|Named for a rare grasshopper Sigaus childi, found only at Central Otago within the Earnscleugh gold mine tailings, just across the road from Grasshopper Rock vineyard. The site is fortuitously harsh and sufficiently challenging to make the vines work their hardest. Grasshopper Rock»|
|Whole bunches and oak barrel ferments, the costly extravagance of three years tirage on sedimentery yeast lees, each bottle individually riddled by hand, disgorged and sent to cellar for the ultimate indulgence of extra age before release, Pamela is the zenith of the sparkling winemaker's art. Her luxurious effervescence exudes brioche, tarte tatin and French boulangere, her creamy textural mousse unravelling ribbons of rich yeasty autolysis, crème caramel and baked fruits. Wicks»|
|Perfect balance in wine cannot be manufactured, it occurs naturally. Gemtree achieves this elusive idyll. Gemtree»|
|The highly opportune Pinot Noir vines at Bird In Hand are planted on the site of an ancient gold mine, a godsend of fortuitously fertile soils, magnificent growing conditions for stellar quality Adelaide Hill wines. Fermented in own bottle and aged five years on lees in true Méthode champenoise, the term of extended maturation imparts luxurious biscuit notes, chantilly crème and frais de bois. Bird In Hand»|
|The marvelous S1 block is a sheltered, relatively warm site within the splendid vistas of Seaview Vineyard, on a north facing plateau at 160m above sea level, refreshed by maritime winds that blow in from the Cludy Bay coast. Fruit is crushed and destemmed, chilled and gently pressed, the clearest juices are racked off for a long, cool ferment to capture the full opulence of S1 vineyard grapes on the vine. Yealands Estate»|
|John Glaetzer is the winemaker behind Australia's most legendary sequence of Jimmy Watson Trophy winning vintages. Langhorne Creek is a place of spectacular editions Cabernet Sauvignon, powerfully structured, beautifully aromatic wines of edifying regional eloquence, gorgeous dark fruit flavours and lusciously gummy tannins. Gipsie Jack»|
|The wines of Wignall were met with resounding success from the first release, inaugural vintages saw amazing results, attracting conspicuous gold medal and trophy victories. Fruit driven and voluptuous to drink, Wignall have refined the style of their Albany grown Cabernet Merlot to be perfect for today's palates. Wignalls»|
|Paringa Estate has established an unassailable repute over the last twenty years as one of the leading small winery vineyards in the country, named Australian Winery of the Year by James Halliday. Paringa Shiraz won a total of six trophies including Best of Show at the 2006 Royal Sydney, sweeping the field with five Gold Medals and five Trophies, including the prestigious Best of Show and Best Shiraz at the 2009 Royal Sydney, as well as Best Shiraz Trophy Royal Melbourne. Paringa Estate»|
|Haan have claimed a breathtaking tally of world class accolades for such a small, boutique Barossa estate. Conspicuous trophies and medals at the prestigious London International, Australian Wine Producer of Year and Trophy for Best Blended Red. Haan»|
|Since inaugural release, Howard Park Chardonnay has wowed wine judges and reviewers internationally. It was awarded Best White Trophy at the Tri-National Wine Challenge, Gold Medal at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles and Blue Gold at the Sydney International, two years in a row. Howard Park»|
|Born at Guildford, very near the Houghton Swan Valley wineworks, Dr John Gladstones was an internationally acclaimed scientist who identified the Margaret River in 1965 as being world class for planting vines and growing grapes. Dr Gladstones also played a role in the development of the Frankland River region, Pemberton and Manjimup. Houghton»|
|Paringa is one of Victoria's leading estates, having claimed Royal Melbourne Most Successful Winery Trophy and earning impressive international acclaim for it's founder, the eminent Lindsay McCall. His style is defined by his passion for viticulture and devotion to the art of making nothing but the finest wines. Paringa Estate»|
Between the 2 and the 11 september 2005 the Forum has been kept to Valdobbiadene Sparkling wines of Italy, the only event of exclusive reference for tipologie VSQPRD and VSQ of all the Italian territory!
In the context of the manifestation the quarter has been kept also edition of the Enologico Competition Sparkling wines of Italy, than thanks to one giuria highly characterized it has assigned the Tapes of Silver, first absolute prizes of the several categories, and Diplomas of merit, for the sparkling wines that have exceeded the score established from the Commission.
Bellussi Sparkling wines has introduced to the Competition two products, the Belcanto Millesimato dry and the sweet Cremant Withholding itself, that they have obtained a reply much positive one. The Cremant has been rewarded with a Diploma of Merit, adjudicating itself a score of absolute prestige, while to the Belcanto Millesimato it has been assigned the Silver Tape in the Charmat category.
This result beyond confirming the high qualitative standard of the Bellussi products contributes to raise the brand in Mount Olympus of the best Italian spumantistiche companies.
To offer produced from the high qualitative standard: this is the objective pursued from Bellussi Sparkling wines. From various years specialistici competitions to national and international level they have inserted the Bellussi products in the list of the best present Sparkling wines on the market. For the year the 2004 RED GAMBERO has assigned to our BELCANTO VALDOBBIADENE DOC OSCAR QUALITA' /PREZZO.
LINE BELCANTO IN THE GUIDE OF ITALIAN WINES 2004 OF MARONI The three products of the Line Belcanto (Cartizze, Valdobbiadene DOC and Millesimato) are signal to you in the Guide of Italian Wines 2004 of Luca Maroni. The comment of the famous connoisseur on these products above all emphasizes the "briosa taste-aromatic suadenza" of the Cartizze, nonch? the morbidezza of the Belcanto Valdobbiadene DOC and the Millesimato.
BELLUSSI INSERTED IN THE GUIDE OF AIS "DUEMILAVINI 2006" Guide "Duemilavini - the Book Guide to Wines of Italy", written up from the Italian Association Wine steward, numbers between the pages of the edition 2006 also BELLUSSI VALDOBBIADENE.
The products signal to you from the esaminatrice commission are: - EXTRA BELCANTO VALDOBBIADENE DOC DRY - BELCANTO MILLESIMATO DRY - PROSECCO OF EXTRA VALDOBBIADENE DOC DRY - PROSECCO OF VALDOBBIADENE DOC DRY