Spring Wine Club Wines Announced
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As always, I'm really excited to announce the lineup for WineSkipping's next wine shipment!
🍷2021 Ottavino St. Laurent (red)
🍷2017 Oremus Late Harvest (sweet white wine)
Tokaji is the wine producing region in Hungary known for its legendary sweet wines. Aszú refers to both the wine style and the botrytized grapes (grapes 🍇 infected with noble rot, which produce a wine with honeyed 🍯 sweetness) it's made with. The wine is made by mixing sweet, mashed botrytized grapes (aszu) with a dry wine. This late harvest is more approachable, made with late harvest grapes and a significant amount of aszu. This makes it more approachable from a price and flavor standpoint. I am so excited to be able to share this wine with club members as it's so very special and delicious!
🍷2021 Emme Wines Carignan (red)
Carignan (“care-in-yen”) is a med bodied red wine from So France. In Spain it goes by Cariñena or Mazuelo. In Sardinia Italy: Carignano del Sulcis. Usually used as a blending grape, it's not often a single varietal. But what fun when it is! Carignan is usually a fruity wine, with flavors like cranberry, strawberry and raspberry. Sometimes floral notes like rose petal or violet show up. I've tasted so many Carignans looking for one to pull into the club... I wound up choosing this 2021 Carignan from Emme wines in Sebastapol. It was my favorite!
- Color: opaque and purple.
- Structure: Med body, light but well integrated tannins, long finish and high acidity
- Pairing: This would make a great food pairing wine! It went well with hard aged gouda and (oddly) pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! I think it would also go nicely with a floral chevre like one from @harleyfarms. They had me at "lavender". 🥀
- Flavors/Aroma: pomegranate, raspberry, strawberry, cherry jolly rancher, sour cherries, rose petals, lavender, spring rain/ forest floor and some smokey minty quality as well.
I love Rosalind's low intervention approach toward wine & her raw authenticity and enthusiasm for her craft.
Learn about these wines!
For the full tech specs on these wines, visit the Google Drive.
The whole point of a club is to interact with others and feel like part of a community, right?! That's why with each WineSkipping wine club shipment, members are invited to join a virtual party to talk about the wines in a casual setting. Our next virtual party is Thu April 6, all club members invited.