What’s not to love about Grenache, the versatile European grape variety that has been able to adapt to so many different terroirs, vinification techniques and winemaking styles? Whether you call it Grenache or Garnacha, this ever-more-popular grape is more than a passing trend.
Let’s have a look beyond the common and usual grapes and dive into some of the oddball grapes which had made their way onto our portfolio.
“I was enjoying a fabulous old bottle of Lafleur over dinner in Geneva with an old friend, when he said that he thought it was such a pity that, with thousands of years of winemaking tradition in Greece, the country couldn’t produce anything of the quality of the bottle we were enjoying that evening. It was at that moment that I made the decision, that producing an equal to that bottle of Lafleur in Greece was exactly what I was going to do.” – Kyro Melas on founding La Tour Melas
The adventure began in 1919, when, on their return from the war, Raoul Couston and his father decided to turn the family broom-making workshop into a winemaking cellar.
Home of the legendary Aszú white wines, Tokaj was declared one of the first appellations in the world in 1737. We introduce the Tokaji region and its only 100 Robert Parker point wine producer – Chateau Pajzos
Very much an oasis in the middle of the desert, Puchang is one of the gems in the world of wine with a sight so uncommon, it can never be seen elsewhere! Read on to find out more…
Wine is made from grapes, but that does not necessarily make it vegetarian or vegan. Read on to find out more!
The ‘Proyecto Garnachas’ is a journey through the history of Garnacha through the eyes of Raul Acha, our winemaker and passionate advocate of a variety that has historically been maligned for its complicated viticulture.
In 1875 Bizet premiered his Carmen at the Opera Comique in Paris. That same year Vito Curatolo decided to build a winery in the middle of his vineyards in Marsala. After 5 generations Vito’s dreams are kept alive by his grandsons and great-grandchildren.
With roughly 15 hectares planted to vine, La Kiuva’s growers do all their vineyard work by hand. Not by choice but a necessity: The vineyard slopes are so steep that they are not accessible to tractors. A favourite among wine critics, La Kiuva is known for the freshness and wonderful drinkability of its alpine wines.
The Pannell family is one of the most iconic in Australian wine, having not once but twice pioneered the vigneron model in Western Australia. After being one of the first wine producers in the now legendary and substantial Margaret River region (Moss Wood), they had a complete shift East to the still somewhat unexplored Pemberton region, where they established Picardy Wines.
In 1933, the quality of Abele Adami’s sparkling wines was so well known that he was invited to represent the entire Prosecco region at a national showcase of Italian wines in Siena. For the occasion, Adami took the highly unusual step of bottling a single-vineyard wine – the first commercial example of a vineyard-specific Prosecco – producing the first vintage of the Adami “Vigneto Giardino” Valdobbiadene Prosecco.