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Grand Tour de France Wine Collection
Wine Set Includes:
- Bordeaux: Château Les Graves de Barrau
Displaying dark ruby colors, with aromas of blackcurrant, cherry and just a hint of vanilla, this wine is medium-bodied with dark berry flavors, well-balanced tannins and a long, smooth finish.
- Rhône Valley: Louis Bernard Côtes-du-Rhône
Cherry red color with concentrated berries and cherries on the nose, this wine has ample fruit, with a gentle hint of oak. An excellent match for barbeque.
- Languedoc-Roussillon: Bouchard Aîné & Fils Pinot Noir
This Pinot Noir delivers bright cherry fruits, sweet spice and a hint of oak. The soft and smooth finish brings you back for more.
- Languedoc-Roussillon: Fortant Rose
This rose petal pink-hued rosé from Southern France offers a vivacious nose with notes of redcurrant and thyme. Delicate on the palate, revealing lovely citrus and red berry flavors and boasting a long fresh finish.
- Loire Valley: Sauvion Vouvray
Your nose will be delighted by aromas of acacia, wallflowers and verbena. Lively and punchy in the palate, the wine ends with a honey-noted finish.Wonderful aperitif or with desserts.
- Alsace: Sparr Pinot Blanc
This Pinot Blanc is pale straw with green reflections. On the nose you receive notes of delicate fruit, exotic spice and minerals. The palate shows refreshing acid and a balanced, fruity finish that leaves you looking for a second glass.
- Printed insert that describes the featured regions
Due to the popularity of this gift, wines or vintages sometimes sell out. Should this happen, we will always substitute with the current vintage and wines with equal or greater value.
A large and diverse wine region in northeastern Italy, the Veneto is home to a vast array of different styles of wine. With no defining regional characteristics, it can be a bit confusing to the general consumer to parse through its many subzones, but the patient wine lover will find many treasures to be discovered here, typically at wallet-friendly prices. Red and white wines are produced here, with more emphasis on the latter, as well as the ultra-popular sparkling wine Prosecco. The region is sheltered from harsh northern European winters by the Alps, which form its northern border, but the climate is still relatively cool, making the Veneto ideal for white wine production.
Much of Italy’s Pinot Grigio hails from the Veneto, where it can range from neutral and inoffensive to crisp and refreshing. Soave, made primarily from the Garganega grape, has a reputation for producing relatively ordinary, bulk wines, but can be very elegant when yields are carefully monitored, with aromas of lemon, almond, and white flowers. Valpolicella is the region’s best-known red wine, with juicy, tart red cherry flavors derived from the Corvina grape. Recioto and Amarone wines made from dried grapes are a regional specialty and can be very intense, heady, and cerebral.
With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to create complex wines with many different layers of flavors and aromas, or to create more balanced wines. For example, a variety that is soft and full-bodied may be combined with one that is lighter with naturally high acidity. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.