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  • Cellar Door's Wine Tasting

    Join us to meet Judith and Jiri, two very special winemakers and drink some of their unique premium artisan wines.

    Judith is rated as the top woman winemaker from Austria. She doesn't always take the easiest route to achieve her goal, which is to produce authentic wines that carry her distinctive signature and provide a conquest for discerning wine lovers.

    Jiri is one of the top winemaker's from Czech Republic. His aim is simple - he wants to preserve as much of the unique terroir of Dolni Kounice as possible in every bottle of his wine and to produce wines with aging potential.

    You will get the chance to taste 9 different wines, 4 wines each from Judith portfolio and 5 wines from Jiri's portfolio. This is chance to taste some very good premium wines as each winemaker takes you through their wines and you can hear from them directly on what makes these wines so special.

    So, grab your tickets now https://cellardoorus.eventbrite.co.uk The cost includes tasting these 9 high quality premium wines, snacks, plus a selection of charcuterie and cheese.

    Please email us at info [at] cellardoor.us if you have any further questions.

    The wines for the tasting will be:

    Judith Beck's i) Blaufrankish, ii) St Laurent iii) Pannobile Red (One of the top red's from Austria) iv) Pannobile White (one of the top white's from Austria)

    Jiri's i) Ex opere operato ii) Vox in excelso iii) Ex monte Lapis iv) Vox Silentium v) Rose & Cross

  • The Cellar Doors Wine Tasting on Nov 16th @ The Remedy Wine Bar London

    We held our first ever wine tasting on Saturday 16th Nov in London. We wanted to bring in some of the wines listed on our site so our customers got to sample them. We opened up 18 different wines from 6 different wineries. These included wines from Italy, France, Austria and Czech Republic. Watch this space to know what our customers thought about the wines!

    In the meantime, here is the list of wines that were available at the tasting:

    SPARKLING WINES

    Cà del Vént- Franciacorta Brut "Pas Operé"

    Winery: Cà del Vént

    Wine: Franciacorta Brut "Pas Operé", 2009

    89% Chardonnay, 11% Pinot noir (selection of the most mineral and fresh basic wines out of 18 different single basic wines) vinified in barrique for 6 months, re-fermented and thinned on the lees for at least 32 months. At the disgorgement, filled with same wine of same lot, with no sugar or liqueur d'expedition added.

    Cà del Vént - Franciacorta Brut "Sospiri"

    Winery: Cà del Vént

    Wine: Franciacorta Brut "Sospiri", 2006

    100% Chardonnay vinified in barrique for 10 months and in steel vat for other 10 months, re-fermented on the lees in the bottle for at least 39 before disgorgement.

    WHITE WINES

    Weingut Muster - Morillon vom Opok

    Winery: Weingut Muster

    Wine: Morillon vom Opok, 2007

    Morillon is a synonym for the wine variety, internationally known as Chardonnay. “Opok” is the regional name for the sedimentary deposit soils, a slaty clay-marl with a medium to high percentage of lime. The multilayer connection between the soil, vine and light is transparent in wine. The characteristic aromas from lime marl soil and minerals develop on the palate. This Chardonnay has individualistic character; it is lively and full of vitality. Aged in oak barrels for 2 years

    Judith Beck - Chardonnay Bambule

    Winery: Judith Beck

    Wine: Chardonnay Bambule , 2011

    A brilliant Chardonnay, grown on gravel, harvested by hand, aged in used oak barrels, fermented spontaneously, un-manipulated and intervention-free. Ripe, yellow fruit, tea and herbal notes, compact, well defined, concentrated and elegant.

    ORANGE WINES

    Weingut Muster - Gräfin

    Winery: Weingut Muster

    Wine: Gräfin, 2011

    A 100% Sauvignon Blanc. This style of wine is also called “Orange Wine”, due to the maceration over several weeks with the grape skins and a certain amount of grape stems. The Gräfin roots itself on scant lime marl soil and stems from the steep slopes of the Graf vineyards. Harvest by hand, spontaneous fermentation for 4 weeks with the grape skins and certain amount of stems in large wooden vats and casks, 2 years aging in casks. The Gräfin is rich in tannin but still soft, full and shows a full spectrum of aromas.

    Weingut Muster - Erde

    Winery: Weingut Muster

    Wine: Erde, 2011

    A blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Chardonnay! The wine, “Erde” (Earth), represents a different and new way of winemaking. Leaning on ancient tradition, this white wine is fully fermented on the must with the grape skins and stems. The wine lies for 12 months in a clay amphora buried in the ground. It is then transferred to a wooden barrel, where it matures untouched for a further year. “Erde” is filled exclusively in clay bottles. This sense of taste enters one into another dimension of the wine world. Uncommon, ancient and unrefined – like bold characters from a different age. The right wine for those wishing to enhance their taste dimensions and allow themselves to open to it.

    RED WINES

    Casa Raia - Bevilo IGT

    Winery: Casa Raia

    Wine: Bevilo IGT, 2012

    A blend of 90% Sangiovese Grosso, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The name Bevilo is a playful reference to an old Tuscan drinking song "Bevi lo!....vino fa canta" meaning, drink up..... the wine makes you sing!! The spontaneous fermentation with natural yeast, present in the vineyards, and an approximate two week maceration of the must contributes to the fruity character of the wine.

    Cà del Vént - IGT Ronchi di Brescia Rosso

    Winery: Cà del Vént

    Wine: IGT Ronchi di Brescia Rosso, 2008

    A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Nebbiolo. Separate vinification of every single variety in order to express all the features and the soil they come from. Aged in wooden barrique for a period of 12 months with no process, stabilisation or filtration.

    Judith Beck - St. Laurent Schafleiten

    Winery: Judith Beck

    Wine: St. Laurent Schafleiten, 2011

    Dark ruby with violet rim, dark berries and cassis on the palate with vivacious acidity, good balance, soft tannins in the finish, good ageing potential, very typical St. Laurent, matches particularly well with soft cheese made of raw milk, air-dried ham and above all venison.

    Dva Duby - Ex Opere Operato

    Winery: Dva Duby

    Wine: Ex Opere Operato, 2011

    100% St.Laurent, no additives at all, macerated for 4 weeks in open vats and then aged in acacia barrels. No filtration, no fining.

    Judith Beck - Blaufränkisch Alte Lagen

    Winery: Judith Beck

    Wine: Blaufränkisch Alte Lagen, 2011

    Dark ruby red with violet rim, delicately spicy on the nose with cinnamon and marinated damsons, good balance on the palate with soft tannins and pleasant acidity, youthful, good length.

    Dva Duby - Vox In Excelso

    Winery: Dva Duby

    Wine: Vox In Excelso, 2011

    100% Blaufränkisch, no additives at all, macerated for 5 weeks in open vats and then aged in oak barrels. No filtration, no fining. All the grapes are from the plot, named “Nova mesta”

    Domaine Rouge Bleu - Dentelle 2009

    Winery: Domaine Rouge Bleu

    Wine: Dentelle rouge, 2009

    A blend of 60% Carignan and 40% Grenache. On the nose it’s summer berries, sweet spice, cassis. On the palate it’s fresh berries and nutmeg give a light and elegant mouth feel, complimented by gentle tannins and pleasing acidity.

    Domaine Rouge Bleu - Mistral 2011

    Winery: Domaine Rouge Bleu

    Wine: Mistral rouge, 2011

    A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Roussanne. On the nose it’s small black fruits, warm spices, freshly sharpened pencils. On the palate it’s full-bodied with flavours of bramble, blackcurrant and hints of liquorice evolving into roasted coffee notes. Well-structured tannins give a satisfying finish.

    Casa Raia - Rosso di Montalcino

    Winery: Casa Raia

    Wine: Rosso Di Montalcino, 2010

    Sangiovese Grosso planted in 1975
    Aged 2 years in barriques / 2 months in bottle.

    Cà del Vént - Clavis - IGT Ronchi di Brescia Rosso

    Winery: Cà del Vént

    Wine: IGT Ronchi di Brescia Rosso, 2000

    50% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 10% nebbiolo, 10% syrah. Separate vinification of every single variety in order to express all the features and the soil they come from. Macerated for 2-3 weeks. Aged 24 months in barrique and then at least 8 years in bottle.

    Casa Raia - Brunello di Montalcino

    Winery: Casa Raia

    Wine: Brunello di Montalcino, 2010

    Sangiovese Grosso planted in 1975
    Aged 4 years in barriques and 6 months in bottle. Intense fruit that turns to flowers and spices on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with a lovely silky tannin structure.

  • White, Red, Rosé and now Orange!!

    Some call the Orange Wine, “the White wine for the Red Wine lovers”. So what are critics like Eric Asimov and Jon Bonne raving about?

    Orange wines are white wines that follow the vinification methodologies of Red wines.

    Here's how white wine is usually made: White grapes are quickly crushed and the juice pressed away to start becoming wine. The juice (which is usually colourless) is usually not in contact with the grape skins and goes on to become white wine.

    Red wines are made using the following process: Red grapes are crushed and the juice is allowed to be in contact with the skin. This contact allows the juice (which is usually colourless) to absorb colour, flavour and tannins. The length of the contact varies but can last for a few weeks.

    Orange wines are made using the following process: White grapes are crushed and the juice is allowed to be in contact with the skin. This contact allows the juice to absorb colour, flavour and tannins. The colour profile is tinged with orange and depth of colour depends on how long the juice is in contact with the skin.

    Orange wines have been in existence for as long as wine is being made and this style of winemaking originated from Georgia.

    So, why is there a sudden interest for Orange wines and is it mainstream yet? Orange wines have a unique purpose on the table. They have tannins like red wines that match food, yet the spectrum of flavours stays white. These wines are definitely becoming trendy and are part of the wine lists in restaurants where Chefs and Sommeliers are looking to pair this type of wine with flavour profiles that can really work well with specific types of food.

    So yes, if you are in Hibiscus Restaurant and you have a bit of spare cash lying around, spend it on a bottle of orange wine or you could stop over at the Terroir Wine Bar to try some. However, will you be able to get these wines from your retailer? The answer is No. These wines are not mainstream yet and most retailers would not carry such wines on their shelves but you don’t have to wait too long. As soon as Cellar Door opens its portal you can get hold of these wines.

    Yes – we will be carrying Orange wines when we open for trading and you should be able to enjoy this quirky Orange!

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