Now Cork & Flame

Aug. 13-14 Tasting

Event: The tasting this week was from Germany to Georgia! But as tasters traveled the globe tasting wines, we welcomed back Garry from a tour in Iraq. Stationed at Fort Gordon, Garry was at the Vineyard Friday afternoon as he and family and friends celebrated his return.

We welcome him and thank him, and all members of the Military for their service.
Where: Vineyard Wine Market (map), 4414 Evans to Lock Road, Evans, GA. (706) 922-9463

When: Friday, August 13, 2010, 4:30-6:30pm, Saturday, August 14, 2010 1-6pm
Cost: Price determined by flight selection.

Here is the Quick List of the wines to be presented (click on a wine to see more):

  1. Struktur Mosel Saar Ruwer
  2. KWV Steen
  3. Louis Metaireau Muscadet
  4. Domados Torrontes
  5. Fat Boy White
  6. Puerto Viejo Pinot Noir
  7. Chameleon Barbera
  8. Paso a Paso Tempranillo
  9. Green Point Shiraz
  10. Giacomo Vico Birdet

Here are the detailed wine notes:
Struktur Mosel Saar Ruwer
From: Germany
Winery: Struktur

KWV Steen
From: South Africa
Winery: KWV

Louis Metaireau Muscadet
From: France
Winery: Louis Metaireau

Domados Torrontes
What: Tasting notes: The color shows a greenish yellow colour with slightly golden glints. On the nose, the aromas are delicate and fresh but still intense. It has deep fruit and floral aromas, especially, linden flowers, a touch of rose, oregano and honey combined with notes of white and tropical fruits (pear, peach, and pineapple). There are also citric notes such as orange and grapefruit skin echoing the aromatic sensations. It has a fresh and bright palate and long finish with citrus taste and fruity finish. It has a good balance between sugar and excellent acidity. Torrontés is Argentina´s emblematic white grape variety. An exotic wine, very fresh and well balanced. Its flavours make it possible to imagine the grapes it was made from. Approachable and very drinkable.
From: Mendoza, Argentina
Winery: Domados
Grapes: 100% Torrontés

Fat Boy White
What: Fat Boy White is one big boned, buxom blanc! It’s Fat! A beautiful blend of rich barrel fermented Chardonnay, citrusy Vidal Blanc and floral Pinot Blanc. Fat Boy White is vinted off dry to bring out the fruit and bring on the fun! Taste with a nice bacon wrapped scallop or your favorite cheese or even a shrimp po boy samich. Fat Boy Wite. It’s Robust! It’s Huge! Just loosen your belt and enjoy! Mercy…it’s a fat glass of wine!
From: North Georgia, USA
Winery: Three Sisters

Puerto Viejo Pinot Noir
From: Chile
Winery: Puerto Viejo

Chameleon Barbera
What: Mendocino County Barbera has bright raspberry fruit underlain by refreshing acidity, making this wine the all-around food and wine pairing winner.
From: Mendocino, California
Winery: Chameleon Cellars

Paso a Paso Tempranillo
From: Spain
Winery: Bodegas Volver

Green Point Shiraz
What: The dense, rich color indicates the power and intensity of fruit, with complexity and elegance the truly distinguishing characters of this wine. Bright blackberry, maraschino cherry and satsuma plum aromas are enriched with anise, liquorice and subtle roasted spice from ageing in French oak. Succulent texture and supple tannins extend throughout the palate, and red liquorice flavors provide a long, distinctive finish.
From: Victoria, Australia
Winery: Green Point

Giacomo Vico Birdet
What: Partially-fermented red table wine. Fairly pale ruby-red tending to garnet, with an intense, aromatic bouquet recalling roses, strawberries and other kinds of red-berried fruit. Very smooth and soft, with an inviting, well-balanced taste.–From their Website
From: Italy
Winery: Giacomo Vico
Grapes: 100% “Brachetto del Roero” BirbetGoes with: A natural dessert wine which goes particularly well with fruit and fruit-based sweets.

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