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With summer finally here and in full swing I am so excited to host some fun filled family gatherings in which all of our family members gather over at our home for some swimming and of course delicious food and drink. We do it potluck style and everyone brings a dish or two, their gear for swimming, and we all play some yard games like Cornhole, Horseshoes, Basketball and more. There truly is nothing better and once we sit down to feast…. all of the adults love to enjoy a delicious glass of wine or two with out meal which is why I was so excited to receive a box of 3 varieties of natural wines from Through The Grapevine.
Through The Grapevine is one of the few Natural Wine Clubs on the market that delivers delicious natural wines right to your doorstep and you may be wondering what is a Natural Wine? Well basically natural wine is a term used to describe wines that are low sulfite and farmed organically, typically using practices like biodynamics, and these wines are made without adding or removing anything during the winemaking process which means no fining or filtering and no adding of acid, sugar or any other components. I honestly love that the grapes used are grown organically as well as everything else that they do to create these natural masterpieces as the flavor profiles of the bottles I received are everything!
Let’s take a look at the bottles I received…..
Valpolicella Superiore 2016 ~ ll Monte Carlo
The first bottle I will discuss is the Valpolicella Superiore 2016 as this was my husbands first choice as he loves a delicious red plus he is Italian. This bottle is from the II Monte Carlo winery which is in Italy and this is a family venture operated by 2 generations that farms organically and that produces beautiful Corvina based wines.
The tasting notes of the Valpolicella Superiore 2016 are slightly dried Corvina, Corvinone & Rondinella grapes, giving it an intense red fruit flavor. Great for special occasions and ages wonderfully!
This is a fabulous selection and another delicious red created by the Domaine Mamaruta Winery in France. Marc’s 15 hectare vineyard plots are spread through La Palme and Leucate on clay soils and lime stone. Some are bordering a small lake, while others are close to a sea side cliff. All of the vines are farmed organically and the vine management includes careful pruning and tending of the wounds, homemade compost and soft ploughing. In the vineyards biodynamic practices are used and in the winery vinification happens naturally with nothing being used to tamper with the juice during fermentation.
The tasting notes of this delicious bottle is a refined Carignan from the best plot with 100+ year old vines in the Fitou AOP. This bottle can be enjoyed now and it can be aged beautifully for several years!
This is an amazing bottle that I am loving! I love a delicious rosé so I was super excited about this one. This delicious bottle is from the Domaine Mamaruta winery in France (as the bottle above is as well) and all vines are farmed organically and the cellar is worked with minimum input with a great respect for life & nature. In the vineyards they use biodynamic practices and the management includes careful pruning, tending of the wounds, homemade compost and soft ploughing. In the winery, vinification happens naturally and nothing is used to tamper with the juice during the fermentation process and in the spirit of the winery’s work in the vineyard, they do not use cultured yeast, de-acidify or fine their wines.