Your 2021 Wine Gift Giving Guide

 

There’s really nothing like gifting a bottle of wine for Christmas– although, the kind of wine can make or break this elegant gesture. When giving wine, please, don’t just guess on which looks the fanciest– you have to know exactly the right kind for the right person because otherwise, not only will the recipient be able to fully enjoy your gesture but you’ve wasted time and money spent on buying it as well.


This year, we’ll be giving a handful of recommendations that could help you choose the right wine for the specific person you're planning to give; whether it be your boss, mom, dad, valued clients, best friends, wife, husband, and colleagues. Leave the research to us so you can spend more of your time enjoying the holidays!

The Boss 

 

 

Luccarelli Il Bacca Primitivo di Manduria Old Vines DOP 2016

Deep ruby red with garnet reflections; complex bouquet with hints of ripe red fruit, plum jam, vanilla and cacao. A full-bodied wine, velvety, with a persistent aftertaste releasing notes of chocolate.

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Cellaro Due Lune Nero d'Avola-Nerello Mascalese

Ruby red color, deep and impenetrable. It is an explosion of aromas of red fruit and ripe blackberry, oriental spices, pink pepper and leather well integrated with each other. In the mouth, it is warm, powerful and pleasantly persistent; well expressed tannins are perfectly balanced with the natural residual sugar and freshness, so as to make the sip fascinating.

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Fattoria Le Pupille Saffredi Toscana Rosso IGT 2018

Deep ruby colour with purple reflections. It shows pronounced flavours of black fruits like blackcurrant and black cherry along with spicy aromas of cloves, cinnamon and licorice. The palate has a generous velvety texture with round tannins and a return of the fruit for a long and persistent finish.

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Bertani Amarone della Valpolicella Valpantena DOCG 2017

A modern Amarone, balanced and elegant, with fruity notes of cherries and blackberries, appealing spicy notes typical of the Valpantena. Soft, silky and creamy palate.

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Chateau Fuisse Pouilly-Fuisse Tete De Cru 2015

Brimming with ripe yellow plums and nectarines with candied lemon/lime citrus and honeysuckle; delightfully pure and harmonious with a warming creamy oak consistency and a lovely deft finish. Long and luxurious.

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Mom

 

 

The Ned Sauvignon Blanc

 

Delightfully ripe aromas of gooseberry and white peach are laced with refreshing notes of kaffir lime. The fleshy mid-palate is tamed by an underlying minerally acid backbone that culminates in a bright, zesty finish.

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Cantina Cellaro Micina Nerello Mascalese IGT

Ruby red color, deep and impenetrable. It is an explosion of aromas of red fruit and ripe blackberry, oriental spices, pink pepper and leather well integrated with each other. In the mouth, it is warm, powerful and pleasantly persistent; the well-expressed tannins are perfectly balanced with the natural residual sugar and freshness, so as to make the sip fascinating.
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Tonon Bianco del Camul 2018

Pleasantly fruity aroma, its bouquet reminds of hay.

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Vigneti Del Vulture Pipoli Rosato Basilicata IGP

Bright raspberry pink. To the nose hints of cherry, sour black cherry and pansy. Elegant wine, with persistent floral finish. It matches with white meat, fresh cheese, fish. Wine made for young drinkers, with enough experience, that are seeking good value for money

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The King’s Wrath Pinot Noir 2017

A brooding nose invoking aromas of loganberry, damson plum with hints of lanolin. The fruit aromas are supported with a backbone of toasted oak. The palate is rich and mouth filling due to a complex tannin structure with blackberry and cassis flavours intertwined with an opulent smokiness. The wine finishes strong due to a salivating acidity and tension from the tannins reminiscent of Northern Burgundian appellations. Highly versatile, this wine matches well to most dark meats, mushrooms as well as rich fish such as tuna or trout. We recommend enjoying The King’s Wrath with a seared venison backstrap, heirloom root vegetables and a cherry glaze.

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Dad

 

 
Baracchi Smeriglio Syrah DOC 2013

Crimson red hue. Subtle nose with hints of characteristic spices like black pepper and coriander with undertones of tobacco and earth. The palate is soft, sweet and pleasantly saline with a supple fruit finish.

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Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2018

Characteristic floral, cherry and spice aromas abound from the glass on first approach. The fruit from our four vineyards (Elms, MacMuir, Calvert and Cornish Point) delivers appealing diversity of aroma and favor, along with multiple layers and textures. The deeply textural mouthfeel is silken and already charmingly approachable.
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Tonon Rosso del Camul 2015

Deep ruby red colour with violet nuances. Delicate talc aroma, with hints of cherry and liquorice. Perfect with roast, red meat and game. Recommended as a meditation wine.
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Claymore Dark Side of the Moon Shiraz 2019

Offers aromas of dark berries into plums with a hint of white pepper. The palate is driven by the dark berry and plum fruit the wine is full and rich with that classic Clare Valley softness.

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Bodegas Roda Reserva 2016

Cherry red background and cherry red trim. Vivid colors that represent variety. Very good intensity, with perfectly integrated wood. The red fruit stands out on the whole, with the cherry as the central axis. It is voluminous and full. A very elegant wine with a lot of freshness. It is a long wine that lasts for a long time and has an important aftertaste.

 

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Best Friend

 

 
Luccarelli Negroamaro Puglia IGT

Ruby red colour with purple reflections; intense, vinous, spicy and fruity, with notes of black berries (black currants and berries). Medium bodied, velvety, very good balance between freshness and warm feelings, longlasting and savory aftertaste.

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Bohigas Brut Cava Reserva NV

Pale yellow. Fine bubbles forming a constant rosary and persistent crown. Very fresh aroma of white fruit (tart apple and pear) on notes of citric rind and white flowers.Spicy bouquet due to ageing (cinnamon) and biscuits. A structured cava on the palate, well balanced acidity that tenses the whole from beginning to finish. Ideal pairing with fish, rice dishes and dried fruit and nuts. It is also the ideal cava to accompany a whole meal.

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Tenute Rossetti Poggio Civetta Governo All'uso Rosso IGT 2017

Deep ruby red. Elegant and fine bouquet of red berries with a delicate vanilla finish. Full bodied red wine, rich and creamy, with bold tannins and a long, lightly spiced finish. Perfect with beef and game, aged cheese and rich pasta dishes.

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Cantalapiedra Cantayano Verdejo

On the nose, Cantayano shows stone fruit, apple, and herbaceous notes, while the palate is surprising dense, with a beautiful seam of acidity. A lovely and affordable Spanish white wine that shows the potential of Verdejo when the grape variety is treated with respect. This is a perfect wine to pair with flaky fish, sheep’s cheeses, and croquetas.  

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Beaumont Chenin Blanc

Ripe tropical aromas of mango, pineapple and papaya are lifted by a crisp, refreshing apple note. The palate is defined by a delicious fine mineral texture leading onto a succulent mid-palate. The final impression is one of a full flavoured, yet precisely poised Chenin Blanc.  

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Wife

 

 
Tonon Magia Fiore Spumante Bianco Dolce

Clear straw yellow colour and fine lingering perlage. Aroma's with Moscato flavour, honey and ripe fruit.

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Bodega Volcanes de Chile Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

Blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Syrah - Bright ruby red. Aromas bursting with cassis and underlying notes of minerality. Intense fruit flavors combined with fresh acidity with primary flavors of blackcurrants and strawberries with subtle hints of spice and mineral notes.
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Glenelly Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2019
Displays a wonderful bright straw colour. The nose displays vibrant lemon and lime zest fruit, with hints of apple, pear drop, lychee and rose which overlays the mineral core. The palate is lush, the creamy texture is underpinned with beautiful mineral notes and hints of toasted almond and vanilla. The finish is lengthy and fresh with great minerality and a lovely nervous energy to it. Drink With: Roast chicken with a morel sauce.

Soalheiro Mineral Rosé 2020

This wine has a delicate light-pink colour. On the nose it is both fruity and fresh. The taste is crisp with mineral notes and an intense flavour. Soalheiro Rosé makes an excellent aperitif, perfect to be consumed on its own by the glass. It pairs well with lighter dishes such as salads, fish, shellfish, or Asian and Mediterranean gastronomies.

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Rustenberg John X Merriman 2019

A powerful wine that rewards aging. In its youth the wine is worth decanting and expresses cassis, black currant and dark fruits complemented with cigar tobacco and sour cherry notes. As the wine ages and its fine-grained tannins soften, a softer more savoury palate develops revealing wonderful drinkability and tertiary complexity.

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Husband

 

 

Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block 2019

The nose is dense and brooding, yet opulent, with its compote of dark, ripe plums and blackberry and attractive whiffs of liquorice, violets, cocoa and mint. The black fruit and perfume of the nose follow through onto a rich, savory palate with flavors of dark cherry, red currant, black olives and cured meat. Fine grained, svelte tannins are in perfect balance with the lemony acidity, lending complexity to the mid-palate. The wine is full-bodied with a rich, smooth mouthfeel. The finish is charry and long, with hints of maraschino cherry, pimento olives and sweet tobacco.

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Bread and Butter Pinot Noir 2019

This Pinot Noir is all about that juicy red fruit. Think cherries and raspberries with a touch of cassis. Delicate hints of cedar and bay leaf balance the sweetness of the fruit, creating an enduring bouquet with luscious fruit bouquet continues onto the palate, where it’s joined by soft flavors of oak and savory notes. The rich mouth feel is complemented by a long and beautifully smooth finish. Pairs lovingly with flavor-rich dishes like barbeque, salmon, quail, and lamb.

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Glaetzer Bishop Shiraz 2017

Dark purple, almost impenetrable. Black fruits abound. Dark plums and blackberry notes intermingle with anise and fresh spice. Bright and juicy with a wonderfully rich mid-palate that maintains balance and finishes with texture. Flavours of dried spice and dark berry fruits add freshness and dimension. Great drinking now but this wine will also benefit from 10—12 years of careful cellaring.

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Dianella Chianti Riserva DOCG 2016

Intense ruby red color. Complex nose with aromas of violets, blackberry and ripe red fruits on a spicy and elegantly balsamic finish. In the mouth it is refined with structured and velvety tannins. Long finish with a pleasant return of sweet spices and eucalyptus.

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Vesevo Beneventano Falanghina IGT

Straw yellow in color and with an intense and fairly persistent aroma. On the palate it is balanced, intense and quite persistent.

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Colleague

 

 
Bodegas Roda Sela 2017

It has a red color and bright red trim. It is intense, fruity and cheerful, with great liveliness. Red fruits stand out, in the line of fresh cherries. It has medium volume and the tannin is very fine. The fruity sensation is fresh. A long and very pleasant wine. It goes very well at the entrance of the food and adapts perfectly to the fish. It is ideal as a wine by the glass to be taken with skewers or tapas.

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Matsu El Picaro

Great robe and a profound color. Intense aroma, dark fruits such as blackberries and blueberries, mineral notes also appear. In the mouth, dominates the fruitful sensations, a wine with body.

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Tenute Rossetti Poggio Civetta Chianti Classico DOCG 2019

Deep ruby red colour. Has intense and persistent fruity fragrance with cherries, prunes and vanilla aromas. On the palate, this is a medium- bodied wine with great fruit flavors of cherries and red berries.

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Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc
Enticing aromas of grapefruit, feijoa, bell pepper, and A hint of orange zest. Mouth-filling and vibrant flavours of citrus, green herbs and tropical fruits. The mid palate is rich and textured while retaining fine acidity and elegance overall. Aroma - Enticing aromas of grapefruit, feijoa, bell pepper and a hint of orange zest. Palate - Mouth filling and vibrant with flavours of citrus, green herbs and tropical fruits. The mid palate is rich and textured while retaining fine acidity and elegance overall.
Finca Fella Altado Verdejo DO Almansa

Pale yellow in color with green sparkles, clean and bright. On the nose it is powerful and fresh, with banana and lice and fresh, full notes. On the palate it is round and long, with notes of white fruit flavor in the wine, typical of the grape variety made from. It is recommended to pair with rice, seafood and light cheese.

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We hope you have a better idea now and don’t forget, maybe grab a bottle for yourself too. Happy shopping!


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