A delicious mix box for by the fireplace.
Rayuelo Rosalia Molina Manchuelo Spain
Rosalia Molina is the great woman behind this project. Bodegas AltoLandon is located in the center of 3 provinces: Valencia, Cueca and Teruel at 1080 meters altitude, making it the highest located winery in Spain. The soil structure of the vineyard consists mainly of sand. All vineyards fall within the protected designation of origin Manchuela. The fruit undergoes a large temperature difference between day and night. Especially the cool nights give the fruit a nice, fresh acidity. After the fruit is picked it goes to the modern equipped bodega. No industrial yeast is used but only those naturally occurring on the grape. The Rayuelo is made 100% from the Bobal grape and aged in oak for a period of 8 months. The dark-colored wine displays a Mediterranean expression with striking fruit such as plums and black cherries. The wood is subtly present in the background making it a pleasantly juicy and fruity glass of wine with something of cedar and clove in the background.
Serve the wine at 18 degrees Celsius with beef, lamb, game or fish from the grill, sweetbreads, Bresse chicken or a piece of Spanish sheep's cheese.
ELA Elyon, Galil Mountain Winery, Upper Galilee, Israel
Kosher Kosher for Pesach vegan / Best red wine EN 2018
What a surprise. Exciting balanced very successful blend of Barbera, Syrah and Petit Verdot. Medium filling with nice ripe fruit like plum and sour cherry, violets, blossom and spices and hint of wood ( 1 year aging in French oak). Nice and creamy with fresh acidity and uplifting long finish. Serving temperature 16 -18 C Food white meat, rabbit, red meat, lamb, soft creamy cheese, chicken, pasta / pasta, (feather) game, all cheeses and great with the nut bread of the cheese platter
VENEA Burbero Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOP Italy Abruzzo
Soft creamy and velvety with hefty dose of red fruits, cherries, violets and some spiciness. Pure Montepulciano from family-owned Paolucci. Versatile with meat, fish and veg. Pouring temperature: 8-10 °C
Serve with: Meat: Oriental lacquered duck leg with Teriyaki sauce; Creamy polenta with beef stew and sweet and sour onion, grilled chicory; Estufado iberico with white beans Fish: gado gado mackerel; Salmon Tandoori; Yellow Fin Tuna/Jap spices Vega: Taleggio cheese baked in kataifi dough green herbs and coulis of tomato (vega); Puff pastry tart Pierre Robert, beet, chicory and raisins
Chateau Lion Noir, Pierre Henry Cosyns, Cotes de Bourg, France
Biodynamic and vegan / Hamersma 8.5
Fun in the glass, this convincingly delicious biodynamically made non -barrel aged supple
red Bordeaux from 70% Merlot and 30% Malbec & Cabernet Franc.
Joyful modern version of classic characteristic Bordeaux
Beautiful structure with ripe fruit like blackcurrant blackberries dark plums and some sweet cedar .
The beautiful dark color and tough part of the character come from the Malbec/ Cab franc combination; the enchantingly delicious supple side obviously from the Merlot.
Pouring temperature: 16-18 °C.
Real meat wine, Exquisite combo with game pate, lamb shoulder; beef wellington/ red meat; lamb, (feather)game, pig.
Les Cluques, Mont d 'Oraas, Bearn, Southwest France
Surprise from the Sud Ouest
Supple fresh fruity style with notes of mint, licorice, blueberries and plums. Blend of youthful Cabernet Franc (80%), with 10% Tannat and 10% Merlot sourced from a perfectly situated hillside, in the heart of a plot of Mont D'Oraas' youngest Cabernet Franc vines.
Density 6500 vines per ha, yield st 55 hl per ha
Manual harvest, no wood,
Serving temp 16-18 C. Delicious as an aperitif charcuterie meat
Le Cedre Heritage du Chateau du Cedre a Cahors France
Characterful lively energetic wine juicy and inviting. The ideal wine at the table !
Intense fresh nose, with violets black currant, cherries in juice, mocha beans white pepper and mint.
Sourced from terraced vineyards on a calcareous plateau.
Aging: 80% of the wine is tank-aged, (fruit preservation)
20% barrel-aged (2-year-old barrels) for 16 to 18 months.
Widely applicable supple and deliciously honest wine
E.g. with grilled vegetables, a creamy polenta with stewed meat
BBQ, entrecote , duck lamb seasoned simmer dishes or aged cheeses
De Grote Hamersma - 8.5- 95% Malbec and 5% Merlot - 13%- March 2020 Tasted Dark fruit, blackberries, plums, black olives, a trace of liqueur, ripe tannins, plums in juice and soft acidity.