DECEMBERGRENACHE MOURVÈDRELanguedoc FranceBody: FullAlcohol:Sweetness: DryOak: Yes
A classic pairing of varietal reds from the southern vineyards of Languedoc France. This blend of Grenache and Mourvèdre shows ripe notes of strawberry and blackberry. The palate is vibrant, with soft tannins and a rich mouthfeel. Dark berry fruits are layered with hints of pepper and baking spice. A balanced wine with lots of intrigue.
The Languedoc is one of the largest wine regions in the world. It is in the sunny South of France situated along the French Mediterranean coast. The vineyards benefit from the Mediterranean climate with several hours of warm sunshine and cool nights from the sea breezes. They are known for their plentiful land with soil ranging from rocky sand to thick clay making it an ideal place to grow grapes.
- Duck breast and white bean cassoulet
- Roasted vegetable lasagna
- Piave cheese
MARCH- with Grape SkinsBARBERAPiedmont ItalyBody: FullAlcohol:Sweetness: DryOak: None
This 100% Barbera shows classic regional character. Aromas of ripe cherry, raspberry and strawberry are followed by hints of pepper and savoury spice. Flavours of blackberry and sour cherry lead to subtle notes of almond and caramel. A juicy mouthfeel is complimented by soft rich tannins, giving this wine balance and poise.
Piedmont is in North Western Italy at the foothills of the Alps sharing borders with France and Switzerland. There are two key factors that impact the climate in Piedmont, the cool Alps and the balmy Mediterranean. These two factors create extreme day and night temperature differences known as diurnal range. Cold nights, foggy mornings and sun kissed days make for excellent grape growing conditions. The Barbera vines are often planted on the warmer south facing slopes to help ensure optimal ripeness.
- B raised lamb ragu over creamy Parmesan polenta
- Wild mushroom and truffle agnolotti
- Grana Padano or Parmesan Reggiano