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Sunday Wine Tasting

Tuesday, 27 February 2024 19:39
red and white wine
News Release: Tuesday, February 27th, 2024
About: Sunday Wine Tasting
Join us on Sunday, March 10th from 2-4pm at MetroWines on Charlotte Street to taste 2 Spanish Wines, a red and a white Rioja, with Tom Leiner of Orsini Wines. The event is "on the house" and "at the bar."
"We continue our pop up Sunday Wine Tasting," says Gina Trippi, co-owner of Metro Wines. "Bringing you something to do between brunch and Sunday Night TV!"
Who is Orsini Wines?
"At Orsini Wines, we are passionate about providing the best imported and domestic wines. Our carefully selected wines reflect the values of our company: tradition and authenticity. Our team is dedicated to preserving and promoting these values in every bottle we distribute. We strive to be the premier wholesale distributor of exceptional wines."
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
“Orsini Wines is a go-to for wine enthusiasts. Their selection is vast and their quality is unmatched. They are a top wholesale distributor in the industry.”
Artuke Rioja 2022
Two maverick winemakers do a modern take on Tempranillo. A strong cherry-red accented by purple in the glass with floral accents and berry undertones on the nose and palate. Bright and clean thanks to Carbonic maceration turns this wine on bright and clean! 
"In 1991, after years of working their family-owned vineyards and caring for the vines, Miguel Blanco, with his wife Conchi, followed their passion and began to bottle their own wine. Over the years, their sons, Arturo and Kike, have become involved, taking on much of the Winery’s responsibilities. “Artuke” is a blended version of the brothers’ names.
Following their belief in what their land can do, and knowing the quality of their fruit, the family has eschewed the Rioja classification system. This was a difficult decision, but they wanted to follow a more self-determining progression in elaborating the wine, rather than confine themselves to the timing and barrel aging regulations which would allow them DO Rioja status. In their minds this was a risk, but it was more important for them to express the fruit’s purity."
La Perla White Rioja 2021
VARIETAL: 92% Viura, 8% Malvasia. 40+ year old vines dry farmed. TASTING NOTES: A fresh white wine that is clean and citrusy, with a nose of stone fruit and green apple. Enjoy as aperitif or paired with grilled chicken, salads and pasta dishes.
"Our goal is to produce wines that respect tradition and the environment. The farming is organic 
and the rows are grassed over. We encourage biodiversity and the dynamic it brings to the viticulture. Our vineyards are located in and around Fuenmayor, in the heart of Rioja Alta. The mountains and continental climate offer perfect conditions for Tempranillo. The altitude of the vineyards is higher than in most of Rioja, resulting in wines with good freshness." 

The grapes are carefully hand harvested and the winery, spontaneous fermentation takes place with the native yeasts. No winemaking additives are used and the wines are very minimally fined or filtered. The resulting wines are traditional in style, with great balance. The concentration of the fruit comes from the hard work in and great care of the vineyards. Javier Pérez Ruiz de Vergara-Winemaker."
Gina Trippi: Contact for Metro Wines
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