Colour: Clear with a light green hue.
Aroma: Delicate stone fruit aromas.
Taste: A melange of tropical fruit with elegant
pear and guava flavours followed by floral notes.
Medium- bodied and well-balance with a lingering aftertaste.
Maturation potential: The wine is ready to drink now,
but will develop further over the next two years.
Food pairing: Excellent served with starters, vegetable dishes
and salads, seafood, poultry and pâtés
Today I try a few sparkling wines from 3 different countries. Maybe not the best of the best but the options some people do not even know exist. I highlight Prosseco, Cava, and Sparkling Riesling (Sekt) Ladies and gentleman we have other options. (see the video) And stop calling them Champagne!!!
Garganega is a variety of white Italian wine grape widely grown in the Veneto region of North East Italy, particularly in the provinces of Verona and Vicenza. It is Italy's 6th most widely planted white grape
Throughout the Soave production zone Garganega is the principal grape variety though Trebbiano di Soave and Chardonnay are permitted in varying percentages. While most Soave is dry, still wine within the DOC zone a sparkling spumante style is permitted as is the passito Recioto style, that in 1998 was granted its own Recioto di Soave DOCG designation for grapes grown in the hilly region
An elegant expression of the world-renowned Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc its grapes are sourced from three premier Wairau Valley sub-regions, bringing distinct and consistent characteristics to every vintage.
Ripe and Juicy tropical fruits, rich stone fruit and fresh cut lime combined with notes of fresh picked summer herbs
Lois (rhymes with choice) is named after the village of Langenlois where Fred Loimer’s winery is located. The wine is produced from contracted growers who are in conversion to organic viticulture. Pale yellow color, this wine is purely aromatic and lively! Lovely aromas of fresh apples and citrus, this wine surprises on the palate with great spice components as well as exotic fruit and a refreshing acidity
Varietal composition: 100% Grüner Veltliner
Fermentation container: Stainless steel tanks
Length of fermentation: 14-30 days
Fermentation temperature: 68 °F
Type of aging container: Stainless steel tanks
Today I change up my wine reviews with a local tastings at Niko's Wine Corner for their weekly wine tasting. We record live to get not only the atmosphere but get the feel of live tasting to see if it is worth doing it again. The presenter interacts with others while presenting wine to all of us and I let him give you the details. We speak to Zane Crist from the Atlanta beverage wine and spirits about the selections he brought along. (illuminati and Ammunition wineries) and give us his insight on the history on these wines and vinyards. See youtube video for images and website links
Tuesday Night Red is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, and a truly pleasant example at this price. Though typically assertive in flavor as Cabernet is, this one is gentle in style: black fruits, and a slightly ripe fruit edge in the nose and on the palate, with a touch of black licorice and pepper. There is still a freshness to the black currant-like taste, and a soft balance between the acids and natural tannins. This is not a porterhouse steak and cigar type Cabernet, but the beef food pairing is still hard to beat - for this bottle, on a Tuesday night, maybe a great grilled burger with sharp cheddar and caramelized onions instead