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Weingut Fürst Elbling Trocken Mosel 2015
Country: GERMANY / Region: MOSEL / Appellation: MOSEL / Varietal(s): ELBLING --- Why wait for summer to roll around to try a zesty new white? This sudden winter warm spell is just right to crack open this light, bright, new arrival from Germany! Around 2,000 years ago, the Romans planted elbling in the seashell-strewn floor of an ancient seabed in the upper Mosul. Known then as Vitis Alva, it spread throughout Germany to become one of the most popular white grapes until riesling took over in the 20th century. Today, only a handful of growers continue to create this traditionally bracing, dry wine. Elbling still flourishes in small corners of the upper Mosel and in Luxembourg's Moselle (an extension of the Mosel), and today is beginning to experience a renaissance among growers in other parts of Germany as well. A family-run winery for many generations, Weingut Fürst makes wine from a wide selection of German and French grapes on 31 acres near the small of village of Metzdorf - on the border with Luxembourg and 6 miles west of Trier. The Teutonic response to France's Muscadet, this is light, crisp, and zippy. Drier than many elblings, this offers up lemony acidity, seashell, and limestone flavors. A versatile wine for any occasion, try this with oysters, white fish, or salads. At 10.5% alcohol, it's easy to drink, and in a liter bottle, an easy value too!
São Matias Dão Tinto 2013
Country: PORTUGAL / Region: DÃO / Appellation: DÃO DOC / Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL+TINTO RORIZ+ALFROCHEIRO+JAEN --- Casa de São Matias is helmed by a family that has been inspired by terroir-driven, quintessentially Portuguese wines for over three hundred years. The wines of Casa de São Matias embody the character of the renowned Dão region in north-central Portugal, a region known for producing round, full-bodied wines, with strong aromas and good acidity. Here a luscious blend of four native Portuguese grapes form a winning combination of elegant red and black fruit, floral and herbal notes, and hints of earth and spice. Firm and fresh, with fine tannin, balanced acidity, and a long finish, this makes a great companion to lamb and white bean stew.