Category Archives: White Wine

Finding Vino says YES to Dirty Laundry Pinot Gris

dirtylaundryName – Dirty Laundry “Say Yes” Pinot Gris

Region – Okanagan Valley; Summerland District

Description – Wine is light and crisp, perfect for summer days with friends out on the patio.

Aroma – White peaches and pears, and floral aromas.

Body – light-bodied

Taste – Fun, fresh and vibrant with white peaches, pears, and a hint of honey.

Finish – Crisp and dry.

Food Pairing – This wine pairs nicely with seafood, and light snacks. We chose to go with homemade salmon and cream cheese pastries. Two fluffy puff pastries wrapped around a thin layer of smoked salmon all in a bed of creamy cheese. It went perfectly with this fun and light hearted Pinot Gris.

Oyster Bay meets Finding Vino

oysterbayName of Winery: Oyster Bay Marlborough Winery

Name of Wine: Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc

Region: New Zealand, Marlborough

Grapes: Not Documented

Characteristics: Lively penetrating fruit

Look: Velvety

Smell: Hints of fruit

Taste: Crip with hints of gooseberry, kiwi, passion fruit

Finish: Dry, Smooth

Food Pairing:  This wine pairs well with any kind of cheese, fruit and a bit of spice.  The pairing that was presented was in keeping with the time of year (Thanksgiving) while still featuring the foods that go best with the wine.  Slightly sweet crackers with cranberry and almonds were offered with a mild cranberry cheese from England that some said tasted like cheese cake.  As a second snack, ground turkey was mixed with baked sweet potato, ginger and orange zest for a baked turkey fritter.

 

Lake Breeze Pinot Blanc set the mood at Finding Vino

lakebreezeName – Lake Breeze Pinot Blanc

Region – Okanagan Valley; Naramata Bench District

Description – Wine is intensely fruity and aromatic with great complexity and balance consistently clean, crisp and fresh

Aroma – Mineral, pear, ripe apple, and floral aromas

Body – medium-bodied

Taste – Crisp and clean with a smooth texture and notes of peach and green apple infused with a flinty-smoky essence

Attack – Open with pear and apple skin notes followed by mouth-watering tropical fruit and pear notes

Finish – Zesty

Food Pairing – This Pino Blanc wine goes well with a lighter type cheese, swiss, goat or fontina cheese on a light cracker. Quiche Lorraine or asparagus quiches make a great pairing also.

 

 

Cava Mas Fi Brut Serves Up Winners At Finding Vino Toastmasters

mas_fi_cava_brutName: Cava Mas Fi Brut

Region: Vilafranca del Penedes Estate, Catalan country of El Penedes; municipality of Torrelles de foix40 km south of Barcelona, Spain

Grapes: Macabeo 35%, Xarel.lo 40%, Parellada 25%

Colour – straw yellow color with green tones

Appearance – bright; elegant & balanced Spanish sparkling with fine bubbles,

Aroma – soft aging aroma with signs of flower, ripe fruit & citric; white flower & citrus scents dominate the nose

Body– shows good weight & mouth feel

Taste – palate offers fresh stone fruits & pleasant creamy flavors

Attack – a complex, structured palate

Mid-Palate – extremely vivacious in mouth compensated with a pleasant elegance & equilibrium; with papaya, thyme & baked apple flavors

Finnish – medium long & smooth on the finish

Food Pairing — Pairs with salads containing fruits (especially apples, grapes, and pears) or nuts, pasta and rice dishes, fish, spicy foods, poultry and white meats. Also pairs well with lamb, stews, and carpaccio. This wine also goes with desserts or enjoyed as an aperitif.

Aveleda Vinho Verda Perfect Summer Wine Showcased At Finding Vino

rub_105Name of Winery – Quinta da Aveleda

Aveleda is a name which spans several generations. The first records of the sale of bottled wine date back to 1870, with Manuel Pedro Guedes (1837-1899), known for his strong enterprising spirit and believed to be the founder of the business as we know it today.

Name of Wine – Aveleda Vinho Verde

This wine remains a benchmark for the Vinho Verde region, even though the producers have now recast it as a Minho wine. It is steely, tight and crisp, with a touch of creaminess that gives it a more rounded aftertaste. Drink now through 2015

Region produced in – Portugal
Types of grapes in wine – Vinho Verde
Characteristics of wine – Aveleda’s estate wine continues to evolve, this vintage combining the granitic power of alvarinho (20 percent of the blend) with the lemon-lime freshness of loureiro (80 percent, leaving trajadura aside). A textbook Vinho Verde with plenty of acidity tied to its grapefruit flavors, this will brighten any summer party, especially if there’s grilled fish on the menu.
Look – Pale yellow
Smell – Crisp, dry and light with bit of a richer body than most inexpensive Vinho Verde and a hint of effervescence
Taste –  Fizzy, citrus-drenched, delicious goods that exudes hints of grapefruit, lime, and white flowers.
Finish – Hints of white pulp fruits, such as apples and pears, come together harmoniously in the mouth, with a persistent fresh feel.
Food Pairing – Incredibly refreshing, crisp acidity, juicy lime, lemon zest, completely dry with bit of a richer body than most inexpensive Vinho Verde and a hint of effervescence making it perfect for porch sipping or accompanied by fresh seafood.

Here’s the perfect sunny day party wine at a price point you just can’t beat. It’s zippy, crisp, dry and light with a slight fizz that exudes hints of grapefruit, lime, and white flowers. Plus The low alcohol makes this a great candidate to keep the party going all night long!