Wine & Classical Music Box

Wine & Classical Music Box

GFG presents a Christmas Selection of 6 wines paired with 6 seasonal classical albums, curated by Dustin Peters, Toronto-based composer and GFG’s newest portfolio expert.

 

Featuring 4 yuletide reds and two festive whites, give them away or gift yourself a cup of cheer in the spirit of the season - good music is wine turned to sound*!  (*Ella Wheeler Wilcox)

 

🎶“Christmas with Leontyne Price” showcases the singer’s vibrant, glowing soprano, and the Vienna Philharmonic under Herbert von Karajan. Price’s commanding, luscious voice conjures images of molten gold and royal purple hues. The alluring minerality of ‘La Spécial’ Carignan from Château Valcombe (Southern Rhône 2016), with jammy red fruit and mediterranean herbal notes, is complex and lengthy with overtones of chocolate and cherry - a perfect compliment to Leontyne and the season.

 

🎶Concerto Köln’s recording of JS Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” is given a taught and zippy reading under Ralf Otto. Running about 3 hours, the work means to accompany the major feasts of the season. Accompany one of your own feasts with our food-friendly Rully ‘Les Cailloux’ from Domaine Rois-Mages (Burgundy - Côte Chalonnaise, 2016). Cheerful acidity imparts notes of green and yellow apple and citrus; deeper complexity reveals buttered toast. Rich, soft and oily in texture, this 100% chardonnay is an elegant match for poultry and creamy sauces.

 

🎶Tchaikovsky’s perennial favourite “The Nutcracker” contains many food inspired dances; “Coffee/Arabian Dance”, “Chocolate/Spanish Dance”, “Mother Ginger” and the famous “Sugar Plum Fairy”. Valery Gergiev and the Kirov Orchestra give an authentic Russian sound to this holiday indulgence. Vibrant tones of strawberry jam, cassis and black cherry found in Chateau La Fleur des Graves Rouge are an instinctive match! Cinnamon and cedar offer spicy notes to round out this fruity and savoury Merlot-dominant Bordeaux blend (2018).

 

🎶Respighi’s pastoral “Lauda per la Natività del Signore” spotlights the nativity manger; images of shepherds and flocks are abundant in this off-the-beaten-path seasonal work by a master orchestrator. The City of London Sinfonia under Richard Hickox perform so vividly, you can almost smell the barnyard. From the GFG stables, Boschis Francesco’s Dogliani Superiore ‘Vigna Dei Prey’ presents good sugar concentration and excellent structure with lively acidity in this 2016 rosso from Piedmont. Earthy blueberries and blackberries with firm tannins are balanced by a refreshing palate in this bright and concentrated dolcetto. 

 

🎶“A Spanish Nativity”; Spanish Renaissance acapella music sung with intense purity and genuine intimacy by Stile Antico. Alternating solemn and lofty moments with folky dance-like numbers, this album is devoutly contemplative yet exuberant. Pure, genuine and authentic is this 2017 blanco Brut Réserva from Maset Cava. Referencing the Catalan word for ‘nude’ (nu), this sparkler proudly bares all: apple, pear and orange-blossom, brioche, hazelnuts and honey with creamy well-integrated bubbles and a long finish.

 

🎶“Christmastide - Jessye Norman” (Cond: Robert de Cormier) is the American soprano’s grand and larger-than-life Christmas Card to the season. ‘Majestic’, ‘theatrical’, ‘dramatic’, ‘intense’ not only describes Norman’s voice and this album, but also the big-and-bold Cabernet Sauvignon by Crosby Roamann from Napa Valley (2017). Everything you’re expecting from an opulent California Cab - plushy plum, sous bois notes, vanilla and cocoa opulence - is very well represented. A somehow operatic wine just this side of being overblown and grandiloquent. 

  • Bottles

    🥂Maset Cava (nu) Brut

    💛Domaine Rois-Mages Rully ‘Les Cailloux’  

    ❤️ Boschis Francesco’s Dogliani Superiore ‘Vigna Dei Prey’

    ❤️Château Valcombe ‘La Spécial’ Carignan

    ❤️ Crosby Roamann Cabernet Sauvignon

    ❤️ Chateau La Fleur des Graves Rouge

  • Shipping Info

    With Angel Wings we fly our wine to your doorstep for contactless delivery. Our cherubs are driving all over Ontario to bring our bottles to you.

    *Just a reminder to make your holiday wine purchases early so we can deliver in time!

C$275.00Price