Featured Wines – October 2015
At The Naughty Grape we carry a wide range of wines for many occasions. We’ve found that most persons are familiar with red wines such as Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and white wines such as Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. However, there are a host of other varietals that are available to be explored. Below are our top picks for you to consider the next time you feel adventurous or visit us in-store.
Let’s start with white wines:
Barton & Guestier Passeport Vouvray – this wine hails from the Loire Valley in France and is made from Chenin Blanc Grapes. Chenin Blanc is also a popular varietal of grape in South Africa. This particular wine however, is pale straw in colour with green highlights. On the nose there are subtle notes of white flowers mixed with white fruits. It is a lovely and intense wine with floral notes, peach and pear flavours. It pairs well with cheese and light desserts or can be served as an aperitif.
Lindemans Bin 90 Moscato – this particular Moscato from Australia is one of our favourites. The wine is pale in colour with delightful fruity sweet flavours – think ripe, juicy grapes and subtle musk and tropical notes. Enjoy this Bin 90 Moscato on its own or with mild cheese, fresh fruit, pistachios or light desserts.
Now consider these reds:
Casillero del Diablo Carmenere – this particular varietal is very popular in Chile. Intense and deep purple red colour, it has notes of expressive fruit with outstanding mature berries, forest fruit joined with delicate hints of coffee and toast coming from the barrels. From the start, it’s a remarkable expression of Carmenere thanks to the typical fruit like plums, blackberries and some spicy touches. The pairs well with game meats garnished with sweet-and-sour sauces and berries.
Trivento Reserve Malbec – this Argentinean red is divine. This wine is a bright carmine red with plum and raspberry jam aromas that mingle elegantly with vanilla notes from the six months aged in French oak barrels. Well balanced, it exhibits sweet tannins and a velvety finish. It is an exuberant varietal ideal alongside grilled red meats with grilled tomatoes and topped in a light basil sauce.
Visit us and let us help you find the perfect wine for your next meal or for the next big occasion in your life. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff await serving you.
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