Hello Wine Lovers,
Welcome Back to The Good Drop Wine Shoppe’s blog. It’s Katherine here again, following up my last post about the 4 types of wine drinkers. I’m here today to give you some ideas on what wines I think you should be drinking based on your wine types. All of these wines we have available in our store so call us to indulge. So, lets fully embrace your wine lifestyle…
The Important: 2014 Fossacolle Brunello di Montalcino- This varietal perfectly compliments all you Importants out there. Brunello di Montalcino is a wine made with 100% Sangiovese and has Italy’s highest DOCG classification. Famously made from thicker-skinned berries, this wine boasts exceptionally rich flavors due to its ample fruit, high tannin, and high acidity content. Brunello gets better with age, revealing candied figs, dried cherries, and leather notes as the years go on. A normal Brunello di Montalcino requires 5 years total aging, whereas a Riserva requires 6. While somewhat cocky and exuberant, its signature scent and flavor has made it the darling of connoisseurs and collectors worldwide. Brunello… it’s worth the wait.
The Foodie: 2015 Markham Sauvignon Blanc- One of my favorite things about Sauvignon Blanc is that it comes from the French word “sauvage,” meaning wild. This particular varietal originated in the Loire Valley and then grew to be wildly popular in the Marlborough region of New Zealand. Now planted all over the world, Sauvignon Blanc offers bursts of acidity, steely cores, and a flavor profile ranging from freshly cut grass to white peach. This particular Sauvignon Blanc is perfect for all you Foodies because of its abundant wet stone and peach aromas, bouquet of citrus zest and honeyed apricots on the palate… making it the perfect, versatile wine for food pairings. Suggested pairings include, white meats, salads, goat cheese, and tomatoes.
“If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul” – Clifton Fadiman
The Smarty: 2016 Cayuse Cailloux Syrah- This Walla Walla Valley Syrah is a perfect pairing for you Smarties out there. It is a well-balanced wine full of individual depth and character. I chose this particular wine because of the uniqueness of the winery itself. If we can take a moment to geek out… all Cayuse wines are made using biodynamic farming methods. Meaning, the wines are farmed organically, sans chemicals and fertilizers, to protect the foundation of the soil and fruit. In 2002, Cayuse became the first domaine in the Walla Walla Valley to fully implement biodynamic farming.
The Social: Tattinger Brut Prestige Rosé- This succulent, fruity and supple Rosé from Champagne, France is blended from Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes. Its classic, aromatic Pinot fragrance of red raspberries and strawberries is offset by elegant, subtle floral and earth nuances. On the palate, the ripe, full berry flavors are vibrant yet refined, delicately balanced by a fresh acidity which carries into a crisp, refreshing finish. This bottle of bubbles is the perfect pairing for a girls night, New Years Eve party, and just your average Friday night dinner party. This Prestige Rosé has a depth that warrants- not just appetizers- but, a main course of food and long-lasting memories.
“It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend, one’s present or future thirst, the excellence of the wine or any other reason” – Latin proverb
A wine lover’s world is wide and rich, and I urge you to be adventurous when it comes to wine during this Covid-19 pandemic. Please comment below and feature @gooddropwineshoppe on Instagram to share your wine lifestyles with us.
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