December Case Club: Special Wines for Christmas
Updated: Dec 22, 2020
Meet our December monthly case club six pack - a discounted selection of six premium wines, perfect for pairing with a Christmas feast or saving for a special occasion down the road - especially for when we can gather with loved ones once again.
This month’s wine six pack includes:
Henschke Julius Riesling
Cyril Henschke developed the Henschke reputation for premium Riesling wines as early as the 1950s in Australia’s Eden Valley. This region is the pinnacle for Aussie Riesling with super complex, bone dry and aromatic examples with extreme ability to age. This is definitely a wine you could hold onto for a while. Special order direct from the winery limited amounts of this wine made it to Alberta and we are very happy to have some on our shelves. Seriously no better match for Oysters! Australian Riesling is bone dry 99% of the time so a great bet for those that want the acidity and aromatic complexity of Riesling without trying to decipher whether the bottling is dry or not.
Domaine Pinson Chablis
From a winery with family roots in France’s Chablis region since 1640, and was one of the first properties in Chablis to sell directly to the public. Grapes are hand harvested and no pesticides or herbicides are used in the farming of the vineyard. Pinson owns 14 hectares of the crème de la crème of Chablis terroir, with prime holdings in six premier crus and the grandest cru of them all, Les Clos. This bottling is grown on classic kimmeridgian soil and sandwiched between two premier cru sites. Beautiful fruit quality from 40+ year old vines gives us a truly great Chardonnay.
Lopez de Heredia Tondonia Cubillo
Like many red Rioja wines, Lopez de Heredia has done the aging in bottle for you prior to release and it’s perfect for drinking now. The difference is that Lopez de Heredia is obsessed with tradition and really doesnt do things much differently than they did in the 1800s. There is even an onsite cooper to repair the barrels as any problems arise so the need for new product is reduced. The Cubillo is their Crianza (think least aged wine) and the current release is still a 2011! It is made from 65% Tempranillo, 25% Garnacha and the remainder Graciano and Mazuelo, dried fruit, leather, tobacco, baking spice - this wine is so complex and a real treat for those that love an aged wine.
Amiral de Beychevelle
From St. Julien in Médoc, this Bordeaux blend is made from 68% Cabernet Sauvignon and 32% Merlot, and is truly a “grand vin” in the tradition of its predecessors. While not the super premium first label of the estate the Amiral offers a taste of the style and quality while being a little bit more approachable. Classic St Julien Bordeaux that is perfect to enjoy on a cool winters eve with some Alberta beef or roast duck.
Tenuto di Trinoro - Le Cupole
Located in a remote corner of southeastern Tuscany, Tenuta di Trinoro specializes in rich, age-worthy red wines. Le Cupole was first produced in 1995 and like the Amiral above is the second label of Tenuto di Trinoro. A great way to discover this iconic winery without the couple hundred dollar investment per bottle! Le Cupole is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot and crafted to be approachable and more drinkable sooner. While it will age up to a decade there is no need to wait with this one!
Kir Yianni Ramnista
You may be less familiar with premium Greek wine, but the Kir Yiannai Ramnista from west of Thessaloniki is a real treat. This wine is made from old-vine Xinomavro, and has a rare aromatic complexity with intense tannin structure and robust acidity. With aromas of tomato leaf, dried fruit and olive tapenade it is a perfect match not only to Greek food but also tomato based dishes that can be tricky to match or any line up of cheese and charcuterie.
After the discount, this six pack can be yours for only $250.00- a steal of a deal for these rare, premium wines. Contact us today to reserve this month’s case club.