Straight From a Mountain Stream: Tasting of High Altitude Wines From Europe

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Charming, Delightful, Pure, Refreshing & Just Down Right Delicious… Wines Below, All of the Above! ($15)

Friday, May 19th, 2017 4 pm – 7:30 pm @ Mt Tabor Fine Wines

I absolutely love high altitude wines! They truly do taste pristine and fresh, just like a mountain stream. While reading the lit on Swiss premium pour, Cave Caloz, I was taken with their description of the Heida Paien (Savagnin) and I quote, “with tantalizing aromas that capture the smell of the mountain herbs, the pine forest and the crisp Alpine air.” Well said!

2014 was the first vintage that I became familiar with the young Heida. It was my wine discovery of that year, and to this day, it remains one of the most impressive, pure and just downright delicious wines in my cellar. Spectacular!

I get so excited about wines like these I could write pages, but not wanting to have readers yawning into the day I’ll just say that it was a most difficult task for Hazel and me to keep the selections down to 12…….and we only have 6 slots! No excuses, get on down here.

– Sandy

Mantlerhof, Gruner Veltliner 'WeitgasseThe Lineup: Friday, May 19, 2017

15 Mantlerhof, Gruner Veltliner ‘Weitgasse”   $15
Kremstal, Austria

15 Malat, Riesling   $21
Kremstal, Austria

16 Cantina Terlan, Pinot Bianco   $23
Alto Adige, Italy

14 Stoka, Vitoska “Grganja”   $25
Kras, Slovenia

15 Les Granges, “Nus”   $27
Vallé D’Aoste, Italy / 40% Petit Rouge – 60% Mayolet, Fumin & Premetta

Premium Pour ($5)     
15 Cave Caløz, Heida Paîen “les Bernunes”   $57
Valais, Switzerland   100% Savagnin



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