In partnership with our friends at The Austin Wine Merchant, we’re showcasing 20 Wines Under $20 that give you the most bang for your buck. Each week we’ll feature a new batch of five recommendations from these local purveyors, so be sure to check back!
2012 Bayten Sauvignon Blanc Constantia
This wine hails from the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Crisp, zesty with textbook aromas and flavors of green fig, gooseberry, lime complemented with grassy herbal notes and supported by chalky minerality. Pairs with soft cheese, fish or any food featuring green, herbal seasoning. Just $14.99!
2013 Montsant Altaroses Granaxta Fina de d’ArmÓs Joan D’Anguera
100% Grenache (Granaxta in Catalan) grown in Montsant D.O. (next door to Priorat). Ripe strawberries, a touch of grippy tannin and spicy “garrigue”. Biodynamic (organic) to boot! Pair with spicy food, roasted meats or vegetables. Only $17.50!
2013 Côtes-du-Rhône Perrin Reserve Blanc
A classic Rhône white varietals (Grenache blanc, Marsanne, Roussane) accented with a hint of Viognier. Floral, notes of apple & peach – long finish balanced w/good minerality. A perfect mate for grilled fish, bouillabaisse or dishes with saffron. A deal at $9.99!
Crémant de Bourgogne Rosé Louis Picamelot
100% Burgundy Pinot Noir in this lively rosé offers delicate notes of raspberries, cherries and floral blossoms – a delight! Crémants (French sparkling wine made in the traditional Champagne method) offer great value – who says you can’t have spectacular bubbles everyday? Only $19.99!
2013 Beaujolais Blanc Domaine des Nugues
100% Chardonnay from southern Burgundy. Lovely notes of ripe pear, golden delicious apple, white flowers. Fresh, light & smooth on the palate. Pairs with herbed fish, white meat or summer squash. Enjoy a departure from your New World Chardonnay. Only $13.75!