The Best, Rich, Red Wine Case

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The Best, Rich, Red Wine Case

Have you noticed that when a wine is well made, there is something special about it? It's something you can't put your finger on but can widely be described as classy. It's what we all look for in a wine, but don't always find on the shelves of a supermarket or in most mass-produced wines. This is why at Rude wine we only sell wines that have had the utmost care and attention in their production.

Wines that stop you in your tracks and have you jotting down their name so you remember to buy some more. We find the most memorable reds are rich and smooth and demonstrate the full character of the grapes with which they are made. This case showcases some of our most treasured finds from winemakers that really care about what goes into the bottle and how it was made. Wines made with love. Take the Edgebaston Syrah from Stellenbosch. Hand made at a small family winery by David Finlayson, an award-winning winemaker with years of experience.

These are wines to savour and appreciate. One of life's simple pleasures, and well-deserved.

Some wines just stand out head and shoulders above the rest. These are the best, rich reds, with bags of character, they are fruity and smooth. Simply put, they won't let you down. And, whilst quality never comes 'cheap', you'll be saving 15%, well under £10 a bottle.
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1 xCasas del Bosque Winemaker's Selection Carménère 2017, Rapel Valley

1 xBodegas Castaño Hecula Monastrell 2016, Yecla

1 xEdgebaston Syrah 2017, Stellenbosch

2 xRaconteur Syrah 2016, Swartland

2 xSaint-Cyr Réserve Carignan 2017, Côtes de Thau

2 xTorre del Falasco Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2016, Veneto

1 xMax & Alex Sichel Les Jardiniers 2016, Bordeaux

1 xVilla del Camino Rioja Reserva 2011

1 xWillunga 100 Grenache 2015, McLaren Vale

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Casas del Bosque Winemaker's Selection Carménère 2017, Rapel Valley

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With a touch of dark chocolate and a lift of green pepper and herb to go with the dark berry and blackcurrant fruit, this is a sumptuous red...' The Wine Gang

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Percentage Alcohol

13.5

Region

Rapel Valley

Grape Variety

Carménère

Country

Chile

Style

Medium-Bodied Red

Vintage

2017

Food Match

ArrayPork, Spicy Foods, Tomato Based Pasta

The Producer

Family owned winery Casas del Bosque was founded in 1993 by Juan Cuneo Solari. The son of an Italian immigrant, he had always dreamed of having his own vineyard and chanced upon an area of the Casablanca Valley, 100k due west of Santiago, with its pine forests, olive groves and small, white abandoned adobe houses. He chose to name the winery Casas del Bosque, or “Houses of the Forest.” The winemaking team are evangelical about translating the character of the vineyard and grape in to the final wine, using longer than average skin contact to extract extra flavour from the grapes. Some vineyards are under organic management and the winery is currently beginning the process towards Wines of Chile Sustainability Certification, which is the first step on the way to organic certification.
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Carolina Style Ribs

A classic Southern barbecue recipe with a sweet, sticky rub calls for a rich, spice-laden red to square up to the complex layers of spice in the dish. Cook long and slow with a glass of Casas del Bosque Carménère in hand. Full recipe

Bodegas Castaño Hecula Monastrell 2016, Yecla

2 review(s)

Woody berry and clove aromas introduce this chewy, extracted Monastrell. Solid tannins drive its herbal plum and berry flavours, with ample woodspice and a peppery, clove-like finish. Wine Enthusiast, 88 pts

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Percentage Alcohol

14.0

Region

Yecla

Grape Variety

Mourvèdre/Monastrell

Country

Spain

Style

ArrayFull-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2016

Food Match

ArrayBBQ, Game Meats, Sausages

Vegan

Vegan

The Producer

The family-run estate of Bodegas Castaño traces its winemaking history back through several generations and is widely regarded as one of the top producers in the region, producing mostly Monastrell (the French Mourvèdre) on high altitude vineyards

Spanish Beef & Chorizo Stew

Spicy, rich stews need a medium bodied red with bright fruit flavours. Try a smooth Spanish red such as Monastrell. Full recipe

Edgebaston Syrah 2017, Stellenbosch

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While it's delicious now, it will, like its French counterpart, improve with age: you could safely tuck it away in the cellar for six or seven years.'

Joanna Simon, House and Garden Magazine, March 2017

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Percentage Alcohol

14.5

Region

Stellenbosch

Grape Variety

Syrah / Shiraz

Country

South Africa

Style

ArrayFull-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2017

Food Match

ArrayBeef, Lamb, Lentils & Pulses

Vegan

Vegan

The Producer

Small in size but large in stature, Edgebaston consists of just 22 hectares of vines. David oversees all vineyard and winemaking activity, with a holistic and quality-driven approach. The estate uses only organic fertilisers in the vineyards and care is taken at every step of the winemaking process to ensure that all wines are produced in the most environmentally friendly manner. The wines are enticing, fresh and pure, with an underlying but unmistakable European influence. As you might have guessed, awards are ten-a-penny, with Edgebaston wines regularly receiving top points in South African wine bible, The Platter Guide and the winery a winner in The Wine Merchant Top 100 awards.
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Frikkadels: South African Meatballs

These South African spiced meatballs are an easy pairing for red wines - the beef and pork combination will suit most medium-bodied reds but head for Merlot or Syrah for the right combination of soft fruit and structure. The Edgebaston Syrah would be a real treat. Full recipe

Raconteur Syrah 2016, Swartland

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This is a superb wine, nice smooth taste which goes down very well. Highly recommended. Kevin

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Percentage Alcohol

13.5

Region

Swartland

Grape Variety

Syrah / Shiraz

Country

South Africa

Style

Medium-Bodied Red

Vintage

2016

Food Match

ArrayDuck, Lamb, Pork

The Producer

Every region, every grape, every winemaker and every vintage has a story to tell. The Raconteur brings the originality, individuality and personality of the wine to the fore and uses it as a means to engage the consumer and enliven the brand.
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Duck Breast with Wild Mushrooms & Cream

The rich, fatty flavours of duck, combined with creamy mushrooms call for a soft, smooth red with fresh fruit flavours. Head to light or medium-bodied reds like the Raconteur Syrah. Full recipe

Saint-Cyr Réserve Carignan 2017, Côtes de Thau

2 review(s)

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Bright cassis and plum flavours with a smooth, savoury finish.



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Percentage Alcohol

13.0

Region

Languedoc

Grape Variety

Carignan

Country

France

Style

ArrayMedium-Bodied Red, Unoaked Red

Vintage

2017

Food Match

ArrayBeef, Blue Cheese, Mediterranean

The Producer

The Cave de Pomerols co-operative is situated in the village of Pomerols in the Picpoul de Pinet area of the Languedoc, inland from the town of Sete. Founded in 1932, it now has 350 winegrowing members spread over 1750 hectares in the centre of the Languedoc region, of which 400 are classified as AC Picpoul de Pinet.
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Blue Cheese Burgers with Sweet Potato Wedges

Burgers and red wine are a match made in heaven but don’t forget the blue cheese element which could scuper your wine choice. To contrast the creamy, salty notes of the cheese, head to full, fruity reds with good acidity. The Saint-Cyr Carignan is a mighty match. Full recipe

Torre del Falasco Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2016, Veneto

0 review(s)

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The 2014 vintage was described as having 'a delicious quality of bittersweet cherry and dark chocolate with a real rip of freshness and tang on the finish.' by The Wine Gang, 2015

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Percentage Alcohol

14.0

Region

Veneto

Grape Variety

Corvina

Country

Italy

Style

Full-Bodied Red

Vintage

2016

Food Match

ArrayBeef, Cheese (Strong), Chocolate

Vegan

Vegan

The Producer

Sourcing grapes from over 700 hectares of vineyards and 250 growers, the Cantina Valpantena is one of Italy's largest and best co-operatives, situated in the Valpantena valley, north of the city of Verona. Established in 1958, the co-operative now makes wines from the surrounding appellations, with the Torre del Falasco wines showing their commitment to quality.
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Blue Cheese Burgers with Sweet Potato Wedges

Burgers are red wine are a match made in heaven but don't forget the blue cheese element which could scuper your wine choice. To contrast the creamy, salty notes (not forgetting acidity) of the cheese, head to full, fruity reds with good acidity - fresh Italian styles such as Valpolicella are a good bet. Full recipe

Max & Alex Sichel Les Jardiniers 2016, Bordeaux

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If the future of Bordeaux wine lies in the hands of guys like Max and Alex Sichel, then things are only going to get better. The two bros bought a small one-hectare vineyard, embraced organic grape growing, and poured heart and soul into Les Jardiniers ('the gardeners'). Brilliant Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon blend

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Percentage Alcohol

13.5

Region

Bordeaux

Grape Variety

ArrayCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Country

France

Style

Medium-Bodied Red

Vintage

2016

Food Match

ArrayBeef, Charcuterie, Cheese (Strong)

Sustainable

Sustainable

The Producer

The Sichels of Bordeaux had their roots in Britain. However, it was Hermann Sichel who took the first steps with wine, opening a merchant business in Germany in 1856.

In 1883 Sichel opened its first office at 19 Quai de Bacalan in Bordeaux, which remains their registered office today. That historic date is celebrated with this very special red wine.

Roast Lamb With Herb Butter

Lamb is a classic match for good, rich Bordeaux. The balanced tannins and cedary flavours of the wine perfectly matching this simple, easy roast. Full recipe

Villa del Camino Rioja Reserva 2011

2 review(s)

Serious yet seductive, this Reserva shows just why Rioja is one of our favourite imports...

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Percentage Alcohol

14.0

Region

Rioja

Grape Variety

Tempranillo

Country

Spain

Style

ArrayMedium-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2011

Food Match

ArrayGame Meats, Lamb, Rice Dishes

Vegan

Vegan

The Producer

Bodegas Navajas is a family run winery situated in the village of Navarrete, in the heart of the Rioja region. The bodega was founded in 1918 but it wasn’t until 1983 when the Navajas family finally took complete control of the winery which has seen a dramatic improvement in quality ever since. The Bodega is run by Antonio Navajas and his wife, Rosa Maria Gandarias. Their son, Roberto, is responsible for production and quality control and their daughter, Mercedes, is in charge of exports.
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Venison Stew with Sage-infused Carrots

Rich, earthy flavours call for rich, earthy wines. Thankfully most countries offer a red that fits this category, and an aged Rioja fits the bills perfectly with its notes of sweet and savoury spice with dark, dried fruit flavours. We really like a Reserva Rioja with this dish. Full recipe

Willunga 100 Grenache 2015, McLaren Vale

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This will add intensity to your... roast lamb and your favourite springtime vegetables. ...a fruit compote of bramble fruits and strawberry, with a brush of a herb garden, and a shake of clove. - Jane Clare - The Messenger

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Percentage Alcohol

14.5

Region

ArrayMcLaren Vale, South Australia

Grape Variety

Grenache / Garnacha

Country

Australia

Style

ArrayFull-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2015

Food Match

ArrayLamb, Stews, Tomato-Based Dishes

Vegan

Vegan

The Producer

Willunga 100 takes its name from the 'Hundred', an administrative area of 100 sq miles formed in 1839, just three years after the settlement of South Australia, and now the source for most of the winery's fruit. The first vintage was in 2005, following the discovery of fifty year old Grenache vineyards in the McLaren Vale, which prompted the Willunga team to make this their main focus. The combination of low yields from very old vines all help to produce intense wines with great levels of fruit concentration.
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Barbecued Lamb with sautéed Spring Vegetables

Succulent, caramelised lamb chops with vibrant greens pair perfectly with the ripe, juicy black fruits in lush, full-fruited reds such as Zinfandel or Grenache. Full recipe
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Best of the box

Tobacco, leather and bergamot nose; slightly bitter palate of dark fruits, not overly sweet and medium-heavy on the tannins. Went very well with a spicy Korean lamb dish (would also work with Greek, Spanish or Mexican - basically any heavily flavoured red meats). Love the bottle, love the wine.

By Tom on 12th June 2019

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Spain

This was a lovely surprise in my mixed case, a great full bodied woody red.

By Vince on 18th March 2019

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good value

well priced wine

By steve on 08th October 2018

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Smooth & fruity

A lovely smooth fruity wine that tastes "mature". Slightly oaky and very moreish!

By Douglas on 01st October 2018

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Tasting

Villa Del Camino rioja 2011 a real beauty full bodied, best one I have had in years.

By James on 08th March 2019

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Excellent Wine

We enjoyed this wine and found it very easy to drink. Full of flavour

By John on 08th February 2019

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