Natalie MacLean's Wines of the Week - August 17, 2020
Published Monday, August 17, 2020 2:17PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, August 25, 2020 2:25PM EDT
Collegium Wirtemberg St. Laurent Trocken 2016, Ivory & Burt Zinfandel 2017, Domäne Wachau Terrassen Federspiel Riesling 2018, Pillitteri Estates Winery Team Canada White 2017, Magnotta Vidal Icewine 2016
OTTAWA -- > Collegium Wirtemberg St. Laurent Trocken 2016
A smooth, full-bodied German red wine made from the Saint Laurent grape. Aromas of dark fruit and smoke. Pair with grilled meats.
Charming Grilled Chicken Wine
Lodi, California, United States
An elegant, full-bodied, smooth and smoky Zinfandel from Lodi, California. Dry and juicy with dark plum, blackberry, raspberry, baking and cedar spice flavours finishing smoky and vibrant on the palate. Pair with burgers from the grill.
Heavenly Hamburger Wine
Wachau D.A.C., Austria
Sourced from steeply-terraced and select vineyards, this Austrian Riesling with grapes sourced from the Wachau enjoys moderating temperature from both the Danube River and cool Atlantic Ocean. Wachau wines have three classification levels: Steinfeder for wines up to 11.5% alcohol level; Federspiel for wines between 11.5–12.5% and Smaragd that must have a minimum of 12.5% alcohol level. This wine was made in the Federspiel style to an alcohol level between 11.5 and 12.5% abv. Look for ripe pear, peach and soft orange flavours matched by crisp acidity. Pair with a Swiss fondue.
Plush Pork Wine
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario V.Q,A., Canada
A lovely white wine blend of aromatic grapes with notes of lychee, rose petal and baking spice. For every bottle sold, the winery donates $1 to the Canadian Olympic Foundation to support the country's athletes. Pair with seafood or a gold medal performance of pairs figure skating.
Scrumptious Seafood Wine
Niagara, Ontario VQA, Canada
Luscious peach preserves and apricot jam. Rich and layered dessert wine. Treat yourself. Aromas of honey and toffee on the finish. Pair with cheese and fruit-based desserts.
Divine Dessert Wine