Wines that speak to us in value and on a cold winter's night
Tomorrow, Saturday, January 12 you are invited to join Andres and Anna at 109 Cheese and Wine from 12-5 for a wonderful and casual tasting. You will be treated to a little cheese pairing and Otis may make an appearance too!
Licia, Rias Baixas Albarino 2017
Beautiful straw yellow with greenish hues, Lícia Albariño has strong varietal characteristics with hints of grapefruit, candied fruit, quince jelly, notes of fresh herbs, green apples, and minerals. This full-bodied and well-balanced wine highlights the aromas of citrus and green apple, with a long and persistent finish. This Albariño is perfect with your favorite grilled fish or shellfish, Asian cuisine or even Paella.
Tarapaca, Gran Reserva Carmenere, Maipo 2015
This fabulous Carmenere has an expressive, complex, fresh aroma characterized by spicy notes such as clove and pepper, as well as subtle vegetal notes such as red pepper. These aromas are apparent due to the fact that the vineyards are situated very close to the river, with its cool waters, and also due to the summer afternoons, whereby fresh breezes travel up through the valley from the Paci¬fic Ocean to the Andes mountain range. This wine stands out for its unique red ruby color and black fruit aromas; in mouth, it is well rounded and rich in flavors, where the figs notes and wild fruits, together with delicate spices aromas, are in perfect harmony. For this reason, on the palate, the wine is round, smooth, full-bodied, and with ripe tannins. Black fruit aromas are present, such as blackcurrant, blackberry and plum.
Chateau Saint Andre Corbin, St Greorges-St Emilion 2015
From the smallest of the Saint-Emilion satellite villages, this wine has swathes of black fruit aromas that go well with its firm tannins, dense blackberry flavors and concentration. Ripe Merlot dominates the blend, giving both structure and fruit. It perfect for that cold winter evening by the fireplace.
109 Cheese and Wine is located at 109 Danbury Road, the Marketplace.