Natalie MacLean's Wines of the Week - Feb.19, 2018
Cariñena D.O.P., Spain
A mouth-watering, delicious Spanish red. Full-bodied, but not heavy with notes of ripe dark red fruit. This wine is a blend of Grenache, Tempranillo, Cariñena and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. This Gran Reserva is a rare opportunity to taste mature Spanish wine, a rare treat . Pair with veal.
Casablanca Valley, Chile
A pleasant Chilean Pinot Noir from the cool climate Casablanca Valley. Aromas of sour cherry and smoke. Juicy acidity for seafood. The vineyards are planted on the outskirts of the town of Molina.
Drama P.G.I., Greece
A crisp, vibrant Greek white wine blend of Assyrtiko, Greece's best-known white grape, and Sauvignon Blanc. Less grassy than New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, this has the same intensity and refreshment and mouth-watering acidity for seafood and shellfish. Aromas of white grapefruit and lime zest. Terrific!
Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
A Meursault nose on this lovely Niagara Chardonnay produced by Tawse under the Red Stone label. Glorious aromas of ripe peach and golden apple with toasted almond. This wine was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. Pair with roast chicken or turkey.
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Douro D.O.P., Portugal
Attractive notes of toasted almond, figs and blackberry on this after-dinner fortified wine from Portugal. Enjoy with walnuts and cheeses.