Incognito – Fine Disguised Wines for the Fine Wine Delivery Co.
The ‘Incognito' brand of wines was introduced three years ago by the Fine Wine Delivery Co. It was conceived as an outlet for wineries and winemakers to release wine excess to current demand, while protecting their prestige labels. The FWDC thus has wine from leading producers offered at prices much lower than their normally marketed product. The identities of these producers is hidden, hence the name ‘Incognito'. Over the three years, every Incognito wine has been a unique selection, and has never been a repeat. www.finewinedelivery.co.nz
FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW
Incognito Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - MarlboroughReview Date : 12-Jul-2011Bright, pale, straw-yellow colour with green hues, this has a very fine, tight and intense nose of herbs, nettles and capsicums, still to unfold its aromatics. Dry on palate, this is deeply flavoured with rich and luscious flavours of green herbs, capsicums and minerals. The wine is extremely fine textured and smoothly flowing, enlivened by crisp, racy acidity. The finish is long and sustained with gooseberries and herbal notes. Fruit from the Wairau Valley, cool-fermented in stainless steel, with a portion in oak, to 13.5% alc., given lees contact. Match with all seafood, salad and vegetable dishes and creamy cheeses over the next 2-3+ years. 18.0/20 Jul 2011 RRP $14.00
Incognito Waipara Riesling 2008Riesling from New Zealand - Canterbury & WaiparaReview Date : 12-Jul-2011Bright, light golden-hued straw-yellow colour, this has an intense and powerfully concentrated, near pungent, complex nose of limes, toast, herbs, exotic florals and ginger that unfold with interest and intrigue. Medium in sweetness, this shows complex lime, honey and toast flavours from bottle development with a creamy textured, luscious and unctuous mouthfeel. The acidity is soft, and the wine is becoming integrated, finishing with roundness and residual sugar showing. This has entered its development plateau. Fruit from the Waipara Valley, cool-fermented to 11.47% alc. Drink as an aperitif and with mildly spicy Asian cuisine over the next 3-4+ years. 18.5-/20 Jul 2011 RRP $14.00