680News wine reviews – July 13–15, 2012
Errazuriz Sauvignon Blanc Don Max Reserva 2011
There are two distinctive styles for Sauvignon Blanc – crisply dry wines from the Loire Valley and the fruitier, more tropical flavours of New Zealand. Leaning towards the latter style is this Chilean wine – Errazuriz Sauvignon Blanc Don Max Reserva 2011. It has a nose of passion fruit and mango; it's richly extracted with herbaceous and mineral notes adding complexity to the sweet, almost creamy fruit. It finishes refreshingly dry. It costs $15.95 and works well with seafood salad or ratatouille. That's Errazuriz Sauvignon Blanc Don Max Reserva 2011 from Chile. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler, 680News and 680News.com. ($15.95, LCBO #273342).
Masi Modello delle Venezie Rosato 2011
A dry rosé is the perfect summer wine. Not only does it look good in the glass but it's refreshing, a versatile wine to match with food – and it's inexpensive. Masi Modello delle Venezie Rosato 2011 from the Veneto region costs $10.90 a bottle. It's light cherry in colour with a nose of strawberries and a taste of candied raspberry that finishes fresh and dry. Chill it lightly and serve it with cold cuts or charcuterie. That's Masi Modello delle Venezie Rosato 2011 from Italy. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler, 680News and 680News.com. ($10.90, LCBO #587725)