Last week I was telling you about the fun wine tasting I facilitated last Friday night. Last weeks wine blog covered the sparkling, the white and the rose wine that we enjoyed! This week I would like to tell you about some of the red wines we enjoyed.
The first red wine was from Portugal featuring a grape I had tried the previous evening for the first time, Trincadeira. Although I was trying it for the very first time, apparently it is the oldest and most planted grape variety in Portugal! This wine comes in at the $20 mark, is very smooth, with my only complaint being it doesn’t have a very long finish. Many people in the room thought the same way, that is soon as you swallow the wine, the flavour was gone from your pallet. Still an easy to drink wine for $20!
The Moma Red was probably the clear winner among the crowd for the evening. Everyone loved this wine. This easy to drink wine is a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and is a surprising $20. When Umberto Cesari set out to make quality wine in a region known for quantity, not quality, some people thought he was crazy. But he did make quality wine and this is definitely one of them.
Here is my wine of the week…
I can’t believe I forgot to take a picture of the actual wine bottle, but here it is with wine critic James suckling’s 97 point rating! This is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Verdot, Sangiovese and Syrah. Full-bodied, yet balanced. We drank it fairly young, and it has lots of room for cellaring to drink in the future. At $78, it’s a treat and if you want to start a cellar collection, this is a great starting wine!
I get asked all the time how long you can save a wine once it’s opened Here is a great chart to help you.
Till next week, cheers