October 11, 2019 – Weekend Tasting!

Tastings and News / Friday, October 11th, 2019

Join us for an other fantastic weekend tasting!
Friday we will be pouring 4 wines, an elegant Austrian white and 3 reds, an Umbria blend from Italy, a trepat grape from catalonia, Spain and a red blend from the prestigious Vacqueyras appellation in Cote Du Rhone, France!

On Saturday we will have a special visit from Widow Jane distillery from Red Hook, Brooklyn!!
We will be tasting their 10 year old bourbon and their Whiskey Rye mash

Tasting time: 6:00 to 9:00

See below full wine information:

Neumeister, Grauburgunder Steirische Klassik (2016)

Grape: Grauburgunder
Geography: Steiermark, Austria
Appellation: Südoststeiermark
All of the Neumeister wines are made in the same way and with the same goal: to be food-friendly, well-structured and age-worthy.

Grown on the volcanic soils of southern Styria, Neumeister’s pinot gris is a powerful wine in 2017. It’s packed with green-gooseberry flavor and salty, meaty notes of cured ham, the density leavened by a tremor of acidity that runs underneath it. The texture is silken and the flavors last, a testament to the possibilities of pinot grigio in this corner of the world.


Moli dels Capellans, Atrepat Conca de Barberà (2015)

Grape: Trepat
Geography: Catalonia, Spain
Appellation: Conca de Barberà

Conca de Barberà is a small, little-known wine region in Catalonia, north-eastern Spain. Located right at the heart of Catalan wine country, it is surrounded on all sides by other wine regions: Costers del Segre to the north, Tarragona to the south, Penedès to the east and Montsant to the west. The word conca is Catalan for ‘basin’, and aptly describes the geography here.

Trepat is a red-wine grape variety indigenous to northeastern Spain. It is most conspicuous in the sparkling rosado (rosé) Cavas of the region but may also be used in red-wine blends along with Garnacha and Tempranillo.

This might be THE perfect, easy-drinking Summertime red. Soft, red fruit that is bright, but savory rather than sweet. Just a hint of very fine tannins and earthiness give it lip-smacking character and the right amount of acid to keep it entirely refreshing. Put a chill on it and watch it disappear.

Winemaking Details: 40% of wine undergoes carbonic maceration

Mdc atrepat 2017

Decugnano dei Barbi, Villa Barbi Rosso (2016)

Geography: Umbria, Italy
Appellation: Umbria
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 34%, Sangiovese 33%, Merlot 33%

The Villa Barbi Rosso is a soft and pleasant wine sourced from estate vineyards grown in soils rich with fossilized shells and oysters. It is well balanced with intense flavors of cherry, plum, and leather backed by hints of clove and spice.


Vidal-Fleury, Vacqueyras (2015)

Grapes: Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre
Geography: Rhône Valley, France
Appellation: Vacqueyras

Founded in 1781, Vidal-Fleury is the oldest continuously operating winery in the Rhône Valley. Thomas Jefferson visited the estate in 1787.

Today, Vidal-Fleury is renowned in the United States for its authentic, yet forward-thinking style. The wines, coming from both the Northern and Southern regions of Rhône Valley, are acclaimed by wine critics and publications.

Combining 230 years of tradition with a state-of-the-art winemaking facility designed to optimize aging, bottling and maturating, Vidal-Fleury crafts authentic, clean and approachable Rhône wines, striving for distinctiveness and the highest quality. Among them are Côtes du Rhône red and white, Crozes-Hermitage and Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Côte-Rôtie.

Terroir: Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre grapes are grown on the gentle slopes near Dentelles de Montmirail. Soils are made up of marl, clay and sand. Vineyard elevations between 150-500 meters.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested and transported to the winery in small crates. Fermentation occurs with indigenous yeasts in temperature controlled tanks with the maceration period lasting approximately 14 days. The wine is aged on its lees first in tank for 3 months followed by an additional 6 months in large oak casks. The finished wine is very lightly filtered (cross flow) and not fined. The wines rest in bottle for a minimum of 3 months prior to release.

Spice-accented aromas of dark berries and cherry take on a spicy nuance as the wine opens up. Bitter cherry, cassis and succulent herb flavors deepen and become sweeter on the back half, which is energized by a jolt of white pepper. Closes juicy, taut and long; sneaky tannins lend shape and firming grip.


On Saturday:

Widow Jane, Whiskey Rye Mash (Aged in Oak & Apple Wood)

We are based in the Redhook area of Brooklyn, NY. Though our distillery is new, our family business was established more than 100 years ago – farming organic cacao in the Dominican Republic. The unique flavor of our spirits is due to the pure sweet water of the Widow Jane Mine in Rosendale, NY. With its native limestone from that built the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building.

Widow Jane aimed to create a lightly oaked spirit which emphasized the natural flavours of the rye grain. As such, this is a spicy, sweet, grassy and floral dram.

This rye has lots of tropical notes, and a lighter body than most, making it an ideal partner for ice and cocktails.

This spirit benefits from being bottled at 45.5%, giving a little more kick to the flavours. It is also presented without chill filtration (note the barrel char in the bottle) and in small, hand numbered batches.

An intriguing spirit for fans of American whiskey, particularly rye, to try.


Widow Jane, 10 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey

This 10 year whiskey is aged to perfection. It drinks like a 20 year bourbon with its deep cherry notes and light tannic finish.

Aroma: Butter, Cream, Toffee
Front: Cherry Wood, Olive Oil
Mid: Orange
Finish: Burnt Orange and Spice
After Glow: Light tannic fuzz