Vino Mas Sept 19 Wine Club Wines
Wine Club for September: Wines from Spain
Grateful Palate Wines
The Southern Belle Red Blend which is the "main" wine this month is a project between Dan Philips of Grateful Palate fame and Julian Van Winkle of Pappy Van Winkle. This wine was aged in used Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrels. September is Kentucky Bourbon Month, a perfect month to showcase a Bourbon Barrel aged wine. The As a note, the Southern Belle paired perfectly with the recipe below, however, I somehow forgot to take the picture with the wine behind it.
The Spanish Shrimp Scampi I served with a green salad with a creamy tomatillo dressing, however, you could serve the shrimp any way you would like. The Shredded chicken street tacos had a little bit of spice to them, the fruitiness of the Tempranillo perfectly countered the spice in the meat. I used a rotisserie chicken to cut down on the prep time. Enjoy!
Links for the recipes to pair with the wines are below.
Southern Belle Red Blend
Syrah and Mourvedre (aka Monastrell in Spain)
Medium deep opaque purple color with dark red rim. Initial aromas redolent of blackberry and blueberry with underlying hints of red fruits give way to pleasing complex elements of vanilla and toffee. Soft, big, yet elegant mouth feel, rich, full body, density, superb balance and grip, lead to long, long finish, carrying intense ripe fruit and complex flavors. Soft, supple, dramatic, sexy wine with a compelling yummy factor that screams “drink me.”
James Jean, artist
“Southern Belle” was created to resemble fine china. One tradition of Southern Gothic literature is to subvert traditional stereotypes of the antebellum period. The element of hypocrisy plays a huge role in these characters. The bottle is the “mourning belle” with all the skeletons of the past emerging from under her dress.
Recipe to pair with this wine:
Diddly Bow Malvasia
Tension. Electricity. Nervosity. Lush yet racy. Extremely complex and beguiling wine that walks a tightrope between extremes of excess and laconic expression. The initial impression is full and rich and ripe with tropical flavors and honey, melon, stone fruit and slight hints of vanilla but then the structure kicks in and grips the wine on the palate and suddenly the impression changes to passionfruit and crisp green white nectarine. Tour de force winemaking that fulfills the promise of the genius artwork on the label.
James Dean, Artist
“The “gut bucket” blues became the inspiration for the “Diddley Bow” series. I always liked the idea that music could be cobbled together from the simplest of materials, so the characters are all connected to something elemental, if not being elemental themselves. Being somewhat of an amateur musician, I used colors that were evocative of the music, acidic yellows and reds, in addition to bruised purples in the line work.”
Recipe to pair with this wine: Spanish Shrimp Scampi with carrots & cumin
This wine is 100% Tempranillo from 25 year old vines (10% aged for six months in old oak barrels) with lots of soft dark fruit and a touch of warm spice.
“A monophonic or monoaural signal is one recorded in a single channel. If you listen the recording with two speakers or headphones you listen exactly the same through the left and through the right” Here we make an analogy with the musical concept:
(1 channel = 1 grape variety = monovarietal).
Recipe to pair with this wine: Shredded Chicken Street Taoos