6 bottles included in this collection:
Connoisseur Reds Half-Case
6 top-shelf selections from France, Spain, and Italy
We reached onto the top shelf in our cellar for these refined selections from top regions in France, Spain, and Italy. The most discerning wine-drinkers on your list will love these prestigious red wines, including a juicy Spanish Tempranillo, a smooth and dark Malbec, and a multiple award-winning Italian Montepulciano.
2015 Tremo Maceracion Carbonica Tempranillo – While most popular in France, Bodega Luis Alegre is using Carbonic Maceration in Spain on masterfully grown Tempranillo and Viura grapes for a juicy wine with an aromatic nose of raspberry, cherry and slight violet notes. Soft acidity provides just enough balance for fresh fruit notes that meet licorice on the finish.
Multiple Award Winner: 92-point Gold Medal, 2016 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition
2015 Voluptueux Malbec Cahors – Revel in this elegant French Malbec. It’s smooth and fruity, loaded with flavors of black fruits and spices. 2015 Voluptueux Malbec hails from the home of Malbec, southwest France’s Cahors, which is located on a u-shaped bend in the beautiful River Lot. This wine comes alive when paired with red meats and cheeses.
Award Winner: Silver Medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition
2015 Cantus Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC – 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