BBC Good Food Wine Club: What’s in the cases?

    Read about the contents of our latest exclusive wine cases, curated in partnership with Laithwaite’s.

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    Mixed wine case

    Order for just £54.99 (saving over £60) – only £4.58 a bottle!

    You never quite know what summer’s going to do, so we’ve got all eventualities covered in this season’s mixed case. The whites range from crisp and refreshing, an appley Chenin Blanc from the Cape and a lime-soaked Chardonnay from Argentina, to something with a little more heft, the spicy Trazzera Vermentino from Sicily. The reds in ascending order of beefiness are a Zweigelt, which sounds like a unit of intergalactic distance but is actually a juicy light-bodied red from Austria, then a Chianti-a-like from Tuscany and finally a T-bone steak of a wine, the mighty Brigando from Portugal. 

    The wines:

    Collezione di Paolo Poggerissi 2016
    Danaris Blauer Zweigelt 2016
    Brigando Shiraz Tinta Roriz Touriga Nacional 2016
    Drakenskloof Chenin Blanc 2016
    La Porteña Chardonnay 2017
    Trazzera Vermentino Terre Siciliane 2017

     

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    White wine case
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    There’s an interloper in the white case – a rosé, the award-winning Château Terrebonne from Provence. Made by gently pressing red grapes, mainly Grenache, it’s delicate, pale and completely irresistible. Then there are three of the zingiest whites known to man: the lean but not all mean La Porteña Chardonnay from Argentina, the lemony Pago Centro Sauvignon Blanc from Chile, and a South African speciality, an apple-scented Chenin Blanc. Finally, in the fuller category are two southern European finds: a Vermentino from Sicily and to round off, the Cabalié Blanc, a blend of three varieties (Viognier, Muscat and Colombard) from the Languedoc. 

    The wines:

    Drakenskloof Chenin Blanc 2016
    La Porteña Chardonnay 2017
    Château Terrebonne rosé 2017
    Pago Centro Sauvignon Blanc 2017
    Trazzera Vermentino Terre Siciliane 2017
    Cabalié Blanc 2016

     

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    Red wine case

    Order for just £54.99 (saving over £69) – only £4.58 a bottle!

    There are some stunning wines in this season’s red case. Some of the grapes might not be so familiar to readers, but all of them offer flavour by the shedload. There are two that major on perfume and could take a little chilling on a summer’s day: a ripe German Pinot Noir and a luscious Austrian red. Then in the more muscular camp, there’s a Nero d’Avola from the sun-soaked island of Sicily, a Tuscan Sangiovese that you would swear was a Chianti from a top producer, an elegant Cabernet from one of Australia’s cooler regions, and finally the mighty Brigando from Portugal. 

    The wines: 

    Collezione di Paolo Poggerissi 2016
    Danaris Blauer Zweigelt 2016
    Brigando Shiraz Tinta Roriz Touriga Nacional 2016
    Long Live The King Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
    Massivo Nero d'Avola 2016
    Haltinger Winzer Weiler Schlipf Spätburgunder 2014

    All cases contain a free bottle of Prosecco and two Dartington champagne flutes (together usually worth £30.99).

     

    Read about the flavour profile of each individual bottle and get tips on how to match them with food by reading our tasting notes.

     

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