Wine: Organic, Under $15
The wine growing tradition in Tunisia dates back over 2000 years, making this part of the world the original "Old World." Though dormant for many centuries, grape-growing was resurrected by the French in the late 1800's. In the last 20 years the country's winemakers have made tremendous efforts to put their wines back on the international market. The grapes selected for Le Poisson wines are farmed organically and hand-picked. Traditional and artisanal farming methods are used to create wines that are fresh and sustainable.
Fresh, delicate, and floral, with wild berries. Also strawberry notes typical of the Garnacha grape. Light and tasty, lively acidity, nice body and very agreeable with an uncharacteristically long finish in the mouth for a rosé. Made from certified organic grapes, at this price, what's not to like?
This may be the best value in the store. It has wonderful pure fruit and traditional structure. Peppery, earthy, black cherry and coffee aromas. Solid mouthful of dark, juicy fruit flavors and good length. Winemaking Details: Aged in Concrete Vats
This great new value comes from the high zone of Mendoza in the Val de Uco. The vineyards of Los Nevados are planted at almost four thousand feet thus benefiting from the cooler climate and a longer growing season. Fermented in stainless steel and aged in 30% new oak for a couple of months, it's got bright rich fruit with great balance of freshness and a complex finish.
Four Italian partners got together to create this winery after recognizing the potential of old vines grown in the warm climate of Argentina. Bonarda also happens to have Italian origins. The Las Hormigas vineyard is located at 800 to 900 meters altitude. Blueberry fruit, a touch of acidity and a really warming wine from the most widely planted grape in the Argentine.
Little touch of the grassy notes from a typical Sauv Blanc but leaning more to lemon and lime fruit on the palate makes this a very refreshing wine.
Light gold with plenty of bubbles, this wine has aromas of apples and pears with pleasant floral notes. Crisp and light-bodied on the palate, stone fruit flavors are accompanied by a mild minerality and balanced acidity. A delicious sparkler for a great price! Winemaking Details: Natural Yeast Fermentation,
This great new value comes from the high zone of Mendoza in the Val de Uco. The vineyards of Los Nevados are planted at almost four thousand feet thus benefiting from the cooler climate and a longer growing season. This is a rich, full-bodied Chardonnay without the oak, making it refreshing and a bit too easy to drink!
A bargain juicy red that flies off the shelf. Old vines Garnacha grown in chalky soils, close to the Priorat region in Aragon. Full-bodied with plenty of black and red fruits, hints of spice too. Winemaking Details: Fermented and Aged in Tank
Masciarelli is the largest organically farmed Estate in Italy. This everyday charmer is a nice marriage of old and new world styles. It has a bit of earthiness in an old world way, but plenty of fruit to please just about anyone! It has a slightly smoky and dusty nose with dark berries and leather. Cherries, blackberries and chocolate round out the palate. This is a great "house wine" to have around for meals and friends. Winemaking Details: Stainless Steel Tank Fermentation