Sunday is the big game. The Superbowl final will pit the two best quarterbacks in the NFL against each other: veteran Tom Brady and young sensation Patrick Mahomes. In both cases, we are talking about “non-standard” players whose game rises above that of others. A bit like some wines … Whether you are for one or the other, here are two equally “extraordinary” wines that will bring you a lot of pleasure, even some thrills. To sip quietly during the Sunday night game.
Drink less. Drink better.
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Meinklang, Prosa 2019, Burgenland, Austria
I would have liked to suggest it to you next week, for Valentine’s Day, but given the impressive popularity of Meinklang wines (though barely known not 2 years ago!), You may find yourself in front of an empty tablet. Alluring nose of strawberries, melon and flowers. Light bubbles, delicious material. We smell a little residual sugar, but it’s well integrated and the acidity brings the right amount of freshness to make it very pleasant. Perfect pairing with potato chips knowing it could make a decadent pairing with buffalo style chicken wings.
Skerk, Malvazija 2017, Venezia Giulia, Italy
Stuck on the Slovenian border, Azienda Agricola Skerk is a small family property of 7 hectares located in the Carso DOC in Friuli-Veneto, a region considered to be one of the cradles of orange wine. The estate is managed by the talented Sandi Skerk who uses his grandfather’s winemaking techniques, including skin maceration for his white wines. This is the case here with malvasia which gives a wine with a finely golden color. A captivating nose with tones of honey, marjoram, lavender, orange blossom and cardamom. On the palate, the wine appears full-bodied and very dry. The impression of bitterness, sometimes marked in orange wine, becomes delicate. Good persistence. Expensive, but downright “extraordinary”. Try it with a dish of chicken nachos!
Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my email@example.com 1-800-268-7116