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A Wine Lovers Weekly Guide To $10 Wines – A Spanish White Verdejo-www.62422.cn

Food-and-Drink It may be kind of hard to believe but even after some six months this is only our second Spanish wine and our first Spanish white. Spain is of course a major wine producer. Marques de Riscal, the makers of the wine reviewed here, has been in business for some 150 years. In fact, last October they had a birthday bash hosted in part by Christie’s auction house. I’m told there were great vintage wines and Vinotherapie treatments at about 2500 Euros per person. Too bad I found out afterwards. Maybe I’ll catch the 200th anniversary party. The wine reviewed comes from Rueda in northwestern Spain not far from Portugal. The famous Duero River flows by. I’m going to guess that in our price range the vineyards won’t be fronting on this river. By the way, even though it’s Spain the winters are fairly cold. OUR WINE REVIEW POLICY All wines that we taste and review have been purchased at the full retail price. Wine Reviewed Marques de Riscal White 2007 12% alcohol about $10 Let’s start with the marketing materials. Tasting Note: Light straw green color; aromas and flavors of peach with floral and earth tones; dry, light to medium bodied, with good length. And now for my review. I started by sipping this wine alone. I was impressed by its fine balance of sweetness and acidity. The first meal was a baked salmon filet with honey sauce, sprinkled with sesame seeds. Sides were boiled asparagus covered in black pepper and onion powder and potato knishes, fried dough stuffed with a potato and onion mixture. The fish brought out the wine’s citrus tastes; it was quite refreshing. With the asparagus the wine became slightly unctuous. The second meal consisted of purchased broccoli and spinach crepes garnished with sour cream. The wine was floral with fleeting acidity. It was light tasting as was the food. The Rueda was not powerful but it was subtle. I finished the meal with a high-quality French-style lemon pie with a buttery crust. Even though the wine was weak it was enchanting. The final meal centered around chicken meat balls accompanied by rice and green beans in a tomato sauce. The wine had puckering acidity but it was short at first. I did get citrus flavor. Once again the wine was unctuous (oily) but I mean that in a positive way. I finished the tasting with two cheeses. The first of the cheeses was a Marbled Cheddar. The wine was fruity and acidic; this was a good combo and I am no great fan of wine and cheese. Then I went to a white Havarti. The effect was similar but the wine was more powerful. Final verdict. I would definitely buy this wine again. It does qualify as a bargain, especially if you can get it for a better price as I have seen on the Internet. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: