Natalie MacLean's Wines of the Week - August 10, 2020
Published Monday, August 10, 2020 2:29PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, August 25, 2020 2:35PM EDT
Terra d'Aligi Tatone Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2016, Inniskillin Niagara Estate Pinot Noir 2019, Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier Dom Off-Dry Riesling 2016, Tegernseerhof Grüner Veltliner 2017, Joseph Cattin Brut Rosé Crémant D'alsace
Terra d'Aligi Tatone Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2016
Abruzzo D.O.C., Italy
A beautiful Montepulciano D'abruzzo vibrant with grippy tannins. Full-bodied and earthy with layers of ripe red berry, dark berry fruit, dark chocolate flavours with a lingering smoky and spicy finish. The wine was aged 24 months in Slavonian oak barrels. The wine was first produced in 1997, by Carlo and Adriano Spinelli. Tatone is the local word for "grandfather," and the name given to the wine because it reflected the strength and authority of their grandfather. Pair with bison burgers.
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Perfect Pasta and Tomato Sauce Wine
Inniskillin Niagara Estate Pinot Noir 2019
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario VQA, Canada
Cranberry juicy on the nose and palate. Could there be a better wine for Thanksgiving turkey? Medium-bodied and smooth with lots of racy acidity. Great value.
Terrific Turkey Wine
Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier Dom Off-Dry Riesling 2016
Mosel Qualitätswein, Germany
A lovely off-dry German Riesling with zesty balancing acidity. Aromas of lime and lemongrass with clementine. Perfect for seafood.
Calm Curry Wine
Tegernseerhof Grüner Veltliner 2017
Durnstein Wachau D.A.C., Austria
A superb Austrian white wine made from the country's classic Gruner Veltliner grape. Aromas of white pepper, lemongrass and lime zest. Ultra refreshing. Racy acidity for seafood and shellfish. Simply summer in a glass.
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Venerated Vegetarian Wine
Joseph Cattin Brut Rosé Crémant D'alsace
Alsace A.C., France
A refreshing, come-alive Crémant with great displays of white pear and green apple crispness. This is an amazing price for this sparkling wine. In 2010, this bubbly won a gold medal at the prestigious competition, Concours des Vins d’Alsace. Great aperitif.
Sensational Shellfish Wine