February 2024 - 3 Club
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February 2024 - 3 Club
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Club Pick 1
Fun and fresh old vine Cinsault with partial carbonic. Refreshing and crunchy glou glou with lots of berries, bramble, and minerality to hold up to food or on its own!
Middle of the Road
Glou Glou, Food Wine
Region: Paarl, South Africa
Club Pick 2
A blend of Macabeo and Tardana that spends 30 days on its skins and ages on its lees for several months. This orange wine bursts with fun flavors of white peach, tangerine, earth, apricot, and juicy pink grapefruit.
Tasting Notes: Peachy, citrusy, and hints of honey.
Pairing Suggestions: Sushi, Tapas, Seafood
It doesn't get much more old school than Bodegas Cueva. Founded in 2000, yet the the original winery is from the 18th century, and not much has changed since then. Mariano Taberner knows his land intricately and in an almost mystical way translates the Mediterranean essence through his grapes. One of the first to be certified organic (by the Comité de Agricultura Ecológica de la Comunidad Valenciana) he is committed to biodiversity and the health of his vineyards. Cueva hosts a variety of 100+ year old centenary vines of Tempranillo, Bobal, and Tardana (a white grape that is used for most of the sparkling wines). All of the wines are kept naturally cool in long, undisturbed underground cellars. As a winemaker, he's known for being a bit of a magician, using unique fermentation techniques and unconventional vinification methods. Everything is bottled without filtering, fining, or sulphur additions of any kind. - Selections de la Viña
Funky Scale: Mostly Funky
Style: Glou Glou
Region: Valencia, Spain
Club Pick 3
Venturini Baldini Montelocco Rose Lambrusco NV is a light salmon pink wine with a delicate nose of red berries, flowers, and citrus. The palate is dry, refreshing, and features flavors of strawberries, raspberries, and cherries. Soft acidity and a pleasant finish make it versatile for solo sipping or pairing with light appetizers, salads, seafood, and grilled meats.
Tasting Notes: Red Berries, citrus, strawberries, cherries and flowers.
Pairing Suggestions: Caprese Skewers, Shrimp Summer Rolls, Mango Sticky Rice
Venturini Baldini is a 130ha estate from the 17th century, situated in the hills between Reggio Emilia and Parma. Since 1976 they have been producing organic Lambrusco and sparkling wines as well as premium balsamic vinegars and balsamic condiments. In 2013, Giuseppe and Julia Prestia took over the estate from the Venturini Baldini family, continuing the visionary work of the previous owners to produce organic sparkling wines of only the highest quality, focusing mainly on Lambrusco and sparkling rose’ wines. The vines, mainly autochthonous Lambrusco varieties, grow in c. 30ha of vineyards at an altitude of c. 170 to 370m, in clay-rich soils. Since the early 1990’s, Venturini Baldini has been producing only organically certified products. The winery was one of the first in Italy and the first in the region to switch to an entirely organic production, and this commitment is now deeply rooted in our approach to farming and wine making. - Massanois