What You Should Know about Our Wines
Estate Wines is your indispensable source for interesting, small-production, food-friendly wines. We want to bring delicious wines to your table that go beyond Chardonnay and Cabernet and offer you a choice of many other exciting varietals.
I would say 80% of the time wine is consumed together with food. Hence it is only natural that we offer you a selection of wines that make good companions with meals. Not all wines that happen to be 'in vogue' or taste pleasant without food actually qualify as good food matches. The main points to remember here are:
* stay low on the alcohol (11,5% - 13%)
* less oak is better
* acidity is required to produce saliva and clean the palate (this is true for reds and whites)
* a pretty label does not guarantee a delicious wine
As our eating habits are more and more dictated by concerns over health, our diet is becoming lighter: fewer calories, less red meat and fat, more fish, more vegetables, lighter sauces. I believe that we find charming food-matches as well as good bargains in varietals like Gruener Veltliner, Roter Veltliner, Zierfandler, Rotgipfler, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Barbera, Montepulciano, Zweigelt, Teroldego, Pinot Noir, Blaufraenkisch and Sangiovese.
Have fun discovering new flavors with these wines! Please feel free to call me (tel +81. 078-777-6616) any time with questions or special requests.
A wine event at your home or club?
If you want to entertain your friends, perhaps I can assist you in organising and conducting a winetasting and/or wine seminar. Interested? Contact us or call me at +81. 078-777-6616
Wolfgang Spanring Forster