It’s April 24th, 2020, and the end of our sixth full week working from home. We’re drinking transitional whites and rosés (both ’18s and ’19s!) to compliment seasons changing across the nation.
Today we’re sharing how five of our Skurnik staff finished their days with life’s simplest pleasures: meals made with love and special wines that we can think of no better reason to open.
Reporting from five different ‘bunkers’ – Kate, Holly, Caroline, Elyse, & Mark share their wine picks from this week:
I couldn’t wait to taste our newest offering from The Pinot Project in can. We tasted through tank samples from our winemaker partner in Washington and landed on this little gem of a Pinot Grigio. It’s bright and refreshing with notes of melon and citrus; totally crushable. It also happens to pair beautifully with this Thai ginger zoodle salad.
The 2017 Ultreia Godello was the inspiration for this evening’s meal of Paella; Godello from my favorite Spanish producer… the talented and loveable Raul Perez. This acid-driven, mineral beauty from Valtuille de Abajo (Bierzo) ever so gracefully melded with the briny shellfish medley running amok our bowls.
Hats off Raul, thanks for producing this appetizing, entertaining sound and taste track to this lemony amalgam.
Rosé de Loire, Thibaud Boudignon
With bright acidity and notes of strawberry and white jasmine, this wine surprises you with its round structure, chalky minerality, and a complex saline finish. Simply delish!
Prieler Rosé vom Stein
This is the perfect rosé to start the spring with as it offers lots of juicy fruits like strawberry and banana but finishes dry with tons of minerality and acidity. I even got some notes of thyme and rosemary on the pallet. And it went exceptionally well with my mac & cheese! Might be my new lunch break go-to.
Fiano di Avellino ‘Colli di Lapio’, Clelia Romano
Ian D’Agata of Vinous once said that if there were a grand cru appellation for Fiano, this would be it. I agree. One of Italy’s best whites, period!