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Free Wine Tasting – Obscure White Wines
August 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Join us for Asheville’s Best Free Wine Tasting this Saturday. We’ll pour you a trio of highly-rated, yet obscure white wines made from lesser known grapes.
Asheville’s Best Free Wine Tasting – Just stop by – we’ve got plenty of free parking!
Ever tried Rotgipfler? How about Assyrtiko or Xarel-lo? Don’t worry if you haven’t! These are some of the more obscure whites out there, but they certainly yield delicious wines worthy of respect. Join us this Saturday to samples some wines and grapes that are rare, unique, and tasty. Taste, learn, and save every Saturday at Table Wine!
All of the featured tasting wines are 20% off by the bottle on tasting day only.
1. 2015 Domaine Sigalas “Aa” Assyrtiko/Athiri (Santorini, Greece) – Assyrtiko is the great white grape of Santorini, one of Greece’s top white wine zones. In the hands of Domaine Sigalas, one of the country’s greatest producers, greatness occurs. Intensely mineral and powerful, with notes lemon, pear, quince, and fleur de sel, this is Greece’s answer to French Chablis. 92 points Wine Advocate
2. 2017 Can Sumoi Xarel-lo (Penedes, Spain) – This is an exciting one! A joint project of childhood friends Pepe Raventos and Francesc Escala of Raventos I Blanc, the wine is 100% Xarel-lo from high-altitude, organically farmed vineyards. Fermented with native yeasts in tank, the wine received weekly battonage for 3 months before bottling. No additives, no fining, and no filtration resulted in a beautiful natural wine with complex notes of fennel, anise, waxy apple, and Mediterranean herbs. Truly fascinating stuff! 91 points Wine Advocate
3. 2017 Penya Cotes Catalanes Rouge (Roussillon) – I know, it’s not an obscure white, but it’s our new Case of the Month, and it’s fantastic. Rich, plush, and decadent, this blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan delivers notes of warm blueberry, plum, peppery spice, and Mediterranean herbs. 90 points Jeb Dunnuck