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Campenile Pinot Grigio ('13 Friuli, IT)

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$12 / 36

 

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Tasting Notes:

Campanile Pinot Grigio is a light straw-yellow color with subtle fragrant floral notes filling the nose. The dry medium-bodied palate fills the mouth with light flavors of almond, a fresh acidity, and a long finish.

A first-rate example of a clean, refreshing Pinot Grigio from the Grave region of Friuli; serve this fine crisp, lime-edged white wine with a bowl of freshly steamed clams!

 

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Uniqueness of production:

85% of the grapes sourced for Campanile Pinot Grigio are sourced from the Friuli region, while the remaining 15% is sourced from Trentino. This Campanile wine is a blend primarily of Pinot Grigio grapes, but small amounts of Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco were added to balance the structure and add creamy apple-vanilla flavors. Vinification in stainless steel tanks took place for 10 days at controlled temperatures. This cool fermentation was done in order to retain the varietal character of the Pinot Grigio grapes. The wine was matured for four months in stainless steel to retain freshness, balance, and good acidity in the finished wine.

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Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc ('14 Marlborough, NZ)

$15 / 45

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Serra Da Estrala Albarino ('12 Rias Baixas, SP)

$15 / 45

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Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio ('13 Alto Adige, IT)

$19 / 57

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Chateau De Sancerre ('12 Sancerre, FR)

$21 / 63

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Blüfeld Riesling ('13 Mosel, GER)

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$50

 

The label and package are outstanding but Blüfeld Riesling is far more than just another eye-catching blue bottle. Although it is known as ‘the grape of Germany’, Rieslings continue to gain popularity in the United States as more people discover the wide range of Riesling styles.  German Rieslings are famous for quality that can deliver bone-dry acidity to fruit forward juicy profiles and the complex climates and adjusted harvests make for most interesting interpretations. blüfeld Vineyards is located above the Mosel River and is named for the unique blue slate terroir that reflects sun, warms vines and allows grapes to ripen to the perfect point of sweetness.

Because the blue slate helps protect the vines from the cold autumn weather, blüfeld is typically harvested in mid-October, a month later than most white varietals, and at the peak of Riesling ripeness. Every region is capable of producing both dry and sweet versions but blüfeld satisfies the balanced palate and is crisp and refreshing. blüfeld has aromas of citrus, peach, floral notes and a juicy fresh mid-palate is balanced by hints of mineral acidity and a sweet, lingering finish. blüfeld falls in the middle spectrum with a designation of medium-sweet on the scale developed by the International Riesling Foundation. blüfeld pairs perfectly with spicy cuisines that may challenge drier wines.

blüfeld is the first German wine to be released by Constellation Wines U.S. and is the creation of Group Winemaker, Alejandro Wainer. Wainer worked with a select group of Mosel growers to create a wine that is one of the region’s best at a very competitive price. In accordance with the German system for wine classification, blüfeld joins a distinct group of wines to be qualified as QbA (Qualitätswein bestimmter Anbaugebiete); a qualification that recognizes specific quality standards and show clear regional attributes. According to Wainer, “blüfeld’s flavor profile makes it a great partner for many foods, from salads to smoked or salty foods or for simple grilled white meats.”

 

 

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Protea Chenin Blanc ('13 Western Cape, SA)

$50

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Remy Pannier Chenin Blanc ('13 Vouvray, FR)

$50

9

Leth Gruner Veltliner Steinagrund ('13 Wagram, AUT)

$55

10

Dr. Loosen "Blue Slate" Riesling ('13 Mosel, GER)

$60

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Chateau d'Aqueria Rose

('13 Tavel, FR)

12

Trimbach Gewurztraminer ('10 Alsace, FR)

$70

13

Domaine Laroche Chablis ('13 St. Martin, FR)

$75

14

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc ('14 Marlborough, NZ)

$85

15

La Chapelle Gordonne Blanc ('13 Cotes de Provence, FR)

$90

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M. Chapoutier "Blanc la Bernardine"

('12 Chateauneuf-du-Pape, FR)

$160

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Domaine de Chevalier Blanc ('11 Pessac-Leognan, FR)

$280