirst-quenching on the palate, with a superb taste of brioch.