The Wine Club - Summer Whites and Rose" with Melissa Graeff

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Time: 07:00pm - 08:30pm

Type: Class

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Once a month, promptly at 7:00 pm, we get together to examine an element of the wide world of wine. We sample 6 or 7 wines with the knowledgeable help of a winemaker, an importer, a distributor or one of our staff.

Kate prepares some culinary delights that match well with the wines we're trying or come from the region at hand. It's a relaxed evening with plenty of opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and develop new friends and broader palates.

The fee offsets the cost of the class and ranges from $25 to $50 per person, $40 to $75 per couple. We limit the attendance so that we can properly handle the event. Classes usually fill about a week before the event.

 Call us at 703-668-WINE(9463) to reserve your seat!!

The Wines!!

Lima Vinho Verde $9.99
80% Loureiro and 20% Trajadura 
Vinho Verde (green wine) is not "green" per se, but rather a wine that was bottled very young to preserve the fresh and crisp fruit character and a little bit of spritz! 
Lima has aromas of stone fruit, lime, juicy green apple and crisp pear.

Valimnor Albarino $15.99
Valminor Albarino presents a yellow straw color. On the nose, the wine shows a wide fruity range of aromas with notes of fresh grapefruit, apricot and melon.
In the mouth, Valminor combines fruity flavors and freshness with a rounded acidity, resulting in a balanced wine that boasts an opulent taste with elegant aromas and slight spritziness. It is fresh and tasty, boasting a taste of apple and fruit with elegance. 

Adegas Valminor wines are a perfect pairing for poultry, appetizers, fish-based rice, cod, grilled shellfish, grilled and baked white fish, pasta, and salads.
Adegas Valmiñor is a modern winery in Rías Baixas with strong Celtic roots. They aspire to be in the vanguard of the wine sector in Spain. Nature, experience, technology and a great service to customers... all of these have allowed Valminor to put onto the market a wide range of wines, not only recognized for their quality and variety, but also for their innovative character.

Petit Chablis Michelet $19.99
Chablis is famous for crisp, unoaked, mineral-tinged Chardonnays in northern Burgundy. 
Michelet's Petit Chablis is powerfully aromatic with white flowers, fresh fruit, lime, and citrus aromas. 
It is a wonderful accompaniment to shellfish, oysters, fish, veal, and foie gras.

Domaine Manoir duCarra "Estate Rose'" $13.99
Located in the small town of Denice, south of Burgundy and in the heart of the Beaujolais area, Domaine Carra dates back to 1850, and has been in the Sambardier family for five generations. 
Lighter bodied red wine that can be served slightly chilled.
Bright strawberry and raspberry fruit flavors.  Delicious with Coq au Vin, grilled sausage, and charcuterie.

Sainte Victoire Rose' Provence $16.99
Sainte Victoire is a sub-region of the Cotes de Provence appellation named after the Montagne Sainte-Victoire which is a prominent feature of the Provence landscape. 
In true Provençal style, the wine is bright with fresh strawberry and raspberry notes, but is fermented dry.  Unoaked. 
50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 20% Cinsault.  It's a natural match to enjoy with salad, chicken, grilled salmon, or by itself.

Domaine Michel Thomas Sancerre Rose' $22.99
Light, bright pink. Redcurrant, strawberry and chalk on the nose, with a touch of singed orange gaining strength with air.
Dusty red fruit and citrus flavors are braced by tangy minerality, which adds lift and cut.
Uncompromising in the best way, finishing with excellent clarity and echoes of lemon and orange zest.

Domaine Corne Loup Tavel Rose' $16.99
Corne Loup Tavel represents the pinnacle of the rose Pyramid quality wise that can be achieved in the Southern Rhone.
The town of Tavel has been famous for its rose wine since the time of the Popes in Avignon (1300’s). 
The name "Corne Loup" is the name given to this part of the Tavel Village, where someone, back in the old days, used to blow the horn (corne) in order to warn everyone if there was any sight of a wolf (loup) coming into town.  This grenache blend is ideal for barbecues, grilled chicken, seafood and summer salads.