Astoria Superb Still Wines Selection - Six bottle case
Astoria are internationally renowned for their Sparking Wines especially their range of Prosecco, but not many people know that they also produce some incredible still wines from their vineyards close to Conegliano. They have a stunning range of varietal wines, each that demonstrates the characteristics of each grape variety in a truly European style. Here are just there to whet your appetite.
Astoria Chardonnay Estero
This 100% Chardonnay come from the family vineyards to the north of Venice where much of their Prosecco is grown. To preserve the wonderful aromas the grapes are allowed to macerate on the skins at a cool temperature before fermentation is allowed to begin.
It has a light straw yellow colour, a bouquet of crisp, green apples and crusty bread that lead to a full yet elegant palate that is dominated by apple fruit which is balanced by a clean and gentle acidity. The finish is clean and long with a light minerality.
Astoria Sauvignon Blanc Suade
The grapes were grown in the family property Val di Brun in the Conegliano zone of the Veneto where the warm days and cool nights help preserve the freshness of the acidity, very much a characteristic of European style Sauvignon Blanc.
The aromas are those of greenhouse tomatoes, gooseberry and grass. It's wonderfully fresh and crisp on the palate with a lively and zesty acidity. Drink it with goat's cheese or asparagus or simply as an aperitif to get the juices going before a meal.
Astoria Merlot Il Puro
This is a fantastic Merlot with superb characteristics of the grape variety. Grown in the gravel soils of the Piave district of the Veneto which is famous for growing splendid Merlot. It was made with traditional red wine vinification in stainless steel with 3 months ageing in tank before bottling.
The result is a wine full of red berry character but with notes of raw meat that develop further with ageing. Full and generous on the palate with plenty of plum and berry flavours that lead to a generous and silky finish.