Raising a Glass to Dads
On the day we celebrate the fathers of the world, we raise a glass to all wonderful dads out there. We’re sure it has been a tough but rewarding journey and you deserve a bottle of exceptional wine. Here, we offer you some recommendations..
Region: France, Champagne
Retail Price: S$ 103.00
About the Wine: The vintage Champagne selected from one single quality harvest expresses the whole maturity and evolution of an exceptional year, 2008. It develops a rich and toasty flavour which is typical of pleasant Champagne at its peak.
About the Winery: Champagne CHAPUY is a Family Estate of 8 ha of vineyards . The majority of them are planted in the “Côte des Blancs” with Chardonnay grape variety, which allows to produce a fine and light Blanc de Blancs Champagne, very typical of this region. Among them, 3 ha belong to the famous “Grand Cru” village of Oger. Other family plots, located in the “Coteaux Sud d’Epernay” and planted with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grape varieties (3ha), are used to produce the blended Champagnes, more fruity and mellow.
Winery Website – http://www.champagne-chapuy.com/?lang=5
Region: France, Alsace
Retail Price: S$ 80.00
About the Wine: Colour: A sweet floral/candy nose will hit you right away and immediately make you forget your drinking pinot gris. The palate has hints of sour fruit (watermelon/lemon). The finish is long and has a mineral or stone texture. The sweetness on the finish lingers across the palate. Medium bodied.
About the Winery: Domaine Marc Kreydenweiss was established in Alsace, in 1650 and has been in the same family for thirteen generations—more than three and a half centuries.
In 1971, at age 23, Marc Kreydenweiss took over the family winery. Among his first innovations were a switch to organic farming and yield reduction through extensive pruning. Most importantly, in 1984, he began focusing on planting specific varietals matched to specificterroirs to capture the truest expression of each grape variety.
Winery Website – http://www.kreydenweiss.com/?lid=3
Region: Spain, Rioja
Retail Price: S$114.00
About the Wine: Roda I is made exclusively from the Tempranillo grape variety. It is a wine with more structure, with deeper sensations of black fruits, great wealth of minerals and more complexity. It is a wine for quietness and meditation with a style marked by black cherry and chocolate.
About the Winery: Bodegas Roda is a family-owned winery in Rioja that was founded in 1987. The winery was completed in 1991, and the first commercial vintage was 1992. Three tiers of wine have been produced, Roda, Roda I, and Cirsion, all from the estate’s 17 parcels of vines, each of which is vinified separately. No wine is made from vines less than 30 years of age. Roda I focuses on the dark fruit side of the spectrum, while Cirsion is a selection of the best vines within 4 of the 17 blocks.
Winery Website – http://roda.es/en/
Region: Italy, Piemonte
Retail Price: S$ 107.00
About the Wine: Intense garnet in color, the nose shows floral and spicy notes perfectly blended: tobacco, cherries, cocoa and fresh raspberry highlights. The palate is rich, full-bodied and elegant. Wine of longevity that evolves slowly and steadily in the bottle. Great expressions even after several decades. Timeless. An aristocratic wine that finds its match with game, jugged hare, braised beef, chamois, saddle of venison, wild boar, deer and pigeon. Superb with dishes garnished with white Alba truffle: cardoon flan with fondue and duck ravioli.
About the Winery: Since 1340, 19 generations one after another, have managed the Monfalletto property in the town of La Morra, the center of the production of Barolo wine. Even today, the property is entirely family-run. Giovanni Cordero di Montezemolo and his children Elena and Alberto are the protagonists of this millennium.The historical single-body vineyard area of 28 hectares (69 acres), rare for the area, extends over all sides of the hill. The land has always been cultivated with the various local varieties, selected and distinctly planted according to sun exposure, type of soil and the altitude.
Winery Website – http://www.corderodimontezemolo.com/en/
Region: Portugal, Douro
Retail Price: S$43.00
About the Wine: Superb brick red/brown appearance with medium depth of colour. Very clean fresh aroma with a subdued spicy character and a hint of dried fruits. Refreshing seductive flavours on the palate with dried fruits and a lingering nutty velvety finish on the palate.
About the Winery: When the Niepoort family moved from Holland to the Douro region of Portugal in 1842, the rise of one of the great port houses of Porto begins. And in 1997, as the fifth generation to make fortified wines for the family business, Dirk Niepoort began a brand new rise. Considered a true Renaissance man, Dirk continues to make port using the same traditional methods as his ancestors. Dirk has striven to improve the company’s Vintage Ports; His vineyards were upgraded (notably most are farmed organically, without any pesticides and herbicides) and the winery completely revamped. As for the grape crushing, Dirk is a passionate advocate of the traditional method of ‘treading’ (by foot) to extract maximum flavour and colour. These efforts resulted in magnificent examples from recently declared years.
Winery Website – http://www.niepoort-vinhos.com/en/