Mmmm, Malbec. Known for being fruit-forward with big, bold flavors, velvety texture, dark, rustic, and majorly drinkable with its overall balanced structure. Who doesn’t love Malbec? Though it may seem like this big grape was born with greatness it actually has a long history of being overlooked and underappreciated. So how did Malbec emerge as vinous nobility? Turns out all it took was a little travel and whole lot of sunshine.
Spring is bringing us more than bud break to the vineyards this year!
Every spring our pruned vineyards burst forth with new life as the first baby buds reach out and greet us with the warmer, longer days. Bud Break is an exciting time, filled with anticipation, hope, and wonder. Our young budding vines are not the only things being refreshed and starting new this spring. Papa Steve’s Heringer Heritage Barn restoration project has started and is scheduled to open summer 2018. The 130+ year old Great Western Horse barn has been
Bacon Wrapped and Blue Cheese Stuffed Dates with Malbec
The Heringer Estates Wine of the Month for April is our beautiful 2014 Malbec paired with some amazing bacon wrapped, blue cheese stuffed dates. . . Well, anything wrapped in bacon with blue cheese is pretty amazing and magical as a unicorn.
Cork has been the #1 closure for wine bottles and preservation since at least the seventeenth century. Though historically, the use of cork closures goes all the way back to ancient Egypt and their gorgeous amphora bottles. The reason cork continues to be the main choice for winemakers over centuries of winemaking is that its natural versatility has proven the most reliable closure for the often sensitive nature of wine. What makes cork such a fascinating topic, and why is the debate about its longevity in a world of “alternative closures” so heated? Join us as we take a glance at wine’s most long-lived and coziest companion.
What is Cork anyway?
Spring is here and we’ve got Cabernet on the mind. Cabernet Franc that is! As Heringer’s wine of the month for March, we are rolling up our sleeves, brushing up on our geography, and busting out our decanters to get a real sense of what this lesser known, but deliciously elegant wine grape is all about.
So you have been holding on to that perfect bottle of aged wine for 10 years and the perfect time has come to enjoy the magnificent fermented juice inside? What do you do? After so many years, the aged library bottle’s contents inside have changed considerably. How do you ensure that this finely aged wine will be as wonderful as you have anticipated?
Heringer Estate’s March Wine of the Month is the amazing and spectacular 2015 Cabernet Franc, a classic favorite. This wine is strong yet subtle, not overpowering and plays nicely with other foods. We have paired the Cabernet Franc with a recipe for a citrus beet salad with pulled burrata cheese and pumpkin seeds to celebrate March’s unique place in the seasonal calendar. This salad transforms winter fruits and vegetables into a light spring meal. Add some freshly baked french bread and butter and you have a fresh meal that is as bright and optimistic as our upcoming spring season.