All young wines are hazy after fermentation due to tiny molecules such as proteins, tartrates, tannins and phenolics. Whilst natural and harmless, many people have come to expect and like their wine to be clear. To help the accelerate the clarification process, which if given time can settle naturally, winemakers use fining agents.
Some common fining agents include casein (a milk protein), albumin (egg whites), gelatin (animal protein) and isinglass (fish bladder protein).
Whilst fining with casein and albumin is usually acceptable by most vegetarians, all four cannot be considered vegans friendly as tiny traces of the fining agent may be absorbed into the wine during the fining process. Carbon, bentonite clay, limestone, kaolin clay, plant casein, silica gel, and vegetable plaques are all suitable alternatives.
Unoaked, with bright apple and citrus notes. An ideal accompaniment to sea food dishes.
Refreshing and juicy with zippy acidity balancing bright flavors of pear, apricot and lime. The initial lush fruit flavors are followed by a long finish that is simultaneously fruity and tart. The off-dry style is balanced wonderfully with mouth-watering acidity.
Aroma: intense aroma white fruit and citrus with white floral hints.
Palate: fresh, fruity, round with a fine balance.
Gastronomy: recommended for assorted salads, pasta, rice, sushi, fish dishes and to pour by glass.
Made using the free run juice of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. A slightly richer rosé with good purity of fruit that matches well with food at any time of the year.
The offical red wine from the Royal Welsh Regimental Wine Collection.
Blended from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot and then aged in oak for 12 months. A bouquet of ripe plums and bramble fruits with soft and well integrated tannin, good acidity and a very pleasing finish.
Intense aromas of red fruits, strawberry, raspberry and cranberry touched by fine nuances of vanilla and liquorice. Silky palate, with good structure and fleshiness. Pleasant and long-lasting finish.
Fresh aroma of apples and apricots with a hint of sage. The wine is concentrated and elegant on the palate and the finish has excellent length.
Expressive bouquet of red fruits, spicy notes and a vanilla background. Wonderfully fruity palate, with dense black fruit flavours and good tannins.
Aroma: fresh, floral, ripened red fruits with slightly nutty nose.
Palate: perfectly balanced, full-bodied, pleasant with long and clean finish.
Gastronomy: recommended for aperitif or combined with pasta, rice, blue fish, well-seasoned white meat and red meat stews.
Lively fruit aromas with notes of peach and cirtus along with a hint of herbaciousness. a nervy and refreshing acidity counter balance the fruit and provide an elegant finish.
Attractive herby, savoury, mineral character to the nose which shows some lightly aromatic red cherry fruit. The palate has a smooth, elegant fruitiness with a hint of spice as well as a trace of earthy complexity. A light, attractive Pinot Noir of real character.
Aged in oak barrels for at least 12 months. Deep ruby red colour, intense and persistent. This wine is characterized by fruity notes of cherry, followed by delicate spicy notes of black pepper. On the mouth is full, harmonious, dry, sapid flavour, slightly tannic.