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Tasting with Corey O'Malley

  • LouElla: Wine, Beer, & Beverage 316 West Geer St. Suite A 27701 USA (map)

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

Corey O’Malley of Empire Distributors will be pouring wine from local importer of French wines, Authentique Vin.

TASTING LINEUP

FRANCK BESSON HANNAPOLLINE BLANC DE NOIR PÉTILLANT

Beaujolais, France

VARIETY
100% Gamay from 40 year-old vines.

WINERY
Franck Besson’s estate is located near Jullié in the heart of the appellation Juliénas, one of the finest terroirs of the 10 Crus of the Beaujolais region.

Out of his 17 acres, 2.5 are dedicated to Beaujolais Blanc, 3 acres to the Cru Juliénas, and the rest is entirely focused on sparkling wine made from Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc, the traditional grape of Beaujolais.

JO LANDRON AMPHIBOLITE MUSCADET SÈVRE ET MAINE 2017

Loire Valley, France

VARIETY
Melon de Bourgogne. Vines between 25 and 40 years of age.

WINERY & TERROIR
Domaine de La Louvetrie is located on the rolling hills of the Sèvre and Maine Rivers.

The nearby Atlantic Ocean lends a distinctive saltiness and iodized taste.

Certified Biodynamic

MOULIN DE GASSAC GUILHEM ROSÉ PAYS D’HÉRAULT IGP 2018

Languedoc, France

VARIETIES
50% Syrah, 50% Carignan

WINERY
Moulin de Gassac, or windmill over the Gassac River, is the entry line of the iconic estate Mas de Daumas Gassac. Considered by many as the greatest estate of the Languedoc region, “A Lafite in the Languedoc.”

“Guilhem”, Gaelic version of William, is a tribute to a local monastery based at Saint-Guilhem-le-desert whose monks launched the wine production in the region.

CLOS TROTELIGOTTE EMMANUEL RYBINSKI GAMAY K-BO 2018

Sud Ouest, France

VINEYARD
The family vineyard, entirely replanted in 1987 by Emmanuel’s father, is a single block of 29 acres located on the unique plateau of iron-rich limestone of Villesèque, small village situated at an elevation of 1,400 feet.

Certified Biodynamic

CHATEAU PIERRE BISE ANJOU VILLAGES CLOS DE COULAINE 2014

Loire Valley, France

VARIETIES
90% Cabernet Franc & 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from 45 years-old vines.

WINERY & VIGNERON
Nestled on a high ridge overlooking the steep south-facing slopes of the Layon River, tributary of the Loire, René Papin run 80 acres of land following in the footstep of his father Claude.

As a true terroirist, he believes that blending different climates, even 1%, will prevent his wines from finding harmony. He has conducted a deep analysis of his terroir and identified 25 different climats, all vinified separately.

Earlier Event: June 8
RESTORE & REIGNITE: YOGA & WINE