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Frappato Tareni: Bright garnet red colour, with an intense aroma of red berries and prunes, and floral notes of violets. On the palate it is fruity, with notes of prunes and black cherries, and hints of pomegranates. A customer favourite!
Syrah Tareni: Deep red with violet hues. On the nose, intense notes of black cherries and pomegranates and delightful hints of wild blackberries. On the palate, elegant and balanced, with intense notes of black cherries and mulberries and light balsamic hints.
Montepulciano Fonteromana: Ruby red wine with aromas of ripe red fruits, dried flowers and spices like pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. On the palate it’s soft with delicate tannin, a good structure and long finish.
Negroamaro Perrini: The Negroamaro Salento Organic is an elegant red wine, deep ruby red of intense aromas. Red berries, cherry, delicate spices are prominent, and on the palate the Negroamaro Salento is full with excellent structure and soft tannins.
Rioja Crianza Perica: Clean with an intense colour and cherry red reflections. Aromatic intensity and complexity, red and black fruit appear with light vanilla and balsamic notes. Refreshing with a mellow, smooth, charming finish.
Valpolicella DOC: Bright flavourful palate of just ripened cherries, spicy with lovely balance, understated tannins. The 2018 vintage is of a brilliant ruby colour, with intense perfume characteristic of Corvina grapes with plenty of bright cherry fruit and gently savoury pomegranate notes.
We have selected for you a mixed case of 6 bottles of beautiful red wines, different and popular grape varieties from a selection of good producers. These are wines that have a good following with both our trade and private customers, they are very good value and are guaranteed to please!
The Brilliant Reds Mixed Case is on offer with a discount of a little over 12% off the regular single bottles price 🙂
Bodegas Perica: Bodegas Perica is a Family winery with strong traditional values that was originated in 1912. They have over 140 acres of vineyards in the best areas of Rioja Alta, controlling in this way the total production of the vineyard and careful development of the cellar process. Our vineyard emblem, The Olagosa, which gives name to their aged wines, is the logistical center of the winery, and very convenientily located in San Asensio, center of the Rioja Alta.
Perrini: Following some sudden life changing events, Vito and his sister Mila Perrini converted their family’s 50 hectares to organic viticulture in 1993, long before many in the area had even considered it. Demonstrating definite foresight, they built an underground cellar, a costly but necessary investement to make their truly subtle and elegant wines, as opposed to the often too-heavy-handed fermentations of the native red grapes.
Their vines are 30-35 years of age and are spread over a number of plots in the hills and the coastal area around Castellaneta, near Taranto. The vineyards are kept low yield and the grapes are picked by hand and immediately brought to the cellar in small baskets. The wines are then vinified in stainless steel at controlled temperatures for 12-14 days of maceration, then aged in stainless steel and glass-lined tanks. The Perrini vineyard is certified organic.
Pasetti: All the wines that Pasetti makes are coming from the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park. These wines represent the will to remain connected both to local places and native grapes. Harimann and red Testarossa are made with Montepulciano d’Abruzzo grapes, some other wines are obtained from Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, Pecorino and Passerina white grape varieties, instead. Pasetti also makes a wonderful sweet white wine made with Moscatello di Castiglione grapes, an ancient vine variety that has almost disappeared. At a time when the most part of the viticulturists used to implant international grapes like Cabernet, Merlot and Chardonnay, Mimmo decided to focus on native grapes. He was sure they would be able to give excellent results if implanted in proper soil. Because of his certainty, Mimmo recovered an ancient vine variety : the Pecorino. The bet was won and today the pecorino wine is giving great opportunities to the whole Abruzzo wine-maker community.
Cantine Pellegrino: The Pellegrino family has always personally overseen the activities in the vineyard and in the winery, and the family is still today, having reached the seventh generation, involved daily in the management of the company. A long family history made up of respect, care, love and dedication, of values handed down from father to son, which today make it one of the greatest families of Sicilian wine. The Pellegrino vineyards are located in the westernmost part of Sicily, which is characterized by a great variety of microclimates. The territory boasts the highest vine-covered area in Italy as it is considered the most suitable area of the island for grape growing. Here in fact the intense light, the dry climate, the fresh soils, the winds coming from the south and the strong atmospheric temperature range, create the ideal conditions for the production of quality wines. It was the Phoenicians who, between the eighth and seventh century BC, introduced vine cultivation in these territories. We are therefore in the cradle of the native Sicilian vines: grillo, inzolia, catarratto, grecanico, zibibbo, malvasia, nero d’avola, nerello mascalese and frappato, these vines have always been used here for the production of great wines.
Vicentini Agostino: The family Vicentini produce their well regarded wines in the Val d‘Illarsi, in the Soave and Valpolicella region. Agostino works with his wife Teresa and their children Emanuele and Francesca, and they produce wines from three very distinct terroirs, at two very different altitudes. The first terroir is on volcanic rock within the Valle dei Ciliegi (valley of cherries), this land is largely responsible for their Valpolicella and Soave Casale. The second is on limestone in the commune of Terrelunghe, where Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave are grown.
Agostino was early to bottle his own wines and was also the first to return to viticulture in Campiano; those very same hills whose fortunes have now changed, thanks to a combination of climate change and a total transformation in the way the world enjoys wine, high altitude red is now treasured.