The Cold Storage International Wine Fair was back again from Oct 1 to 7. A number of these great wines are still available
More than 500 wine labels were on sale at the Cold Storage International Wine Fair 2013, held at VivoCity, including 45 new French labels, 45 new Italian labels, and a range of organic and sulphite-free wines showcased for the first time.
Up to 50 per cent of the wines were exclusive to Cold Storage.
The 45 new French labels included pickings from respectable Bordeaux vineyards such as Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande and Château Giscours – both sold out last year.
The 45 new Italian labels made it a total of 70 Italian wines. Among them were affordable quality choices from the likes of Trulli’s, and Paparazzi, that range from $12.95 to $100.
A bubbly to look out for was the Paparazzi’s Prosecco Superiore Millesimato 2011 ($39.50) that is produced in Valdobbiadene, Veneto. Featuring light straw-yellow hue and a delicate bouquet full of exotic fruits, peach and melon, the prosecco is soft, harmonious and aromatic.
New World Wines
Among the best of the New World wines is Tiki Estate from New Zealand, which is committed to sustainable winegrowing and produces award-winning wines. Its highly acclaimed Tiki Single Vineyard Marlborough Pinot Gris 2011 ($46) and Tiki Estate Waipara Pinot Gris 2011 ($37) both swept up double gold medals at the prestigious 2013 San Francisco International Wine Competition.
There were other pickings from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Chile and the UK.
Organic & Sulphite-Free Wines
To cater to customers’ increasing preference for organic products, Cold Storage also introduced a selection of wines that are free from sulphites and additives, and are grown in accordance with principles of organic farming, so as to better reflect the subtle nuances of terroir.
French label Naturae, produced by Gérard Bertrand (European Winery of the Year in January 2012 by US magazine Wine Enthusiast), offered award-winning sulphites- and additives-free wines from the South of France’s terroir in Languedoc Roussillon.
Visitors enjoyed free wine samplings and opportunities to talk to winemakers and experts who had specially flown in.
A number of the wines are still available after the fair. Check with Cold Storage on which ones are still available.