Sage Gourmet and The Wine Cellar are getting ready for the holidays, and most importantly, your Thanksgiving Wines. The Wine Team at Sage Gourmet is recommending the following six wines that will pair perfectly with your special Thanksgiving Day menu.
- Hugel Tradition Gewurztraminer – 2012 – AOC Alsace -France
A fresh, open, expressive bouquet, fruity and aromatic, agreeably perfumed but not excessively, the fine characteristics of Gewurztraminer are displayed with lots of charm and delicacy. It has a velvety softness that is highlighted by a aromatic freshness on the finish. The true aromas of passion fruit, mango, fresh pineapple, as well as very floral notes of rose and jasmine and finally pistachio and fresh almond.
- Lucien Albrecht Crement d’Alsace Brut Rose – France
Wine Spectator (90) – “Tart red currant, rhubarb and strawberry come together in a very refreshing, rounded and appetizing fashion. The frothy, foaming mousse is exuberant and highlights these strawberry shortcake flavors brilliantly, while a totally dry palate makes sure that this stays classy. This is very satisfying, fun and fruit-driven, with a serious core and a bright, lemony finish.”
- Gruet Blanc de Noirs – Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine – New Mexico
Lauren Gruet has been producing outstanding American sparkling and still wines in New Mexico for over 25 years. Blanc de Noirs, French for “white of blacks” is a sparkling wine made primarily from Pinot Noir grapes. Gruet Blanc de Noirs has aromas and flavors of berry and pear complimented by a rich, round mouth feel.
- Chateau de Pizay Morgan 2013 – France
Wine Enthusist (90) – Scented, savory, and silky smooth the 2013 Chateau de Pizay Morgan could easily serve as the poster child for cru Beaujolais. The wine’s deep crimson color sets the tone, but it’s Morgan’s amplifying bouquet and flavor that seals the deal. With the cherry and raspberry notes and just the right hints of mineral and spice, this is perfect for your elegant Turkey Day!
- KUNG FU GIRL Columbia Reisling – Washington
Wine Spectator (91) – Crushed minerals run through the heart of this pure and satisfying Riesling. The aromas of white peach, lime leaves, Linden tree, and crush stone echo in the palate with a long, fresh finish. Kung Fu Girl is beautifully focused and has a very long, minerally length and finish.
- DOMAINE DE LA BONNE TONNE Morgon -Cote de Py – France
This Morgan wine has a deep crimson robe. Very surprising and intense nose, very ripe and dark fruits, violet flowers, tobacco, and spicy notes. The mouth is rich and full with numerous and elegant tannins. A very fine, concentrated and well aged nectar.