Friday, March 7, 2008

South America Wine Tasting: March 9

Do you like Malbec? It is the big grape of Argentina and there are plenty of excellent, value Malbecs as well as some higher end one too. In Argentina, the final weeks of summer are coming to an end and the 2008 harvest will soon begin. It is also the time of the "Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia" (National Wine Harvest Festival), which runs this year from March 6th through the 10th.

So this is a perfect time to celebrate the wines of South America. The Vineyard thus will be hosting a special tasting of South American wines this Sunday, March 9th, from 3-6pm. There will be twenty-two wines from Argentina and Chile, all hand selected for their quality and value. Your Wine Guides will be Prescott Hobson, Gary Ballard and Joe Nardone, all of Classic Wine Imports.

Here is a list of the wines they will be tasting. There will also a discount for buying 6 or more bottles. Mix or match any 6-11 bottles of wine and save 10%. Mix or match any 12+ bottles of wine and save 20%

Table One: Gary Ballard, Classic Wine Imports
Bodega Lurton Pinot Gris, Mendoza Argentina
Santa Ema Sauvignon Blanc 2007, Chile
Santa Ema Chardonnay 2006, Chile
Bodega Lurton Torrontes, Mendoza Argentina
Santa Ema Cabernet 2006, Chile
Colonia La Liebres Bonarda, Mendoza Argentina
Altos Las Hornigas Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
Michel Rolland Clos de Los Siete 2006, Mendoza Argentina
Santa Ema Reserve Merlot 2004, Chile

Table Two: Joe Nardone, Classic Wine Imports
Montes Sauvignon Blanc 2006 Casablanca-Curico, Chile
Montes Chardonnay 2006 Curico Valley, Chile
Montes "Cherub" Rose of Syrah 2007Colchagua Valley, Chile
Montes Merlot 2006 Colchagua Valley, Chile
Montes Cabernet/Carmenere 2006, Chile
Kaiken Malbec 2006, Mendoza Argentina
Kaiken Ultra Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza Argentina
Montes Alpha Syrah 2006 Apalta Vnyd. Colchagua, Chile

Table Three: Prescott Hobson, TGIC Imports
Pascual Toso Sparkling NV, Mendoza Argentina
Pascual Toso Sauvignon Blanc 2007, Mendoza Argentina
Pascual Toso Chardonnay 2007, Mendoza, Argentina
Pascual Toso Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Mendoza Argentina
Bodega Norton Reserve Cab 2005, Mendoza Argentina
Pascual Toso Reserva Malbec 2005, Mendoza Argentina
Bodega Norton "Privada" 2005, Mendoza Argentina

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554 Turnpike Street (Rt. 114)
North Andover, MA
Phone: 978-688-5005

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