May 10, 2019 – Mother’s Day Weekend Tasting!


Tastings / Friday, May 10th, 2019

It’s Mother’s Day!
Spoil a mom in your life with a nice bottle of wine, a gift she will certainly be thankful for!
Are you yourself a Mom who loves wine?
Treat yourself! You deserve it and this is the day to do it.
Friday we will have open 4 wines from Spain, France and Austria!On Saturday:  We will have open the first Rice Whiskey in the country from Bushwick, Brooklyn!

Tasting time: 6:00 to 9:00pm

See below for full information:

Friday:

Handwerk, Gruner Veltliner (2018)

Geography: Niederösterreich, Austria
Appellation: Kamptal

Reinhard Waldschütz has always used the best Kamptal fruit to make his Grüners – even for the bargain wines. We’ve carried his ‘GV’ liters for a few seasons, but now the master craftsman of Niederösterreich (northern Austria) has stepped up his handmade (Hand-werk) wines by specially selecting ripe grapes from the best vineyards in the ‘Weingarten-selektion’. This Grüner is more evolved and complex than ‘GV’, with plenty of terroir from sandy loam and loess soils of the Kamp River.

Flavor Profile: Medium-bodied, dry. Lemon on the nose precedes a palate of pepper, ripe pears, and gooseberry. The finish is citrussy and stony with just enough sugar-fruit balanced with bright acids. Pair with fried food, Asian cuisine, young cheese with fruit, and German sausages with kraut and potatoes.
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Forstreiter, Zweigelt Rosé Rozay

Category: Wine – Still – Rosé
Grape: Zweigelt
Geography: Niederösterreich, Austria

The Forstreiter family has been making wine since 1868, but it has been the current owner and winemaker, Meinhard Forstreiter, who has brought the vineyard to a new level of quality and reputation. The vineyard is situated in Krems-Hollenburg in the Kremstal, along the right bank of the Danube River, across from the Wachau. There has been wine production in and around Hollenburg since the Roman Empire.

The wine offers delicate strawberry, cherry and floral aromas. On the palate it is medium-bodied, lively and refreshing, beautifully balanced. A long and pleasant finish. Enjoy as an aperitif or with any light fare with friends.

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J.J. Vincent et Fils, Juliénas La Conseillere (2016)

Grape: Gamay
Geography: Burgundy, France
Appellation: Juliénas

Location: Beaujolais is located immediately north of Lyon, France, hemmed in by the Saône River on the west, and a row of low, forested hills to the east. It’s finest wines — known as the “Cru” of Beaujolais — originate from 10 designated areas in the northern heart of the region.

Grape: Beaujolais is all about Gamay, a cousin of Pinot Noir that is more acidic, but when treated correctly can present bursts of fresh summer fruit flavor (ripe strawberries and raspberry) as well as wonderful floral aromas (lilac, roses and violets). It thrives on granite soils.

Winemaking: Because Gamay is so acidic, it benefits from a process of fermentation called carbonic maceration, in which the grapes are allowed to ferment as whole clusters first, rather than crushing the grapes and fermenting the juice with yeast immediately. This process gives Beaujolais wines a delightful zippy quality.

Buying Cru du Beaujolais: You often won’t see the words “Cru” or even “Beaujolais” on the label of Cru du Beaujolais wines. That’s because these wines are so singular in their uniqueness, they go by the Cru name alone. For American wine enthusiasts used to buying New World wines by the grape, this can make them easy to pass over. Look for these names: Brouilly, Côte du Broilly, Chénas, Chiroubles, Fleurie, Juliénas, Morgon, Moulin-à-Vent, Régnié and Saint-Amour.

Notes

The Château Fuissé is a family tradition, and geographically close to Pouilly-Fuissé. Since 2010, it has been operating the vineyards of the Domaine de la Conseillère in Juliénas. The granite soils and the traditional vinification bring to the wine aromas of small red fruits and a subtle spiciness. The 2016 vintage displays a deep and intense ruby color with aromas of red fruits and floral notes on the nose. On the palate, the wine is very fruity with a lively acidity.
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Bodegas Fontana, Oveja Negra (2015)

Geography: Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Appellation: La Mancha

The Oveja Tinta of Bodegas Fontana is a fine red wine in organic quality witha nice ruby ​​red color the Oveja Tinta stands in the glass. A red wine with seductive aromas of wild flowers and ripe blueberries. In the background a light caramel note and a delicious smell of dark chocolate. Strong on the palate with medium body, fine, crisp tannins and a remarkable acidity. A fresh and aromatic red wine with a Mediterranean character. Made from 100% Spanish grape Graciano. The northern Spanish grape Graciano is grown mainly in the regions of Navarre and Rioja. The intense aroma makes the grape variety very popular with the winemakers, as it is also very well suited for a blend with Tempranillo and Garnacha.

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Saturday:

Bushwick Rise Whiskey!

Moto Spirits Distillery

They’re a new craft micro distillery in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and the first rice whiskey distillery in North America.

TASTE THE ADVENTURE

Small batch, rice-based whiskeys and specialty spirits discovered during motorcycle trips around the world. Handcrafted in america’s first rice whiskey distillery, adventurous spirits inspired by travel and made in brooklyn, new york.

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RICE WHISKEY

ALCOHOL: 42% abv

Aged for six months in American oak bourbon barrels

THE GRAIN
Rice, glutinous

THE LOOK
Medium amber color

THE NOSE
Vibrant, fruity, subtle hints of rice pudding, dried fruit, vanilla

THE TASTE
Smooth, flavors of rice, caramel, toasted candied almonds, mild woodspice. Finish is subdued with a hint of burnt sugar and lingering tannic oak.

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