The Wine of the Week is … A Rich, Bold One with Flair!


Each Friday, #‎Ottawa sommelier Monique Ippolito introduces us to a new wine worth savouring and sharing.

by Monique Ippolito

Good day folks! Ever get the urge to add a little flair to your life, especially during the holiday party season? Well, since Fridays are always a good reason to uncork a bottle of wine, I say uncork one with loads of flair!
Here are five reasons why La Miros de Ribera Crianza is our #WineoftheWeek
LCBO Vintages #431676 | $21.95
  1.  It is absolutely yummy! This wine shows complex and balanced aromas and flavours including loads of black fruit (black plum, cherry and cassis), sweet baking spices, and hints of dark chocolate peppermint.
  2. The Ribera del Duero is home to one of the world’s best, robust and exclusive areas for red wines. This little wine speaks volumes of what the region can produce. This wine has tremendous capacity for ageing (8-10 years) and elegantly structured fruit, acidity and tannins.
  3. For its price point, this rich full bodied red wine is a definite value!
  4. It pairs very well with braised or roasted red/game meats.  Mine paired particularly well with a Montreal smoked meat sandwich.
  5. Usually, when I am hunting for a new wine I tend to glance at their reviews online and/or get assistance from an LCBO product consultant if one is available.  In the case of this wine my decision to grab it was pretty much due to my attraction to the artwork on the label. I am thrilled that it tastes incredible nevertheless. So, this brings me to reason number five and how this wine came to be one of my top picks for a rich, bold wine with flair.
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