Get your weekend off to a good start with the best free wine tasting in Asheville. This Friday, we’ll open some delicious new Southern Rhone wines. This sunny and warm region is one of our favorites and one of the best for incredible wine values. We’ll start with a fresh and aromatic, stainless steel fermented blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat from the Southern Rhone. Next up and a new staff favorite is a fresh and savory Cinsault-driven red from France’s Ardeche region. We’ll finish up with a rich, full bodied and powerful Grenache-based wine from Beaumes de Venise, one of the top villages in the Cotes du Rhone. Taste, learn and save every Friday at Table Wine!
Save big on all of the tasting wines! Mix any 3 of them and save 10%, mix any 6 and save 15%, and mix any 12 and save 20%!
1. 2015 Isle Saint-Pierre Blanc (Southern Rhone Valley, France) – Isle Saint-Pierre is a small island in the middle of the Rhône river just 10 miles inland from the Mediterranean. This close proximity to the sea ensures a cooling influence resulting in fresh, easy drinking, “bistro-styled” wines for everyday consumption. The white is made up of 70% Chardonnay, 25% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscat and is fermented entirely in stainless steel. Offering up lovely notes of pear, apple, mixed citrus and honeysuckle, it is a white wine for all palates.
Tasting Price: $10.79 on mixed 3-packs | $10.19 on mixed 6-packs | $9.59 on mixed cases
2. 2014 Chateau de la Selve Palissaire (Coteaux de l’Ardeche, France) – This wine blew us away when we tasted it a few weeks back! We brought in a good bit of it and think you will enjoy it too! La Selve is a certified organic estate in France’s Ardeche region. Technically part of the Rhone Valley, it sits in between the Northern and Southern Rhone Valleys and is positioned further west. Geography aside, this medium bodied blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Merlot overdelivers in a big way. Juicy cherry, raspberry, earth and spice notes galore. Enjoy!!
Tasting Price: $11.69 on mixed 3-packs | $11.04 on mixed 6-packs | $10.39 on mixed cases
3. 2015 Domaine de Durban Beaumes-de-Venise Rouge (Southern Rhone Valley, France) – Vintage 2015 in the Southern Rhone is being called a great one by the producers of the region. After tasting this wine, we tend to agree. A blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre from 50+ year old vines, it is very reminiscent of Vacqueyras or Gigondas. Notes of dark cherry, plum, pepper and Provencal herbs flow out of the glass of this full bodied, yet charming red. Drink now through 2022.
Tasting Price: $17.99 on mixed 3-packs | $16.99 on mixed 6-packs | $15.99 on mixed cases