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Carinae Collection

Carinae Collection

Includes four bottles of each of the Harmonie Tannat and Malbec; and two bottles of each of Hommage and Prestige, with 15% off the bottle prices

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Carinae, Tannat, Harmonie, Mendoza, 2020

A new wine for us, from vines at 1100m. of altitude in the Uco Valley, given a few months in a mix of French and American oak. Solid, youthful purple. Pretty, floral scent. This shows lovely red-berried and cherry flavours, quite supple and melting. Splendid density of fruit. Twist of liquorice. One could argue that just as Malbec, the grape of Cahors, thrives in the hot, high altitude vineyards of Argentina, so does Tannat, a grape which also has its roots in SW France around Madiran....

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ColourRed

RegionMendoza

GrowerCarinae

Grape VarietyTannat

Vintage2020

ABV14.3%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeCAE320

Style

Medium, Full Bodied

Light > Full

Carinae

Mendoza, Argentina

Frenchman Philippe Subra, with his wife Brigitte, came to Argentina as the national boss of EDF, the French energy giant - but loved the country so much he cleverly bought some long-established vineyards and settled there, on the south side of Mendoza. He has built a small cellar - boutique indeed, whilst wholly lacking the pretension that word implies!

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Carinae, Malbec, Hommage, Mendoza, 2014

Amazing old-vine Malbec from 95 year old vines in a high altitude vineyard at Calle Cobos, Perdriel in Luján de Cuyo, just south of Mendoza: from tiny yields and a strict grape selection; aged in new and second fill French barrels. Deep robe, showing some maturity. Such an attractive perfume: cooked strawberries and blackberries overlaid with cigar-box oak and spice. Concentrated, with fine-grained tannins, offering autumnal fruit - with a seductive, liqueur element - spiked with hints of...

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ColourRed

RegionMendoza

GrowerCarinae

Grape VarietyMalbec

Vintage2014

ABV15%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeCAE414

Style

Full Bodied

Light > Full

Carinae

Mendoza, Argentina

Frenchman Philippe Subra, with his wife Brigitte, came to Argentina as the national boss of EDF, the French energy giant - but loved the country so much he cleverly bought some long-established vineyards and settled there, on the south side of Mendoza. He has built a small cellar - boutique indeed, whilst wholly lacking the pretension that word implies!

What...

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Malbec

Malbec is a red grape whose home is in south-west France, and specifically in the appellation of Cahors.

There (known as Cot) it makes a strongly flavoured wine which is, all too often, tannic and rustic and needs several years ageing to show its best.

Like Carmenère in Chile, it is much more successful in Argentina than in its homeland. Introduced in the mid 19th...

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Carinae, Prestige, Mendoza, 2014

About 60% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah, a selection of the best grapes of the vintage, aged in new barrels for 18 months. Inky. Sumptuous aromas of black fruit compote and mocha. Hugely powerful and intense, yet fresh and balanced - and both the Cabernet and Syrah contribute cassis flavours. Very lush black cherry and blackcurrant core, spiced with nutmeg. Very concentrated; and delivering a long finish with liquorice, very dark chocolate and mint. Now-2025
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ColourRed

RegionMendoza

GrowerCarinae

Grape VarietyMalbec, Cabernet Sauvignon & Syrah

Vintage2014

ABV15%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeCAE514

Style

Full Bodied

Light > Full

Carinae

Mendoza, Argentina

Frenchman Philippe Subra, with his wife Brigitte, came to Argentina as the national boss of EDF, the French energy giant - but loved the country so much he cleverly bought some long-established vineyards and settled there, on the south side of Mendoza. He has built a small cellar - boutique indeed, whilst wholly lacking the pretension that word implies!

What...

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Cabernet Sauvignon

The most prestigious red grape?

Origins

  • Bordeaux region, as a natural cross of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc (established 1997 by DNA analysis)
  • Was known as Vidure or Petit-Vidure
  • Spread throughout left bank of Bordeaux, supplanting white grapes

Characteristics   

  • Fairly easy to grow: hardy, buds...
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Carinae, Malbec, Harmonie, Mendoza, 2018

ColourRed

RegionMendoza

GrowerCarinae

Grape VarietyMalbec

Vintage2018

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeCAE218

Style

Medium, Full Bodied

Light > Full

Carinae

Mendoza, Argentina

Frenchman Philippe Subra, with his wife Brigitte, came to Argentina as the national boss of EDF, the French energy giant - but loved the country so much he cleverly bought some long-established vineyards and settled there, on the south side of Mendoza. He has built a small cellar - boutique indeed, whilst wholly lacking the pretension that word implies!

What...

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Malbec

Malbec is a red grape whose home is in south-west France, and specifically in the appellation of Cahors.

There (known as Cot) it makes a strongly flavoured wine which is, all too often, tannic and rustic and needs several years ageing to show its best.

Like Carmenère in Chile, it is much more successful in Argentina than in its homeland. Introduced in the mid 19th...

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Carinae Collection

Includes four bottles of each of the Harmonie Tannat and Malbec; and two bottles of each of Hommage and Prestige, with 15% off the bottle prices

Very interesting selection of wines with super service.
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An excellent wine merchant with great diversity on offer and some unusual wines. Excellent delivery service.

E Thomas

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Speedy and efficient service, quality wines. In summary a trustworthy company delivering quality.

R Papier

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Excellent selections of wines, great value always and first-class service!

J Menendez

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Just enjoying the Classic Provence Rose case. Four different wines and three bottles of each. Each one is different, dry and food friendly. Very elegant and not at all like the 'sweet pink'…

Paul G

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We have been enjoying the wines sought out by the SVS team for almost 20 years now and rarely buy anywhere else – always excellent value and my own preference for single variety characterful…

C Smith

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