Great wines to drink in Autumn


In this article we give you some great recommendations on wines to drink when the sun starts to go to bed early and sweaters are needed at night to protect us from the chilled wind. As we abandon the season for whites and roses, we start to eat more hearty meals and feel the need of a warmer wine in our mouth.

For those nights in which you want to start light and get a dry & crisp refresher to open up your palate, we recommend you to open a bottle of beautiful Tinetta Rose by La Bollina wines, from the touristy region of Piemonte, Italy. This Soft and pale rose has an intense and persistent bouquet of floral notes, cherry and strawberry and, on the mouth, is balanced and fresh with a sensation of fruit sweets. Great pairing to light-flavored appetizers and mildly-spiced fish preserves.

If you are the kind of person that adapts to circumstances and can drink different wines depending on the time of the year, the company or the region, we recommend you to share the marvelous Chateau Jean Faux Bordeaux Superieur as it is a perfect wine to start the journey to the land of the more wintery and bold red wines. This Bordeaux is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc and it is a forward, easy to drink wine, with a spicy and soft-textured personality, hints of licorice and cocoa in the finish. There is no doubt in my mind that this fantastic wine from Chateau Jean Faux will perfectly marry your charcuterie and cheese platters and gourmet dips and will impress your guests at any dinner or occasion.

Continuing our tour around Europe, we will make a stop in Portugal to introduce you to the crown jewel of the region of Douro Valley, Quinta Dona Mafalda 2015. The wine is 70% Touriga and 30% Tinta Roriz, having a wood-aged and rich in fruit aroma. Black plums and berries come through the tannins and spice to give a ripe and stylish character to this big-hearted wine. This is a juicy wine, well balanced, to enjoy with lamb roast, stews, and BBQ red meats. This wine makes a great gift and will impress any wine lover hungry to try great wines from different regions of the world.

Have you been waiting for the last few months to ditch the humidity and summer heat and enjoy the cooler nights under a blanket in front of the TV or fireplace? If you are the kind of person that drinks red all year long and thinks "the bolder the better", the next wine is for you. Oliver Moragues Crianza 2016 is made in one of the oldest estates in Mallorca from vineyards following the principles of organic farming and manual harvest. The nose is complex and expressive, with aroma of violets, black gooseberries, jam and balsamic. This is a smooth and elegant wine full of body. Long and lingering aftertaste with ripe fruit, soft round tannins and reminiscent of dark fruit and chocolate.

Oliver Moragues is a wine for a special occasion, to drink on its own or to pair with an aged cheese, Spanish Iberian Ham, Quail in Dark Cocoa Sauce, Mexican Mole or game meats. This is a wine for wine connoisseurs or someone who wants to indulge a great glass of wine at home.

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