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Discover the tastes of Spain with a quick stop at France's Aude Valley

Beautiful full-bodied reds that remain elegantly structured with delicious oak characters, ripe fruit flavours & gorgeous mouthfeel

Delicious with tapas, roasted, grilled or fried dishes, barbecued or grilled red meats, cured meats

Spanish-French Discovery Collection (01)

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$15.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $95.94 6 Btls, $83.43

Spanish-French Discovery Collection (01)

Member rating / 9
Discover the tastes of Spain with a quick stop at France's Aude Valley...
$15.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $95.94 6 Btls, $83.43

A seductive intro to European wines, discover the tastes of Spain with a quick stop at France's Aude Valley.

Beautiful full-bodied reds that remain elegantly structured with delicious oak characters, ripe fruit flavours and gorgeous mouthfeel.

These wines will make a fantastic accompaniment to a variety of rich and juicy red meat dishes, as well as cheeses or chocolate, or even just cosied up on the couch in front of the fire.

Collection includes:

1 x Marius Single Vineyard Almansa Syrah 2016 (Spain)

AWARDED GOLD MEDAL: Citadelles du Vin 2019

AWARDED 93/100 POINTS & 5 STARS: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Nov 2019

AWARDED 93/100 POINTS & 4.5 STARS: Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Dec 2019

"Gorgeously fruited and wonderfully inviting, the wine shows blackberry, plum, tar, olive and toast hazelnut characters. The palate delivers excellent weight and fruit intensity, superbly complemented by velvety mouthfeel and fine, grainy tannins, leading to a long, harmonious, elegantly structured finish" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Nov 2019

"From limestone soils and 30 to 35-year-old vines in south-east Spain. Supple, fruit-driven syrah with moderately opulent plum, dark berry, pepper, new leather and vanilla flavours. A silken-textured red. Delicious drinking now" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Dec 2019

Full-bodied red wine with rich aromas of red cherries, plums and blackberries and spicy notes of black pepper. Remarkable red fruit presence on the mid-palate, soft tannins and medium-long finish. Balanced, excellent acidity, smooth and elegant in the mouth with a subtle hint of toastiness. Great ageing potential.

Alc: 14.5%

1 x El Abuelo Garnacha Tintorera 2018 (Spain)

AWARDED 90/100 POINTS & 4.5 STARS: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Sep 2019

"Modern, bright and fragrant, the bouquet shows Black Doris plum, blueberry compote, violet and subtle spice notes on the nose, leading to a juicy palate that is delightfully expressed and smooth. The wine offers immediate appeal with its vibrant fruit flavours. At its best: now to 2024" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Sep 2019

Garnacha Tintorera characteristically has a vibrant deep colour with rich aromas of cassis, sweet strawberries and raspberries and sage. On the palate this unoaked medium-bodied red wine is full of lingering flavours of ripe plums, cracked black peppers and herbs.

Certified Organic.

1 x El Picoteo Syrah/Monastrell 2018 (Spain)

AWARDED 90/100 POINTS & 4.5 STARS: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Nov 2019

"It’s attractively fruited and inviting on the nose showing black cherry, violet, thyme and roasted nut characters with a subtle spicy nuance. The palate displays lovely weight and succulent fruit intensity, beautifully supported by plump mouthfeel and silky tannins" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Nov 2019

Medium-bodied and deep in colour with well-integrated fine juicy tannins, persistent and soft on the palate with a silky fruit-forward finish.

Certified Organic.

1 x Bertaine Et Fils Aude Valley Pinot Noir 2017 (France)

AWARDED 88/100 POINTS & 4 STARS: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, 2020

"It is sweetly lifted on the nose showing dark cherry, strawberry, mixed spice and toasted almond characters, leading to a juicy palate that is rounded and supple. The wine offers elegant fruit weight and mellow mouthfeel, finishing lingering and silky. Very approachable and soothing on the palate" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

"From the cooler reaches of the mighty Aude Valley. Bright, fresh, ripe raspberry fruit flavours come attractively tempered by cool alpine herb notes. Anise and lavender notes arrive as re-inforcing whispers. It’s light, juicy, well made and good to drink" Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, Jun 2019

Alc: 13%

2 x Elefante Primero Tierra De Castilla Tempranillo 2018 (Spain)

AWARDED 91/100 POINTS & 4.5 STARS: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Apr 2020

"It's gorgeously fruited and inviting on the nose showing Black Doris plum, spiced cherry, toasted nut and mixed spice aromas, followed by a succulent palate that's supple and lingering. It's brightly expressed and flavoursome with elegant savoury nuances, making it delightfully drinkable. At its best: now to 2023" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Apr 2020

A lovely rendition of Rioja on the nose fragrant with sweet spice and pepper. The palate is bright and expressive with a burst of mouth-filling ripe berry flavours. Textbook varietal flavours of cherry cola and smoked spice flood the palate before supple tannins and subtle oak provide definition to the impressively long finish.

Food Pairing: Pair with meat-based paella with plenty of smoked paprika.

Alc: 14%

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Great selection

Greg - 13/10/2020

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Not a bad wine among them.

Colin - 25/09/2020

Again a very interesting range of wines - nice to do some ‘off the usual track’ tasting.

John - 01/09/2020

Nice variety of flavors all very enjoyable

Lloyd - 18/06/2020


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