Festive wines: Rioja Gran Reserva 2001 | Brunello di Montalcino

Rioja Gran Reserva 2001

If you have never tried an old Rioja, here is your unique chance to do so! Serna Imperial is a rustic and well-made traditional Rioja, aged for a period of five years before its release on the market. After vinification, the wine spends two years in oak barrels and three years in bottle. This top-flight Rioja clearly has all the class and style you’d expect from a 10 year old wine. Don’t miss this complex and luxurious wine to celebrate the holiday season!

Serna Imperial – Rioja DOC Gran Reserva 2001
Was £19.99 now £9.99
Garnet red colour. Complex nose with some developed notes such as leather, chocolate, dried figs and prunes. Powerful and warm on the palate with hints of chocolate, toast and dried fruits. The tannins are fine and soft, perfectly balanced with the intense flavours. This is a classic Rioja made with 70% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha and 10% Mazuelo grapes. A complex and luxurious wine to celebrate the holiday season!

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2005 only £13.99

Brunello di Montalcino is Tuscany’s most famous DOCG (along with Chianti) and the region’s boldest expression of Sangiovese. Brunello di Montalcino is located 30 miles south of Siena with the hilltop town of Montalcino as its epicentre. Brunello di Montalcino cannot be released for sale until five years after the harvest. During this time the wines should be aged for at least two years in oak followed by at least four months in bottle. Indulge yourself or your family this Christmas with the finest expression of Italy’s terroir!

Contemassi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2006

Was £25.99 now £13.99
This wine from top producer Contemassi is an extremely powerful and classic Brunello. Only Sangionese Grosso grapes are used and they are perfectly ripened and handpicked. The wine has a bright ruby colour and intense aromas of black cherries, earth and a hint of vanilla and toast. On the palate, it has hints of red and black cherries, plums, spices and toast. Long, finish with soft and well balanced tannins. A truly impressive wine!