Old World Wines

9/23/2016 3:38 PM

 Old World Wine: wines from countries or regions where winemaking (with Vitis vinifera grapes) first originated.

For example, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Germany are Old World wine countries that have made wine for thousands of years.

New World Wine: wines from countries or regions where winemaking (and Vitis vinifera grapes) were imported during and after the age of exploration.

For example, the United States, Australia, South Africa, Chile, Argentina and New Zealand are New World wine regions.

Do Old World wines taste different than New World wines?

Yes, they often do. The differences in Old World and New World wines come from winemaking practices (tradition) and from the affect of the land and climate on the grapes (the “terroir”).

Old World wines are often described as tasting lighter, having less alcohol, having higher acidity, and tasting less fruity.

 

Herencia del Padrì- Carignan, Grenache, Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah - DOCa Priorat Spain €17.61        

Lovely complex notes of spicy vanilla, plums, leather and coffee. Ripe medium tannins. Dark brambly fruit with spicy complexity. A real complex winter warmer. Absolutely stunningly delicious. Perfect for meaty fish, red and white meats and tomato based pasta dishes. 

 

La Croix Pérenne- Merlot- Côtes de Blaye- France  €26.38

La Croix de Perenne Cuvee d'Exception is a 100% Merlot based wine made in a forward, open, ripe, early drinking, luscious style that offers a lot of pleasure in its licorice, espresso bean, cocoa and black cherry youth. A wonderful pairing with a wide range of red meat dishes from a Sunday roast dinner to a Bolognese                

                                         

Lanzos White - Sauvignon Blanc, Viura- Castilla Spain  €10.27

Clean, fresh and vibrant on the nose with ripe citrus fruit. Clean flavours, tasting of fresh, ripe white peach, pear and grapefruit. A good level of medium acidity balances the fruit, and the wine finishes with a touch of mineral and spice. Enjoy with firm white fish, poultry, white meat also works perfect on its own

                               

L'Aurore en Gascogne- Colombard, Chardonnay- Côtes de Gascogne France  €12.17

This Côtes de Gascogne expresses the typicity of the grape varieties. This chrystal-colored wine displays fresh and floral aromas, with hints of exotic and citrus fruits. Colombard brings freshness and liveliness, while the noble grape Chardonnay brings exotic fruit flavors, roundness and ampleness to the wine.   Enjoy with firm white fish, poultry, white meat also works with a little bit of spice especially good with chicken korma.

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