European Greats Mixed 12-Pack
Europe is a defenitive source of some amazing wines. Regions within each country produce unique wines that showcase that areas's terroir and characteristics that make them great. From Portugal to Germany, you can find funa nd exciting selecitons and we have hadn picked what we feel best showcases the country and region. Here is what is included in the European Greats 12-Pack:
Pavillon La Tourelle Bordeaux - Bordeaux, France
Pavillon La Tourelle’s unique wines draw their character from the soil, climate and winemaking traditions that make up Bordeaux’s inimitable terroir. This blend of 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon is a vivid red with medium depth and clean but intense cherry and black currant flavors. Pavillon la Tourelle is an enjoyable, supple, smooth wine with an easy finish.
Vina Albali Reserva Tempranillo - Valdepenas, Spain
This 3 year aged Tempranillo hails from Valdepeñas, a sun-baked region in Spain. Many great wines have come from this region with it's extreme climate with temperatures reaching as high as 104 degrees in the summer and cool nights allows the grapes to ripen with structure. The result is very well structured and aged Tempranillos with grace and elegance, but also with a powerful presence. Viña Albali Reserva shows brilliant cherry red hues with long aromas of vanilla, chocolate, spices, and jammy fruits. It is full-bodied, complex, elegant, and has structured tannins and a smooth finish. a true delight to enjoy with a variety of foods including grilled meats and poultry as well as Manchego cheese.
Anta da Serra Red Blend - Portugal
A blend of native grapes to the country of Portugal, Anta De Serra is for red wine lovers who love lush bold fruit with a full mouth feel while retaining the characteristics of the terrior. What you get is deep colored wine with full robust flavors of blackberry, raspberry, and cherry, paired perfectly with firm tannins and a soft but full mouth feel. More and more, we are finding that Portuguese wines are becoming a hit of the party as they evolve into producing wines of world-wide fan fare. More recently in fact, Wine Spectator's number one wine of 2014 was in fact, from Portugal.
Val Di Botte Pinot Grigio IGT - Provincia di Pavia, Italy
Just south of Milan close to the Italian Alps and boarding Alto-Adige, probably the definitive source for the world’s best Pinot Grigio, is where Val di Botte sources the amazing grapes that produce this exquisite white wine. This low alcohol balanced acid driven Pinot Grigio flaunts citrus zest, apple, pears, and nectarine flavors mingling with slight almond and ginger notes. The quintessential summertime wine, it is light, refreshing, and perfect for the season. We recommend this wine served ice cold to maximize the crispness.
Le Parlement Bordeaux Blanc - Bordeaux, France
When we found Le Parlement Bordeaux Blanc, we were blown away by this delicate, layered white wine with generous flavors of zesty citrus, fresh grass, gooseberry and honeysuckle. White Bordeaux is not on most people's wine radar, but we love this sophisticated wine that has a Sauvignon Blanc’s appeal, with an added complexity that appeals to true enthusiasts. Do not miss this limited wine, which won the Gold for Best Bordeaux Blend in the 2016 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition.
Domaine du Menard White Blend - Cotes du Gascogne, France
Southern France’s Domaine de Ménard has been producing international award-winning wines and cultivating vineyards in Gascogne since 1920. This white blend exemplifies the region’s vibrant wines with a blend of local Colombard, Sauvignon and Gros Manseng grapes, resulting in an aromatic, elegant and crisp white, with tropical fruit notes and green flavors. Enjoy it with shellfish.