Wines of the Week for March 29, 2018

Three wines to be released in Vintages outlets on Saturday, March 31st.

Secreto de Viu Manent Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (Casablanca Valley, Chile)
$14.95 (Vintages #540823)
Very pale in colour with a nose of green peppers and elderberries; light to medium-bodied, crisply dry, elegant, green plum, lemon and gooseberry flavours. (89)
Food match: seafood; goat’s cheese.

Falesco Poggio dei Gelsi 2016 (Lazio)
($16.95, Vintages #541490)
Remember the old Est! Est!! Est!!! ? Well, here it is updated with its own DOP (Denominazione di Origine Protetta). Light straw in colour; minerally, apple nose with a light floral note; light to medium-bodied, nicely balanced lemon and green apple flavours. Good length. (89)
Food match: grilled sardines; oysters

Il Feuduccio Fonte Venna Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2014 (Abruzzo, Italy)
$16.95 (Vintages #541474)
Dense purple-ruby in colour; cedary, spicy, black plum nose; medium-bodied, dry, fruity, well-balanced with a red plum flavour lifted with oak spice. (89)
Food match: pizza; hamburgers

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