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French Wine Tasting – Wines from World Renowned French Wine Regions, Thurs. Feb. 25, 5:00 – 10:00 PM

February 20, 2016 by admin  
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Title: French Wine Tasting – Wines from World Renowned French Wine Regions, Thurs. Feb. 25, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Location: Uncorked Wine Bar
Description: French Wine Tasting
Sommelier Kenneth Spears will be pouring the following great French wines from world renowned French wine regions: Champagne, Burgundy, Rhone and Bordeaux for $29.99. The tasting includes complimentary pairing food Provencal Tuna Sandwich Sided with Petite Salad.
Duval Leroy French Champagne Brut NV
Domaine des Rochers Macon-Chaintre 2012
Orin Swift Locations F3 French Red Blend
Chateau Mont-Redon Cotes Du Rhone 2012
Chateau Mongravey Margaux Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux 2012
Throughout the night we will have four raffles for 4 lucky customers with surprise prizes including 2 bottle of wines and lovely accessories. Everyone enters the raffle automatically by just joining us for the evening. All of the featured wines are available for purchase at 10% discount – 15% off when buying three or more and 15% off for all accessories.
Next tasting preview:
Sextant Winery Wine Tasting on Mar. 03
Host your private party at Uncorked with featured wine and food pairing.
Also be sure to check out our happy hour all night every Tuesday and Wednesday.
Introduction
France – the home of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne – is arguably the world’s most important wine-producing country. For centuries, it has produced wine in greater quantity – and of reportedly greater quality – than any other nation. Wine is ingrained in French culture at almost every level of society; it is the drink of both the elite and the common people. The enduring attraction of French wine is not necessarily its volume or prestige, however, but rather the variety of styles available. Red, white, rosé, sweet, dry, sparkling, opulent, austere, mineral-scented, fruity – French vineyards have produced wines to match each of these descriptors. The diversity of French wine is due to the country’s wide range of climates and its wide range of soil types. From coolest climate of north region – Champagne, maritime climate of southeast – Bordeaux, continental climate of eastern region – Burgundy and Alsace, warm and dry Climate of south region – Rhone, and Mediterranean climate of deep south – Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon. From the granite hills of Beaujolais to the famous chalky slopes of Chablis and the gravels of the Medoc, the sites on which France’s vineyards have been developed are considered of vital importance and are at the heart of the concept of terroir. A region’s terroir dictates the grape varieties used to produce its traditional wines. The relationship between French wine regions and their key varieties have evolved naturally over many centuries.
Duval Leroy French Champagne Brut NV – Champagne Deval Leroy was founded in 1859 when two Champagne families came together to share their interests. Since its creation, Champagne Duval Leroy has been located in Vertus, in the heart of “La Cote des Blancs”. Headed by Carol Duval Leroy since 1991, the company is one of the few remaining 100% family-owned Champagne firms and is ranked in the 15 top Champagne houses. The Brut provides a perfect balance between finesse and power, it draws out flavors of dark chocolate, cinnamon and roasted yellow figs, expressing its subtle, melt-in-the-mouth vinosity. It was the only Champagne recognized by Wine Spectator magazine in its Top 100 classification for 2008.
Domaine des Rochers Macon-Chaintre 2012 – Rochers is named for the famous “rocks” or limestone cliffs of Solutre and Vergisson. Founded in 1928 on the site of a Gallo-Roman villa which was one of the most important wine estates in the region, the cellar of Chaintre is one of the oldest in France. This Chardonnay is fermented in stainless steel, aged on its lees for a minimum of six months, Domaine des Rochers Macon Chaintre is bottled without any oak aging. Aromas of pear and golden delicious apples mingle with scents of wet stone. Full bodied, this Chardonnay is also fresh, crisp, and clean, with citrus acidity and an edge of minerality to complement its long finish.
Orin Swift Locations F3 French Red Blend – The history of Orin Swift Cellars dates back to 1995 when on a lark, David Swift Phinney took a friend up on an offer and went to Florence, Italy to spend a semester “studying”. During that time, he was introduced to wine, how it was made, and got hooked. With two tons of zinfandel and not much else, he spent the next decade making wine for others as well as himself and grew the company into a multinational brand that now includes 300 acres of vineyards in the Southwest of France. This international ambition has led to projects in Spain, Italy, Corsica, Argentina and other locations around the globe. The Location F is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and assorted Bordeaux varietals. A heavy purple hue envelops the glass with a tinge of ruby on the band. The nose reveals compelling, perfumed aromas of ripe cherry, kirsch, blackberry preserve, lavender, and subtle spice notes. Spirited upon entry, the palate is treated to persuasive and distinctive flavors of strawberry compote, crushed plum, and mocha. The silky mouthfeel gives way to a pleasing middle with notes of black tea, roasted fig, and juicy acidity. Finishing with purpose, dark fruits linger effortlessly with an attractive mineral tone.
Chateau Mont-Redon Cotes Du Rhone 2012 – Established in 1344, Chateau Mt. Redon is one of the oldest wine-producing estates in France and the largest single property in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Mont-Redon is one of the only single-vineyard estates to grow all 18 grape varieties authorized for the Châteauneuf-du-Pape blend. The largest single-vineyard estate of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with land in the Côtes-du-Rhône as well. It has been in the skilled hands of the Plantin family since 1923. The wine is deep violet red in color and the nose is intensely fruity, with mineral notes. This vintage brought remarkable freshness, as well as balanced tannins. Dark berries and raspberries on the palate are offset by slight grilled notes and nuances of licorice.
Chateau Mongravey Margaux Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux 2012 – Starting from a small vineyard in the Margaux appellation, inherited from his father in 1980, Regis BERNALEAU has expanded his properties to include Chateau de Braude, AOC Haut Medoc, Chateau Galland, AOC Moulis and Chateau Mongravey, AOC Margaux. This elegant left bank Bordeaux wine from the Margaux appellation is pure elegance. The estate has been awarded the exceptional cru title of “Cru Bourgeois” and winemaker Regi Bernaleau passionately works hard to produce quality wines reflective of the prestigious title. This vintage is well-structured with rich flavors of black currant and spice. It has well defined tannins great for ageing, but it is very harmonious and well-balanced now for immediate satisfaction.
Reservations recommended. Please call 949-589-1156.
22342 El Paseo, Suite A, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
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Start Time: 17:00
Date: 2016-02-25
End Time: 22:00

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