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.
Cantus Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC - Abruzzo, Italy
A well-tuned vintage car has a special rumble. It’s strong and familiar and makes you feel like you can go anywhere. Montepulciano’s the ruby red 1959 Alfa Romeo of wines—one of the most popular Italian grapes, robust and able to hold its own with meaty meals. Cantus Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC is dry and harmonious, with aromas of tobacco and leather. Enjoy this medium-bodied red after you’ve been out for a spin.
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.
Simue Verdejo - Spain
A young white made of 100% Verdejo grapes from Rueda, Spain, harvested at night and cold macerated to accentuate the wine’s aromas of fennel, hay, and tropical fruit. On the palate, this wine has a buttery feel, refreshing acidity, and a fruity finish. Enjoy it with paella, fish, and cheese.