Brad's Tasting Notes - March 2021
”I have been inspired to work with small, family-owned wineries because in my experience, they produce the best value wines that you can find. These wines are hand-crafted - they have a story about where they are from and how they are made - and it is these wines that I send out every month to our subscribers, wines with beautiful details that I enjoy sharing with people."
March 2021 Free Gift
Thanks to our friends at La Canallese, we are offering all of our subscribers a free bottle of Vermouth Rosso di Torino – for a perfect aperitif with our compliments!
Genus 2019 Blanco . Jumilla, Spain
The wine possesses a lovely, well-balanced depth of soft, creamy, melon fruit and toasted oak, and comes to a sumptuous conclusion with a long, dry finish. Serve with fresh salads, seafood and cheeses.
Château Le Roc 2019 Blanc . Bordeaux, France
This Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon blend has been fermented at a cool temperature to retain freshness and is clean, dry and lovely served with light meals including fish, chicken or veal. Good structure with balanced acidity.
Scarpa 2017 Favorita . Nizza Monferrato, Italy
Favorita is Piemonte’s answer to the crisp and lean Vermentino in its neighbouring Liguria. This is a beautiful white wine, with a textured and stone fruit-filled mouthfeel, perfect with roasted meats, cold-cuts and cheese or just on its own. Brad’s number one white choice for this month!
Java 2020 Rosé . Côte de Gascogne, France
The Fezas family produces this Merlot Cabernet Franc blend with minimal skin contact offering a pale salmon coloured, fresh and zesty rosé wine. The depth of character of this wonderful drinking wine, means that it can be paired with most fish and meat dishes and is best enjoyed in the sun with friends!
S. Sebastião 2018 Syrah . Vinho Regional Lisboa, Portugal
Syrah and TintaRoriz . Cold soak fermentation in stainless steel tanks with partial aging in oak barrels. Presents a dark ruby color, expressive aroma with prune notes, black fruit and truffle. The palate is fresh with a smooth and engaging structure. Best paired with red meats, sausages and game.
Altaluvia 2018 Cabernet Franc . Uco Valley, Chile
With over a year of ageing in French oak barrels, this amazing Caberent Franc from the Uco valley in Chile is fine and elegant with an excellent balance of spices and red fruit. Great typicity with firm tannins, it is dynamic and contemporary and everything that you want to pair with meat dishes. An amazing red!
Toscana 2019 Rosso Fonte dei Borghi . Certaldo, Italy
This beautiful Tuscan Sangiovese blend oozes character and offers wonderful red fruit and berry characters with an underlying and fresh spice balance from ageing in oak. Perfect with meat, pastas and cheese, this is a great all-rounder!
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