Off to my miniature wine cellar and when I say mini- I mean about 40 wines or so. I haven't yet set up my wine fridge and I should get on that but truth be told I don't really own any wines that need to be cellared or aged for that matter. One day when I strike it rich perhaps I'll start cellaring wine.
In any evernt, there was one wine that stood out. It is a wine
that pairs with so many different dishes and is a great wine to have on
hand for its versatility alone. It pairs with fish, shellfish, white
meats, pasta dishes and selections of cold red meats. I was lazy tonight to make any food so I grabbed some fresh sushi (California rolls and some shrimp/avacado rolls) from Superstore. They actually make their sushi fresh and I can say I was very pleased with my rolls and ended up eating all 16 of them that night. I got home and changed and while I was getting ready I grabbed a bottle of Herederos Del Marques de Riscal Rueda 2010 and put it in the fridge to chill.
de Riscal is a Spanish wine in the Rueda Appellation of the country. It
is known for making fresh and crispy and fruity wines and this wine was
no exception. With flowery aromas and a hint of herbs, I could pick out
the citrus on my nose almost right away. It is very strong and I would
almost say grapefruit. It also has a grassy (hence the herbs) smell to
it. The Rueda
wine is bright yellow in colour and clear as anything. It's quite
glossy to look at. This is a very pleasant wine and to be honest, I've
had it open quite a while in the fridge (and somehow the cork has
disappeared) and it's still easy to drink after weeks of being open.
The verdejo grape is native to the Rueda appellation in Spain even though it is believed to have come from North Africa first. It's not very acidic but is a medium to full bodied wine. An interesting note about this grape- it's harvested at night! This allows the wine to enter the cellars at a cooler temperature than most other wines. It's great chilled.
I should save some wine for Craig seeing as it's still good. We'll see how much I have left at the end of catching up on my blogs!