Sunday is kick back day. This Villa Rosa Moscato D’asti sourced from southern-facing hillside vineyards that surround the town of Santo Stefano Belbo in Piedmont. Villa Rosa Moscato is frizzante, or lightly sparkling, with an aromatic bouquet of sweet peach and apricot and delicate mineral qualities. A pleasantly sweet, yet refreshing way to just chill and relax. Happy Sunday!
A blend of 63% Garnacha and 37% Carinena, Cims del Montsant is made from grapes grown at the foot of the Montsant in the Siurana valley and aged for five months in French oak barrels. This medium-bodied wine starts of with a floral bouquet of bright red fruit, strawberry pastille and red currant preserves on the nose. The well structured palate offers good depth of fruit with mulberry, dark plum flavors with underlying notes of fresh ginger and baking spice towards a bold, focused finish. This wine is part of the Seminar presentation for tonight. You will be able to taste it first hand.
Langhe doc “PASSIONE” is a family owned vinyard. they believe a great wine is made with great passion – the same passion that has been accompanying their family for 4 generations. Passione is produced from vineyards of Nebbiolo and Barbera located in ”Langhe” renowned production area and from grapes masterfully assembled to exalt their typicity. It is refined in oak barrels. This blend is available for tasting tonight.
A gorgeous ripe cherry tones and purple sustained. Big, warm and fleshy with an expression of its youthful elegant tannic, expanding into a long and broad taste that will evolve correctly. On the palate, after a long maceration and controlled fermentation, this wine presents us with a beautiful dress, broad and intense.
This Corralillo Pinot Noir aged for 11 months in French oak. Has an intense and deep red color, with violet hints. On the nose, it imparts aromas of red cherries, blueberries and spices, which are very characteristic to this variety. In the mouth, its tannins are soft and elegant and its vibrant acidity gives a juicy, long and persistent finish. This Pinot Noir will be available for tasting this Friday.
It’s still time for a Rose! This organic farming Llopart Rose has a pale cherry colour with light copper tones. Highly bright. A well developed bubbles, small and constant. It has a complex bouquet of aging, harmonized with elegant wild fruits shade and delicate tanins. In mouth it comes in powerful and right point of acidity. It keeps a perfect balance until the end of its permanence in the palate. Great for this time of weather.
Located in the Mâconnais region in France, the vines grow in clay, limestone, and fossilized seashells, appearing in the wine as an enticing minerality underneath the vibrant fruit. Fragrant notes of white lilies, acacia, green apples, and white peaches make this a perfect partner to a Fall weather sip!
This Cava is part of the presentation at tonight’s seminar with winemaker Jessie Llopart. It’s an attactive brightpale goldcolor. Fine and constant bubbles. Clean aroma which is dominated by the primary aromas of the fruit. Soft and fresh on the palate. Lingering acidity with hints of white fruits. Nice creaminess and a long aftertaste.
The Barossa Valley confronted one of the earliest and smallest vintages in 2013, but quality was outstanding. Dry conditions, coupled with warm to hot weather and variable yield levels forced the growers to manage their blocks carefully, especially with regards to soil moisture and subsequent irrigation. Rainfall in 2012 was the fifth driest on record. A cooler than average January followed by a warm February hastened the ripening process in the vineyard, leading to an early harvest. Despite low yields, quality is strong across the board with reds showing intense flavors, good color and firm tannins. This Shiraz spends six months’ aging in stainless steel tanks with French oak innerstaves before bottling. The color is deep midnight black with a squid ink hue. An expressive and powerful notes of dark and exotic berries leads to a full-bodied wine that has a palate of dark and rich chocolates, traces of tar, leather and spice, with a core of supple, yet immense, fruit-driven characteristics, with a flavor-wrapped finish towards the end of the palate. This wine is part of the seninmar tonight with winemaker Allan Robb Hickinbotham.
An Old special selected vineyards. Harvested by hand. Aged in oak barrels. Racking to oak vats where the wine stays quiet until the moment of the fining and stabilisation. Deep red colour with purple tints. Extremely complex bouquet if ripe black and red berry fruits together with spices, liquorice, vanilla, eucalyptus, coffee, plum compotes and toasty notes. Full-bodied, powerful, elegant, with a long, long finish with sweet and tasty flavours coming through at the end.
This wine will be part of the Seminar on September 16th. You will be able to taste it!