Box: November 2022

Arrive

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Many things Arrive in November. For some it is the Beaujolais Nouveau (est arrive) or Svato-Martinsky or as simple as the November box from IWCoK. What ever camp you are in, we (as usual) have you covered with a selection of fresh wines that fit the spirit of “New, Light and Fresh”.

This month’s whites are a mix of Austrian Veltliner, French Chardonnay and an Italian Pinot. All are crisp and perfect to keep you light on your feet. We also added a holiday special (something very different) in a German semi dry Riesling that you will want to have handy going into the, “You mother in law is coming for dinner and what do we have that she likes” season.

In the reds I included 2 bottles of the very common first wine of the season grape “Gamay”, but not from this year and very different from the “Nouveau” flavour you may expect. Gamay is a versatile grape that is always light, but can also be extremely dry and spicey. Try these delicate reds with some chicken and voila.

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Vento Bianco

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Wine description:

  • Country: Italy
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Organic-wines.cz
  • vivino: 3.7
  • Price: 219 Kč

Mike's Tip

A light yellow blend of Pinot Grigio and Glera will bring you a refreshing taste perfect for white fish or getting the party started. Nothing complicated, just easy and good !

White Rabbit

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Wine description:

  • Country: Germany
  • Grape: Riesling
  • Alcohol: 9,5%
  • Style: Floral sweet semidry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: CELLARIUS
  • vivino: 3.7
  • Price: 243 Kč

Mike's Tip

This is one you will want to have around for Christmas. This is a semi dry, light Riesling that will do well with guest and as an aperitiv before a big dinner. Or… Perfect for some spicey Asian food! Looking for a wine that goes with Tom Yum - this is it.

Rotenpullen

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Wine description:

  • Country: Austria
  • Grape: Grüner Veltliner
  • Alcohol: 12,5%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Organic-wines.cz
  • vivino: 3.8
  • Price: 219 Kč

Mike's Tip

This is a Veltliner with a lot of mineral and apple flavour and a long oily finish. Plenty of body and a wine that will pair with fish or white meat very well.

Les Freres Paquereau

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • Price: 309 Kč

Mike's Tip

You can get so many different types Chardonnay it is amazing. This one from the Loire region of gives a more crisp flavor and leaves the tropical fruits behind. I Loved it and the sense the humour the winemaker adds to the label. Perfect for salmon or that lazy Tuesday when you just want KFC.

Puro

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Wine description:

  • Country: Italy
  • Grape: Primitivo
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Organic-wines.cz
  • vivino: 4.3
  • Price: 399 Kč

Mike's Tip

Fruity, jammy and smooth as silk. One of the best Primitivo we tasted in 2022. Be bold with the food pairing and you will love it. (note, not a wine to drink with Humus and carrots - this one says steak :-)

Les Espassoles

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • vivino: 3.6
  • Price: 299 Kč

Mike's Tip

A 50/50 mix of Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan makes this gold medal winner a good fit for BBQ or dishes with heavy (pepper) sauces. Pair with strong foods and you will have a perfect match.

Bons Vivants

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • vivino: 3.4
  • Price: 269 Kč

Mike's Tip

An interesting blend of Gamay and Syrah makes this a medium bodied with a head of spice. Will do great with chicken or tapas and will keep your palate fresh. Think of it as a pic-nic or lunch take along.

Les Verseaux

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Mangustino
  • vivino: 3.9
  • Price: 299 Kč

Mike's Tip

I really wanted to have a Gamay this month without the "Nouveu" label. It is also a nice way to show how "serious" Gamay can be. Light, smooth and bone dry, this is an excellent wine for white meat or a plate of salami and cheese.