Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wine Wednesday - Noboleis Vignoles

Noboleis Vineyards 2012 Dry Vignoles

This 2012 Dry Vignoles is an excellent example of what can be done with this malleable varietal. With natural fruit characteristics that are not lost via the fermentation process, do not hesitate to indulge (especially at $20 a bottle) when you dine and drink at Prasino in St. Charles, MO. 

With Hints of green apple, pineapple, and pear, this Noboleis wine is intoxicatingly fragrant. The kissable initial tartness smooths out as you are left thirsting for more. 

Prasino is one of our favorite local St. Charles spots for delicious eats, and they do their best to stay as local as possible when it comes to food, wine, beer and liquor. They also have a chic atmosphere and one of the best brunches in St. Louis. 

This Vignoles tames anything of spice and pairs well with the Short Rib Nachos or the Wood-Fired Wings. Enjoy your wine with a mountain of nachos or 8-12 wings for the happy hour price of only $6. Prasino's whole menu focuses on farm-free ingredients that really come through in their dishes. 

Want to support local, but are feeling a sip for the suds?  Prasino continues to show off its support for anything regional including $4 happy hour drafts from area breweries including: Charleville Microbrewery, Schlafly Bottleworks, Urban Chestnut Brewery Company, Civil Life Brewing Co., 4 Hands Brewery, Broadway Brewery, Excel Brewery and O'Fallon Brewery.  By the way, take note of their taps next time you're in, let us know if you see anything interesting!

If you want something harder, try Pickney Bend Distillery's Whiskey! (HINT: It's completely worth the trip to visit this distillery in New Haven, take the tour, and sample one of their phenomenal gin and tonics.)  Prasino also offers Chandler Hill Vineyard's Chambourcin Rosé with hints of strawberry and rhubarb leading the way in this delightfully, pleasant springtime reminder.


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