The Prestigious Selection
We decided to collect together our “Great Reds of the month” selection, to introduce you to some exceptional red wines from top vineyards, we choose. These are the red wine gems from different Italian regions – Piedmont, Tuscany, Lombardia, Puglia, and Veneto -, and also Hawke’s Bay (New Zealand), Yarra Valley (Australia) and Languedoc (France). Enjoy a Super Tuscan or a Cabernet Sauvignon. These wines represent well the variety of red wines and are perfect for all wine lovers.
Let’s check what we do have for this red (wine) month.
NEGRESCO 2009, AZIENDA AGRICOLA PROVENZA
Black cherry and red fruits meld with herbs with notes of oak and spices well integrated. The palate is elegant and smooth with silky tannins. A Rich n’ Fruity red wine.
AMARONE 2008, ALLEGRINI
The 2008 Amarone Allegrini has intense nose of black cherry, blackcurrant and sweet spices with hints of tobacco. This is probably one of the best examples of Red Big n’ Bold wines. It has impressive structure, complexity and a rich mouth feeling ripe fruit palate that is perfectly integrated with the high alcohol and fine tannins. Aged for 18 months in oak, this is an impressive wine from the very first mouthful.
GRAVEL PIT RED 2012, WILD ROCK
Vibrant dark garnet colour. Darkest ripe fruits of blackberry and plum meld with violet florals and Gimblett Dust for a complex aroma. The palate has dense coating of supple tannins rounded by ample fruit ahead of a savoury finish.
NEPRICA 2011, TORMARESCA
Ruby red in color with violet hues. Aromas of black cherry and hints of ripe red fruit. Velvet soft and flavorful on the palate with round tannins and balanced acidity. Ablend of Negramaro, Primitivo and Cabernet Sauvignon.
CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010, YERING STATION
Quite light in color for the thick skinned Cabernet Sauvignon grape, it nonetheless achieves attractive aromas of cedar, blackcurrant and clove. These aromas carry through to the palate, and there is a medium lenght on the finish to round things out. This wine is balanced and enjoyable.
BAROLO 2009, FAMIGLIA OTTO DESTEFANIS
With stunning light ruby red color with orange hues, this Barolo 2009 is no doubt an absolute pleasure for all the senses. It possesses a combination of delicate aromas like sour red cherries, violets, spices and tar. On the palate, it is fresh and elegant. The tannins are clear and firm, as you would expect from any great Barolo. This vintage aged for 26 months in Slovenian large oak barrels.
The 2009 vintage treasures the Nebbiolo grape style, which builds the glass but doesn’t break the bank. If you are a wine lover, this is the wine you shouldn’t miss out on.
BARBERA 2012, FAMIGLIA OTTO DESTEFANIS
Start off this Barbera 2012 journey by pouring it in a glass; it presents a gorgeous light ruby red color. Then you are hit with a burst of beautiful aromas like red cherries, fresh herbs and florals. On the palate, it has soft tannins and a bright acidity, which brings us to a classy ending to this Barbera ride. The 2012 vintage highlights even the most delicate characteristics of the Barbera grape without oak aging.
Try pairing it with any dinner (preferably pasta) for a light touch appreciation.
ORNELLAIA 2010, TENUTA DELL’ORNELLAIA
The 2010 vintage marks Ornellaia’s 25th Anniversary. A celebratory logo, exclusively designed for Ornellaia 2010 and silkscreened in gold and ivory, gives an unique distinctiveness to each and every bottle of this vintage. This wine is the top notch of Big n’ Bold red wines. Not to miss!Did you find anything interesting in our list? Contact us to know more (both in English and Thai)