Red wines are made from the juice and skin of black grapes. They range in colour from intense violet to brick red and brown for older red wines. The main grape varieties used to make red wine are shiraz, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, malbec, pinot noir, zinfandel, sangiovese and barbera.
This wine reflects our great passion for the “wine making” tradition in the Douro Valley – the world’s oldest demarcated and regulated AOC wine Region. Celebrate with us; raise your glass and cheer to the best moments in life! This great intensity deep purple colored wine, with a clear and sharp nose, presents an aroma with hints of wild berry, coconut, vanilla and some spice. Full bodied with a very fruity flavor, it presents a balanced sweetness and acidity, with a very pleasant finish and great persistence. We recommend its consumption accompanying grilled tender beef, roast lamb or pan seared duck.
Cesari has hit its stride with the Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Il Bosco. This is an opulent and layered red wine with savoury notes of saddle leather and exotic spice that drive the wine's dark core. This Amarone manages a careful balance with beautiful precision. In the mouth, it is smooth and rich with a deep textural impact. The blend is 80/20 Corvina and Rondinella.
After ageing in oak barrels of different sizes for at least 2 years it refines in the bottle for 5 to 6 months. It is most appreciated for its intense ruby red colour with slight garnet reflections, it is persistent in the nose with hints of durmast, elegant and austere in the mouth.
A wine making property in the Margaux appellation of Bordeaux. It is classifed as a Troisiemes Crus (Third Growths) in the historic Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. The Chateau has 104 acres (42 hectares) of vineyard planted with 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc with an average age of 35 years old. The vines are trained useing the double Guyot method and undergo de-leafing, removal of secondary shoots and green harvesting. Grapes are harvested by hand with sorting both in the vineyard and the winery. The wine is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel vats with a meceration period of 15 to 20 days, the wine then undergoes malolactic fermentation in barriques. The resulting wine is then aged for 12 to 15 months in half and half first and second fill barrels.
A deep burgundy colour with a nose of mature fruits, plums, cherries, figs, cinnamon and cloves. The aromas follow through to a palate full of rich black and red fruits, plums and damsons dominate with pomegranate, baked cherries and Christmas spices. An intensely concentrated powerful vintage with fine smooth tannins and a spicy, warming finish.
This sexy mother of a wine struts forth with an opaque plum/ruby/purple color and terrific notes of creme de cassis, licorice, roasted herbs and smoky barbecue. It is a brilliant effort, with full body, wonderful fruit, a savory, expansive mouthfeel, sensational texture and a long finish, but no hardness or astringency. This is a fabulous Talbot to drink over the next 20-25 years
The Cabernet Sauvignon Antiguas Reservas from Cousino Macul has an intense ruby red color, its bouquet is clear and fruity, with a perfect balance between fruit and French oak, where prunes, blackberries and spicy notes outstand.
Founded in 1879 in Haro , Rioja. Named Imperial because it was originally exported to the UK in imperial pint sized bottles , this is one of the best Rioja Reservas around. Fine garnet colour with terracotta tinge. Vanilla notes on the nose, with sloes, mulberries and spice. Stewed currant fruit on the palate, dry and elegant with great richness and a fine long finish. Drink with slow-cooked lamb. Decant before serving.
Soft and supple with good integration of wood and attractive fruit character. This Reserva Rioja, from a very well-respected traditional bodega, is made from a careful blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano grapes.
Errazuriz have long helped define the style for Chilean Merlot; it is full-bodied, generous and richly fruity with succulent blueberry and plum characters together with delicate savoury notes of coffee, chocolate and toasty oak, extremely stylish easy drinking.
An ample with a good tannic structure originating from the Fronsac appellation, the wine of Château Faure-Beausejour has benefited from exceptional conditions of evolution : a rich soil, maximum exposure to the sun, manual harvesting and a careful vinification and maturation process
The grapes, selected from low yielding vines, come from the areas of Carcassonne and the Minervois, in association with Celliers Jean d'Alibert.
The two varieties were vinified separately. Both went through a period of cold soak. fermentation on skins lasted 2 weeks prior to pressing. There was very limited use of press wine.
The blend of rich blackcurranty Cabernet and brambley, gently peppery Syrah makes this a very distinctive wine. The vanilla character of the oak is present but subtle, and the tannins are softer than in many Cabernets. A very luxurious drink; silky and satisfying.
Good with a range of red meat dishes, but its soft fruity character makes this an attractive wine to drink by itself.
A very distinctive and immediately enjoyable Pinot Noir, this is a very juicy, raspberryish, cherryish wine with hints of strawberry and oak and a refreshing note of pepper.
Great by itself or to accompany a wide range of meat dishes, but could also be enjoyed with fish such as tuna or salmon.
Serving note: Would be good slightly chilled, especially in warm weather.
Lacryma Christi Rosso, or tears of Christ, is one of the most traditional wines from Campania. There are many stories of how Lacryma Christi received its name. One legend tells that when Jesus was ascending to Heaven, he glanced down at the earth, saw the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius and wept tears of joy at its beauty. Those tears fell on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius and vines miraculously grew in their place. Another story is based on winemaking techniques used by local monks in Campania. Lacryma Christi has been produced since the Roman Empire and as the monks didn’t have any filtering equipment, juice was instead passed through a canvas. As the wine fell drop-by-drop through the material, it was said to look like tears.
With blackfruits on the nose, full bodied and silky, dense and pleasant tannins. You can enjoy it now with red meats. In the same range, you may also taste Private Reserve Margaux, Graves, Saint-Emilion and Saint Julien.
This is amedium bodied wine with intense flavours of crushed black fruit, cassis, vanilla and dark chocolate. The tannins are very soft and silky with fresh acidity and a focused, linear flavour profile. The wine has a persistent and long lasting finish.