Top Summer Wines

Try Three for Free Wine Tasting - Top Summer Wines

Try Three for Free Wine Tasting this Saturday, June 4th from 2-5 p.m. – free, drop-in style tasting and you are encouraged to bring friends! Join us every Saturday at Table Wine in South Asheville for one of the best free wine tastings in Asheville. This week, we’ll pull the corks on some of our favorite new summer wines that are guaranteed to quench your thirst as the mercury continues to rise and summer truly sets in. We’ll start with one of our favorite new New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs, and we’ll follow that up with an utterly charming dry rose from Beaujolais. We’ll finish up with a light and refreshing red from France’s Loire Valley that we recommend serving with a slight chill. Trust us, we’ve got all of your summer wine needs covered — the only thing left for you to do is stop by, taste, learn, and save big on all of the tasting wines.

All of the featured tasting wines are on sale the day of the tasting: take 10% off if you mix any 3, 15% off if you mix any 6, or 20% off if you mix any 12.

The Wines

1. 2015 Tohu “Single Vineyard” Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand) – Tohu lanuched in 1998 as New Zealand’s first Maori owned wine company, and today their wines win awards left and right. Their Sauvignon Blanc comes from their sustainably farmed vineyard, a high altitude site in the upper reaches of Marlborough’s Awatere Valley. Fermented entirely in stainless steel and aged on the lees for a short period of time, the resulting wine shows a lovely mix of fresh citrus and tropical fruit notes along with herb and mineral nuances. It is a unique Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc that really caught our attention.

2. 2015 Laurent Gauthier Beaujolais-Villages Rose (Beaujolais, France) – Laurent Gauthier was born and raised in Morgon, in Beaujoalis, and he never left! Thus, he knows the land, the climate, and the grapes, and he makes one of our favorite bargain dry roses every year. Composed entirely of Gamay from younger, organically farmed vines in Morgon and Chiroubles, the wine is fermented in stainless steel. Dry, tart, crisp and invigorating, it shows lovely red fruits and citrus on the nose leading into a zesty palate of white cherry, cranberry, and rose petal. It’s hard to beat a wine like this one a hot summer day.

3. 2014 Domaine du Salvard Cheverny Rouge (Loire Valley, France) – We love this producer and stock all 3 of their wines (their white and rose are awesome as well). From the Kermit Lynch “arsenal” of small family estate wineries, this lively and super fresh red is a blend of Pinot Noir, Gamay, and Cot. Complex with earthy and spicy notes, but totally gulpable with a core of juicy red fruit, this is the perfect red for summer drinking. Enjoy with fish, pork, or vegetarian fare.