Azure Collection South American wine tasting evening supporting the Costa Rica cycle ride for Zoe's Place

Wine tasting events throughout Cheshire www.cheshire.wine www.cheshire.wine Connect with us: South American wine tasting evening supporting the Costa Rica Cycle Challenge for Suite 59, Friars Nook 43 White Friars Chester, Cheshire CH1 1AD T 01244 940747 E hello@cheshire.wine © The Wine School of Cheshire 2016 Wednesday 21st. September 2016
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Thank you for joining us at Azure Collection and more importantly thank you so much for supporting Zoe's Place.

 

The follwoing pages include the winemakers' tasting notes for all the wines we have featured this evening and you'll find useful link buttons which will show you where to buy each of the wines if you wish to.

 

At The Wine School of Cheshire we do not sell wine ourselves ensuring we remain impartial at all times, showcasing the best available wines at the best price that are perfecty suited to each individual wine tasing.

 

We chose a selection of South American wines for tonight to reflect the Costa Rica cycle ride supporting Zoe's Place.

 

If you have any questions, please do contact me at any time.

 

My very best wishes and Cin Cin!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard J Smith

The Wine School of Cheshire

 

T 01244 940747

E richard@cheshire.wine

Sparkling Coconova Sparkling Brut NV 33% Sauvignon Blanc, 33% Chenin Blanc & 33% Verdejo Vale do Sao Francisco, Brazil White wines The Secano Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Sauvignon Blanc · Leyda Valley, Chile Quetzal Chardonnay Chenin Blanc 2014 70% Chardonnay & 30% Chenin Blanc · Baja California, Mexico Juanico Sauvignon Viognier 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier & Sauvignon Gris · Progreso, Uruguay Red wines Pisano Cisplatino Tannat 2014 Tannat · Progreso, Uruguay Fairtrade® Monteflores Reserve Malbec 2015 Malbec · Mendoza, Argentina www.cheshire.wine
Sparkling Coconova Sparkling Brut NV 33  Sauvignon Blanc, 33  Chenin Blanc   33  Verdejo Vale do Sao Francisco, Brazil Whi...
Sparkling Coconova Sparkling Brut NV 33% Sauvignon Blanc, 33% Chenin Blanc & 33% Verdejo Vale do Sao Francisco, Brazil White wines The Secano Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Sauvignon Blanc · Leyda Valley, Chile Quetzal Chardonnay Chenin Blanc 2014 70% Chardonnay & 30% Chenin Blanc · Baja California, Mexico Juanico Sauvignon Viognier 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier & Sauvignon Gris · Progreso, Uruguay Red wines Pisano Cisplatino Tannat 2014 Tannat · Progreso, Uruguay Fairtrade® Monteflores Reserve Malbec 2015 Malbec · Mendoza, Argentina www.cheshire.wine

Grape: 33% Sauvignon Blanc, 33% Chenin Blanc & 33% Verdejo

 

Region: Vale do Sao Francisco, Brazil

 

ABV: 12%

 

Wine style: Sparkling

 

Food match: A treat with roast chicken, Thai fish curry or simply as a celebratory aperitif on its own or with canapés.

 

Where to buy: Marks & Spencer, £9.00

Coconova Sparkling Brut NV

This dry sparkling wine fizzes with fresh melon, juicy white nectarine flavours and hints of almond, all married with a creamy texture and zingy freshness.

 

M&S Winemaker Jeneve Williams has a passion for Brazilian culture and was determined to create a range of wines from this promising young wine producing country.

 

She selected this unique fizz, made from equal amounts of white Sauvignon, Chenin and Verdejo grapes, from the Vale do Sao Francisco region of Northern Brazil.

 

This semi-tropical vineyard, run by Adriano Miolo and Flávio Durante, is surrounded by mango and coconut trees and produces wonderfully rich and enticing

wines.

 

 

Sparkling Coconova Sparkling Brut NV 33% Sauvignon Blanc, 33% Chenin Blanc & 33% Verdejo Vale do Sao Francisco, Brazil White wines The Secano Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Sauvignon Blanc · Leyda Valley, Chile Quetzal Chardonnay Chenin Blanc 2014 70% Chardonnay & 30% Chenin Blanc · Baja California, Mexico Juanico Sauvignon Viognier 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier & Sauvignon Gris · Progreso, Uruguay Red wines Pisano Cisplatino Tannat 2014 Tannat · Progreso, Uruguay Fairtrade® Monteflores Reserve Malbec 2015 Malbec · Mendoza, Argentina www.cheshire.wine

Grape:         Sauvignon Blanc

 

Region:        Leyda Valley, Chile

 

ABV:           13.5%

 

Wine style:  Dry white

 

 

Food match: This makes the perfect refreshing aperitif, or match with simple white fish dishes, fresh seafood such as scallops or prawns, or leafy salads.

 

 

 

Where to buy: Marks & Spencer, £9.50

 

The Secano Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2014

A fresh and elegant dry white with ripe, tangy flavours of lime and gooseberry, a hint of green pepper and a crisp, clean finish.

 

This wine is made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes, grown in dry, sunny but relatively cool climate Chilean vineyards, renowned for producing subtle, pure fruity flavours in dry white wines.

 

Winemaker Rafael Urrejola aged a small proportion of the wine in oak to add very subtle layers of flavour while allowing the natural fruitiness to shine through.

Sparkling Coconova Sparkling Brut NV 33% Sauvignon Blanc, 33% Chenin Blanc & 33% Verdejo Vale do Sao Francisco, Brazil White wines The Secano Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Sauvignon Blanc · Leyda Valley, Chile Quetzal Chardonnay Chenin Blanc 2014 70% Chardonnay & 30% Chenin Blanc · Baja California, Mexico Juanico Sauvignon Viognier 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier & Sauvignon Gris · Progreso, Uruguay Red wines Pisano Cisplatino Tannat 2014 Tannat · Progreso, Uruguay Fairtrade® Monteflores Reserve Malbec 2015 Malbec · Mendoza, Argentina www.cheshire.wine

Quetzal Chardonnay Chenin Blanc 2014

Grape: 70% Chardonnay & 30% Chenin Blanc

 

Region: Baja California, Mexico

 

ABV: 12%

 

Wine style: Dry white

 

Food match: Enjoy lightly chilled as an aperitif or with juicy seared scallops, Thai fishcakes or nachos with guacamole.

 

Where to buy: Marks & Spencer, £8.50

 

A deliciously fresh dry white from Mexico balancing tropical fruit and white flower notes with bright and zippy flavours and a refreshing finish.

 

Named after the colourful Quetzal bird (a symbol of wealth and freedom for the ancient Aztecs) this vibrant blend is from Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe region, an area of the Baja California peninsula where vines have been cultivated for over 300 years.

 

M&S winemaker Belinda Kleinig selected this wine with winemaker Sebastián Suárez, impressed by its purity and freshness.

 

Sparkling Coconova Sparkling Brut NV 33% Sauvignon Blanc, 33% Chenin Blanc & 33% Verdejo Vale do Sao Francisco, Brazil White wines The Secano Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Sauvignon Blanc · Leyda Valley, Chile Quetzal Chardonnay Chenin Blanc 2014 70% Chardonnay & 30% Chenin Blanc · Baja California, Mexico Juanico Sauvignon Viognier 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier & Sauvignon Gris · Progreso, Uruguay Red wines Pisano Cisplatino Tannat 2014 Tannat · Progreso, Uruguay Fairtrade® Monteflores Reserve Malbec 2015 Malbec · Mendoza, Argentina www.cheshire.wine

Grape: Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier & Sauvignon Gris

 

Region: Progreso, Uruguay

 

ABV: 12.5%

 

Wine style: Dry white

 

Food match: Enjoy this versatile dry white while it’s young and fresh, as an aperitif or with all kinds of fish and seafood.

 

Where to buy: Marks & Spencer, £7.50

Juanico Sauvignon Viognier 2015

A crisp and fruity dry white that blends the exotic freshness of Sauvignon Blanc with the floral richness of Viognier and herby Sauvignon Gris.

 

M&S winemaker Jeneve Williams discovered the Juanció winery on a recent trip to Uruguay.

 

Established in 1830, the estate was bought in 1979 by the Deicas family who wanted to create fine Uruguayan wines. Their distinctive varietals, which have become beacons of modern Uruguayan

winemaking, inspired Jeneve to create this unique blend of three grapes that perform particularly well in the country’s temperate climate.

Sparkling Coconova Sparkling Brut NV 33% Sauvignon Blanc, 33% Chenin Blanc & 33% Verdejo Vale do Sao Francisco, Brazil White wines The Secano Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Sauvignon Blanc · Leyda Valley, Chile Quetzal Chardonnay Chenin Blanc 2014 70% Chardonnay & 30% Chenin Blanc · Baja California, Mexico Juanico Sauvignon Viognier 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier & Sauvignon Gris · Progreso, Uruguay Red wines Pisano Cisplatino Tannat 2014 Tannat · Progreso, Uruguay Fairtrade® Monteflores Reserve Malbec 2015 Malbec · Mendoza, Argentina www.cheshire.wine

Grape: Tannat

 

Region: Progreso, Uruguay

 

ABV: 13%

 

Wine style: Medium to full-bodied red

 

Food match: Enjoy this red with meaty dishes, particularly lamb shoulder, moussaka, shepherd’s pie or spicy empanadas. This wine will continue to reward for up to three years of careful cellaring.

 

Where to buy: Marks & Spencer, £9.00

 

 

 

Pisano Cisplatino Tannat 2014

This bold Uruguayan red offers smoky plum, herb and spice aromas over a juicy, gently naked blackberry and raspberry palate.

 

Based in Progreso 15 miles inland from the Atlantic coast, the Pisano winery was founded in 1914

by Ligurian immigrant Cesare Pisano. Run today by his sons and grandsons, Pisano has become one of Uruguay’s most respected bodegas.

 

On a recent visit, M&S winemaker Jeneve Williams

was impressed by Gabriel Pisano’s characterful Tannat, a grape from South West France that is becoming Uruguay’s signature variety.

Sparkling Coconova Sparkling Brut NV 33% Sauvignon Blanc, 33% Chenin Blanc & 33% Verdejo Vale do Sao Francisco, Brazil White wines The Secano Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Sauvignon Blanc · Leyda Valley, Chile Quetzal Chardonnay Chenin Blanc 2014 70% Chardonnay & 30% Chenin Blanc · Baja California, Mexico Juanico Sauvignon Viognier 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier & Sauvignon Gris · Progreso, Uruguay Red wines Pisano Cisplatino Tannat 2014 Tannat · Progreso, Uruguay Fairtrade® Monteflores Reserve Malbec 2015 Malbec · Mendoza, Argentina www.cheshire.wine
Sparkling Coconova Sparkling Brut NV 33  Sauvignon Blanc, 33  Chenin Blanc   33  Verdejo Vale do Sao Francisco, Brazil Whi...

Fairtrade® Monteflores Reserve Malbec 2015,

Grape: Malbec

 

Region: Mendoza, Argentina

 

ABV: 14.5%

 

Wine style: Full-bodied red

 

Food match: This kind of full-bodied red wine works very well with red meat based dishes, spicy hot pots and aged cheeses.

 

Where to buy: Marks & Spencer, £10.00

This full bodied red has black cherry and plum flavours with a hint of white pepper and soft integrated tannins.

 

From one of Argentina’s most iconic Malbec producers, it has been partially aged in French oak for 6 months to add subtle toasty aromas. French winemaker Matthieu Grassin has made this wine to have a well balanced structure with soft tannins and rich fruit flavours.

 

The grapes are grown in two premium areas of Mendoza where there is a combination of cool nights to retain freshness and sunny days to develop ripe flavours.

Wine tasting events throughout Cheshire www.cheshire.wine www.cheshire.wine Connect with us: South American wine tasting evening supporting the Costa Rica Cycle Challenge for Suite 59, Friars Nook 43 White Friars Chester, Cheshire CH1 1AD T 01244 940747 E hello@cheshire.wine © The Wine School of Cheshire 2016 Wednesday 21st. September 2016
Wine tasting events throughout Cheshire  www.cheshire.wine www.cheshire.wine  Connect with us   South American wine tastin...