Tastings & Events
Saturday, October 3, 2015, 1-4pm
Weekend World Tour, featuring two Sir Walt’s Six-Pack wines
After wearing out all of our distributors this past weekend during the Korktoberfest extravaganza, they’re all taking a weekend off and leaving the pouring to us this weekend. Given that, we selected four wines wines we love from all over the globe, including a couple from our brand new October Sir Walt’s Six Pack.
For starters, we’re going to showcase a new wine from the south of France we tasted recently and loved – Saveurs du Temps unoaked Chardonnay. While prices in Burgundy continue to skyrocket, other regions in France are stepping in and producing quality, well made Chardonnay that doesn’t blow up the budget. The Saveur du Temps features ripe apple and pear fruit, and a delightfully clean, medium bodied palate.
Also from France, we’re pouring a Touraine Sauvignon blanc from Domaine de la Bergeonniere. This family winery brings us a slightly riper than usual Loire Sauvignon blanc, featuring orange, pear, and melon fruit to go with the classic herbaceous and mineral characters for which the region is known.
For red wines, we’re going to start out with Merino Syrah from the Limari Valley in Chile. This wine is made in the Northern Rhone style, featuring a splash of Viognier to give the Syrah a bit of floral aromatics on the nose. The wine also drinks a bit like a Rhone Syrah, featuring a savory blackberry nose and palate along with a bit of spice.
And finally, a new addition to the shop, and one of the wines in our October Sir Walt’s Six pack – the Dragora Tempranillo. Made with organically grown grapes, the Dragora is an easy drinking, fruit-driven wine with just enough earth and grip to give it a good balance.
2014 Saveurs du Temps Chardonnay, Pays d’Oc, France $10.99
2014 Domaine de la Bergeonniere Sauvignon blanc, Loire Valley, France, $15.99
2012 Merino Syrah, Limari Valley, Chile $16.99
2013 Bodega Mureda ‘Dragora’ Tempranillo, La Mancha, Spain, $9.99
We’re working on some great events for y’all coming soon…stay tuned!