Cuculo’s Winter Mixed Cases

Three mixed wine cases, each accompanied by tasting notes, pairing suggestions, and fascinating tidbits about what you’re drinking.

Cuculo Classics – £65 or £120 for two of each Six accessible and memorable wines; our best-sellers.

Winter Warmers – £95 or £185 An adventurous selection that bring out the beauty of their regions.

Aficionado’s Choice – £265 or £510 – A celebration of Italy’s very best, from iconic producers.

See below to find out what’s inside your case…



  • Description

    Did you know that the mixed wine case was originally invented in 1893 by Noël vin Chalice? He wanted enough wine for Christmas without making several trips to the wine emporium. This is not one of the facts that you’ll find accompanying the wines in your case, because we made it up.

    But what is true is that the holidays should entail some of the best wine you’ve had all year. Our expert in-store guidance and wine tours are here to help you explore and find your favourite Italian wines. However, we wanted a way to guarantee that what’s on your table this year is top-notch.

    The exploration has been done for you as the historic ingenuity of Italy is showcased in this eclectic selection of bottles. A tour of its famous regions, in a box.

    Good wine is for everyone, so we designed three cases for three different budgets:

    Cuculo Classicsour consistently popular wines, selected by our customers. £65 or £120 for two of each

    Winter Warmers each bottle hailing from a different region, and not afraid to show off. £95 or £185

    Aficionado’s Choice – famous, age-worthy wines of eminent producers. £265 or £510

    Find out what was created when, after 100 years of making only one wine, a producer started experimenting. Learn about the ancient Greek legend that gives a Chianti producer’s cellar its mystery. Or see just how well a fomer chemist can make a Prosecco rosé. These Christmas wine cases come with accessible tasting notes, pairing suggestions, and fun tidbits.

    A mixed case from Cuculo is not only a treat for your wine rack, but a lovely gift for any wine lover.

  • Cuculo Classics

    With the help of our customers, we’ve compiled our six most popular wines into a case which offers an excellent and accessible introduction to what Italy has to offer.

    £65 for six / £120 for twelve

    • “Radise” Prosecco Superiore DOCG Extra Dry Non-Vintage by San Martino

    Well-balanced and delicately aromatic, a distinctly appealing Prosecco.

    • Pinot Grigio delle Venezie DOC 2020 by Natale Verga

    This crisp and delicate Pinot Grigio, with aromas of apple and an alluring nutty flavour, is a sublime aperitif.

    • “Ciello Bianco” Catarratto 2020 by Normanno

    Our best selling white wine, this dry & refreshing Sicilian Catarratto is unfiltered for a chalky opacity and creamy citrus flavours.

    • Langhe DOC 2018 Rosato by Tenuta La Volta Cabutto

    Deep ruby in colour and with intense red berry notes, this juicy and fruit-driven rosé (or rosato) is made from the Nebbiolo grape, like the fine wine Barolo.

    • “Le Salare” Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC 2020 by Fratelli Barba

    Our best selling wine, this full-bodied and velvety Montepulciano is so easy to drink, and a real crowd-pleaser.

    • “Macrame” Puglia IGT Primitivo 2019 by I Pàstini

    A popular choice at our pizza nights, a bold and intense Primitivo with juicy black fruit flavours and hints of vanilla and cocoa.

  • Winter Warmers

    When you’re ready to to dig deeper into Cuculo’s extensive catalogue, this sumptuous variety exhibits the adventure that’s possible. Each bottle represents a different famous winemaking region of Italy. Diverse, eminent, delectable!

    £95 for six / £185 for twelve

    • “San Fermo”  Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG Non-Vintage by Bellenda

    A superb Prosecco; delicate, subtly aromatic, and perfectly balanced. Delights the nose with a refined, typical bouquet.

    • Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOC Bianco 2020 by Terredora di Paolo

    “Tears of Christ”, grown on the slopes of Monte Vesuvio, is a wine poised exquisitely between refreshing acidity and ripe fruit complexity.

    • “Il Gruccione” Lugana DOC 2020 by Nunzio Ghiraldi

    Il Gruccione hails from the shores of Lake Garda, showing the pepper, spice, and citrus perfume that is classic Lugana. Savoury with a touch of spritz, and a bracing, almost salty acidity – simply delicious.

    • Langhe DOC 2019 by Tenuta La Volta Cabutto

    From the same vineyards as Cabutto’s famous Barolo, this elegant and powerful Nebbiolo delivers warm winter spices balanced delightfully by red cherries and raspberries.

    • Chianti DOCG 2019 by Camperchi

    Camperchi, meaning “fields of Hercules”, produces this splendid expression of unoaked Sangiovese, with small portions of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. A classic and dynamic Chianti.

    • “Montessu” Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2018 by Agricola Punica

    Produced as a joint venture between several prestigious winemakers, this complex, Carignan-dominant blend is Sardinia’s ultimate winter warmer, and our Wine of the Month for December.

  • Aficionado's Choice

    The contents of this case celebrate the most revered appellations displayed on our shelves. For the discerning enthusiast, we have selected each bottle not only as an embodiment of its region’s spirit, but the passion of its winemakers.

    Drinking exceptionally this year, but will persist with age.

    £265 for six / £510 for twelve

    •  “Baccarat” Prosecco DOC Rosé 2020 by Zucchetto

    From the century-long Zucchetto family tradition, this precise blend of 86% Glera with 14% Pinot Noir is decidedly the highest tier of the Prosecco quality hierarchy.

    • “I Palchi Foscarino Grande Cuvée” Soave Classico DOC 2019 by Stefano Inama

    Stefano Inama makes no secret of his admiration for White Burgundy, and by utilising the volcanic soil of the ancient grape-growing region, he has crafted a uniquely Venetian equivalent with this 100% Garganega Soave Classico, of which supreme elegance is its defining characteristic.

    • “Batàr” Toscana IGT 2018 by Querciabella

    Querciabella enjoys a cult following for their Super Tuscans and Chianti Classico, and this white Super Tuscan is no exception, recognised by critics around the world as one of Italy’s iconic wines and “a dream of a white” for its unrivalled textural beauty and vibrant minerality that reveal gracefully over time.

    • “Lecinquevigne” Barolo DOCG 2013 by Damilano

    From five optimally-positioned vineyards, Damilano ensure both longevity and readiness. 2013 is among Barolo’s best vintages, which is apparent in its ample and enveloping character, with a luxuriant softness and a long, persistent savour prevailing in the mouth.

    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015 by Collosorbo

    2015 is a year against which producers and critics compare more recent vintages for its ideal growing conditions. This bottle captures the tradition and essence of Brunello, upholding its global reputation as the purest expression of Sangiovese.

    • Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Riserva 2015 by Musella

    Musella is an accomplished biodynamic producer of Amarone, and this wine is one of the jewels in their crown. Made using the traditional appassimento method, the Riserva is beautifully balanced and rich. The cherries and spice on the nose persist through to the seemingly never-ending finish.

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