Great Value Summer Reds

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Try chilling these summer reds to about 13 - 16°C, or about 15 - 30 mins in the fridge. This will make a very pleasing and discernable difference on a sweltering day. When drinking reds in the summer, it's helpful to look for the following characteristics:

 

  • Lower alcohol is better, generally less than 13%
  • Lower oak and tannin levels as these traits tend to become amplified when chilled

Lopez de Haro 2015 Tempranillo 750ml

$15.57

Winemaker's Notes:It is a wine with violet tones and fruity aromas that expresses its youth. Complex on the nose with aromas of red fruit and liquorish, typical of the Tempranillo variety, combined with a touch of roast nuances from the barrel...

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Carmen 2015 Reserva Pinot Noir 750ml

$16.43

Jam-packed with red fruits on both nose and palate, this Pinot Noir is awash with raspberry, strawberry and redcurrant fruit, framed by supple tannins and gentle hints of floral and pepper. Pair with pork chops.

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Destino 2015 Insight Malbec 750ml

$14.69

Destino Insight Malbec is a fresh red wine presenting deep red colours with violet undertones. Bracing fruity flavours filled with aromas of cherries and raspberries intermingled with floral essences like violet and fresh notes of mint. Well-balanced and...

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Cassini 2015 Pinot Noir 'Red Carpet' 750ml

$22.52

The grapes for this wine came from the Osoyoos East Bench located above the Osoyoos Lake. The vintage was very consistent and crop yields were low.The cool temperatures close to the harvest slowed the accumulation of sugars and we left the fruit to hang...

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Sueno 2013 Tempranillo 750ml

$19.91

This is ambitious tempranillo, not from Rioja or Ribera del Duero or (insert your Spanish wine knowledge here), but from the little-known and relatively new appellation of Ribera del Jucar in the central-eastern part of the country. It’s a...

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Joie Farm 2015 Pinot Noir 750ml

$29.48

The deep colour is suggestive of the intense core of ripe, juicy raspberry fruit found in the glass. Sweet spice, violets and tar on the nose carries through to the palate and is balanced by savoury coffee and cocoa notes. This a pretty, yet powerful...

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Vega Moragona 2012 Tempranillo 750ml

$16.43

The 2012 was made from younger Tempranillo grapes from the pebbly vineyards of Casa de Haro, Spain. Grapes have been grown and wine produced in this area for centuries but DO status was acquired only in 2003, making Ribera de Júcar the youngest DO...

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Famille Perrin 2015 Ventoux Rouge 750ml

$14.69

From the makers of the iconic Château de Beaucastel comes our red wine pick for the summer. The grapes from this mixture of Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, and Syrah were picked from the vineyards located on the slopes of Mont Ventoux. Fermented in...

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Drouhin 2017 Beaujolais Nouveau 750ml

$20.78

The first of the year! The Drouhin Beaujolais Nouveau is bright and tangy, with notes of blackberries, raspberry, spiced plum and red licorice notes, offering light grip on the clean finish. Lightly chill and drink on its own or pair with grilled salmon...

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Santa Ema 2013 Pinot Noir 750ml

$22.95

Santa Ema Reserve Pinot Noir is soft red in colour with purple hues from the Leyda Valley.  Aromas of red and black cherries, strawberries and delicate floral notes are expressed along with all the minerality and elegance given by this cool-climate...

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Bonpas Cotes du Rhone "Plan de Dieu" 750ml

$19.04

WINEMAKINGTraditional, with de-stemming followed by temperature-controlled fermentation at around 28°C. A few pumping-over operations in order to extract the color and aromas gently. The grapes are kept in vats for more than a month, giving this wine...

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Duboeuf Beaujolais 750ml

$13.99

History and terroir: The rightly famous drink known as Beaujolais is the foremost wine in the region of the same name between Saint Amour to the north and the outskirts of Lyon to the south. Deliciously fruity, clean-tasting and hearty, Beaujolais is the...

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Cesari 2015 Adesso Merlot 750ml

$14.69

Simple and straightforward, this Merlot is a great bistro wine that you can enjoy at home with friends. On the nose, dark plum and blueberry aromas. On the palate, red berry, good acidity, smooth tannins, and a slender texture combine for a...

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Alceno 2012 "Premium 50" Syrah 750ml

$22.52

This is a great wine made by a family-owned winery in Jumilla, a region considered a pioneer in marketing Spanish wines to the world. The roots of Bodegas Alceno can be traced back to 1870 when it became the first commercial winery in Jumilla. This dark...

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Beringer 2015 Main & Vine Merlot 750ml

$13.45

Ripe plum and currant flavors are immediately evident in its aromas and flavors. A sweet, toasty note of oak rounds out the blend and gives the wine a nice body and mouthfeel. Approachable and delicious from the first sip, this wine is an...

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Kurt Angerer 2012 Zweigelt Barrique 750ml

$27.74

On the nose, fine cherry and spice aromas. More of the same on palate, and slightly gamey, with great minerality and stylish finish. Pair with grilled meat, roast lamb, etc. Vinification: Stored in 2-3 year barrique for 12 months.

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