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1st XV Case

Original price was: £120.00.Current price is: £90.00.

per case of 6

1st XV Red × 6

Sporting Wine Club has pleasure in announcing the launch of our first Portuguese wines. Iain Brown ‘Brownie’ owns Vihna do Falesia, a medal winning boutique vineyard near Lagos, in the western Algarve. The dramatic location of the vineyard, sweeping south to the Atlantic and sitting atop 100’ cliffs, is the most southerly vineyard in Portugal and also closest to the sea, delivering a subtle maritime influence to the wines.

The Wine: This Vinha do Falesia Tinto is a 2018 Vintage and is blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and local Touriga Nacional. The wine demonstrates a lovely colour concentration of ruby with garnet nuances. Its aromas reveal full, ripe fruit, red fruit jam and some aromatic herbs such as thyme and rosemary. A balanced yet concentrated red with long, smooth tannins…with a hint of the ocean.

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The XV and 1st XV labels come from Brownie’s long-term love and involvement in rugby, as with all of us. The 1st XV label is also inspired by the Ist XV Club (part of the Bath Rugby Foundation), a charity set up by David Trick ‘Tricky’ and co-founded by Brownie and 14 other individuals. The 1st XV Club is also actively supported by the Sporting Wine Club and its founder Simon Halliday ‘Hallers’, and proceeds from the sale of the 1st XV wines will be donated to the charity.

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per case of 6

1st XV Red


per bottle

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