As we wrap up 2021 and leave behind all the challenges we faced, it’s also a perfect time to reflect, appreciate and celebrate the past year as we welcome a new year full of surprises. What better time to mull over the delicious wines you’ve experienced and cheers to the beginning of a new year with a few of the best new wines to try in 2022.
When I think of my journey drinking wine and learning to better appreciate and understand the aromas and flavours in good wines, I often think back to trips abroad as a young lad, trying new wines styles in Germany, France, and Spain. While there always seems to be new styles and techniques, and as winemaking continues to evolve with the help of science, great wines are easier to find than ever.
Here are some of my best new wines to try in 2022:
Ant Moore Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Estate Series – $30
This hedonistic intense and juicy wine, coming from New Zealand, offers bright acidity, citrus and mango, and other tropical fruit. Enjoy with your favourite goat cheese or grilled prawns with fresh lemon and lime wedges.
Conde Di Condello Francesco – $30
This 100% Sangiovese rocks a bold tannic backbone while maintaining an elegant and vibrant feel. Fruity and floral notes are delightful. The grapes are manually harvested and then fermented in stainless steel tanks. Great value wine, as well as great tasting. You can find this wine in our all red or mixed Weekday Warrior packs. It pairs well with a nice, juicy slow-cooked roast beef.
Sandhill Single Vineyard Osprey Ridge Malbec 2017 – $50
Only 4 barrels were produced of this beauty. A cellar candidate for sure. Powerfully tannic and robust, this red wine is packed full of dark berry fruits with licorice and spice notes. With hints of chocolate and plenty of length, this will stay in your mouth for a good minute or two. Try with this Wild Rice, Mushroom and Spinach Stuffed Peppers recipe from Epicureanvegan.com
Allen Ingram is the founder of myWinegenie Applications Ltd. and pairedclub.com and is a professional chef, as well as a Sommelier. His passion for the world’s best wine and food pairings has taken him all over the world for business and pleasure.