From a casual brunch at the backyard to a posh dinner in a Michelin-starred restaurant, wine gifts make a sexy, intellectual treat. As wine improves over time, it proves its history and diversity of various countries. Interestingly, it is a sacred beverage in the Bible and a significant source of livelihood of grape growers in many nations. Adding to the massive benefits that it offers is the pleasure that it brings- profits to wine manufacturers and enjoyment to consumers.
As the modern age revolutionizes with novel ideas in all aspects of life, it is thrilling to note that the wine industry still manages to overwhelm wine analysts and sommeliers. Take it for this year’s top picks that hailed from different regions.
Marks & Spencer’s Pisano Cisplatino Tannat
Pisano Tannat is a proof of Uruguay’s success, thanks to positive feedbacks about the country’s development in the Tannat grape variety. With an impressive blending of Tannat, Syrah, and Viognier, the approach worked well as the burly tannins of a pure Tannat is softened by the white Viognier grape. The taste of raspberries and wild cherries will likely be etched in the satisfaction memory of anyone who tastes it. For the utmost satisfaction of Pisano Tannat, pair this red wine with meaty Shepherd’s Pie or Mexican empanadas.
Alcohol by volume: 13.00%
Fiorini Becco Rosso Lambrusco Grasparossa 2015/2016
A pride of Northern Italy, a chilled red wine as Lambrusco is a perfect booze to beat the summer heat. Its woodsy flavors have the innate ability to invite a bunch of young professionals who are hard at work and have the dire need of snacking ham and pizza. Whether you get a 2015 bottle of the red sparkling wine or its 2016 vintage, both are charismatic on the taste buds. They have an energetic vibe of light bubbles with a refreshing hint of raspberry and dark cherry.
Alcohol by volume: 11.5%
Veuve Clicquot Extra Brut Extra Old
Considered as a powerhouse brand, Veuve Clicquot is one of the new thrilling offers of Vinexpo 2017. The prestigious wine trade fair showcased various wine and spirits from 40 countries at Bordeaux. One newly launched product is Veuve Clicquot Extra Brut Extra Old champagne that stood out thanks to its collection of reserve wines. It offers black and yellow labels but the latter is more popular. As one wine analyst noted, it is best matched with food like scallops and apples. Interestingly, it has a light texture and is rich with soft bubbles.
Alcohol by volume: 12%
Jauma McLaren Vale Chenin Blanc Petnat 2016
Any sommelier will be interested with Petnats from Jauma, a delectable natural wine from McLaren Vales, South Australia. This white wine is purely made from Chenin Blanc from 60-year-old grapevines. The result is impressive as its playful taste is brought by a mixture of lemon, apples, pears and cleansing acids. That said, healthy drinking can be entertaining too with Petnat.
Alcohol by volume: 10.5%
Bodega Noemia de Patagonia Rio Negro Valley Malbec 2013
Bodega Noemia prides itself as the best available wine in Patagonia, according to wine critics. With Malbec being the legendary wine grape of Argentina, the brand deserves its hard-earned slot in terms of wine popularity. Historically, the wine is made from grapes that were planted back in 1932. The red fruit is balanced with firm tannins making a heavenly elixir with its rich taste. This type of wine calls for elegance as it is highly encouraged to take it with red meats and lamb.
Alcohol by volume: 15%
Are you ready to explore new wines in the market or is it better to stick with the classic? Your lifestyle will dictate you the answer. Don’t forget to bring your pals for a booze paired with sumptuous dishes of red meat.
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