Box: September 2021

Wine Gang

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There is a new Wine Gang in town with a mission – to bring quality wines of the world to your table at affordable prices.  And even though they are concentrating exclusively on the Gastro trade for the moment, it looks like this is the beginning of a long IWCoK relationship.

Whites this month are all about one thing – Chardonnay.  Do your own comparison of the French, Italian and Spanish wines all meant for immediate (and daily) consumption. And because these wines are aimed at restaurant sales, screw tops will be the norm. It also means these are great Monday – Thursday wines when you may just want a glass with dinner.  To give the Chardonnay’s someone to dance with, we also added a fresh Trebbiano and a wonderful Viogner dressed to the max.

Reds come from the same host of countries as the whites and hit the must “drink” spots you all know. Bordeaux, Rioja, Chianti are all there, and we brought in one of IWCoK’s favourites of the moment from Spain to add something really special.

Fill your glasses and welcome the Wine Gang. We will be seeing these guys again.

 

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La Cour des Dames

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: WineGang
  • vivino: 3.7
  • Price: 229 Kč

Mike's Tip

A medium bodied chardonnay from the south of France. Look for a light citrus tone with a touch of butter and peach. Ideally suited for linguini with clams or other seafood pasta dishes.

Levro

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Wine description:

  • Country: Italy
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: WineGang
  • vivino: 3.2
  • Price: 129 Kč

Mike's Tip

Something you don't see every day, a chardonnay from the south of Italy. The climate makes this wine light an a little shallow, but it works great during the week with its screw top when you want just a glass and not the whole bottle. Pair with light, salty food. Fish and chips is perfect.

Castillo de Landa

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Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: WineGang
  • Price: 129 Kč

Mike's Tip

Spain does chardonnay too, and although worth a try, this is an everyday wine best served by the glass. Higher acidity than you may be used to, look for foods to balance this with, like a white cream pasta sauce or fruit and ham.

Bianco Grecanico Chardonnay

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Wine description:

  • Country: Italy
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: WineGang
  • vivino: 3.5
  • Price: 199 Kč

Mike's Tip

Now this is ready for palate of fried fish or a big bag of salty chips, the sofa and a night of Netflix. Medium bodied and a great reputation for value for money. Hits of peach and melon, this is an ideal wine for fish on the grill, or a baked salmon.

Castillo de San Lorenzo

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Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Tempranillo
  • Alcohol: 12,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: WineGang
  • vivino: 3.6
  • Price: 189 Kč

Mike's Tip

A young Tempranillo from Rioja. Full of fruit and tannin, yet a bit rough around the edges ;-). Best after left to breath for at least one hour, and served with a bacon cheeseburger ! It worked for me.

Château Sainte Barbe

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Merlot
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: WineGang
  • vivino: 3.3
  • Price: 319 Kč

Mike's Tip

I love these medium bodied Merlot from Bordeaux. Full of flavour and character yet not over powering in the month, a good mix of tannin, acidity and fruit that will go great with cooked red meats or even a goulash.

Salcheto Chianti Biskero

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Wine description:

  • Country: Italy
  • Grape: Sangiovese
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: WineGang
  • vivino: 3.7
  • Price: 299 Kč

Mike's Tip

Honestly, this is one of the wineries that brought IWCoK into the wine club business ! Old friends and top quality. If your in to Chianti like I am, or just a Sangiovese fan, this all natural wine maker will not disappoint.

Château Cap Saint-Martin

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Wine description:

  • Country: France
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Medium-bodied red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: WineGang
  • vivino: 3.5
  • Price: 249 Kč

Mike's Tip

A mix of all those grapes you love from Bordeaux. The Cabernet gives it a taste dry plums and leather, the Merlot of red fruits and acidity. Pair with a steak or soft cheese for an after dinner treat.