(2010) Leyda fruit, cropped low on a gravel and clay soil over fractured rock. Matured in 15% new French oak, the balance in older oak. Nicely gravelly, lightly roasted quality to this, with a touch of earthy beetroot and savoury red berry fruit. Has a nice edge of acidity on the palate, with lots of crisp, quite lean and juicy acidity. Tannins are fine, and the smoky warmth of the oak comes through, but this is perhaps just a touch angular.
(2010) Unoaked. Very ripe, almost buttery cabbage note. Citrus beneath and a touch of green herbs. The palate has plenty of sweetness and quite a nice texture, but a big apple acidity freshening the finish. £6.95, The Wine Society
(2010) Quite a powerful lime skin and apple aromas, with a little bit of herbaceous character. The palate has plenty of texture and richness, the grippy fruit skin character is cut through with lemony acidity and a long, mineral finish.
(2007) 100% Leyda valley fruit, 'Winemakers' is second top of the Aresti range, just below Family Resreve. There is one white and one red in this range, and the blend might change each year to reflect the best wine of that year. This has a tropical character to the fruit, with nice sweetness and richness, pineapple and just a touch of herbal background. It is dry and has a ripeness of pear and apple, with some juicier orange and nectarine notes. There is a spiciness, with a tangy mandarin finish.