Breaking into our consciousness during the last ten to fifteen years, Grüner Veltliner continues to excite and grow in popularity. This is Austria’s most planted grape. Considering how much superb wine is made there, perhaps they are telling us something?
Grüner Veltliner deserves all the praise that it has been given. Not only is it a versatile grape in terms of style but it has tremendous ageing capability, allowing for some tremendous stylistic variations brought on through maturity.
Grüner Veltliner is a very food-friendly wine with a spicy, peppery nose and flavours of lime, peach, quince and honey. It is a grape that ages well and the depth of flavour intensifies with each passing year. Sweet wines and sparkling wines are also produced to great effect. Grüner Veltliner is a welcome partner to many foods that you would not immediately expect to match with a white - it is arguably one of the world's most flexible grapes at the table. Try it with foods you would have considered traditional red wine territory, and heavy reds at that, like Duck Confit or a Beef Roast.
Altesse is the most prestigious white grape of Savoie and is the grape in the famous Roussette de Savoie.
Blauer Portugieser vines give prolific yields and give delicious, simple, light-bodied wines.
We offer Cabernet Franc from Switzerland and Israel as single variety wines and blends.
Wherever there are vines growing around the world there is likely to be Cabernet Sauvignon.
Cornalin gives fruity wines, with an elegant bouquet and with an intense crimson-tinted purple colour.
Diolinoir have excellent deep colour, as might be expected, good tannins and are quite powerful.
With low yields encouraged and oak used, wines with complexity and good body are being released.
Eyholzer Roter wine is a medium red, with a nose of mountain violets and raspberries.
Gamaret was developed for cultivation in French Switzerland and is a full sibling of Garanoir.
Gamay is such an exciting grape and has superb food-matching abilities few other reds can match.
The wines are highly fragrant with an intense floral bouquet, with the best having a sweet grassiness.
“A beautiful floral nose, packed with rose petals, and also spice and cloves. Medium bodied, dry, very flavoursome.”
Himbertscha wines typically have aromas of spring herbs, wild garlic, dandelion, hazlenuts and lemons.
Humagne Blanche is delicate, with aromas of white blossoms and notes of honey and resin.
Humagne Rouge is a high quality indigenous red grape grown in Valais.
This is a very rare grape indeed and is only found in the Haut-Valais region of Switzerland.
Mondeuse Blanche wines are typically made in the fresh, dry style, typical of Savoie.
The white Petite Arvine is one of the varieties that makes the Valais so very interesting.
The best are concentrated, complex and age well in bottle, some well in excess of a decade.
The Rèze is one of the oldest white grape varieties still grown in the Valais region of Switzerland.
Roter Traminer has low acidity and literally does smell (and taste) of roses along with dried fruit.
As well as sweet and dry wines from Gumpoldskirchen we also have a couple of wines from Wagram.
Sauvignon Blanc is a well-known international grape variety that began its life in France.
Sauvignon Gris wines tend to be richer and more voluptuous in texture than Sauvignon Blanc.
The mature Sylvaner wines have much to offer with more spiciness coming through with age.
Syrah has become one of the world's most popular varieties thanks to very intense loud wines, but in our climate it has elegance
The Viognier grape has natural aromatics including notes of peach, pears, violets and minerals.