Volume 47: The holiday edition

Illustration by Anna Vu (@goodwinecrapdrawing)
Andi Weigand
OFF GRID x Andi Weigand white cuvée
Silvaner, Weissburgunder, Müller-Thurgau
Franken, Germany

Grapes are direct pressed and aged in local, Franconian oak for approximately 8 months. A very fresh wine with plenty of structure and minerality. Passion fruit, a touch of pineapple and herbal notes, balanced out by some great Silvaner acidity.

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Cantina Paltrinieri
Piria 2021
Lambrusco di Sorbara, Lambrusco Salamino
Emilia Romagna, Italy

Piria 2021 is 70% Lambrusco di Sorbara and 30% Lambrusco Salamino. Apple peel, red fruit and strawberry on the nose, followed by a dry but fruity palate. Drink as an aperitif or with tortellini in a delicate broth.

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Domaine de l'Horizon
Mar i Muntanya
Carignan, Syrah
Roussillon, France

Mar i Muntanya 2019 was originally planned as a blend of ⅔ Syrah and ⅓ Grenache Noir. A particularly low yield of Grenache Noir, however, meant it became destined solely for rosé and the missing percentage was replaced with Carignan. This is a fun, juicy wine, fermented in whole bunches and aged for 8 months; 65% in concrete tanks and the rest in oak barrels. ‘Mar i Muntanya’ means ‘Sea and Mountain’, a reference to the winery’s stunning location. Plenty of fresh red berries in this one. Drink slightly chilled with Catalan cheese and charcuterie.

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