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Barrels and Bottles Blog — sauvignon blanc

Casa Silva Wines – Winery Updates

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The latest trade newsletter from Casa Silva…. Last month we were delighted to announce news of our Lake Ranco estate. The first vintages have been  released from what is officially Chile’s most Southernly vineyard. Initially the estate started out as a research project, but over the years the grapes have ripened to produce wines with […]

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Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2012 New Zealand

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Wither Hills lies at the heart of Marlborough’s wine growing region. The winery is named after the imposing Wither Hills ranges, which form a dramatic backdrop to our vineyards which enjoy long sunlight hours, cool nights and are nourished by the waters of the Wairau River. Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest winemaking region, with around […]

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Noble Vine 242 Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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Noble Vines Over centuries, vintners have carefully singled out the most admired vines, naming each vine with a unique number to identify its exceptional attributes. Here in California, we’ve planted a selection of these vines exactly where they will flourish best: in select locations on the red soils and cobblestones of our family-owned vineyard in […]

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Lutzville wines 2012 vintage report from South Africa

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The arrival of the South African summer was delayed this year, which meant that picking at Lutzville started later than usual. There was extremely cool weather until mid January, when there was a massive heat wave. Since then the temperature has cooled down, allowing the grapes to mature. The Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc grapes […]

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Stork’s Tower Camino san Pedro wines now in stock

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Two new wines from the Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y Léon appellation in Spain are now available at Barrels & Bottles. Camino san Pedro Sauvignon Blanc 2008 is a light, delicate white wine elegant aromas of grapefruit and passion fruit. Harmonious and soft on the palate, with good fruit flavours and lingering length. […]

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