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Ciao Asheville Presents “Raffaldini Vineyards Tasting” Wednesday, February 8th, 5:00-6:30. Located at Metro Wines. Come taste with us “on the house” at the bar!

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Ciao Asheville, Metro Wines and Saluda Sister Cities team up for an evening with Massimo Criscio and Dino Paganelli from the Palazzo Tour d’Eau in Carunchio, Abruzzo, Italy. This event will take place on Thursday, February 9th, 2023
LOCATION: Engaged Asheville, 41 N Merrimon Ave #107, from 5:00-6:30pm.
 

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Feb 21st Fat Tuesday Food and Wine Tasting

Saturday, 21 January 2023 17:49
Drop in for a French Fête Extraordinaire, "Mardi Gras @MetroWines," with Chef Sam Etheridge of AMBROZIA on Tuesday February 21st. Drop in anytime between 4 and 6pm at Metrowines on Charlotte Street. Wines from Johnson Brothers/Mutual will be paired to each dish. The event is $45 plus tax. Call (828) 575-9525 or Click on the link below.

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bardot champagne
All are “grower” Champagne 
Grower Champagnes or Artisan Champagnes are Champagnes produced by the estate that owns the vineyards where the grapes are grown. Récoltant-Manipulant is the term in French, and Grower Champagnes can be identified by "RM" on the wine label.[1] While large Champagne houses such as MummMoët et Chandon and Veuve Clicquotmay use grapes from as many as 80 different vineyards in the Champagne region to create a consistent house style, Grower Champagnes tend to be more terroir-focused, sourced from a single vineyard or closely located vineyards around a village, and made with grapes which vary with each vintage.[2] Today there are over 19,000 independent growers in the Champagne region,[citation needed] accounting for nearly 88% of vineyard land in the region; around 5,000 of these growers produce wine from their own grapes.[citation needed] Of the Champagne imported into the US in 2014, only 5% was Grower Champagne.[3]
1. Bernard Gaucher Brut NV 
From Aube
10 g/l residual sugar
100% pinot noir
2. Juiliet-Lallement Champagne Brut NV Grand Cru Rose 
From Verzy and Sillery 
300 Liter wooden barrel
80 Pinot Noir 20 Chardonnay
8 g/l residual sugar
Champagne Juillet-Lallement produces precise wines, showing elegance, minerality and above all a true personality. They reflect the terroir of “La Montagne de Reims” which has a northern exposure, ensuring cool winds preserve great acidity in the wines. The farming philosophies of Juillet-Lallement respect nature and their commitment to sustainable viticulture will help to ensure the house will continue to thrive in the next century.
3. Lancelot Pienne Blanc de Blanc “Instant Present” NV Brut
From Cramant (Grand Cru)
100% Chardonnay
40 + year old vines
30 months on the lees
6 g/l residual sugar
The perfect apéritif wine, fresh, lifted, chalky, and full of white and yellow orchard fruits. This comes from vines averaging 40 years of age growing along the Côte des Blancs as well as from Monthelon and Mancy, two villages south of Epernay in the Côteaux Sud d’Epernay. Aged on its lees for 30 months before disgorgement. This used to be dosed with 7 grams of sugar, but since the release of the 2018 base the dosage has gone to 6 gram
4. Clotilde Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru Brut
From Les Mesnil-Sur-Orge
Made by Jean Michel Turgy

Clotilde is an homage to the first queen of France, is a Blanc de Blanc Cuvee from the Grand Cru vineyards of Michel Turgy in Les Mesnil – Sur – Oger. . The steeple on the label (in the L) is a replica of the church where her relics are held at the Eglise Saint-Leu-Saint Gilles de Paris. This extremely limited release is only available in California and France.

Tasting Notes : The Clotilde Grand Cru Champagne is made by Jean Michel Turgy! Sourced from Le Mesnil Sur Oger, this Blanc de Blanc is a100% Chardonnay bottling produced from a few small parcels in this remarkable appellation. This amazing bubbly expresses all its generosity and grand delicacy with its very harmonious flowery nose, and in the mouth expresses hints of apple and honey with a nice golden color and a very seductive froth.