August 02, 2019 – Friday French Wine Tasting!

Tastings and News / Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Join us this Friday, we will have open 4 wines from France!
A pink Sancerre and an other rosé organic wine from Languedoc-Roussillon
A white Viognier grape and a red Grenache grape!

Tasting time: 6:00 to 9:00

See below full wine information:

Vinitrio, Viognier (2018)

Grape: Viognier
Geography: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Appellation: Pays d’Oc

Description: Impressive white chalk cliffs and deep ravines form the protected natural area of the La Clape massif on the sun-drenched French south coast, a true green oasis. Here are the vineyards of Frederic Corpel and Sebastien Gimenez. The men have combined their skills and those of local growers under the name Vinitrio, which is very successful as a producer of the best grape varieties with the most beautiful affordable wines from southwestern France.Characteristic of the wines is their fruity character. They are extremely suitable as house wine.

Drink with: As aperitif wine, also delicious with fish, crustaceans and shellfish, or white meat.

Tasting note: Clear white wine with greenish hues, an intense nose, aromas of citrus fruit and apple, fresh in the aftertaste.

Vinitrio viognier

Jean-Pierre Vacher & Fils, Sancerre Rosé

Category: Wine – Still – Rosé
Geography: Loire Valley, France
Appellation: Sancerre

Grape: Pinot noir

Vineyard & Terroir: 25 year’s old vineyard. Soil composed of clay and limestone

The father-son Vacher team makes wine from just 25 acres of land. Born of the chalky, stony soil for which Sancerre is famous, this pinot noir rosé is round and refreshing—yet captivates the palate with the crisp acidity that has long been the signature for this region. Bright with strawberries, red cherries, and elegant minerality, this wine is perfect for all your summertime seafood salads, lobster rolls, and roof-top parties!

Sancerre rose 2 large

Domaine du Vieux Chene, Côtes Catalanes Rosé (2017)

Category: Wine – Still – Rosé
Geography: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Appellation: Côtes Catalanes
Features: Organic
The Domaine’s 29 hectares of vines are spread just North of Chateauneuf du Pape and West of Gigondas. Planted mostly to Grenache, Syrah, and Viognier, they represent outstanding value in the region. All the wines of the Estate are Certified Organic by Ecocert.
Color: A sustained pink color
Flavor Notes: Red berry aromas and flavors: raspberry and sometimes toffee. Mouthfeel Hints of white peaches & a refreshing finish!
Pairings: Grilled Skirt Steak, Smoked Brisket, Arugula Salad w/ Shaved Salted Ricotta

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Domaine Treloar, Côtes du Roussillon One Block Grenache (2016)

Category: Wine – Still – Red
Grapes: Lledoner Pelut and Carignan
Jonathan Hesford and Rachel Treloar own and run Domaine Treloar, a small (30-acre), highly-regarded wine producing estate in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France.
Jonathan is British and Rachel is from New Zealand, they used to live in NY until 2011.
The experience led them to decide to make their dream a reality. They thus moved to New Zealand for 3 years to study Viticulture and Winemaking and to work for other high-quality vineyards.
While they enjoyed life in New Zealand, they decided to return to Europe to start their own winery. Excited by the great wines being made by other pioneering producers, they traveled through the Languedoc-Roussillon region to find the best possible vineyards. In January 2006, Rachel and Jonathan bought an ancient winery and several parcels of mature vines around the village of Trouillas in the Aspres region of the Roussillon, in the foothills of the Pyrénées. Rachel’s Maori and Cornish ancestry is reflected in Domaine Treloar’s logo.
AOC Côtes du Roussillon red
(70% Grenache noir, 30% Lledoner Pelut)
Alcohol 14.5%, Residual sugar 1.6g, pH 3.5, AT 3.0 High in oak barrels 12 months.
Style: Fruity and spicy red wine. Red fruits and caramel on the nose. A taste of ripe berries with coffee, liquorice and dark chocolate.
Good structure with enough tannin to give the wine texture and longevity.