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A January full of new things

19/01/2022 New on catalog

Everyone knows that January is when we welcome in the new year. But have you ever wondered why this is the first month of the year in the Gregorian calendar? It all comes from ancient Rome, where the month of January was dedicated to the god Janus (from Ianuarius, which means January in Latin). Janus was the god of two faces, that is, of beginnings and endings and, therefore, of transitions. So, if there is one time in the year when it seems right to make a decision to start over, it has got to be January. A month full of new things and of course, we don’t want to miss out.

5 delicious new wines for January

1-Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay

Coming direct from South Australia, one of the most emblematic wineries on the other side of the world has produced an extremely nice wine. Based primarily on blending different varieties and regions, Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay is a white wine sourced mainly from the Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills. Full of freshness and minerality, this is the perfect way to start the year exploring wines from the southern hemisphere.

2-Menade Sauvignon Blanc 

A foreign variety so well suited to the climate and soils of Rueda (Castilla y León) is hard to find. If it is also completely organically cultivated, it is clear to see how the Sauvignon Blanc continues to be one of the leading varieties wherever it grows. Citrus and floral, Menade Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect wine for any new beginning.

3- Viña Pedrosa Reserva

In 1980 the Pérez Pascuas brothers fulfilled their dream of making their own wines when they inherited the vineyards that their father had worked all his life. Their dream came true and it didn’t take long for them to become an iconic winery in the D.O. Ribera del Duero. Viña Pedrosa Reserva, a powerful, complex and expressive red wine, certainly meets expectations. A warm embrace for the harshest winter days.

4- Thierry Mortet Les Charmes de Daix Bourgogne Rouge

In the village of Daix, in the famous Côte-d'Or, in Burgundy (France), Thierry Mortet works the family vineyards under the principles of biodynamic agriculture. Wines like this Thierry Mortet Les Charmes de Daix Bourgogne Rouge, which honestly showcase the characteristics of Pinot Noir and those of the terroir it comes from, have led to him being highly praised among the most demanding wine lovers.  

5-Camillo Donati Il Mio Lambrusco

Finally, a sparkling wine always works at the beginning as well as at the end of something... This Camillo Donati Il Mio Lambrusco is a very genuine interpretation of the Lambruscos of yesteryear. A wine that is made by recovering the village elders’ way of winemaking, which results in a mouthful of fruitiness.

So now you know, to start the year off on the right foot, don’t forget about our new products and remember, although it’s still cold, the days are getting longer and spring is on its way.

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