For the month March I was thinking of strews and ham. I mean Easter is just around the corner so why not some wines that will go with the big old salty slab?
2013 Alandra White Wine - This is a blend of Antão Vaz, Aristo & Perrum. Yeah...got that? Nice floral and fruit notes on the nose. On the palate this thing is crisp, refreshing with notes of citrus and pure fruit. At only $8 a bottle...I was knocked to the floor at how good this little white wine from Portugal could be. These are the kinda wines I love. Cheap yet delivers like a high-end escort! ($8)
2011 Chateau Coupe Roses Champ du Roy de Blanc - The "Champ du Roy," or field of the kin, takes its name from Coupe Rose's 3.7 acre parcel of Viognier. This wine is a blend of Grenache Blanc and Marsanne for body and richness; Viognier for acid and perfume; and a touch of Muscat for exotic aromatics. These grapes were harvested by hand from very low-yielding mountain vineyards, making for a deliciously full yet fresh wine. Cotes du Brian is a zone named after a rugged river valley near Coupe Roses, a leading domaine in the Languedoc appellation of Minervois. Now it may be that I'm still hungry from lunch but I think this wine would go great with chicken & dumplings! ($16)
2012 Le Rote Vernaccia di San Gimignano - Vernaccia di San Gimignano has the honor of being Italia’s first ever D.O.C. wine (1966), promoted in 1993 to D.O.C.G. This wine is a bright, exciting, floral delight with cleansing citrus and a lush body. Made by the Scotti family, this is the best Vernaccia we have come across in years. Why? These 35 year-old vines pack loads of Old World minerality into every sip. Again...salty ham is what this wine craves to be paired with! ($15)