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Mixed Cases

Reds (with a little attitude)

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Case of 6 bottles.

For red-wine lovers, this case contains two bottles each of these three fuller-bodied red wines. Wines that punch way above their weight in terms of what they deliver in the glass. They can certainly be enjoyed now, but they also have aging potential for a few more years.

These wine are also available to purchase by-the-case through this Web site, where you can also read more information about the producer and each wine. 

Wine #1 Finca Losada, 2019 Losada (Bierzo, Spain) - 2 bottles.

The grapes are from 40-80 year old vines from a selection of independently-owned plots, found close to the winery, at 480-600m amsl. – an altitude suitable for optimum ripening of grapes. 

Made from 100% Mencia grapes. Alcoholic fermentation - using indigenous yeast - is in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks, with regular pumpovers, while malolactic fermentation occurs in barrel. Aged 12 months in French oak barrels; second- and third-passage – Vosges and Allier – of different sizes (228litre, 300litre, and 500litre.) Fining with natural mineral- and vegetable-based agents and bottled unfiltered. 14.5% alc./vol.

Our Tasting note: Deep/bright, ruby/cherry colour. Aromas and flavours of dark, red fruits - plum, blackberry, and cherry - with floral/herbal notes of vanilla spice, cocoa, and anise. Full, with fine/round tannins, balanced acidity, and an elegant/silky finish.

Pairings: Grilled and roasted meat dishes (lamb), rice dishes, and earthier vegetarian options. 

Wine #2 Olivastri Abrami, 2017 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC "La Grondaia" (Abruzzo, Italy) - 2 bottles.

Made from 100% Montepulciano grapes, hand-harvested from low-yield vineyards on the Marcantonio estate planted 127 metres a.s.l.. With the Adriatic Sea to the east, and protected by the Majella mountain to the west, these vineyards are planted in calcareous-clay soil and ripen under the dry sun of the hills. Combined, this allows for rich mineral aromatics and complex structure to develop naturally in the grapes.

The Montepulciano grape (pronounced mon-tay-pul-chee-ano) is widely planted along the Adriatic coast, but it is most well known in the region of Abruzzo.

Traditional red wine vinification - following crushing and destemming, the grapes are kept on the skins for 15-20 days to extract colour and flavour. A soft pressing follows, and fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled, stainless-steel tanks. The wine is aged in stainless-steel tanks for 36 months, and rests in bottle for six more months. Alc./Vol. 13.9% R.S. <3.0 gr/L. 

Our tasting note: Deep ruby red colour with purple tinges. Complex aromas and flavours of cherry and plum with spicy notes of pepper, licorice, and dried herbs.  Dry, medium- to full-bodied, balanced tannins, good acidity, and an elegant finish.

Pairings: Pair with grilled/roast meats (beef, lamb, veal, pork), pasta with ragù, spicy/earthy vegetarian dishes, and aged cheeses.

Wine #3 Fattoria La Lecciaia, 2017 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG (Tuscany, Italy) - 2 bottles.

Made from 100% estate-grown, hand-harvested grapes. Alcoholic fermentation took place in temperature-controlled, stainless-steel tanks for 15-20 days. Minimum aging requirements for the Consorzio are 2 years in oak barrels and 4 months in bottle, however this wine spent over 3 years in larger Slavonian-oak barrels (not barrique) and 6 months in bottle before release. Alc./vol. 14.0%.

Vintage Rating: 2017 was rated a 4-star vintage (out of 5) by the Consorzio di Brunello (the governing association for the region). “Four stars” is considered “classic”, with prospects for long-lived wines.

Our tasting note: Classic deep cherry colour with slight garnet rim, with earthy aromas and flavours of Bing cherry, plum, black currant, and dark raspberry fruit with cedar, cinnamon, and mocha notes. Richly elegant, this wine is medium to full-bodied, balanced, and with a lovely silky finish. Should be good for another 8-10 years. 

Pairings: Pair with earthier-style dishes, including braised (short ribs) and grilled red meats, mushroom-based dishes, and tomato-based meat sauces.

Recognition: 91pts WineAlign; 92 points from JamesSuckling.com; 91pts Robert Parker.