For those red wine lovers. You know what I mean by red lips! We brought together for you a red wine case of 6 bottles full of character, lavish richness, booming dark fruits, warming spice flavours, and velvet-smooth down to the very last drop. With this case you will travel from Portugal, Spain through France and Italy all the way to California. No doubt you will develop some red wine lips…
Lab Tinto Lisboa – Lab tested and Lab approved! Full bodied, red produced on the coast of Lisbon, is smooth and is very aromatic with notes of ripe black and red fruits. On the palate, juicy plums and dark berry fruit flavour with plenty of fresh yet fine tannins that take over at the finish, along with flavours of spice and liquorice. It is not a top shelf wine but it does punch above its weight.
Michel Chapoutier Marius – As Marius, Michel Chapoutier’s great-grandfather, always said ‘A good wine is one that beckons us to take another sip’. This wine carries this message and reflects the warmth of the southern french terroirs in which they are rooted. Dark red, dense, clear wine with deep purple shimmer. On the nose: powerful, complex, dark, spicy, red berries, delicate floral note.
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.
Palacio del Camino Crianza Rioja – The simple enjoyment of a really good Rioja is sometimes forgotten. But here one is, great with food, but honestly, just as great in a large glass on a sofa with nowhere to be and nothing to do. An elegant fruity wine with vanilla, spices and red fruit.
Monte del Frá Bardolino DOC – This charming and typical red wine from Veneto is a cuvée made from 65% Corvina, 30% Rondinella and 5% Sangiovese, the usual suspects as Italian red grape varieties go. On the nose exudes aromas of different types of cherries, raspberries and strawberries. A whole range of spicy overtones and undertones play around this fruity core: cloves, cinnamon, violets and pepper. Tannins and fruit acid are perfectly coordinated. In the finale, some more cinnamon and black pepper. I would pair this one with pasta or your favourite comfort food.
Beringer Zinfandel California – A Zin that definitely portrays some Classic California ripeness. Ripe blueberries, blackberries, plums, a hint of smoky and mineral characters and a touch perfumed (dried floral notes) on the nose. On the palate you’ll find that smoke and berry ripeness coming through, with a little tangy raspberry adding to a lengthy finish. Medium plus body with a silky mouthfeel, smooth light tannins and luscious acidity. I love Zins with a juicy bacon and smoked cheddar burger or with your favourite pizza. This one should not disappoint!