We felt this was the most appropriate name for this case as you will be the juror of these 12 bottles of wine. With that in mind we made a ‘case’ on this one that we think you will enjoy and scrutinize each every single one of them with a delightful outcome. In this case you will find 5 whites, 1 bubbly rosé and 6 delish reds. We rest our case!
Quinta de Bons Ventos Lisboa – Delightful and easy to drink , made from a blend of native Portuguese grape varieties. The vineyards are located in the Lisbon area. Due to its location close to the coast, the alcohol percentage is quite low. Fruity and aromatic, a true crowd pleaser and a summer hit. Goes well with light dishes.
Merinas Verdejo Organic – Lovely Organic from Castilla de La Mancha is an easy going, fruit forward wine. Generous flavours of citrus, peach, pear, lychee with a hint of jasmine, orange blossom and fennel. Fruity, bright and lively. Goes down very well on its own and pairs nicely with fish, chicken, vegetarian dishes and curry.
Willowglen Gewürztraminer Riesling – Two of our favourite white grapes Gewürztraminer (80%) and Riesling (20%) make a delightful pairing in this Australian wine. As a result, you get an off dry floral wine with aromas of Turkish delight and rose petals with a zesty acidity. A popular style offering delicious aromatics making it the perfect choice for Thai or Indian food.
Las Sastreria Garnacha Blanca – This delicious wine, belonging to the Haute Couture Print Collection, has been made with white Grenache grapes. It combines modernity and fruit character with the elegance of the Mediterranean style of this variety. Ideal with appetizers, seafood entrees, fish, white meat and pasta.
Les Anges Sauvignon Blanc – Another one that won’t disappoint. This is a Val de Loire dry white. In Sancerre Kingdom this is an entry level Sauvignon Blanc that doesn’t over promised but over delivers. Elegant and refreshing with a good burst of fruit and a touch of minerality. Bright, fresh yellow color. Flowery on the palate, fresh and delicate, fruity with a smooth finish. Produced thinking on sustainability it’s a local wine for local people that got it’s foot out of the region due to it’s simplicity and quality
La Jara Frizzante Rosé – A totally irresistible semi-sparkling Italian rosé from one of our favourite Prosecco producers, La Jara, but in this case they use a little bit of the red grape, Raboso, to give the wine its lovely pale coral colour. Dry on the palate and bursting with fresh strawberry notes reined in by the pithy bite of pink grapefruit. At 10.5% this is the wine to drink in the park with socially distanced friends, or with lunch in the garden before you’re really meant to be getting stuck into the vino!
Bodegas Matsu El Picaro – The name El Picaro translates to The Rogue, and Matsu is the Japanese word meaning to wait, referencing the balance of attitude and patience that goes into making this wine. Fruit is hand harvested from a selection of 90-year-old vineyards in Toro (Spain) that are cultivated using biodynamic techniques. It has an intense aroma in which one can find blackberry, blueberry compote, cocoa and toasted almond characters. It is succulent and supple, and displays excellent fruit intensity, wonderfully supported by silky texture and fine tannins. The wine is fleshy and generous and will be a crowd pleaser.
Colossal reserva tinto – “Colossal” is defined by something gigantic in place and time. This red from Lisbon has an intense ruby color and presents itself with a great concentration in the nose. Extremely rich aroma with predominance of red ripe fruits and some floral notes, well integrated with notes of spices coming from the ageing in French and American oak barrels. In the mouth it shows great complexity with notes of plums and blackberries. The finish is rich and elegant.
Chaminé Tinto Alentejo – Another Portuguese red but this time from down south. Stunning red with no oak (not that it was needed). There are plenty of chocolate overtones to this spicy red, which features flavors of dark plum, boysenberry and dried blackberry. Shows hints of brown sugar mid-palate, with a finish that is open-textured, accented by smoky notes. A beautiful blend of Aragonez and Syrah.
Château Haut Gravelier – Château Gravelier is located on superb hillsides on the edge of Entre Deux Mers, Bordeaux. Classic French blend of 70% Merlot 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. With deep colour, classic structure and unusually ripe flavours, this is classic claret to serve with roast beef, duck or T-bone steak.
The Stump Jump Red – by d ‘Arenberg from the Australian McLaren Vale wine region in South Australia is a spicy, harmonious and multifaceted red wine cuvée vinified from the Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre grape varieties.
In the glass, this wine shimmers in a deep ruby red color with cherry red highlights. Shiraz offers dark plums, mulberries and liquorice with lots of concentration, depth and velvety tannins. The Grenache creates a wonderfully juicy feeling with raspberries, blueberries and floral notes. Both of these grape varieties also give this Australian red wine a slightly white-peppery character, which makes this wine particularly interesting. The Mourvedre gives the Stump Jump GSM lovely aromas of red fruits with a hint of dried herbs as well as fine, chalky tannins that last into the long, delicious aftertaste.
Col Di Sasso Castello Banfi – One of the best known and appreciated Banfi labels in the world, Col di Sasso, which translates to “Stony Hill”, is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese cultivated on the most rocky and impervious slopes of the Banfi estate in Montalcino. The perfect marriage between these two grapes gives birth to a youthful yet concentrated and extremely fruity red wine. Great place to stay in Tuscany if you get a chance.