Rene Barbier Mediterranean Wines from Spain
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A well-prepared meal is not complete without a bottle of wine on the table, but how do you know which kind of wine to choose? If you’re going to serve red pasta, light beef dishes, or poultry, try Rene Barbier Gran Reserva 1999, a rich red wine made from Spain’s Tempranillo grapes mixed with Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is aged at least two years in French oak barrels and then aged for another three years inside their glass bottles before being placed on store shelves. When you take a whiff of the wine, you’ll detect the aroma of dark, ripe autumn fruits, which are complemented by notes of licorice, cocoa, and black pepper. The Rene Barbier Gran Reserva 1999 is the most impressive wine from Rene Barbier and is one of their best-selling selections.
You may also want to look into the Rene Barbier Seleccion, which is available in both Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Chardonnay version is a light golden wine that has hints of exotic fruits and complex aromas. It’s great with grilled chicken breast, poached white fish, shellfish, Caesar salad, or paella. The red Cabernet Sauvignon is a well-awarded line characterized by its mature fruit flavors and subtle hint of black licorice. Ideal for beef, poultry, lamb, and cheeses.
Those who prefer sweet, fruity wines should try the Rene Barbier Classic Merlot and Tepranillo. Their Merlot has complex flavors of plums, pepper, and mint, and the addition of Spanish Tempranillo grapes adds complexity found in other merlot wines. This goes well with red pasta, beef, heavy chicken dishes, and chocolate.
The classic Rene Barbier Mediterranean is a staple and perhaps the safest choice. The first of the Rene Barbier wines to be introduced in the Philippines, the Mediterranean wines’ perfectly balanced blends have perfectly captured the tastes of wine drinkers in the country. The Red wine has an intense sherry color and strong aromas, while the White wine is a crisp lemon yellow with green tones. They’re easy to drink and goes well with many different types of food.
Rene Barbier wines can be purchased at all Rustans, Shopwise, Landmark, and Cherry Supermarkets as well as selected fine restaurants. Learn more about Rene Barbier by visiting www.rbwines.com.ph.