Free Tasting at Vino Verité Today
June 4, 2009 by Doug Haugen
What’s better, is that should you decide to take some wine home (and really, why wouldn’t you?), they’re offering some great deals. Franck Mossenta of Click Wine Group has chosen an awesome set of South American wines. From an $8 white to an $18 Grand Reserve, there’s something for everyone!
Here’s what they have going on tonight.
The first group is from Chile:
Terranoble Sauvignon Blanc $8
Some consider Sauvignon Blanc to be Chile’s best varietal – and its seems to be true from the taste: we taste lots of excellent Chilean Sauv Blancs, but to find one like this affordable selection from Terranoble is a treat. Delightfully fresh and zingy, it brings citrus and apple with a perfectly clean and refreshing finish.
Vina Leyda Sauvignon Blanc Garuma Vineyard $18
Some distinct terroir in this selection from Vina Leyda, showing lean and long lime and mineral notes. Exceedingly classy, this has sometimes been mistaken for a good white from the Loire Valley in France. The purity of the flavors is striking.
Terranoble Gran Reserve Carmenere $18
Our customers tend to be fans of Carmenere, and here’s one if the best we could find. It’s just downright gorgeous: full of body and expression, with roasted coffee, plum, and vanilla notes without being too heavy in body. Lovely finish and mouthfeel throughout.
Vina Leyda Pinot Noir Las Brisas $18
A great example of the style we love from Pinot Noir of South America – lighter and drier fruit notes with accents of herbs and spices; almost a tea-like quality to some of the aroma and flavors. The firm acidity makes this a great wine to have with food.
The second flight is from Argentina:
Nieto Sentiner Reserva Chardonnay 08 $11
It’s a bit hard to believe all the subtle and complex notes that come out of a glass of this Chardonnay: Pear, apple, honey, rounded out with a creamy texture – hints of crushed nuts draw you in. Superb lasting finish too! Truly one of thosé wines that tastes well above its price point.
Nieto Sentiner Torrontes 08 $11
Torrontes is always,aromatic and floral. A friend once described it “like drinking the flowers of fruit trees.” Torrtentes as a grape just continues to gain momentum and reputation, and has been the favorite at a number of our earlier tastings. Here’s another great example then! The Nieto is more on the citrus side, but still carries the floral and apple notes. The unique feature of this selection, however is that it simultaneously seems sweet and yet dry too.
Bodegas Renacer Punto Final Malbec 08 $12
Bodegas Renacer has a great approach to their water usage and conservation: the winery uses only water from snow runoff from the Andean Mountains, which is stored in holding tanks and ponds and used only as necessary. Whatever water is not used is then released back into the water table without any chemicals or fertilizers used.The result is a very rich and proud wine, big and bold in its fruit, and balanced in delivery. If you’re a Malbec fan, you must try this – there’s no other quite like it.
Sounds good enough to drink, wouldn’t you say?
208 Boylston Ave E
(Corner of Boylston and Olive)
Seattle WA 98102
Free Tastings Every Thursday from 6 to 8PM, and Saturdays from 4 to 7PM