HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
No charge for tastings
Montgravet Cote de Gascone, 2010
The variety, grown around Gascony in southwestern France, traditionally was distilled into Cognac or Armagnac. But it also can be used to craft tasty table wines, as this 2010 vintage from Montgravet demonstrates with a medium-bodied and notes of melon, candied apricot, green apple, lime and cream.
BTG$4.75 Retail $9.99
Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc, 2011
100 % Sauvignon Blanc grown in Marlborough valley on stony riverbed terraces, gently pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks to give intense passion fruit and gooseberry fruit characters, with complexity from lees ageing for several months before bottling. This wine is a classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with intense flavors and crisp acid in a dry style
BTG $6.00 Retail $15.99
Li Veli Primitivo Orion, 2009
100 % Primitivo from Puglia
Dense ruby red with a purplish rim, it is immediately intense on the nose with marked aromas of ripe and fleshy red fruits, notably cherries followed by spicy notes of cinnamon and mace; in the mouth it is full, powerful, smooth and very long, with a well defined acid streak which makes it fresh and pleasing
BTG $5.75 Retail $13.99
Quinta do Crasto Douro Superior, 2010
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Sousão and Old Vines
Lifted aromas of fresh Douro red forests fruits, very well combined with elegant bush and spice characters. Excellent approach in the palate , with upfront red fruits leading to a solid structure with fresh and elegant tannins. Great acidity, developing to a pleasant, well balanced and persistent finished.
BTG $9.50 Retail $25.99
Ferreira Tawny Port, NV
Bright and delicately ambered red, Ferreira Tawny has a fresh and delicate aroma that is typical of its ageing in oak casks. It owes its robust bouquet and well-balanced taste to its well-structured tannins.
BTG $6.50 Retail $16.99