January 3, 2020 – Welcome 2020 Friday Tasting!


Tastings and News / Friday, January 3rd, 2020

Stop by this Friday and welcome the New Year with us!
We will have open 3 wines,
A white Sauvignon Blanc from Loire Valley and 2 reds.
A Tempranillo red grape from the Toro appellation in Spain and a Bordeaux blend!

Tasting Time: 6:00 to 9:00pm

See below for full information:

Maison Idiart, Touraine Sauvignon Blanc Petite Savage (2018)

Category: Wine – Still – White
Geography: Loire Valley, France
Appellation: Touraine
Nicolas Idiart, a winemaker , and the founder of Maison Idiart, grew up with a love of wine a passion he shared with his father and Grandfather. Graduated from Bordeaux, winemaking school, blanquefort, at 19 years old ! Nicolas passion for Loire wines brought him to work in chinon, touraine, muscadet but also in Australia and New Zealand. After several years travelling the world, he moved in to the sales side of the wine Business, mainly in North America. Now at 33 years old after 7 years of sales, he decided to go back to winemaking with an artisan approach: small batch , hand craft wines shaped by the mind and hands of a contemporary winemaker. He works in partnership with the greatest vineyards and people from the Loire to make this Sauvignon blanc he joint force with Frédéric Véron who owned the Domaine Véron in the Touraine appellation.
This wine shows an extensive array of aromas ranging from apricot agrume fruits, Passion fruit. Richer and rounder than a Classic sauvignon Blanc; the wine is Finishing on a character of both ripe and very refreshing fruit, what’s making this Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc unique is the purity of his “crystalline” acidity, mix with the richness of 2018 vintage
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Triton, Tinta de Toro (2016)

Grape: Tinta de Toro
Geography: Castilla y León, Spain
Appellation: Toro
Triton Tinta de Toro is the pure representation of the oldest clone of Tempranillo in Spain, located in the only Spanish D.O. that completely resisted the phylloxera plague. During the Middle Ages, Toro was the Spain’s most famous winemaking region. Mentioned in literature by Alfonso IX (King of León, 12th c.), Juan Ruiz the Archpriest of Hita, Quevedo, Luis de Góngora, and Miguel de Cervantes. In 14th Century Sevilla the sale of any foreign wine was prohibited, save the wines of Toro. These wines were also the wines that accompanied Spanish explorers to the New World. D.O. Toro was rediscovered in 1990 by the Numanthia project, masterminded by Jorge Ordóñez and the Eguren family.
The primary fermentation finishes in barrique and malolactic starts spontaneously. The wine rests in barrel for 12 months.
Bodegas Triton Triton is dark ruby red in color with an aromatic nose of blackberry, cassis, vanilla, toast and spice. It is full in body with a rich texture and ripe tannins, offering flavors of sweet dark berries, red fruits, vanilla and spice. Elegant and well balanced, this wine will age well for 8-10 years. It is long and pleasing with a hint of dark chocolate on the finish.
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Château Dauzac, Le Bordeaux de Dauzac (2016)

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon 56%, Merlot 44%
Geography: Bordeaux, France
Features: Vegan
The first pages of Dauzac’s history were written as early as the 16th century.
Shaped by visionary men, Dauzac is one of the oldest vineyard estates in Médoc. At Dauzac, it is as though time has been suspended, dripping away slowly as in nature. Beyond fashion and trends, the estate cultivates its precious legacy, halfway between tradition and modernity.

AREA UNDER VINES
80 hectares

TERROIR
Clay-gravel

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Derived from terroirs outside of Margaux, its specifications meet the same standards for virtuous and respectful wine-making that are applied at Château Dauzac. Bordeaux de Dauzac is vegan, i.e. it was free of products of animal origin. The property innovated by replacing traditional egg white with a plant paste in the fining phase.
VINIFICATION:
Fermentation in stainless steel vats is followed by one year of ageing in vats and barrels. Ageing: 100% in barrel including 20% of new barrels.
TASTING NOTES :
The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot makes this nicely balanced wine that is full bodied and delicate in the mouth. The smooth and refined tannins are in keeping with the spirits of the greatest Bordeaux wines with a generous finish.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS :
Red and white meats, game, and cheeses

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