Friday, March 29 at 6:30 pm with Sommelier Joe Breaux
Let's compare white and red with this evening's selections:
Generally lighter than Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc normally shows a herbal character suggesting bell pepper or freshly mown grass. The dominating flavors range from sour green fruits of apple and pear to tropical fruits like mango. Quality unoaked Sauvignon Blancs will display smokey qualities; they require bright aromas and a strong acid finish and are best grown in cool climates.
Pinot Noir's structure tends to be delicate and fresh. The tannins are very soft. The aromatics are very fruity (cherry, strawberry, plum), often with notes of damp earth or leather. Known as "Red Burgundy" in much of the world, Pinot Noir is among the most elegant wines to come out of France.Today, Pinot Noir is planted in regions around the world but is a fickle grape that demands optimum growing conditions, preferring warm days consistently supported by cool evenings.
See any similarities/differences so far? Joe will fill in the details while you taste the night's selections.
Cool, right? It's just another fun evening of wine tasting and light bites hosted in Chef Candace's home.
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