Friday Wine Tasting 2.9.18

The village of Uchizy, located in the northern part of Mâcon (Burgundy), is known for the aromatic expression and minerality of its wines. The wine is fermented and aged in tanks in order to emphasize the fruitiness and freshness. It then goes through malolactic fermentation, resulting in a bouquet that presents plenty of apple and crisp citrus flavors along with rich spice. The finish is long with strong minerality and floral notes.

100% Tempranillo, this wine is light, fresh, and beautifully aromatic. It opens with ripe red and dark fruit character and a hint of licorice. The palate shows concentrated fruit with soft, ripe tannins leading to a lingering finish. Light and enjoyable on its own, this wine is extremely versatile on the table.

From grapes planted just outside of Chateauneuf du Pape, this multi vintage blend is equal parts Grenache and Syrah (30%), with the balance made up of Merlot and other Rhone varietals. This rich, meaty red captures the essence of the Southern Rhône Valley, with layers of red and dark fruit character, soft supple tannins, and complex spice notes from extended aging in small oak barrels. Enjoy with hearty stews and grilled meats.

This intense, deeply pigmented red wine is a blend of predominantly Touriga Nacional. The nose is vigorous with complex aromas of young fruit and mineral notes. The palate is full bodied with round tannins and a focus on fruit flavors.