Wine: Sustainable, $30 - 45
Natural wine in a box! Pale yellow in the glass, with a tart fruity nose, mineral notes then peach and apple on the finish. Winemaking Details: Unfiltered
This is THE wine to drink in these cooler months! Made in the same way as Amarone, the grapes are picked and left to dry on mats for a few months. This allows the sugars to concentrate in the grapes which then go on to ferment and make a powerful wine that is intense, complex, and high in alcohol. On the nose there are notes of prunes and honey followed by a mouth full of dark cooked fruits reminiscent of a fine Port. This wine is grippy, so open a few hours before you plan to drink and try again the next day as it softens even more.
Quinta das Honor is a small family owned estate the Douro Valley. Their wines are made in the traditional style, and they farm without pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, etc--a real rarity in Port country. Things are just done as they have been for generations, resulting in a well-balanced port that combines delicate wood notes with rich aromas of mature fruit. Like all Tawny's, this wine is bottled for immediate drinking, so do your part!
A great, balanced, delicious Chateauneuf which is drinking surprisingly well right now. Rich red fruits, a hint of minerality and a touch of dried herbs. Another great wine from our friends at Rosenthal.