In Situ is a ‘terroir project’ with the vineyards located at the eastern end of the Aconcagua river Valley. The warm daytime temperatures provide ideal ripening conditions for the grapes while the altitude, and the breezes that descend from the Andes mountains at night, provide the cooling required to achieve the balancing acidity necessary for great wines. The area has been a meeting point for Aconcagua Valley inhabitants for hundreds of years and the enigmatic rock drawings remain intact today among the native flora and cultivated vines that adorn the hillsides. These ancient drawings, resembling a spider’s web, form part of the design of the distinctive In Situ packaging. Reserva Range Signature Range Vineyard Selection Range
Rio Alto Classic is the ‘entry level’ range of wines from Viña San Esteban, one of the highest altitude wineries and wine estates in Chile. The fruit comes from vines growing in the Colchagua and Aconcagua river valleys, where noontime breezes rise over the vineyards and regulate the temperature. Grapes are picked in March and April and are carefully handled throughout the winemaking process at the San Esteban family owned winery high in the foothills of the Andes. The resulting wines are fresh, flavoursome and elegant.
The Prüm name has been synonymous with quality wine production in the middle Mosel for generations where the family has been cultivating vineyards and producing wine in the region since 1156.
The vineyard´s namesake, Sebastian Alois Prüm (1794-1871), had seven sons of whom only Mathias (1835-1890) married. He owned 17 ha in the middle of the 19th century which was the largest privately-owned wine estate on the Mosel at the time.
Mathias had seven children, naming his third child after his father, Sebastian Alois Prüm (in 1877-1959). Sebastian expanded his family´s heritage and established the winery in 1911. His second-oldest child, Raimund (1923-1971) continued his father´s work and so it has progressed through subsequent generations to the present day Raimund who inherited the vineyards in 1971 and has since run the company, now with his daughter Saskia.
In summary, S A Prüm was the original, dominant Prüm name until 1911 when branches of the family went their own ways (e.g. J J Prüm) and the current Raimund’s grandfather maintained the name of S A Prüm.
Since 1971 the winery has been modernised and the vineyards further developed, consistently producing wines with an international following. The 13 ha of vineyards are exclusively planted with Riesling on the steep slopes of the middle Mosel and the distinctive sundial logo of S A Prüm may be found on all continents.
The Alto Alentejo’s landscape is mainly flat with some hills, which despite being of limited size, have a decisive influence. The area is characterised by distinctly Mediterranean climatic conditions, though some areas have a continental microclimate.
Peter Bright is the oenologist in charge of Terra d’Alter wines. Peter is the original ‘flying winemaker’, a dynamic and enterprising Australian who has lived in Portugal since 1982.
With the goal of acquainting the world with Portuguese wines, Terras de Alter’s aim is to introduce premium quality Alentejo wine into the international market. Its target markets are mainly Europe and the United States.
It aspires to be a company of family traditions, with quality wines and an international presence, recognised for its excellence and committed to the development of premium Portuguese brands.
Two Tails first vintage was 2004, and has evolved to being a supple, terroir inspired wine that has earned respect from restaurateurs’ for its affinity with a diverse choice of cuisine.
The name Two Tails has a personal origin. The native birds, called Fantails, captivated winemaker Sarah Inkersell and her husband Russell one warm and sunny afternoon with their aerobic gorging of a mayfly hatch at a local stream.
The following day Sarah commissioned local artist, Nicolas Dillon, to capture the image of this spirited & engaging couple. Several months later, the painting was a surprise gift to Russell. It holds prominence in their home and is known as the painting of Two Tails, it is this painting that serves as the inspiration for the Two Tails wine label.
Helen and Yannick and their son Roman have breathed new life into their vineyards and are aware that the quality of a great wine is no coincidence. The family own a number of properties and Chateaux Haut Philippon and Les Tuileries are amongst these. Developing export markets is one of the objectives of this family of winemakers
Réserve de Fleur is a modern style, unoaked Côtes du Rhône, blended to reflect its origins in nearby historic Avignon in the hot southern Rhône Valley in France.
Made from mostly Syrah with smaller proportions of Grenache and Carignan, Réserve de Fleur has a clear, intense red colour and aromas of black and red currant. The wine is youthful and fresh in the mouth, with ripe, clean, bright fruit, backed up by the structure of delicate tannins. It is unfiltered for texture and its flavours of pepper and spice make it perfect with game stews, Mediterranean sausages, pasta or cheese fondue.
Delibo spent time with the vineyard to blend a wine that would appeal to the more sophisticated tastes of customers in the independent sector.
And it has a screwcap!