Italian Prosecco

img_8518

HAPPY 2017!!!

What better way the perfect kick off the new year than with a sparkly wine review?!

I enjoyed this Prosecco with my husband and in-laws for New Years Eve this past weekend prior to our fun night out. It was a hit! Self-admittedly, I don’t know much about sparkling wines (and still have a lot to learn about all wines) but I found this to be a fancier version of what I’d typically pick for a celebratory night. It was not too sweet and not too dry so I think it would be enjoyed by all wine-drinkers alike.

On a related note, thank you to those who have visited and loved on my blog since starting this journey early last year. I appreciate the connections I have made, intend to get on a more regular posting schedule, and hope to grow my blog this year!!!

Thanks for stopping by and until next wine.

XOXO

Argentinian Torrentos

This is a beautiful, intense yellow-white wine. It is filled with heavy floral flavors and bright citrus aromas. The taste is dry, unoaked, and oh-so yummy. It is on the heavier bodied side with a long-lasting finish. It comes from Mendoza, Argentina, known for high temps during the day and very low at night, which retains acidity within the wine.

This was my first Torrentos and most certainly won’t be my last, XOXO!

French Viognier

image

This is a medium to full-bodied yummy flowery wine. The fruit aroma is heavy and the weight is similar to a Chardonnay, though there is no oaky or buttery effect. It feels almost oily on the tongue and has an intense floral finish. A perfect pairing with a light summer dish, XOXO.

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

I feel so fortunate to live in Wisconsin, where this type of lake view is not all that hard to come by. This weekend I enjoy a new-to-me Sauvignon Blanc on the pontoon boat… It was a match made in heaven. The bottle said “enjoy in the sunshine” and I took that as a direct order.

This wine has sharp acidity with strong flavors of green fruits, which is common for the lower island region of New Zealand because of the cooler climate. It is tart and light with no oak presence. The color is pale and the sweetness dry. I enjoyed this wine quite a bit. It was perfect for a little sun and a lot of relaxation, XOXO.

Wisconsin White Blend

image

This wine is near and dear to my heart because it is one that we served at our wedding. Part of why we picked it is because this wine is a good option for both sweet and dry white wine lovers. It has the perfect compromise between sweet summer pineapple and dry tart apple. I’m also from Wisconsin, so love to support Cedarcreek as a local winery in my area.

Argentinian Sauvignon Blanc

image

As you can tell by the photo above, I have certainly been enjoying this warm weather :).

Last night I tried another white that matched perfectly with the sunshine. The back label describes this wine as having “bright aromas of fresh pink grapefruit that mingle with floral notes” and I fully agree. It has a nice amount of mineral balance and the finish is so yummy that you just have to try it for yourself!

Until next wine, XOXO.

White Italian Blend

image

Talk about a perfect wine for the spring season, this baby is it!!! It’s a half pinot grigio, half sauvignon blanc blend… “due uve” literally means two grapes so that is very fitting. Medium body with hints of citrus fruit and a balanced acidity on the finish. Not too sweet and not too dry. Loved it, XOXO.