Richard's Wine Recommendations For Winter!
Wintertime may be miserable with the short days, cold and dismal weather and a distinct lack of anything good going on. However, there is some wonderful food to be had and therefore some great wines to wash them down. Here are 5 of my favourite wines to try this season.
Sauvignon Blanc ‘Suade’ Astoria Vini
Normally Italy is not the first country that springs to mind when you think of Sauvignon Blanc, so to have a first-class Sauvignon Blanc from Italy is quite unusual.
Coming from Astoria’s own estate in North East Italy, this is a fresh, crisp and structured wine with a really refreshing finish that will not disappoint and will make a good talking point with your friends.
It also works really well with food and in my view much better than the rich and tropical style produced in other countries.
Malbec reserve Mi terruno Mandoza Argentina
Malbec is very much an in-fashion grape at the moment and usually, when this happens, we see the general quality of most wines go down as they become easier to sell.
None of that here at the Mi Terruno winery in Mendoza. Rigorous selection produces a rich smooth and velvety wine with a lovely rich finish and great length.
Ideal with casseroles and red meat dishes at this time of year.
Senorio de San Vicente Rioja Spain
The first vintage of this single vineyard Rioja was 1991 and the Eguren family were one of the first producers to break the mould in Rioja for producing outstanding single vineyard wines.
The wine was produced in a method to make the best wine possible and not just to have the name ‘Reserva’ or ‘Gran Reserva’ on the label.
The vineyards are now mature and produce outstanding fruit to make this elegant, powerful and complex wine which never disappoints.
Old Vines Garnacha Dominio Laidi Carinena Spain
This quite unknown region just south of Rioja was new to our range a few years ago and has become a favourite with many private and restaurant customers alike.
The old vines give great concentration to this wine which has silky smooth tannins and a lovely red fruit finish and is great value for money.
Savigny Les Beaune ‘Bas Liards’ Pierre Meurgey Burgundy France
Although we have known Pierre Meurgey for many years it is only quite recently that we have had his wines under the Pierre Meurgey label.
This is classic red Burgundy at its best and Pierre has done a fantastic job with this delicious wine.
Go on spoil yourself with a great Red Burgundy that won’t break the bank and will definitely put a smile on your face from one of the best wine-producing regions in the world.
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