Cantina Zaccagnini Montepulciano D'abruzzo Tralcetto 2015
Intense violet robe. Aromas of plum and ripe blackberry. Each sip delivers a mouthful of ripe berries, leather and black pepper with subtle hints of oregano, dried herbs and a touch of vanilla; all leading to a dry and supple finish. Food Pairings: Assertive, full-flavored "country style" cooking such as: venison or rabbit stew; ossobuco; roast leg of lamb; spaghetti puttanesca; pasta with sausage, pepper and onions; roast duck with green peppercorn sauce.
Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva Selección Especial 2011This is one of those vintages which is great to drink from the start without detracting in the least its potential for laying down for the future. These wines amaze you with their great flavour from the first sip, the seemingly precocious integration of the tannins, the freshness of their "Atlantic" features interwoven with the more mature "Mediterranean" character. If we look for the words to describe the wine we can come up with ripe fruit, without reaching the dried fruit stage, mainly small red berries and plums, followed by balsamic notes, especially mint and liquorice, and then, right at the end, hints of spices in the pepper, clove and vanilla range gently coming through. In retro-olfaction spices like tobacco and vanilla make a strong impression. Then, very subtle milky nuances evolve, followed by noble leather. All perfectly integrated in glorious harmony. A very pleasant mouth-feel with the sweetness of fine lees, pastries and soft, noble tannin.
Casanova di Neri Ir Rosso 2015
Honoro Vera Garnacha 2016The grapes come from vineyards, 30-40 years old, with yields of 2T/Ha and located high on the hillsides, 700-900 metres above sea level. The vineyards are planted in mainly decomposed slate and gravely clay soils. The fermentation was carried out in small stainless steel tanks for 15 days at temperetures below 27oC, and then spent a short period of two months in French oak barrels. It exhibits greater aromatic complexity, richness with mineral and blueberry notes leading to a savory and spicy wine nicely balanced and very easy to drink. FOOD PAIRINGS Rice, pasta (noodles, spaghetti, macaroni), white and blue fish, goat cheese, cold meat, vegetables, lentil soup, peas, mushroom, beef, chicken, roast meat, red and white grill meat. SERVICE TEMPERATURE 14 - 16 oC
Pacherhof Pinot Grigio 2015Color: Bright straw-yellow color with greenish hues. Bouquet: The nose is rich of fruity aromas with impressions of apple, candied pear, and almonds. When fully mature, overtones of nuts and honey are noticeable. Flavor: On the palate the wine is silky and juicy, with a good structure and a round and harmonious finish, thanks to aging in oak barrels. Pairings: Ruländer Pinot Grigio goes extremely well with light starters, cold cuts, fish and seafood. Ideal also with egg and mushrooms recipes.
Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 2014Appearance: The initial ruby red gradually shades into warmer, less intense shades as the wine ages. Nose: The faintly tousled woodland fragrances of the wine's first year mature with ageing into a complex, elegant bouquet proffering distinct whiffs of violets that fuse well with the tertiary notes of spiciness contributed by cask conditioning. Palate: Warm, dried and beautifully poised, with a restrained background note of plums and an aristocratic hint of oak.
Salt of the Earth Flore de Moscato 2017Staff Selection for Best Buy - I love this wine because it reminds me of pomegranates, raspberries and apples with just a touch of spritz. It is refreshing and gentle with only 7.5% alcohol. I find it mysteriously addictive! I love it with chocolate covered strawberries. - D'Arcy Barrett Winery Notes - Salt of the Earth Moscatos taste unlike any other Moscato because they are made unlike any other Moscato. We use superior Muscat grape varieties that are handled with care from the time they are grown to the moment they become wine. That’s why Moscato fans go out of their way to find Flore de Moscato and Moscato Rubino – they just haven’t tasted anything this good before.