Bichot Horizon Chardonnay - Albert Bichot is a Burgundy house with roots stretching back to the 1500s.
Division Pinot Noir “Un” Willamette Valley - Division Winemaking got its start a decade ago in Portland, Oregon.
1. De Wetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay - The De Wet family settled in South Africa in 1694.
MWC Pinot Gris - Andrew and Nicki McPherson established their central Victoria winery in 1968. They live in the beautiful hills of the Strathbogie Ranges. They are intimately involved in the production of their wines. Their children and grandchildren live nearby and assist in many of the duties of running their winery. They've watched their wine region develop from a cottage industry to a huge player on the Australian and world wine stage. They brought on Jo Nash as head winemaker in 2011. Jo is adept at crafting precise, elegant wines. She leads the way with environmentally sound vineyard and winery practices, and minimal intervention wine making. In the vineyard she believes the soil and vines need to be carefully managed to ensure beautiful quality wines. Once the berries arrive at the winery her philosophy is to ‘get out of their way’ in order to let their natural deliciousness shine through in the wines.
Jo’s partner is also a winemaker, and they often make small batch wine at home, enlisting their four young children to help pick the grapes and stomp on them with their bare feet.
Her MWC Pinot Gris shows a slight blush color from extended contact with the grape skins. The result is a complex, textural and slightly herbaceous Pinot Gris with aromatic nuances of pears, lychees and exotic spice. The combination of orchard and exotic fruit with spice is the perfect rich white for fall. It would be great with Thanksgiving, rustic gratins or pot pies, or fall salads with roasted cubed squash, toasted hazelnuts or pecans, red onion, and sliced pear or apple.
1. De Wetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay - The De Wet family settled in South Africa in 1694. They were the first registered wine estate in the Robertson Wine Valley, and established a reputation for Chardonnay in the 1970s when they introduced the Burgundian grape to the country.
La Sibilla Campi Flegrei Falanghina- On a tiny sandy outcropping of land on the Amalfi coast of Campania, just north of Naples, is the region of Campi Flegrei.
1. Garzon Albarino Reserva - Uruguay is not the first country that comes to mind when the South American wine industry is mentioned.
"Looking for more fine white wines? This tasting features a rare blend made with Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. If you love a rich Chardonnay, this wine blend should be on your radar!" Wine Folly
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