NY Wine Salon is proud to present a cinematic taste of Portugal. In Brooklyn. Filmmaker Ken Payton, known for his in-depth and incisive blog Reign of Terroir, will screen his documentary film AÇORES: FROM LAVA TO WINE. Ken Payton will be on hand for this one-hour screening, preceded by a reception of sympatico food and wine, provided by both the filmmaker and Esporão. Don’t miss this New York debut of one of wine’s most authentic voices.
Modern 'ancient' Mourvedre
Written by Richard Vayda Thursday, 20 October 2011 07:29
Cline 2010 Ancient Vines Mourvedre, Costa County (14.5%)
$18 at Whole Foods
Fell in love with Mourvedre on my first conscious taste while running a Provençal restaurant many years ago. This Californian version exhibits a dark purple hue in the glass and has scents of wild red and blue berries, along with spice and a touch of earthiness. Although there might be no legal definition to “Ancient Vines,” the grapes reportedly come from some of the oldest Mourvedre in the state. The rather rich mouthfeel continues with plumy, dark cherry fruit, a little chocolate and soft-edged tannins. Delicious with seared lamb burgers.