Box: October 2019

Colors of fall

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Probably the best thing about the fall is the color all around you. That was our inspiration this month, to find a box of wine with all those different colors and tastes, from around the world with a collection of medals around their necks.

Our fall tour starts with two different Sauvingnon. Marlborough is the region of New Zealand that produces what many think is the worlds best, but we have added a contender from Spain hat challenges that notion. And how about a German Sylvaner ? A rare variety that will remind you of Riesling from the central European hills. We move on to an Italian Trebbiano that will bring a touch of sunshine to even the darkest and rainiest days of October. And finally a very serious Veltlin, from the oldest vines in the highest hills and aged in the most mature oak. A refined Austrian Gentleman.

Our reds this month start on the steep hills of the Douro river in Portugal and then lead us to Spain for a merlot and tempranillo blend that may well become the value wine of winter. We then drop down to the south of Italy for another wine from Luccareli, this time a Negro Amaro that is just as full and fruity as it’s primitivo brother (that was so popular with members just a few months ago). It is then back up to Spain for two big blends. Flores de Callejo is a 90+ point wine that is exceptional in every way. A mastery of flavor and tannin that demands BEEF. Then it’s softer cousin Lunetico, which is like drinking warm, red, liquid velvet. Not fuzzy – just smooth and soft.

So be it the last shoots of green or the softer tones of brown, this months box will put all the colors of fall on your table – Enjoy.

 

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Trebbiano D´Abruzzo

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Wine description:

  • Country: Italy
  • Grape: Trebbiano
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Foltýn Wine
  • Price: 160 Kč

Mike's Tip

Trebbiano is a light, fresh wine that will be a perfect companion with fresh salad and shrimp. A moderate acidity on top of fresh citrus and lots of sunshine. Great taste and a super value.

Grüner Sylvaner

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Wine description:

  • Country: Germany
  • Grape: Sylvaner
  • Alcohol: 12,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Foltýn Wine
  • Price: 220 Kč

Mike's Tip

Sylvaner is a variety we don't see on our tables too often. This Prague Gold medal winner has a serious mineral footprint, that is will balanced with fruit and sugar making it a very easy drink. Perfect even on it own.

S Naia

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Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Sauvignon blanc
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Foltýn Wine
  • Price: 230 Kč

Mike's Tip

Remember this wines brother K Naia ? It was without question one of our most popular whites in the past 12 months. This time we come back with a pure Sauvignon with a "big nose and soft mouth". Refreshing and the same 100% quality we have come to expect from this winery.

Ant Moore Estate

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Wine description:

  • Country: New Zealand
  • Grape: Sauvignon blanc
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Foltýn Wine
  • Price: 290 Kč

Mike's Tip

One of the easiest to recognize wines for me is a sauvignon from Marlborough. Crisp and "green", with limes and grass. This is another Prague Wine Gold medal winner and one sip will tell you why.

Ars in Vitro

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Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Foltýn Wine
  • Price: 185 Kč

Mike's Tip

Warning - do not let the screw top fool you. This merlot and tempranillo blend scored 90 points with Decanter! Fruity and a lovely finish of cherry and earth, this will be one to come back to for parties - it is a crowd pleaser that is easy on the wallet.

Luccareli

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Wine description:

  • Country: Italy
  • Grape: Negroamaro
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Foltýn Wine
  • Price: 185 Kč

Mike's Tip

Just like this wines Primitivo brother, look for deep dark fruit and a very full body to warm you up ;-). Another Southern Italian special, taste the ripe fruit and figs in the finish.

Lago

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Wine description:

  • Country: Portugal
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Foltýn Wine
  • Price: 175 Kč

Mike's Tip

This is a wine from the most prestigious region of Portugal - the Douro valley. Mixed from local varieties that we all have trouble pronouncing, we have a full bodied wine with ripe plum, and the oak in which it was aged.

Flores de Callejo

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Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Foltýn Wine
  • Price: 280 Kč

Mike's Tip

A serious red with great tannin. Consistently rated across the industry at 90+, this is A PERFECT WINE FOR BEEF. Be ready for strong - it will grab you and take you for a ride. I loved it!!!