Baby, it’s cold outside. Let’s drink to a reindeer wearing a red jumper!
This Riesling hails from Nierstein in Rheinhessen, Germany. The climate there is dry and warm with soil high in mineral content. These grapes are harvested fully ripe and vinified in stainless steel. Fermented wine is left to lay on the yeast lees longer than usual (this is called aging sur lie) to create a richer, softer, creamy texture.
19 Crimes is a tribute to British criminals convicted and “punished by transportation” to Australia’s penal colony by Queen Victoria.
You can download an app to your smart phone on Google play or iTunes, point your phone to the label, and the criminal on the wine label will start talking and tell you what their crime was. Each wine features a different criminal. On this chardonnay, Jane Castings reveals her crime!
Campo Flores Blanco comes from the province of Cuenca, in the region of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. The grapes are a fifty-fifty mix of verdejo and sauvignon blanc, grown organically from farms in nearby Manzanares. Verdejo is considered a Spanish grape, and it is, but it came from North Africa in the eleventh century.