Vancouver Int’l Wine Festival. Considered to be one of the best consumer wine festivals in North America, it is also one of the best for those studying and working in the wine industry. From dinners, lunches to grazing events to a big room filled with wineries from around the world. There is a wine for everyone, and much to learn!
Here are some cool wines I tasted and discovered…
Argiolas Costamolino Vermentino – Sardinia, Italy
The Grape: Vermentino. Fresh and floral with a nice balance of minerals – think refreshing!
Feudo Maccari – Sicily, Italy
The Grape: Nero d’Avola. Dirty cherries and minerals yet fresh and vibrant with fruit. Nero d’Avola always has such character.
Carpineto Dogajolo Toscano Rosso 2013 – Tuscany, Italy
The Grapes: Sangiovese, Cabernet and more. Full body Super Tuscan with notes of black cherry, vanilla and hint of spice.
Escudo Rojo Carmenere 2013 – Valle del Rapel, Chile
The Grape: Carmenere. Blackberry and black cherry with a hint of mocha, vanilla and pepper. Rich and delicious.
Magella 2009 Sparkling Shiraz
The Grape: Shiraz. Deep, rich Shiraz, with some spice and leather on the palate. If you haven’t tried a sparkling red from Australia, you must. End of story.
Revi Dosaggio Zero – Trento, Italy
The Grapes: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Dry and refreshing with a hint of toastiness, this was fun! A sparkling that is not Prosecco!
Poderi dal Nespoli – Romagna, Italy
Romagna DOC Pagadebit (on the right): The Grapes:90% Bombino Bianco, 10% Sauvignon Blanc. The Sauv Blanc was the dominant here, very bold citrus and herbally (it’s a word now, so never mind! 🙂
Cheers to discovering more great wines that sometimes you know nothing about!