What a great value for money! Luca Maroni: 95 points, James Suckling: 93 points. Wines in such grading classes often cost well over 10 euros. Our top-rated Nativ Fiano di Avellino DOCG is much cheaper.
At Mundus Vini, the Señorio de Barahonda Monastrell won DO GOLD, and we gave him a strong 90 BELViNi points. Above all, the 90 Vinous points will make you sit up and take notice, because the responsible taster Josh Raynolds is considered to be extremely strict and critical.
The wine inspires with attractive berry fruit and fine spice aromas. Vanilla and pepper enhance the exciting bouquet typical of the grape variety. On the palate, this red wine is elegant, rich and very juicy, fruity, light, structured, with ripe tannins. The finish is fresh and spicy.
Mundus Vini: Gold for 2015
At Barahonda everything revolves around the indigenous grape variety Monastrell. They dedicate all their love and ambition to their highly esteemed „Reina de la Casa“ („Queen of the House“) in order to transform first-class grapes into first-class wines. The Señorio de Barahonda Monastrell DO 2015 is the result of 100% Monastrell produced from its own 65-year-old vines, which thrive in the heat of southern Spain. Small yields promote quality.
Good news for the many Primitivo fans among you: North American Zinfandel and southern Italian Primitivo are genetically identical, they are the same grape variety. Different terroirs and preferences of the cellar masters can naturally lead to stylistic differences in the bottle.
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.
At Christmas and New Year’s Eve you can see red in Tuscany! Because of the mild climate, the roses bloom in December. The Christmas tree lighting has to flash red. Wearing red lingerie on New Year’s Eve brings good luck next year. And what are we gonna drink? A red Supertoscan, of course. Not just any one. It must be the supertoscan of superlatives! The Guado al Tasso Il Bruciato Bolgheri DOC is our absolute favourite and bestseller.
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!