Virgin Wines - Mixed Wine Gift Selection - 6 Bottles (75cl)
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At Buon Vino, we try to be just a bit different. Rather than fill our case with Barolo, Valpolicella and Prosecco, we have curated six fascinating bottles from lesser known origins. The wine is none the less delicious and showcases the diversity of Italy’s grapes and keeps fantastic value for money. Don’t forget all are also 100% natural production. Lifestyle also plays an important part of the natural wine movement and at Buon Vino, we firmly believe that enjoying great wine and enjoying sport and activity go hand in hand. Like wine, Cycling is embedded in European culture. It provides a healthy balance to offset the alcohol and well, like natural wine, cycle racing is cool. There is nothing more enjoyable than sitting on a shady terrace in Tuscany, enjoying a glass of chilled Sangiovese, having spent a couple of hours cruising the hills and vineyards. Also, when you plan a dinner or lunch party, wine is quite an obvious choice to serve with appetizers as well as food. Along with different dishes on the menu to pair wine with, you would need to keep in mind the tastes of different guests as well.
Australians love their wines and are always ready to try different ones. A real wine lover loves to experiment with wines as each wine has its own distinct qualities. No two reds are exactly the same and this holds true for whites, rose` as well as any other wine. A wine devourer is always in search of something better suited to his tastes and with thousands of different wine varietals and blends available, it becomes exceedingly difficult to try all.The Giro d’Italia started in 1909 and is steeped in history. The connection to the country’s wine regions is obvious as you watch the peloton whizz through the vineyards. Some ex-riders have also set up wineries; 1984 Giro winner and World Champion, Francesco Moser probably being the most famous. The winery which Francesco started with his brother Diego lies in the beautiful Cembra Valley, in Trentino. It produces a couple of hundred thousand bottles a year and is now run now by his son and nephew. Other notable ex pros who went into wine include Marzio Bruseghin. He was third in the 2008 Giro and now makes his own Prosecco. Former pro team manager, cycling podcaster and all round cycling dude Brian Nygard is a wine maker in California.
At The Little Fine Wine Company our mission is to help people to better understand wine and how it is made, so that you can really get under the skin of the wine industry and acquire a deeper knowledge and appreciation for it. That’s why we have hand selected these wines to go in our mixed wine cases, because we believe we have chosen pairings that really show the possibilities that you can explore in the various regions and types of wine, and the many different possibilities within. Due to everything from the types of grape they use to the terroir of the specific vineyard, all the way to the season the grapes are harvested in and they way that they are processed, you can achieved radically different things even among wines produced in similar ways or in similar parts of the world – and our mixed wine cases can help to demonstrate that. Cantina Iuli lies directly north of Asti and in the Barbera production zone of Piemonte. They make several different Cuvee of natural Barbera, Rossore being one of the slightly older, richer and juicier examples, delicious with some Sausage and Pasta. Crans Montana lies at 1500 metres above the breathtaking Valais region. The vines of Fendant cling to the south facing slopes and Marie Therese Chappaz makes some of the best at her incredible biodynamic farm based around Fully. This wine is class in a glass. The stunning area of Ascoli Piceno is carpeted in vines and produces some of the best value red in Italy. Franco Aurora makes natural wine here from his 18 hectares of vines and his wine is pure southern sunshine, super easy, serve chilled if hot, normal temp if not, goes with anything or on its own, soft, supple Montepulciano.Our Giro d’Italia Mixed Case, Italian Wine Mixed Case, 6 bottles, all natural wines from the route of the 2023 Giro d’Italia, The Tour of Italy. If you come to our little wine shop nestled in the hills of the Yorkshire Dales, you will see pictures of Cyclists and famous professional bike races on the walls. After natural wine, this is our ‘Seconda Passione’. Professional road cycling and natural wine production actually have many similar themes. Both endeavours require incredible dedication, sacrifice and suffering. The two things create images of breathtaking natural beauty. Wine and Cycling pitch human beings against the vagaries of nature and most experience more failure than success. But ultimately, both these pursuits can illicit such feelings of emotion and joy that all the sacrifice, hard work and pain are easily worth it.