Tonight marks the end of daylight savings time for most of Canada. We get an extra hour to our weekend as the clocks go back one hour tomorrow morning at 2 AM. An extra hour to the weekend means more time to enjoy more wine.
My apologies for the fuzzy picture, it was taken in the tasting station at my neighbourhood NSLC store but its a great Malbec that I wanted to share with you. It is the La Posta Pizzella Malbec from a region called Altimara in Argentina. I feel Argentina is putting out some fantastic Malbecs and in my opinion this one did not disappoint either. Great fruit, hints of chocolate and spicy notes make for a very interesting and elegant Malbec wine. And as the label suggests, it’s a great one to go with pizza.
One of my favourite things is discovering great new wines at fantastic prices. I am a firm believer great wine does not have to be expensive. And this is a prime example. The Sartori L’Appassito Rosso is the wine i had last night, based on a recommendation from Alex at my NSLC store. I loved how one wine writer called it “In a nutshell, a baby Amarone”! A Rosso is an Italian blend, and this one is 25% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Coravina 25% Merlot and 25% Molinara. Molinara and Coravina may be new grape varieties to some readers but they are grown in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy. Beautifully balanced, this wine goes down like silk, and is a steal of a deal coming in at $18.99 a bottle.
It almost made my wine of the week, however I’ve been dying to tell you about this weeks wine of the week
I just discovered this wine last week and went back in yesterday to buy some more and guess what? ALL SOLD OUT! It is the Lis Clop Cabernet Sauvignon and again the spectacular wine hails from Argentina. For those of you that avoid Cabernet Sauvignon because many are heavy on the pallet and oaky, this is one for you to try. It is smooth and easy to drink and not overpowered by Oak – the flavour shines through. And its a great deal at $20.99. More and more you’ll be hearing about the rise of Cabernet Sauvignon coming out of Argentina, because they are doing it so well.
Hey, with the extra hour this weekend you might find time for a little bit of a bigger glass. Enjoy
Till next week, Cheers