October 21, 2010

Organic and Biodynamic Wine Tasting

Organic and Biodynamic Wine Tasting
along with Peruvian Pepper Pate

Friday, Oct. 22nd

The Wines:

The Sparkling:

Perlage "Altana" Rosato del Veneto 2008 (Italy) Reg. $13.99, Sale $11.99 - This lightly sparkling frizzante style rosé is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in the alluvial planes region in Veneto. It is vinified using the same Charmat method as Prosecco where it undergoes a second fermentation in stainless steel tanks (this is what makes it bubbly; Champagne and Cavas undergo the secondary fermentation in the bottle). The wine is a beautiful pink color, medium-bodied and dry, with delicate fruit flavors.

The Whites:

Badger Mountain Riesling “No Sulfites Added” 2009 (Washington) $11.99 - Delicate floral notes are woven through a framework of intense yellow peach, ripe nectarine and a touch of pineapple to make an enticing package. The flavors of freshly picked peaches are combined with a hint of honeyed sweetness. The balance is impressive, with the fruit flavors lingering through the crisp, clean finish. Organic.

Orleans Hill Alexandria White 2009 (California) $8.99 - Alluring aromas, juicy tropical notes, and a crisp, lightly floral blend of Muscat of Alexandria and French Columbard. Perfect on its own or paired with foods that appreciate a white with structure. Organic. Vegan.

Perlage Pinot Grigio 2009 (Italy) $11.99 - It has rich aromas and flavors that bring to mind citrus and exotic fruits. This one is made from organic grapes. Perlage This is dry, yet fruity to the taste, with a marked richness in flavor. Food pairing - This wine is best enjoyed as an aperitif, or with light pasta dishes, grilled fish, chicken and fresh seafood. Organic.

The Reds:

Orleans Hill Zinfandel 2009 “No Sulfites Added” (California) - $10.99 - Organic and No Sulfites Added. Not a high alcohol, jammy wine, but a drinkable Zinfandel with classic blackberry and blueberry aromas and notes with a soft, medium-bodied mouth feel. Try this with grilled meats or pasta. Organic. Vegan.

Buenas Ondas Malbec-Syrah 2009 (Argentina) Reg. $10.99, Sale $9.99 - A 50/50 blend of Malbec and Syrah that brings out the best qualities of each. Full-bodied, lush, fruity and balanced, with the characeristic dry Malbec finish. “Buenas Ondas” means “Good Vibes.” Organic. Vegan.

Mas Laval “les pampres” VDP de l’Herault 2009 (France) $16.99 - An elegant Rhône blend that’s a perfect food wine. Explosive black fruit with spice and an herbal touch. Smooth tannins and great structure make this a winner for meats and rustic foods. Blend of 56% Syrah, 21% Carignan, 14% Mourvèdre and 9% Grenache.

Nuova Cappelletta Barbera del Monferrato 2008 (Italy) $15.99 - Organic and biodynamic, Nuova Cappelletta is a small production winery in Northern Italy’s Piedmont region. Made from 100% Barbera grapes, this is a traditionally-made Italian red wine- full-bodied, but not too heavy or too dry - the perfect wine with almost all hearty pasta and meat dishes. Organic & biodynamic.

Navarrsotillo Rioja Crianza “Magister Bibendi” 2007 (Spain) $16.99 - At the Navarrsotillo Winery technology and innovation are suitably combined with tradition in the organic cultivation of 150 acres of vineyards. Made from the oldest vineyards, Magister Bibendi (“Master of the Party”) is a full-bodied Rioja wine aged for 12 months in oak barrels before bottling, displaying great complexity and richness. Flavors of sweet red cheery perked up by a crisp acidity. 90% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha. Organic.

The Dessert Sparkling:

Mario Torelli Moscato d’Asti 2008 (Italy) $17.99 - Muscat grapes have been cultivated in the Asti region of Northern Italy since ancient times. In producing Moscato, grapes are separated from the stems before pressing and juice obtained is vinified without the skins. Torelli Moscato is completely natural with about 5% alcohol and a very slight spritz from natural fermentation on the lees. It is pure pleasure, with the special sweetness of Moscato and exotic almond, peach and fruity aromas. Organic.

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