Saturday, June 7, 2014

Wine Tasting - Saturday 1-4PM, June 7

Your host is Len Gulino, The Wine Tutor,
pouring Vintage 2013 Rose Wines.

Cantina Zaccagnini Cerasuolo D’Abruzzo  --  Italy             $16.99
Nicely perfumed rose wine with vibrant strawberry and raspberry aromas that are accented by beautiful floral aromas. Both fleshy and delicately silky, the wine displays a striking purity of fruit, in particular ripe red berries and candied bing cherries. Floral notes ring out on the clean, fresh finish.  Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 100%

Muga Rioja  --  Spain                $12.99
With the glass held still, the fruit comes to the fore with a rich range of nuances: cherry, apple, peach, pineapple and even white blossom and fennel, not found very often in this wine. And not forgetting the omnipresent pastry shop aroma produced by the fine lees.
On the palate the three-way relationship of bitter-acid-sweet flavours makes the tasting a true joy, intense and long, very long… leaving excellent sensations in the aftertaste which make you want to come back for more. We end with a retronasal stage in which the notes described above are reversed, with the white blossom and fennel becoming dominant. Winemaker’s Notes  60% Garnacha, 30% Viura and 10% Tempranillo.

Commanderie de Peyrassol Cotes de Provence  --  France   $21.99
This wine is the classic representation of the pink-tinted wines of this region and is the workhorse wine of the estate. It carries a pale rose color, a lovely fruit blossom nose and finishes crisply dry with a stony touch that gives it class and elegance. The grape blend is usually Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah in varying percentages. The average age of the vines is 25 years or more. The Rosés of Peyrassol are made from the direct press method. The grapes undergo cold maceration before being pressed. This gives them their beautiful watermelon pink color. The fermentation takes place under controlled temperatures and is exceptionally long, resulting in rosés that are both lively, fresh and full-bodied.  Winemaker’s Notes        Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah 

Ponzi Pinot Noir  --  Oregon                                                  $22.99
The dynamic nose shows a wide range of aromatics, from guava, passionfruit and watermelon to midnight jasmine, rose water and hibiscus tea. The bright, lively mouth has hints of lemon zest, ripe raspberry and pie cherry which frame the mouthwatering acidity. Winemaker’s Notes

1 comment:

  1. Delicious reviews! For sure, these some marvelous wines.