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Wine Of The Day 22nd November 2007

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Today's wine is chosen to match Oscar's festive dishes.

Name:    Novas Chardonnay, Marsanne, Viognier  (Organic)

Price:     €13.99
Available:  O'Briens
Producer:  Emiliana
Vintage:   2005
Country Region:   Chile / Casablanca Valley

Grape Variety:  
Chardonnay, Marsanne, Viognier
Why this wine was chosen for this dish any wine stories or awards  A wonderful rich, exhilharating cuvée from top Organic winemaker Alvaro Espinoza - Trophy winer Decanter World Wine Awards.

Tasting Notes
Exhilharating wine with notes of citrus fruit, apricot and jasmine. Layers and layers of citrus and floral flavours with well integrated oak. The freshness coupled with the concentration fo the fruit will be able to complement the spices of this barbecued dish.


Name:           Rasteau Signature Vins doux Naturel (fortified)

Price:             €17.99
Available:        O'Briens
Producer:        Cave de Rasteau
Vintage:           2001
Country Region:  France / Southern Rhone/ Rasteau

Grape Variety:   100% Grenache Noirs - Old vines
Why this wine was chosen for this dish any wine stories or awards 
A match made in heaven for chocolate puddings. Made only in exceptional vinatges and when made, it is made in very limited quantities - 2,000 cases maximum.

Tasting Notes:  Dark colour, aromas of chocolate, spice and black fruits. On the palate its is rich, concentrated, ripe and balanced - fresher than port, this wine although fortified will taste elegant and will be a perfect match.

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