Natalie MacLean's Wines of the Week for July 13, 2015
Verona I.G.T., Italy
An acidic, mouth-watering Italian white wine that's typical of the Soave region and wine style. Lime, lemon and white grapefruit, no oak. Great with salads, fresh seafood and vegetarian dishes.
Sweetness: Extra Dry
The Malbec grapes for this elegant red wine are selected from several mountain vineyards in the Mendoza wine region that are planted at altitudes of 2,300 and 3,800 feet above sea level. The cool nights high on the mountainside provide a lively, vibrant balance for this full-bodied wine that is redolent of blackberry and black cherry. Terrific smoky finish with a lingering note of dried herbs and wistfulness (for the next glass).
Okanagan Valley, BC V.Q.A., Canada
A tasty blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Semillon grapes. Fresh green apple notes with no heavy oak influence. A citrus lift on the finish.
California, United States
Produced by Michael David Winery, this smoky Californian red wine offers campfire hickory smoke on the nose, perfect for telling ghost stories. Black fleshy fruit. Dark spice, full-bodied and supple. Perfect for barbecued meats and meat lovers pizza.
Prädikatswein, Mosel, Germany
A lovely, unctuous dessert wine with aromas of apricot tart and baking spices.