109 Wine: Tasting on Saturday and 109 Cheese: Faves for Ski Weekend Getawary

Wine Tasting on Saturday, February 16 and ski vacation favorites all winter long at 109 Cheese and Wine

Wine Tasting this Saturday features some of Andres classics!

Achados e Perdidos - Lost and Found, Branco 2017

It is a floral and fragrant variety, although in the hands of many farmers, it struggles to retain acidity and thus is more commonly blended with higher-acid varieties rather than produced as a varietal wine. Achados e Perdidos shows a great balance between acid and fruit, and the wine seems to benefit from decanting. Flavors of lemon, peach, melon, pineapple and field flowers are often noted in Códega do Larinho wines. Better examples even exhibit some mineral qualities. Achados e Periods shows extreme minerality much in part due to the black schist of its vineyard in this particular instance.

Gavi, Ernesto Picollo, Piedmont 2017

This was one of Todd & Monica's Wedding wines!

Made with attention to detail, this wine demonstrates the characteristics of the Gavi terroir where fruitiness and minerality intermingle. In the vineyard, only the best buds are kept in the spring and a green harvest is carried out before veraison to ensure that only the top quality grape bunches are kept. The harvest is manual and fermentation with indigenous yeasts lasts about three weeks in stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation is started on a portion of the wine only to maintain freshness and vivacity. 

Achados e Perdidos-Lost and Founds, 28 Uvas Portugal, 2016

The Achados e Perdidos is a made up of 28 different red grape varietals that are vinified together as a traditional field blend, a practice once common in the Douro amongst farmers, but is done less and less today. Farmers used to separate a portion of their fruit that wasn't going to be sold to the Port houses and make a table wine from it. Achados e Perdidos is a continuation of that tradition, trying to communicate the freshness and structure of a region not via a specific grape, but more so by a specific place. The 28 grapes used are: Alicante Bouschet, Alvarelhão, Baga, Bastardo, Bastardo Roxo, Donzelinha Tinto, Esgana Cão Tinto, Folgazão Roxo, Jaen, Malvasia, Malvasia Roxa, Mourisco. 

El Pedrosal, Ribera del Duero, Spain, 2015

90% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo), 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged 24 months in barrel, then 10 years in bottle before release. Intense and complex on the nose, with red fruit aromas, nuts, a slightly toasted background, very clean and intense. In the mouth it's alive and well-balanced. It's now in a great moment for drinking. 

 Perfect pairing with Serrano Ham or Chorizo.

Don't leave home (and head north to ski country) without a quick pit stop!  109 appetizers and other favorites perfect for a ski weekend getaway!

  • Fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil Flatbread                      
  • Chorizo Flatbread                                                                      
  • Wild Mushroom & 4 cheeses Flatbread                                
  • Pigs in a Blanket (15 ct) - w/Brooklyn Hotdogs                   
  • Pigs in a Blanket Buffalo Chicken! (12 ct) - w/BK dogs            
  • Crab Coconut Spring Roll (14 ct)                                          
  • Vegetable Samosa with chutney (12 ct)                         
  • Short Rib Roquefort Hand Pie (10 ct )                                                   
  • Mini Wild Mushroom Tart (10 ct)                                      
  • Mini Bolonese Tart with Casatica di buffala (10 ct)                       
  • Mini Spinach Feta Tarts (12 ct)                                                            
  • Mini Croque Monsieur (12 ct)                                                                 
  • Mac and Cheese (1.5 lbs - serves 3-4)                                                    
  • Pimento Cheese Dip (.50 lb)                                                  
  • Smoked Salmon Spread (.50lb)                                             
  • Buttermilk Biscuits (6)                                                                              
  • Baguettes     

Ridgefield Hours

Tuesday -Thursday 10am to 6pm

Friday and Saturday 9am to 6pm

Sunday 10am to 4pm 

109 Cheese Market, 109 Danbury Road, Next to Ross' Bread, Behind Talbots, In the Marketplace at Copps Hill, Ridgefield.

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