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[scrollGallery id=600]F irst Friday time, and the crowd was having fun. Six wines featured from France, Italy, Spain and Argentina. Everyone seemed in the mood for a good Masters party.
The wines were outstanding and at a good price. Several cheeses sampled were good matches for the wines.

  Where: 040513wwcheeseWine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC
803-279-9522

When: Friday, April 5, 2013, 5 to 8 pm
Cost: $5, with rebate on the purchase of 1 bottle of the featured wines.

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

  1. Veuve Devienne Sparkling Brut
  2. Villa Pozzi Pinot Grigio 2011
  3. New Age White
  4. Marchesi de Frescobaldi Remole 2010
  5. Bodega Borsao Tinto 2011
  6. Rose’s Sweet Red

Here are the detailed wine notes:
Veuve Devienne Sparkling Brut
Light, bright gold. Lightly spicy, citrusy and floral aromas. Generous fruit and floral flavors. Well balanced with a long finish. A beauty. Pair with white meats, seafood, fish and blue cheeses. Goes well with practically everything. Salty, tangy tidbits. Appetizers. This was an excellent sparkler at a great price.
From: France
Winery: Cannon Wines (Private Label)

Villa Pozzi Pinot Grigio 2011
Aromatics of rose with notes of honeysuckle.   The fruit is well-balanced with good lemon-lime acidity giving a rounded and refreshing finish. Seafood, salads. Chicken. Spicy Asian Chicken Thighs. A wonderful warm weather companion at a good price.
From: Sicily
Winery: Villa Pozzi
Year: 2011

New Age White
A fruity, slightly sweet blend of Torrontes & Sauvignon Blanc with a very slight effervescence. Fragrant tropical aromas. In Argentina New Age white is frequently served on ice with seltzer and a twist of lime. Spicy dishes. Appetizers. Chicken and seafood.
From: Mendoza, Argentina
Winery: New Age (Bodega Valentin Bianchi)

Marchesi de Frescobaldi Remole 2010
A terrific Tuscan blend of 85% Sangiovese with 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. All steel fermentation and some bottle aging as well. Dark fruit, black pepper and licorice. Versatile food-friendly wine. Pasta with traditional tomato sauce.
From: Tuscany, Italy
Winery: Marchesi de Frescobaldi
Year: 2010

Bodega Borsao Tinto 2011
Another outstanding vintage of one of Wine World’s favorite wines, a blend of 85% old vines Grenache and 15% Tempranillo that is fermented and aged in stainless steel. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by classic aromas of kirsch liqueur intermixed with raspberries, loamy soil and flowers. This medium to full-bodied wine possesses remarkable depth, an expansive texture and wonderful freshness and length. A great match with grilled meats, veggies, and mushrooms. Wow! This wine was the hit of the night, and came in at less than $10.
From: Campo de Borja, Spain
Winery: Bodega Borsao (Importer: Jorge Ordonez)
Year: 2011

Rose’s Sweet Red
Produced from premium Tempranillo grapes grown near the Mediterranean coast of Valencia in western Spain, Rose’s Sweet Red is vinified entirely in stainless steel. With abundant aromas of mature red fruit and touches of anises and spice, this wine has a round, slightly sweet, velvety taste. It pairs well with meat, risotto, cheese, and tapas. A beauty!
From: Valencia, Spain
Winery: Rose’s
Grapes: 100% Tempranillo

Display of wines to be presented at the Rhone tasting on April 26.
Display of wines to be presented at the Rhone tasting on April 26.
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