Stop by the store this Saturday, January 31st any time between 2 and 5 p.m. to taste some terrific Old World wine values. Yes, we’re going “back to Europe” for another tasting where you’ll get to try some delicious and affordable French and Spanish country wines.
Prices range from $11 to $13
1. 2013 Vignerons du Mont-Ventoux Blanc “Cuvée de 3 Messes Basses” – This white wine from the Southern Rhone combines several of the native, indigenous grapes of the region to create a wine with gorgeous aromatics, plenty of citrus and tropical fruit, a clean mouth feel and nice depth on the finish.
2. 2012 Chateau d’Oupia Les Heretiques – Chateau d’Oupia is one of the brave and bold producers of the Languedoc, Minervois specifically, who believe in the potential of Carignan. Thus, this 100% Carignan cuvée is fermented half in barrel with a 30 day maceration, and half is made via carbonic maceration, a la Beaujolais. It shows the lovely, dark berry and plummy fruit of Carignan along with some obvious earthy, savory nuancesalong with a smooth and silky palate.
3. 2012 Ercavio Tempranillo Roble – This 100% Tempranillo bottling comes from the dry, flat region of La Mancha in Central Spain. It is fermented in stainless steel and aged in French oak for 8 months before bottling. Deep in color, rich and ripe in flavor, and packed with sweet berry fruits and spicy, toasty oak notes, it is a very attractive wine to drink now and over the next 3 to 4 years.