The Perfect Gift For Mom
On Mother’s Day we all like to treat our mother’s with their favorite things to show our appreciation and love. When Tim and Eric Bremer are picking out a wine for their mother, Carol, they know two she will definitely enjoy are Chateau Ste. Michelle Gewurztraminer and Gran Passione Rosso.
Stop in to Bremer’s Wine and Liquor and let us help you pick out something your mother will love!
“Tasting Notes: A fan favorite, this Gewürztraminer is a flavorful wine with bright, expressive fruit and clove spice. This is a lush style of Gewürztraminer with intense floral character, yet it still maintains the grape’s natural crisp acidity.
Food pairing: Crab, Asian dishes, chicken” –Chateau Ste. Michelle
87 points – Wine Enthusiast
“The aromas of lychee and rose water pop. The palate brings a slight spritz, with lighter-bodied flavors that linger on the finish. The style is reserved but it shows a good sense of balance.” –Wine Enthusiast
Gran Passione Rosso 2014* – $10.99
“Gran Passione is a rich, deeply-colored blend of Merlot (60%) and Corvina grown in select vineyards in Italy’s Veneto region, the area around Venice.
The grapes are harvested in the beginning of October at a maturation that ensures profound ripeness, an advanced phenolic profile, and good potential alcohol. The late maturation contributes characteristic notes of ripe fruits like plums and raisins. Grape bunch stems are cut 10 days before harvest, partially desiccating the grapes over the period immediately prior to crush, further concentrating flavors while simultaneously encouraging an elevation and concentration of sugars that will fuel the fermentation – this process, known as appasimento, is the same method used to produce Amarone. After a selective hand harvest, grapes are carefully pressed and the fermentation starts at temperatures of about 78° F. Skins are left in the fermenting must for a considerable period to extract flavors and develop the wine’s characteristic deep jewel-like color. Subsequent oak aging develops depth and gives rise to pleasing notes of spice and vanilla.
Tasting Notes: Intense red-purple color, tending towards amber with ageing; the wine is full-bodied with good structure; there’s an admirably fine balance between soft tannins and acidity; generous palate of ripe red and black fruits, considerable length; fantastic accompaniment to roasted or grilled meats; ideal with game, but excellent with mature hard cheeses” –Connoisseur Wines
*While supplies last