A Thanksgiving Feast and Wine
two of the most intimidating things a host or hostess will face in a year of celebrations. Yet, it’s not as daunting as you may think. We have a list of 4 great choices all hailing from Bordeaux, France. Now don’t let the word “Bordeaux” scare you. You need not be a Francophile, a wine connoisseur or have deep pockets to serve a great Bordeaux at your gathering. Plus, we’ve taken all the guess work out of it for you. So here are our suggestions for a affordable and fabulous feast:
<<< Château La Haute Brande Bordeaux Red 2015 $12.99
Varietals: 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
Appearance: A lovely ruby red colour with violet tints
Nose: A pleasantly intense bouquet with hints of red fruits.
Palate: The mouthfeel is supple and tannins are pronounced, making for a well balanced wine with a lovely finish.
Owner: EARL Haute Brande – 33580 Rimons
Pierre Jean Sauvignon Blanc Côtes de Gascogne 2016 $9.99 >>>
Varietals: 100% Sauvignon blanc
Appearance: Pale yellow colour.
Nose: Classic characteristic of the Sauvignon; showing aromas of mango and pineapple with fresh scents of lemon and grapefruit, along with subtle notes of white flowers.
Palate: fresh and aromatic, showing flavours of citrus fruit and white peach, easy to drink and light.
Owner: Yvon Mau – 33190 Gironde sur Dropt
<<< Château Moulin de La Rivière Médoc 2015 $20.99
Varietals: 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot Noir, 7% Cabernet Franc
Appearance: Garnet in colour
Nose: An expressive and fruity bouquet, with scents of Morello cherry mingling with raspberry and hints of smoked caramel. Upon swirling there are floral notes of peony as well as pepper with liquorice.
Palate: The attack is fresh and well balanced and gives way to fullbodied and slightly toasted flavours of fruit (blackcurrant, Morello cherry).
Owner: Famille Chauvin – 33340 Valeyrac
Chevalier Les Fougères Saint Emilion 2014 25.99 >>>
Varietals: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
Appearance: A rich crimson colour
Nose: Reveals red fruit and blackberry notes.
Palate: Well-balanced, displaying plum and morello Serve with meat and sauce dishes such as a lamb shank.
Owner: Château Les Fougères – 33330 Saint-Emilion