Germany : Mosel : Saar : Niedermenniger Herrenberg
MEDIUM BODIED, RED FRUIT, HERBAL, MINERAL, FRESH, NEUTRAL OAK
Mosel might be a bit cold for a finicky grape like Pinot Noir but this bottling shows the potential. Aromas of tart bing cherry and fresh green herbs on the nose. Cranberry and wild strawberry mingle on the palate with accents of wood spice, smoke, and crunchy minerality.
Italy : Calabria : Ciro
MED-FULL BODIED, RED FRUIT, FLORAL, SMOKY, TANNINS, SOME OAK
Gaglioppo, a native variety to the Italian “boot”, is sometimes referred to the “Nebbiolo of the South”. The palate is rich, full and dominated by sweet fruit. Aromas of red cherry, cranberry and red roses that transfer to the palate, which has dusty tannins and a nice long finish. Umami galore!
SPAIN : GALICIA : RIBEIRA SACRA
MEDIUM BODIED, RED FRUIT, FLORAL, LIGHT, BRIGHT, NEUTRAL OAK
A hauntingly aromatic, pure, and delicately sculpted wine. Finely detailed fruit on the nose that recall wild cherry tinged with blood orange and wild herbs. On the palate, it’s lucid and tender and finishes long.
FOOD PAIRING: Poultry & Pork
FRANCE : SOUTHWEST : VIN DE PAYS DES COTES DE GASCOGNE
50% Merlot, 50% Tannat
MD-FULL BODIED, RED FRUIT, SPICE, SOFT TANNINS, BAKING SPICE, NO OAK
SPAIN : PRIORAT
50% Garnacha, 50% Samso
FULL BODIED, RED/BLACK FRUIT, SUPPLE, OAK PRESENT
Exotic, sweet, floral black cherry fruit nose. Lovely supple, sweet, smooth palate showing ripe black fruits with good definition and silky tannins.
FOOD PAIRING: Braised Meats & Barbeque