Best Free Wine Tasting in Asheville – Sunshine in a Bottle – Saturday, May 16th from 2 to 5 p.m. –
When a wine tastes fresh, bright, clean and invigorating, we often comment that it tastes like “sunshine in a bottle.” From crisp, unoaked whites and dry rosés to lighter styled, pure reds, these are obviously the wines you want to be drinking on warm and sunny days. We’ll pour you three of our favorite “sunshine wines” this Saturday at our free wine tasting. Stop by, taste, learn, and save up to 20% on all of our tasting wines every Saturday at Table Wine.
This week, it’s your one and only chance to try our new Case of the Month for free! It’s a beautifully textured, fuller bodied, white wine from Central Italy that tastes like sun ripened peach and golden apple, and we’ve got the best price on it in town. We’ll also have the brand new release of one of our favorite Cotes du Rhone rosés and a Gamay from one of our favorite natural wine producers of Beaujolais. Don’t miss out on your chance to try all three of these delicious, warm weather wines.
1. 2014 Cantina Frentana Pecorino (Abruzzo, Italy): This could very well end up being our best selling white wine of the spring and summer. No it’s not made with cheese, but the sheep and sheep herders of the region love to eat these grapes right off of the vine. It’s Pecorino, a grape that almost went extinct, but made a huge comeback in the 1990’s. It drinks in a lot of ways like a fuller bodied, richer, silkier Oregon Pinot Gris, but it costs a lot less. Flowing with ripe peach, banana, citrus, white flower, and gentle spice and herb notes, this is one of the best white wine values we’ve tasted in a long time.
2. 2014 Domaine les Aphillanthes Cotes du Rhone Rosé (Rhone Valley, France): This small, organic, biodynamically farmed vineyard in France’s Southern Rhone Valley makes one of the most delicate and aromatic of all of the Cotes du Rhone rosés we purchase every year. Primarily Cinsault with smaller amounts of Syrah and Grenache, it exudes aromas and flavors of spring strawberry, white cherry, spring flowers and light spice.
3. 2014 Marcel Lapierre Raisins Gaulois (Beaujolais, France): The late Marcel Lapierre pushed the Gamay grape to new heights and helped to reinvent the image of Beaujolais. He passed away just a few years ago, and his son Mathieu Lapierre is following brilliantly in his father’s footsteps. His Raisins Gaulois is all organically farmed Gamay from 20 year old vineyards, with most of the fruit coming from the Cru of Morgon. Super fresh, way too easy to drink, and abundant in red fruit and earth notes, this is the quintessential summer red wine.