We have two new exciting wines to introduce to you under our core range! Our first Sonoma County Zinfandel and the new vintage of Lot 66 Mosel Riesling… Read on for more info about these new wines!
Say hello to our first Zinfandel from Sonoma County, where Zin is truly at home. The Zinfandel grape thrives in this mediterranean climate, producing wines with robust chewiness and spicy perfume.
Zinfandel is a hard wine to pin down. It can either be light and fruity or very full-bodied and luscious with oak. Balance between these variables is the key and Lot 155 shows this balance to perfection. Our Wine Director, Brett, calls this our “little, big wine” from Sonoma County. It’s easy to drink, with just the right amount of body and acidity to match the robust texture.
Taste: Full bodied and complex, with expressive berry fruit, floral aromas and a touch of savory spice. Pairs with slow roasted BBQ ribs or a hearty chicken curry.
The new 2017 vintage of our Lot 66 Riesling is here! If you’re thinking to yourself, I don’t like sweeter wines, Riesling is not for me… think again. Brett says, “Open it up, get some Chinese takeout and pour a glass… I think you’ll be satisfied.”
For long-time fans of Lot 66, you might notice that we added the words “Steep Slopes” to the label. Some of the world’s best Rieslings are grown on the steep slopes of Mosel, Germany. Why? Because the climate is cool and the grapes need to be exposed to sunlight and warmth.
Fun Fact: in order for Riesling to be qualified as “steep slopes,” 100% of the fruit must come from classified vineyards which have an incline of at least 30 degrees. Our Lot 66 fruit was grown at an angle of about 65 degrees. These vineyards can’t be farmed mechanically, so farmers must climb the vineyards and work by hand.
Taste: Fragrant aromas of white peach, nectarine and Bosc pear backed by pastoral scents of hay or straw. The wine is crisp and refreshing with a touch of sweetness backed by refreshing acidity.