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This Sunday’s Mystery Blind Wine is a funky little number pulled from the “library” down stairs. Grape and region gets you a glass and @natashasarazin gives it a thumbs up 👍 #wine #toronto #winetoronto #torontowine #torontowinebar #winebartoronto #blindmysterytour #blindtasting #mysterytasting
2014 Chinon “ Les Pensées de Pallus” from Domaine de Pallus with some deep thoughts about setting up the room for the night. Pretty full for the region with the pyrazenes on the graphite/pencil lead side of the spectrum and not a hint of green pepper on the mind. Dark red berries, good fine tannins and decent but not overwhelming acidity make it good for drinking now that winter has come to the city. Pouring PTG until @1wineaday decides to hide some away for the bottle list.
Varietals: Cabernet Franc
Vineyard: The fruit is sourced from several parcels of 30+ year old vines in Cravant-les-Coteaux, the heart of the appellation.
Soil: Soils range froma blend of limetone and clay to heavier clay and lighter sandy soils
Viticulture: Farmed using biodynamic methods and harvested by hand.
Vinification: Long and gentle macerations are employed (often over 30 days) and fermented in tank using natural yeasts.
Aging: Aged 18 months in second passage barriques”
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Fresh outta the basement after it hung out for some rest, 2015 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico from COS rolling with the spices. Light, bright and tasting like it comes from a warm place with a bit of back end bitterness to contrast the ripe red fruit at the front. .
“Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico delle Fontane DOCG
Area of production: Fontane,Vittoria (RG), South-Eastern Sicily.
Grapes variety: Frappato di Vittoria 40%, Nero d’Avola 60%.
Altitude: 230 Meters a.s.l.
Soil: red soil, medium consistency; formed of subalpine sands of Pliocene origin, of limestone-Siliceous nature.
Training system: Guyot.
Planting density: 5.000 vines/hectare.
Average age of vines in production: 25 years.
Harvest period: end of September, first days of October.
Fermentation: spontaneous on the skins with indigenous yeasts.
Aging: Slavonian barrels and bottle.”
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Sundays are fun days with Mystery wine blind tasting action at Archive. Tonight all you have to do is guess the country to get your glass on the house and a princely way to finish the weekend before another manic Monday.
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We are closed for a private party tonight until 10:30. Back to normal tomorrow.
Do you like violets, rotundone (black/white Pepper) and grilled meat in a medium bodied package that veers more to the savory side than the fruity? Then the 2016 IGP Collines Rhodianiennes Syrah from @cuilleronyves brings you real deal Northern Rhone Syrah but without the price tag of the big name AOC’s. Once likely too cool for the good ripening of the Syrah vine, nowadays with the global warming, the hills of the Rhodaniennes are producing some very good wines like this one.
On BTG for the next week or so for you to sing along to “que syrah, syrah” while it delights your tongue and warms your soul.
“Origin: vineyards located in the town of Chavanay.
Terroirs: granitic and alluvial.
Grape variety: Syrah.
Viticulture: grassy vines to fight against erosion. Without insecticide or pesticide, the number of treatments is limited according to the weather, the input of very low fertilizer is exclusively organic, respect of the balance of the grounds and the plant. Control of vigor and yields, leaf stripping, harvest in green for a better ripening of the grapes. Although mechanizable, manual work is preferred.
Vinification: the grapes are harvested manually. In the cellar, sorting, de-stemming. Alcoholic fermentation in open vats. Maceration of about 2 weeks. Fermentation with natural yeasts.
Aging: 8 months in vats and barrels.
Production: approx. 90,000 bottles.
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