Wines of the month tasting notes and pairings …
Buonamico Montecarlo Bianco 2015 Tuscany, Italy
Here is a remarkable white wine from central Italy that is a blend of 6 traditional and nontraditional grapes – Trebbiano, Semillon, Roussanne, Sauvignong Blanc, Pinot Grigio, and Pinot Bianco – to produce a wine of elegance and complexity. Dry but wildly aromatic, this is a wine that can be paired with fettuccine alfredo, or perhaps flounder – grilled or sauteed in a lemon sauce, or even Coq a Vin. A white wine to ponder and remember.
Passitivo Primitivo 2013 Puglia IGT, Italy
The Primitivo grape, although genetically similar to Zinfandel, has a more elegant and complex aroma than it’s American counterpart. Aromas of blackberry, raspberry, and quite a bit of spices, this is a wine perfectly matched with pasta bolognese or grilled lamb chops. A wine that could be aged, but why wait?
Hacienda Methode Champenoise Brut Sparkling Wine California
It is always a pleasure to be able to find a great California sparkling wine that is made in the same way as Champagne, but at a fraction of the price. We are pleased to give you this wine as a holiday thank you gift for our loyal Wine of the Month members. 100% Chardonnay, it has beautiful fruity aromas of tropical fruits and lemon cake. I can be served with an assortment of cheeses, oysters, or really anything you feel like pairing it with!