There is always a reason to enjoy a good wine. Here we introduce you to five finds that will delight your senses and will make you look good, no matter the occasion.
Ossian Verdejo - Castilla y León This is an excellent white verdejo from the central plateau of Spain. It has been matured in the barrel, which gives it body and buttery flavours. Wildflowers and fruity flavours, balanced acidity, and buttery flavours from barrel ageing, it is really an uncommon verdejo. Why should you try it? Because we need to break the stereotypes that whites are only for the Summer and verdejo is en-vogue.
Pointy Dog Sauvignon Blanc - New Zealand Everybody knows that Sauvignon Blanc is the signature white grape from New Zealand. It is always a delight to the palate, and Dog Point is a fantastic choice. Aged in stainless steel, which brings out the characteristic flavours of the grape: grapefruits, gooseberries and passion fruit. Why should you try it? Because this winery has been delivering top quality wines consistently year after year, and this is the epitome of a kiwi Sauvignon Blanc at an affordable price point.
Côte de Roses - Languedoc A refreshing rosé, with an original bottle. The bottom is a beautiful rose, which has made it very popular worldwide. Made of a blend of grenache, syrah and cinsault, with intense flavours of strawberries, watermelon and citrus hints. Why should you try it? Because it is an excellent light rosé, ideal for an aperitif, as well as an excellent example of the terroir without breaking the bank.
Pago de Carraovejas - D.O. Ribera de Duero Classic tempranillo from Ribera de Duero, this wine has made a name of its own, and rightfully so. It is a well-rounded wine, full of black fruits, and vanilla and cedar, and velvety tannins, very soft in the mouth. Why should you try it? Because it is one of the most popular reds in Spain and it is a great choice to bring to any dinner if you want to be the star.
Close Encounters - Châteauneuf-du-Pape This wine is made by the Perrin family, paying homage to Randall Graham, who started the Rhone wine movement in the US back in the '80s. A blend of Mourvedre, Syrah and Grenache (the typical trio from Rhone) is full of red fruits, juicy, with soft tannins and balanced acidity. Why should you try it? Because of the story behind the wine. And because you really have not tried wine if you have not had a Chateauneuf du Pape!
Have you already tried any of them? Do you have any other suggestions? Let us know!