It’s time again for another Four Wines episode. Tony and I get the opportunity to try wines outside of those for podcast research and we want to share a few that we are digging. It just happened that all these wines are European and contain native grape varieties. We hope you enjoy these wines as well. Cheers!
Wine featured in this episode:
Cantine Colosi Nero D’Avola 2014 – is priced around $13.This wine is 100% Nero D’Avola grape that was aged for 5 months in stainless steel tanks making this wine very youthful and fresh. It smells like cherries, sage and pepper with flavors of chocolate covered cherries and blackberries with a spicy finish. It has a fair amount of acidity but has light, soft tannins making it approachable for any wine lover. Thanks to the acidity this is a great food wine to pair with red meats, Pasta with tomato sauce and aged cheeses.
Disclaimer: We received this bottle of Esporao Quinta dos Murcas Assobio Red for free.
Esporao Quinta dos Murcas Assobio Red 2013 – priced around $13. This wine is a blend of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca grapes aged from Portugal. With a deep ruby color, this wine has aromas of cherries, flowers and Cheez–Its (yes I said cheez-its). It’s dry with medium acidity and light tannins with flavors of red berries, sage, dust and wood. It’s a light, food-friendly wine, liked it more with each sip. Should work well across a range of foods but we think it might be especially well matched for earthy dishes like something mushroom-based.
Geil Scheurebe Kabinett 2015 – priced around $15. Made from a native German grape called Scheurebe, this wine is sunshine in a bottle and the perfect pairing with spicy Asian food or a blue cheese. It smells like honey, apricots, with hints of lemon and slate with flavors of lemon, honey, stonefruit and apple. It’s medium-sweet with medium acidity and body.
Orion Wines ‘Zensa’ Fiano – priced around $15. Perfect wine to pair with Caprese Salad, fresh vegetables, or seafood! This wine come from Puglia, Italty (the heel of the boot) and is made with orangic Fiano grapes. It has aromas of white flowers, mango, pineapple and banana with flavors of pineapple, flowers, golden apples, sea salt, lemon pith. It’s fun and fresh makes us think of spending time with friends and family.
Got any great wine recommendations? Leave us a comment below!