Mixed Wines From Around the World 12-Pk
Wine is global so when trying new wines, it is only fitting that you sample wines from different wine growing regions from across the globe. It is educational but most importantly fun to try the different styles and flavors from award winning regions from Italy, Spain, South America, and the United States. Add the Mixed Wines from Around the World 12-Pack to your cart today and explore the variety of tasty wines that the world wide winemakers have to offer.
Your selection includes an assortment of the following wines:
Vina Albali Tempranillo
With flavors of cherry, spice, vanilla, and oak, it is no wonder why Tempranillo has been on such a hot streak over the last decade. More and more, wine lovers are seeking out this grape variety because it has full flavors but can be found at an amazing value that the masses can enjoy. We are always on the hunt for great wines from Spain and our latest find, Vina Albali is a great discovery. When it pours a vibrant cherry red color with violet highlights and bursting with ripe fruit flavors of cherry and strawberry combined with a perfumed nose. It drinks well with a fine structure and a smooth finish. We recommend opening the bottle and walking away for a half hour allowing the wine to breath.
Who doesn't love Malbec from Mendoza, the heart of winemaking in Argentina. Malbec provides an alternative to California wines, providing a beautiful bouquet and palate profile for not a lot of money. Alta Max is the latest example of this trend of value Malbec that drinks absolutely beautifully. Flavors of plums and red ripe fruit with snappy raspberry and a bright vibrant finish makes this wine an enjoyable addition to any dinner. So much so this vintage was rated 86 points by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. It's not hard to see why a wine of this quality and value is coveted. With Vina Maipu's mission to hand harvest grapes and Winemaker Didier De Bono's attention to detail, we welcome Alta Max to our cellars with joy.
Val Di Botte Toscano Rosso Sangiovese
Sangiovese is a very versatile grape that provides an array of flavors and levels of depth in which a wine based from this grape can be made. Thin and lean with bright fruit of cherry and strawberry mingled with earthy tones, leather, and vibrant acidity. With aging, these wines developed unfolding layers that become more and more cabernet like. Val Di Botte Toscano Rosso is dry, pleasant, has light tannins, and a medium body. Its ruby red color is pleasing to the eye and its flavors of bright red fruit and earthy undertones rounds out an enjoyable experience overall. We enjoy this wine with an array of spicy pork dishes and fresh pasta like Bolognese.
Carma Sauvignon Blanc
With their seasons opposite the ones northern winemakers have, the 2013 Carma Sauvingon Blanc was among our first 2013 wines and it started the vintage off on a great note. The Carma 2013 is made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, and is a classic example of what can be done with the variety in Central Chile. The grapes are exposed to wonderful sun and an almost greenhouse-like regularity of dry, hot days and dry, cool nights throughout the growing season--near perfect ripening conditions. The result is a clean, citrusy, lean and fresh wine. The nose is full of grapefruit and green apple followed by zesty flavors of green fruits, lime, and floral notes and a long, crisp finish. Outstanding as an aperitif or a cocktail wine, it is also ideal with salads using arugula, fennel, or roasted bell peppers, and is a refreshing companion for richer white meats like pork and lobster.
Val Di Botte Toscano Bianco
Italian whites are in a sense classical. They follow a pattern of consistency vintage after vintage that makes them not only very delicious, but also very reliable. Every so often a vintner will think outside the box and come up with white wine blends that are not only refreshing and tasty, but also can put a big smile across your face. Allow us to introduce Val Di Botte Toscano Bianco, a Tuscan White Blend that has a pale straw yellow color with fruity and delicate floral aromas that entice the senses. The taste is fresh and dry, crisp and intense, with a lingering finish.
Moscato is one of those wines that is a food loving dynamo. Not only is it a perfect cocktail wine that everyone in your group can enjoy, it also pairs amazing well with foods with lots of spice like Thai and Indian. The aromas of sweet flowers and white peaches are always pleasant and the flavors of white peach, tangerines, and floral lavender are inciting to say the least. This wine drinks full and luscious. Pick up a bottle or two of Contempo Moscato today and enjoy this wine during a Sunday brunch or with a weeknight delivery of Thai food.