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1 x Bottega Millesimato Prosecco Brut 2019 ~ Veneto, Italy
Silver - Korea Wine Challenge
89/100 James Suckling (2018 Vintage)
John Szabo, Master Sommelier (MS) "Light intensity pear and citrus aromas. Essentially dry and crisp palate, with slightly bruised fruit flavours. Decent length"
Vines Magazine ~ "Palate is fresh and lively with opulent floral notes and stone fruit, mouth-filling, medium length with bright lime acids on the finish."
James Suckling "Excellent purity of fruit and freshness here, suggesting bright lemons and limes. Hint of sweetness on the palate, but some fine acidity to compensate. Frothy and appley on the finish. Drink now." (2018 Vintage)
The Winemaker ~ "Colour and appearance: Straw yellow, brilliant, with a rich and persistent foam and a fine perlage. Bouquet: Fruity, flowery, with scents of Golden apple and exotic fruit. Dry, lightly alcoholic, fragrant, fresh, well balanced with intense scents of fruit"
A Prosecco from the multi-award-winning winery - Bottega - famous for its top-end Prosecco served in gold bottles.
This celebrated winery creates Prosecco in Venoto Italy using the classified Glera grape.
Prosecco is an Italian DOC or DOCG white wine produced in a large area spanning nine provinces in the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions, and named after the village of Prosecco which is in the province of Trieste, Italy. It is made from the Prosecco grape (renamed Glera in 2009 within the European Union) but denomination rules allow up to 15% of the wine to be other permitted varieties.
1 x Chateau Bellevue Claribes 2016 ~ Bordeaux, France
16.5/20 Jancis Robinson
96/100 Robert Parker (2015 vintage)
Gold - Concours Des Grand Vins De France
Gold - Concours General Agricole Paris (2015 vintage)
Argent - Concours de Bordeaux Vins d'Aquitaine (2013 vintage)
1 Star - Le Guide Hachette des Vins (2012 vintage)
Argent - Concours de Bordeaux Vins d'Aquitaine (2012 vintage)
1 Star - Le Guide Hachette des Vins (2010 vintage)
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."
Jason Main Master Sommelier "from the BEST vintage in decades! Robert Parker rated this vintage a whopping 96 points.... It way over delivers for the money and could even lay down for a few years to coax out some more complexity. Château Bellevue Claribes shows a luscious, deep crimson color. On the nose, red and black fruits mingle with a dash of spice. This balanced wine offers remarkably pleasant, silky tannins that endow it with a charming, lengthy finish. A total classic." (2015 vintage)
Gilbert & Gaillard "A crowd-pleasing style." (2013 vintage)
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
90/100 Natalie McLean (2013 vintage)
Bronze Medal International Wine Awards - Korea (2013 vintage)
Natalie McLean "Plush and smooth with soft, velvety tannins and a touch of earthy notes. Closes with a long, lingering, smoky finish. Food friendly and wonderfully versatile" (2013 vintage)
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 Georges Duboeuf Fleur de Rosé 2019 - South of France, France
One of the largest and best-known wine producers in France. Known as 'the King of Beaujolais'.
Les Vins Georges Duboeuf is a multi-award wining French winery and has a well established reputation globally and in Singapore.
Made from the Pinot Noir grape in the South of France.
The Winemaker “Salmon color. Fresh and aromatic nose with subtly sharp notes of red berries (redcurrant, cranberry). Flattering, round and delicious palate.”
Made from the Pinot Noir grape.
This wine is produced by Les Vins Georges Duboeuf which is one of the largest wine producers in France founded by the late Georges Duboeuf who was affectionately known as 'le roi du Beaujolais' (the king of Beaujolais) or sometimes pape du Beaujolais (Pope of Beaujolais). Les Vins Georges Duboeuf produces a staggering 3 million cases of wine annually. The company is most well-known for its popularization and production of Beaujolais wines. In 2018 Georges’ passed control of his company to his son Franck Duboeuf, who is considered to be one of the key specialists in Beaujolais, its terroir and its wine, and has shifted production to focus more on Beaujolais Nouveau.
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 a 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 accliamed rosé, perhaps naturally, given it’s widely planted with grenache and its Rhône varietals; mourvèdre, cinsault and syrah.