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Love Drunk, Pinot Nero, Lis Neris, Beaucastel, Chablis

 

"Love Drunk" by Andre Mack
Rice Salad Approved!
Despite the fact that this is a salad, there are some heavy flavors:
fresh herbs including cilantro, lemon, fennel and fish juice!
That said, you want a Rose that is fairly full bodied, softer with lower acidity.
And that said, you want Love Drunk!

Provocative aromas of strawberry and raspberry,
followed by refreshing flavors of wild strawberry, watermelon rind,
and a hint of kiwi. Full fruit content with good body and DRY.

Brilliant medium ruby red with a fresh, fruity nose, reminiscent of red currants
and black cherry; medium-bodied, round with soft tannins and ripe berry flavors
well integrated with the acidity. A stylish and elegant wine.
"Read it With" Requirements: 2 bottles!
Cellaring potential: 2-4 years.
Lis Neris Sauvignon Blanc, Friuli, just east of Slovenia

This polished, structured white opens with intense aromas of yellow peach,
passion fruit, dried hay and crushed tomato vine. The linear, vibrant palate delivers juicy nectarine, creamy white peach and green melon.
It's balanced, with refreshing acidity.

“Lis Neris has been very well-known in Italy for years, but I rarely, if ever, hear much about the wines in the US, which is a shame. Proprietor Alvaro Pecorari crafts rich, textured wines from his vineyards in the Isonzo district. The top whites are all aged in 500-liter barrels, which gives the wines considerable texture.” Antonio Galloni

Coudoulet de Beaucastel, 2013
by Famille Perrin

As early as 1687, the property of Pierre de Beaucastel, ennobled by King Louis XVI, has been part of the history of the Rhone Valley. A deep ruby red color in the glass. The nose presents aromas of red fruit, blackberries, black cherries and licorice.
On the palate, you will find hints of wild thyme and a finely structured wine
that shows very good length. Can age in bottle here and Stockholm!

Critical Acclaim: 91 Points from Wine Enthusiast
Unlike many vintages of Coudoulet, this one is medium-bodied and fruit-forward, offering hints of cherries, mulberries and wild Provençal herbs. Those garrigue notes linger on the softly dusty finish. Drink now–2023.

Chablis
Meet the Winemaker Francois Servin
in a rare US appearance

Saturday, May 19th from 4 to 6pm 
@ and ONLY @MetroWines
The good stuff, the really good stuff "on the house"

*** Event Pricing ***
https://metrowinesasheville.com/wine-blogs/
blog/entry/french-chablis-tasting-with-winemaker

Bring home a bottle and read some suggestions on experieincing Paris:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/24/travel/paris-walking-tips.html

Are Expensive Wines Worth It?
Great Rose' Tasting June 2nd