Our Favorite Red Wines That Shine as Winter Holds Its Ground

Our Favorite Red Wines That Shine as Winter Holds Its Ground

Jan 26, 2024Janine Bruderer

As the winter months wrap us in their chilly embrace, the craving for warmth and indulgence only intensifies. Let's spice up these frosty nights with a curated selection of our go-to winter red wines to embrace the bold and bright in the heart of winter! 

Orcyre Lucas Madonia  2022

 Orcyre - Lucas Madonia - 2022

Jumping into a new addition from our portfolio with Lucas Madonia. Hailing from Burgundy, this winemaker tends to 1.5 hectares near Ayent, close to Sion, in the picturesque vineyards of Vallais.

Lucas Madonia takes winemaking to a purist level with a commitment to 0/0, meaning no additives and sulfur in his process. Among his creations is a captivating blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, a wine that intrigues with herbal and peppery notes, creating a perfect match for comforting dishes like a hearty stew.

The palate of this wine unfolds with a bright character, showcasing its youthful nature. Each sip narrates a unique story, seamlessly marrying elegance and precision without losing its inherent charm.

Lucas Madonia's dedication to minimal intervention allows the wine to express itself authentically, offering a playfully sophisticated experience that lingers in the memory. Get ready for a journey into sophistication with Lucas Madonia's remarkable vintage.

Bourgogne Pinot Noir Domaine Sylvain Pataille 2020

Bourgogne - Pinot Noir - Domaine Sylvain Pataille - 2020

In the heart of Burgundy, Sylvain Pataille's 2020 vintage is a winemaking masterpiece. With meticulous care for his vineyards, Pataille brings to life a Burgundy wine that perfectly captures the region's essence.

This 2020 release beautifully showcases the unique qualities of Burgundy's terroir. The wine strikes an artful balance, inviting exploration with tempting aromas that reveal layers of complexity. As you take a sip, the palate unfolds into a harmonious symphony of flavors, marked by a refreshing appeal. 

Imagine savoring a Coq au Vin served on a cozy Sunday afternoon, following a leisurely stroll through a winter wonderland.

It's not just a wine; it's an invitation to discover the rich heritage of Burgundy in a glas.

Ciliegiolo Sequerciani  2021

Ciliegiolo - Sequerciani - 2021

Nestled in the heart of Tuscany, Sequerciani stands as a testament to a commitment to authenticity and a reverence for the land. Located near the town of Radda, Sequerciani's vineyards flourish in the sun-kissed embrace of the Chianti region, where the ancient Tuscan grape, Ciliegiolo, finds its true home. 

Ciliegiolo, dating back to the 17th century, recently confirmed as a local gem related to Sangiovese.Ciliegiolo is making a comeback, thriving in poor, well-drained soil and breezy conditions, producing wines celebrated for their freshness, fruitiness, and impressive aging potential. Vibrant red fruit, tinged with purple, boasts a silky texture that wine enthusiasts find irresistible.

Ideal for pairing with classic Maremma pasta dishes featuring rich, tomato-based sauces, Ciliegiolo also shines alongside crusty bread and spicy roast pork, whether grilled or roasted.

Big Nature Red  Schmelzer 2022

Big Nature Red - Schmelzer - 2022

In the idyllic Gols region near Lake Neusiedl in Austria, Georg Schmelzer stands as a fourth-generation winemaker with a profound commitment to sustainable practices. 

A testament to his dedication to Mother Nature, Georg introduces the "Big Nature" series—a heartfelt homage to the isenvironment that shapes his craft. Packaged in a laid-back1-liter bottle, making it a go-to for those who love easy, natural wine styles or anyone looking to dip their toes into the world of natural wines.

The "Big Nature Red" emerges as a captivating blend of Zweigelt and Merlot sourced from a thirty-year-old vineyard.

This cuvée boasts a remarkable palate of flavors, offering a long, harmonious finish with a distinctive touch of flair. Described as a young, light, and exceptionally juicy natural wine, Big Nature Red is a perfect red wine for cozy winter nights. To enjoy with hearty meals and a bunch of your favorite people around the table.

Ronco Malo  Bera Vittorio & Figli  2020

Ronco Malo - Bera Vittorio & Figli - 2020

Bera Vittorio e Figli is rewriting the script on winemaking traditions. Unlike many in the region, Alessandra and Gianluigi Bera consciously skip wood aging for their Barbera, preserving its clear, mature fruit character without the interference of vanilla or toasty notes.

1964 marked a pivotal moment for the family—they went organic. Tradition, to the Beras, means crafting exceptional wines in a way that stays true to their essence.

The result? A vibrant, ruby-red wine with dark fruit aromas—blackberries, cherries, and plums—with ethereal and balsamic notes adding complexity. On the palate, it's a zesty experience with a solid structure.

The Barbera's vibrant acidity and rich fruit profile make it an excellent match for classic comfort food.Whether you choose a hearty beef stew or a comforting mushroom risotto, the Barbera from Bera Vittorio e Figli will add warmth and depth, making it a perfect companion for cozy nights by the fireplace.

Cheers to good food, great wine, and the joy of winter evenings!

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