Kitten Swish "As I Move From Here to There" Grenache 2014 from France is a silky, stony and spicy red wine.
If you knew superstar sommelier Brad Royale, the kooky name of this wine would make complete sense. Suffice it to say that Brad is a charismatic character, and, in addition to penning some of the very best wine lists in Alberta, he’s ventured into the micro-négociant world, sourcing fabulous wine under the Kitten Swish label. For this wine, Brad travelled to the Languedoc in the south of France, seeking mature, organically farmed Grenache vineyards. Made by Bruno Lafon (a blue chip name in Burgundy) at Domaine Magellan, using restrained and nuanced winemaking to focus your attention on the silky, stony, spicy red-fruited splendor of Grenache, enriched with a kittenish nip of Syrah. Made in micro-quantities, and this is a rare chance to share as it is sold out everywhere. Tender lamb chops or succulent pork roast would be a worthy pairing, or some fine local cheese.