The Red Wine Connoisseur Hamper
This selection of beautiful red wines from world-class, family vineyards makes the perfect gift for any wine lover. Hand-picked by our Drink Cellar team, each bottle is full of amazing flavour.
Packed in our sustainable Darts Farm wooden wine box.
Your Red Wine Connoisseur Hamper will include...
- Massaya Cap Est
The Ghosns family began to produce their incredible wine almost 40 years ago, after reclaiming their countryside house and land that has been abandoned during the civil war in Lebanon. Almost 10 years later, the first new generation winery was launched - marking the renaissance of wine making in Lebanon. Today, the Ghosns base their wine making principles on years of experience detecting the right terroirs and grape varieties; these principles include growing grape varieties that are resistant to climate change and can withstand hotter and longer dry season. This wine is pale ruby in colour, with a nose that subtly blends violets and very ripe red berry fruits. On the palate, seductive velvety elegance overlays an attractive weave of fine tannins, highlighting the minerality of the terroir.
- Domaine Barons Rothschild, Chateau D'Aussieres
20 years ago, Baron Eric de Rothschild acquired one of the oldest and most beautiful wine-making estates in the Languedoc region. Today, the 167 hectare vineyard is managed by his daughter Saskia.
Vinification is performed traditionally and alcoholic fermentation takes place in temperature controlled stainless steel and concrete vats. During fermentation, the wine is regularly pumped over to allow a gentle extraction of the tannins. 40% of Chateau d'Aussieres is aged in oak barrels and bottled after 12 to 16 months.
Chateau D'Aussieres expresses all the richness and elegance of the late-ripening, cool terroir; with notes of black fruit and spices, an elegant tannic structure and notes of the barrel ageing in the lingering finish.
- Domaine Durand, Cote de Beaune Ladoix
28 year-old Xavier Durand took over the 12 hectare family domaine , from his father, Rene at the beginning of 2011. Yields have been dramatically reduced and the emphasis is now on terroir with all lieux-dits now clearly stated on the labels. These are wines of great precision and freshness, with a wonderful purity. The humble, medium bodied Ladoix, Cote de Beaune reveals the care and attention that Xavier puts in to all his wines. This red pairs perfectly with beef, lamb and cheese.