Natalie MacLean's Wines of the Week - May 17, 2021
Published Monday, May 17, 2021 3:44PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 26, 2021 3:44PM EDT
Hahn Family Wines GSM 2018, Quails' Gate Estate Winery Old Vines Foch 2016, Relax Riesling 2019, Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 2020, Château des Charmes Vidal Icewine 2016
OTTAWA -- > Hahn Family Wines GSM 2018
Central Coast, California, United States
Hahn 2018 GSM is a rich, medium-plus-bodied 69% Grenache, 29% Syrah and 2% Mourvèdre red wine blend fragrant with pink florals, ripe dark berry and spicy aromas, Dry, vibrant and juicy with ripe cherry, strawberry, red berry, anise and toasty oak spice flavours on the palate. Pour with a sauteed, juicy pork tenderloin.
Glorious Game Wine
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC VQA, Canada
Robust, savoury and supple BC red wine made from the hybrid grape Foch picked from old vines that concentrate flavour. Aromas of purple and black plum, pepper, and spice. Decant 1 hour. Pair with lamb.
Best Beef Wine
A lovely off-dry German Riesling with aromas of fresh peach and apricot. Racy acidity for seafood. Light-bodied and pretty. As they say, relax!
Sweetness: Medium Dry
Calm Curry Wine
Alto Adige Trentino DOC, Italy
Beautifully balanced and refreshing Italian Pinot Grigio from one of the country's best-known producers of this wine. Santa Margherita was, in fact, the first to make Pinot Grigio back in 1961, and has led the way ever since. Crisp and lively with racy acidity for seafood and shellfish. Also works on its own as a chilled aperitif.
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Profound Pasta and Cream Sauce Wine
Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
Rich apricot delight with liquid essence of peach preserves. Beautifully fresh and rich Niagara icewine with apricot, peach and pear. Perfect as a dessert on its own or with fruit cobbler.
Divine Dessert Wine