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Rare, Unusual and Award-Winning Wines

£110.00 £99.00

There’s far more to the wonderful world of wine than New Zealand Sauvignon or Argentinean Malbec. If you are one that likes to stray from predictable wine choices then this case is for you. Combined they have more gold medals than Usain Bolt, but most people won’t have seen them or had the pleasure of tasting them. There’s representation from the Coleccion Range by Apaltagua in a Carignan from Maule Valley deriving from vines that are over 115 years of age. Which is limited edition and produced in minuscule quantities. Then there’s a pretty, elegant and complex Pinot Noir from Martinborough of which of 220 cases were made!

There’s a Cote du Rhone that scooped a gold medal in Paris last year, and a Marlborough Riesling that was awarded multiple gold medals of which less than 300 cases are made annually. The theme continues with a La Xispa – a firm staff favourite for 2019. La Xispa is a limited edition wine using old vines from Terra Alta and less than 180 cases were made in 2017. The final wine represents a boutique producer from Stellenbosch – this deliciously buttery nutty complex Chardonnay of which only 12 barrels were made.

Please note Collecion Pinot Noir (pictured) has been upgraded to Pirinoa Road Pinot Noir – please see text.

Tasting notes

This delightfully unique case of wines contains treasure you won’t find in supermarkets. Each case contains one 75cl bottle of;

Coleccion Carigan – less than 400 cases made in 2015. A rich, broad and intense Carignan with layers of fruit and spice.
Pirinoa Road Pinot Noir – 220 cases made in 2015. A complex, elegant Pinot with earthy spice and gorgeous red fruit.
Two Rivers Riesling – Off dry with razor sharp acidity. Stunning and utterly gorgeous. Don’t read the word ‘Riesling’ and be put off. You’d be making a huge mistake!
Integer Chardonnay – drawing inspiration from Burgundy, this fat creamy Chardonnay is balanced and fresh.
La Xispa Seleccion – This wine has it all….a wonderful rich nose with figs, coffee and cedar but the palate isn’t dense or heavy it’s nimble yet rich – very clever winemaking,
Cote du Rhone ‘La Serine’ – A style that is much loved in the UK and in Paris it seems thanks to the Medal d’Or it collected last year.

Bottle size

6 x 75cl

Closure

Cork/screwcap

Exclusive to Waddesdon

Origin

South Africa – Chile – France – Spain – New Zealand

ABV

12.5% to 14.5%

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