Turkey Day Wine Tasting Part 2 this Saturday, November 19th from 2-5pm! If you missed yesterday’s 6 wine lineup of holiday appropriate wines, no worries. We’ve got 6 more for you to try on Saturday!
We love wine, we love food, and we love talking about the way they work together! Join us for a free wine tasting with Daniel Lukin-Beck of Asheville’s own Sour Grapes Distributing where he will be pouring a bunch of delicious wines perfect for turkey, ham and all of the fixins’. Gorgeous Italian Soave, French Viognier, and a spicy Spanish Gewurztraminer will be followed by some medium to full bodied reds from France and Italy. One thing we can guarantee is that all of these wines taste great without food, but even better with the Thanksgiving feast! Stop by, taste, stock up and save big!
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1. 2014 Gini Soave Classico (Veneto, Italy) – Gini is not only one of the best producers of Soave, they are one of the top white wine producers in the entire country. Unlike many of the mass market Soaves that are watered down and bland, the Gini family’s history of farming in the region that dates to 1600 produces a wine that is almost golden in color with exotic notes of white peach, tangerine, apple and white flowers. 90 points Wine Enthusiast.
2. 2015 Chateau de la Selve “Saint Regis” (Coteaux de l’Ardeche, France) – Viognier is the only white grape grown in the vineyards surrounding the 13th century castle that is Chateau de la Selve, and this is a great example of the wine which is often tricky to produce. While part of the Rhone Valley, it sits slightly to the West between the Northern and Southern Rhone Valleys yielding an aromatic wine, bursting with flavors of peach and citrus with a hint of mint on the finish.
3. 2015 Las Bas Gewurztraminer (Somontano, Spain) – This is an incredible find in highly aromatic and flavorful Gewurztraminer from the southeastern part of Spain. One of the all time great Thanksgiving wines, this one is dry, but luscious, with lovely notes of ripe peach, lychee, rose petal and spice.
4. 2014 Chateau de la Selve “Palissaire” (Coteaux de l’Ardeche, France) – Certified organic and practicing biodynamic, La Selve gives specific attention to the balance and the life of their soils. This blend of Cinsault, Grenache, and Merlot highlights their efforts in the vineyards by fermenting with indigenous yeasts and neither fining nor filtering the wine. The result is a fresh and charming red wine that is quite reminiscent of Beaujolais.
5. 2014 Il Palazzino Rosso di Toscana (Tuscany, Italy) – Antonio Galloni described this wine as “one of the best wines readers will find in its price range,” and we agree 100% with him on that. It’s basically a really, really, good Chianti Classico without the price tag. This Sangiovese-based wine from one of the top estates in the region is a bargain and words can’t do it justice, get some in your glass and let the wine do the talking!
6. 2011 Tenuta Monteti Caburnio (Tuscany, Italy) – Antonio Galloni hit the nail on the head when he said, “Tenuta Monteti remains arguably the single finest source for reasonably priced wines in Maremma.” Their Super Tuscan blends 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 15% Alicante-Bouschet, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot to become a wine that explodes with intense notes of dark cherry, blackberry, mint, herb and spice notes. 92 Points Wine Enthusiast