Natalie MacLean's Wines of the Week - Sept. 20, 2021
Published Monday, September 20, 2021 12:29PM EDT Last Updated Monday, September 27, 2021 12:41PM EDT
Trius Distinction Gamay Noir 2020, Flipflop Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Marcel Martin Le Droissy 2017, Laurenz V. Friendly Grüner Veltliner 2019, Château Suduiraut Castelnau de Suduiraut Sauternes 2006
OTTAWA -- > Trius Distinction Gamay Noir 2020
Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
Trius Distinction 2020 Gamay Noir is excellent value under $20. Craig McDonald is the winemaker of this earthy, juicy berry fruit and spicy red from the Niagara Peninsula wine region. Craig suggests trying it "chilled on a hot summer day." Pour with cold roast beef sandwiches.
Best Beef Wine
California, United States
Mocha, toasty oak and chocolate from generous oak aging. Some sweet black plums on the palate. Pair with grilled meats.
Heavenly Hamburger Wine
Vouvray, Loire A.C., France
An off-dry Vouvray Chenin Blanc with a lovely nose of ripe peach, white florals and mineral notes. So completely spring-fresh. Ripe peach, quince and white florals on the palate as well matched with a vibrant acidity. Balanced right across the board. Chill and enjoy with mildly-spiced seafood dishes.
Scrumptious Seafood Wine
Kamptal D.A.C., Austria
From Laurenz V. Friendly 2019 Gruner Veltliner is great value and indeed friendly at $20. Fresh on the palate the Gruner was been fermented in stainless-steel tanks to retain its vibrant acidity and is dry, medium bodied with fresh pear, melon, nutty, fine herb and lime-lemon citrus flavours creamy on the palate - just a perfect seafood wine.
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Profound Pasta and Cream Sauce Wine
Sauternes, Bordeaux A.C., France
From the Bordeaux wine region, Castelnau De Suduiraut 2006 is the second wine of Château Suduiraut and the perfect sized (375 ml) to chill and enjoy as dessert or to share over a fruit cobbler. Lovely and lush with ripe apricot fruit, peaches, caramel and marmalade flavours on the palate.
Divine Dessert Wine