After a most eventful October, November has arrived and wine lovers have many things to look forward to: from Rhone Wine Week Ireland 2017 and the highly anticipated winter edition of the O’Briens Wine Festival to the simple pleasure of chilling at home with a rich, powerful red.
Here are three wines that will pair beautifully with this weekend!
Ferraton Cotes Du Rhone Samorens
€14.95 – Available at O’Briens Wine
With Rhone Wine Week Ireland 2017 taking place from the 4th to the 11th of November, we are delighted to share an approachable and pleasant blend of Syrah, Grenach and Cinsault that will please lovers of juicy, fruity and youthful reds.
This environmentally friendly wine is generous in aromas of fresh cherries and ripe cranberries, complemented by a touch of pepper and a slightly savoury, mineral touch.
Merinas Verdejo 2016
€12.32 – Available at syips.com, drinkstore.ie
This mouth-watering organic Verdejo comes from Spain’s Castilla-La Mancha. It’s citrusy and mineral, with a sharp acidity and a medium body.
On the palate, a floral touch complements the lemony and grapefruit characters. It’s a crisp and harmonious white that will pair nicely with fish or goats cheese dishes.
Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
€16 – Available at M&S
Coonawarra is one of Australia’s top spots for premium Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine delivers what oenophiles have come to love in the style at a very good value. Expect the dark notes of cassis and blackberries, wrapped in a combination of toasted cocoa and a refreshing, minty note.
Its tannins are intense and keep up with the wine’s overall power. It’s balanced and generous, a winter warmer with richness and balance.
Gabriela’s passion for writing is only matched by her love for food and wine. Journalist, confectioner and sommelier, she fell in love with Ireland years ago and moved from Venezuela to Dublin in 2014.
Since then, she has written about and worked in the local food scene, and she’s determined to discover and share the different traditions, flavours and places that have led Irish food and drink to fascinate her.