Natalie MacLean's Wines of the Week for Mar. 13, 2017
Published Monday, March 13, 2017 4:26PM EDT
Veneto D.O.C., Italy
Generous oak is well woven with rich black fruit. Savoury, dark and delicious with full-bodied weight and incredible concentration of flavour. Long finish. Great wine. Pair with rich meat dishes.
Côtes Catalanes, Southwest I.G.P., France
Juicy and full-bodied with very supple and smooth and juicy. Lots of fleshy blackberry aromas and flavours. Great value, quality and taste for the price. Pair with pork tenderloin.
Creek Shores, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario VQA, Canada
Lots of wet stone and petrol on the nose that gives way to brilliant lemon sunshine zest on the palate. Medium-bodied and vibrant with juicy mouth-watering acidity for seafood.
Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
A terrific, lovely white with floral and white peach notes. Lots of toasty oak. Summer day wine on a back deck or quiet dock. Close your eyes and breathe in happiness.
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Beautiful concentration of lemon essence! Here's a dessert wine that's not cloying sweet, and will be perfect with lemon or poppy seed cake. Oh yum. Muscat grapes thrive in clay and volcanic, which brings out the floral essence in them and the finished wine, especially in dessert styles. The rolling hills of north-eastern Hungary provide excellent drainage for the vines planted on their slopes.