We tried the Majestic Wine Italian Spring box – here’s how it went
As we (hopefully) enter the warmer months, many of us will be planning spring garden parties, dinner parties, or just enjoying the nice weather.
With sunnier days come seasonal drinks, and Majestic Wine has released its Italian Spring box as part of the Majestic Wine Club.
The box contains 12 bottles of Italian wine all ready for the spring season, to see if it’s worth it, we test one.
Italian Majestic Wine Box Review
Any day you have 12 bottles of wine arriving at your doorstep is a good day, so when the Majestic Wine Club box arrived, I couldn’t wait to put them to the test. Wine Club members receive such joyful deliveries every season. It’s the perfect way to discover new wines and regions.
The box I received was the Discovery Case, and it contained 6 reds and 6 whites:
- Casa Lisa ‘Pagus’ Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi Doc
- Fuedo Antico Pecorino Biologico
- Cavazza Pinot Grigio
- Cantina Di Monteforte ‘Clivus’ Soave Classico Doc
- Cantina Puiatti Friulano
- Corte Ilba ‘1697’ Organic Grillo
- Corvezzo ‘La Traversata’ Organic Montepulciano D’Abruzzo Doc
- Nicosia Nerello Mascalese
- Tenuta Olim Bauda ‘Era’ Barbera D’Asti DOCG
- Cantina Valpantena ‘Saveroni’ Corvina
- Castelsina Chianti DOCG
- A6mani ‘Lifili’ Negroamaro
All of the wines are delicious and incredibly unique, and while we certainly had our favorites, the box as a whole is a must for wine lovers this spring.
Starting with the whites, Cantina Puiatti Friulano was top of the list for us. A beautifully refreshing wine known as Sauvignon Vert. It has citrus and floral notes and we really enjoyed a bit of sunshine with a glass of this.
Then the Cantina Di Monteforte ‘Clivus’ Soave Classico Doc. One of Italy’s most famous wines, this wine is a blend of Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave grapes.
The Casa Lisa ‘Pagus’ Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi Doc was another white favorite, with a nice refreshing bottle with citrus notes. The description says to enjoy it with thin slices of Prosscuitto, which we certainly did.
The Cavazza Pinot Grigio had a much stronger taste, with floral, citrus and green apple characteristics.
Another star of white wines, the Fuedo Antico Pecorino Biologico is best enjoyed with a green salad. Citrus, mango and peach notes make this a perfect spring wine.
Last but not least of the white wines is the Corte Ilba ‘1697’ Organic Grillo. A wine with Sicilian roots, it is made from Grillo grapes that are chilled once picked to retain their flavor. This leaves a smooth texture with savory undertones, balanced by citrus aromas.
A personal favorite of Castelsina Chianti DOCG red wines. Having stayed at a local winery on a cheap trip years ago, it was nice to reminisce. Recommended to accompany a pizza, how not to do it?
Nicosia Nerello Mascalese is another Sicilian wine. It is almost exclusive to Etna – Europe’s most active volcano – making it an incredibly unique and must-try wine. We enjoyed the flavor of sweet spices and red fruits.
Corvezzo ‘La Traversata’ organic Montepulciano D’Abruzzo Doc is made from one of the most important red grape varieties of central and eastern Italy. The aromas of blackberry, red cherry and liquorice are powerful and make up this wine grading at 14°.
Tenuta Olim Bauda ‘Era’ Barbera D’Asti DOCG definitely benefits from some breathing space. After just 20 minutes the bold taste was fully developed and the dark fruit, chocolate and sweet spice flavors were appreciated.
Another red favorite was the Cantina Valpantena ‘Saveroni’ Corvina. With no oak, all of the flavor is focused on vibrant fruit characteristics, making for a refreshing, easy-drinking wine.
Finally, the A6mani ‘Lifili’ Negroamaro, a bold 13.5% ABV wine with characteristics of cassis, ripe fruit and spice. Negroamaro translates to “black, bitter” which reflects its deep color.
The Discovery Box costs £99 and can be purchased from Majestic’s website. For another taste of Italy, you can also sign up for the Tour Case or the Grand Tour Case.
Elizabeth Kelly, Master of Wine and Wine Buyer at Majestic, said: “Food and wine are a heavenly marriage and we hope our new Italian Spring Suitcase will help people discover how the two can be best enjoyed together. Each crate has been specially curated by us, working with our expert buyers and amazing Italian producers to give members the chance to try new wines not available anywhere else.
All wines in the Italian Discovery Box are sold exclusively on Majestic Wine. To register for the box, go to the site here.