04 Oct Undiscovered France Tasting
Undiscovered France Tasting
Sunday, October 7
1 to 4pm
At the Bar
Sample two of our new arrivals from importer Peter Weygandt! You will understand in two seconds why Peter’s palate is a great secret weapon to finding great wines. In this tasting we’ll feature the obscure Gros Manseng grape, along with a very unique Malbec from the lesser-known Cahors region of France.
2017 Domaine des Cassagnoles Reserve Selection “Cuvee Gros Manseng,” Cotes de Gascogne
On Sale $11.99
This is a tremendous value and a NEW staff favorite! It’s produced from a very obscure varietal, Gros Manseng. Made in the heart of Armagnac country and from all estate fruit, it’s vinified and aged in tank. This offers intense, exotic notes of ripe mangoes, white peach, and melon. Medium-bodied with good texture as well as a crisp, dry and long finish.
2015 Domaine La Berangeraie “Cuvee Juline,” Cahors AOP
On Sale $13.99
This Malbec-dominant blend (In the Cahors AOP, a minimum of 70% is required) has just a touch of Merlot, bringing a wonderful complexity. Its rich palate exudes cherry, licorice, and wildflowers, with sweet tannins and a mouth-coating finish. The Cahors region, located just East of Bordeaux, is known for its uniquely dark version of Malbec, almost black in color, earning the name of “black wine” for its regional wines.