Have you heard about the Grape News at Sovereignty Wines??
More than any other season, summer seems to require drinking crisp white wines such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc. However, there are other choices from other places than New Zealand, Italy or California. During the summer, lightness and a refreshing simplicity trump almost any other consideration.
What’s often overlooked are how Pinot Blanc, Vino Verde and other user-friendly whites while also being serious. The wines are often intense without being too acidic or sharp, ripe and fruity but sensitive versus pairing with food.
Selbach Oster, Pinot Blanc 2016
A nice bright, mineral and balanced white wine from Germany. The Selbach family has been making wine in the Mosel Valley for over 400 years, these wine makers have it down. Sweet nose with notes of fruits, pineapple and pears. Apples take the lead on the palate that finish with hints of ginger and salty lemon curds. Grilled fish and fish chowder would pair well this wine.
Nortico, Alvarinho 2018
Really a grape called Alvarinho, say what… did you say Vinho Verde??? It is an Alvarinho grape that is very comparable to Vinho Verde but richer and higher in alcohol. The wine is delicious young, but can age as well. Speaking of age these sustainably grown vines are planted from 1910 – 2005 in granite soil. The wine has a creamy citrus oil, lime, and yellow apple aromatic note that is balanced on the palate with a nicely spiced throat tickler of lychee, orange zest and minerality.
Enjoy sharing the moment with friends and family.