Arona Sauvignon Blanc 2022
Marlborough, New Zealand, $16
This sauvignon blanc reveals the raciness we’ve come to anticipate from New Zealand savvie, with out the vegetal jalapeño notes we generally get. Count on a fruit salad on the palate: mango and keenness fruit be a part of apricot and tart crimson currants. Every time I got here again to my glass, the melange of flavors shifted to one thing new and scrumptious. Pair this with any seafood dish. Licensed sustainable. Alcohol by quantity: 12.5 p.c. Bottle weight: 540 grams (Common).
Imported by International Vines Inc. Distributed regionally by Lanterna.
Viu Manent Secreto Pinot Noir 2022
Casablanca Valley, Chile, $18
Casablanca Valley, northwest of the capital Santiago, could also be Chile’s model of California’s Santa Rita Hills AVA — a valley resulting in the Pacific, sucking in cool ocean fog to reasonable temperatures and create perfect circumstances for chardonnay and pinot noir. This pinot from Viu Manent was reticent at first, nevertheless it rewarded my persistence with savory, earthy notes of bing cherries and dried autumn leaves. The identify Secreto appears applicable, because the wine reveals itself with time. So don’t let the modest value idiot you — crack open the screw cap a couple of hours earlier than dinner, or higher but, decant it and let it come to life when you cook dinner. Vegan. ABV: 12.5 p.c. BW: 560 grams (Common).
Imported and distributed regionally by Tradewinds Specialty Imports.
Les Asseyras Vieilles Vignes Côtes du Rhône Villages 2020
Rhône Valley, France, $21
Savory, deep and earthy, with hints of lavender and wild sage, it is a classic-style Rhône crimson, grown within the foothills of Mount Ventoux. It ought to enhance in bottle for a couple of years. The identical vineyard has a Côtes du Rhône 2019 bottling now accessible for $15, additionally beneficial. ABV: 14.5 p.c. BW: 650 grams (Common).
Imported and distributed regionally by Dechaunac Wine Imports.
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