One of the quickest and easiest ways to learn wine is to draw a line
between two general historical styles. Old World vs. New World.
“Old World” wines are those that hail from Europe, and “New World” wines
are those that hail from countries that were founded after the age of
exploration in the 1500’s, most famously: USA, Argentina, Chile,
Australia, and New Zealand. Come explore the New World in 6 iconic
wine styles that it is famous for.
1 bottle each of the following:
Savee See Sauvignon Blanc - Marlborough, New Zealand
Zealand exploded onto the world wine scene on the backs of
their highly aromatic Sauvignon Blancs. The Marlborough wine
growing region on the northern part of New Zealand's south
island is the preeminent are for these wines. They show deeply
intense aromas of sweet grapefruit, gooseberry, and pineapple
with notes of lemongrass, jasmine, green tea, and chalk.
Trione Sauvignon Blanc - Russian River Valley, California
Trione Vineyards is a family- owned winery that produces stellar wines from the Russian River Valley in Sonoma, where warm days and cool nights provide ideal ripening conditions for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and several other varieties. Trione actually sells most of their fruit to other producers, but they keep the best of each vintage to vinify themselves. This wine is full of fresh citrus fruit and tart apple, followed but a light herbaceous note. 100% stainless steel, this Sauvignon Blanc is bright and lively. Great with oysters, salads, whitefish dishes, and days by the pool.
Chardonnay - Napa Valley, California, USA
"New World" wine pack would be complete without Napa Valley
Chardonnay? Certainly not this one! This is one of the most
popular wine styles in the world. They have great expression of
fruit, on a rich texture which is bolstered by the use of new
French oak barrels. When done well, Napa Valley Chardonnay is
powerfully beautiful. You will find aromas remniscent of baked
apple, and pear with preserved lemon and roasted pineapple along
with notes of caramel, vanilla, acacia, and fresh whipped cream.
This is a wine of decadence and elegance wrapped neatly into one
Tempus Two Shiraz -South Australia, Australia
Shiraz is one of the most recognizable and enjoyable
wine styles in the world. The Shiraz grape --more often
called Syrah-- is more famous for its home in France's
Northern Rhone Valley, but the Aussie's have made it
their own especially in South Australia (SA). It shows
gobs of ripe black fruit like blackberry jam, crushed
huckleberry, and black cherry preserves with savory
notes of sage, eucalyptus, menthol, grilled game and
Caballero Malbec Reserva - Mendoza, Argentina
Caballero is a rustic Uco Valley Reserva Malbec with a label that evokes the look and feel of real leather, wrapped around a cigar box. It is blended from the fruit of the three distinct exposures of Uco Valley. The warm north facing slopes add power and decadent fruit of baked black currant, black cherry, and huckleberry pie, the cool south facing site lend pretty aromatics and balancing freshness.
True Re:public Pinot Noir - California
True re:public is a line of wines that are expressive of the distinct terroirs of Califorina. This refreshing Pinot Noir, sourced from vineyards throughout the state's best Pinot-growing regions, shows a great sense of its Cali heritage. It exhibits dark cherry, roasted pomegranate, and crushed strawberry on the attack, with intermingled notes of smoke, cherry licorice, and perfumed red flowers.