Friday, July 19, 2013

Saturday Wine Tasting - Forsyth

Wine Tasting - Open House
Tasting some great hot weather wines from Dana from Vinoteca
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105 314.727.8788
Saturday July 20 from 11am-1pm

  • 2011 Soucherie Anjou Blanc
  • 2011 Monastero Suori Cistercensi Coenobium
  • 2012 Yves Cuilleron Rose

2011 Monastero Suori Cistercensi Coenobium....$25.99
Recently, at the Armani/Ristorante, inside the Armani store on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, I had a revelatory glass of wine. As revelations tend to be few and far between on lists of wines by the glass, I believe this one's for sharing: Monastero Suori Cistercensi Coenobium 2009, a trebbiano-verdicchio-malvasia-grechetto blend made by — get this — nuns, at a monastery just north of Rome. Unfiltered and organic, this hazy, strawberry-blonde wine is part of a growing group of so-called "orange wines." These wines are vinified essentially like red wine: left in much longer contact with the grape skins than is normally the case with white wines, so that the fermenting grape juice takes on a slightly tannic and dry, delicious, cider-like quality. Stylish and rustic, citric and earthy all at once, my glass of Coenobium paired perfectly with Armani/Ristorante chef Roberto Deiaco's custardy leek flan with decadent gorgonzola sauce, and his ricotta and quail egg yolk ravioli dressed in black truffle shavings. And it will go with any rich, creamy, cheesy dish that you make at home." -- Saveur Magazine

"As I have said so many times in the past, Yves Cuilleron has become one of the bright shining stars of the northern Rhone." -- Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

2012 Yves Cuilleron Syrah Rose....$15.99
This Rosé is sourced 100% from Syrah grown within the confines of the village of Chavanay. It is produced by the “saignée” method after a brief maceration of several hours. The fermentations are in stainless steel and the elevage continues for about six months before bottling in the spring following harvest.

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