Food & Drink

Review: 2018 Kukkula Aatto and Pas de Deux

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Finnish for “the hill,” Kukkula hails not from Scandinavia however from California’s Paso Robles area, the place proprietor/winemaker Kevin Jussila has been organically dry-farming his property for 16 years. In the present day we take a look at two Rhone-inspired reds from the 2018 classic.

2018 Kukkula Aatto Pink Wine Adelaida District – Aatto is End for “eye.” A mix of 45% counoise, 35% mourvedre, and 20% grenache. Extremely uncommon at the beginning, this wine kicks off with notes of raspberry and rhubarb, with gently inexperienced notes of olive, thyme, and a few sage creating because the preliminary rush of fruit begins to fade. Mildly beefy on the end, the wine continues to evolve with time in glass, providing a quietly balsamic end and a reprise of contemporary berries — albeit extra blueberry than raspberry this time round. Elegant  B+ / $60

2018 Kukkula Pas de Deux Pink Wine Adelaida District – A mix of 59% grenache and 41% syrah. A extra conventional Rhone-like expertise, however not by a mile. Intensely meaty up entrance, the wine evokes notes of barbecued beef, an ample balsamic character, and tons of greenery within the type of thyme and a few inexperienced pepper notes. Heavy and encumbered, the expertise calls for a daring meals pairing to stability out its intensely tannic physique. B- / $60

2018 Kukkula Pas de Deux Pink Wine Adelaida District




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