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A French Connection: Natural Wines from Around France

Time: 
02/28/2016 - 3:00pm
Hosts: 
Susan Coddington & Kristen Lindelow
Location: 
Church Street Wine Shoppe
We will taste a wonderful selection of French wines from various regions that have one thing in common: they are all organic, biodynamic and/or sustainably made—they are natural wines.

The wines we’ll be enjoying are imported by Integrity Wines of Atlanta and Doug Strickland, Certified Sommelier and owner, will be with us tell us about the wine, the regions, and the winemakers.

Integrity Wines seeks producers who “… practice sustainable, organic and biodynamic farming, producing high quality, artisan, and estate-bottled wines. In most cases our producers are farmers, grower-producers who are passionate about their land and the quality fruit it produces. These growers use extremely low – intervention vinicultural practices acting more as stewards to deliver nature’s finest product while nurturing the earth we all live on.”
Tasting Results: 
Thank you to our co-hosts Susan Coddington and Kristen Lindelow for organizing this month’s tasting, “The French Connection”, at Church Street Wine Shoppe. The service provided by both the Church Street Wine Shoppe staff and those great young ladies that served the great food pairings was outstanding. There were seven wines served and categorized into three separate categories.

Here are the categorized wines with prices for each and the favorite for each category denoted in bold:

Champagne

Piollot Pere et Fils, Cuvee de Reserve, Extra Brut, NV ($48.48)

Whites

Domaine Octavie, Sauvignon Blanc, Touraine AOC, 2014, Loire Valley ($16.48)
Ampelidae Marigny-Neuf, Chardonnay, 2014, Loire Valley ($14.98)
Domaine de la Croix Senaillet, Macon Davaye, 2014, Burgundy ($20.48)

Reds

Domaine Chaune-Arnaud, “La Petit Coquet”, 2014, Cotes du Rhone ($14.98)
Chateau Peybonhomme-Les-Tours, 2011, Cotes de Bourdeaux, Blaye ($16.48)
La Reserve d’O, Terrasses deLarzac, 2012, Languedoc ($31.48)

Overall favorite: Domaine Octavie, Sauvignon Blanc, Touraine AOC, 2014, Loire Valley