Weinschlössl Steinschaden Grüner Veltliner Kamptal DAC 2014
Country: AUSTRIA / Region: KAMPTAL / Appellation: KAMPTAL DAC / Varietal(s): GRUNER VELTLINER --- Winding its way through 250 million year old rock formations in northeastern Austria, the Kamp river runs from north to south before entering the Danube east of Krems. Grapes have been cultivated here for well over 2,000 years, taking full advantage of the cooling air currents flowing down from Weinviertel. This climate, combined with the unique soil composition, lends the wines of the Kamptal a distinct freshness, compact structure and personality for which the region is justifiably famous. DAC stands for “Districtus Austriae Controllatus” and is the legal abbreviation for special region-typical quality wines. Grüner veltliner and riesling are the only white grapes allowed DAC status in the Kamptal, and this is a great chance to try a DAC quality wine at an entry level price! Pleasingly light and bright, with classic aromas of green apple and pear, accented by hints of white pepper. Zippy acidity and a mineral backbone make this a perfect match for many foods. Try this great value with grilled chicken sausages with sage and apple.
Château de Gaudou Cahors AOC 2014
Country: FRANCE / Region: SOUTHWEST / Appellation: CAHORS AOC / Varietal(s): MALBEC+MERLOT+TANNAT --- The Douro family has been making wine since 1733, currently with 86 acres of vineyards on the gravel-rich hillsides of Cahors. While Cahors is traditionally known for heavy, intense black wines that can take years to mature, this gorgeous malbec (côt) is a bit more approachable, softened by a touch of merlot and tannat in the blend. 80% malbec, 15% merlot and 5% tannat, this deep purple beauty delights with notes of blackberry, raspberry, and currant. Spicy and tart on the palate, elements of cherry, plum, leather, chocolate, coffee, and tobacco make this a deep, dark and distinctive drink. An elegant companion for dishes like spiced meatballs with roast potatoes, herbed roast pork loin or aged cheeses.