Natalie MacLean's Wines of the Week - July 13, 2020
Published Monday, July 13, 2020 3:29PM EDT Last Updated Monday, July 20, 2020 3:29PM EDT
Forstreiter Exclusiv Zweigelt 2015, Sister's Run Cow's Corner Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2018, Dr. Hermann Kinheimer Hubertuslay Riesling Kabinett 2018, Mission Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Susana Balbo Signature Rosé 2019
Forstreiter Exclusiv Zweigelt 2015
Niederösterreich Qualitätswein, Austria
A juicy, fruit, easy-drinking red wine from Austria made from the country's leading red grape, Zweigelt. This grape ripens early in the season which is essential to thriving in the country's cool sub-alpine climate. Aromas of tart cherry and smoke. Pair with poultry and game dishes.
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Voluptuous Veal Wine
Sister's Run Cow's Corner Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2018
Barossa, South Australia, Australia
A juicy and delicious GSM from the Barossa Valley wine region, intense and full-bodied with pink florals, smoky cherry and blackberry aromas on the nose, accompanied with baking and pepper spice, cold tea and toasty oak spice flavours vibrant on the palate. Pair this food-friendly GSM with a meat-lover's pizza or gourmet burgers from the grill. The "cow' corner" is an area of a cricket field with respect to the batsman in cricket and is always deep in the field on the batsman's leg side where the 'cow shots' are intended to go.
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Heavenly Hamburger Wine
Dr. Hermann Kinheimer Hubertuslay Riesling Kabinett 2018
Mosel Prädikatswein, Germany
The 2018 vintage of the steely Kinheimer Hubertuslay Riesling Kabinett is a profusion of heady daylilies and lilies along with lime blossom on the nose. Medium sweet with balanced acidity. Long finish. Pair with seafood.
Calm Curry Wine
Mission Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada
Love this elegant Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2018 from the Black Sage Bench in the Okanagan wine region. Grassy, with fine lemon, fine herb, white florals and mineral flavours balanced and finishing long on the palate. Aged six months in French oak barrels and then stainless-steel tank. Pair with pan-fried pickerel.
Scrumptious Seafood Wine
Susana Balbo Signature Rosé 2019
Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
A medium-bodied, fresh and zesty rosé wine blend of mainly Malbec, Pinot Noir and a smattering of Sauvignon Blanc wine grapes. Lovely balance on this bright wine with ripe red berries, red cherry, fine herbs and earthy flavours on the palate. Susana Balbo graduated with honours in 1981 and has twice been named "Woman Entrepreneur of the Year" by the Argentine Organization of Businesswomen.
Splendid Salad Wine