Trying what other countries have to offer is a great way to see if your palate can appreciate the multiple flavours that great wine other than our own can show you. I have chosen 2 regions that are about as different as apples and oranges. South Africa and Austria.
Starting with Austria, we have a Gruner Veltliner from Domain Gobelsberg.
A very surprising wine from a very quiet area. This wine has characteristics of Sauvignon Blanc’s as well as some Pinot Grigio’s but still manages to incorporate their characteristics and its own into a very crisp and dry white. You will get flavours of citrus and apples and a smoothness that makes this wine a perfect summer companion. It is also very good when paired with chicken, pork or fresh salads.
Off to South Africa for a taste of what Cathedral Cellars is offering.
The KWV Cathedral Cellars 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon.
This is a well balanced full bodied wine that will give your nose some hints of smoke and leather with some mild eucalyptus. You will get cassis flavours and a spicy note that I think KWV is famous for, mostly due to their use of new French oak barrels. This is a wine for smoked meats and bold BBQ.
Do not let the sun stop you from going to a big red. There is always room for a big tasty red at my table.
James and the 1er Cru at Coal Harbour Liquor Store