Published: Thursday, July 14, 2016
A unique red blend, Jost 4 Skins includes various amounts of Lucie Kuhlmann, Marechal Foch, Leon Millot, and Castel grape varietals. This wine will first approach you with notes of mint and blueberry on the nose, and then follow with fresh pomegranate on the palate, along with a tart blackberry bramble.
Due to the northern climate of Nova Scotia, these grapes are more fresh and acid driven than other New World regions that produce red wine. This acidity may be considered a handicap at first glance, but it can be a significant strength when used correctly. You see, acid driven wines are key when consuming foods of high fat or salt and make a wonderful accompaniment to foods in the summer due to the low alcohol and freshness this wine exhibits. It prevents the wine from feeling too heavy or hot and provides striking energy to the wine for the duration of the glass.
Do you want to test this theory? Visit Gabrieau’s Bistro in the quaint town of Antigonish and sink your teeth into their delectable Italian Sausage & Potato Gnocchi entrée featuring roasted red pepper, grilled fennel, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted garlic, wine, herbs, and goat cheese. The fruitiness and hint of residual sugar in the Jost 4 Skins balances the spice of the sausage and can also hold up to the sweet nature of the fennel and red pepper used in the dish. I encourage you to test this recipe or a similar homemade dish with this wine. I am confident you will see the niche this wine will fill at your dinner table. Cheers!
SPECIAL PRICE UNTIL AUG. 14 - $17.99
$2 off Jost 4 Skins 750mL. Find it at select NSLC stores.