Monday, April 25, 2022

Wine Tasting with French Wine importer - Patrick Allen

Meet Importer Patrick Allen of United Estates Wines.

Reservations are not required, open house format

Wine Tasting
Meet Importer Patrick Allen of United Estates Wines.
Saturday May 7th 1pm-3pm

The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO 63105

We will taste a wide variety of wines from his portfolio and you will a chance to meet the man that can tell you everything you want to know about them.
Right now scheduled to be taste - wines subject to be change

2020 La Croix Gratiot Picpoul de Pinet $13.99
For a grape variety that can sometimes be aggressive, this is an beautifully balanced Picpoul. The grape Picpoul de Pinet: is known as the “Chablis of the South”

2020 Sun & Moon Cellars - Pinot Noir....$13.99
Great French Pinot Noir. In the nose, earth, spice, and herbs combine with aromas of red fruit. In the mouth, this wine has unmistakable Pinot Noir varietal character, with classic notes of dried cherries, plum, and subtle hints of oak in the background. This wine is ham, turkey, lamb and more!

2020 Sun & Moon Cellars Chardonnay...$13.99
This wine is made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes grown in Limoux. Limoux is arguably the best terroirs for Chardonnay in the South of France. The area is protected from the Mediterranean heat by a mountain chain, and also gets a cooling Atlantic influence, ideal for Chardonnay. In this wine, 10% of the Chardonnay is aged in oak barrels, while the remaining 90% is aged in stainless steel. The wine is assembled, then allowed to rest on its lees in stainless steel tanks before a light filtration and bottling. This wine has a delicately perfumed nose with subtle tropical and fruit cocktail notes. In the mouth, stone fruit flavors of peach and apricot mix with sweet pear and citrus flavors. The finish is surprisingly mineral for a Southern French Chardonnay, leaving the palate refreshed and ready for the next sip.

2019 Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition...$45.99
Melted licorice, plum sauce, cherry purée and black tea notes all meld into a silky, suave and seamlessly-textured wine that leaves a subtle echo of lavender at the very end. Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2032. 8,304 cases made, 692 cases imported
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator.
Rated 93/100 Vinous Media
Rated 93/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Domaine de Barroubio Minervois Rouge...$13.99
35% Syrah * 35% Grenache * 30% Carignan
Some vines are 110 years old
1600 cases produced. Dominated by wild briary fruit, and exotic spices in the nose. The wine’s wild, exotic side, comes from the Carignan, while the dark black fruit flavors comes from the Syrah These two grapes are then complimented by the addition of Grenache, which adds hints of red cherry and black pepper.

Small high quality wine importer --

UNITED ESTATES WINE IMPORTS Ltd. is a company dedicated to importing handcrafted, high-quality wines, from artisan estates in France. Before starting their business, the husband and wife team of Patrick and Connie Allen spent many years living in France and New York. During that time they worked for many major players in the wine business including Becky Wasserman, Neal Rosenthal, William Deutsch, and Michael Skurnik.
After crafting a business plan over many long walks through Central Park they “took the plunge” and in the spring of 2002 moved to France. Their goal was to establish an importing company dedicated to promoting French country wines from villages far off the beaten track.
In France they researched and tasted wines from hundreds of wineries, ultimately creating a unique portfolio of exceptional, handcrafted, artisan wines. Upon return to their home state of Ohio, they took the steps necessary to create the independent importing company that they had dreamed of during their walks in the park. In January of 2004, the first wines imported by United Estates landed in New York.

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