Updated: Mar 12, 2020
Here are our wine picks that combine quality winemaking and value to get you through the final weeks of winter without spending a ton!
Faustino Art Series Crianza Rioja, Spain $17.99
If you like red fruit and a bit of oak, this is your best bet. Bodegas Faustino produces this bright, clean red from the Tempranillo grape. Expect beautiful cherry red colour with ripe red fruit and lightly toasted aromas from the minimum 15 months in American oak. A pleasant wine to have with aged cheese!
A Los Vinateros Bravos Pais Granitico
Itata Valley, Chile $28.99
Ancient vines farmed with as little intervention as possible define this red wine. Winemaker Leo Erazos believes in dry farming, harvesting manually, and making his wines organically and/or biodynamically. This Pais (aka Mission grape) is grown in granite soil resulting in a beautifully natural wine that is light, juicy, and fruity with dried flower and berry aromas. Serve slightly chilled!
Chateau Megyer Furmint
Tokaji-Hegyalja, Hungary $19.99
Furmint is one of the world's best under-the-radar white grapes. Expect aromas of white flowers, pear, green apples, and pepper. In the mouth, you'll find flavours of green apple, lemon, hay, pear, and a minerality and steeliness. It's a bone dry white with a bright acidity - great for pairing with food.
Jaboulet Parallele 45 Rouge & Blanc
Côtes du Rhône, France $22.99
Parallele is the entry level tier from famed producer, Paul Jaboulet Aîné. In addition to their estates being organic, winemaker Caroline Frey also farms biodynamically. The Rouge is a 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah blend with notes of wild berries, white pepper, lavendar and cherries. The Blanc is a blend of Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Viognier and Bouboulen with lemon and spice flavours - pair with seafood!