I didn’t know May 9 was Europe Day, but now I do. BC Liquor Stores is showing off some very interesting European wines to help you celebrate Europe Day on May 9 as well as throughout the month of May. Here is their announcement. Cin cin.
The EU Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West, together with BC Liquor Stores and local wine importers, is organizing during the month of May the second edition of “Emerging Wines of Europe” in-store promotion of selected European wines in 30 BC Liquors Stores.
Celebrate May 9th Europe Day savouring “Old World” wines during the entire month of May! Explore a dozen of delicious European wines – recently emerged and gaining popularity in BC Liquor Stores – selected for us by a Master of Wine, Barbara Philip.
The promotion comprises special displays and features in 30 selected BC Liquor Stores and advertising on BC Liquor Stores, EUCCCW websites and in social media channels.
Please find below more details, including the names of wines, tasting notes and the list of participating stores.
Brimming with white fruits on the nose. The palate is a sea of citrus, lime, mango and nectarine in a medium-rich style. Think of this as an upscale Sauvignon for the senses with the perfect yin and yang for the palate.
A certified organic wine from Bulgaria, made from indigenous grapes of Mavrud and Rubin. Aromas of cherry and eucalyptus, with flavours of tart cherry, cranberry and pomegranate.
Chateau Dereszla – Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos 2013
Winery: Chateau Dereszla
Varietal: 75% Furmint, 25% Harslevelu
This pale gold dessert wine displays notes of honey, ripe pear, apricot and spice. The palate is smooth with intense flavours of honey, peach, lemon, dried apricot and orange zest. With a long, mouth-watering finish, the Tokaji Aszu has refreshing, lively acidity to balance the sweetness.
Monograph Assyrtiko by Gaia Nemea
Price: $ 21.99
A youthful, intensely fruity 100% Assyrtiko, with a bouquet of honeysuckle and citrus fruit and a refreshing acidity on the palate. A classic pairing with fresh seafood. Unoaked.
Crisp and fragrant notes of strawberry and red berry. Delicious on its own or with appetizers, shellfish, salads, grilled veggies, or fruit desserts.
Tokaji Muscat Late Harvest
Winery: Grand Tokaj Zrt
Varietal: Yelow Muscat
Black locust and fresh flowers with a hint of botrytis on the nose. Smooth citrus and floral taste with botrytis notes and apricot with mint appearing at the end.
Finca Cuarta Mencia
Winery: Prior de Panton, MGH Wines Group
Region: Ribera Sacra, Galicia
Intense aroma of red fruit on a backdrop of complex toasted notes of wood aging. Smooth and well-structured on the palate with hints of coffee and ripe red fruit followed by a long finish.
Vinho Verde Maria Bonita
Winery: Maria Bonita
Region: Vinho Verde
Price: Whl. $11.20 – Ret. $14.99
This is a dry style of Vinho Verde, attractively perfumed with a herbal edge. The wine has a touch of spice that highlights the smoky citrus flavors. The wine is crisp and intense and has a long lingering finish.
Dry and tangy, with ripe black cherry fruit, candied current, balsamic and spice box notes. Enjoy this dry Lambrusco chilled with rustic Italian food like pizza, pasta, antipasti, & charcuterie.
A very attractive fruit bouquet yields apple, peach and citrus aromas along with a typical Veltliner spiciness and a touch of white pepper. The soft and juicy palate is supported by fine acidity. It sings on the palate!