A trio of wines from three countries for discovery!
In order to get off the beaten track, why not go and discover wines that have never been drunk before, which gives us the pleasure of discovering wines that open up our horizons and make us wonder. Here is a trio of wines from three countries to discover in my Sommelier’s Suggestions.
A trio of wines from three countries for discovery in white!
E. Guigal Côtes-du-Rhône 2021
Discovering the Southern Côtes-du-Rhône in white is an unusual adventure. Let yourself be charmed by a wine that illuminates and satisfies. A harmonious blend of white peach, apricot, ripe yellow apple and floral honeysuckle flavours, full-bodied and energetic, with great fullness and length. A perfect wine for cooler evenings! Trout rillettes, onion soup au gratin or vegetable gratin will be embellished. Warm!
- 60% Viognier
- 15% Roussanne
- 10% Marsanne
- 8 % Clairette
- 5% Bourboulenc
- 2% Grenache blanc
A trio of wines from three countries for discovery in rosé!
Malivoire Lady Bug Niagara 2021
Rediscover Canadian wines with a bright rosé from the Niagara Peninsula. A delight of flavours of red cherry, strawberries, black berry, wild apples, watermelon, pomegranate; it is slightly smoky and has that character of good Canadian wines. It is medium-bodied with a delicate bitterness on the finish. It is also certified as a sustainable wine. A perfect match for grilled vegetable pizza, beef kebabs, smoked or gravlax salmon or trout. Generous!
- 60% Cabernet franc
- 20% Gamay
- 20% Pinot noir
A trio of wines from three countries for discovery in red!
Masi Costasera Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2016
A change of scenery while strolling through the Veneto region, mission accomplished with this magnificent Amarone, from a prestigious Italian DOCG appellation in which appassimento is at the heart of the winemaking process. After drying for a few weeks on trellises or racks, the grapes are placed in oak tuns for a fermentation of about 40-50 days. The wine will then spend a few months to a few years in oak barrels. The result is an oratorio of slightly kirschy cherry, blackberry, even berry jelly, fig, plum, cocoa, cigar box, and tertiary aromas including dead leaves, damp earth, mushrooms; it’s unctuous, rich, dense, and long in the mouth. It calls for a grilled tomahawk, grilled vegetables! A wine for lovers of Northern Italy, it is a dream come true. Heady!
- 70% Corvina
- 25% Rondinella
- 5% de Molinara
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