Bargain Wines for Fall
Anciano 2012 Crianza
Region: Rioja, Spain
This is a great wine for fall flavors! This is a bright cherry red wine that is brimming with intense aromas of berry fruits enhanced by balsamic, vanilla, and spice. Smooth and rounded on the palate, with concentrated cherry, strawberry and red currant fruit flavors and a long, velvety finish. “Crianza” is one of three common aging designations of Spanish red wines; specifically, this wine has been aged for 2 years with at least six months in oak.
Anciano is an outer district of Rioja, where Tempranillo is king. Pair this lovely wine with roast lamb, chicken and other grilled meats, hearty casseroles, and mature cheeses.
Varietals: Catarratto, Chardonnay
New to the Co-op! Piccolo Fiore is a blend of the Sicilian varietal Catarratto and Chardonnay. It is a fresh, dry, full-bodied wine with the typical warmth of Sicilian whites: crisp and delicate with subtle floral aromas, minerals, and light peach flavors. Sicilian wines have a higher acidity, but are made to be easy on the palette. Pair with starters or salads, soups, fish, young cheeses, and pizza.