2016 Cenatiempo Ischia Biancolella, Ischia, Italy
Situated off the coast of Campania, Ischia is a beautiful island often visited as a vacation getaway for Italians, but they have a wonderful history of winemaking. Rarely seen varieties such as this Biancolella are prominent here, and they greatly express the place from where they’re made. Sea swept aromas of lime and melon mingle with true mineral flavors on the palate, a combination of volcanic soil and bright sunshine that spread across this paradise. Try serving this wine with sashimi or linguini with an herbed butter sauce.
2016 Bodega Noemia de Patagonia Malbec "A Lisa", Patagonia, Argentina
The rustic landscape of Patagonia doesn’t appear to be ideal for wine growing, but in the right hands this Malbec harkens to its French origins: deep plum and cherry notes are brushed with more earthy aromas, and the full mouth finish screams for hearty foods A well-cultivated cheese board would also sing with this red.