Ok, so spring WAS here last week. Not so much this week, but this brief hit of cooler weather just means that we can make one more soup, stew, ragout or roast to enjoy with one of those beefier reds that’s still lurking around the wine rack Hmm, I’m thinking maybe even a leg of lamb…
For this week’s Free Saturday Tasting we welcome Aaron Hale from Bordeaux Fine and Rare. BFR represents some of the finest properties across the globe and we’ll be featuring four of their best values today.
Paul D Grüner Veltliner, Austria”: Paul D wasn’t legal to drink in North Carolina when we first met him. He couldn’t even pour wine at the tasting bar! It’s been a few years since then and he’s been making great wines all along. His Grüner is fresh and clean with subtle notes of citrus and white pepper. Always a bargain for a full liter. $13.99 per bottle, tasting price in a case: $11.19
Paul D Rosé, Austria: Beautifully rounded and featuring lively red berry notes. I’m loving this with spicy Cajun but it’s really at home on the back porch! Again, a great bargain for a full liter. $13.99 per bottle, tasting price in a case: $11.19
la Maia Lina Chianti, Italy: You know something has become a hit when folks ask for a wine by a nickname. So there’s a little image of a pig on label… folks come in now say ” I’ll have a case of the Pig”! Smooth and fruit foward, this is an easy going Chianti from a well regarded Classico house. $11.99 per bottle, today in a case: $9.59
Altos De La Hoya, Spain: This is exactly the red we need for a cooler weekend! Dark fruit notes revolve around cola notes and hints of coffee and espresso but all in a super smooth structure that will marry into richer foods or be at home with cheese and salumi. $12.99 per bottle, today in a case: $10.39