Candy Pairing Collection

Your heart shaped chocolate box or bag of conversation hearts has met their match with this curated collection.

Tasting notes, pairings, and more for all of the wines in your box are shown below. Scroll down to learn about each of the wines.

Wines

Vintage

2018

Region

Rueda, Spain

Grapes

100% Verdejo

Tasting notes

A crispy, herbaceous and mineral-rich wine. Lively with crisp white peach and zesty lime notes all surrounding a clean core.

Pairs with

Pasta salads, paella, caprese skewers, early evening walks.

Interesting fact

Ruth and Ana, the two De Andres sisters, are polar opposites. Ruth is the winemaker. She studied chemistry and enology in Spain, while Ana is the project manager who runs the day to day operations.

Vintage

2018

Region

La Mancha, Spain

Grapes

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting notes

The full bodied Cabernet fruit shines with red currant and raspberry aromas surrounding a strawberry led palate with a hint of sweetness.

Pairs with

This wine is often served at the winery alongside a giant dish of paella. Most rice dishes, especially those with a good amount of spice, are a great match

Interesting fact

La Mancha is an arid yet fertile elevated plateau south of Madrid. The name is derived from the Arab word 'al-mansha' or 'the dry land.'

Vintage

2014

Region

La Mancha, Spain

Grapes

Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting notes

Earthy vanilla and ripe blackberry and plum are framed by cigar box like space and sweet hints of toffee and nutmeg. At almost a decade old, this true Reserva wine drinks with complexity and grace.

Pairs with

Crock pot roasts, mature cheeses, grilled steak and mashed potatoes

Interesting fact

With the 1965 harvest, the Estola brand was launched, the flagship of the winery and the first Reserve wine in La Mancha, which very soon would attract the attention of the specialist critics and personalities. FYI: a Gran Reserva has been aged for at least 5 years, with at least 18 months in oak.

Vintage

2020

Region

Veneto, Italy

Grapes

100% Garganega

Tasting notes

A crisp and mineral nose with jasmine, slate and white grapefruit. The palate is fresh and fruity with asian pear, white peach and underripe melon. A little almond paste and lime zest on the crisp, snappy finish.

Pairs with

Ceviche, fish tacos, white pizza, pasta with olive oil and herbs

Interesting fact

Veneto is home to the famous sparking wine of Italy - Prosecco!