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Fritz Haag, Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr, Spatlese, 2008

Riesling
Fritz Haag, Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr, Spatlese, 2008
Mosel Valley, Germany

Fritz Haag is one of the iconic producers in the Mosel, with a history dating back to 1605. Indeed, fine Mosel Rieslings were once the most expensive wines in the world and Haag was at the forefront.

The company cultivates Riesling in the famous Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr vineyard, which is planted on the precipitously steep slopes of the Mosel valley.

A “Spatlese” is made from late harvest grapes, that have achieved a high level of ripeness, and so the wine is medium sweet. The nose bursts with aromatics of peaches and apricots, and shows excellent freshness and vibrancy. The palate is medium bodied, elegant and delicate, with enough acidity to counter-balance the sweetness. This wine will age for 20-30 years, but can be enjoyed now. We hope you enjoy it.

Food and wine pairing: The medium sweet character of the wine will suit spicy Indian and Asian dishes, and fresh fruit plates.

Krug, Grande Cuvee, Brut

Champagne
Krug, Grande Cuvee, Brut
France

In 1843 when Johann-Joseph Krug founded his Champagne House he had one singular goal. He wanted to produce the very finest Champagne in the region. Over 160 years later, connoisseurs agree that Krug is in a league of its own.

The style is unique and distinctive. The wine is powerful and rich, yet with a certain elegance to complement its extravagant complexity. The length of the finish lasts for minutes.

Krug is one of the few houses to ferment the base wines in oak, which gives the wine more structure and power. The richness is enhanced by the extensive use of old reserve wines in the final blend. As the wine matures for a decade before release it develops beautiful complex nuances.

Krug is an experience. It represents the ultimate in craftsmanship and dedication to quality.

Food and wine pairing: Krug is the ultimate aperitif, and a perfect complement to caviar, smoked salmon, lobster and a variety of seafood.

Krug, Grande Cuvee, Brut

Champagne
Krug, Grande Cuvee, Brut
France

In 1843 when Johann-Joseph Krug founded his Champagne House he had one singular goal. He wanted to produce the very finest Champagne in the region. Over 160 years later, connoisseurs agree that Krug is in a league of its own.

The style is unique and distinctive. The wine is powerful and rich, yet with a certain elegance to complement its extravagant complexity. The length of the finish lasts for minutes.

Krug is one of the few houses to ferment the base wines in oak, which gives the wine more structure and power. The richness is enhanced by the extensive use of old reserve wines in the final blend. As the wine matures for a decade before release it develops beautiful complex nuances.

Krug is an experience. It represents the ultimate in craftsmanship and dedication to quality.

Food and wine pairing: Krug is the ultimate aperitif, and a perfect complement to caviar, smoked salmon, lobster and a variety of seafood.

Albert Bichot, Domaine du Pavillon, Clos des Mouches, Beaune 1er Cru, 2008

Chardonnay
Albert Bichot, Domaine du Pavillon, Clos des Mouches, Beaune 1er Cru, 2008
Burgundy, France

Albert Bichot was recently named amongst the “Top 100 wineries in the world” by Wine and Spirits magazine. When Bernard Bichot founded the house back in 1831 it’s doubtful that he would have imagined such success.

This wine comes from a single vineyard called Clos des Mouches, which is one of Burgundy’s gems. It’s located just south of Beaune and many consider the wines to be of Grand Cru status, which is the highest designation.

The color is a brilliant lemon gold. The nose is rich and intense with aromas of hazelnuts, peach and citrus. It’s concentrated on the palate, medium to full bodied, with a refreshing thread of acidity providing backbone and style.

The layers of flavor unravel into a long lingering finish, which is one of the hallmarks of quality.

Food and wine pairing: The perfect complement to chicken dishes, richer fish and pasta in a cream sauce.

Saint Clair, Pioneer Block 3, 2008

Sauvignon Blanc
Saint Clair, Pioneer Block 3, 2008
Marlborough, New Zealand

Saint Clair is the epitome of a small family business driven by a passion to produce outstanding quality wines. The owners, Neal and Judy, grew grapes for over 15 years before deciding to make their own wines.

Since 1994 the winery has won dozens of awards including “Best New Zealand Wine Producer” and “White Winemaker of the Year” at the most respected wine competitions held in London.
The Pioneer Block wines are made from single vineyards that show outstanding quality fruit. The color is a bright pale straw indicating youth and cool climate. The nose is intensely aromatic with clean, fresh and pure aromas of passion fruit and citrus.

On the palate the wine is dry, light to medium bodied, with a crisp steely acidity. The style is unoaked, youthful and fresh, with gorgeous lemon and mineral flavors.

Food and wine pairing: This is perfect for sipping by itself, or pairing with spicy dishes, pasta in a cream sauce, a variety of seafood, and is a classic match with goat’s cheese.

Fritz Haag, Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr, Spatlese, 2008

Riesling
Fritz Haag, Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr, Spatlese, 2008
Mosel valley, Germany

Fritz Haag is one of the iconic producers in the Mosel, with a history dating back to 1605. Indeed, fine Mosel Rieslings were once the most expensive wines in the world and Haag was at the forefront.

The company cultivates Riesling in the famous Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr vineyard, which is planted on the precipitously steep slopes of the Mosel valley.

A “Spatlese” is made from late harvest grapes, that have achieved a high level of ripeness, and so the wine is medium sweet. The nose bursts with aromatics of peaches and apricots, and shows excellent freshness and vibrancy. The palate is medium bodied, elegant and delicate, with enough acidity to counter-balance the sweetness. This wine will age for 20-30 years, but can be enjoyed now. We hope you enjoy it.

Food and wine pairing: The medium sweet character of the wine will suit spicy Indian and Asian dishes, and fresh fruit plates.

Domaine Weinbach, Grand Cru Furstentum, Vendange Tardive 2005

Gewurztraminer
Domaine Weinbach, Grand Cru Furstentum, Vendange Tardive 2005
Alsace, France

This stunning wine is made by Domaine Weinbach in Alsace, considered to be one of the finest producers of Gewurztraminer in the world.

The grapes come from a single Grand Cru vineyard called Furstentum. They are picked late in the season, when they have high levels of sugar in the berry and tropical fruit flavors have developed. This results in a sweet dessert wine, but one that is exceptionally well- balanced by the lively acidity.

On the nose, the wine is powerfully perfumed with rose petal, exotic fruits and honey notes. The palate is rich and viscous with layers of flavor that lead into a long, complex and evolving finish.

The winemaker, Catherine Faller, believes in a non-interventionist approach to creating fine wines. The secret is to harvest at the perfect moment from a top vineyard site.

Food and wine pairing: The sweet character of the wine will best suit foie gras, or sweet desserts and fresh fruit plates.