Under the Radar

Here are a few exciting gems most people pass by. They add interest and diversity to wine shelves and wine lists, which is just what many customers are looking for.

And they’re not different for the sake of it either. This short selection highlights some of the unique and special wines, styles and regions that Wine Mason bring to the Irish market.


Under the Radar Whites


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Saladini Pilastri

Falerio

Order Code: SPFALO
This is the antithesis of overt fruitiness. It delivers an elegant, very refreshing wine, lightly nutty and savoury.

Vintage: 2017
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Julien Schaal

Evidence Chardonnay

Order Code: JSEVID
“Heady and concentrated. Very pure and bright indeed. Sculpted with green fruits. 17/20” – Jancis Robinson

Vintage: 2017
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Tement

Sauvignon Blanc Steirische Klassik

Order Code: TESBSK
Ripe pears blended with aromatic elderberries .A mix of
air and time reveal a lot of cassis. Bone dry and
brightly clear on the palate.

Vintage: 2017
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Aphros Wines

Loureiro

Order Code: APHROS
“Biodynamic pioneer from Vinho Verde. Crisp dry with orange peel and juicy pears flavours.” – John Wilson, The Irish Times 2018

Vintage: 2016
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Eichinger

Gruner Veltliner Strass

Order Code: ESTRAS
We offer a great choice of Gruner Veltliner! This is a classic Kamptal, from deep loess soils. It has peach, white pepper and apple aromas and flavours.

Vintage: 2016/17
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Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Etna Bianco

Order Code: ETNAW
“Wonderful, complex wine with soft ripe pears, grilled nuts, and a clean mineral backbone. Delicious” – John Wilson, The Irish Times 2016

Vintage: 2016
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Under the Radar Reds


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Saladini Pilastri

Rosso Piceno

Order Code: SPROSS
A spicy, fruity red from the Marche region of Italy’s Adriatic Coast, made with a blend of Sangiovese and Montepulciano grapes.

Vintage: 2016
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Azores Wine Co

Tinto Vulcanico

Order Code: AZVULC
In the middle of the Atlantic, at the base of a volcanic mountain grapes ripen as much as the brave Azorean climate allows. Result..a fresh, salty and spicy red…a Volcanic Red!

Vintage: 2015
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Chateau le PuyEmilien

Order Code: PUY156
Stimulating, refreshing and elegant, the epitome of traditional Bordeaux.

 

Vintage: 2015
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Pittnauer

Pitti

Order Code: PITTI
Very moreish blend of Blaufrankisch and Zweigelt, lively, pure black-berry and redcurrant fruits.

Vintage: 2016
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Niepoort

Colheita

Order Code: NCOL9
A vintage tawny port with a brick orange colour. Dried fruit and fig flavours, with great freshness. serving it a little cool at 10˚ – 12˚C accentuates the freshness.

Vintage: 2000
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Niepoort

Dry White Port

Order Code: NDWP
Cocktails are popular and while this is delicious on its own over ice, it also makes a fantastic, easy-to-make, summer drink: a ‘White Port Tonic’ – 1/3rd white port to 2/3rds tonic water, with a garnish of mint and lemon.

Vintage: NV
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