Now if you follow us on instagram you’ll have noticed that we’ve just drank the last of the wine we brought back from honeymoon. How on earth it lasted that long i’m not sure. But think spending 9 of the last months pregnant might have helped. We’re constantly on the look out for new wines to try. When it comes to wines, price doesn’t always go hand in hand with taste. It is possible to buy a very expensive bottle of wine and look forward to a great taste only for you to get extremely disappointed. Here is a list of wines we think you should put on your list for this year.
1. German Riesling
This is one of those wines whose quality goes hand-in-hand with the cost. It is quite food-friendly, complex and ages amazingly. You will find it in exotic spice flavours that include peach, ripe apricot and a hint of honey and ginger.
2. Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc
This wine comes in a pale green colour and is very clear. It is zesty and comes with a fruity aroma with a good concentration of gooseberry flavour. The wine is manufactured in Marlborough, and this might be the reason their wines always come out very aromatic and with the right amount of acidity. It goes very well with poultry and seafood.
3. Red Burgundy
This is derived from thin-skinned grapes and is usually very pale. The wine comes with many aromas of dark cherries, cured meats, liquorice, exotic spices and many more. Its texture and aroma explode on the tongue. This wine pairs very well with foods like mushrooms, chicken, grilled salmon and truffles.
4. Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine variety is considered to be one of the best in the world. It is a blend of merlot and cabernet and usually goes through oak treatment. A glass of this wine will go down well with some red meat. Its taste is full-bodied but very firm when it is still young. As it ages, its rich currant qualities change and what you remain with is bell pepper notes.
This red wine is very easy to drink since it is very soft and ideal for new red wine drinkers. Its taste varies from black cherry to herbal flavours, and it can pair with any food.
This white wine can be sparkling or still. It is the principal white wine in France, which is where it came from. Chardonnay has a velvety taste, unlike most dry whites and since it ferments in an oak barrel, it usually gets a buttery tone. The wine goes very well with chicken and marine dishes.
7. McBride Sisters Brut Rose
This was named the 2017’s wine of the year. It is a New Zealand product that has a great flavour. Some of its flavours include cherry and strawberries. The sparkling wine goes down very well with fish and chicken dishes.
8. Finca La Fideuera Gran
This was one of the wines to get the seal of Qualified Cava Spot. This puts it on the list of the most elegant wines worldwide. It is not easy to get this wine and so, getting a bottle of it will be worth the effort, time and money. To the nose, you will get an aroma of bay leaves and pepper, but the taste is that of fennel and pear with a hint of Mediterranean flavours. Take this wine with some white meat.
9. De Alberto Dorado
This white wine has a clear, bright gold colour. Its aromas are complex with some hints of dried fruits, and it can be paired with fish and chicken.
These are medium to full-bodied red wines. Their aromas range from plums to black currant, and they come with an earthy smell. Depending on where the wine is from, you will get a range of fruits from tart to sweeter ripe ones. Bordeaux goes down well with red neat.