The Red Wine Case gives you of two bottles apiece of six rather lovely reds from among our bestselling wines, intensively tried & tested over time in hostelries and dining rooms across the land.
And bought as a mixed case of 12 you get our standard 10% off the full price as well as free delivery.
The Cape Town Wine Co. Red is a 'Bordeaux blend' of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Cabernet Franc from vineyards around the city of Cape Town itself. If you're a lover of old-school claret, you'll love this.
Speaking of claret... actually no, Château Laballe Les Terres Basses Rouge isn't a claret but it is French and it does contain Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot yet led by bold, black-fruited Tannat. The Laudets have been farming this Gascon vineyard for centuries - now in conversion to biodynamic viticulture - and Cyril has made one of our favourite reds of the year.
Going to Portgal,
Convento da Vila Tinto is a typical Alentejano blend (Tinta Roriz, Castelão, Touriga Franca & Touriga Nacional) and a warming, ripe, mellow drinker.
Heading to Spain, Bodegas Nekeas Tinto Joven
is an unoaked Tempranillo & Garnacha (aka Grenache) from the high-altitude vineyards of Navarra that tells you all you need to know about why this overlooked area shouldn't be so overlooked.
Going west to Bierzo and Armas de Guerra is one of the oldest wineries operating in Spain. Here in cooler, more temperate climes they make gorgeous Mencía, the star local grape, that is similar in many ways to Cabernet Franc with bright, crunchy fruit flavours and herbaceous notes.
Rounding off the case, from Emilia-Romagna in Italy, Dado è Tratto Rosso is a Rubicone red blend of Sangiovese, Merlot & Ciliegiolo that's soft, easygoing and delicious, and even comes with a Julius Caesar history lesson to boot. Partly in Latin.