Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2016

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MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS Call 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) • Visit us at • Complimentary delivery on all orders over $150 in NY and CT 152 Aro U nd the W orld r ede F ined e xpec T a T ions o ver the years, New Zealand has become synonymous with Sauvignon Blanc, yet it pays to look deeper. Today, their production of Riesling and Pinot Noir can compete on an international level due to a small number of growers that have redefined our expectations. Of that group, Felton Road has gained the recognition of consumers and critics alike for their portfolio of world-class wines. Started in 1997, Felton Road takes advantage of their warm, north-facing slopes to grow Pinot Noir of outstanding character. Located in the heart of Central Otago, their estate vineyards host soils of complex glacial loess, which are all farmed biodynamically. In the winery, they adhere to a non- interventionist approach, allowing wild yeasts to complete fermentation and refrain from any fining and filtration. The result is a true expression of pure New Zealand Pinot Noir. ✦ f elton Road Pinot Noir Cornish Point 2014 WS 95 » $82 "Generous and expressive, with spiced plum, date bread and vanilla bean flavors that are rich and ripe, with fleshy, velvety tannins and plenty of clove and fresh earth details. Everything comes together on the finish, which lingers effortlessly." (1641628) o n T he v erge o F d iscovery T he greatest wines being made in the world today are all made in the vineyard. This principle applies to the top Chateau in Bordeaux, the sprawling vineyards in California, and even the mountainous terrain of Argentina. However, when we think of Argentina, it's usually of a high- production wine that is made to appeal to a large audience. Seldom do we get to taste a truly honest wine, one which appeals to today's palates while paying homage to tradition. Altos Las Hormigas is a perfect example of just what Malbec is capable of in Argentina, and it presents incredible relative value for a wine of this caliber. The Vista Flores is made through a truly hands-off mentality, allowing the terroir and fruit of Mendoza to speak first. It makes the case for the future of Argentina, showing classic structure and elegance. ✦ Altos Las Hormigas Malbec v ista f lores Mendoza 2013 LG 93 » $36 "...silky and juicy, very balanced with refined tannins and a slightly bitter finish. Juicy, delicious and subtly mineral." (1631027)

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