The coordination between viticulture and winemaking teams is essential when choosing fruit, to achieve the optimum level of flavor and balance in the wine. The vineyards selected for the Beringer Classics wines are bathed in warm sunshine the majority of the day, to yield the most ripe, sun-kissed fruit flavors in the grapes.
Luminous, slightly coppery white, with an aroma that combines different floral scents, fresh and with an excellent body. This refined wine bestows balanced and genuine tones, like the land from which it comes.
The Shearwater has classic flecks of pale straw yellow with a tinge of green running through the glass giving a bright and clear appearance. The nose is all Marlborough with lifted gooseberry, capsicum and slightly green grapefruit with a clean steel underlying herbal note.
The palate is a good reflection of the nose with the added tropical flavours of passion fruit and white current. The finish is steely clean and refreshing with the citrus flavours finishing long and elegant.
A Pinot Grigio with a new world twist. Fruit was selected from the Wairau and Waihopai valleys and used in the Durvillea blend to give perfumed and restrained fragrance, yellow golden hues and whilst crisp and fresh with a classy dryness, it has a hint of ripe pears and minerality on the palate. Light bodied, but great with food, it has balanced acidity and has a rich smooth finish. The flavour of the new world with some restrained elegance of the old world!
A vivid green seaweed, known as Durvillea, waves from the sea along Marlborough`s rocky coastline, clinging to rocks at low tide. To the locals, it is known as Bull Kelp or Rimurapa. Our winemaker Simon Waghorn was drawn to Durvillea when studying toward a Masters of Natural Resources in 1980. He was planning to farm seaweed but changed course to undertake a career in winemaking. Its strong lines, shapes, textures and colours were the inspiration for this wine. It is symbolic of Simon Waghorn`s pure and complex wines from his acclaimed Astrolabe Winery. His wife, Jane Forrest Waghorn recognised there is a market demand for a high quality, accessible wine. The result is a strong distinctive brand, producing beautiful wines which come from sustainable vineyards and are environmentaly friendly
It is a sparkling wine made from Moscato grapes grown on the Euganean Hills, an area in central Veneto with a famous vine-growing tradition. After the harvest, the grapes are cold macerated for a short time, just before vinification. The must, obtained by the soft pressing, is separated from the skins and preserved at a low temperature in order to avoid fermentation. The must, after the addition of selected yeasts, is submitted to the sparkling process. The resulting wine has the fresh and fragrant character of the original grapes, a low alcohol content and a pleasantly sweet taste.
Monkey Puzzle' or araucaria tree is native to Chile, is one of the oldest trees on the planet having existed for around 250 million years. Winemaker Hector Saldivia's professional career began in the viticulture field developing important projects for emerging wine industry sectors. Wines produced under his responsibility have a style distinguished by his travel abroad, and are marked by modernity, elegance and optimum concentration. Aromas and other specific characteristics of the varied vine stock available in the Valle de Loncomilla have been greatly improved during his leadership. Hector and his teams' achievements range from obtaining over a thousand planted hectares and developing new wine production lines, to the introduction of new wine making techniques while consolidating the existing techniques.
Grown in top vineyards across the Napa Valley, Starmont Cabernet lots were hand selected for their rich and robust flavors and fine tannins. We harvest the fruit in the early morning to preserve the fresh flavors and keep the skins intact. Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes were carefully sorted and de-stemmed, but not crushed, leaving over 90% whole berries. The berries and juice were cold soaked and fermented, and then aged for 16 months in 25% new French oak.
This powerful Cabernet Sauvignon displays aromas of spicy-dark fruit, pepper with hints of mint, and a long, succulent, chocolaty finish. Goes great with a nice big juicy blue cheese burger. Why not throw a block party? Uncork a few bottles, fire up the grill, and invite the neighbors you’ve yet to meet.
Attractive red colour with soft purplish tones. Fruity and typical nose of this variety. Black cherries and berries aromas are mixed with sweet notes of chocolate and mocha. On the palate, it is balanced and with a velvety texture. Bilberries, cassis and mature blackberries appear, supported by soft and elegant tannins that leave a long and pleasant sensation.
Serving Suggestions 18-20 ºC / 64-68 Fº
In the province of Marlborough high sunshine hours are moderated by a mild sea, while steep mountains keep moist and chilly winds at bay. A long cool growing season leads to gorgeous flavours.
My goal is to make the Province wines in a classic Marlborough vein, emphasising the varietal intensity created by leafy vineyards, ripe fruit and cool-climate growing. – Simon Waghorn, Winemaker
Made in the Speyside area of Scotland, Valt represents the world’s very first single malt vodka. It’s made from many of the same materials that are used in Scotch whisky. Produced from locally grown barley and using mountain water drawn from the river Spey, Valt undergoes a lengthy pot still production process using a revolutionary quintuple micro-distillation method to achieve ultimate purity and balance.