PORTUGAL : DOURO
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Sousão
FULL-BODIED, BLACK CHERRY, EARTH, SPICE, SAVORY, FRENCH OAK
Owned and operated by Susana Lopes, and guided by legendary winemaker Luis Seabra, Muxagat was born from a desire to explore and experiment with the cooler, high-altitude Douro sub region of the Douro Superior. Minimalist winemaking, maximum flavor. Don’t sleep on this producer.
ECOLOGY : Practicing Organic
PAIR WITH : Porterhouse Steak
FRANCE : SOUTHWEST : VIN DE PAYS DES COTES DE GASCOGNE
50% Merlot, 50% Tannat
ARGENTINA : MENDOZA : LUJÁN DE CUYO / UCO VALLEY
FULL-BODIED, BLUE/BLACK FRUIT, HERBAL, CHOCOLATE, TOBACCO, LEATHER, OAK
Est. 1997 by the d'Aulan family (former owners of Piper-Heidsieck), Alta Vista aims to produce wines that express the best terroirs of Argentina, focusing on traditional varieties like Malbec and Torrontés (they produced the first single-vineyard Malbec in Argentina!). Structured and intense, the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon has deep black fruit aromas and smooth, rich tannins.
WINEMAKING : Aged 50% in lightly toasted French oak for 12 months + 6 months in bottle before release.
FARMING : Sustainable
PAIRING : Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
Italy : Tuscany : Maremma
Grenache , Mourvedre
MEDIUM BODIED, BLUE FRUIT, FRESH, SOFT TANNINS, FLORAL, NO OAK
Very expressive and floral in the nose with blueberry, black cherry and raspberry fruit braced with licorice and violet notes. Palate is fresh with soft tannins and very elegant long finish. Natural wine, no additives, aged in concrete egg.