Cosme “Gross Pierre” Vouvray

Cosme "Gross Pierre" Vouvray

Certified organic and biodynamic, Cosme “Gross Pierre” is made from 100% Chenin Blanc. Apples, pears, rose petals and lime juice elevate a complex aroma. Flavors carry over in a textured, almost unctuous yet dry and acidic flavor. Chalky minerality joins the choir in a very long finish.

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Santa Marina Toscana Rosso

Santa Marina Toscana Rosso

A year after my previous tasting, Santa Marina Toscana Rosso hasn’t changed much. It has lost a bit of its rough and rustic edge, but still shows the Chianti-style character of modest Tuscan Sangiovese-based reds: cherries and dried cherries and a subtle earthy note. Tart cherry flavors carry over on the palate with fresh, food-friendly acidity and soft but perceptible tannins.

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Bouchon Pais Viejo Maule Valley

J. Bouchon Pais Viejo

Lift up a glass of light cherry color J. Bouchon Pais Viejo and enjoy a scent of mixed fruit so fresh that it evokes an image of summer produce stands: Raspberry, strawberry, a hint of apple, a tart whiff of cranberry. Fresh ripe fruit mirrors the nose in an appealing if rustic flavor.

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