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Magnum Wine Bottles, Ideal for Gifting

“With double the volume of a standard wine bottle, the Magnum format houses 1.5 liters of some of the world’s greatest wines. There are so many reasons for choosing to gift a wine in Magnum format! First and foremost: these bottles are made to age. Their physical properties include a lower ullage (air to wine surface ratio), allowing the wine inside to age more slowly and develop greater complexity over time. Additionally, the thicker glass better protects the precious liquid inside from temperature changes and damaging ultraviolet light. Simply put, wines meant to age do it best in Magnum format.

Second: since they are expensive to produce and often contain the best wine of any given vintage, most wineries release only a few such bottles each year, making them uniquely rare. And finally: because of its superior size, gifting a Magnum format means gifting celebration, the chance to fully enjoy life’s special moments with those who matter most. Millesima is uniquely positioned to offer you one of the largest selections of Magnums in the country. These are bottles built to stand out as truly memorable, eye-catching gifts and ideal centerpieces for any collection.

Ruinart, Brut Rose

Brut Rose, Champagne, France

Blending 55% Pinot Noir from the Marne Valley and Montagne de Reims with 45% Chardonnay from the Montagne de Reims and Cote des Blancs, the Ruinart Brut Rosé is a classic example of a celebrated style. In the glass, this Non-Vintage rosé champagne displays a gorgeous coral-pink color, and a persistent strand of fine bubbles. Refreshing aromas of crunchy red fruit, especially cherries, mingle with subtler nuances of rose and pomegranate on the nose. On the palate, the Brut Rosé shows exceptional finesse and class, delivering hints of citrus and menthol on a lively and refined finish. As a Magnum, it will make for the perfect gift… Because a standard bottle of champagne just never seems like enough!

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Villa Sparina, Gavi 2018

Villa Sparina
Gavi 2018, Piedmont, Italy

While the Piedmont region of Italy may best be known for prestigious red wines like Barolo and Barbaresco, the tiny Gavi appellations produces true gems in white, in an unparalleled boutique style. Made from 100% Cortese, the native white grape of the region, the Gavi 2018 by Villa Sparina offers a resplendent bouquet of white flowers, citrus and peach on the nose, followed by a pleasant bitter almond finish. On the palate, this wine is surprisingly rich in texture, with a snappy acidity and flinty minerality that will allow it to pair effortlessly with marinated olives, fresh seafood or herby pasta dishes like spaghetti with basil pesto. A fantastic gift idea for a white wine lover who likes exploring new varieties and styles.

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Weingut Donnhoff, Riesling Kreuznacher Kahlenberg Trocken 2016

Weingut Donnhoff
Riesling Kreuznacher Kahlenberg Trocken 2016, Nahe, Germany

This exceptional dry Riesling hails from one of the top vineyard sites of Germany’s Nahe region, a site famous for wines with a highly sought-after spicy note on the palate. Made from vines planted in gravelly conglomerate soils in the warmer part of the valley, this Donnhoff Riesling offers a warmer and denser bouquet than average. On the nose, aromas of ripe yellow apples and guava are further enhanced by delicate smoky touches. This is a full-bodied and beautifully well-rounded Riesling with great finesse and grip on the palate, followed by a crisp, citrus-scented finish. With enough structure and acidity to pair with a wide range of fine foods, this German Riesling will make for a wonderful gift for the gourmet wine lover.

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Domaine Bois de Boursan, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015

Domaine Bois de Boursan
Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015, Rhone Valley, France

This stunning, old-fashioned Chateauneuf-du-Pape blends 65% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah and 5% other grape varieties of the Southern Rhone Valley to create a wine with a remarkably generous spirit. The nose exudes a wide spectrum of ripe red and black fruit aromas, along with spicy, truffle-touched and earthy nuances. The 2015 vintage will be remembered for its warmth and generosity, lending considerable density to the palate. Nevertheless, this wine also reveals a refreshing acidity, which will allow it to age beautifully for many more years to come. This is a traditional and classic Chateauneuf with unparalleled value for price, the ideal gift for any wine collector.

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Silver Oak Cellars, Napa Vallay 'Cabernet Sauvignon' 2015

Silver Oak Cellars
Napa Vallay 'Cabernet Sauvignon' 2015, California, USA

From an estate that has long served as a standard-bearer for classic Napa Cab comes this all-American red produced from a Left Bank Bordeaux blend. The 2015 vintage pours forth rich aromas of blackberry, Maraschino cherry, black currant and plum, mingling with black pepper, black tea and cloves. The palate reveals silky-smooth and luscious tannins, along with a mouthwatering acidity. A 24-month aging period in American oak lends expertly integrated touches of toasted vanilla and brown sugar to this wine, which ends in a very long and expressive finish. This powerful Californian Cabernet will evolve beautifully over the next two decades, especially in Magnum format. An unforgettable gift idea for any classic wine lover!

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Hubert Lignier, Nuits-Saint-Georges Village 'Les Poisets' 2014

Hubert Lignier
Nuits-Saint-Georges Village 'Les Poisets' 2014, Burgundy, France

The Hubert Lignier estate based in Morey-Saint-Denis is known by Burgundy-lovers around the world for its deep, complex and pensive Pinot Noir wines. The fruit is grown with organic and biodynamic practices, and then treated to a light-touch, minimal-intervention winemaking to produce wines that allow the terroir to shine through in the glass. The Nuits St Georges Villages “Les Poisets” comes from vines planted in the 1950’s. On the nose, this vibrant red Burgundy expresses alluring aromas of juicy blackberries, black raspberries, violets and game. Following a pure attack, the palate presents a fine core and remarkably smooth tannins, leading to a complex finish. A must-have Burgundy, ideal for gifting!

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Altesino, Brunello di Montalcino 2016

Brunello di Montalcino 2016

Wild cherry, dried raspberry, violet and chocolate aromas flood the nose of this bold Brunello di Montalcino, made from the flagship Sangiovese grape of this Tuscan appellation. The widely-respected Altesino estate produces this Brunello in a classic style, aging it in 30 hL casks of Slavonian oak, which tames its grippy tannins. Swirling the wine reveals more red fruit, spiced cranberries and pomegranate, along with earthier, savory tones like bramble and bay leaf. With its tight yet silky tannins and energetic acidity, this Italian red will age beautifully for at least a decade longer. A rare and sought-after Magnum for gifting, hailing from one of Italy’s most prestigious wine regions.

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