Read our Christmas Q&A with Don and Valerie from Devotus
Out of the blue, I received an invitation to join Tim & Carlo Mondavi for lunch in London, which is one invitation you do not decline. The great and late Robert Mondavi was known throughout the wine world as a pioneer until the world lost this colossus of a man in 2008.
Without a shadow of a doubt, Château Canon has been one of the hottest Bordeaux properties during the past three En-Primeur campaigns. Chanel, the new owners have invested enormous sums of monies, which is clearly paying off handsomely with three, stunning back-to-back vintages.
As Christmas fast approaches, it would be fair to say we are bombarded with offers and samples from global producers. Admittedly, some samples are delicious and the company wallet comes out however, the vast majority are simply served with the teams daily lunch.
Michel Chapoutier needs little introduction as one of the greatest winemakers in the Rhone however, few know of Domaine Bila-Haut, Michel’s Roussillon property which he purchased in 2000.
Deep Woods Estate celebrate success at The Perth Royal Wines Awards 2017
For the 2nd year running Raymond Chan has awarded both the Devotus & Devotus Reserve with 5 stars, placing these two wines within the highest possible quality category.
James Suckling’s The Top 100 Australian Wines of 2016 and we have 6 amongst the pick of the crop.
Devotus is the first wine venture of Don McConachy and Valerie Worsdale who upon returning to New Zealand in 2013.
Their inaugural 2012 vintage was an immediate sell-out in New Zealand and the latest vintages are award-winning.
Domaine du Clos du Caillou continues to make some of the most profound, layered and sexy wines of this sun-drenched appellation.
If it's good enough for the Queen Mother and the Presidents of the USA, then it's certainly good enough for you!
Only 300 bottles are heading to the UK and we have been selected to offer 180 bottles to our customers.
Sadly the Varner brothers, Bob and Jim have ended their collaboration with the Neely family, which in short means the 2014’s are the last wines the Varner’s made in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Of course this is not a decision made by the brothers themselves, as they are universally regarded as some of the finest Chardonnay and Pinot Noir producers in the US today. Their landlords, the Neely family, simply want their land back – Who wouldn’t when your tenants have produced some amazing wines year in year out?
Antonio Galloni sums up succinctly “This is a real loss to the region and the wine world more broadly, as the Varners made stunning Chardonnays and Pinots from these sites”.
The Varners have moved to Santa Barbara County, where they are making a new Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the El Camino and Los Alamos vineyards respectively. Both wines deliver superb quality for the money however, they have many years to go as their Santa Cruz Mountain wines remain reference points for what is possible in these mountain terroirs; namely world-class, rich, phenolic Chardonnays and intense Pinot Noirs.
To that end, and to celebrate the end of an era with brilliance from the Santa Cruz Mountains, we are delighted to offer their final vintage and the superb 2012 Foxglove Chardonnay.
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