I t was time for Wine World’s Third Thursday tasting. Six wines were featured, 3 white and 3 red. And of course those great cheeses.
Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC
When: Thursday, October 18, 2018, 5 to 8 pm
Cost: $5, with $2 rebate on the purchase of 1 bottle of the featured wines.
Here are the wines presented (click to see more):
- Jean Perrier & Fils Cuvee Gastronomie 2015
- Thomas Henry Chardonnay
- Foucher-Lebrun ‘La Vigne des Sablons’ 2016
- Masciarelli Montepulciano 2015
- Masseria Li Veli ‘Contrade’ Negroamaro 2016
- Zuccardi Serie A Malbec 2016
Here are the detailed wine notes:
Jean Perrier & Fils Cuvee Gastronomie 2015 | Savoie, Apremont, France
100% Jacquère. Brilliant white gold color. Aromas of white flowers and hawthorn, flinty notes reminding us of the soil. Bright, with fresh acidity carrying honeysuckle, white peach and chamomile notes along. A mineral streak adds more cut on the zesty finish. Great with salmon and a salad. WS 90pts
Thomas Henry Chardonnay
2015 | Napa Valley, California
100% Chardonnay. A beautiful nose of Fuji apple, pear, peach, hints of mango and lemon zest lead to lovely fruit flavors and a light touch of creamy oak. Risotto with peas and asparagus, fresh crab, crab cakes, sushi.
Foucher-Lebrun ‘La Vigne des Sablons’ 2016 | Loire, Vouvray, France
100% Chenin Blanc. This Vouvray is a pale yellow color with green tints. Apricot and pear aromas show on the nose. The wine is balanced on the palate thanks to a natural acidity which brings freshness. Blue cheese, Gruyere, carrot-ginger soup, white fish with mango salsa, gnocchi with Gorgonzola sauce. Try Linguine with Pears and Gorgonzola.
Masciarelli Montepulciano 2015 | Abruzzo, Italy
Rich and ripe dark cherry fruit, along with attractive spicy, smoky notes. Fleshy and full, with surprising depth and length. Roasted meats, pastas and pizza. 90pts
Masseria Li Veli ‘Contrade’ Negroamaro 2016 | Puglia IGT, Italy
Deep ruby red; intense aroma, with notes of cherry and blueberry jam, cocoa, licorice and floral fragrances. Round with warm structure and smooth tannins. sausage and spinach gnocchetti.
Zuccardi Serie A Malbec 2016 | Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
Intense and lively red purple color. Intense red ripe fruit aromas such as prunes and cherries with black pepper and tobacco. Chocolate, cherry liqueur and spicy notes. Soft and velvety entry, firm tannins with lovely juicy finish. RP 91pts.