August 23, 2019 – Friday Tasting!

Tastings and News / Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Stop by this Friday, we will have 4 wines open:
2 whites: an organic french Bordeaux and a Cataratto grape from Sicily.
A rosé Montepulciano grape from Abruzzo, Italy, as well as a Summer red, Gamay and Pinot Noir grapes from Burgundy, France!

Tasting time: 6:00 to 9:00

See below full wine information:

Château La Braulterie de Peyraud, Bordeaux White (2018)

Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Geography: Bordeaux, France
Appellation: Côtes de Bordeaux

Le Château La Braulterie blanc is a certified organic wine made from 100% Sauvignon blanc that is perfectly adapted for to clay-silica soil. Siliceous rocks are sedimentary rocks that have silica as the principal constituent

Grapes are harvested, when totally mature, when we get the best aromas out of the Sauvignon blanc, that of citrus fruit as well as exotic fruit. These high quality grapes will give us a very round and vivacious wine.

The temperature of fermentation does not surpass 17°C we want to keep the aromatic integrity of the sauvignon blanc varietal. After this is done, the wine is aged on lees for several week to bring some fat and roundness to the final, bottles.

Thanks to its fruity nose, and balanced body this wine goes great with almost all seafood: fish, shellfish, oysters.

Label bordeaux white

Cantine Pepi, Terre Siciliane Cataratto Gamè (2018)

Grape: Catarratto
Geography: Sicily, Italy
Appellation: Terre Siciliane

Cantine Pepi likes to say that ”we are 99% woman enterprise” and “run by women that boldly undertake the profession of the winemaker in Sicily”. The wines of Rosa Pepi and her daughter Erika come to life in Mazzarone, in the area of Licodia Eubea, in the hills along the Dirillo river. This is southeast Sicily near Ragusa and Vittoria.
For four generations the family history has revolved around wine, perfecting in time all the phases such as: the commercial side, bottling, distribution and since 2000, they have produced bottles which express the talent of these lands, loved as much as one can love a son.
The soils have a medium texture; the main structure is limestone to which clay and sand are added. Every one of these elements has an important role.
The calcareous structure, allows, thanks to its permeability a good air flow around the roots; the clay retains the rainwater and the nutritious substances, slowly releasing them; the sand gives solidity to the soil.
The vines are not irrigated, but receive only the water that falls from the sky, and the harvest is done by hand..
This choice is done to respect the leaves of the vine and allows the selection of the best grapes of the year, bunch by bunch, leading the winemaking in the right direction. Harvesting by hand even has the advantage of training the personnel in the field.

  Grape: Cataratto 100%

This is the most widely planted white grape in Sicily. Game’ – The etymology of the word comes from Arabic, “Gamè”, and refers to “Agata”, a rare precious stone originating in Eastern Sicily.
Area of Production: Licodia Eubea .

Only and exclusively Cataratto an ancient Sicilian vine, is used to produce this pure wine, the high acidity of which contributes to enhance the freshness and the aroma of white flowers. Cataratto is cultivated in trellis , harvested after the twentieth of September. Its ageing capacity can reach two years.


Coste di Brenta, Colline Frentane Rosato (2018)

Grape: Montepulciano
Geography: Abruzzo, Italy
Appellation: Colline Frentane
Features: Organic
“Masseria Coste di Brenta” was established in 2004 in Lanciano, Abruzzo by Augusto Tano and Anna Giovanna Di Ludovico. It is situated between the Adriatic Sea and the Maiella mountains. They practice organic farming and viniculture. Although it is a blossoming company, it brings with it the experience and love for the land, passed down from generations
100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo from our standout producer Coste di Brenta located in the town of Lanciano [not too far off the Adriatic] for 2019 is sure to be a hit. Their special location between the sea and the Maiella mountains provides the perfect area to produce certified organic wines with as little intervention as possible.
Making wine for FOUR generations on their land gives them greater insight on where and what to plant. Clay and limestone soils give the wine structure and minerality. The cooling breezes in their special area give the wine a great balance of fruit and acid.
Their rosato this year is an outstanding expression, not too dark and rich like a Cerasuolo but more fresh and light to be enjoyed at the beach, pool, picnic..

 coste di brenta rosato front label

Domaine de l’Evêché, Coteaux Bourguignons Rouge (2016)

Grapes: Gamay and Pinot Noir
Geography: Burgundy, France
Appellation: Coteaux Bourguignons

Vines age in range from 20 years to 45 years. This is classically what they used to call “passe-tout grain” and has 2/3 gamay and 1/3 pinot noir. The Gamay and Pinot noir are harvested separately and there is no co-fermenting. The wine is vinified in stainless steel. The 2016 was a lush, opulent and “easy vintage.” Easy in the sense that the harvested fruit was in great sanitary condition and great beautiful quality so the wine, easily, made itself — bottling was done when the ready was ready which was in July on 2017. The soil is clay-limestone and th