Growing Region: Rioja, Northern Spain
Owner / Director: Cristina Forner
It has been a few years now since I was last in the wine region of Rioja where the fruit for this Rosado / Rosé wine was sourced. The selected fruit parcels which were hand-picked separately - were grown on gentle slopes in Cenicero and in Rioja Alavesa. The hardy vines which seem to thrive in theses testing conditions are a mixture of 15-20 years of age and grown at different altitudes in mainly clay and limestone soils.
When you drink wine is takes between 30 to 60 minutes for its maximum effect on the body. So if you consume several wines in a short period of time - you can expect your body to start to find it difficult to cope, as you drink more alcohol than your liver can process. In such a case the excess alcohol will travel through your bloodstream un-metabolised and un-processed. So the concentration of alcohol in the blood stream will increase.
As it travels through your bloodstream, the alcohol eventually reaches your brain, where it acts as a sedative and slows down the transmission between the nerve cells that control your ability to think and move. So when you are travelling on a plane, the atmospheric pressure in the cabin of a plane is lower than it is on the ground near sea-level.
Founded in: 1893
Region: Barossa Valley, South Australia
Chief Winemaker: Reid Bosward
The Kaesler family were pioneers who settled in the Barossa Valley in the 1840s. In 1891 they bought a parcel of land and in 1893 planted their first vines. Kaesler wines are made from these ancient, dry grown vineyards. Reid and a team of investors began winemaking on the property in the 1990's - with a sole purpose to produce quality wines. One of the most exciting range of full-throttle wines from South Australia: - please enjoy the short Kaesler video...
Growing Region: Nelson, New Zealand
Owner / Winemaker: Patrick Stowe
Patrick planted the home vineyard at Rimu Grove in 1995, and it comprises 7 hectares of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris vines. Which are laid out on the gentle north facing slope of the Bronte Peninsula overlooking the stunning Waimea inlet in Nelson. The passionate team at Rimu Grove are committed to producing only the finest quality wines which reflect the terroir of the Nelson Moutere wine-growing region.