First of all Riesling is synonymous with Germany, the noble grape varietal that can be made in such a variety of styles from bone dry to beerenhauslese levels where the sweetness is only matched by the beautiful acidity which also lends itself to terrific aging as well.
This Riesling is medium-dry, very light in alcohol, only 7.5% but big big on flavor and finesse! On the nose a seductive aroma of apple and peach, with that hint of petrol that I love in Rieslings with a floral note, beautiful and on the palate rich ripe fruit with racy acidity, love it.
Produced by Weinguter Wegeler making wines since 1882 now in its 4th generation.
For more info on where to find Persuasion or if you are a licensee and would like to offer this wine on your list contact Bill at Noteworthy Wines$38 suggested retail
So just recently we had the opportunity to attend the 10th anniversary of "the Berlin Tasting:, a legendary and ground breaking tasting that showcased the wines of Chile like never before, beating out iconic wines such as Chateau Lafite and Chateau Margaux. As a nod to this accomplishment and this event, the founder of which is Eduardo Chadwick of Viña Errazuriz.
I thought I would delve into Errazuriz's wines, one of their reds... And in the mood these days for Syrah, I thought I'd check out the Viña Errázuriz Concagua Costa Shiraz/Syrah 2012 and so glad I did!
For $24.95, bright, violet-red in colour, wonderful complexity, comes from a single vineyard, the Manzanar Vieyars not far from the sea, this coastal syrah has a bold fruity, seductive aroma of red cherries and raspberries with hints of black pepper... I love this in my wines, it is juicy with fin tannins and has promise to age, I'd buy half a dozen an enjoy as times goes by... delish.,
So I am super happy to share with everyone my wine pick today… because it has long been a favorite of mine…and to be honest at first I didn’t even realize it was organic, I just knew that I loved it… like a bonus biodynamic!
From Mendocino, California, my pick is the Bonterra which means “good earth” Chardonnay. Because of Mendocino’s climate, hot, dry summers, rich soils suitable for great diversity of cover crops, olive trees, a variety of poppies and even strands of lavender can be seen among the vineyards, perfect for biodynamic farming… this is reflected in the taste in the glass!
It is a rich wine and buttery and nutty, mouth filling, and with a crisp acidity and aromas and flavours of tropical fruit, lemon, it’s a delectable journey on the palate, and with a long standing finish. Just hits the high note time after time!
My wine pick this week was discovered at a fabulous Italian restaurant in the heart of Yorkville. In the mood for something off the beaten track... not that I am a member of the ABC Club...."anything but Chardonnay". I love Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blancs, two staples, but when we saw this wine on the list we thought,this is a great producer located in Piedmont. The vineyards have a long history located in the commune of La Mora, in fact the earliest beginnings date back to 1340!
Under the same name until 1941 when the countess passed and willed the property to her grandson who is the father of the current owner Giovanni Codero di Montezolo, who together with his children continue to personally manage the vineyards and take care of the fruit. And a superb they do!
To the wine! The Cordero di Montezemolo, Arneis 2013 from the region of Langhe in Piedemonte has an intense bouquet of peach and flowers, so inviting with a crisp, dry long finish. Absolutely delicious and a different variety to enjoy for a change, well made, complex. Try it, you will love it! I know I did!
Cordero Di Montezemolo Arneis 2013
In our market available through the Profile Wine Group