Pumpkin spice season is here, but wine never goes out of style.
Summer is over, but that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy a nice glass of wine after work or on the weekend. The beauty of wine is that it comes in so many different varieties, that you can find a wine that has all the flavours of fall! These wines are perfect with a fresh slice of apple pie, or a smoky cheese platter. Try them all, and find your new favourite!
Pinot Noir - This wine gives all the flavours of the fall season – black tea, cinnamon, anise, raspberry, black cherry, forest floor, fresh earth, and tobacco. This wine is perfect for curling up with on a rainy night.
Shiraz or Syrah – With notes of plum, clove, pepper, and blackberry, this wine is deep, rich, and bold, fitting for the season.
Sémillon – One of three approved wines grown in the Bordeaux region, this wine in many cases is heavy, but dry and sweet at the same time – a great transition wine.
Barbera – Black cherry, blueberry, and plum are the dominant flavours in this Italian wine.
Dolcetto – This wine is habitually bitter, with an almond finish and note of licorice and black cherry floating throughout.
Oaked Chardonnay – Arguably one of the most popular white wine choices, chardonnay, specially the oaked variety brings notes of toffee, crème brulee, and pie spice, a lovely fall treat.
Zinfandel – often grown in California, this wine is oak-y, with licorice, black pepper, cinnamon, and fruit jams flavours in its profile.
Oaked Chenin Blanc – Notes of baked apple pie, butterscotch, buttered toast, and lemon dominate this wonderful white wine. All the flavours of fall in one delicious beverage.
Grüner Veltliner - This wine, when allowed to age creates a beautiful white pepper note with a touch of honey. Oaked versions give this wine a full-bodied feel, perfect for the cool weather.
What's your favourite fall wine? Comment below!
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