The Merriest Christmas Case

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The Merriest Christmas Case
The Merriest Christmas Case The Merriest Christmas Case

Take a brace of three tasty reds and three tantalising whites to ensure you've got a bottle to hand for every occasion this Christmas. Then, we'll even throw in a fruity French rosè, on us. It's our way of saying thanks for supporting Rude this year.

You'll have lush red wines from Spain and South Africa, including a cassis-laden Cabernet just perfect with roast turkey. There are some of our fabulous finds from Portugal in the whites, and our ever-faithful Chenin Blanc which has won over so many fans.

Don't forget to order before Friday 14th December for that FREE bottle of pink perfection.

Ho, ho, ho, indeed. Thanks to your free bottle of Cassagnau's super-strawberry scented rosè. That's right, 12 smart bottles of red and white wines, and your Christmas present too. That's an average bottle price of only £6.65
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2 xEl Circo Tempranillo 2016, Cariñena

2 xFaustino Rivero Ullecia Crianza 2013, Utiel-Requena

2 xBonnievale Cabernet Merlot 2016, South Africa

2 xPortada White 2017, Lisboa

2 xPaxis Arinto White 2017, Lisboa

2 xFive Climates Chenin Blanc 2018, Paarl

1 xLe Rosé de Cassagnau 2017, Languedoc

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El Circo Tempranillo 2016, Cariñena

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Fresh, berry-fruited Tempranillo from the region of Cariñena, south of Rioja.

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Percentage Alcohol

13.0

Region

Cariñena

Grape Variety

Tempranillo

Country

Spain

Style

ArrayMedium-Bodied Red, Unoaked Red

Vintage

2016

Food Match

ArrayBeef, Pizza, Spicy Foods

The Producer

The history of Cariñena has been closely related with wine for many centuries and the reputation of its wines are now being recognised around the world. In 1415 when the King of Spain heard that Fernando 1 of Aragon was planning a trip to Nice he asked Fernando to take with him some of the wines from Cariñena. In 2002 a new modern winery at Grandes Vinos was built with state of the art facilities but keeping many of the good traditions of Spanish winemaking.
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Spanish Beef & Chorizo Stew

Spicy, rich stews need a medium bodied red with bright fruit flavours. Try a smooth Tempranillo or Garnacha from Cariñena, Spain. Full recipe

Faustino Rivero Ullecia Crianza 2013, Utiel-Requena

1 review(s)

Meet a Spanish red wine that ticks all the boxes. It's from Utiel-Requena, down in Spain's south, where sun to ripen the grapes is guaranteed, and flavour-packed wines are the norm. Cracking value red wine

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Percentage Alcohol

13.0

Region

Utiel-Requena

Grape Variety

ArrayBobal, Tempranillo

Style

ArrayMedium-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2013

Food Match

ArrayBBQ, Game Meats, Tomato-Based Dishes

The Producer

Faustino Rivero Ullecia has been part of the historic Marqués del Atrio's since 1997. The Rivero family have been linked to growing, making and ageing wines for five generations and have developed into one of the leading bodegas both nationally and internationally.

Game Meat Sausage Rolls

Who needs a plain old sausage roll when you can have a game sausage roll? The ultimate buffet nibble, these will go nicely with a medium-full bodied red with dark fruit flavours to pair with the gamey notes. This Bobal - Tempranillo blend will work a treat. Full recipe

Bonnievale Cabernet Merlot 2016, South Africa

3 review(s)

A well-balanced wine that was a great pleasure to drink with or without food. It went very well with grilled pork loin steaks. The label says "unpretentious", and, for once, the label is spot on. Christopher

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Percentage Alcohol

14.0

Region

Robertson

Grape Variety

ArrayCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Country

South Africa

Style

Medium-Bodied Red

Vintage

2016

Food Match

ArrayBBQ, Lamb, Sausages

The Producer

It was all thanks to a pioneering Scotsman named Christopher Forrest Rigg (you would have to be an intrepid explorer with a name like that) that the town and farming community of Bonnievale came in to existence. Arriving in the arid Breede River Valley, due east of Cape Town, at the turn of the 20th Century, he set about developing the basis for an irrigation canal that would allow the entire valley to be farmed. As a parting shot he named the town and valley Bonnievale (Beautiful Valley) after his grandfathers_ home in Scotland. One of three wineries in the valley by the 1990_s, Bonnievale Cellar joined forces with its neighbours in 2006 to create a co-operative of more than 100 grape growers.
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Roast Pheasant with Lemon & Rosemary

Contrast the delicate savoury flavours in this dish with a light to medium-bodied red with good fruit intensity. You don_t want to go for overly tannic styles which will overpower the meat so stick to soft, supple styles such as New World Merlots or lighter European reds. Full recipe

Portada White 2017, Lisboa

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Rude Wines have discovered a gem with this winemaker. Delicious smooth white that went down well with a salad on a warm early autumn evening. Nice price too for the quality. Steven

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Percentage Alcohol

12.0

Region

Lisboa

Grape Variety

ArrayAlvarinho, Chardonnay, Fernão Pires, Moscato, Riesling, Verdejo

Country

Portugal

Style

ArrayFruity Dry White, Unoaked White

Vintage

2017

Food Match

ArrayShellfish, Thai, White Fish

Vegan

Vegan

The Producer

Founded by winemaking legend José Neiva Correia in 1998, DJF Vinhos is located in the Lisboa region which stretches north along the coast from the capital Lisbon. A simple philosophy with an ambitious aim: to transform the rich and diverse Portuguese varieties into top quality wines that are accessible to all. Quality and value for money are key, and the estate even buys in used oak barrels and employ two coopers to take them apart and strip them back to the new wood – as good as new for a fraction of the price! DJF is not short of fans, with more awards than any other Portuguese producer of the last 20 years, including red wine of the year at the IWC and twice Portuguese Winery of the Year in the New York Wine Competition since 2012.
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Pad Thai

Pair Thai dishes with fresh, light whites from aromatic grape varieties, just like those in the Portada White, which contrast well with the aromatic herbs and heat. Full recipe

Paxis Arinto White 2017, Lisboa

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A great addition to the Portuguese range, thought the Portada was divine - this one just as refreshing. Jo

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Percentage Alcohol

12.0

Region

Lisboa

Grape Variety

Arinto

Country

Portugal

Style

ArrayCrisp Dry White, Unoaked White

Vintage

2017

Food Match

ArrayOily Fish, Rice Dishes, Salads & Herbs

Vegan

Vegan

The Producer

Founded by winemaking legend José Neiva Correia in 1998, DJF Vinhos is located in the Lisboa region which stretches north along the coast from the capital Lisbon. A simple philosophy with an ambitious aim: to transform the rich and diverse Portuguese varieties into top quality wines that are accessible to all. Quality and value for money are key, and the estate even buys in used oak barrels and employ two coopers to take them apart and strip them back to the new wood – as good as new for a fraction of the price. DJF is not short of fans, with more awards than any other Portuguese producer of the last 20 years, including red wine of the year at the IWC and twice Portuguese Winery of the Year in the New York Wine Competition since 2012.
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Salade Niçoise

Try a light, fresh white with this classic salad - the tuna works well with crisp, easy-drinking styles with citrus fruit flavours. Try Portugal's Paxis Arinto or another Mediterranean white. Full recipe

Five Climates Chenin Blanc 2018, Paarl

0 review(s)

Fresh and floral with lots of tropical fruit flavours.

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Percentage Alcohol

12.5

Region

Paarl

Grape Variety

Chenin Blanc

Country

South Africa

Style

ArrayFruity Dry White, Unoaked White

Vintage

2018

Food Match

ArrayMediterranean, Rice Dishes, Spicy Foods

The Producer

Situated in the picturesque Paarl Valley, Boland Cellars has been nominated as one of South Africa's top export companies, one of the top 100 wine producers in the world by the World Association of Wine & Spirits writers as well as being one of the top producers in Paarl. Focussing very strongly on the merits of what they call 'regionality', the team have been working for more than six decades in the Paarl region, time which has allowed their viticulturists to isolate five different climatic zones.
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Salad Nicoise

Try a light, fresh white with this classic salad - the tuna works well with crisp, easy-drinking styles such as Sauvignon or South African Chenin Blanc. Full recipe

Le Rosé de Cassagnau 2017, Languedoc

1 review(s)

Light, floral, citrusy and very moreish - close your eyes and transport yourself to the Med!

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Percentage Alcohol

12.0

Region

Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Variety

ArrayCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec

Country

France

Style

Light and Fruity Rosé

Vintage

2017

Food Match

ArrayChinese, Goats' Cheese, Mediterranean

Vegan

Vegan

The Producer

Family-owned Domaine de Cassagnau is situated in the heart of the Languedoc region, due south of Carcasonne. The success of the estate has very much relied on the women of the family, with Berthe Abet in charge of the domaine for six decades and through two world wars. A doctor by profession, Jacques inherited the estate from his mother, Berthe's daughter Jacqueline, and continues the family business with wife Collette.
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Pea And Goats' Cheese Risotto

Risottos pair well with both reds whites and rosé so consider the other ingredients when choosing a wine match - the combination of sweet peas and salty goats cheese call for vibrant white or rosé with lots of fruit flavour. Try a Pays d'Oc number like the Le Rosé de Cassagnau, Full recipe
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Light and fruity

Had this on its own as the evening was quite cool for summer as an alternative to a white wine. It was light and suitably refreshing. Nice and fruity without being in anyway heavy or overpowering. Very nice.

By Steve on 18th August 2018

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It does what it says on the bottle: "Unpretentious"

A well-balanced wine that was a great pleasure to drink with or without food. It went very well with grilled pork loin steaks. The label says "unpretentious", and, for once, the label is spot on.

By Christopher on 16th January 2018

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Any day

The note says a great Wednesday wine, I've enjoyed it's smooth taste and fruity finish on a Thursday and Friday. Great Wine.

By Mandy on 18th September 2017

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Very Nice wine

My wife and I really enjoyed this wine. It is medium body, full of fruity flavour. Smooth on the palate and a smooth long finish.

By John on 21st July 2017

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An Outstanding Rose

Our first Rose from our mixed case collection and what a first it proved to be. Once again heralding from the Languedoc, around Carcassonne, it's a lovely blend which includes Cabs Sauvignon and Franc along with, (and here's a surprise), Merlot! The result is a fabulously drinkable rose.

By Peter on 09th August 2018

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