We are excited for the Grapenuts Five n Dime Happy Hour next week at Bridge Ten Brasserie (18Nov12 6-8PM, http://www.bridgeten.com) – below are the wines we chose for the tasting. These are fantastic values that all display the character of their origin. (By the way – ALL of these wines are on the Bridge 10 Brasserie wine list – you can get them any day you want!!!)
Crémant de Limoux NV Je t’aime Brut Rosé – From Southern French Region, this approachable sparkler is a pale salmon colored rose sparkler with light berry flavors wrapped in a pleasingly dry package.
2011 Capucine “Les Ollieux” South of France – Château Ollieux Romanis estate owner Pierre Bories visited Pittsburgh last year and met with a number of us Grapenuts! This Capucine Blanc embodies the characteristic of the winery and ‘punches above its weight’.
2011 Château Merlet ‘Cuvée les Collines Fleuries’ Bordeaux – This wine shows why so many people enjoy Bordeaux Blanc wines – fresh, flavorful and friendly, this wine provides easy sipping and fine accompaniment to light foods.
Domaine Paul Thomas “Chavignol” Sancerre – Mmmm, when you think of pure Sauvignon Blanc, what do you think of? I bet after you try this beauty you will think of SANCERRE! You will taste beautifully balanced citrus and grapefruit flavors with a hint of grassiness – all with serious intensity and length.
Côtes de Bourg 2009 Château Côtes de Bellevue – A Bordeaux from one of the finest vintages in past two decades, dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes, this wine has typical Bordeaux-style flavors of earth and peppery dark berries.
Côtes du Rhône 2010 Domaine de la Solitude – A wine that had big fruit flavor wrapped in a rustic package – The blend reflects the Chateauneuf du Pape producer that uses Syrah, Grenache noir, Cinsault, Carignan – all successfully brought together in this pleasing, good-with-food, red.
BOURGOGNE 2009 Domaine Bernard Moreau Mancey – Burgundy is all about finesse and refinement – Moreau’s Bourgogne Rouge is not a bruiser, but rather medium bodied balance of structure and red fruit, especially nice with food