Wine of the Month: Love Chew

Wine of the Month: Love Chew
Wine of the Month: Love Chew

Introducing February’s wine of the month, the appropriately named Love Chew from Nouveau Wine.

Gentle, juicy and excellent for chilling (we like it served straight from the fridge), Love Chew is constructed from 100% Cinsault, and is a mix of outdated block vines in addition to youthful vines. It’s fermented in chrome steel to present freshness and undergoes a course of referred to as Carbonic Maceration which provides its signature flavour of boiled sweets (we promise, it tastes superb). Alongside this, it options crimson fruits akin to strawberry, raspberry and a bitter cranberry word. It has mild tannin however is clean on the palate and an total easy-drinker.  

Made utilizing low-innervation farming, this implies hand-harvested grapes, sustainable farming practices and spontaneous fermentation – Nouveau go away the wild yeasts that exist already on the grapes and within the vineyard work their magic.

With flavours of crimson berries, candied sweets and saline, we love this vegan wine served chilled from the fridge.  

To have a good time we spoke to the top Nouveau Wine winemaker in South Africa to seek out out extra about how this recent crimson wine is produced.

What does a winemaker do?

A winemaker merely guides the product to its ultimate vacation spot. We wish to make one thing distinctive and have folks expertise what you might have skilled through the rising of the grapes and the making of the wine – all these flavours that you simply get for if you open up a bottle of wine.

What’s low-intervention winemaking?

Low-intervention winemaking is the place the winemaker doesn’t do an excessive amount of to the wine, they merely make it possible for every thing runs easily however doesn’t intrude. There are not any extra components added to the wine and the naked minimal quantity of sulphites or none in any respect. There’s no filtration – you do not take something out of the wine that is not alleged to be there.

What winery practices makes Love Chew ‘low-intervention’?

An essential low-intervention winery follow isn’t utilizing systemic chemical compounds to deal with the winery. We’re extra centered on rising wholesome vines as an alternative of treating the signs of illness and pests so we focus loads on soil well being. If in case you have wholesome soil you might have wholesome vines and in case you have wholesome vines, you might have wholesome grapes.

Why does Nouveau Wine select to make use of Previous Vines?

Utilizing outdated vines provides you grapes with a greater high quality, so due to this fact a greater testing wine. 

How outdated are the Previous Vines?

An Previous Vine in South Africa needs to be a minimal of 35 years outdated. Within the trade, it was once commonplace to tug out older vines and begin new however the ‘Previous Vine Mission’ which began a couple of decade in the past, goals to protect these older vines.

What impression does the age of the vines have on the wine?

The age of the vine has a large impression on the standard of the wine. When a vine is younger it tends to be fairly vigorous. Because it grows older it reduces its yield and the grapes on the vine get much more concentrated. This makes a superior high quality grape which is then mirrored within the wine.

What’s ‘carbonic maceration’ and what impact does this have on the wine?

Carbonic maceration is the place the fermentation of the berry occurs inside itself as a result of atmosphere within the tank. CO2 is added however the grapes aren’t crushed so the grapes turn out to be little tanks of their very own.

It will increase the fruit profile within the wine which makes provides flavours of crimson and blackberry to the wine. It additionally decreases the tannin extraction of the wine since you do not break the pores and skin cells of the grape. 

What’s one of the best ways to serve Love Chew? How chilly ought to or not it’s?

Serving Love Chew chilled helps to extend the expression of the recent fruit flavours within the wine. 

What do you get if you scent Love Chew?

I choose up so many crimson berries – cranberries come first to thoughts but in addition forest-floor berries, blackberries…It is like a bowl of juicy berries!

What do you get if you style Love Chew?

Let’s speak in regards to the color first – as you’ll see it’s a evenly colored wine which displays its lighter, elegant construction and clean tannin on the palette. Then you definately’ve bought the continuation of these juicy berry fruits in addition to a boiled candy/candied high quality from the carbonic maceration course of.

Questioning how one can take pleasure in tour new favorite wine? Love Chew pairs very well with…

Fable Crimson Miso & Soy Beef Stir Fry
Belazu Rose Harissa Paste
I’m Nut Okay – Black Truffle Nerominded
Torres Vegetable Crisps

Attempt Love Chew right here now and think about the total Nouveau Wine vary right here.