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Argentinean Wine Tasting – Jucier than Argentina Tango

March 26, 2016 by admin  
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Title: Argentinean Wine Tasting – Jucier than Argentina Tango
Location: Uncorked Wine Bar
Description: Argentinean Wine Tasting
Sommelier Kenneth Spears will be pouring the following fabulous and best value Argentinean wines from famous wine regions of Argentina for $24.99. The tasting includes complimentary pairing food of Roast Beef with Horseradish Sauce.
Tilia Torrontes 2013
Bodega Norton Privada Red Blend 2010
Llama Malbec 2013
Pascual Toso Reserve Malbec 2014
Chaman Petit Verdot 2014
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.
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Spanish Wine Tasting on Apr. 07
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Introduction
Argentina has a long viticultural tradition, and wines have been made here since the 1500s, initially by Spanish missionaries and later Italian settlers. Until very recently, Argentinian wines were exclusively domestic. Over the past 20 years, however, the country’s wine producers have raised quality levels and successfully consolidated an international export market. Argentina has risen to become the fifth-most-prominent wine-producing country in the world, following France, Italy, Spain and the USA. Argentina’s wine regions are all located in the western strip of the country bordering the foothills of the Andes. Long daylight hours allow vines to ripen slowly here, giving them luscious depth and concentration of flavor. Argentina’s most famous region, Mendoza, is home to 70 per cent of the country’s wine production; this is Malbec’s prime territory. Velvety, rich and brimming with red fruit flavors, Malbec is Argentina’s banner grape and the one on which it has built its international reputation for high quality, good value wine. Another Argentinean specialty is the dry, perfumed white variety Torrontes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay are also important varieties mainly for the export market. Argentina is one of the most important wine-producing countries in the New World, and the largest producer of wine in South America.
Tilia Torrontes 2013 – The Tilia wines are made at Bodegas Esmeralda, a Catena family winery in the Eastern region of Mendoza that is dedicated to making value wines for the Argentine domestic market. Named after the Tilia (Linden) tree commonly found throughout Argentina’s wine country, Tilia wines possess true varietal character and embody the rural Mendozean lifestyle. The nose offers aromatic notes white flower and citrus fruits. On the palate, fresh flavors of white peach and lemon give way to grapefruit, Mirabelle plum, and fennel. It finishes with a refreshingly bright acidity. The fragrant qualities of Tilia Torrontés have a particular affinity for dishes featuring aromatic ingredients like lemongrass, cilantro, ginger, and star anise. This wine would be a fantastic companion to any dish served with herb seafood sauce or just a simply prepared dish of Pescado en Cilantro.
Bodega Norton Privada Red Blend 2010 – Mr. Edmund J. P. Norton, an English Engineer, astonished at the features of the place, and pushed by his visionary spirit, planted the first vines importing them from France in 1895, thereby giving origin to what was the first winery in the Mendosa area. In 1989, Austrian businessman, Mr. Gernot Langes–Swarovski, who experienced the same fascination for the region beauty, the warmth of its people, and the excellent conditions for vine growing, acquired the Winery with the following firm aim: to make wines recognized worldwide for their quality. Today Norton has become to be the leading brand in exports and one of the country´s most important Wineries. The 2010 Bodega Norton Privada is blend of 40% Malbec, 30% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignona. It has ruby red color of remarkable intensity. This wine has excellent aromatic complexity with notes of ripe fruit and a fine touch of smoke and coffee. It’s rich on the palate with an excellent concentration. 91 Points – Wine Spectator, 91 Points – Wine Enthusiast
Llama Malbec 2013 – Belasco de Baquedano is the Agrelo district of Lujan de Cuyo. The vineyards soar up to 3,346 feet, where the conditions are excellent to produce elegant yet powerful premium wines. It has 222 acres of 100-year old Malbec from the original French clones and the viticultural methods are green, with irrigation fed by snow melt. Their wines are bottled unfiltered and unstabilized in the traditional artisan style to preserve subtle aromas and flavors, while promoting richness, body and color. The Llama Malbec, as its namesake, embodies the distinctive spirit of the vineyards, spanning the foothills of the Andes. Llama is a rich ruby-purple color, and boasts elegant flavors of black berries, ripe plum and robust spices with good balance and structure.
Pascual Toso Reserve Malbec 2014 – When in the mid-1880s Pascual Toso set out towards Argentina from its home town, Canale D’Alba, in Piamonte, Italy, he could not have imagined that he would become the founder of a winery. Yet in 1890, Pascual Toso established his first winery in San José, Guaymallén. At the beginning of the 20th century, he decided to expand his business and acquired vineyards in Maipú. At his estate “Las Barrancas”, he built another winery, “Las Barrancas” (small Canyon) which is dedicated to producing and growing the finest grapes. Today Pascual Toso is one of the oldest and most prestigious wineries in Argentina and still makes wines of high quality under the most exigent procedures and rules. The Trophy for Best Argentine Producer awarded by the IWSC (London) in 2007 reflects this commitment to quality. The 2014 Reserve Malbec, 100% Malbec, is clean and fruitful in the nose. Plums and quince aromas, with a touch of elegant oak. Blackberry and licorice fruit in the mouth. Rich and long finish with smoky accents of vanilla and lingering oak. Enjoy this wine with pasta, red and white meats in light cream sauces.
Chaman Petit Verdot 2014 – The Reginato family has been growing grapes in the Uco Valley of Argentina for over 60 years. Since 2002, Luis Reginato has been making wines for some of the top wineries from Argentina. In 2013, a new brand was born – Chaman. Petit Verdot in the family’s vineyard has such high quality that it is decided to make it a focal point of the Chaman Winery. The grapes are from the Delfina Vineyard in La Consulta (San Carlos). It is a great place for these grape varieties because it is cool climate but still gets full ripening, so you get intense wines with structure and balanced acidity. The 2014 Chaman Petit Verdot is blend of 15% Malbec, 85% Petit Verdot. It has aromas of mulberry, wildflower, pickled cherry, forest floor, and cold charcoal. The dark, meaty palate has notes of minerality and wild spices driven by silky tannins. Good acidity on the finish. Try with pork spare ribs, barbequed steak, or aged cheeses.

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Start Time: 17:00
Date: 2016-03-31
End Time: 22:00

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