Bordeaux (France), France (France)
12 x 750 ml
Duck breast, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables
After its lovely crimson-ruby color with raspberry tints, Château La Coudraie Red reveals a nice powerful bouquet of red fruit scents with hints of flowers, spices, and mildish mint. On the palate, it is fleshy, rounded and fruity with fine, mature tannins and a lovely fresh finish.
It is at its best served at room temperature of about 17-18°C with pâté, roasted red meat, grilled white meat, lamb stew and selections of hard cheeses. It is pleasant right now and will keep all its qualities for another 4 years or so.
Gold Medal - Gilbert & Gaillard 2018> Learn More
Azienda Agricola Tiberio
Abruzzo (Italy), Italy (Italy)
12 x 750 ml
Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Pasta, Red Meat
"Good bright red. Vibrant aromas of red cherry, raspberry, licorice and minerals, complicated by delicate hints of spices (coriander, cumin, tarragon). Then very silky on the palate, but displaying outstanding lift and intensity to the flavors of red cherry, pomegranate, flowers and tar. Very suave but juicy and fresh Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wine with none of the heaviness that often drags down wines of this variety. The finish is suave and bracing and shows a delightful light touch."
92 points - Ian d'Agata, Vinous Media, July 2018> Learn More
Château Des Charmes
Canada (Canada), Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)
1 x 375 ml
Chocolate cake, Sweets, Tarte tatin
Cabernet has acclimatized extremely well to the Niagara Peninsula so it is a good candidate to make into Icewine. We tend these blocks of Cabernet like the others carefully managing the yields and of course keeping the bunches clean by removing any berries at the first signs of breakdown. Then we wait. And in late January, when the temperature dropped to -13ºC we hand-harvested the bunches by the light of the moon.
Gold Medal - Ontario Wine Awards Winners 2018> Learn More
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