Natalie MacLean's Wines of the Week for Nov. 28, 2016
Published Monday, November 28, 2016 12:00PM EST
Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy
This Italian red wine hails from the Classico zone nestled in the centre of the Chianti region. It was awarded its DOC designation in 1716, though the wines have been made there since the 15th century (think Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo). A robust, tannic, acidic Italian red wine that's medium- to full-bodied and ideal for pasta in tomato sauce or spicy sausages. This wine is made from 100% Sangiovese grapes.
Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia
A full-bodied yet elegant Australian Cabernet from the cool climate region of Coonawarra. Aromas of blackberry and mint. Pair with a rare steak.
Sweetness: Extra Dry
A full-bodied Argentine white wine with attractive notes of green apple, butterscotch and toasty oak. The White Stones Chardonnay has a pale straw hue with some green accents. A clean, crisp finish finishes wraps this wine up nicely. Try it with roast chicken.
Lincoln Lakeshore, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
Light and subtle with some white melon not a lot of acidity. Fresh and soft. Nice aperitif sipping wine.
Montilla-Moriles D.O.P., Spain
This lovely sweet-style Pedro Ximenez Solera 1927 Sherry is not vintage dated but does have some wine from the 1927 vintages blended in. Dark-hued, rich and complex with aromas of fig jam, molasses and espresso. Great dessert wine.