Bill Zacharkiw’s Wines of the Week: July 2, 2022

Bill Zacharkiw’s Wines of the Week: July 2, 2022

Every week, Bill Zacharkiw identifies his high wine picks obtainable at the SAQ and presents concepts for meals pairings. Photo by Dave Sidaway /Montreal Gazette Under $17 Vin de France 2021, Vieilles Vignes, Cazal Viel, France rosé, $13.40, SAQ #10510354. I’m all the time on the lookout for little gems on this value class, and that is one. Despite its color, there’s heaps of wine right here. Aromas of darker fruit notes, darkish flowers and a contact of dried herbs, I discovered it surprisingly “giant’ in the mouth. Not heavy in the least, however fairly flavourful. The end has good focus and freshness. Tasty and fascinating, particularly contemplating the value. Works by itself, however will do greatest with meals. Grape varieties: syrah, grenache, cinsault. Residual sugar: 1.2 g/l. Serve at 8C. Drink now. Food pairing concepts: Aperitif, fajitas, grilled pork with fruit salsa. Advertisement 2 This commercial has not loaded but, however your article continues under. $17-$20 Grüner Veltliner 2021, Niederosterreich, Weszeli Felix, Austria white, $19.25, SAQ #13618521. Organic. Excellent grüner right here at an awesome value. This is the lighter, extra refined aspect of the grape that I all the time admire. So moderately than changing into overly natural, it stays in that citrus zone with lemon and lime, and only a trace of basic peppery spice on the end. Reminds me of an awesome Vhino Verde with somewhat carbon dioxide tingle on first sip, which dissipates nearly instantly. Perfect aperitif or lunch sipper with salads. Grape selection: grüner veltliner. Residual sugar: 2.2 g/l. Serve at 8-10 C. Drink now. Food pairing concept: Aperitif, smoked salmon. $20-$25 Costières de Nîmes 2019, Cuvée Safranée, Château Grand Escalion, France pink, $20.35, SAQ #14836968. This is one large, meaty wine for $20. This southern outpost of the Rhône can produce some ripe wines and it is a basic instance. As syrah is in the majority right here, it exhibits these heat local weather traits of darkish fruit tinged with black olive. The grenache offer you that smoothness and alcoholic chew whereas the carignan, the tannic construction with that notion of wild meat, liquorice and fragrant herbs. Lots of stuff occurring right here so not solely does it have the stuffing for any steak you wish to throw on the grill, it’s fairly darned fascinating as effectively. Grape varieties: syrah, grenache, carignan. Residual sugar: 3.2 g/l. Serve at 16C. Drink now-2025. Food pairing concept: Veal with grilled mushrooms and roasted beets. Advertisement 3 This commercial has not loaded but, however your article continues under. $25 and up Bandol Blanc 2021, Domaine la Suffrene, France white, $28.70, SAQ #14862200. If you need to combine issues up a bit and take a look at one thing somewhat completely different, no higher place to begin than this white. I really like southern French whites, and Bandol produces some of the greatest. Much like the 2020, it combines nuance and sheer energy with each sip. The nostril is delicate, but complicated, with white flowers, apricot, peach and different fruit. The texture is perfection, with a layer of fats wrapped round a mineral and acidic core that retains it contemporary. No have to tremendous chill this one, drink between 10-12C to maximise each aromatics and mouthfeel. Grape varieties: clairette, ugni blanc. Residual sugar: 1.3 g/l. Serve at 8-12C. Drink now-2026. Food pairing concept: Seafood or mushroom pasta in cream sauce. Montreal Gazette Headline News Sign as much as obtain day by day headline information from the Montreal Gazette, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. By clicking on the join button you consent to obtain the above e-newsletter from Postmedia Network Inc. You might unsubscribe any time by clicking on the unsubscribe hyperlink at the backside of our emails. Postmedia Network Inc. | 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4 | 416-383-2300Read More

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