Dark Pinot !

Next wine that you will present to you, is a Pinot Noir from California. It’s a bottle from Sonoma coast from the winery litter, the name of the wine is Littoria. This winemaker actually used to make wine in burgundy but still the fruit is really right, it’s a sort of like right almost candied, it’s that ripe in that luscious. So this is great if you want some fruits aromas because this wine is much more about fruit, it’s opposed to minerals wine.

Next we have Grenache from Australia, so the motherland of greanche it’s debatable, they think it’s from spain, where it’s known as grenache. So it’s very very popular in the southern Rhône in France, it’s the main grape of château neuf du pape. And grenache is a great wine to have in your quiver of wines because it is a very low tan grape. It has low tannins and low acid which makes it really plush and juicy and lovely, this one is made from a hundred year old wine in barrosso Valley, where the wines are really old the gnarly and they produce just a few bunches, there are really concentrated. It’s also an incredible value and highly, it’s great strenght with food and it’s nice to know that this is a wine with no tannins and very very low acidity.

Also, there is a sort of a counterpoint to others wine, this is a rosso de montalcino from Tuscany, it’s like a little sister of Brunello di Montalcino which is made from the same grape. It’s called Sangiovese grow, so it just spends less time aging and open, sometimes it’s from younger wines but this is a thin-skinned grape so it’s quite elegant and floral. It also has that great fresh acidity that sort of tomato skin note that source of cherries roasted herbs, a really beautiful wine to pair with something like a tomato, sauce on pasta or even a plate of cured meats and cheeses. This is really a classic wine, it’s great to know about and rosso is a great wine to know about too, because it’s sort of like mini brunello for a fraction of the price. It’s very very good quality for a little budget. So everybody have to try it, and tell them what you thinking about this selection which very based on red fruit.

So enjoy this selection, you can find this kind of bottle in winemakers.


Summer Selection of Wine

We have selectionned few red wine that’s perfectily match during summer dinner. This is the most popular grape, some of the more well-known grapes and also a few of the more obscure wines.

The first wine is a gamay from Beaujolais. Beaujolais is the southern most famous regions of burgundy in France. Gamay is really great, it’s a little bit different because Pinot Noir is the grape of all the the rest of Burgundy gets a bad rap, there is no budget away which is great. It comes out right after the harvest, it’s mean to drink right away but it’s not really meant for aging. Gamay can be a really serious grape and it is an incredible value. So this beaujolais is from one of the crew of ten best wine. A good visual, a cru visual in this case just means town, so cru can meaning different things. In Beaujolais cru refers to one of the top ten best areas for growing gamay. A flury grape just known for being really light and elegant and refreshing, very floral, so this is a great wine to pair with food and it’s especially great if you don’t like white wine. This is a great way to start off your meal. It’s light, it’s very elegant in body and it’s a really lovely lighter wine.

The second is Pinot Noir from burgundy, this is a Chambertin. It’s from a community in Burgundy, it’s a great producer and they make a fair amount of wine that is distributed all over the united states so can usually get your hands on a bottle if you are lucky. This is from the community generation Burton which was Napoleon’s favorite red wine to drink champagne. Valley are from Central Otago are from anywhere else in the new world in burgundy, it’s all about the soil. The soi lis very important. The bottle that we present to you, is made from grapes grown on limestone soil in the famous century 10th which gives its structure which gives it a great minerality. The bottle has a little bit of herbs, a little bit of cherry fruit, it’s lovely, it’s elegant, it’s great with roast chicken, and also with a roasted pork. This Pinot Noir is incredible, it’s great with so many things. It’s one of our favorite wine in world, so amazing, with so different aromas.

Both wine are different but very special, you have to try them !

Other Europe Red Wine

Again and again, let’s talk about the old world of wine, old world meaning Europe. It recommended to you a wine from France. Generally, all grape varieties came from France like merlot, syrah, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, sauvignon, all this grapes came indigenously from France. In France also they mastered modern winemaking you know today. So we have to sort of honore of the french for their wine making and their skills  in wine producing.

We gonna to present you a Bordeaux. Bordeaux has some of the longest history in the world of wine making so it was one of the first to export wine, right on the coast, right on the south western coast of France and there is a big shipping port their shipping hub so that’s why the whites took office because they can make these big intense red lines and ship them to the uk in England where they had such high demand for them. It’s definitely a intense wine with some darker fruit, so you get that black cherry, the plum, you get a bit of like strawberry which sounds like a bad thing but our can actually be a good thing in the wine. So it has that deep dark intensity to it. It has a bit of vanilla cream to it as well. Also, some cassis aromas, a spiciness as well and almost like a coffee which is interesting like that coughing on it. SO, we have to mention what’s the grape variety in this wine, it doesn’t say it on the label, just not say that it’s just a bordeaux. Is one of the reasons why european are confusing unfortunately. It says the region, for example chianti if you are drinking wine from Italy, does anyone know what the Chianti is, most people down its region in Italy.

Bordeaux is a blend of generally cabernet or merlot or both. So it’s always a blend and it’s generally cabernet sauvignon, you know. It’s from the right side of France, in Aquitaine just beside Pays Basque regions, I mean.  Just right bank of Bordeaux out its Merlot Bass. The bank of Garonne, of the river it’s usually cabernet sauvignon. This comes from the right side so it’s mostly merlot based and we love it ! So intensity in this wine, so powerful with some taste of cassis and little bit aromas of butter at the end of the mouth. Such a pleasure for wine lover, you can drink this with some red meals.

Red Biodynamic

It’s wine natural as possible, they are not goint to fertilize or spray pesticides unless they have to. It’s also gets into water conservation and using solar power and sort of being just a better citizen all around. So sustainable, most producers in South Africa are sustainable. Organic is certified so you have to fork over a bunch of money and they come up and check up on you and after six yeears you can be certified as being organic so that means that in the wine making and in the vineyard, in the vineyard growing that you are not adding any pesticides or fertilizers that are not approved. So you can still fertilizers just ones that are more natural and approved. The top level is Biodynamic. Biodynamic is the most natural, the most extreme, it’s a sort of a lifestyle, it’s planting, harvesting, printing based on the alignement of the stars and planets it gets into making natural teases and remedies. Sometimes, we manure like that spraying it all over your vineyard and that gives life back to the soil, back to the vineyard farming. It means is all about stripping things out of the soil biodynamic, is a philosophy of giving back to the soil and giving life to the soil. So if you have trouble with headaches, if you have issues with some people can flush when they drink wine : try to drink more natural. It’s generally going to many times. It will eliminate the problems that you had especially headaches Don’t blame sulfites by the way, sulfites are not the problem. Ninety nine point, nine percent people’s problem.

The red that we present to you it’s a Oregon Pinot noir. It’s in domestic line. Oregon pinot noir is produces the best pinot noir in the United states. It’s sort of a sweet spot in climate. California can produce good pinot noir but it’s very hot and many times you wind up with this sort of raspberry, you really intense wine. A bit too aggressive in France where people are initially came from. It could be very cool many years, and so you have a really tart peed on the water or going to us, is sort of right in between, you get some heat but it’s cool in California. You have coolness and the breeze but it’s warmer than France. It’s a very good wine that you can drink with a good red meat.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet sauvignon is definitely among the most famous and well-known grape varieties of the world. It makes some of the finest wines of Bordeaux and is known for the long term aging potential that it can have. Is due to the fact that cabernet sauvignon was a grape has smaller berries and thicker skins and merlot. When it fermented in the tank that gives you a double dose of all of the sources of color and flavor that you get in wine. Aromatically, cabernet sauvignon has some resemblance to Merlot and its fruit, definitely in the dark fruit blackberry and cherry range. But it adds to that herbal quality, flavors that reminds me of darker foods like licorice, chocolate, coffee. It’s very much an intense powerhouse of the wine that will deliver a big ouf of flavor.

An another advice to you, if we were going to add another great certainly, our choice would be a grape called Syrah, but also comes from another region in France, Rhône. However we most often encounter at these days under another name where it’s called Shiraz. Shiraz is the name given to the Syrah great. It’s grown in places like Australia and South Africa in the southern hemisphere. However, it is genetically identical to the great we called Sirah in place like California or in France. Syrah has similar thick skins and density colour that we find from Cabernet Sauvignon. But usually does not quite have as much tannic structure and as a result is more often made in the drink me now style with alittle bit more emphasis on forward fruit. This style has a kind of blackberry pie and black pepper quality to it that makes it very appealing, friendly and delivers a heck of a lot of flavor per square inch when you serve this as a sauce on the side.

Finally, for Cabernet Sauvignon we recommended a Nieto Senetier. Because it’s coresponding totaly to our taste, with some blackberry aromas and other red fruits, very powerful, with little bit tannin in the end of the mouth.

For Syrah, we believe that Domain of Janasse, is one of the best wine. Because you can drink this during aperitif, or with some winter meal. It’s very sensitive on lot of meal. It’s like a classical wine that you must have in your blank.

So good tasting, and give us your opinion to this both of wine !

Different grapes wines

In the world of red wine grapes, there is a little competition for the top slot. There is defitely three red grapes : pinot noir, merlot and cabernet sauvignon that come from the burgundy and Bordeaux.  There are the absolute icons of classic style. One grape more which cana dd to this major league group though because of the importance that it’s  picked up just in the last 10 or 20 years and that’s a grape called Sirah. But we often know under its new identity and other parts of the world where call it sure as Shiraz.

The lightest wine we choose, is pinot noir. It’s a great variety that has been grown in brgundy since the 12th century and this style is on the lighter end of the red wine spectrum. Even looking at it in the glass we cans see it has a translucent it that is because the grape has relatively thin skin and so its delivery of color and flavor intensity to the wine is on the lighter end of the spectrum. However the flavors that it does give are so seductive and desirable. The Pinot Noir is that one of the most desired style of wine on earth. It is coveted and collectible. There is a cool climate style that is a little brighter, a little bit more in red fruit aromatic spectrum, things like cranberries and strawberry. This is a lighter style of red that works well with some foods, that you might normally think of pairing with a white wine. You can drink this wine with sea foods and white meats for example.

The next wine is come from Bordeaux where do we have Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Two grapes that are planted in the same region and that are distantly related, when they’re grown in cold places like France and Italy, they often have a little bit of aromatic resemblance to them as well. But once we plant them in sunnier warmer places like chili for example or California, we get a little more divergence in there aromatics and it gets easier to telle them apart. On the nose, merlot tends to give a little bit more of an herbal, it a little bit less of the earthiness that we find in Pinot Noir and seems to be a little bit darker in. Its fruit range a little bit more like blackberries and plums. Also, a little bit less like strawberries and cranberry. When you encounter it from a cool place, you will get a woodsy character to it, almost like cedar or even roasted bell peppers and it very well suited to food and it’s a distant relation.

Tarani’s Wine

The name, from the early Christian era was found on amphorae discovered on an archaeological site Montans (neat Gaillac). Tarani creates the link between historical legitimacy and modern tastes. Its powerful aromas make Tarani an unforgettable esperience.

This legendary wine in the colours of the south is a favourite the world over. Sold in more than 17 countries, every year Tarani wins prizes in national and international competitions. It’s a worldwide triumph like many wines of Vinovalie. It’s the signature of a group. Vinovalie is a wine growers cooperative founded in 2006, born from the merger of four historic winery of the country of rugby : Vignerons de rabastens, Cave de Técou (Tarn), Cave de fronton (Haute Garonne) and Côtes d’Olt (Lot). His expertise is expressed though unique wines guided by values and dynamics oriented Excellence, Cooperation and Innovation, enabling it to satisfy all tatse expectations.

For Tarani Cabernet Rouge : deep red with purple reflections. Nose : complex with powerful aromas of red fruits, oriental toasted almond and vanilla notes. Palate : fruity, delicate and delicious. Serve at 15C as an aperitif with any cold starters or pasta dishes. Ready to drink now or will keep for up to 2 years depending on the vintage.

For Tarani Malbec : Colour : very dark with purple reflections. Nose : black fruits, bilberry, and blackeberry on a background of vanilla. Palate : fleshy with grilled meat, charcuterie and cheese. Ready to drink now or will keep for up to 2 years depending on the vintage.

For Tarani Merlot : Colour : red purple. Nose : aromas of ripe red fruit. Palate : round with fruity, supple tannins. Serve slightly chilled with pasta dishes, grilled red meat and cheeses. Ready to drink now or will keep for up to 2 years depending on the vintage.

For Tarani Réserve : Colour : dark red with purple reflections. Nose : powerful aromas of ripes fruits and vanilla. Palate : concentrated and spicy, long finish. Serve between 16-18C with sauce dishes, red meat and cheeses. Will keep for up to 10 years.

For Taranis Sauvignon : Colour : gold with green highlights. Nose : citrus fruit and white fruit. Palate : fresh and delicate. Serve at 8-10C. drink as an aperitif or with grilled fish, shelfish and sea food. Ready to drink now or will keep for up to 2 years depending on the vintage.