Donnhoff Estate Riesling Trocken ($23.99): Possibly the top grower in the Nahe, Germany, Donhoff makes this offering from grapes grown mostly in volcanic soil. This completely dry riesling, shows plenty of green apple and pears layered with a crisp mineral finish. Great refreshing wine for the summer months, while still being food friendly all year long.
La Uccelliera Rosso di Montalcino ($29.99): This ‘Baby Brunello’ is bright ruby red with fresh, fruit-driven aromas, ripe cherry and a bit of pomegranate. On the palate the wine is bright and juicy, yet ultimately dry and supple, smooth tannins are well-balanced with a medium body and gentle persistence.
Chateau Pibarnon Bandol ‘Les Restanques Rouge’ ($29.99): The wine produces elegant overtones of fresh plum, spices including cardamom, slight floral hints and defined wood aromas. At first sip, it is precise, dense, energetic and spicy on the palate, developing attractive volume and length and concluding with a sapid and crispy finish.
Altos Las Hormigas Malbec ‘Terroir’ ($17.99): This Malbec shows a ruby red colour with violet hints, typical of high altitude. Delicate fruity notes appear first in the nose, gaining complex- ity as the wine opens up, to show more firm scents of violet and red cherries. It has a fresh entry in the palate, underpinned by its succulent natural acidity. Gentle mineral notes spread through the mouth as the wine unfolds, granting a round, balanced, long finish.