Wine Connoisseur Collection
When you’re firing up the grill for a crowd of connoisseurs, this pack will be certain to impress the most highfalutin of wine snobs – as well as people with less air about them yet similarly advanced appreciation for the finest of wines. This is an eclectic mix of wines that express the regional terroir character from whence they came … and if you know what that means, this pack is DEFINITELY for you.
About the wines
REGION: Argentina | Mendoza | Las Compuertas, Luján de Cuyo
GRAPES: 100% Malbec
TASTING NOTE: Has lavish spice, chocolate, and ripe fruit aromas. On the palate, it shows impressive structure, soft tannins, and a long finish.
FOOD PAIRING: This wine is a great match with grilled grass-fed beef steak or roast suckling pig.
94 Points – Wine Advocate (October 2019)
92 Points – James Suckling (April 2020)
REGION: France | Beaujolais |Moulin-à-Vent
GRAPES: 100% Gamay
TASTING NOTE: This full, robust Beaujolais offers a fleshy texture and greater longevity than any other Beaujolais cru. Its exceptional structure supports vivid red fruit aromas.
FOOD PAIRING: Moulin-à-Vent is perfect with lighter red meat dishes.
92 Points – Wine Advocate (August 2021)
90 Points – Wine Spectator (March 2022)
REGION: Italy | Campania | Sannio Beneventano
GRAPES: 100% Falanghina
TASTING NOTE: Intense floral and fruity aromas with hints of banana, tropical fruits, and white peach. This is a delicious Falanghina, pleasantly fresh, crisp, and light-bodied.
FOOD PAIRING: Pairs perfectly with fish dishes, such as prawns and spaghetti or gnocchi with mussels and clams. It combines very well with fresh pasta and tomato sauces or vegetable soup.
88 Points – Vinous (January, 2022)
REGION: Italy | Emilia-Romagna | Reggio Emilia
GRAPES: 51% Ancellotta, 49% Lambrusco Salamino
TASTING NOTE: A vivid, brilliant ruby red sparkling wine. The wine shows classic red fruit aromas. Though dry, the palate is fruity, round, and exuberant with fine and persistent bubbles.
FOOD PAIRING: Delicious with cured pork meats such as salami or mortadella or a variety of pasta dishes such as tortellini or lasagna.
91 Points – Vinous (December, 2021)
REGION: Italy / Piedmont / Langhe
GRAPES: 100% Nebbiolo
TASTING NOTE: Intense complexity and elegance with hints of black fruit, plums, and violet. Pleasant impact, ample and balanced with silky tannins. It is highly pleasing and long lasting. It is well balanced at 2 years old and could easily age for 8-10 years.
FOOD PAIRING: First courses, red and white meat, medium-ripe cheese
REGION: France | Rhône Valley | Châteauneuf-du-Pape
GRAPES: 60% Grenache Noir, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre
TASTING NOTE: On the nose it delivers red berry fruit flavors along with perfumed notes and sweet spices. The finish is very delicate and balanced. Overall, this is a medium to full-bodied wine with a very silky texture.
FOOD PAIRING: Enjoy with vegetable dishes, grilled red meats, and pasta Bolognese.
92 Points – James Suckling (February 2022)