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Thanksgiving Wine Picks
Joe’s Picks for Thanksgiving
The Red – La Miraja 2019 Ruchè – $24.99
Castagnole Monferrato is home to the obscure, almost forgotten, Ruchè. This grape is tended at La Miraja by Eugenio Gatti, a seventh generation winemaker, where he makes a scant thousand cases of this wine a year. This wine is all red berries, white pepper, flowers, and pomegranate. A lighter weight wine to refresh the palate.
The White – Couly-Dutheil 2018 Les Chanteaux Chinon Blanc – $26.99
For Thanksgiving I like my red wines light and my white wines to have a bit more heft. Couly-Dutheil was founded in 1921 and is still today owned by the same family, now 4th generation owners. They only make one white wine and this is it. Les Chanteaux is made from the grape Chenin Blanc, a personal favorite for this holiday. Even when done dry, like this wine is, Chenin has sneaky edges of sweet flavors: honey-ed lime zest, dried wildflowers, and enough weight to hold its own at the Thanksgiving table.
-Joe Buchter, Import Wine Buyer