2020 has been long and fraught with a lot of firsts like the pandemic and subsequent lockdown, but we hope we’ve helped a little to lighten your mood and relieved some of the stress with our not so little box of happiness we send out every quarter.
It’s been quite the wine tour! This year, we’ve taken you to Chile to try wines from Santa Lucia in the Valle Central region; then we made a stop in the Rioja and Navarra region of Spain to take the edge off the stress of lockdown with a soft-textured rosado, and a crisp dry well- balanced white.
Then we made it into the rolling hills of the Veneto wine region in the north-east of Italy to enjoy refreshing pinots.
To round off a very long year, the final box takes you to France to enjoy a smooth and warming red wine, perfect for autumn, and a gorgeous Rosé you can pair with spicy dishes.
France is one of the largest wine producers in the world; it produces eight billion bottles every year and 53 litres of wine per capita per year, so there’s a lot to choose from.
We hope you like the two we’ve picked as much as we do.
Baron D’Arignac Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019
From the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the South of France comes this classic Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s smooth and soft with rich cassis and eucalyptus aromas followed by intense blackberries, redcurrants and damsons flavours. It has a beautiful complexity; with aromas of jammy fruit, spice and is slightly minty.
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- It pairs perfectly with meat, game, pasta and cheese.
Rosé d’ Enfer “Devils Rosé” , France, 2017
This is a classic blend of Cotes du Saint Mont grapes varieties; Tannat, Pinenc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Pale pink in colour with a bluish tint, ROSE D’ENFER is lively and delicate, with irresistible aromas of fresh berries (red and black currant) and notes of raspberry. It’s wonderfully round and fresh; and works well as an aperitif, or with starters.
It pairs beautifully with grilled meat, fish and shellfish, as well as salads and spicy Asian and Indian dishes.
Luxurious dark chocolates and gourmet popcorn to cosy up with this autumn.