A while back, Party and I received a breathtakingly striking bottle of Vins Gagliardi L'Engarran. Designed by video-game producer American McGee and award-wining artist Ken Wong, this wine is a must-have for any geek's collection, but will be wonderfully appreciated by many others too. The first in a series of "dark fairytales," this label features Rapunzel on a bottle of L'Engarran. A mix of 30% Cabernet Franc, 22% Syrah, 15% Merlot and 33% Carignan grapes, the wine is a rich dark red with bold berry flavors and a hint of vanilla.
I love that the winery started out trying to juxtapose a passion for art with a passion for wine, but now they've realized that an American McGee label will sell itself. What do you think, would you buy it just for the label? It's $18 and I personally think it's a great conversation starter and an awesome gift for the right person.
If you like this one, Vins Gagliardi has just introduced the second in the series. Chateau Du Charnay - which features a dark Little Red Riding Hood - is a Macon Rouge, Red Burgandy Wine that will be available soon.