spring & Summer
Flowers will be blooming and the weather will warm up. That can only mean one thing: Spring is here and we couldn’t be more excited. You know what goes great with warmer weather? Wine of course, but not just any wine, the Bottlelegger Spring and Summer Themed Selection to be exact.
Cavicchioli 1928, Prosecco (veneto, italy)
When poured and tasted, white foam; lively, fine and persistent; pale straw yellow color; an intense aroma of candied fruits and sweet flowers; and a fresh and delicate taste with an aromatic finish.
Annalisa, Moscato (Veneto, Italy)
Easy-drinking white with aromas of peach blossoms and citrus wrapped around a softly sweet, luscious palate filled with nectarine and apple notes. Ideal with dessert or fresh fruit.
Juve Y Camps, Pinot Noir Brut Rose (penedes, spain)
This cava seduces with its bright cherry red color and beautiful effervescence. It reflects the character of the variety, with its cherry and strawberry notes enveloped in honey, toasted bread and a faint floweriness. It is intense, fresh and exuberant in the mouth, with a rich, aromatic finish.
Pairs well with pasta, cured meats, Japanese food and baked goods.
91 Points - The Wine Advocate
Affreschi, Pinot Grigio, 2016 (Veneto, Italy)
Light straw color. Fine, elegant, clean, intense aroma. Dry, with a pleasant fruit aftertaste.
J. Mourat, 'Jardin' Chenin Blanc, 2017 (Loire Valley, France)
It has a subtle pear, eau-de-vie nose and a grand citrus palate, leading to a pithy grapefruit finish.
Recommended with oysters or shellfish of any variety.
Cambridge Road, 'Down the Rabbit Hole' Sauvignon Blanc, 2016 (New Zealand)
Top Seller - Few bottles left. Look for the spices and structure attributed to skin ferment. White pepper, fennel and papaya like trocial fruits. Full textured and chalky dry. Particularly good with spicy dishes and contrasts natural oils well.
ANEW, Riesling (Washington, USA)
Anew Riesling offers an inviting balance of pure fruit flavor, expressive aromas and crisp acidity. The wine delivers aromas of ripe fruit and subtle spice with fresh peach flavors and a clean, refreshing finish.
Burgans, Albariño, 2016 (Rías Baixas, Spain)
A bright greenish yellow color with golden highlights. A uniquely fruity aroma where the variety is clearly appreciated, highlighting hints of ripe apples, apricots, and peach aromas. It is rich, mellow and well-balanced. The aftertaste is fully rounded and off dry on the palate with juicy fruit flavors, clean acidity and a long, mineral-dominated finish.
91 Points - Decanter
altosur, Chardonnay, 2017 (mendoza, argentina)
Golden yellow color of good intensity. Intense tropical fruits: pineapple, mango, and peach, with delicate citric and mineral hints. The vanilla and toast notes give the wine elegance and complexity. In the mouth, it presents a sweet and concentrated start of good balance leading to a fresh and persistent nish.
87 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Protea, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Shiraz (Western cape, s. Africa)
A vivacious mouthful of juicy strawberry and cherry flavor, along with an appealing flinty nuance. Light, crisp, refreshing, dry and with a sparky peppery finish.
Georges Duboeuf, gamay, 2015 (Beaujolais-Villages, france)
An intense, brilliant cherry colour with purplish tints. Complex nose with red and black berry aromas. A smooth wine with fine tannins, harmonious and complete.
Ideal for all occasions, from aperitif to cheese. Ready to drink but may be kept for 1 to 2 years.
Santa Rita, Pinot Noir Secret Reserve (Central Valley, Chile)
Moderately intense purplish-red. Nose offers blueberry, cherry and floral notes plus a sweet touch of vanilla, caramel and roasted coffee. Abundant fruity intensity finishing with fresh and juicy acidity.
90 Points - James Suckling
Pasqua, Sangiovese, 2015 (Puglia, Italy)
The wine colour is very deep and the aromas on the nose are of rich, ripe fruit. This red wine is characterized by soft tannins and notes of red fruits and blackberries on the palate; it is velvety and long on the finish.
Tortoise Creek, Syrah and Grenache, 2014 (Rhône Valley, France)
Earth and herbal overtones add depth and interest to the tart cherry fruit in this blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache. It's medium bodied, with supple tannins and a crisp finish, so there's no need—or reason—for cellaring. Drink now, amazing.
2011 - 89 Points Wine Enthusiast
Predator, Old Vine Zinfandel (lodi, california)
An intense, full-bodied wine with red fruit, blackberry and spice. Lingering tannins over a long, smoky finish. AROMAS: Bright raspberry, blackberry, black pepper and smoky oak. FLAVORS: Bold red raspberry, cherry, juicy blackberry, black pepper with smooth tannins.
Viña Alberdi Reserva, tempranillo, 2011 (rioja, spain)
Medium-depth, cherry red, with a clean, bright pink rim. Intense aromas from a still glass. Swirling reveals jammy notes of wild red berries, raspberries, red currants and herbs against a balsamic background of vanilla, caramel and roasted coffee. Mild entry, with a medium, well-balanced body. Fresh and vibrant, with soft tannins and a harmonious, strawberry jam finish.
Vina Alberdi is characterised by a notable food-pairing versatility. It is an ideal companion to appetizers, snacks and barbeques, perfect with rice, pastas and stews, and great with lightly-grilled meat and fish.
94 Points - James Suckling
altosur, Malbec, 2017 (Mendoza, Argentina)
Blackberries, cherries and spices dominate the nose and the palate has great depth. Fresh, tense and electric, this is a fine expression of the chalky soils of Gualtallary, a fresher approach to the grape. Graceful, pure and super bright. - Decanter
93 Points - Decanter
Château Puygueraud, Cabernet Sauvignon and merlot, 2015 (bordeaux, france)
The leading player in the appellation. A blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc with 5% Malbec. Lovely aromatic expression – blueberry and dark fruit notes. Sweet fruited palate with a touch of oak present. Fine, rounded tannins and a firm, chalky finish. Fine ageing potential. - Decanter
90 Points - Decanter
Clos Floridene, Cabernet Sauvignon and merlot, 2015 (bordeaux, france)
Clos Floridene Rouge is strongly marked by an unusual association in Bordeaux, Cabernet-Sauvignon on calcareous soil. With a bright and intense color, it has black-currant and wild strawberry aromas, with hints of mint, licorice and smokiness. The fruit and tannin are powerful, silky and fresh.
92 Points - The Wine Advocate
92 - Wine Spectator
santa julia, cabernet sauvignon RESERVa, 2015 (mendoza, argentina)
Ruby color with purple hues of good intensity. Complex aromas of ripe fruits as cherries, black cherries and plums. Vanilla, leather, tobacco and spices include black pepper and paprika. Full-bodied, sweet tannins, rich red wine with good balance and complexity. Long lingering finish.
NEVERLAND, CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2016 (SANTA BARBARA, CA)
Layered with notes of black currant, spearmint, bacon, and smoked cedar planks, this wine seems to change almost by the second. It is plush, both in aromatics and in mouthfeel, with blueberry, violets, kirsch and creme de cassis joining notes of tobacco and cola. A Truly Californian Claret.
Oliver, Camelot Mead (Indiana, USA)
Making mead is tough: the bee stings, the jousting, the suits of armor. But for you, the loyal consumer of this royal beverage, it is worth the pain and suffering to deliver a mead of such great smoothness and classic honey flavor. So the next time you set out to discover new continents or to plunder a neighboring country, provision yourself with plenty of Camelot Mead.
Quinta do Noval, Black port (Portugal)
Black is a revolutionary new style of port. The bright aromatics, incredible freshness and perfect balance bring it outside the stodgy "vintage-character" category.
Enjoy it any time: chilled, before dinner, after, for a seductive edge to cocktails, as an indulgence with chocolate. The custom-designed bottle is distinctive, modern yet timeless, reflecting the uniqueness of Noval Black. It is simply the most beautiful port bottle we've seen.
91 Points - Wine Spectator
90 Points - Wine Advocate