Established in 2003, Adria Vini is a winemaking venture jointly owned by Boutinot and Araldica Castelvero, the leading co-operative in the Monferrato hills of Piemonte. Their aim is to produce authentic, well-priced still and sparkling wines from local grape varieties. All aspects of production, from grape selection through to vinification, maturation, blending and bottling are meticulously overseen by Araldica's winemaking team of Claudio Manera and Lella Burdese - assisted by Boutinot's Tony Brown MW. They source from a range of private growers and cooperatives, with whom they have long term relationships, principally in Veneto, Friuli, Lombardy, Sicily, Puglia, Abruzzo and Sardinia.
Produced from selected Pinot Grigio grapes grown in the Veneto. The grapes were hand harvested during the first 2 weeks of September. The grapes were crushed and gently pressed and the juice allowed to settle and clarify before cool fermentation at 16 to 18C in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine was bottled young after a period of 3 to 6 months ageing on fine lees in stainless steel tanks.
A fresh dry white with gentle floral and citrus aromas. Crisp and delicate on the palate with orchard fruit and lightly honeyed notes, balanced by lemony acidity and a fresh, dry finish. A highly versatile dry white, ideal as an aperitif or to accompany foods such as seafood, grilled fish, salads and cold white meats.
An elegant, easy drinking wine. This vibrant Chardonnay exhibits lifted fruit character, textural mouth-feel, a bright palate and a long and foodie finish.
Quintessentially Australian, this range offers consistent quality, hugely appealing, commercial wine styles that have gained a loyal following. Reflecting Boutinot's skill and experience in seeking out the very best of regional Australia, this wine captures ideal climatic conditions and pure varietal definition.
In The Vineyard
Long standing working relationships with growers in McLaren Vale enables Boutinot to source premium fruit, with the ultimate aim of making excellent quality
Australian house wines with true style and character.
In The Winery
Grapes were picked earlier than usual for this area to ensure balance and freshness in the final wine. Fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel retains the fresh fruit character of this un-oaked wine.
Full-flavoured fish such as trout or halibut or chicken in a light creamy sauce.
Hacienda López de Haro Blanco is a white wine from La Rioja produced by Bodega Classica. This wine is a varietal Viura.
The grapes come from old vines planted in poor soils on a hillside near San Vicente de la Sonsierra, in the region of La Rioja.
Harvesting is done after selecting the grapes from the vineyards with optimum quality. Hacienda López de Haro Blanco undergoes a controlled maceration with its skins for about 4 or six hours. It then fermented in French oak barrels for three months.
Bodega Classica is strategically designed. Situated atop a hill, the air conditioning is natural and most of the cellar is underground.
Deposits have big mouths to mimic traditional production in open lakes. Bodega Classica uses 5,000 barrels, mostly French oak
Fruity, light, crisp and nice and refreshing. Zesty citrus and white-stone fruit on the palate with a lingering refreshing finish, this is a delightfully expressive Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
Luscious strawberry ice cream on the nose supported by a bright, berry fruited palate and an off-dry finish.
Boutinot has been working with growers in California for over 10 years, constantly sourcing the best value from vintage to vintage, increasingly with specific estates sourcing old vine material that represents the best possible value for money. The current pair of wines are sourced from the warm region of Lodi in Central California.
Selected from old vine vineyards in the Lodi region of central California.
100% zinfandel grapes, lightly crushed to create a pretty pink wine. Vinified in stainless steel tanks.
Deep Cherry red in colour, black and red fruit dominate the nose with spiced notes and a hint of smoke. The wine delivers a medium bodied, fruity palate consisting of a pleasing texture with soft, rounded tannins and an enjoyable finish.
Hacienda López de Haro Tempranillo is a red wine from DO La Rioja produced by Bodega Classica.
This is a varietal Tempranillo, the typical variety of the area, which has excellent value. The grapes used are selected from vineyards located in the town of San Vicente de la Sonsierra. The harvest, which is done manually, takes place between the second and third week of October and is moved to the winery in small trailers and boxes.
Fermentation takes place naturally. Steeping is as static as possible in order to prevent breakage of the skins.
Hacienda López de Haro Tempranillo is aged for about three or four months in new oak barrels. Subsequently, the wine from different barrels is assembled by placing it in a tank with a capacity for 180 thousand litres in order to homogenise. Once complete, the wine spends a period of six months in bottle.
Bodega Classica is designed strategically. It is actually located on top of a mound, which allows a natural air conditioning. The tanks on the other hand, have large mouths as is the traditional method.
A celebration of Mendoza - the colour, culture and flavour and a celebration of friendship. A really pure expression of Malbec, bright red & juicy, rich chocolate flavours with a lick of oak to round out the edges. Muy, muy fantasticó – richly bloody, vibrant, Latin and velveteen.
Pablo Y Walter is the lovechild of Walter Bressia and Eric Monnin, a unique and exciting project. The idea was to make a great value Mendozan Malbec labelled to celebrate the colour of Mendoza. Walter Bressia was the winemaker at Nieto Senetiner when Paul Boutinot took on the agency some 14 years ago so Pablo y Walter book-ends Boutinot's experience in Mendoza. There really is no finer man to do this with, as outlined by The Wine Advocate and Tim Atkin MW recently. Walter's production of his Monteagrelo wines is tiny by comparison to more or less every other Mendoza bodega and whilst Eric and Walter would have preferred to have bottled the wine at Walter’s bodega, the volume involved would simply have broken his dinky, expensive-looking and top-end bottling machine. Bottling in France also avoids lengthy Argentinian lead-times. Produced from 25 year old vines in the Lujan de Cuyo district of Mendoza, close to Walter’s bodega in the rain-shadow of the Cordon del Plata mountains that tower over the valley, it is then blended with 10% of Walter’s own Monteagrelo Malbec.
The unwooded Malbec is blended with 10% of Walter’s own Monteagrelo Malbec, which is the wooded component. Walter bought two spankingly new 25000-litre steel tanks specifically for this project and subsequently somehow crow-barred them into his bodega.
Try with a big, juicy steak, churrasco de chorizo marinated with garlic, parsley and olive oil, grilled vegetables with chimichurri sauce.
Soft supple Victorian Shiraz, dangerously moreish by the glass.
Our Shiraz is sourced from ancient Victorian soils in order to achieve a wine with greater finesse, purity and structure as well as typical eucalypt flavours and saline finish associated with the area. Picked at night and crushed within an hour of picking before being sent to the fermentation tanks. The Shiraz grapes were fermented in temperature-controlled tanks maintained at 22 - 25ºC to avoid extracting any harsh tannins, with the fermentations pumped over to extract good colour. 20% of the final blend is barrel aged. The winemaker also added 5% Malbec at the end of the whole process - a sneaky technique that gives a mulberry fruit twist on the finish.
Bright, aromatic and juicy on the nose with just a touch of naughty bacon fat. True to the varietal, the tiny proportion of Malbec in this blend gives a flowery perfume. This vintage is our brightest, most dangerously drinkable Shiraz to date due to its fine, bright fruit and soft silky elegance.
Drink with Moroccan lamb tagine, roast vegetables and hard cheeses.