European Vacation Reds Case + Detour in Italy Trio
Your Detour in Italy Trio includes the following Italian wines:
2015 Cantus Montepulciano d'Abruzzo D.O.C. - Abruzzo, Italy (x2)
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.
Award Winner: 93-point Gold medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition; Gold Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
Val di Botte Sangiovese I.G.T - Puglia, Italy (x1)
With unlimited coastal access, warm Southern Italian sun, and 24-hour cool breezes, the Puglia wine region produces balanced, fruity grapes which match the local, tomato-rich food. If you want an earthy red to go with your favorite pizza or pasta, Val di Botte Sangiovese Puglia is what you’re looking for, especially if you decant it for half an hour to let the flavors of red currant and raspberry really open up.
Multiple Award Winner: 88-point Silver Medal, 2016 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Your European Vacation Reds Case includes two bottles each of:
2015 Cépage Merlot - Vin de Pays, France
This round, fruit-driven Merlot expresses the character of its French soil. Produced by Bordeaux wine magnate Bernard Magrez, smooth Cepage Merlot pours forth with an aromatic elegance that makes it the ideal partner for red meats and sharp cheeses.
Multiple Award Winner: Silver Medal, 2016 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 New York International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 International Women’s Wine Competition
2016 Vivre Sa Vie Vin Rouge - Comte Tolosan, France
Live your life with a heightened sense of joy when you uncork this captivating blend of iconic French red grapes. Rich Malbec intertwines with fruity Merlot to create something greater than the sum of its parts: a wine with a je ne sais quoi that adds that special something to any meal or occasion.
Bertoli Rosso - Central Italy
Anticipation is our favorite feeling. There’s nothing better than hearing familiar footsteps, putting a date in our calendars, or opening wine early so it can breathe. This smooth, central Italian red will reward your patience with up-front flavors of raspberry and strawberry, and hints of roasted pepper and fresh herbs. Get in the moment and enjoy this delicious red with your favorite tomato-based Italian dishes.
Multiple Award Winner: Gold Medal, 2016 New York International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2016 Sunset International Wine Competition
2014 Fuerza de la Tierra Tempranillo Crianza - La Mancha, Spain
Crianza is a Rioja wine that has been aged in oak for one year, then aged in the bottle for another year. The oak adds a savory complexity to the naturally fruity Tempranillo grapes, creating a quintessential Spanish red that pleases Cabernet Sauvignon lovers around the world. 2013 Fuer za de la Tierra La Mancha Tempranillo Crianza is a terrific example of Crianza, featuring 10% Cabernet Sauvignon for added complexity, soft tannins, and juicy red fruit flavors with a hint of vanilla. Enjoy it with your favorite food.
Multiple Award Winner: 92-point Gold Medal, 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
2014 Duc De Castellac Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot - Berserac, France
The label of 2014 Duc De Castellac Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot Bergerac features the Maison de Peyrarède, where Louis XIII is rumored to have spent the night. This Bergerac mansion is sophisticated and elegant—emblematic of this soft, fruit-driven, and lightly oaked blend of classic French grapes. Savor this exquisite red in a mansion of your own.
Award Winner: Bronze Medal, 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
2016 Tremo Tempranillo - Spain
Spain’s signature red grape Tempranillo is celebrated around the world for its big fruit flavors. 2016 Tremo Tempranillo is from Spain’s famous Rioja region, and has a Platinum Medal-winning heritage. This exciting new vintage explodes with flavors of strawberry, plum, and black currant that ride along on soft tannins, making for a fruity wine that we love with pizza, burgers, and Mexican food.