Thursday, December 16, 2021

Wine tasting open house!


Wine tasting with importers Pierre and Sheena.
Open house wine tasting!

Where: The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105
When: Thursday, December 16
Time: 4:30-6:30pm

Here is what we will taste....

• Coutinel Braucol
• Heritage red and white
• Horgelus rosé
• Medimer Syrah
• Medimer Viognier
• Bardin Sancerre

More info on the wines...

2020 Chateau Coutinel Braucol...$19.99
Made from the grape Braucal
Anne Arbcau and her brother, Gérard, manage this family estate based in Labastide-St Pierre, and produce a range of wines including this Braucol-replete with bright plum-skin flavors and ripe tannins. Initially powered by its acidity, a dexterous transfer to the tannins manages the weight of the fruit.
Rated 91/100 Wine and Spirits Magazine

2019 Heritage Familial Bordeaux Blanc...$17.99
This is a fantastic value made by a great Bordeaux Family- Franc de Ferriere. The family vineyard is located to the east of the Bordeaux wine region, about 25 minutes from Saint-Emilion. Wines of the Franc de Ferriere family originate from a unique area on the hills of the Dordogne river, giving the appellation all of its originality and grace.
This 100% Sauvignon Blanc White Bordeaux is fantastic. Wilfrid and his team do their utmost to produce quality wines reflecting the potential of our terroir.
Our philosophy and practices are constantly evolving in order to produce wines that are unique, elegant and full of flavours.

2019 Heritage Familial Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge...$17.99
Merlot and Malbec blend from new St. Emilion
A beautiful cherry red color. The nose is dominated by red berry fruit with hints of cocoa and candied fruit. A well balanced palate with a sweet attack, leading to a soft and round finish full of ripe, fresh fruit.

2020 Horgelus Cotes de Gascogne Rose....$9.99
  • 35% Merlot
  • 35% Tannat
  • 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Horgelus Rose is made from grapes that were picked at night.  At night the grapes are cooler and lends itself to a much fresher Rose wine.  This Rose has an intense and complex bouquet of sweet strawberries, juicy blackcurrants and ends with a thirst-quenching and dry finish.
Great wine on its own but also goes well with grilled chicken, salmon and fresh salads.

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 Domaine Cédrick Bardin Sancerre...$29.99
25 Year Old vines.
"Typical expression of Sauvignon Blanc. This Sancerre comes from a flinty terroir, characterised by its minerality, freshness and finesse. Can be appreciated as an aperitif, with Crottin de Chavignol (goats cheese) or grilled fish. Best drunk in the 5 years after vintage." - Winemaker
Pale yellow with green reflections. The nose presents a good intensity from the opening. The first notes are expressed on the exotic fruits (passion fruit, guava and lychee). Notes of lime as well as a a touch of white pepper allows the nose to express a nice freshness. From start to mid-palate, the balance is frank, chiseled and fresh. A certain sweetness then coats the palate. A slight bitterness remains at the end of the mouth, recalling the citrus notes (grapefruit, bitter orange) on the nose.

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