These are wines which have the unmistakable taste and personality of their specific vineyards. They sing in the glass of where they’re from and are top-quality ambassadors for their regions of origin.
They may be traditional, classic European wines such as the inimitable red Riojas of Vina Tondonia, the fine and delicious Condrieus of Yves Cuilleron or the understated and mineral Pinot Noirs of Georg Fromm in the Bündner Herrschaft.
Or they could be “modern classics” from the New World such as Dog Point’s intense and indisputably “Marlborough-typical” Sauvignon Blancs, Moss Wood’s rich yet elegant Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignons, or Kumeu River’s amazing Chardonnays from Auckland, New Zealand.
It is these special wines with the true taste of their terroirs which make the world of wine so diverse and endlessly exciting to explore.