Taste it March 13-14 with Margaret Calvet! • Saint-George-Saint-Emilion is a satellite appellation of the famed Saint-Emilion region of Bordeaux, sitting just to its north. Like most Right Bank vineyards, Merlot dominates here, but you will also find generous use of Cabernet Franc. This wine is comprised entirely of these two varietals. Chateau Saint André Corbin is one of the “finds” of the Aquitaine Wine Company’s Jean-Christophe Calvet, who searches out the petite chateaus of Bordeaux that carry the same qualities found at the larger, more famous estates, but at a less heart-stopping price point. Here is what you are in for: concentrated notes of currant, blackberry that mingle with savory elements of dried thyme and pencil lead. Proper acidity and a tug of tannins come in along with a touch of vanilla, indicating that the year that it spent aging in oak. While there is a lot going on, everything is complete balance. Both modern and traditional principles of winemaking are used, which you should read as either cellar it and be rewarded, or drink now without penalty. Win-win! I suggest you do both.
Tasting March 13 & 14 with Margaret Calvet, owner and negociant from Aquitaine Wine Imports. The Aquitaine portfolio sources wines “off the beaten path,” many of which are our favorite and most popular wines. Join us and taste through the line up of their recent releases.