Red and black currants, fresh plums and prunes unite in the bouquet with fine spicy notes of light tobacco leaf, a hint of mocha and the finest oak wood. On the palate, the Merlot and Cabernet grape varieties prove their potential. The Cà Maiol Giomé Maié Maiolo Maiolo Benaco Bresciano Rosso IGP is soft, fruity yet deep and strong in character – with tannins and acidity perfectly matched to each other.
The Falernia Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Elqui Valley is one of the best red wines we know from South America! Cherry, cassis, blackberry, red paprika, black pepper, mocha, tobacco and cedar wood create a multi-faceted, warm, spicy and delicate bouquet of high fascination. On the palate, velvety tannins, a powerful body, juicy fruit and savoury spices inspire. The long finish combines red pepper and cassis with elegant toasted notes.
Spectacular 92P Cabernet Sauvignon from spectacular landscape
Similarly spectacular as the wine itself is its origin. The dry Elqui Valley, located near the Atacama Desert, is an „extreme“ challenge for winegrowers, but the effort is worthwhile. With a lot of courage, dedication, passion and skill, the Gramola family, who immigrated from Italy about seventy years ago, has developed their Viña Falernia into a world-renowned premium winery. The 2015 vintage of the Falernia Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva is the most recent proof of their extraordinary mastery. We pull the hat – and 92+ BELViNi points!
May we introduce you to our latest star in the wine cellar: the stylish Varvaglione 12 e mezzo Primitivo del Salento IGP Fashion Edition is visually stunning! A real eye-catcher, but above all also smelly and gourmet with the beguiling scent of overripe plums, cherry jam, vanilla and other spices as well as cocoa. On the palate it is velvety soft, full-bodied, with good structure, wonderful texture and perfectly bound tannins. Look forward to the impressive final!
A Portuguese Christmas dinner traditionally ends with the „King’s cake“. There’s a bean hidden in it. Whoever finds her has to get the cake next year. In our fantastic Casa de Vila Nova Alvarinho the pure pleasure is „hidden“. If you „find“ it, you will voluntarily and from a strong drive of your own – and not just next year. Because this fruity, green Vinho Verde inspires all year round. It is green (and tastes!) not only in summertime, but also in winter. Whether it snows at Christmas or not.
If that’s not a Christmas bouquet! This royal-tasty Tawny Port smells enticingly of dried fruits, nuts, almonds, caramel, orange peel, black tea, tender wood and freshly ground pepper. On the palate, the Warre’s King’s Tawny Port delights with a velvety soft mouthfeel. Sweetness and acidity are excellently balanced and accompany the aromas of the bouquet into a long and lingering finish. An excellent Tawny Port, especially in this price range. We are thrilled and give away 90 BELViNi points!
Roman flair in the bottle! Let the highly aromatic Poggio Le Volpi Roma Rosso DOC take you to the Eternal City and sniff out its flair on a Vespa excursion between Spanish stairs and vineyards, through noisy alleys, past venerable ruins and Catholic wonders. For a long time we were looking for a real top quality wine from Rome and its immediate surroundings – now we have found it!
If the gifted wine artists of Femar Vini take only grapes from old Primitivo vines and create a brand-new top quality creation from them in a refined procedure, then we can be as curious as a lightning arch. The Femar Vini Gran Appasso Edizione Old Vines Primitivo Puglia IGP is composed of dried berries, passing through a short passage in wooden barrels, producing an above-average alcohol content. The „increase in wages“ has truly earned this wine, after so much effort in the service of quality!