This is Italy’s challenge to Champagne. Franciacorta DOCG is in the far north of Italy in Brescia, on the rolling hills above Lake Iseo. Bellavista are perhaps the best known wine and most respected wine estate here producing truly world class bottle fermented sparkling wine.
Greywacke is the Marlbourough label of Kevin Judd, founder winemaker of Cloudy Bay who oversaw 25 vintages of the icon. This is a level up still and definitely heading towards the riper end of the spectrum for Sauvigon. It has a richness and ripeness that’s unusual and enticing.
Grown high Tupungato in the Uko Valley – prime time Malbec land these vineyards benefit from a long, cool growing season. The wine is then aged in French oak barrels for ten to twelve months to make for a rich, juicy, seductive red. It’s a cracker.