Box: November 2018

New Old Friends

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The story around our new supplier this month is an old one. Old in that we met for the first time over fives years ago, but never got “it” together. Lets just say we have both been busy… A real shame, because Foltyn Wines has a great portfolio from all over the world that we will try out this month.

If anybody says white wines from Austria, these days they can’t be talking about anything other than Veltin. Green, spicy and fresh, we all love it. We have selected two Veltins from just over the border to put you with the in crowd. Add in a surprise from Spain that will blow you away, and a light cuvee from Puglia, and you have a tour de-force of fantastic whites that with work well with your Thanksgiving dinner (If uh, your doing that kind of thing :-)

The reds start off with a classic Primitivo from the south of Italy that is such a no brainer, that it will surely be the first wine opened. Rich and fruity, everything that you expect. Australian Merlot !? We haven’t done that for a while. Barbera from Piedmont ? Yes, we covered all the bases (and tastes ) to get our Foltyn sampler off to a running start.

So lets welcome our old friend back, check out the site and get ready to see more of them in the coming months!

Enjoy.

 

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Lucarreli Bianco Puglia

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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: Foltýn Wine
  • Price: 160 Kč

Mike's Tip

A young fresh wine from the South East coast of Italie. Puglia, once the tourist destination of movie stars in now one of Italy's best locations for value wines at fair prices. Light yellow with a fruity nose, this is an easy going wine that will go well with all light foods.

Alte Reben Dunberg

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Wine description:

  • Country: Austria
  • Grape: Grüner Veltliner
  • Alcohol: 12,5%
  • Style: Rich, full-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Foltýn Wine
  • Price: 280 Kč

Mike's Tip

Austrian Veltliner is all the rage at the moment, and with a wine like this no surprise. A mouthful of flavor comes from the 30 year old vines and 6 hours of maceration with the skins. Look for an explosion of grapefruit and a touch of tobacco. Interesting.... A Prague wine trophy silver medalist - go for it.

Veltlínské zelené Falkenstien

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Wine description:

  • Country: Austria
  • Grape: Grüner Veltliner
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Foltýn Wine
  • Price: 210 Kč

Mike's Tip

It will be tough to find a more typical Austrian Veltliner than this one. Apples, pepper and a good dose of minerals gives it a slightly spicy, fruity flavor. A perfect table companion for a salad, fish or some fried chicken (preferably not from the coronel ;-) Prague wine trophy gold medalist. Drink it up !

K Naia

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Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Light and refreshing dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Foltýn Wine
  • Price: 210 Kč

Mike's Tip

In almost every box I find a wine that is surprising and exceptional. This was it! A blend of Verdejo and Sauvignon Blanc, it would be difficult to find a white wine the better describes the word "Fresh". An exceptionally easy wine to drink all at a price that says more more more. 90 points, gold medalist - you don't need to know. This wine will convince you with the first sip.

Manon Roble

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Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Tempranillo
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Foltýn Wine
  • Price: 145 Kč

Mike's Tip

Aged for 3 months in oak has help make this young ruby red wine a bargain. Not overly complicated or particularly full, this is an easy going red for when you want a glass on a Tuesday evening. Do burgers or chicken and don't fuss to much. An easy wine for a take it easy evening.

Lucarreli Primitivo

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Wine description:

  • Country: Italy
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Foltýn Wine
  • Price: 180 Kč

Mike's Tip

A classic primitive. Dark ruby red, lots of raspberries and a full fruity finish. It is the full flavor of forest fruits that make Primitivo so popular today, and you will not be disappointed with this one from Puglia. A true star (just like the detail on the label - check it out, lovely)

SŰD Merlot

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Wine description:

  • Country: Australia
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Foltýn Wine
  • Price: 270 Kč

Mike's Tip

It has indeed been a long while since we had an Australian in the box. Welcome back this cuvee with a merlot base. A very soft finish for a black / red drink full of coffee, plums and black berries. With quality of this caliber, we will be going down under more often from now on!

Barbera Viberti

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Wine description:

  • Country: Italy
  • Grape: Barbera
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Style: Full-bodied red aged in oak
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Foltýn Wine
  • Price: 330 Kč

Mike's Tip

Few will argue that the most famous wine region of Italy is Piedmont, and when you talk about reds from the region Barbera comes to the top of the list. A full bodied fruity wine with hints of blueberry with 6 months of rest in oak barrels before being bottled and aged again! Welcome to the big leagues.