Would you like to feel like a Grecian god on the top of Mount Olympus with only a sip of wine? If so, the amazing Cirò Bianco is the wine for you. We are the only store in Canada that has this Italian gem!
This wine is obtained through the Greco Bianco grape; which is a varietal that is over 2000 years old! The light-skinned grape is thought to be originated in Greece (hence the name).
The first sip gives you excellent acidity, with a fresh and young finish. Greco wines are best at a young age. We have the 2015 vintage which is best, since the grape tends to oxidize in only a few years, resulting in delicious nutty, and caramelized flavours. Which might be apparent since it is a two year old vintage! If you like tropical notes and, a higher alcohol content than your normal white (13%), this is perfect for you! The persistent aroma of ripe tropical fruit, peach, pear, and white flowers! You can truly taste the Mediterranean mineral finish.
Food pairings for this full-bodied white include:
Raw fish…try some Sashimi style sushi for a Asian kick to your experience.
Grilled fish… char up some shrimp, salmon, or scallops they will be a nice flavor to accompany the mineral finish.
White meats… Chicken dishes of any kind, or the white meat of a turkey with some cranberry sauce.
The winery recommends a 12 °C /55 ° F as an ideal serving temperature.
Until Valentine’s Day, 30th Street Liquor Store will have a contest featuring this hardly known wine! If you buy a bottle you can enter to win one of our Valentine’s Day Gift Baskets! There will be 3 prize tiers, come visit us from 9-11pm every day for more details!!!
That’s the boozy t for this week, check back for more <3 Love, Chloe xo