July 26, 2019 – Italian and French Wine Tasting!

Tastings and News / Friday, July 26th, 2019

Come this Friday, We will have open to taste 2 wines from Italy and 2 wines from France!
From Abruzzo, Italy a Trebbiano white and a dark Montepulciano rosé
From France, a Beaujolais rosé and a red blend, Grenache, Carignan, and Syrah grapes from Languedoc-Roussillo!

Tasting time: 6:00 to 9:00

See below full wine information:

Tenuta i Fauri, Baldovino Trebbiano d’Abruzzo (2015)

Grape: Trebbiano
Geography: Abruzzo, Italy
Appellation: Trebbiano d’Abruzzo
35 hectares
Calcareous clay soil
100% Trebbiano d’Abruzzo
After harvest the wine undergoes a static decanting of the must followed by a soft pressing. The fermentation is carried out in temperature controlled stainless steel vats.
The wine is straw yellow with slight glints of green. The aromas are fine and floral with touch of apple following through on the palate.
Stands perfectly well on its own, but also pairs well with light white meats, oysters, and other fish dishes.

Tenuta i Fauri, Baldovino Montelpuciano d’Abruzzo Cerasuolo (2018)

Geography: Abruzzo, Italy
Appellation: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

Tenuta i Fauri is not simply the brand name of a company, it is first and foremost a family, dedicated to wine production for many years, testifying to this is the vaguely ethylic nickname that has accompanied the estate for generations, the mark of an ancient vocation: Baldovino.

A challenge and a way of life: These are the driving forces behind owner and winemaker Domenico Di Camillo. His children have inherited this passion and continue to carry on his legacy.

The winery is located in the heart of the province of Chieti, amid the hills that drop gently down from the Majella Mountains to the sea. The thirty-five hectares of vineyards, cultivated in a suggestive and happy framework, produce sincere and elegant wines that lead back to the areas of origin and maintain, unaltered, the characteristics of the varieties.

BOUQUET Intense fragrance
FLAVOUR Fruity, flowery, aftertaste of bitter almonds
TEMPERATURE Best served at a temperature of 10/12°C
SERVING SUGGESTIONS Various kind of cold meat, pizza, fish soup

Château du Chatelard, Beaujolais rose (2018)

Category: Wine – Still – Rosé
Grape: Gamay
Geography: Burgundy, France

Château du Châtelard is situated in the heart of Crus du Beaujolais between Fleurie and Morgon (20kms South of Macon). Rebuilt during the 18th and the 19th centuries, Châtelard is a “poype” (building situated on a hill and surrounded by ditches). Its arched caves are the only vestiges of its 12th century origins, destroyed by a fire. At that period of time, the abbey of Tournus monks were shaping the terroir and defining the parcels.

The vineyard and the winery were mainly established before 1955 and the 28 hectares of vines are set in beautiful rolling Beaujolais countryside. There are few to possess a rocky chalk-clay soil for the whites, explaining their finesse.

Clay-Limestone YIELD:
40 to 50 hl/ha
A minimum of 12 days vatting with temperature control and immersion of the bunches. Pressing at very low density to encourage optimum extraction. Maturing in tank ( 95%) and oak barrels (5%) for 10 months.
With a coral pink color and silver glints, this rosé expresses aromas of little black red fruits with a note of pear. The attack on the palate is tender and gourmand with an acidulous and peppery touch on the finale. This rosé really is a treat.
Great as an aperitif, with salads, and summer meals.F51344bf0e7877adbfca8

La Préceptorie de Centernach, Coume Marie (2009)

Grapes: Grenache, Carignan, and Syrah
Geography: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Appellation: Côtes du Roussillon

La Préceptorie was created in 2001 following the collaboration of the Parcé and Legrand families of La Rectorie in Banyuls, and winegrowers living in Maury. Sixty kilometres separate the two estates and the grapes from each are fermented separately. All the vineyards at La Préceptorie are located on the Maury appellation. The most western patches (Les Terres Nouvelles) in the village of Saint Paul de Fenouillet, on the road to the Ariège, have a schist soil ideal for the dry white wines from the Grenache Gris vines.

The cellar is located on a flat hill top that overhangs the southern part of the Maury valley, in a village formerly called Centernach. It used to be owned by the Knights Templar, hence the name of this young estate : La Préceptorie. (A Préceptorie is the name given by the knight’s templar to a foundation). At the Préceptorie they make white and red Côtes du Roussillon wines, fortified Maury wine, and also Vins de Pays.

35 hectares
Located 60km north west of Banyuls, the terroir has more altitude, less spray, schist, clay and limestone soil. Yield is 17hl/ha.
Fermentation in tank, 15 days of maceration
Deep red wine, intense nose and deep with aromas of fresh figs and plums. The palate is dense and long with brawny and tangy fresh fruits with soft tannins and a hint of cassis on the finish.
Meats with sauce.
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