International Mixed Wines - 6 Pack Value
1 x Brokenwood Cricket Pitch White Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2021~ Hunter Valley, Australia
Winery established by Australia's N# 1 critic
Wine Companion Five Star Winery
James Halliday 5 Star Winery
Huan Hooke - The Real Review "Grassy, lemony aromas, light-bodied clean and lively on the tongue. The palate is refreshing, with crisp acidity. A very good seafood white"
The Brokenwood "Cricket Pitch" range of wines from the famous Brokenwood Winery in the Hunter Valley of NSW, established by Australia's leading wine critic, James Halliday, are some of the most consistent and popular award winning wines available from Australia today. They justify their iconic reputation year in year out with with their outstanding quality and affordable price.
Independent Newspaper UK ~ "Exceptional Aussie wine from the Hunter Valley north of Sydney produces unique, long-aged wines from the Sémillon grape. Here, its creamy, peachy flavours balance the ebullient, grassy Sauvignon Blanc to create a zingy mix suitable for seafood"
Tasting Notes ~ Lovely pale yellow colour with green tints. Citrus pith and florals on the nose with a clear Sauvignon Blanc lift. Initial flavours of citrus and melon, light cool palate at 11.5% alcohol. Grapefruit, finger lime and a zesty acidity adds to the structure. A perfect summer drink paired with a wide range of food.
Winemakers comments "We’re quite proud to introduce this wine, the 30th vintage of the blend. The label didn’t get the full Cricket Pitch livery until the 1995 vintage, although the Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot was labelled as Cricket Pitch for the 1991 wine released in 1993. This wine is a blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon. Several regions make up this blend being Cowra 32%, Orange 42%, and Hunter Valley 16% and Riverina 10% This wine also highlights our desire for lower alcohol and weighs in at 11.5% and with plenty of zesty fruit lift."
A perfect Summer drink to pair with a wide range of foods. Enjoy with a dozen freshly shucked oysters and a whole baked barramundi for lunch, or a spicy Asian laksa for dinner.
Australian Wine Companion "Brokenwood's big-selling Hunter Semillon provides the volume to balance the limited quantities of the flagships ILR Semillon and Graveyard Shiraz. Brokenwood purchased the Graveyard Vineyard from Hungerford Hill in 1978 and has fully rehabilitated the vineyard in a vine-by-vine exercise. There is also a range of wines coming from regions including Beechworth (a major resource is the Indigo Vineyard), Orange, Central Ranges, McLaren Vale, Cowra and elsewhere. In 2017 Iain Riggs celebrated his 35th vintage at the helm of Brokenwood, offering a unique mix of winemaking skills, management of a diverse business and an unerring ability to keep Brokenwood’s high profile fresh and newsworthy. He also contributed a great deal to various wine industry organisations."
Established in 1970 Brokenwood Wines is one of Australia's most reputable premium wine labels and a must-visit in the Hunter Valley. It was established by Australia's leading wine critic, James Halliday. Consistently listed as a 5-star winery, Brokenwood is home to the famous Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz, the highly acclaimed ILR Reserve Semillon, and the popular Cricket Pitch Range.
The Hunter Valley is the best-known and most highly prized wine region in New South Wales. It is known as the region where the Australian wine industry started. The valley's winemakers have pioneered two distinctive styles of wine (oaked Chardonnay and dry Semillon) and has retained a strong connection with both of them. The Hunter Valley's most famous wine style is its distinctive dry Semillon, made there since the 1870s. Hunter Valley Semillons are renowned for their ability to improve with age.
Sauvignon Blanc – Semillon is a classic white wine blend. It is most widely produced in France, most notably Bordeaux's Graves district, where both Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon are well-established varieties. It also has more recently caught on in Australia, particularly Margaret River. The versatile blend is typically made into crisp, dry wines, but it is also the blend of choice for the world's most prestigious sweet wine style, Sauternes. The blend is endowed with vibrant acidity and grassy aromas by Sauvignon Blanc, and its structure and mouthfeel from Semillon. This blend is a modern, simplified version of the classic White Bordeaux Blend, in which Muscadelle, Sauvignon Gris, Ugni Blanc, Colombard and Merlot Blanc may be added to the mix.
1 x Chateau Bellevue Claribes 2016 ~ Bordeaux, France
16.5/20 Jancis Robinson
Gold - Concours Des Grand Vins De France
Stephanie Burkhart "Bursting with cherries, plum and red raspberries, red rose and bordeaux dust on the nose. The palate reiterates the nose with flavors of cherries and berries balanced by medium tannins. The mouthfeel is lush in this elegant-yet-powerful wine it's a balance of poise, beauty and strength for an out-of-this-world price, pairs well with sausages and barbecued meats, as well as hard cheeses."
Jesse Warner-Levine "Primarily red fruit with a subtle oak component, this wine is a classic Bordeaux style blend. Well structured and balanced."
70% Merlot, 20% Cab. Sauvignon, 10% Cab. Franc
Chateau Bellevue Claribes has been in the Sellier de Brugiere family since 1720.
The estate, located in Sainte Foy, half way between Saint Emilion and Monbazillac, has a rich history. On the estate are limestone caves, still used today where Gallo-Romans stored wines made from vines planted in 235 B.C, and located nearby an Abbey that monks in the Middle Ages made wine.
Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. Its three trump cards are diversity, quality and quantity. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 percent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation. The finest (and most expensive) of these come from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines, both dry styles (particularly from Pessac-Léognan) and the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes.
A Bordeaux Blend is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon is widely accepted as a compulsory component of any Bordeaux Blend along with Merlot. In fact, the majority of Bordeaux Blend wines are often made exclusively from a blend of these two varieties. The remaining components are Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.
1 x Lavau Envyfol GSM 2020 - IGP, France
4.5 Stars, Jean Arnaud Wijnkoperij B.V
EnvyFol's sibling, the Lavau EnvyFol 2014 Syrah won a silver medal at the Challenge International du Vin.
Made by a multi-award winning wine-making family famous for their Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
This famous blend of red wine grapes from the Cotes du Rhone region in France is made from Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre. This wine is a fantastic expression of GSM.
Originally from Bordeaux, the Lavau family has been involved with winemaking for generations, and have had vineyards ranging from Bordeaux to Tunisia. In 1964 they were seduced by the richness and quality of the Provencal soil and settled down to make wine in the Rhone Valley.
Envyfol offers a range of wines that are well crafted and undervalued. Made with the best grapes from exceptional areas throughout France.
The cellars of Envyfol are currently managed by brothers Benoit and Frederic Lavau, who work in partnership with 350 different grape growers throughout France to produce exceptional wines. Benoit is a frequent visitor to Singapore and Pop Up Wine events.
1 x Miss Rosé 2020 ~ Provence, France
Premium Provence Rosé from Coteaux d'Aix en Provence
Akos Forczek "If you like Whispering Angel, you will love Miss! This premium Provencal rosé is wonderfully refreshing with red fruit and floral characteristics. Time on its lees during maturation adds complexity, giving the wine a silky texture and a lingering, mouthwatering finish."
The Winemaker “An attack of fresh raspberry and white flower. The mouth is smooth and fresh with a limestone finish. An ideal rosé to combine with seafood and white meat."
Grenache 70%, Cinsault 20%, Counoise 10%
Clos des Centenaires the winery which makes Miss Rosé was founded Luc Baudet of Chateau Mas-Neuf fame, and Californian wine industry veteran, Jack Edwards who both share a passion for artisan wines and the terroir of Provence and France’s Southern Rhone.
Provence is a wine region in the far southeastern corner of France best known for the quality of its rosé wines and for its warm, mild climate. The vineyards of Provence cover an area of France's south-eastern coastline that measures roughly 200 kilometres from east to west. In this definitively Mediterranean climate – no Provencal vineyard is more than 55km (25 miles) from the Mediterranean – the vines enjoy around 3000 sunshine hours per year.
Rosé derives its name from the French word for pink. In Spain, it is rosado and in Italy Rosato. Rosé’s flavours and styles are as varied as the food it matches. Rosé predates white and red wine with ancient rosé-style wines dating back 8,000 years. The colour of rosé can vary dramatically. A deep fuchsia pink rosé may be bone-dry, though it’s likely to be full flavoured given balance by a gentle squeeze of tannin. Tannin primarily comes from the skin of a grape – as does colour. It’s tannin that sets rosé apart from white and red wine. Almost all wine grapes have clear juice; it’s the skins that give the colour. Grenache is the most popular grape used in rosé, with its lifted confectionary aromas, juicy red fruit flavours and mild-mannered tannins creating the textbook triumvirate for rosé. The temperate Provence region of France is home to some of the world’s most acclaimed rosé, perhaps naturally, given it’s widely planted with grenache and its Rhône varietals; mourvèdre, cinsault and syrah.
1 x Willow Bridge Water Dancer Cabernet Merlot 2021 - Geographe, Western Australia
Halliday Wine Companion 5 Star Winery
Halliday Australian Wine Companion ‘Best Wineries of 2014’
Most Successful Western Australian Exhibitor - Perth Wine Show
The Winemaker "Generous lashings of ripe blackberry, plum and dark chocolate. Fleshy flavoursome palate of bright berry fruits and mocha hints."
The Winemaker “Aromatic blackberry fruit, anise, ripe black plums and bay leaf aromas. Vibrant Mulberry and blackberry fruits, intense flavour with silky long tannin balanced by fine french oak.”
Halliday Australian Wine Companion "Many of its wines offer exceptional value for money."
The Australian Wine "(Australai's N# 1 Wine Critic James) Halliday listed Willow Bridge among his ‘Dark Horse Wineries of 2013’ and then his ‘Best Wineries of 2014’. The estate has also won Most Successful Western Australian Exhibitor at the Perth Wine Show three times!"
Halliday Australian Wine Companion "Willow Bridge Estate is family owned and operated by principals Jeff and Vicki Dewar, who bought the picturesque 180-hectare hillside property in 1996 after an exhaustive search of the state for the ideal vineyard site from which to realize their shared vision of producing world class wines which are both opulent and accessible. The estate is located in a hidden jewel of an area known as the Ferguson Valley (in Geograph Bay in Western Australia) which, at that time, was home to only a few small vineyards. Immediately planting 60 hectares of vines and then building a state of the art winery (the first winery in the area) in time for their first vintage in 2000, established Willow Bridge as the pioneering estate of the area and demonstrated the family’s confidence in the property and resolve to see their vision become reality."
Willow Bridge Estate continues to attract acclaim for the relatively newly established wine growing region of Geographe which is located adjacent to its more famous neighbour, Margaret River, in Western Australia. Wine critcs have heralded the winery for producing quality, good value wines. Winemaking is by veteran Western Australian winemaker, Kim Horton.
The Geographe wine growing region is located near the southern end of the Western Australia's Indian Ocean coast, between the emerging Peel region and famous Margaret River – with which its terroir shares several similarities. The best wines grown in this region include fruity Cabernet Sauvignon (often blended with Merlot), gamey Shiraz, rich, citrusy Chardonnay, and grassy 'SSB' blends of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. The region's profile is increasing with several Geographe wineries winning national and international awards annually. At the heart of Western Australia's wine industry, the region supplies more than 10% of Western Australia's wine.
Cabernet Merlot is a red wine blend that brings forth the best characters of both the varietals used to craft it. The Cabernet Sauvignon renders rich tannins, nice acidity and a great texture to this wine while the plump Merlot brings in juicy fruit flavours. A typical Cabernet Merlot wine is medium-bodied and displays aromas of black fruits and cassis backed with hints of either cedar or vanilla depending on oak maturation technique used. Cabernet Merlot is best enjoyed with food like sautéed shiitake mushrooms, beef roast, venison rump, lamb chops and grilled steak.
1 x Dreaming Dog Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2017 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia
James Halliday Five Star Winery
Len Evans Memorial Perpetual Trophy
Australian Wine Companion - Best Margaret River Wineries of the Regions 2020
Produced by multi-awarded winery Chapman Grove. Since the release of the Chapman Grove in 2006, its wines have been awarded 4 Trophies, 3 Top Gold, 3 Gold, 8 Silver and 39 Bronze Medals.
Marko Schwinn - "It is perfect as an aperitif with seafood or a wide range of other foods."
Andy Williamson - "The palate is generous in flavours of lime & lychees and shows good structure and balance, with great length."
James Halliday "A semillon sauvignon blanc with some flowery aromatics and a palate that demonstrates why Margaret River has the reputation for Australia's best semillon sauvignon blanc/sauvignon blanc semillon blends, with its mix of freshly squeezed lemon juice sweetened by the tropical fruits of the sauvignon blanc. Shows up verdelho, pinot gris, and so on." (2011 Vintage)
Acclaimed Margaret Rivery winery, Chapman Grove Wines is producer of Dreaming Dog wines. Chapman Grove is a small winery focussed on making limited edition fine wines from Margaret River, Western Australia. Described by Australia's N#1 wine critic, James Halliday as "a very successful venture", the winery is known for its highly rated wines and was established in 2005 by an esteemed veteran of the industry, Ron Fraser. Pop Up Wine has secured back vintages of a collection of its highly rated wines.
James Halliday "A very successful venture under the control of CEO Ron Fraser. The wines come from the estate vineyards planted to chardonnay, semillon, sauvignon blanc, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and merlot. The wines have three price levels: at the bottom end, the standard Chapman Grove range; then the Reserve Range; and, at the top, ultra-premium wines under the Atticus label."
The winery achieved the highly coveted 5 Red Star rating from James Halliday within three short years of first entering the Wine Companion in 2009. Since the release of the Chapman Grove range in 2006, Chapman Grove wines have been awarded 4 Trophies, 3 Top Gold, 3 Gold, 8 Silver and 39 Bronze Medals.
Margaret River is a highly respected wine region in the southwestern corner of Western Australia. Famous for having a more "European" wine style than its counterparts across the country, Margaret River has made its name through its unusually refined Cabernet Sauvignon (often blended with Merlot), gamey Shiraz, intensely citrusy Chardonnay, and refreshingly grassy "SSB'" blends of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Margaret River's winemakers are particularly proud of it's temperate, coastal location – which is very similar to that of Bordeaux.
Sauvignon Blanc – Semillon is a classic white wine blend. It is most widely produced in France (most notably Bordeaux's Graves district), where both Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon are well-established varieties, and has more recently caught on in Australia (particularly Margaret River). The versatile blend is typically made into crisp, dry wines, but it is also the blend of choice for the world's most prestigious sweet wine style, Sauternes. The blend is endowed with vibrant acidity and grassy aromas by Sauvignon Blanc, and its structure and mouthfeel from Semillon.