For 12 weeks, we feature a wine, and include tasting notes and suggestions for pairings. At the end of the 12 weeks, we’ll review our Mixed Case, and recap the choices. Each mixed case will be chosen by a local wine shop owner, who will also become our wine expert-in-residence during his or her tenure. (So should we need recommendations for a holiday, for example. we’ll ask.) We’ll get a new expert for each case. Right now, we’re working on our Mixed Case from Aries Wine & Spirits in White Plains.
Valentin Bianchi New Age White is bottle 10 in our series. To see the rest, click here: Mixed Case on Small Bites.
Bonus online content
I have to edit it down to fit in the paper, but here is Aries owner Andrea Kish’s full description of the wine.
Valentin Bianchi New Age White
Region: San Rafael district south of Mendoza, Argentina; BodegaValentin Bianchi is nestled in the foothills of the Andes Mountains where it benefits from a cooler climate. It is among the last Italian family-owned wineries still in operation.
Tasting notes: a refreshing, “frizzante” blend of Torrontes and Sauvignon Blanc, with a fresh peachy flavor. While delicious served chilled, it is also one of the most “mix-able” wines on the market….especially poured over ice with a squeeze of lime in a cocktail called “The Tincho” or enjoyed with orange, cranberry or pineapple juice.
Why we chose it: everyone loves it either straight up or in a cocktail
Goes with: spicy foods such as Thai or Indian dishes, Japanese sushi with wasabi and salty foods like ham; also delicious with a scoop of peach, apricot or cassis sorbet or gelato.