Barolo is produced in the foothills of the Alps in Piedmont, which is in the Italy’s North-Western part. It is produced from the Nebbiolo grape, which is one of the world’s most site-specific varietals. The Nebbiolo grape variety is largely responsible for the quality of this great wine. It is also very demanding, challenging and hard to cultivate. With the King of Wines, there are no compromises.
We can all agree that every season is wine season; however, certain wines pair better with specific seasons. Let's think about Spring... The grass is getting greener, the trees are budding and the birds are chirping. As the weather warms, our taste buds start to crave wines that are fresh and clean. Appropriate Spring wines will be light, refreshing and pleasant to sip. Welcome to the wonderful world of Pinot Grigio.
The story of Carménère (pronounced "car-men-nair") is quite unique. Native to France, Carménère was one of the original six red varieties of Bordeaux and was best known for its use in Bordeaux blends. This changed in the late 1860s when the phylloxera plague devastated French vineyards and destroyed all of the Carménère plantings.
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.
Big and bold, and often rich with tannins, the ever popular Cabernet Sauvignon is assertive and complex. The flavours and aroma of Cabernet Sauvignon range from heavy fruits such as cherry, blackberry and raspberry, to complex woody and peppery undertones.