Situated in the south of the Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet is renowned for its prestigious white wines. The soil that is suitable for the production of white wines is principally brown limestone. The area of vine cultivation is divided into 22 different climates for its 70 hectares of Premier Cru white wines. Exposure: easterly and south-easterly.
Intense ruby red colored, Mille e una Notte 2016 is characterized by an ample bouquet, with fruity notes (blackberry and black mulberry) and balsamic (liquorice) and spicy scents (nutmeg). The palate is soft and embracing, surprising with an extraordinary silky tannin. A remarkable long persistence on the finish.
With mineral notes and many layers, this wine is full-bodied and polished with a long finish.
Since its first release in 1998, Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa has conquered the status of being one of the great Portuguese wines, having received top reviews in the national and international press over recent years. It is exclusively sourced from Vinha Maria Teresa, a small plot of centenary vines that inspired its name and which is one of the oldest at Quinta do Crasto. This vineyard plot is located at extremely low altitudes and enjoys excellent sun exposure. Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa is a super premium, single vineyard, Douro DOC red wine that is only bottled in exceptional years and always in strictly limited numbers. Taking advantage of the low yield of these old vines, the Quinta do Crasto winemaking team has managed to make a world class wine that is complex and full of character and that is capable of ageing in the bottle for years to come. Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa has only been produced in the following years: 1998, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015. 2007 witnessed the largest production, 8,001 bottles. For many wine lovers, Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa is one of the great Douro wines and one of the most emblematic. Having the chance to taste this wine is a veritable privilege.
2014 was a classic year regarding the weather and climatically balanced without any extreme heat or rain. Worthy of taking note is the temperature range during the summer between daytime highs and nighttime lows, which favored a good accumulation of aromatic notes in the Nebbiolo variety. The wines produced in this vintage are very fine and elegant, with refined fruit aromas and pronounced structure.
With the Andes as the backdrop and close to the borders of Bolivia and Chile, the Salta region of Argentina is less accessible than better known wine regions in thecountry. Since 2005, Winemaker Thibaut Delmotte has crafted wines of international distiction for Bodega Colome while staying true to his French origins.The Altura Maxima Malbec is a true expression of those efforts.