You’ll see it on labels all the time: “Old Vines,” “Vieilles Vignes,” “Viñas Viejas,” “Vigna Vecchia.” But what does it really mean? Calling vines “old” is a murky grey area at its best. What defines an old vine isn’t really regulated, but wine nerds the world over agree: older vines produce better fruit, which in turn produces better wine. At this month’s Last Sunday tasting, we’ll taste four wines whose vines vary in age, but all of whom qualify in someone’s book as old. We’re still shut on Sundays while we try to rebuild a crew, which means you’ll need to pick up your samples and food pairings on Saturday and tune in on Sunday. If can’t pick up Saturday and you’re desperate, let us know and we can figure out an alternative with you, but the tasting begins on the Zoom screen on Sunday, May 29, at 3:30 PM.
You’re familiar by now with the process: call us at (520) 326-9363 and we’ll set aside a set of samples for you, food and wine both, and you can join from the comfort of your home on Zoom at 3:30 this Sunday, the 29th. All it will cost you is $35 plus tax and tip, and you’ll learn a little something about vine age, and you’ll taste four really good wines, plus you’ll get a discount on the wines you fall in love with. Give us a call and reserve your samples and snacks.
THE TASTING BEGINS ON ZOOM AT 3:30 PM ON SunDAY, may 29. THE ZOOM MEETING NUMBER FOR THE TASTING IS 860 6563 4654, AND THE PASSCODE is 365206.
Youth is wasted on the young
You can find the heating instructions and food pairings here.
You can find the tasting order and the pricing here.
2020 Serge Dagueneau Pouilly-sur-Loire AOC, Chasselas ‘La Centenaire’
2019 Domaine Zind-Humbrecht “Zind,” Alsace
2019 Domaine Matrot “Thierry et Pascale Matrot” Maranges AOC
2018 Peter Franus “Brandlin Vineyard” Zinfandel, Mt. Veeder