One of our favorite distributors, Ewald Moseler, traveled from Portland to the Co-op for a wine tasting recently.
Ewald featured four wines including the following:
The Craftsman Pinot Noir, an Oregon wine with bright cranberry flavors and hints of earth and cinnamon with a luscious mouth-feel, and a great price for under $20. This is a new product at the Co-op.
2 Copas Spanish Red, 50% Syrah and 50% Tempranillo, is an aromatic and “friendly” wine for every occasion. It has aromas of blueberry jam and plums with hints of pepper and exotic spices. This is a smooth, great everyday wine that goes well with mildly seasoned meats, cheese and cold cuts.
BioKult Grüner Vetliner is a white wine from Austria, which is described as having a fresh and crisp citrus taste, balanced with a creamy texture. Dry with a touch of pepper, this wine makes a very nice aperitif as well as a pairing with seafood.
Weingut Herbert Pazen, Mosel Valley, is a 100% Riesling, out of Germany. It has a fruity taste with a lemony dry finish, perfect to serve with roasted pork and Asian cuisine. The winery shipped only 70 of the 110 cases produced to Oregon.
For as long as Ewald can remember, these winemakers, the Pazens, have been “the family next door” in the tiny village of Rachtig, where Ewald grew up.
Ewald Moseler Selections at Mitchell Wines, based in Portland, is an importer and wholesaler of fine wines from Germany and Austria. The Co-op loves working with Ewald and being able to offer his wines to you.