After long hours of debate, research, sweat, and tears....Metro Wines was able to find THE five wines, that we believe go with ANYTHING! Stumped when it comes to which wine would go best with artichokes, capers or even meatloaf? Check out the wines and their interesting pairings. We promise they will not disappoint!
Bernard Griffin Sangiovese Rose 2013
Delivers a lively mouthful of lovely strawberry, cranberry and apple flavors. Shows extraordinary balance and finesse without sacrificing zip and mouthwatering acidity. There’s a slight honeyed note to the long, elegant finish.
Even goes with Baba ganoush, red peppers, paella, and olives
Weinbiet 2011 Riesling Trocken
Riesling is one of the white grapes that can and does age well, not indefinitely like a fine Bordeaux, but it can go years in the bottle and, as in this case, did itself proud. This wine has taken on a structure and a smoothness that did not exist in 2011. Here's what Eric Asimov said in NYT on the subject: "Riesling also has the ability to age for decades, to make wines that are intense yet delicate and to express the intricate nuances of terroir so beloved by wine geeks, regardless of whether the wine is dry or sweet."
Pairings: Anchovies, ceviche, mild curry
Macrina Garofoli Verdicchio 2013
This Verdicchio is pale straw in color with green highlights. On the nose, "Macrina" delivers pear, lemon, lime, fresh melon and apple flavors. Well structured, flavors repeat aromas with an elegant core of freshness. Here, the Metro Wines Tasting Panel wants to make a distinction with a difference. Some wines claim freshness because of the lack of fruit or poor construction. Not so with "Macrina." Fermented in steel, the wine is richly complex and yet assuredly fresh with a discernable lift. The winemaker promises, and we can verify, that "Macrina" has "substantial longevity," but the truth is, you won't need it. With 13% alcohol, you will, we know you will, recycle this bottle at the end of your meal
Pairings: Calamari, Mussles, Prosciutto
Keo Malbec 2011
A high altitude Malbec with perfect varietal typicity. Red violet colored with brilliant ruby hues. It has mature red fruit aromas where plums and blackberries combine with spicy hints of black pepper and soft mint. It is powerful with structure and amplitude represented by its complex personality and silky finish.
Pairings: Indian food, fajitas, meatloaf, mushrooms
Domaine des Rozets 2010
A blend of 60% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 5% Cinsault. It was brought up all in concrete, this vintage has an earthy, cherry and black fruited style with more herbs and hints of garrigue coming through with air. Medium-bodied, straightforward and easy-drinking, it should continue to drink nicely for another couple of years.
Pairings: grilled tunas, mexican food, cassoulet