Five wines to taste on Monday, April 7th - 5pm ‘til 7pm
Our special guest will be Jessica Engel, wine ambassador from Chateau des Karantes, in the Languedoc region of France.
From France’s Loire – Touraine region, Jardin en Fleurs’ Demi Sec Vouvray is a luscious wine that is pale gold with silver highlights. It is the ultimate entertaining wine. Soft and approachable, with fresh fruit aromas of pears and white flowers, it is certainly a crowd pleaser. This Vouvray should be served chilled, and while it can be enjoyed on its own, it pairs well with a number of diverse dishes, including shellfish and whitefish, pork, duck, and spicy cuisines.
Tresor de la Riviere Cotes du Rhone is well balanced with generous red fruit flavors and soft elegant tannins. It can be enjoyed from now or within the next 4 years. It pairs well with red meat, pasta dishes or savor on its own!
Tresor de la Riviere is a call back to the 1st Century when Romans used special riverboats to transport Cotes du Rhone wines from the city of Vienne. These boats, like the one on the label, carried the treasures of the Rhone Valley to other parts of the Roman Empire.
We will also be tasting wines from the Tres Exilios winery in Mendoza, Argentina.
Tres Exilios Torrontes is a dry wine with a round mouthfeel and a long, persistent finish. Torrontes is the most distinctive of all Argentine wines, including both white and red, because Argentina is the only country to produce it. Its enticing aromas are strikingly similar to Viognier, with hints of peach pit, flowers, and orange citrus fruit. On the palate, it has a beautiful structure and acidity along with fruit flavors that keep you coming back for another sip, and plenty of body for a wine that shows such delicate aromas and flavors. Enjoy it either by itself, or as a wonderful partner with smoked meats, mild to medium-strong cheeses, and seafood. Torrontes is a great partner for spicy food as well.
Tres Exilios Bonarda has a nice mouthfeel with very well balanced tannins, then bright fruit throughout the finish. Bonarda, (aka. Douce noir) is a red French wine grape variety that was historically grown in the Savoie wine region of eastern France, but today is more widely planted in the South American country of Argentina. The earliest mention of the grape dates to the early 19th century. By the end of that century it was the most widely grown red wine grape in eastern France, and today is the second most widely planted red grape, after Malbec, in Argentina.
Tres Exilios Malbec is an intense red color with purplish tones. A fruity and fresh expression of the varietal, its finish is intense, persistent and very well balanced.