Langton's Alternative Reds mix 6-pack
There’s a big, wide world of red wine out there, but it’s hard to find your way around, right? So, like a good sommelier choosing the best wines to serve by the glass, we’ve done the hard work for you.
This collection of savoury, juicy, ‘Old World’ reds offers distinctive, palate-pleasing new tastes that are definitely worth your attention.
Our [Old World. New Reds.] pack includes one bottle each of the following six wines…
Godelia ‘Viernes’ Mencia 2014, Bierzo, Spain
Cherry and blackberry aromas, with a lovely sense of wildness. On the palate, a raspberry-licorice fruit line, with a deep sense of earthiness. The wine is made 100% from estate-grown Mencia, a native Spanish grape. The grapes are destemmed and vinified in stainless steel tanks.
Domaine Saint-Germain Persan 2015, Savoie, France
Persan is a native French grape grown primarily in Savoie region. The variety almost died out in the late 19th century, but is having a revival. It makes a powerful, somewhat rustic, but fresh-tasting plum and cranberry scented wine that is hearty rather than refined.
Chateau Plaisance, ‘Alabets [et alors?]’ 2014, Fronton, South-West France
Négrette is a dark red wine grape grown primarily in South West France in the Fronton region between Albi and Toulouse. The wine smells of raspberry jelly with a hint of violet. It is fermented slowly in open tanks and remains on skins for a period afterwards. It then matures in oak vats for 18 months before bottling.
Tiefenbrunner Turmhof Lagrein 2014, Alto Adige, Italy
Lagrein, native to the Dolomites of northern Italy, has aromas of violets and cherries and a full, round, fruity taste. Fine-grained tannins, a pleasant acidity and subtle oak complete the picture.
Tornatore Etna Rosso 2015, Sicily
‘The 2015 Etna Rosso is mostly Nerello Mascalese and a smaller part Nerello Cappuccio from new vines. The wine is pale and light in appearance with a strong volcanic mineral vein that cuts through the back. You get delicate tones of wild berry, tar and anise seed at the edges. In the mouth, however, the presentation is streamlined and simple with nice length to keep the momentum going.’ – Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate.
Nittnaus ‘Kalk und Schiefer’ Blaufränkisch 2013, Burgenland, Austria
‘For three or four years I have been following the Kalk und Schiefer (limestone and slate) bottling of Blaufränkisch by Anita and Hans Nittnaus in Austria’s Burgenland… It is one of those wines that I keep meaning to feature as a wine of the week…’ – Jancis Robinson. The 2013 is a medium-weight wine (fermented in old oak) with earthy spice, wild berries, cracked pepper, violets and a defined minerality which seamlessly melds the wine’s black fruit and fine tannin aspects.