Special Monday Tasting with David Mayfield – Pizzorno Wines –
Monday September 15th, 5p – 7p
Pizzorno Don Prospero Sauvignon Blanc 2012 – 14.57 – Canelones, Uruguay – Sustainable farming, Hand-harvested, single-vineyard. Beautiful pale-yellow color with a slight greenish hue. Intense aromas of fresh cut grass and Guava. The wine offers a perfect balance between acids and sugars which allows a wine to show wonderful fruit and mineral structure without being sweet or bitter. Lovely expression of cilantro and guava while balancing the flint and mineral stone. Long, deep finish.
Pizzorno Don Prospero Tannat – Malbec 2011 – 14.57 – Wildcherries, blackberries, undergrowth and wild red rose. This is a delicious wine with a dark black/purple – juicy nose of ripe red/black fruit, delicious palate of spicy black jammy fruit and a crisp finish filled with spice and black fruit. 8 months in oak… This had a tighter, serious nose. In the mouth were ripe black fruit, ripe tannins and a structure more obvious than the acidity. There were sweet spices then spicy tannins. The wine features an intense ruby red color with spicy aromas and flavors of vanilla bean, cassis and chocolate. The Malbec presents a forward fruity character while the Tannat provides a firm tannic structure. Rich texture with a long persistent finish.
Pizzorno Don Prospero Tannat 2012 – 14.57 – It`s an old technique that we began to use four years ago to elaborate a very fruity light red wine easy to drink in the year. We are the only Winery in Uruguay that elaborates this wine in a commercial way. Dark, deep ruby-black color. Lush, earthy aromas with hints of ripe fruit. Rich and full bodied, flavors of black fruits that linger long on the palate. Delicious now, this wine will continue to improve with bottle age.
Pizzorno Select Blend Reserva 2011 – 30.57 – Select small parcels of our best Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes were harvested by hand from the estate. Every bunch was hand checked on our sorting table to ensure only the best quality grapes are used for this Reserve Cuvee. Each variety was individually fermented and then aged in new French oak for 12 months. Only the best barrels are selected for this blend, 60 % Tannat, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot that is then aged a further 6 months in French oak to promote harmony. The wine is lightly pad filtered before bottling to preserve the maximum expression of our vineyard. Tasting Note – This wine is a deep purple color with ripe cassis and new leather aromas. Fresh flavors of raspberry and plum are supported by sweet vanilla and rich tannins.
Special Tuesday Tasting with New Vintage – Vinaceous – South Africa – Tuesday September 16th – 6pm – 8pm
Vinaceous Divine Light Sauvignon Blanc 2013 – 18.97 – Vinaceous has achieved this by choosing two Margaret River vineyard locations with different aspects for this 100% Sauvignon Blanc: the first is a cooler sub-region in southern Margaret River, which provides distinct aromatic and crisp acidity profile. The second location is in the warmer sub-region of Willyabrup, which lends more tropical fruit and roundness to the wine. With the blending of these two vineyards, Vinaceous achieves delicate aromatics and intense fruit flavors, texture and length with clean, refreshing acidity and again demonstrates Margaret River can produce outstanding true varietal Sauvignon Blanc. This was a favorite when we had it in the olden times through another distributor.
Vinaceous Red Right Hand Shiraz – Grenache – Tempranillo 2012 – 18.97 – The Red Right Hand is a classic rich McLaren Vale red blend. With heady ripe Shiraz fruit singing on the nose, savory Grenache and spicy Tempranillo jamming in the mouth, this is a powerful concert of a wine. Like the Nick Cave song it is rich but dark with many layers and textures. ‘This tasty WA blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Tempranillo shows red and dark berry fruit with some spice and licorice on the nose and palate, with soft tannins on the finish. Enjoy over the next few years with grilled steak or lamb cutlets or gourmet beef and lamb sausages. – 91 Points.’ – Courier Mail, Brisbane, 17 Jan 2014, by Mike Frost.
Vinaceous Snake Charmer Shiraz 2012 – 18.97 – Typical, intense, dark old vine McLaren Vale shiraz, carefully hand-picked, fermented in open-topped tanks, matured in quality French and American oak for 12 months. The result? Deep, dark ruby red in color, rich, heady, ripe fruit on the nose with a hint of that delicious, old fashioned Aussie shiraz ‘wet leather/old saddle’ aroma; and a fleshy, mouth-filling flavor or red and black fruit. Australian Shiraz that is deep and fruity without being overly hot, candied, or jammy. Still fully ripe, mind you, but not out of control. The staggering booze of some of the wines from hotter areas is the reason our Australian section is as small as it is, so we are very happy to have it.