When it comes to red wines, many people have the philosophy “The bigger,
the better!” This Value-Pack exemplifies a great cross section of “BIG”
wines from the Europe, otherwise known as the: ‘Old World’. While these
wines are not as furiously ripe as their counterparts from the ‘New
World’ thy still have plenty of richness and weight to offer. They are
rich in texture, brimming with ripe fruit, full bodied, and have plenty
of mouth filling tannin
1 bottle each of the following:
Montecillo Rioja Reserva (Tempranillo) - La Rioja, Spain
Rioja is a storied region in northern Spain. The Tempranillo
grape is what makes the best red wines for here. They make
wines that can be described as both sweet fruit, and sour
fruit. Flavors of roasted red currant, dried tart cherry, and
red plums are layered with sweet earth notes of truffles, as
well as purple flowers, fresh picked dill, toasted coconut,
cured tobacco, and cedar humidor.
Fontanafredda 'Ebbio' Langhe Nebbiolo - Piedmont, Italy
There is no grape in the world quite like Nebbiolo. There
are very few regions in the world where Nebbiolo can grow.
None of those regions can hold a candle to the quality of
Nebbiolo that is grown in Piedmont. Here the grape realizes
its highest potential. The best examples age for decades
upon decades before reaveling their haunting complexity.
They show sour cherry, pomegranate juice, red plum skin, and
dried strawberry fruits. The secondary aromas of asphalt,
leather, dried oregano, liquorice, fennel, truffle, and
walnuts are what really drive the complexity here. Nebbiolo
is one of the few grapes in the world that is both highly
aromtacially pretty, and rich in texture and tannin.
Chateau Dubory - Bordeaux, France
The wine is made with 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Traditional thermo-regulated vinification, looking for a gentle extraction and aged in stainless steel tank for a year. Chateau Dubory was bought by Arnaud de Raignac in 1999 to the Greffier family, important family of winemakers in the Entre Deux Mers since the nineteenth century; and which itself had bought part of his vineyard to the Arnaud family Raignac early twentieth century.