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Momento wines was born in 2011 from inspired travels of the great world of wine and its vineyard sited, especially the ancient vineyards of the Old World. Based in the beautifully authentic and diverse Bot River region of South Africa, which winemaker and proprietor Marelise Niemann has called home since 2007. Niemanns goal in winemaking is to reflect every single element involved – both human and natural – from the people, personalities, ideas and experiences; to the sun, soil, water and earth. What started out as a curious Grenache bottling has grown into a wonderfully exciting venture of exploration and discovery—vinifying unique and honest wines. With a winemaking approach that is gentle and ‘hands-off’, Niemann respects the grape and its place, and allows the wine to express its own character and origin. At Momento, Niemann is privileged to work with vines from all corners of the Cape, where she searches for unique parcels that truly express the region and soil where it is grown; mostly from older and sometimes dryland bush vines. In conjunction with the Grenache, a Tinta Barocca and Chenin/Verdelho has been added to the Momento...

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Founded in 1934, the De Martino family has specialized, for four generations, in creating wines that are a faithful reflection of their origin, coming from selected parcels throughout Chile. Wines of great purity, with a sense of place and balance, are a consequence of sustainable agriculture and traditional fermentation techniques. The fourth generation headed by Marco Antonio and Sebastián De Martino, along with their team, continue with their constant search for exciting terroirs same as polishing their house...

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Abrie Beeslaar, winemaker at esteemed Stellenbosch property Kanonkop, now has his own label named Beeslaar. Abrie explains the origin of the grapes as being “a property about two kilometres from Kanonkop in the direction of the Bottelary Road” and the wine was matured for 17 months in French oak, 50% new. One of the most profound interpretations of the often tricky Pinotage grape that you can imagine. It’s the Grand Cru Burgundy of Pinotages: structured, fresh, complex, ageworthy and elegant despite its obvious concentration.’ Jamie Goode ‘Pinotage genius Abrie Beeslaar shows all his understanding of this tricky grape.’ Tim Atkin,...

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After working intimately with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay for 12 vintages in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley (“Heaven-and-Earth” in Afrikaans), Hannes Storm discovered two tiny parcels of land with particularly exceptional terroirs. The two vineyards were planted in 2008. Storm’s maiden vintage saw the light in 2012 and, after spending 18 months in bottle, the wines were released in 2014. In 2009, the Hemel-en-Aarde was divided into three separate wards—the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge. Storm Vrede Pinot Noir and Vrede Chardonnay are from vineyards in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. The Storm Ignis Pinot Noir comes from a vineyard in the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, and Storm Ridge Pinot Noir is from a vineyard in the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge. Storm Wines is currently the only producer with Pinot Noirs from each of the three appellations in the Hemel-en-Aarde. With meticulous viticulture, minimal intervention in the cellar and a constant nod to the Old World, Hannes Storm creates wines with a warm personality and...

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Known as the most important producer of Madeira, Justino’s has a long history on the island. With a state of the art facility, Justino’s is able to simulate the history journeys that previously produced the beautiful wines of the island.

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