100% Moschofilero, one of my fav grapes. Rose petals in a glass. Medium bodied- I know its crawfish season (maybe not in Maine, but we can pretend) and this would be in my glass for a crawfish boil.
Armenian wine! Zulal means "pure" which is the approach this producer takes in showcasing the high altitude grapes in this wine. Medium bodied and ripe apple, pear and honeysuckle balanced by a crisp, savory herb backbone. Good minerality.
2020 Spy Valley: Sauvignon Blanc
You've seen her here before but I just love this wine. It's a great New Zealand Sauv Blanc. Award winning winemaker, great quality, refreshing and pleasantly zippy.
2020 Poderi Cellario: E Bianco
I have enjoyed this many times but I am excited to try this vintage since, word on the street, is that it's really out of this world. Spritzy, off dry, natural but not obnoxious- this is a winner, winner, chicken dinner.
2020 Otto’s Constant Dream "Orbis Moderandi" Pet Nat
2020 Poggio Animo: Raphael Rosato
Raphael is known as the “patron saint of travelers and ‘happy meetings’.” There are not many wines more fitting to drink while one travels nor to share in happy meetings than a chilled glass of rosé. It is a wine meant to be shared with good company and sharing in the great times that spring and summer so often bring.
2020 Cocagne Coteaux du Vendomois Rose
The nose is peppery pink grapefruit with accents of red currants, tarragon & linden. The grapefruit carries over onto the palate, which brings a burst of acidity. The mouth feel is minerally soft & round. The wine finishes & lingers, all citrusy & tart.
Nicchia Lambrusco di Modena
Ok now that you have tried a Lambrusco and you're like, pretty into it- here is another great one. Not too sweet, juicy raspberry fruit, tangy hibiscus notes. Always good with charcuterie but try it with your next pizza and *chefs kiss* voila.
2016 Perticaia: Montefalco Rosso
Sangiovese 70%; Sagrantino 15%; Colorino 15%. A springy red blend- begs for Italian cuisine as a companion.
2019 Alta Alella: Garnaxta "GX"
In that northeastern zone of Spain, not far from Barcelona, this Garnatxa is made with organically grown grapes. Stainless steel maturation (no oak) allows the black cherry and violet aromas to release and the darker plum and blackberry fruits to flow. Cheek coating tannins taper to a dry and satisfying finish.
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"Gouyelant" means easy to drink and this Malbec is just that. This is your clutch bottle to have on hand for happy hour on the deck or that impromptu dinner gathering that came out of nowhere.
La Montagnette Cote du Rhone Villages
A beautiful natural Cote du Rhone- not much to pontificate here- it is just good and you should drink it.