Tuesday - Saturday
12 PM - 8 PM
are the June, 2006 Featured Wines for the Wines
by Jennifer Wine Club.
Wines are the pioneers of the Awatere Valley. They
were the first to plant in what is now regarded
as one of the premium grape growing regions of Marlborough,
The soils here are free-draining and the climate is
dry, warm and frost-free. The area has a climate different
from the rest of Marlborough, so it produces wines with
a unique and distinct flavour.
Each year outstanding parcels of grapes are earmarked
for special attention. When the resulting wine is regarded
as outstanding, it forms the small quantity of wine under
the Vavasour banner.
wine is delicious and shows crisp, clean, focused
lime characteristics and really stands out. It displays
a beautiful lift to the nose, offering classic lime
and green apple aromatics, with a hint of minerality
up through the fruit. Vividly clean and bright, this
has a racy edge to the lime and juicy apple fruit that
is countered with some deceptive mid-palate richness.
Finishing long and lingering, this has excellent drive
and fruit intensity that really shows off its youthful
vibrancy. Drink this over the next 12-18 months to
maximize its youthful zest. This wine is perfect
chicken, seafood pasta salad, or on the back deck on
a warm summer evening. Enjoy!
Quinta do Carmo Dom Martinho
Alentejo District covers about one-third of the
total wine growing area of Portugal
and lies between
Lisbon and the Algarve in the very south. It is
already established in producing some very good red
which have a bouquet of ripe fruits, yet remaining
the palate. They use six principle grape varieties:
Aragonez, Antão Vaz, Castelão, Rabo de
The Alentejo is a mystical place of gliding plains,
sudden mountains, and the largest cork forests in the
world. The Alentejo's Cork Country is a lightly populated
region with open horizons where the rhythm of life follows
the rhythm of regional songs. This fertile land produces
more than half of the world's total cork supply.
winery was purchased by Domaines Baron de Rothschild
and was completely renovated to produce the quality
of wines that is expected worldwide of the famous
Rothschild family. This wine just explodes with flavor:
bright cherries, with black plum highlights on the
as well as the finish; an outstanding effort that
will pair well with cheese-filled grilled sausages.
by Jennifer is also proud to announce our new "Cellar
Club", featuring a new wine each month suitable for
long-term aging. Call the shop and ask for Jennifer for all
the details on this exciting new Club, or visit our Featured
Cellar Club Wine page for details on this month's selection.