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GD Vajra Barolo Tasting

G.D. Vajra Piemonte Wines – Try Three For Free Wine Tasting

Saturday, October 14th from 2-5pm – Stop by the store this Saturday to sample some of the award winning Piemonte wines of Barolo-based G.D. Vajra.  And yes, we will be pouring their highly rated 2013 Barolo!

G.D. Vajra was founded in 1972 by Aldo Vaira and his wife Milena. For generations, the family sold their fruit to local growers, but upon inheriting the estate, Aldo began producing wines under his own label.  Today, G.D. Vajra is still a family affair — the winery was named after Aldo’s father, Giuseppe Domenico and Aldo and Milena work with their daughter Francesca and sons, Giuseppe and Isidoro.

The family owns almost 100 acres of vineyards in Vergne, the highest village in the Commune of Barolo and the wines are made from estate fruit that is triple sorted by hand. The Vaira’s winemaking philosophy is simple – they are not modern, they are not traditional. They practice sustainable farming and craft sensitive, transparent wines of place by patiently allowing the fruit to dictate its own evolution.  For more than 40 years, this wonderfully humble and hard-working family has crafted soulful and honest expressions of Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato and Riesling.  Join us to taste through a few of our favorites from their collection and save big on all of the wines.

All of the featured tasting wines are being offered at 20% off by the bottle!  All sales must be tendered by the end of business on Friday unless other arrangements are made.  Email us at josh@tablewineasheville.com with questions. 

1. 2015 Luigi Baudana Langhe Bianco Dragon (Piemonte, Italy) – The Vaira family purchased this immaculate estate in 2009, and this is the dramatically delicious white wine they make from their estate vineyards.  “This is delicate aromatically, boasting floral, peach, apple and lemon notes. There’s more weight on the palate, where the peach and apple flavors reign, playing out with citrus and spice accents. Shows fine harmony and texture. Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Nascetta and Riesling. Drink now through 2020.”
Wine Spectator – 90 points
Special Tasting Price: $18.39/bottle

2. 2015 G.D. Vajra Langhe Rosso (Piemonte, Italy) – What a fantastic wine at a great price!  This is the entry-point into Piemonte wine and into the Vajra style of wine.  A blend of Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, and a few others, it is fresh and fruitful, but there is good underlying structure.  Notes of fresh cherry, plum, underbrush, and spice are abundant in this sophisticated daily drinker.
Special Tasting Price: $12.79/bottle

3. 2013 G.D. Vajra Barolo “Albe” (Piemonte, Italy) – We’re finishing with the estate’s entry-level Barolo, but there’s nothing entry-level about this wine.  100% Nebbiolo from three estate vineyards, the wine is aged for 30 months in Slavonian oak before release.  As Antonio Galloni says, “The Albe may be the single best value in Barolo today. As for the 2013, don’t miss it!”  He goes on to say “Vajra’s 2013 Barolo Albe is beautifully perfumed, sensual and expressive in this vintage, with a bit less overt fruit and more aromatic/structural intensity than is often the case.” – Vinous Media – 92 points
Special Tasting Price: $34.39/bottle

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

Kermit Lynch Wine Tasting Asheville North Carolina.

Kermit Lynch Value Wines – Free On Fridays Wine Tasting

Friday, October 13th from 4-7pm – Join us as we pour some top values from the legendary Kermit Lynch import portfolio  All European wines, all under $15/bottle, all made with lots of TLC!

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again.  Thank the wine gods for Kermit Lynch!  This man has quite possibly turned more American wine palates on to small grower/producer European wines than any other.  His import portfolio is vast, and includes some of the greatest names in French and Italian wine, but we’re going to focus on some of his more humble wines and producers for this tasting.  Stop by to sample wines like Italian Verdicchio along with some tasty red blends from both France and Italy.  It’s gonna’ be fun, it’s gonna’ be delicious, and we’ll have the wines at the best prices in the country.  Stop by, taste, learn, and save every Friday at Table Wine.

All of the featured tasting wines are being offered at 20% off by the bottle!  All sales must be tendered by the end of business on Friday unless other arrangements are made.  Email us at josh@tablewineasheville.com with questions. 

1. 2016 Aziena Santa Barbara Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi (Marche, Italy) – On Italy’s less traveled Adriatic coast, in between Emilia-Romagna and Abruzzo, the Marche is the home of the Verdicchio grape. This one is vibrantly fresh and crisp and makes a wonderful accompaniment to seafood.
Special Tasting Price: $10.39/bottle

2. 2015 Kermit Lynch Languedoc (Languedoc, France) – Over forty years of doing business in France and Italy have given Kermit Lynch a level of expertise that few in the wine industry can boast.  Every year, Kermit enjoys a creative collaboration with some growers to find the best of their selections. Together, they work towards creating a final blend that showcases the region in all its glory at a price point that is difficult to match.  This classic Languedoc blend of Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, and Cinsault is one of his finest!
Special Tasting Price: $11.19/bottle

3. 2015 Cantine Elvio Tintero Vino Rosso (Piemonte, Italy) – Talk about an awesome pizza/pasta, Italian red table wine!  A stainless steel fermented blend of Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, and Cabernet Sauvignon, this one is fresh with red fruits and spice, yet nicely rounded and juicy.  Outstanding bottle at a great price!
Special Tasting Price: $10.39/bottle

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com