Go Brazil were delighted to have been contacted recently by Dawn Griffiths, a leading blogger and wine-food matching specialist, whose ‘Wonder of Wine’ website attracts tens of thousands of visitors every month.
Over the coming weeks Dawn will be sampling a number of Go Brazil’s wines. First up is our Pizzato Reserva Tannat 2012, tested just before last Christmas, which was paired (very succesfully!) with a ribeye steak. Describing the wine as ‘excellent value’, it was interesting to learn how Dawn kept the bottle open for three days, noting its development over the period.
Tannat may be a new grape to many but it grows particularly well in the south of Brazil, and may well be of interest to those who like their reds bold, complex and oaked.
See Dawn’s full article here: Pizzato Reserva Tannat 2012
Second on test is our Don Guerino Reserva Chardonnay 2018, sampled recently in January 2019. This ubiquitous grape variety has enjoyed something of a resurgence in the last year or two, following a period in the wilderness when many examples suffered from over-oaking.
Serving this wine with Spaghetti Carbonara – not so odd given Guerino’s Italian heritage – we learn again how a wine evolves in the glass, in this case how the aromas and flavours straight from the fridge change significantly once the bottle has been open a while and reaches ambient temperature. Dawn describes the wine variously as having ‘subtle pineapple and lychee on the nose..with a satisfying weight and depth..delicious without food’; also, ‘elegant and sophisticated..nuances of mango..an absolute pleasure to drink’!
See the article here: Don Guerino Reserva Chardonnay 2018
More info on Dawn’s website: www.wonderofwine.com
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