The grapes used in the production of South African wines were grown in South Africa . Imported to United States and processed into wine at our Philadelphia location
Pinotage is a Red grape that has become South African's signature wine. This a cross between Cinsault and Pinot Noir. Surprisingly it's bolder than either of it's parents. This complex yet fruity wine pairs extremely well with grilled and smoked foods, red meats and game. It pairs with roasted meats and mushrooms as well.
The fruit for these wines was imported from Chile and then proceed into wine at our Philadelphia location.
The Sauvignon Blanc grape originated in the Bordeaux region of France and has a green skin. The grape can produce crisp, dry, and refreshing white varietal wines. Sauvignon blanc, when slightly chilled, pairs well with fish or cheese. It is also known as one of the few wines that can pair well with sushi.
Syrah is the only grape used to make the famous Rhône wines of Côte Rotie and Hermitage, but also forms the backbone of most Rhône blends, including Chateauneuf du Pape. Syrah forms intense wines with deep violet, nearly black color, chewy texture and richness, and often-alcoholic strength, with aromas that tend to be more spicy than fruity.
The best Viognier wines are known for their powerful fruit and floral aromas. Viognier typically produces medium bodied wines with relatively high acid content. This wine is best drunk young since aging allows the fruit and aromatic strength of Viognier to fade away.
Cabernet Sauvignon is known for its deep flavor and aroma. It is full-bodied and intense, sometimes with herbal or fruit flavors. Some flavors that can best describe Cabernet Sauvignon are black cherry, cassis, and raspberry. These flavors are balanced out with tannins and acids.
The fruit for these wines were grown in the DOCG appropriate regions of Italy. Imported and processed into wine at our Philadelphia location.
Pinot Grigio it's also known as Pinot Gris. Which is a pink great mutation of Pinot noir most famous sport zesty white wines that range in style from dry to just plain sweet. It also appears excellently with rite meats seafood and food with a hint of fruit such as lemons oranges peaches and or apricots.
The main component of Chianti is the Sangiovese grape which originated in Italy. Chianti is a dry dinner wine that goes with well-seasoned foods. It is one of the most popular wines to have with pasta, pizza, chicken, red meat and cheese.
Valpolicella is typically made from three grape varietals: Corvina Veronese, Rondinella, and Molinara. Most Valpolicella are light, fragrant table wines with moderate tannins and good color. Some Valpolicella can have aromas of cherry, herbs, chocolate and mocha. Valpolicella is best enjoyed young and goes well with antipasto and lighter pasta dishes. Valpolicella also complements seafood and lightly grilled white meats.
Amarone is a high alcohol robust red wine made from grapes that are dried on straw mats. Amarone comes from the Italian word amaro (“bitter”), and may have a tartness as well as a sweet edge to the wine that can be explained in the concentrated sugars the grapes pick up during the drying process. Amarone can have a deep ruby red color and an aroma of raisin, black cherry and violet.
The fruit used for the preparation these wines is sourced locally. The wines themselves will remind you of German rieslings or Washington State rieslings with their level of sweetness.