Sunday, July 7, 2013

Salton Flowers Demi-Sec

www.salton.com.br
Vinícola Salton Flowers Demi-Sec
Serra Gaucha, Brazil

Review: This wine is just fun, from packaging to the booze -- simply light and easy. A slightly sweet (demi-sec = off-dry) blend of Muscat, Malvasia, and Gewurtzaminer, this wine lives up to it's name with lots of floral notes. It has a medium-light body, zingy acidity, and flavors of jasmine, roses, and apricots. It's playful, and may not be the thing for serious wine drinkers, but I could see sipping it poolside on a hot day.

When I think Brazil, I think of the Amazon, beautiful beaches, and strong cocktails -- not wine. However, the wine business in Brazil is growing, and producing a wide range.

Pairing: With the slight sweetness, this wine would go perfectly with some nice spicy Thai food.

Bottom Line: This wine isn't exactly my style, but I see the appeal -- super easy to drink with a low price tag (just over $10). 

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Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: Non Vintage
  • PLACE: Serra Gaucha, Brazil
  • GRAPES: 50% Moscat, 25% Malvasia, 5% Gewurztraminer
  • BOOZE: 11%
  • CELLAR: Drink now
  • www.salton.com.br

Where did I get it? Crystal City Wine Shop
What's the damage? Mid Priced

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