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90+Rated European Summer Trio

Valencia | Alsace | Alto Adige 750 ml
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    Celebrate summer time with our special summer wine deals. Our sommelier Alex has picked 3 wines from top European wine regions - Valencia (Spain), Alsace (France) and Alto Adige (Italy). All three are highly rated by world famous wine critics. For a limited time save ¥235!

    1x Rafael Cambra "El Bon Homme" 2017, Valencia, Spain

    Rafael Cambra is one of the most enigmatic and innovative young winemakers in Spain. The core of his philosophy is to minimise human influence throughout the winemaking process to achieve the purest and most authentic wines that express the true potential of their exceptional vineyards. 
    EL Bon Homme is made from the indigenous Malvasia grape, grown at 700 metres. Half of the wine is aged for 4 months in old oak, to soften the texture of the wine. This modern Spanish white has aromas of ripe lemon, red apple and a touch of pear, with some distinctive nuttiness. On the palate, this is a relatively full-bodied wine, balanced by delicious, fresh acidity.
    Rated 90/100 by James Suckling

    1x Domaine Saint Remy Herrenweg Riesling 2016, Alsace, France

    The Ehrhart family have been farming the diverse terroirs of Alsace since 1725. They are regarded as one of the top producers in the region, and have won many international awards and medals. They farm their vineyards using 100% organic methods.The Herrenweg Riesling opens up with aromas of fresh orange, pear and white flowers. This Riesling has distinct mineral flavours with good acidity and is well structured. Dry and refreshing, it's full of fruit.
    Rated 91/100 by Wine Enthusiast 


    1x St. Pauls Pinot Grigio 2016, Alto Adige, Italy

    St. Pauls Winery was founded in 1907 in the heart of Alto Adige’s most beautiful winegrowing areas. They are a collective of some of the very best wine growers who sustainably farm the vineyards around the medieval wine village of St. Pauls. St. Pauls Pinot Grigio was slowly fermented at a controlled temperature in big oak barrels. Spring blossom and ripe stone-fruit aromas float out of the glass. The fresh rounded palate offers creamy pear and ripe apple. It closes with light hint of almond.
    Rated  90/100 by Wine Advocate 

     

     

    Variety Description

    Malvasia

    Malvasia is an ancient family of grapes that includes a diverse collection of noble varieties. These grapes are capable of producing wine of any feasible color in dry, sparkling and sweet styles. There are dozens of regional synonyms for and sub-varieties of Malvasia, painting the picture of a well-traveled family that has adapted to numerous environments. In the 21st Century, Malvasia is produced in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Croatia, Slovenia and the United States.

    Riesling

    Riesling is a white grape variety which originated in the Rhine region of Germany. Riesling is an aromatic grape variety displaying flowery, almost perfumed, aromas as well as high acidity. It is used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling white wines. Riesling wines are usually varietally pure and are seldom oaked.

    Pinot Grigio

    There are two names for this grape one is French and one is Italian. The classic region of Pinot Gris in France is Alsace. The style is full-bodied dry to off-dry, medium and sweet white wines with spicy tropical fruit flavour. Pinot Grigio is grown throughout Italy. Typical Pinot Grigio is dry, medium or light in body, with medium acidity and neutral character.

    Country Description

    Spain

    Spain is the most widely wine producing country in the world, but the dry, infertile soil found in many Spanish wine regions makes low yields making Spain only the third largest wine producing country. The country has an abundance of native grape varieties, with over 400 varieties planted throughout Spain though 80 percent of the country's wine production is from only 20 grapes. Major Spanish wine regions include the Rioja and Ribera del Duero which is known for their Tempranillo production; Valdepeñas, known for high quality tempranillo at low prices; Jerez, the home of the fortified wine Sherry; Rías Baixas in the northwest region of Galicia that is known for its white wines made from Albariño and Catalonia which includes the Cava and still wine producing regions of the Penedès as well the Priorat region.

    France

    Practically all the most famous grape varieties used in the world's wines are French varieties, and wine is produced all throughout France. France is the second largest wine producer in the world after Italy. The wines produced range from expensive high-end wines sold internationally to more modest wines usually only seen within France. In many respects, French wines have more of a regional than a national identity, as evidenced by different grape varieties, production methods and different classification systems in the various regions. Some of the more famous wine regions in France include Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Loire, Chablis and the Rhône valley.

    Italy

    Italy is home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world, and Italian wines are known worldwide for their broad variety. Italy, closely followed by France, is the world’s largest wine producer by volume. Italy's Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MIPAAF), has documented over 350 grapes and granted them "authorised" status. There are more than 500 other documented varieties in circulation as well. Some of the more famous grapes include Pinot Grigio, Trebbiano, Garganega, Nero d'Avola, Sangiovese and Corvina. Grapes are grown all the way from Piedmont and Veneto in north, through Tuscany all the way including Sicily in the south.The three most iconic Italian wines are Barolo, Barbaresco, and Brunello di Montalcino.

    Region Description

    Valencia

    Valencia wine region is divided into two separate zones, each one of which produces a different type of wine, both located in the middle-east of Spain. The Valentino sub-zone, located to the northwest, is the largest one and its vineyards slope gently upwards from the coastal plain towards the interior of the province. The Clariano sub-zone is to the south, further away from the other three sub-zones and close to the towns of Játiva and Gandía. Merseguera is the most characteristic white variety in the area others include Merseguera, Malvasía, Pedro Ximénez, Monastrell, Garnacha Tintorera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot noir and Merlot.

    Alsace

    In the far north-eastern corner of France, stands out from other French wine regions thanks to its strong Franco-Germanic influences. These are the result of the region having switched back and forth between German and French sovereignty in recent centuries – and are evident not only in Alsatian architecture and culture, but also in the wines. Alsace is the only French wine region to grow significant quantities of Riesling and Gewurztraminer.

    Alto Adige Valle Isarco

    Alto Adige Valle Isarco is the title used for wines made under the Alto Adige DOC from vineyards which line the Isarco Valley cited in the title. Due to the region's proximity to the Austrian border, the 'Valle Isarco' name can be replaced by its German-language equivalents Eisacktal or Eisacktaler on labels.