These wines are great at parties or with the holiday turkey.
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
Nino Franco Rustico – Veneto - This is as good as it gets. Robert Parker.
Refreshing persistent slightly sweet bubbles. The party favourite, great starter with hors doevres.
Braida Lange Bianco “Il Fiore” – Piemonte
Floral white, with a full and lasting crisp taste. Italian appetizers, cured meats and fish.
Feudi di San Gregorio Fiano – Campania
Dry white with full body, balanced with a fruity finish. Great on its own or served with shellfish medium cheeses.
Argiolas Vermentino “Costamolino” – Sicilia - 91 points Wine Advocate.
Fresh, supple aromas of tropical fruit with zesty acidity. Serve with grilled white fish and shellfish.
Maculan Pino and Toi – Veneto>
Mouth full of fresh fruit with nice acidity and fragrant finish. Aperitifs, antipasti shellfish and seafood.
Roberto Voerzio Dolcetto d’Alba – Piemonte
Soft and lush complex red. Serve with roast turkey with fresh or roasted vegetables.
Planeta Cerasuolo – Sicilia
Supple and wonderfully fresh red. Aperitvio, shellfish, lamb and turkey.
Planeta La Segreta Rosso – Sicilia
Ripe red fruit soft tannins. This is the versatile Sicilian red party wine.
Maculan Pinot Nero – Veneto
Medium bodied, warm and fresh. Pair with grilled or roasted halibut, salmon or pork.
Felluga Vertigo - Friuli
Full bodied, soft and well structured with sweet tannins. A round and intensely fruity and spicy aftertaste. Serve with savoury full flavoured dishes. Pairs well with roast turkey.
Fortediga -Syrah - Toscana
Unmistakable scent of plums and small red fruit are followed with full bodied and youthful complex taste. Pair with roast or bbq pork, beef, lamb or turkey.
Masciarelli Montepulciano d’Abbuzzo - Abruzzo
Mouthcoating elegance with flavours of red berries and cherries. Serve with bbq and roast lamb, beef, game and fowl.