“545” Wine Tasting – Southern French Classics

Friday, April 11th, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m. — $5/person…..Free for Grape Nuts — End your week on a good note and get your week end off to a good start with a wine tasting at your favorite Asheville wine shop!  Our “545” format gets you tastes of 5 delicious wines for just $5!

Whether you’re going to be sunbathing or grilling and chilling, this tasting covers all bases.  We’ll start with 2013 Vignerons du Mont Ventoux Blanc, an aromatically pleasing blend of Clairette, Grenache Blanc, and Bourbolenc that is just brimming with exotic tropical fruits, spring flowers and spices.  Next up, the 2013 Bieler Pere et Fils Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence  is a lovely dry pink blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon that offers up the rich flavors of a red wine combined with the refreshing qualities of a white wine.  It’s a must have for sunny days!

The reds start with the 2012 Chateau Pesquie Cotes du Ventoux “Cuvée des Terrasses,” a candidate for top red wine value of the year.  Combining 70% Grenache with 30% Syrah, this rich, spicy, full bodied wine makes a perfect partner to barbecued chicken or ribs.  The second red is the 2012 Domaine de Bila Haut Cotes du Roussillon Rouge, a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan.  With a concentrated core of black cherry and dark raspberry along with notions of black pepper and herb, this hefty southern French red loves grilled meats.  We’ll finish up with the 2012 rendition of Dave Phinney’s Locations F-2 Red Blend, a whacky blend of Grenache from the Roussillon, Syrah from the Rhone, and Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from Bordeaux.  It’s an original wine packed with ripe fruit and spice…………try this one with a heavily peppered steak and call it a night!

The Wines
Tasting wines are 10% off by the bottle and 15% off if you mix any six tasting wines!

1. 2013 Vignerons du Mont Ventoux Blanc
Southern Rhone Valley, France

2. 2013 Bieler Pere et Fils Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence Rosé
Provence, France

3. 2012 Chateau Pesquie Cotes du Ventoux “Cuvée des Terrasses”
Southern Rhone Valley, France

4. 2012 Domaine de Bila Haut Cotes du Roussillon Rouge
Languedoc/Roussillon, France

5. 2012 Dave Phinney Locations F-2 Red Blend
Various Regions, France


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