Weekly Wine Tasting,
Saturday, December 9th 2017
with Deidre Magnello of DM Selections
Bernard Remy Brut Champagne N.V. $29.99
Clean and fresh, yet soft, notes of grapefruit and lemon curd, a slight salinity, and a subtle undertone of rosehip envelop your palate and invite you for another sip. Ideal as an aperitif and with light starters such as oysters, tuna tartare, or crudite.
Zemmer Pinot Grigio 2016 $15.99
Crisp, rich, and particularly elegant with rich aromas and excellent acidity. Flowers blend with tones of green apple and spices on the nose and the palate shows melon and pear-driven fruit notes in a full-bodied style.
Grochau Commuter Cuvee Pinot Noir 2016 $19.99
The nose is fresh, with concentrated cherry-cola aromas supplemented by notes of mint, cinnamon, and red flowers. Plentiful earth also comes through, showing as rich, dark, wet soil. There is definitely some weight to the palate, and it’s much spicier than the nose, with a sweet baking spice finish that envelops the lush fruit, lingering in a comforting way.
Lou Dumont Chambolle Musigny 2015 $69.99
Aromatic bouquet of red fruits and minerality. On the palate light to medium body with fine juicy red fruit. The ripeness is balanced by good acidity and fine minerality.
Enodelta Lacryma Christi Red 2015 $12.99
Located in the foothills of Mount Vesuvius lies Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio, which takes its name from an old legend saying that when Lucifer was cast out of heaven, he grabbed a chunk of paradise and carried it with him as he fell, dropping it on the coast of Italy, at the foot of Vesuvius, where it framed the bay of Naples. Seeing this loss, Jesus wept and the tears watered those slopes. Where they fell, vines miraculously sprang up, becoming the vineyards of Lacryma Christi. Medium-bodied, the bright and bold red fruit, coupled with delicate tannins makes this a wonderful pairing with any number of meats and cheeses.