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Friday Night Wine Tasting with Melinda-Kate Callaway of BFR

  • LouElla Wine Beer & Beverage 316 West Geer Street Suite A Durham, NC, 27701 United States (map)

10% OFF SINGLE BOTTLES
15% OFF MIX & MATCH 6 PACKS ON ALL TASTING WINES

Special Guest Melinda-Kate from Bordeaux, Fine & Rare will be behind the stick pouring some tasty summer selections from Austria, France, and California.

TASTING LINEUP

DOMAINE DES CASSAGNOLES CÔTES DES GASCOGNE IGP 2017

Sud Ouest, France

VARIETIES
Colombard, Ugni Blanc, Gros Manseng, Sauvignon Blanc

WINEMAKING
Each grape variety is vinified separately. Small skin maceration for the Colombard and the Gros Manseng.

PAIRING
Enjoy with tarts and cakes, either salty or sweet. It is excellent with seafood, especially grilled fish. Try it with young goat cheese.

DOMAINE PLOUZEAU SAUVIGNON, TOURAINE 2017

Loire Valley, France

FAMILY & DOMAIN
In 1976, Pierre Plouzeau bought the family property, renovated the castle and replanted the vineyards. His son, Marc, took over the domain in 1999. Marc continues to develop the estate by going fully organic and perfecting the cellar.

LANDHAUS MAYER ZWEIGELT ROSÉ 2018

Lower Austria, Austria

WINERY
Mayer am Pfarrplatz, the epitome of Viennese Heurigen culture, can look back on a centuries-old tradition of producing the finest wines since 1683. The grapes for their Landhaus Mayer bottlings are sourced from selected sites in Niederösterreich (the State of Lower Austria), where the fluvial topography and the climate work hand in hand to yield optimum quality.

Y. AMIRAULT BOURGUEIL CABERNET FRANC 2017

Loire Valley, France

FAMILY & DOMAIN
Yannick Amirault took over the vineyards from his grandfather at the age of 22 in 1977. Yannick’s son Benoit joined his father in 2003. All vineyards are entirely harvested by hand.

PIED Á TERRE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014

Sonoma County, California

WINERY
Pied à Terre sources fruit from farmers with whom they have long-standing relationships, from diverse vineyard sites all over Sonoma. The fruit is then fermented by Clay Mauritson, an incredibly talented winemaker.

Pied à Terre literally means "foot to earth." The farmer's footprint is the best fertilizer and the most important sight in a vineyard. When the land is well-trodden, the vine will be well-tended, the details not overlooked.