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Producer: Bodegas Ayuso
Region: La Mancha, Spain
Grapes: 100% Verdejo
A tropical fruit basket of pineapple, ripe melon and a touch of banana. All these flavors translate to the palate but remain as refreshing as a fruity, dry white tea.
Citrus Herb StuffingFish, Crab, Oysters
Jean Marc and his Daughter Aurélie produce all of the wines. Jean Marc focuses on the reds and whites while Aurélie's passion lies in her rosé project, Château L'Enclos des Roses.
Lagar de Brais
Producer: Adegas Francisco Fernandez
Region: Ribeiro, Spain
Grapes: Palomino, Treixadura, Torrontes
A rare blend of sherry grapes and white wine grapes culminating in an intense straw yellow offering. Green sparkles in the glass give off aromas of pineapple, apple and exotic fruits while the palate brings meyer lemon and sweet herb notes to the mix.
Roast Turkey withLemon-Herb Butter
Once a history teacher, Francisco took over his family's vineyard and winery once he felt the call of Viticulture after a memorable trip home to Galicia.
Chateau du Donjon Minervois Blanc
Producer: Chateau du Donjon
Region: Languedoc, France
Grapes: Rousanne, Vermentino
Light green in color with a richness to the nose. Notes of grapefruit, carmalized passion fruit, a touch of vanilla and some Pear Williams' as well. The fruits translate to the palate with a freshness that's balanced by minerality and fruitiness.
Butternut Squash and KaleSalad with Cranberriesand Pecans
Located between the sea and the Thau Lagoon, Château du Donjon is located about 10 kilometres north-east of Carcassonne in the heart of Bagnoles. It was once the property of the monks of the abbey of Caunes-Minervois and was used as an outpost. It takes its name from the ancient castle at Bagnoles. The estate has been in the PANIS-MIALHE family since the 15th century and still has its picturesque 13th century donjon.
Producer: Enológico Wamba
Region: Castilla y Leon, Spain
Grapes: Tempranillo, Merlot, Syrah
An aged red wine with mature fruit notes of balsamic soaked cherries and sugar roasted plums. Vanilla and cigar box spices surround a dark red fruit core. Surprisingly fresh and zippy for it's age, the finish is cocoa and cedar dusted candied cherries.
Roasted Root Vegetables, Rich Casseroles
Enologico Wamba was formed in 2005 to be not only a winery but also a place for art. They purchase grapes from the fanciest areas in Spain but choose not to use their fancy titles so that they can artfully create the wines they they feel are the best expression of the fruit.
Region: La Mancha, Spain
Expressive and straightforward with blue flowers, violets, cherry licorice like Red-Vines and a hint of blood orange. Fresh finish with more fruit than tannin.
Creamy Mashed Potatoesand Gravy, Roasted Pork
La Mancha is an arid yet fertile elevated plateau south of Madrid. The name is derived from the Arab word 'al-mansha' or 'the dry land.'
cuvée des Drilles
Producer: Domaine d'Escausses
Region: Gaillac, France
Grapes: Braucol, Duras, Syrah
Winemaker Jean Marc likes to describe this wine in one simple word: rouge. Tough to argue when the wine is such a deep, deep garnet color boasting intense scents of red fruits and whiffs of vanilla tinged berries. There's a bramble twig undergrowth note in there along with some spicy hints from the wood aging. The mouthfeel is full and structured with melty tannins and plenty of sapid "rouge" flavors.
Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Candied Sweet Potatoes
Gaillac has been making wine for well over 2,000 years. Originally one of the growing regions of the Gaul along with Hermitage and Cote-Rotie, the grapes here were imported by The Phoenicians during the 4th century BC.