Upcoming Grapevine Wine Club meetings for 2013:
Join at the Park Plaza Hotel in Bloomington for an evening of wine and entertainment!
Feb 13: Opici Imports- a longtime Italian stalwart has expanded into the Spanish wine market, with great results. A very tasty exploration of Spanish wine, from well-known areas to new frontiers.
April 10: Vine Street Imports- A new importer to us, we’ll take a look at some of Vine Street’s Italian and Australian producers.
May 15: Bourget Imports- Our old fried Annette Peters is cookin’ up something good, more details to follow.
June (TBA): King Estate [Oregon]- A rare Oregon-themed wine club! King Estate is a [relatively] old and much-admired producer of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and more.
Domaine Chene Macon-Villages
100% Chardonnay from the famed Burgundy region of France. After three hours of pre-maceration and skin-contact, the grapes are quickly pressed in a state of the art bladder press, in order to extract all the fruit and aromas while avoiding any bitterness. Two-thirds of the juice ferments in temperature controlled, stainless steel cuves, the balance in oak casks. The wine is bottled after the malolactic fermentation finishes in the late spring. It is released for sale after four months of bottle age.
The Domaine de Chene Colombe Macon Villages is a text book example: a lively bouquet of green apples and flowers (acacia is notable) and good, crisp persistent Chardonnay fruit that sends a wake up call to the senses. It is the perfect all-purpose white wine, served chilled but not ice-cold. This Chardonnay goes particularly well with lighter fish and fowl dishes, shrimp and crab, cold meats, and is also a perfect aperitif.
~ VOS Selections, Inc.
Three Vineyards Old Vine Cuvee
Man this is good! It’s an old-school field blend with the refinement of today. Complex and delicious with dark fruit, rich earth, pepper and sweet spice flavors on a lush, silky smooth palate.