Love wine? Love Assassin's Creed? Why not try Assassin's Creed wine?
Ubisoft is working with winemaker Lot18 to release a special wine collection based on characters from the Assassin's Creed series. From Aveline de Grandpre to Altair, there's a wine for each of your favorites, with a specially designed label to bring it all together.
Here's the company's official description of what it has on offer:
- 2017 Aveline de Grandpré Appellation Côtes du Rhône Contrôlée
Just as Aveline is the ultimate social chameleon, this French white blend is infinitely versatile, deftly tackling various food pairings and displaying different characteristics each time. The wine can be buoyant or rich, depending on the match — let it liberate your senses and challenge all that you know.
- 2017 Arno Dorian Qualitätswein Niederösterreich Zweigelt
Often misunderstood, Arno struggles with finding his way in the world, despite his pure intentions. Similarly, Zweigelt remains an obscure grape for many, but one sip will show you why it’s so popular in Austria. Vibrant flavors of plum, morello cherry and violet abound, revealing a romantic core that ultimately shines through.
- 2017 Altaïr Ibn-La’ahad Loire Valley IGP Cabernet Franc
Displaying impressive finesse and flavors of red currant and savory herbs, this red is the embodiment of Altaïr. The Cabernet Franc grape tends to mature quickly, just as Altaïr became the youngest to obtain the rank of Master Assassin. Take a leap of faith with this dynamic wine and be reformed in your tastes forever.
- 2015 Bayek of Siwa Spanish Tempranillo
Only a variety as ancient as Tempranillo, thought to have given rise to Spanish wine as we know it today, could represent the character of Bayek, whose tenets for the Hidden Ones organization are the basis for the Assassin’s Creed. Here’s a ripe, full-bodied and remarkable example that’s as special as an Apple of Eden.
- 2016 Connor Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon
Sometimes the most intriguing creations are born from forging the old and the new. Such is the case with this New World take on Cabernet Sauvignon and namesake for the complicated character of Ratonhnhake:ton, aka Connor. Extremely complex, yet pleasing and balanced, this is a wine that has something for everyone.
- 2015 Ezio Auditore Super Tuscan Red Blend
Sourced from Ezio’s birthplace of Tuscany, this red is charming and charismatic, like the Renaissance hero himself, displaying flavors of cherry and red plum on the palate. It’s an enchanting Super Tuscan that will make you believe in the enlightened perfection that the Assassins know humans are capable of achieving.
One thing of note is that there isn't an Assassin's Creed Odyssey nod in the collection, though it may simply be that these wines were in the works before the game was completed.
You can order the collection, which actually isn't prohibitively expensive, via the Lot18 website for $192 for the full case and $20 a bottle otherwise. It probably isn't going to be the most quality wine you've ever tasted, but it's certainly a unique gift for anyone who loves the series dearly and enjoying a glass of wine, too.
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I mean, they are French.
These games already put me to sleep, I don't need alcohol to help with that.