“Fall” in Love With Wine
Wines for the Season
Can you feel the cooler air? The breeze is no longer warm but refreshing and you reach for a sweater as you sit outdoors just a little longer. The lush green foliage is suddenly punctuated by pops of yellow, red and orange reminding us that fall is just around the corner. If you thought wine paired best with summer pool parties, think again. Wine enjoyed with friends by the fire is one of life’s little pleasures. What better way to welcome and celebrate this changing landscape than wine! We’ve put together a list of a few of our favourite wines to savour during this amazing season.
Earthy aromas coupled with hints of red or black berries, baking spices such as cloves, cinnamon and allspice…Pinot Noir may be the most obvious choice for the season. It has an ability to sit alongside a whole range of foods, from salads and fish to roast meats, without missing a beat. With Pinot Noir and fall cuisine, you are only limited by your imagination.
With its ripe black cherry, plum and raspberry flavours paired with hints of cedar, vanilla, and coffee, for lovers of freshly baked cherry pies, mochas and just plain coziness, Merlot is the way to go!
From tart and jammy notes of black and red fruits to earthy forest aromas of herbs and smoke, Syrah offers a full punch of flavour from the first sip with a spicy after-taste following. Now, think of the spicy sweet aroma of fallen leaves, the warm feeling of a bonfire… Syrah is Fall in a glass!
Let’s face it… A Sauvignon Blanc tastes just as perfect while sipped by the fire as it does poolside. It’s versatility and easy drinking ensures it is very much at home as the cooler weather arrives. Bright, big and beautiful, Sauvignon Blanc is a great autumn wine, perfect for the last grilling days of the year.
Baked apples, pears, caramel, toasty vanilla with a good amount of texture, Chardonnay will warm your spirits from the inside out. And…it pairs beautifully with autumn foods. It will not dry the palate and offers the depth needed to carry the richer foods that we tend to eat in the fall. Buttery roasted squash, herbs like sage and rosemary, browned butter sauces, and oven-roasted poultry all pair so well with a glass of Chardonnay.