This weeks wine tasting ! February 24th
So most of you are now familiar with the wines we chose for the Top 10 of 2016, but there were so many quality wines that didn't make the list ! So this week we are presenting some of the VERY honorable mentions that almost made it to the Top 10.
- Cune "Semi-Dulce" Blanco- $16.25 plus tax.
This is a brand new product for us from the successful Cune line. It is a semi-sweet white wine from Spain, light and lovely, but with enough of an acid structure to keep to fresh and very lively! I fully expect this wine to be very popular when patio season comes aound.
- Seebrich Spatlese Trocken- $20.95 plus tax.
German Riesling is beautiful, but sometimes doesn't get the attention it deserves. This offering by Seebrich is presented dry, and is changing the way that many of our customers think about German Riesling. This wine is incredible with food, and another expected summer blockbuster for when the weather warms up.
- Movia Puro- $32.95 plus tax.
This is one of the most interesting sparkling wines i have ever had! 100% Pinot Noir (rose) from Slovenia, produced entirely organic, and the current release is 2006?? Yes please! To top it all off, this wine has not been disgorged, so all the natural yeasts that would have been removed in Champagne or Cava, are still in the bottle, adding complexity and furthering its age-ability.
Check out this video for proper disgorging technique, its worth every bit of effort! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV-mVdhSLSc
- Fattoria Di Petroio Mandorlo- $18.95 plus tax.
This is an absolute steal for $18.95, we think maybe the best deal for Italian Sangiovese in the shop. Super classic expression, with a lighter body, and loads of character, and light floral notes. Delicious !
- Annie's Lane Shiraz- $19.95 plus tax.
A big Aussie Shiraz with exceptional balance. Lots of ripe plum and blackberry, hints of spice and great length on the pallet. Another wine of great value for the price point !