EatinEatOut : Spring 2013
104 WWW.EATINEATOUT.CA Next time you are wine shopping and want to try something organic, consider some of these delicious choices: 2009 ERA Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Biologica OrganicMarche, Italy - $9.95 This is a perfect example of an organic wine that tastes great and doesn't break the bank. Made from the grape montepulciano, thought to be a cousin of sangiovese, this wine is fresh and fruity, but with enough structure and earthy undertones to make it interesting to drink. With nice soft tannins, this wine works well with your favourite tomato based pasta or grilled red meats. This would be a nice edition to your Easter table if you like to celebrate with a roast leg of lamb. 2011 Southbrook Triomphe Organic Cabernet Franc Rosé, Niagara Peninsula, Canada - $19.95 Southbrook Winery is one of Canada's most well known organic wineries and consistently produces one of my favourite styles of rose. Made from predominantly cab franc, this rose is off-dry in style with notes of cherry, strawberry and fresh herbs on the palate. The balancing fresh acidity in this wine makes it extremely versatile to pair with anything from grilled sausages to rare-seared tuna to salads. 2012 Adoba Reserva Sauvignon Blanc, Casablanca Valley, Chile - $12.95 Grown in a cool climate appellation in Chile, this white retains lots of high natural acidity making it a very food-friendly choice. With notes of fresh citrus and fresh cut grass, this wine is perfect along- side your favourite shellfish dishes. When asparagus comes in season, consider this as a pairing for an asparagus frittata -- sauvignon blanc is one of the few grapes that works with asparagus and other difficult-to-pair veggies.