#05 — October, 2020
Autumn is the season for earthy, bright fruit and spice notes to reflect this season's flavours and the change to colder weather with heartier foods. Nothing embodies the Fall more than Thanksgiving. Even though celebrating may be different this year, it'll still be a time to share with family and friends, to enjoy those comfort foods and traditional dishes we love.
Our wines this month focus on pairings for Thanksgiving dinners. Pinot Noir is the lighter-bodied wine out of the three and is a great red wine to pair with Turkey due to its bright acidity and fruit notes.
If your dinner focuses on lamb, beef, mushroom, a Tempranillo, and Red Blend (Cabernet Sauvignon/Sangiovese/Merlot/Cabernet Franc) compliments these dishes very well. These are both dry wines that are perfect for savoury meals. Their notes of dark fruit, cherry, spice, and earth enhance rich flavours.
Frescobaldi has been crafting wines for over 700 years. This silky, modern-styled blend of Cab, Merlot and Sangiovese is filled with red fruit, sweet spice and vanilla notes. A perfect choice for lamb.View on LCBO.com
Our last release of this wine was the 2012 vintage, which earned 97 points from the Decanter Asia Wine Awards. You can expect a wine of similar character, complexity and quality in this 100% Tempranillo. Look for cherry notes framed by dried flowers and spice, with underpinning notes of herbs and well-handled oak. A wine for pulled-pork sandwiches, grilled chicken or ribs.View on LCBO.com
This widely available wine is a great midweek sipper. Light in the glass, it offers clean aromas of pomegranate, hibiscus and light touches of toasty oak. It's soft and mellow on the palate with cranberry, strawberry and tarragon flavors. Editors' Choice. Score - 89. (Matt Kettman, Wine Enthusiast, Oct. 1, 2019)View on LCBO.com