Organic and Biodynamic Wine Tasting
Thursday, January 16th
Presented by Mountain Peoples Beer and Wine Distributors, supporting organic family farms. http://mpwwine.com/
We are pleased to offer our customers this complementary tasting of 5 organic / biodynamically produced wines.
Terra Sávia Chardonnay - (Non-Oaked)
Gold Medal - 2012 Orange County Wine Competition
Silver Medal – 2012 SF Chronicle Wine Competition
By fermenting and aging in small stainless steel containers the clean fruity flavors of the grapes have been preserved, along with harmonious aromas of tropical fruit. The bright fruit palate makes this wine an exceptional food wine. It is well suited as an aperitif with a cheese and
fruit plate or a pairing with lightly spiced dishes. Our goal with this wine is to simply portray Chardonnay as it truly tastes when grown on the bench lands of Mendocino’s inner Russian River Valleys.
Spartico – No sulfites added, organic Spanish Tempranillo
100% Tempranillo – Made with Organically grown grapes
The main difference between a wine created with or without sulfites is the special attention that is paid in the vineyard as well as in the cellars to avoiding grape contamination. Sulfur is used in winemaking as the main antiseptic, preventing the grapes and wine from suffering the attacks of bacteria which could negatively affect or damage the wine completely.
The wine making process without the use of sulfur means that the hygienic conditions have to been extreme during harvest season. The grapes are harvested solely by hand in small crates. Every effort is made to avoid breakage and bacteria attacks. The wine deposits are filled very briefly so as not to delay the delicate fermentation process.
All elements that come in contact with this no sulfite added wine are subject to the most extreme hygienically conditions.
Ageing: No oak ageing - Best when consumed young.
Tasting Notes Tastings.com: Deep garnet violet black color. Very smoky, salty nut and singed berry pie crust aromas follow through on a soft entry to a fruity medium body with sugared berry sweetness and tartness and a crisp, melon, tarry mineral and firm powdery tannin finish.
Notes: Only Indigenous Yeasts used. Suitable for Vegans Wine made from USDA National Organic Program Certified Grapes.
BioKult Grüner Vetliner
Winemakers: Biokult Wein, Pamhagen/Austria
Varietal(s): Grüner Veltliner 100%
Vinification: Classical white production stainless steel, very reductive style, only top quality grapes are chosen for this wine, gentle work is the aim to avoid any aroma losses
Analytical Data: 11.5%
Ageing: for about 7 months in steel
Tasting Notes Wine Enthusiast: This is all about fruit—fresh crisp citrus, lively acidity, just cushioned by a creamy, ripe texture. The flavors are vivid, clean, light and ready to drink now.
Tasting Notes Tastings.com: Pale silvery straw color. Soft and inviting aromas of citrus custard, minerals, and prairie grass follow through on a supple, silky entry to a dryish light body with touch of white pepper and a dry, soft, lingering lime rind and talc fade. A very nice and refreshing aperitif, or serve with scallops
Color: yellow with hints of green
Aroma: Grüner Veltliner is the “queen” of the white varieties in Austria. Its main characteristics are the fruity-spicy nose, also called “Pfefferl” referring to pepper, a note that reminds of ground pepper. Clear style.
Conservation Time: Good Ageing potential (1 - 2 years)
Notes / Certifications / Awards: Wine made from USDA National Organic Program Certified Grapes.
Gold and Silver Awards at the AWC Vienna 2007, Gold BioFach and Recommendation
Casa Barranca, 2009 Pinot Noir
Vineyard: Certified Organic Lactitia Vineyard, Arroyo Grande Valley. Made with organic grapes.
Tasting Notes: This Pinot Noir is pronounced with cherry and plum to support its full body texture. Lusciously dark for a pinot, the wine displays unprecedented concentration and extraction. A gamy red of imposing proportion – a Pinot all its own. Our organic philosophy compares to that of the greatest biodynamic Burgundies. Great on its own or paired with grilled vegetables and wild game.
Frey Biodynamic® Syrah Redwood Valley
This estate bottled Syrah shines with a brilliant purple hue. Refined tannins are balanced with big jammy flavors of black plum and bramble fruits. This rich, flavorful wine pairs well with organic meats and cheeses, as well as chocolate desserts.
GOLD MEDAL: Critics Challenge, San Diego International Wine Competition
Silver: 2009 Riverside International Wine Competition
Silver: 2009 San Francisco International Wine Comp.
Bronze: 2009 Grand Harvest Wine Comp., Santa Rosa
Bronze: 2009 Pacific Rim International Wine Comp.
Frey Vineyards are Pioneers of Biodynamic® & Organic Winemaking in America. No Sulfites Added Wine Since 1980.
In 1996, Frey Vineyards produced the United States’ first certified biodynamic wine. Frey Vineyards’ Biodynamic wines are made from our premium estate-grown fruit, fermented with native indigenous yeast and produced with no added sulfites. Our low impact winemaking techniques preserve and protect the terroir of the wine, highlighting the subtle flavors of the vineyard site and vintage. No cultured yeast or malolactic cultures are added. Our Biodynamic wines are never subjected to acid and sugar adjustments or flavor enhancements, upholding the authenticity of the wine. Because the wines are not manipulated to reach certain flavor profiles, each batch is unique to the fruit and farm. The result is a portfolio of wines that are pure and delicious and mirror the richness and beauty of our land. All Frey Biodynamic wines are estate-grown and bottled in accordance with Demeter Biodynamic and USDA Organic regulations.