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Third Thursday Tasting-Wine World-June 21

Some of the early crowd at Wine World Thursday night.

Time for Wine World’s Third Thursday tasting. Six wines were featured. I apologize for the late update. An unfortunate computer meltdown early Friday delayed us. More updates shortly..
Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC
803-279-9522

When: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 5 to 8 pm
Cost: $5, with $2 rebate on the purchase of 1 bottle of the featured wines.

Here are the wines to be presented (click to see more):

  1. Cà Montini Terre di Valfredda Pinot Grigio 2017
  2. Fleurs de Prairie Rose 2017
  3. Line 39 Sauvignon Blanc 2016
  4. Santa Tresa Frappato 2017
  5. Zorzal Terroir Unico Malbec 2017
  6. McPherson Sangiovese 2015


Here are the detailed wine notes:
Cà Montini Terre di Valfredda Pinot Grigio 2017 | Trentino, Italy
Lemony fresh and breezy on the nose, with aromas of wet stone, apricot, pear, and Maraschino cherry. Bone-dry and mineral-laden on the palate, it presents fresh squeezed lemon juice with just a hint of green apple skin. Pairs well with a variety of dishes including fish, white meats, soups, pasta and risotto.

Fleurs de Prairie Rose 2017 | Cotes de Provence, France
Crafted in the traditional Provençal style, Fleurs de Prairie is a pale salmon color with delicate flavors of strawberry, rose petals and herbs. Its bright, refreshing acidity makes it a perfect companion with a meal or as an aperitif.

Line 39 Sauvignon Blanc 2016 | California
Vibrant aromas of grapefruit and lemon with subtle grassy characters and a crisp clean finish. This wine is a fine accompaniment to shellfish or on its own.

Santa Tresa Frappato 2017 | Terre Siciliane, Italy
The nose shows blueberry with earthiness, undergrowth and herbs. Light smoky cherry with a hint of tart notes. Chunky ‘chewy’ smoky sour cherry & tarry minerality. Juicy raspberry, wild strawberry, aniseed and red liquorice. Complex. Youthful. Dry. Typical Italian high acidity. Medium tannins, med body, med+ finish. Lovely juicy fresh cherry, strawberry, raspberry. A good food wine.

Zorzal Terroir Unico Malbec 2017 | Mendoza Argentina
Deep, shining red color. Very mineral on the nose, with strong evidence of calcareous soils, such as chalk. Very fresh on entry, with great volume and texture. The tannins are somewhat edgy and the finish is a long one. The destemmed grapes fermented in cement vats with indigenous yeasts and was kept in those vats between five and ten months until bottling, as there are four bottling lots. The nose is very fruit-driven and mixes berries with a hint of pollen and honey, giving it an accessible and easy to understand profile. The palate is juicy, with cherry flavors and almost unnoticeable tannins. It ends dry, with seriousness. 91pts James Suckling.

McPherson Sangiovese 2015 | High Plains, Texas
Sangiovese is an Italian Cultivar well suited for sometimes unforgiving climates. We have worked with this variety more than a decade and developed a consistent style in homage to our favorite Chianti table wines of Tuscany. Notes of red licorice, black cherry cola, and bright balsamic strawberry. The wine ages in neutral French oak, adding a beautiful texture that brings further depth and richness to this wine.

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