Wine Not! Wednesday Featuring Two Oceans Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Its Wednesday Friends! and today marks the first day of a fun series I will be starting on Ma Belle Vie. You read it right Wine Not! Wednesday, on Wednesdays I will be sharing my love of wine and the great discoveries of wine all over the world. Wine is one of those things where if you don’t drink it but you are in a social setting, you are more likely to try it and love it. When I first tried wine I will admit I wasn’t a fan. Being a beginner in wine drinking, there are a few important elements to keep in mind. Most are familiar with the differences between Red and White wines but its also very important to learn the types and varietals of them also. But I promise I will save that for another post.
Todays’s Wine Not! Wednesday feature is Two Oceans Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2016 edition a South African medium-bodied Ruby Red wine; with ripe Cherry aromas and a concentrated fruit finish. Normally Red wine are known to be consumed in the colder months because of their heavier body. However the Two Oceans Cab, Sauv 60% and Merlot 40% blend is crisp and refreshing enough that you can still enjoy it during the Spring and Summer months too. This was my first time trying this blend and it was like Fire works in my mouth. To be honest I loved it so much that I was really overwhelmed with how incredible it tasted. The mixture of the berries and the soft hint of oak that my palate picked up, was simply amazing. If you are a lover of Red wine I would definitely give the Two Oceans brand a try. You can visit your local LCBO if you live in Canada or for US residents your local Wine and Spirit shop.
For you to know:
THE WINEMAKING The grapes were harvested by hand at 23º to 24,5˚ Balling. Each vineyard block was separately vinified. In each instance, the juice was fermented at 24º to 26ºC. The juice was left on the skins for four to five days to allow for maximum colour and flavour extraction while keeping tannins approachable.
WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS Colour: Bright ruby red. Bouquet: An abundance of ripe berry fruit aromas with subtle oak spice in the background. . Taste: A soft, fruit-driven wine with juicy berry fruit flavours and subtle hints of oak.
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING Excellent served with red meat dishes such as roast lamb, stews, grilled meat, carpaccio and kidneys as well as with robust pasta dishes char grilled veggies and cheeses.
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