Monday, August 8, 2022

Open House Tastings!

Wine tasting with importers Pierre and Sheena.
Open house wine tasting!
Great chance to meet the importers and learn about these great wines!

Where: The Wine and Cheese Place Forsyth and Kirkwood
Two days! Friday and Saturday
Friday August 12th from 4pm - 6pm at our Kirkwood Location
Saturday August 13th from 11am-2pm at our Forsyth location

Here is a sampling of what we might taste....subject to change and maybe a few more wines will be added

  • Coutinel Negrette
  • Medimer Syrah
  • Medimer Viognier
  • Chateau Fontana Bourdeaux
  • Comte de Langeron Coteaux Bourguignons Blanc
  • Julien Schaal Altenberg de Bergheim Grand Cru Gewurztraminer

More info on the wines...

2018 Julien Schaal Altenberg de Bergheim Grand Cru Gewurztraminer....$34.99
Peach and honeysuckle are subtle on the nose of this wine, harmonizing with Valencia orange notes. The palate is bright and fresh, boosted by gentle sweetness that counters the richness, concentration and inherent warmth alongside a pleasantly bitter phenolic edge. Full of flavor, this is a masterful display of harmony. Drink 2023–2035.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Enthusiast

2019 Chateau Coutinel Negrette...$19.99
Made from the grape is Negrette
Immediately floral, this wine has an earthy tinge to its red fruit, as if mycelia fruited strawberries instead of mushrooms. Leave it in the fridge overnight to chill it for a hike and a picnic.
Rated 91/100 Wine and Spirits Magazine

2019 Chateau Fontana Bordeaux Rouge...$15.99
This has become one of our best selling Bordeaux!
Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot
Fontana’s old-vine Merlot (36 years old!) are thriving where others are struggling and exquisitely expressing their character, blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc flesh out into a champion bottle with violet aromas and a rich palate ripe red and blueberries, spice, and earth. Deep and dark red color. On the nose, the Merlot brings nice small red berry flavors while the Cabernet Sauvignon offers a hint of spice and herbs. Slight toasted notes of the nose are confirmed on the palate with nice rounded tannins. This is a full bodied wine with plenty of freshness and a long finish.
Pair this with any red meat, nice steak wine!

2020 Medimer Viognier...$13.99
It is hard to find a great inexpensive Viognier, so we are very excited to find this one, gorgeous nose of peaches and apricots. I has flavors of tangerine, almonds and a hint of ginger with depth and weight. Perfect for an aperitif wine and and also with seafood or spicy foods. . Early morning picking and cold temperature fermentation to preserve freshness. The lees are stirred post-fermentation to add volume to the wine and balance the fruit.

2020 Medimer Syrah...$13.99
Big rich syrah value! Crimson color with very distinguishable purple hues. Aromas of violet then small black fruit, cocoa and spices. Fills the mouth wiht fine and silky tannins, volume and roundness in the mouth. Pleasant length and persistence
Soil: The Mediterranean waterfront is principally composed of two types of sediments: tertiary (sand, clay) and quaternary (gravel). Climate: Mediterranean, along with special humidity and freshness from the Étang de Thau, guaranteeing the perfect balance of required acid alcohol for red wines.

2020 Comte de Langeron Coteaux Bourguignons Blanc...$25.99
90% Chardonnay 10% Aligote
Great white Burgundy at a great price!
This appellation, Coteaux Bourguignons, was created in 2011 covers red, white, and rosé wines, grown over four départements. The Coteaux Bourguignons appellation covers wines that can be blended or come from a single varietal, and which can use some more old-fashioned varietals. Production of white is very small from this area and most of them do not leave France.
A blend of Chardonnay and Aligoté of which most is matured in stainless steel. It has a great Burgundy nose with a touch of minerality that comes from the Aligote. Great flavors of tart apples and a steely acidity finishes off this great wine. Highly recommended and very limited production

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