Origin Wine - Premium Collection focuses on three premium wine brands, Finca La Anita in Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, Le Grand Domaine in Devon Valley, Stellenbosch, South Africa, and Les Celliers de Vétroz in Valais, Switzerland. The owner, Bernard Fontannaz, has purchased Finca La Anita and Le Grand Domaine in 2016, and has been owning Les Celliers de Vétroz for two generations. The aim is to offer premium on-trade a new range of wines, made by women winemakers only, from Argentina, South Africa and Switzerland who are making wines in unique terroirs. The portfolio is new to the market and not yet distributed. Silvia Rizzo is representing the premium brands in the UK and seeking for distribution.
Finca La Anita is the first premium estate winery in Alto Agrelo, Mendoza. The first vineyard dedicated to premium wine which was purchased in the 1990s by chemical engineer Manuel Mas at a time when the wine industry in Argentina was focusing on mass-production. It covers 72 hectares, a combination of high-altitude (1,000mt) plantings of largely Bordeaux varieties served by the ideal combination of rich soils and the natural water stream of the Andes Mountains.
Le Grand Domaine is a small winery located on top of Devon Valley, Stellenbosch and the cellar is led by Debbie Thompson, one of the first women winemakers in Stellenbosch, who earned the title of "South African Woman Winemaker of the Year" in 2005 and the nickname "South Africa's First Lady of Pinotage. The vineyard is 10 hectares, south-east steep slopes facing, looking over the Stellenbosch Mountains. It was replanted with new rootstocks in clay soil.
Les Celliers de Vétroz is a boutique winery founded by the Fontannaz family, nestled in the hills of Valais, the largest wine region in the heart of the Alps in Switzerland. The vineyards cover 5 hectares on south facing steep slopes, between 500 and 700 meters above sea level in a so-called alpine terroir with mineral-rich soil, marl, and limestone. We grow 13 different grapes over 5 hectares, mostly local, Amigne, Petite Arvine, Humagne Rouge and Cornalin. Our mission is to bring Switzerland to the UK, by making wines that are truly unique to the country.
Origin Wine - Premium Collection Catalogue
100% Chasselas. Floral and mineral with lovely acidity on the palate and a good length on the finish. Complex and well-structured. No oak aging. Serve at 8-10°C. Drink within 3-4 years. A great wine for aperitif and also good with cheese and charcuterie platters or fish soup.
100% Petite Arvine. Floral notes are complimented with tropical fruits. Lovely richness on the palate which is typical of the grape variety as is the slightly salty finish. No oak ageing. Drink within 3 years. Aperitif wine or perfect with fish, crudités and outdoor-style eating. Serve at 10-12°C
100% Pinot Noir. Aromas of red fruits, cherries and earthy tones. Well structured on the palate with soft tannins balanced with a delicate acidity. No oak ageing. Serve at 16-18°C. Drink within 7 years. Food pairing: Game, meat dishes with sauces, cheese.
100% Syrah. A complex nose with berry fruit, spices and hints of pepper. Nicely balanced with soft tannins. Serve at 16-18°C. Drink within 8 years. Ageing: 12 months in oak barrels. 1/3 in new oak, 1/3 in second use barrels, 1/3 in third use barrels. Food pairing: Lamb, stews, mountain cheeses
100% Amigne. A late-harvest wine (grapes picked in December). Unctuous on the nose with aromas of honey and fig. A soft, round attack with apricot and mandarine. A voluptuous finish. Serve at 8-10°C. Drink within 15 years. Ageing: 12 months in oak barrels. Food pairing: A great wine with desserts and also cheese.
This method Cap Classique is a blend of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay and displays a heavenly light gold colour. Dancing pearls of granny smith apple. Undertone of nectarines and white flower. Beautiful minerality with a refreshing acidity adding length to this joyous Cap Classique.
An expressive Sauvignon blanc with a light straw colour. This modern Stellenbosch Sauvignon blanc with riper fruit pastels, creates a pleasant mouth filling texture. Upfront tropical fruit flavours are complimented by nuances of gooseberries and figs. A well balanced natural acidity ensures a lingering finish.
This Rosé is a blend of 50% Shiraz and 50% Clarette Blanche and displays a pale rose gold colour. A seductive bouquet of strawberries, watermelon, raspberry coulis and crushedpomegranate. The palate is dry with a well-balanced acidity. A lingering finish of delectable red berries.
A classic example of exquisite Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon fruit. The wine displays a dense opaque colour. The bouquet is filled with alluring notes of black currant and perfumed violets. A dense palate which is packed with svelte tannins that are beautifully balanced by the cassis and blackberry fruit notes which linger seductively on the back palate. A seamless integration of oak spice and oak tannin entwined with the Cabernet’s masculinity adds real depth and complexity to the wine.
A classic Stellenbosch Bordeaux blend that displays a dense opaque colour. There are beautiful, perfumed notes of fresh violets that melt away to reveal ripe, intense notes of crème de cassis, blueberry crumble and plum. The wine has gravitas, intensity and a presence that is neither heavy nor overpowering. A remarkable synergy between these four cultivars. A seamless integration of oak spice and oak tannin entwined with the Cabernet’s masculinity and the feminine Merlot, adds real depth and complexity to the wine.
Pale yellow color with greenish tones, bright, and clear. It has a complex nose with different layers of aromas; it expresses citrus notes of pink grapefruit, lime, and white flowers; then sweet notes of ripe pineapple and passion fruit emerge. On the palate, it stands out with enveloping acidity. Good texture and volume.
Pale yellow color with golden highlights. A broad and voluptuous nose with generous notes of banana, pineapple, pear, and melon. On the palate, it presents itself like a luscious liqueur bonbon, revealing hints of aging with coconut and vanilla, and delicate notes of honey and caramel on the finish. Refreshing acidity that invites you to enjoy more than one glass.
Deep crimson red with violet highlights. On the nose, it reveals a delicate bouquet of black and red fruits, blue flowers, red bell pepper, and white pepper. It also expresses earthy and herbaceous notes. On the palate, it presents itself abundantly, with round, juicy, and ripe tannins. It has a sweet entry, a voluminous mid-palate, and acidity that elevates and prolongs the final appreciation. In the aftertaste, notes of caramel, sweet milk, and vanilla emerge, characteristic of aging. Ready to be enjoyed now but suitable for aging for 3 to 5 years.
Violet-red with black highlights. A wine of great complexity; in a modern style, it's a sharp blend where Malbec brings freshness, Cabernet Sauvignon contributes balsamic notes, Petit Verdot adds structure, and Cabernet Franc provides a lively and sparkling touch. On the nose, it showcases liqueur-like and floral notes, with ripe red and black fruit. The tannins are firm and juicy, leading to a long finish.
Ruby red with bluish tones; the mouthfeel is exquisite and broad, with very good texture from round and sweet tannins. It offers a mix of red and black fruits, ripe red plum, blackberries, and cherries, complemented by some herbaceous and liqueur-like notes. This is a generous wine, indulgent yet refreshing and highly drinkable at the same time.