Vinoa december 2014 review

Vinoa december 2014 review

A chance to taste some of the world’s best wines every month? Specially selected by experts to give you a taste of what makes each wine region special? Well, yes please!

wine5The package arrived, and looked very impressive. It certainly feels like a quality product. Each month you will receive four miniature tasting bottles (each containing 50ml of wine – really only enough for one person) in a stylish sturdy presentation box. The glass bottles and the box itself are all fully recyclable, though you may prefer to keep them, as they really are delightful.

When you take out a subscription, you will be given access to online tutorials and tasting tips to get the most out of each box. In addition, each box contains access to web content about the region and specific wines included. It’s clear that the people behind Vinoa have a passion for wine, and want to share that with their subscription customers. wine4After each box is released, you also have the opportunity to buy full sized bottles of any varieties that you particularly enjoyed, at a small discount on the recommended retail price.

A subscription costs around ten pounds per month, and can be purchased in advance (either six or twelve months) or done as a rolling month-on-month contract which can be cancelled at any time.

Considering the quality of the product, and the care that’s obviously gone into preparing it, I’d say that was a pretty good price.

As for the wines themselves: the box I had was taken from the Mendoza region of Argentina, which is apparently the country’s largest wine producing area. Included were two different Malbecs, an Enzo, and a Torrontes. The wines were ‘very nice’ and definitely better than our usual supermarket bottom shelfers!

The content of the box in details:

1. Zuccardi – Malbec – Intense dark violet colour, with plum and dried-fig aromas. On the palate, notes of black cherry and chocolate and excellent body.

2. Torrontes  – 2013 – Torrontes is Argentina’s signature white grape, this crisp and refreshing torrontes is a classic example. The nose has fresh and inviting aromas of roses and citrus. On the palate its complex and refreshing. Try it on its own as an aperitif, or enjoy with your favorite food.

3. Achaval Ferrer – Malbec – Mendoza is sun, mountain and river, such as this young powerful, fresh and velvety Malbec. From a formidable unique landscape, this Argentine wine is a great wine from the Achaval Ferrer estate.

4. Enzo Valentin Bianchi – Cabernet Sauvignon – The rich varietal flavour of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape aged in new oak results in a balanced, velvety wine of good body and prominent character that makes it distinct. Excellent concentration of ripe fruit on the nose and palate, with a lingering concoction of cassis, chocolate, cherry and black pepper.

Vinoa is an interactive, guided wine tasting.

Each month, our members discover one of the world’s classic wine regions through 4 miniature bottles of exceptional wines.
Vinoa helps you discover a world of wine from the comfort of your home for just under £10 per month.

£9.99 per box, including free delivery.

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