Entertaining — Wines for showing off
Show off a bit, share the love, and quietly, yet modestly, accept those comments on your sophisticated palate and obvious good taste.
* All Entertaining Wines are shipped as 6 bottle cases - which can be mixed. View the full range...
The Mixed Case
For playing the host or for taking to a dinner party hosted by someone else. These are wines to show off with, memorable wines that you will want to share with others and watch in amazement as they congratulate you on your sophisticated palate and good taste. Six reds, six whites, one bottle of each wine from our entertaining range.
This is a step up in intensity and skin contact from their Chinuri, so be prepared. Because of the tannins, it needs food to really strut it’s stuff. Amber in the glass, with a nose of walnuts and apricots, vanilla, apples, and just a lick of fino sherry, this is a barnstorming, kick ass, kind of wine. Mtsvane is made from 30 year old vines, fermented naturally for almost a month, with wild yeasts, in clay qvevri buried in the ground. It’s neither filtered nor fined and full bodied enough for roast chicken or quail.
Made from 100% Teroldego grapes, grown on the Campo Rotaliano plateau, in the shadow of the Dolomites. Sgarzon – from 'scarzo', meaning vine shoot, - is from a 2.5 hectare plot, on sandy soil which gives a cooler and more delicate expression of Teroldego than Foradori's 'Morei', both of which, spend 8 months on skins in clay amphora before resting in cement prior to bottling. Tell-tale cherry red fruit with squished raspberries, and a heady perfume of crushed rose petals with the underlying wildness of black olives. Indigenous yeasts, hand harvesting, minimal intervention and low sulphur usage, together with certified biodynamic farming gives the wine an earthy, spicy/savoury edginess and grip, that walks a tense tightrope, between the purity of nature, and what we have learned to expect from wine.