06
Aug

WNW Presents The Share Tasting

WNW Presents The Share Tasting

Join us this Wednesday to taste four reasons you should join our wine club here at Pearl Wine Company. The August Wine Share is a stellar line up of chillable and fresh reds, whites and rosés and we’ll have four available for you to try this week!
The tasting will start off with the Gio Ramato, or, Rosé of Pinot Grigio. You’ve heard us talk about skin contact before or orange wine, and this wine is produced in a similar way. Orange wine might trendy now, but leaving Pinot Grigio juice on its skins in northern Italy is nothing new. The region has been producing this style, known as Ramato, for over a century. Ramatos can vary in style, but this one drinks like a rosé with a touch more texture AND it’s affordable!
Next up, we’ll be tasting a personal favorite of Kristen’s, and something that most definitely will woo you; the Domaine Mittnacht Freres Gyotaku white blend. This gorgeous wine hails from Alsace and is a dry, aromatic and complex blend of Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. The cuvée, which is called Gyotaku, refers to the Japanese art of painting fish and then pressing them to paper. This tradition began ages ago when fishermen wanted to record their catch. The winemaker’s wife is Japanese and this wine is an homage to her culture.
Third, we’ll try Royal Tokaji’s The Oddity from Hungary. The bottle shape is strange, ‘Tokaji,’ hard to pronounce and the grape, Furmint, pretty uncommon, so why not pour it for you guys so you can get to know it and fall in love like we have?! Furmint is the most widely used grape in Hungary. Most of the time it is used to make dessert wine called Tokaji (pronounced Toe-kye). Tokaji is the region from which the style hails. More and more producers are making a dry Tokaji now with Furmint, and this one is delicious, unique and affordable. Come see why we think you should be drinking more Hungarian wine!
Finally, we’ll taste a beautiful and easy summer red from northern Italy. The Ronco del Betulle Villa Oleis is a red blend featuring Merlot and Cabernet Franc. It comes from a quaint winery in Friulano and drinks just like a cool climate red should: fresh, bright and crunchy. Put a chill on it and sip it all summer (then leave it at room temp and drink it into fall and winter).
Tasting Notes:
2018 Gio Ramato (Rosé of Pinot Grigio), Italy: This Ramato shows delightful and refreshing notes of apricot, citrus and a touch of almond.
2016 Domaine Mittnacht Freres Cuvée Gyotaku, France: An aromatic Alsatian blend with complex notes of orange peel, coriander, honey and stone fruit.
2017 Royal Tokaji The Oddity, Hungary: A crisp and clean wine with a delightfully textured palate and notes of green apple, flowers, pear and dried apricot.
2017 Ronco del Betulle Villa Oleis Rosso, Italy: A fresh blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc with notes of red fruit, herbs, earth and mineral.