The Holidays were quite frantic and unfortunately that didn’t leave me a lot of time to write my tasting notes. After a month of absence, I decided to start my “wine review” year with two beautiful wines that are the opposite of each other. One is from South Africa and the other from Canada. They are easy to pair with a wide variety of foods and also, delectable to sip on their own.
The first white of the year I’ve selected is Flat Roof Manor Pinot Grigio , 2015. This lovely South African Pinot Grigio from the Western Cape is tropically crisp. With its light straw color and a trace of green, this white has a fresh and yet strong citrus aroma on the nose. It is a nice combination of green apple, pears, lychee and lemon on the palate with a refreshing finish. Although this is the perfect wine for summer, this can be enjoyed all year round with or without food. It pairs beautifully with salads, pâté or chicken cordon bleu and is available at most wine stores for around $11.99
The red wine I’ve chosen is CedarCreek Merlot 2014- Kelowna, B.C., Canada.From the award Cedar Creek Merlotwinning CedarCreek winery, this medium-bodied red has blackberry, plum and peppery flavours with a touch of oak. It offers a good finish with notes of vanilla, tannins and spice. Dark red in color, this wine pairs well with beef, pork ribs and bison. You can find this wine at your local liquor store for around $17.99.
As Valentine’s Day approaches next week, these two selected wines can add a delectable touch to your romantic dinner. Both are quite affordable, these wines can be enjoyed before, during or after your meal. Cheers!
Francine Lizotte
Wine & Restaurant Aficionado

About Francine Lizotte

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