Natalie MacLean's Wines of the Week - Dec.18, 2017
Tuscany IGT, Italy
A full-bodied, lip-smacking tasty Italian red wine blend of Sangiovese (55%), Merlot (20%) and Syrah (25%) grapes. This Tuscan red wine offers great aromas of tart dark cherry and earth with some smoke. Lots of racy acidity for tomato sauce, lasagna and spicy sausages. Smooth and full-bodied.
Niagara, Ontario VQA, Canada
A light-bodied Niagara quaffer made from the Gamay Noir grape. Tart cherry and some mocha.
Fresh and crisp Argentina white wine made from the Pinot Grigio grape, though leaning more to the drier style of Pinot Gris than the fruitier style of Pinot Grigio. Lovely floral notes along with Asian pear and quince. The grapes are grown in a high altitude area of the Mendoza River. Pair with fresh seafood and sushi.
Central Valley, Chile
Lots of herbal freshness and acidity in this Chilean white wine made from Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Pair with fresh seafood and salads.
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Loire Valley, France
So pretty! Bone-dry, delicate rosè with aromas of wild field strawberries, the kind that melt deliciously in your hand from the warmth of your palm. Yes this wine is very dry. Perfect aperitif served slightly chilled or for a treat, pair it with smoked salmon.