In this episode of IntoWineTV, host Lisa Kolenda and wine experts Bartholomew Broadbent, Michael Broadbent, and Chris Tavelli convene at Yield Wine Bar, San Francisco's only "green" wine bar, to taste and discuss 24 different organic wines under $30 from across the globe.
Theme: Organic and "Green" Wines under $30
Wine: 2003 Mas de Daumas Gassac ($30).
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Notes - White wines from Daumas are always great: voluptuous, rich, full bodied... some big white wines that can age very well but that can be enjoyed easily when young. The occasion for any white wine enthusiast to taste an excellent wine.
The original vinification of the white wine starts with a skin maceration at 10 degrees C for 5 to 7 days followed by the fermentation in stainless steel vats at 20 to 25 degrees C for three weeks. The wine is then briefly transferred to Burgundy oak casks, it is then filtered with an “alluvionaire” filter using fossilized seashells before returning to the stainless steel vats. Finally, the wine is filtered just prior to bottling.
The unique and clever blending of the three noble grape varieties and the 15 rare grape varieties results in great wine with a perfect balance between purity and freshness. It fills the palate with magnificent, long fruity flavors sustained by a rich texture.
Bartholomew Broadbent, CEO of Broadbent Selections. Bartholomew was named as one of the "fifty most influential people in the wine world" by Decanter Magazine. He is also widely considered to be one of the world's foremost authorities on Port and Madeira. Learn more about Bartholomew Broadbent.
Michael Broadbent, Master of Wine, Author of numerous wine books including the recent release Michael Broadbent's Pocket Vintage Wine Companion. Michael is the founder and current Senior Consultant of the Wine Department at Christie's International Auction House. He is perhaps best known, internationally, as a wine auctioneer having pioneered wine auctions in Amsterdam, Geneva, Sydney, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and the United States.
Chris Tavelli, Owner and Wine Director at Yield, San Francisco's first and only "Green" Wine Bar. Chris is an organic and "green" wine expert.
Yield, San Francisco's first and only "Green" Wine Bar. Located in the heart of San Francisco's historic Dog Patch Neighborhood.