WINE TASTING- JUNE 10, 2016
4-7 pm @ Downtown Asheville and Black Mountain Locations
This week’s tasting will be light, fun, summery, and delicious. Staring with an absolutely lovely Italian white that boast flavors of wildflowers and crisp apples with a distinct almond tone; Scarpetta’s blend of Friulano and Chardonnay is almost too drinkable! On to Chateau Routas, which is an absolutely classic Provençal rosé with notes of melons, strawberry, and of course that limestone backbone. Finally coming to a very rustic and quite interesting red wine from Slovenia. This Refošk (Refosco) from Vina Koper with it’s floral nose, flavors of ripe berries, and soft tannins make it a wonderful light red wine to serve semi-chilled on a balmy evening.
Get ready for the weekend… Start with Hopey & Co. on Fridays from 4-7pm, French Broad Ave and Black Mountain.
We have recently added Viña Cono Sur to our selections at the Black Mountain store, and will be adding this awesome value to the other store very soon. We started by bringing in some of Cono Sur’s Bicicleta line which is named for the bicycles that the vinyard workers use as their transpertation though the properties. This is only one step in Viña Cono Sur’s commitment to sustainablility. The other vineyards I’ve spoken of in #winewednesdays have been small boutique wineries. Cono Sur on the other hand is quite large scale, with vineyards in 10 different valleys throughout Chile. The great thing about them is that even with such a large operation, all of Cono Sur’s properties have been managed for sustainable viticulture since 1998. In 2000 they got Organic Certification on 40 hectares (98.8 acres) and then within the 3 year certification period they received the Organic Cert. on over 260 more hectares (~642 acres)!!! What’s more, Viña Cono Sur is also dedicated to reducing their total carbon-footprint. So, not only are they tracking and reducing their “footprint” each year, they go as far as to post all of their certifications and assessments as downloadable PDFs on the website. The benfit to us, the consumers, is that these delicious and clean Bicicleta wines come to you at the Hopey price of $8.99. A great way to help the Earth and help your budget.
This Friday at the Hopey & Co. Black Mountain, we will be tasting Catena Chardonnay from the vineyards of Family Catena Zapata. Twenty years ago, 3rd and 4th generation vignerons Nicolas and his daughter Laura, embarked on a journey of experimental grape planting and vinting… a true labor of love. Planting in respect to various altitudes and microclimates throughout the valleys of Mendoza, Argentina. This wonderfully horticultural approach to creating world-class wines has paid off. Finding that Chardonnay has it’s best expression and acid structure when grown at 4757 feet above sea level at their Adrianna Vineyard. The beautiful and affordable wine we will be sampling is a blend of grapes hand picked from three of their vineyards to achieve the ripe tropical fruit flavors and rich texture of the La Pirámide vineyard (3117 ft elevation); the white stone fruit and citrus notes of the Domingo Vineyard (3675 f elevation); the lively floral notes, strong mineral character and excellent acidity of the Adrianna vineyard (4757 ft).
Join us for tasting Friday, May 29, 2015 at our Black Mountian Location from 3-6 p.m.
Skip Hale invites you to attend, our pre-Valentine’s Day wine tasting at Hopey & Co. in Black Mountain on Friday Feb 13th, from 3-6pm.
Zoe Shevack of Sour Grapes Distributing will be at Hopey and Co. to showcase the beautiful wines of Rijks Private Cellars. These South African selections are a Hopey & Co. retail exclusive that you won’t find anywhere else in town! Rijks wines are sustainably grown, hand harvested at night to preserve quality, masterfully vinted, and aged to perfection. What’s more, we are bringing these exceptional wines to you at an incredible value. So, come by, treat yourself, and find that perfect wine for the right price.
WHEN: Friday, February 13th
WHERE: 3018 US 70 W Suite 1, Black Mountain,NC
TIME: 3:00 – 6:0 p.m.