PORTUGAL : DOURO
Field Blend: Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional,Tinta Roriz, TInta Barroca
FULL-BODIED, DARK FRUIT, PLUM, PIPE TOBACCO, CHOCOLATE, MINERAL, USED OAK
“Lacrau” (meaning “scorpion” in Portuguese) relies on the four main grape varietals used for Port production, each sourced from different sites with mineral-rich brown schist soils. Neither overblown nor overripe, this bottle is proof of just how plush and silky a Douro blend can be, especially with a few years in the bottle. Drink now-2028.
FOOD PAIRING: Alcatra (Portuguese Pot Roast)
ITALY : PROSECCO : TREVISIO
LIGHT-BODIED, DRY, CRISP, WILD APPLE, FLORAL, HONEY, NO OAK
Tullia is another of our all-time favorite dry-yet-fruity affordable bubbles! Straw yellow in color, with an intensely fruity and fresh bouquet reminiscent of spear wood flowers, wisteria, wild apple, and mountain honey, plus a fine and persistent perlage... honestly, what’s not to love about it?
FOOD PAIRING: Strawberry Stuffed French Toast
$15NEW ZEALAND : MARLBOROUGH
FRANCE : LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON
MEDIUM BODIED, ROUND, EASY, WHITE FRUIT, NO OAK
USA : CALIFORNIA
DRY, MEDIUM BODIED, DARK FRUIT, SMOOTH