On the nose, this Austrian beauty shows notes of apple blossom and fresh herbs. On the palate, juicy notes of green apple with great texture and notes of hazelnut. It finishes with lip-smacking generosity and a stimulating hint of apple skin. Incredibly delicate and tasty. -Tasted by Marquis Wine Cellars Team Wine: Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) Producer: Pfaffl Vintage: 2011 Country: Austria Region: Vienna Price: $29.90 (inc tax) Buy here!
You can be certain that the wines of Domaine Pierre-Papin respect the terroir and the vintage. The 2012 has salty and peachy notes on the nose, with light, fresh, floral and fruity qualities on the palate. Enjoy with seafood, especially shellfish. -Tasted by Chrystala Georgiou, Marquis Wine Cellars Wine: Melon de Bourgogne Producer: Domaine Pierre-Papin Vintage: 2012 Country: France Region: Loire (Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine) Price: $33.01 (inc tax) Buy here!
A somewhat freakish California creation of 76% Sangiovese blended with 24% Montepulciano, this wine is surprisingly Italian in style. Fruit forward with crisp acidity and moderate tannins this wine combines aromas and flavours of red fruits, floral and earthy notes. Pour this for your Italian loving friends and see if you can stump them in a game of “Name that wine”. -Tasted by Jon Ellison, Marquis Wine Cellars Wine: Sangiovese/Montepulciano blend Producer: Unti Vintage: 2012 Country: USA Region: Sonoma Price: $42.00 (inc tax) Buy here!
Crisp and fresh aromas with pear and light white floral notes. Mouth-watering acidity with pleasing minerality and beautiful balance. Enjoyable. -Tasted by Margaret Kim, Marquis Wine Cellars Wine: Chenin Blanc Producer: Leo Steen Vintage: 2012 Country: USA Region: California Appellation: Sonoma Price: $32.90 (inc tax) Buy here!
Fascinating complex wine! Traditionally made, bone dry Muscat from certified organic and dry-farmed grapes. Take your time and savour, allowing the aromas and flavours to unwind in the glass. Gloriously floral nose with mandarin oranges, pineapple and the sweet pepperiness of fresh basil. Taste is minerally and citrus with great depth and texture – 6 months spent on skins will do that. Fermented and aged in large clay amphoras with minimal intervention. A singular wine that deserves attention. –Tasted by Christopher C., Marquis Wine Cellars Name: Viejas Tinajas Muscat Producer: De Martino Vintage: 2013 Country: Chile Region: Itata Valley View this wine on Marquis-Wines.com here
A blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Carignan and 5% Mourvèdre. The Grenache vines that are used for this wine are over 50 years of age and have been bio-dyanmically farmed for many years now. Dark in colour, with savoury, spicy flavours. This wine is a must try and can be drank now but it will easily age for the next five years. -Chrystala G, Marquis Wine Cellars Name: Saint Damien Cotes du Rhone Vielles Vignes Producer: Saint-Damien Vintage: 2013 Country: France Region: Côtes du Rhône Appellation: Gigondas View this wine on Marquis-Wines.com here!
In recent years, price for Burgundy is steadily increasing while quantities have not. Chablis however continues to be a place for value. Of the 7 – Grand Crus in Chablis, “Le Clos” is often described as the most complete Cru and arguably the most famous. This is always my favourite of the Grand Crus for its perfumed aromas and upfront enjoyment. The 2012 vintage is similar to that of 2010 as a classic, concentrated and long lived vintage. This wine will continue to improve over the next 10-14 years. It pairs beautifully with seafood and especially sweet spot prawns. Region: Chablis, Burgundy, France Price: $67.74 ($77.90 inc tax) – Product Page
Awesome, full bodied, dry and powerful, it’s floral and zesty on the nose, with ripe lemon, toasty brioche and honeyed nuts on the palate. Fine, elegant mousse and great lingering finish. Beautiful now but try it again in 4 or 5 years. Pair with British-style fish & chips (seriously). -Tasted by Duncan Burnside Region: Champagne, France 750ml Price: $60.78 ($69.90 inc tax) 375ml Price: $32.96 ($37.90 inc tax, bottle pictured)
This is a very pretty wine, with a lot going on. For me, rose and orange peel are the keys to its immediate appeal on the nose. But there’s plenty of fruit too: ripe, or even preserved cherries come to mind. And, with a little air, earthy (and characteristically Pinot) notes emerge, while the orange peel evolves into a bouquet of sweet spices. Flowers, fruit and spice all carry through the palate, with smooth tannins holding it all together. Does anyone make duck a l’orange anymore? Jesse Richmond, Marquis Wine Cellars Region: Casablanca Valley, Chile Price: $43.39 ($49.90 inc tax) Buy online at Marquis Wine Cellars