"Good wine ruins the purse; bad wine ruins the stomach."
Please join us this Saturday, May 17th from the hours of 12-4 PM for another great selection of wines brought to you by Grape Expectations. Whatever your plans might be, try to sneak in at some point for a taste of these unique and delicious wines.
Our first wine, an excellent New Zealand white, Framingham Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc-
-Framingham’s style of Sauvignon Blanc is subtle elegance while maintaining the essence of Marlborough. Our 2001 vintage shows aromas of passionfruit and capsicum with a fine textural palate making this and ideal food wine.
-Less aging has created subtle underlying flint characters.
-Classic Marlborough characters of crushed herbs and tropical fruits.
-Full fruit flavours from low cropping vineyards. Excellent richness on the palate, with plenty of broadness. Subtle acidity with a refined phenolic structure complete the finish.
Our second wine, a nice white from Washington State, Hogue Chenin Blanc-
Chenin Blanc produces the classic crisp, dry wines of the Loire in France. It is also widely planted in California and South Africa. But in Washington, our combination of warm days, cool nights and a long growing season allows us to make a consistently ripe Chenin Blanc full of lively fruit character and good balance. The 2000 Chenin Blanc has cut apple, peach, hay, melon and citrus blossom aromas. Flavors are of honeydew melon and lime, all rolled into a lively mouthfeel. The wine’s citrus and melon flavors will pair especially well with sweet shellfish.
Next on the list, a nice red from Virginia, The Black Dog by Chateau Morrisette-
For over 20 years, Château Morrisette has been producing premier wines in Virginia. Located just off the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd County, Virginia, Château Morrisette brings unique style and character to both its wine and fine foods. Offering such wines as ‘Our Dog Blue’ and ‘Black Dog Blanc’ Château Morrisette unfolds a particular wine for a particular palate. Whether you are a true wine connoisseur or just being introduced to wine, Château Morrisette has something just for you. The Black Dog is a smooth semi-dry red wine. Deep rich berry flavor characteristics and a medium body. Goes great with pasta, poultry and lighter meat dishes.
Finally, the last wine is a nice red from Portugal, Berco Do Infante-
The wines of Portugal are a legacy inherited from the Romans, subsequently nurtured and developed by the Portuguese. For centuries, vineyards have flourished throughout the country, covering 9811,400 acres, with an average annual production of 112 million cases. Despite its small area, Portugal rates sixth in the world as a wine-producing country, wine production has been encouraged since the early kings, and records show exports dating back to 1367. Today, this industry employs 25% of the working agricultural population. Having been eclipsed by Port Wine for over 300 years, red and white wines are currently undergoing a major revival, due not only to investment in modern techniques and technology, including stainless steel and controlled fermentation, but also to the new generation of innovative winemakers. This wine was made with the Castelao and Tinta Roriz grapes from the Estremadura region. It is soft on the palate with fine tannins showing capacity to live a few more years in the bottle.
As always, the above wines will be sold at a 10% discount during the tasting hours of 12-4 PM this Saturday, May 17th. Here's a good opportunity to try some of the more unappreciated wines in the world!
Hope to see you Saturday!
The Grape Expectations Staff