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Miguel Torres Santa Digna Estelado Sparkling Brut (Chile)
$19.95 (Vintages #317669)
Made from the Pais grape – the grape first planted by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century - this light pink sparkler has flavours of sour cherry and blood orange. It's beautifully dry and refreshing. ****½ (89)
Food match: aperitif; seafood appetizers

Lua Nova em Vinhas Velhas 2010 (Douro Valley)
$14.95 (Vintages #266882)
Made from a field blend of old vines, this rugged red is dense purple in colour with a nose of spicy black berries; it's a full-bodied, powerful wine – dry and fruity with earthy note, firmly structured with ripe tannins. **** (88)
Food match: BBQ ribs; pepper steak

Gaia Thalasitis Assyrtiko 2011 (Santorini, Greece)
Fruit from 80 year-old Assyrtiko vines. Pale straw in colour, you can smell the volcanic soil in which these grapes were grown – minerally, smoky, melon nose; medium-bodied with a crisply dry, crab apple flavour carried on lively acidity. ****½ (89)
Food match: seafood salad; oysters

 

 

 

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