A special bundle for your festival entertainment. The "Festival 3" comes with Blanc de Blancs from Ernest Hill Wines, Montrose Rosé & le Tigre from Domaine Montrose.
They'll be suitable for festival occasions, either a free & easy, chic gathering, or a sit down dinner. Keep the wines flow for your guests in the festival gathering ^-^.
You can change the white wine / red wine selections, leave a note in your order. Top up the red wine price difference if you're selecting a bottle more expensive than le Tigre. There'll be no reduction if you prefer a bottle less expensive than le Tigre.
The Hunter Valley in Sydney is renowned for producing some of Australia's finest Chardonnays. The warm climate is conducive to produce full-bodied Chardonnays of rich fruit character, enhanced with the flavours of oak.
This bubbly "Blanc de Blancs" from Ernest Hill Wines is elegant, fresh, and aromatic. Its vibrant lime and peach flavours with a refreshingly bubbly mouthfeel will light up your spirit with just a sip. The well balanced natural acidity runs the length of the wine and supports layers of flavours on the pallet.
Food matches: smoked salmon, oyster, mussel, mooncakes. Sparkling wines are suggested to serve at ice-cold temperature. Chill the wine overnight or put into the freezer for 15 minutes before serving.
Cellaring: Drink now or up to 4 years
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Bernard and Olivier Coste – owners, winemakers
The real aristocrats of Languedoc rosé emerged as Domaine Montrose.
"Pale coral colour. Sprightly, lively and delicious. If this wine were a person, it would be bouncing on a trampoline in a floral hat holding a basket of English strawberries aloft in one hand and a black-pepper grinder in the other. A brilliant food mate. (TC)"
APPELATION: IGP Pays d’Oc
SOILS: Sourced from a rigorous selection of the best Languedoc vineyards.
GRAPES: Grenache, Cinsault
WINEMAKING: Grapes are harvested at night to preserve freshness. They are destemmed before a short skin contact or direct pressing. Fermentation temperature is maintained between 15°C to 18°C (59°F to 64°F) to retain fruit aromas. Wines resulting from the different terroirs and grapes are blended after fermentation and then aged in stainless steel vats. It is bottled during winter and spring. Domaine Montrose is a pioneer of rosé winemaking in the Languedoc. It has become a benchmark for rosé wines in the region and beyond.
TASTING: Light and bright color. The bouquet reveals red berries and citrus flavors. Elegant wine with a nice freshness. Chill the wine at least overnight for a better experience.
SERVING: Enjoy it chilled on its own or with raw vegetables, salads, charcuterie or grilled fish. Better to enjoy when it's chilled to ice-cold (put it into the freezer for 10-15 minutes before drink)
ACCOLADE: 16.5/20 - Jancis Robinson
APPELLATION: AOP Faugères
TERROIR: Schist hillsides at 200-400m (650-1300ft) altitude
GRAPES: 35% Carignan, 35% Grenache noir, 30% Syrah
WINEMAKING: Manual harvest at optimal maturity. Carignan is vinified with whole-cluster carbonic maceration in order to extract intense aromas and flavours. Syrah and Grenache are vinified traditionally with destemming and 20-30 days of vatting. The wines are aged in tanks for 12 months. Blending and bottling at the château.
TASTING NOTES: Intense ruby red color. Cassis and raspberry on the nose with hints of pepper and spice. Good structure yet balanced on the palate thanks to the freshness of the schist soil.
ACCOLADES: 90 pts Robert Parker, 17 Jancis Robinson, GOLD Concours International de Lyon (International wine, beer, spirit competition), GOLD Concours Mondial des FEMINALISE (International wine competition)
SERVICE: Drink within 3 years with roasted meats, barbecue or aged cheeses. Chill the wine at least overnight for a better experience.
Faugères is a small appellation very well-regarded for its red wines. It’s the only Languedoc appellation with a homogenous terroir throughout. Here, schist is king. This very infertile rock drains water, making roots go very deep into the soil to find it, down to fractures in the bedrock. This unique features makes the vines very resistant to drought. Schist also absorbs and stores heat during the day, slowly releasing it back at night, which promotes healthy grape ripening.
HVE3 CERTIFICATION AND CARBON NEUTRAL: Both Montrose Rosé & Château des Adouzes are certified HVE 3, "Haute Valeur Environnementale level 3", the highest level of France's High Environmental Value Certification. It's a result of the vineyard's efforts towards virtuous agriculture: planting 2000 trees to preserve biodiversity, planting vineyard ground cover, mechanical soil work, pheromone dispensers, and etc. To limit the impact on the planet, the vineyard has reduced our CO2 emissions to a minimum. The vineyard also offset the CO2 emission by financing in ecological initiatives.