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ars nova

New Art in Latin, very applicable to the philosophy of this wine. 
Ars Nova was a musical movement in the 14th Century which brought about the advent of volume in music. Until that time music was flat and monochrome. This new way of creating music was more complex, marked by harmony and rhythm. This was the origin of polyphony. Music which was composed from then onwards was called ars nova and music prior to that time was termed ars antiqua. It has been compared with the introduction of perspective in painting which occurred during the same period.
 Ars Nova is an elegant wine, feminine, multi-layered, a wine for reflection and enjoyment.

Grape variety



Clay loam


Fermentation temperature of 30 ºC, slow extraction with pigeage; we do not use pumps in fermentation. Racking by gravity to concrete vats. Malolactic fermentation and natural clarification by decanting into concrete vats. It is not cold stabilised nor fined.

Alcohol content


Serving temp.

17 ºC

Tasting notes

A deep ruby red colour with a violet rim. Complex and fresh on the nose, revealing ripe red and black fruit and balsamic hints. With many layers and elegance. 
Bramble berry fruits, blueberries, liquorice and blackberries, scrubland, thyme and mint. Delightful, long, enveloping and extraordinary.
A fresh mountain wine with a strong expression of its terroir.


2003 –  Selected blind for KLM business class, 3 stars SELECTION magazine, 17/20 John Radford Wine Wire
92 pts. Ray Jordan West Weekend Magazine Perth
2005 –  GOLD Sommelier Wine Awards
2008 –  90 points Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar
2010 –  GOLD Medal MUNDUS VINI 2015
2012 –  91 points Vinous Antonio Galloni
2014 –  89 points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
2016 –  90 points Suckling