Wine Flight at dp American Brasserie


My husband and I went to one of our favourite local restaurants dp American Brasserie, whilst perusing through their 600 bottle wine list I decided upon a “make my own” wine flight because I was so indecisive. I happily chose a white, rosé and a red, taking advantage of their Châteauneuf-du-Pape as it is one I am cellaring, providing me with the opportunity to have a sneak peak at it.

Ostatu Rioja Blanco 2012

 

Bodegas Ostatu is a family winery located in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa region. The family practices Lutte Raisonnée farming [chemical treatments are used when only absolutely necessary or not at all, biodiversity in the vineyards is encouraged]. The grapes were sourced from 60-70 year old vines and fermented in stainless steel “to accentuate the characteristics and quality of the grapes”.

Pale straw in colour, aromas of sweet honey and wet slate minerals rose from the glass. Bright lemon and green apple flavours comprised the light body, whilst minerals and zesty citrus elements shaped the crisp finish. Refreshing and light, this is a delightful glass for warm, sunny days.
90% Viura, 10% Malvasia
Rioja Alavesa
Spain
Produced and Bottled by Bodegas Ostatu
13% Alcohol
$14 [average price]
Enjoy now thru 2014


Mouton Noir ‘Love Drunk’ Rosé 2011

 

Founded in 2004, Mouton Noir Wines are a “garage-type” winery headed by top sommelier turned award winning winemaker Andre Mack. The grapes for this Rosé were sourced from vineyards in the Eola-Amity Hills viticulture area [AVA] located in the center of the Willamette Valley in Oregon.

 

Pale coral in colour, aromas of peaches, minerals and honeysuckle rose from the glass. Mouth-puckering flavours of citrus joined hints of sweet honey in the light body, whilst zippy lemon and orange notes and clean minerals comprised the tangy finish. With its unique sour notes and clean minerals, this is a refreshing glass fantastic with appetizers and light dishes.

85% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Noir
Oregon
Bottled by Mouton Noir Wines, Dundee
13.3% Alcohol
$15 [average price]
Enjoy now
Only 52 barrels produced
 

 
Le Prince du Logis Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2010

 

 

Le Prince du Logis Châteauneuf-du-Pape is produced by a “top quality” negociant renowned for having an outstanding ability to source high quality fruit and wines from all regions of France. The grapes were sourced from 30-50 year old vines, fermented with natural yeasts, and aged 25% in new oak barrels and 75% in cement tanks.

Brick garnet in colour, aromas of black olives, raisins and chocolate ganache radiated from the glass. Lush black cherry and black currant flavours were underscored by earthy nut and mushroom notes in the full body. Spicy crushed black peppercorn joined traces of sweet, creamy chocolate in the lengthy finish. Well-structured, complex and yet somewhat understated, this is a velvety, friendly glass that will surprise you with how swiftly it empties.


43% Syrah, 26% Mourvedre, 21% Grenache, 10% Counoise
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
France
Produced and Bottled by Pierre de Laville
14% Alcohol
$26 [average price]
Enjoy now thru 2020

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