WINE101: Getting to know 10 classic styles/regions of wine
Fall 2014: September 1 – September 12, 2014
Section 1: Monday – Friday (September 1 – September 5)
In-Store Tasting Thursday, September 4th: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
A tasting of the first 5 wines from Section 1
Section 2: Monday – Friday (September 8 – September 12)
In-Store Tasting Thursday, September 11th: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
A tasting of the last 5 wines from Section 2
Course Code & No. – Section: WINE101 – Section 1 & Section 2
Course Title: Getting to know 10 classic styles/regions of wine
Course Ref. No.: W101
Instructor: Mike Martin
Office: 1100 Jefferson Rd. Rochester, NY 14623
Office Hours: Monday – Saturday: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:00 pm
Prerequisites: Interest in wine
This section is in part and in conjunction with the Wine 100 level courses. In this particular section (101) we delve into 10 traditionally produced wines from 10 classic regions. Regions include: Nemea, Greece. Loire Valley, France. Burgundy, France. Bordeaux, France. Rhone, France. Mosel, Germany. Tuscany, Italy. Rioja, Spain. Sonoma County, California. Finger Lakes, New York. Coursework will include a variety of readings about the wines and their given regions. Also opening and consuming of the wines so that the contents can be studied, as well as understood in order to provide the key concepts of these traditional wine regions.
The course’s third wine is Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone, coming from the winery Chateau de Saint Cosme. The winery is in the heart of the Gigondas Appellation. A property that has been family owned since 1490 and winegrowers that go back 14 generations. “The Barruol’s ancestors acquired it in 1570, and at the end of the sixteenth century built a splendid residence over existing cellars.” (http://www.saintcosme.com/en/) A rare fact about the winery is that it is located at the crossing of two geological faults, which makes the soil unique. Another interesting fact is the connection to the Finger Lakes. The owner of Chateau de Saint Cosme, Louis Barroul, is partners in the Forge Cellars project. Their first vintage in 2011 was 300 cases of Riesling and Pinot Noir.
This Cote du Rhone is 100% Syrah grape. 2013 was a great year for Syrah in the region and this translated into a wine full of fruit, fresh aromas and nice tight texture. Notes of licorice, violet, red-berry and black currant on the palate. This fits nicely into the winemakers vision: “I want to make wines which express their terroir with purity and personality.”
Chateau de Saint Cosme – $12.99 a bottle.
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