There are times when nothing but a glass of imported wine served at the ideal temperature will do. When it comes to imported wines, those who appreciate the finer things in life are likely to have preferences based on whether the plan is to enjoy a glass while reading, as something to pair with certain types of foods, or just when there’s the need to relax and enjoy the stars. Here are five wines that many connoisseurs in Canada are likely to reach for when the mood is right.
Quattro by Fontamara 2014
Considered one of the most versatile of Italian wines, this option hails from the Abruzzo region and serves as the ideal compliment for an evening meal. The colour is a beautiful red that is reminiscent of finely cut rubies with just a hint of violet to help deepen the hue.
The bouquet of the wine calls to mind the scent of plums and cherries that have been ripened to perfection. In terms of taste, the texture has an almost velvet sensation that lingers pleasantly on the palate. While the wine has a certain sweet quality, it is not cloying or overpowering.
Bordeaux Rouge by Les Hauts de Bel-Air 2014
This red wine originates in the Bordeaux region of France and provides a richness that makes it ideal for gracing just about any table. Sporting a deep violet hue, the scent of the wine brings to mind visions of blackberries and violets. The even texture feels pleasant and invites one to allow it to rest on the palate for a short time.
Hacienda Lopez de Haro Rioja Crianza by Bodega Classica 2010
For those who prefer wine that is a lighter shade of red, this Spanish selection is perfect. The clarity is unmatched and provides just the right bit of gloss when poured into a glass. In terms of bouquet, expect a hint of leather along with fruits that are lightly spiced. That scent carries over to the taste, which provides something light and pleasing. Keep a bottle on hand for company, but don’t forget to have another one set aside for those quiet evenings at home.
Terroir Unico Sauvignon Blanc by Zorzal 2015
Not everyone thinks of Argentina when it comes to imported wine, but this one will make people stand up and take notice. Using the unique approach of pairing ripened grapes with greener ones, the result is a flavour that is unexpected and surprisingly pleasant. Ideal for serving with fish and white meats, this wine also works well for relaxing after a hard day at work.
Prosecco Jeio Colmei Superiore Extra Dry by Bisol N/V
From the Veneto region of Italy, this sparkling wine offers sweetness with just a hint of musk to please the palate. The light nature of the taste make this a wonderful wine to enjoy along with a sharp cheese and thick, crusty bread. For those who are not in the mood for something to eat, this wine will easily stand well on it’s own.
If these offerings are not found nearby, don’t despair. Thanks to the ability to purchase liquor online, it’s easy to order each of these wines and have them delivered to your door. Place an order today and keep plenty on hand for parties, casual visits, and for those times when you need to be alone and unwind.