South Asheville’s Top Free Wine TastingPosted by josh on Apr 29, 2012 in Free Saturday Tastings, Wine Tastings and Events | 0 comments
Every Saturday, we host one of Asheville’s best free wine tastings from 2 to 5 p.m. It is free to the public and the tasting always features four deliciously affordable wines from various wine producing countries and regions.
Did you know that we have over 100 wines for less than $15 at Table Wine? No, well come join us as we sample four of our favorites, all for $15 or less. We’ll travel the world through wine at this tasting, making stops in South Africa, France and Italy to sample nothing but the good stuff. Here’s the lineup for this Saturday:
1. Man Vintners Chenin Blanc South Africa - Chenin Blanc,aka Steen in South Africa, is one of the country’s most planted grapes. This one is made by a group of South African industry insiders and it is juicy and dry, with notes of fresh melon, nectarine and lime. Simple, but really delicious!
2. Chateau d’Oupia Minervois Rosé - Year in and year out, this is one of the best dry rosé values to come out of France. The wine is a blend of organically grown Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvedre, and it tastes of bright and tangy red fruits, blood orange, herbs and spices. Perfect with grilled salmon, grilled veggies or to drink while you’re grilling either!
3. Corte Majoli Valpolicella - This is the Tezza family’s entry-level wine and it is just pure and simple drinking pleasure. A blend of Corvina and Rondinella all fermented in stainless steel, the wine bursts out of the glass with ripe, delicious notes of fresh berries and herbs. If you’ve been to Italy, this is the kind of “house wine” you encounter at trattorias and wine bars all over – inexpensive, delicious and great with food! Try this one with your favorite grilled burger.
4. La Croix Peyrassol Vin Rouge - Francoise Rigords’ wines taste of southern France…………..they should, being that this organically farmed estate is located in Provence. This wine, a blend of 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah, sees no oak and tastes of fresh berries intermixed with herbs de Provence – think lavender, sage and rosemary. It would make a perfect partner to an herb roasted chicken with roasted baby reds.