I recently attended the Everyday Wines tasting event during Midnight Madness in kerrytown. The store, based out of Kerrytown Market & Shops, offers a “careful selection of affordable wines”. Heres the wine we tasted:
Cidre Bouche Brut De Normandie Etienne Dupont 2009 (France, Normandie) $13 Ok so not actually wine, but still delicious. This concoction tasted like a good cider should, a little bit sour while remaining refreshingly dry and crisp. Unfortunately at only 5.5% ABV it doesn’t quite add up to good value.
Le Bois de la Tour Haut Saumaur Les Pouches 2009 (France, Loire Valley) $11 A slightly sweet wine packing a powerful pear aroma. This is a heavier wine, and the better of the two whites.
Enzo Mecella Pagliano Verdicchio di Matielica 2009 (Italy, Marche) $15 There were some heavy-handed oak flavors in this one, almost a rancid oakiness like that of heartwood.
D’Oupia Les Heretiques 2008 (France, Languedoc) $12 I had some trouble with this one, so I’ll say it was complex. It smelled a little musty, not too pleasant.
Cayus Garnacha 2008 (Spain, Campo de Borja) $15 My favorite of the bunch, and the only wine I tried twice. With strong tannins and a welcoming splash of cherries, this is a great wine for MI winters. Slightly scratchy as it leaves you mouth.
Lunadora Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2005 (Sangiovese) $29 Overwhelming tannins, and a smokey almost antiseptic aroma, I am really not sure what they were going for with this one, but it wasn’t a drinkable bottle of wine.