Lighten up your summer with Spain’s crisp white wine, Albariño

With spring and summer fast approaching it is time to think of lighter meals and what wine to drink with those dishes. Time to age those big red wines in your cava until next fall and stock up on white wines to enjoy. Albariño, a grape from Spain’s northeastern corner is the perfect wine to go with warm weather cuisine. Its crisp acidity works with all kinds of cuisine and satisfies the palate. Here is a list of some of my favorite Albariños from a recent tasting at Miami Beach’s Bylbos restaurant. Bodegas Vionta, You & Me, 2015 has a … Continue reading Lighten up your summer with Spain’s crisp white wine, Albariño

The Wines of Fattoria Selvapiana

Fattoria Selvapiana was founded in 1827 by Florentine banker Michele Giuntini in Chianti’s Rufina section. The winery is still owned and worked by the Giuntini family. Since 2002 the winery began to move in the direction of organic wine making practices. Fattoria Selvapiana, Chianti Rufina, 2012 is light garnet red. It has aromas of cherry, raspberry, strawberry and wet slate. The palate is fruit forward with bright red berries and backed by minerals. The tannins are light and this has a medium long finish. The Chianti Rufina is very easy to drink, enjoy with a roasted pork loin with roasted … Continue reading The Wines of Fattoria Selvapiana