Wine Tasting Friday June 13, 4-7 with Tim from Robert Walter Selection

Throw off your old Whites and jump into some new ones!

Secco-Trocken Qualitatswein (German)

Germany produces some of the world’s best white wines from Riesling to Pinot Blanc, but Weinbiet Secco-Trocken is a well-balanced wine with a light effervescence.  Slightly sweet and fruity with ripe aromas of pear, apricot, citrus peach and nutmeg. Enjoy as an apéritif or with salads, fish, poultry or Asian dishes. 

Reina de Catilla (Spanish)

From the Rueda region of Spain comes the simple strength of Verdejo with a touch for Viura for balance in Isabelino. This blend brings aromas of fresh fruit with spring flowers, followed by light pleasant freshness on the palate. Isabelino has enough acidity to pair well with many spring/summer appetizers and salads, but also works well by itself.

Bodega Carmine Granata  (Argentina)

Semillon is a fairly common white grape used from blending with a few 100% wines from France (notably Sauternes), but this pure dry Semillon comes from the Mendoza area of Argentina. The foothills of the Andes is famous for luscious Malbecs and Cabs, but that same hot dry climate (with cool fresh nights) produces flavorful and balanced white wines as well. The Carmine Granata Semillon 2013 was given 85 pts by Wine Enthusiast: “Nectarine, peach pit and a dusty, oily scent define the nose on this mid-level, quaffable white. The body is on the plump side, with ample acidity. Flavors of stone fruits and papaya finish briny. — M.S.  (5/1/2014)”

Terra do Castelo  (Spanish)

Sensacion is a splendid blend of four unique Spanish grapes – Treixadura, Godello, Torrontes, and Palomino from Ribeiro. This D.O. is located in Galicia at the convergence of three rivers. The coveted Terra do Castelo Sensacion Blanco is a mouthwatering regional blend, with soft, clean edges and would partner well with an array of tapas and fresh seafood.