Wow! I’m in heaven. A Rioja with earthy flavours of Rhone, the woodsy thing of Chianti, and my favourite ‘otherworld’ character. Old-fashioned wine in the down ‘n dirty style. Not necessarily apealing on the first sip, but great for food.
And here’s a fab Pinot for fans of the traditional Burgundian style. As in bone dry, earthy and farmyardy. With a bitter tail to stimulate the appetite. I love the ‘honest’, bistro quality in this wine. Another wine crafted for the supper table.
FAUSTINO 12 Rioja Crianza, Spain 214296 Vintages $16.95 (not shown)
CHATEAU DES CHARMES 11 Pinot Noir ‘Old Vines’, VQA Niagara on the Lake 256834 Vintages $18.95