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A new grape! and it has a boss-ass name!

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Brand NameMaximo
Wine NameViura
Vintage (Year)2007
CountrySpain
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeViura
Alcohol %13%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating8 (on a scale of 1-10)
  

If you haven't realized it by now, I tend to go to Canal's in Pennsauken a lot when I go for new wines, and as they have basically reorganized their wine section, I saw this interesting bottle staring at me from one of the end caps [of the shelves].

What made me purchase it was that it talked about the flavor hints of pear and quince, Pears are a favorite of my mom's and I remember her telling the story of putting a raw Quince in her mouth.

The wine itself has some nice tropical flavors, but it's the quince piece that gives it an interesting acidity. This being a Spanish wine, it goes best with freshly caught seafood, or seafood dishes like paella,

I only gave this wine an 8 because I have no other Viuras to compare it too.

 

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