Friday, February 14th from 5-7pm
This week, Steve Eudy & Arlene Kirby of Empire Distributors…
They will be pouring…
Valentine’s Day Wines
2018 Chateau Bonnet Bordeaux Blanc
75% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Sémillon, & 5% Muscadelle
Brilliant clear pale yellow colour with green highlights. Starts out powerful on the nose, going on to reveal delicate aromas of white fruit, pear and citrus. Starts out beautifully straightforward on the palate, becoming round and full-bodied mid-palate. Pleasantly fresh on the finish, contributing a lovely long aftertaste. A well-balanced wine with delicious aromas of white fruit following through to the palate. This Bonnet Blanc is particularly enjoyable with oysters, crab or marinated mussels.
2016 Tour de Graves Côtes de Bourg Red
80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, & 5% Malbec
Côtes de Bourg, Bordeaux, France
Flattering nose of baked red berries Supple and silky tannins are perfectly integrated. Aromas of redcurrant and blackberry in the mouth. The oak is very subtle and bring nice spicy notes. Old fashion style Bordeaux with a very giving character signature of the fabulous vintage. 12 months aging for half in new 225 litter French oak barrels (30% new oak). Organic.
2018 Clos Troteligotte “K-nom” Malbec
85% Malbec & 15% Merlot
This fruit-forward and easy-drinking Malbec is showing delightful tastes of blueberry and raspberry. The smooth tannins allow a very silky finish for a wine incredibly approachable even young. Aging for 6 month in cement vats. Certified organic and biodynamic.
N/V Chateau de la Durandiere Saumur Sparkling Rosé Sec
100% Cabernet Franc
Saumur, Loire Valley, France
Strawberry notes are dominating on the palate followed by a nice peachy and orange peel complexity. The finish is crisp and slightly rounded by a discreet sweetness perfectly balanced with a bright acidity. Fermentation of the “vin de base” in stainless steel vats. Second fermentation in the bottle following the strict Méthode Traditionnelle. Artisanal riddling on wooden racks. Long 18 month ageing “sur lattes” in the troglodytes caves of the Château. Sec dosage of 18 g/l 2,000 cases produced per year only
2017 Pierre Bise Anjou Blanc
100% Chenin Blanc
Anjou, Loire Valley, France
The signature of this Terroir is the subtle Combination of power, brought by sandstone, and volume, brought by the schist. The perception of acidity comes at the finish, bringing freshness, and is nicely combined with a soft bitterness. Slow pneumatic pressing. Long must settling of 24 to 48 hours. Long Fermentations (Alcoholic and malolactic) in stainless steel vats with wild yeasts and no chaptalization.
2018 Penner-Ash Viognier
On the nose, delicate hints of honeysuckle and jasmine blend harmoniously with lively aromas of key lime and apple. The palate further complements these aromas with fresh honeycomb sweetness that is quickly curbed by notes of just picked green apple, creating the perfect balanced acidity in every sip. 100% Stainless Steel aged.
2017 Penner-Ash Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Savory notes of oak mixed with red cherry, cedar spice, and dried rose petals, followed by subtle hints of tobacco. Its structured sweetness gives way to fresh and earthy notes followed by a lasting finish. Aged 10 months in 24% new French oak, 33% one year-old French oak, 43% two and three year old French oak barrels.
2014 Frédéric Mabileau “Eclipse” Cabernet Franc
100% Cabernet Franc
AOP St Nicolas de Bourgeil, Loire Valley, France
This cuvée is produced only in exceptional vintages, same than when the sun align with the moon. The 11th version of Eclipse display an incomparable intensity only found in exceptional wines. We experience in this wine what Cabernet Franc is capable of, delivering deep blackcurrant and blueberry noted combined elegantly with fine line of acidity. The delightful flowery notes of violet, so proper to the Cabernet Franc, marry up perfectly with a powerful yet integrated tannin structure. Due to the long ageing and the barrel fermentation the oak is perfectly integrated and is just here to underline the Terroir. Certified organic. Aged 22 months in French Oak.
The discount code for this tasting is "Cupid" Tell us the code at checkout and receive 10% off these wines, during the tasting only!
We hope you can join us for these excellent selections!