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Wine Tasting & Empenadas

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Date:

September 23

Time:

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Website:
Event Website
Venue

Kelly's Market

308 E Howard Avenue

Decatur, GA, United States, 30030

$10 Tasting Fee Includes wine and empanada sampling

Tapiz:
The Tapiz Winery, located in the San Pablo I.G. in Mendoza’s Uco Valley, has one of the highest vineyards in Mendoza at 4,600 feet above sea level. Under the ownership and vision of Patricia Ortiz, Tapiz is a pioneer in the region and helped develop San Pablo into one of Argentina’s most renowned IGs. The state-of-the art winery is located in the heart of the estate vineyards, at the foothills of the Andes Mountains.

The highly rated wines of Tapiz are made by the celebrated winemaking team of Fabian Valenzuela and famed Bordeaux winemaker Jean Claude Berrouet (winemaker of Petrus for 44 vintages). Their wines are a beautiful tapiz (tapestry) of terroir and innovation. Benefiting from the extremes of altitude, temperature, and soil heterogeneity, Fabian and Jean Claude are able to create wines that are full-bodied and concentrated, yet elegant and balanced.

Through her wineries, Patricia is dedicated to giving back to the environment through sustainable practices. She believes that sustainability is the interaction of community and the environment and at Tapiz they strive to make measurable contributions and encourage responsible practices among their staff, suppliers, and customers. As Sommelier Journalsaid: “Take note – this is a winery to follow.”

Tapiz Sparkling Malbec:

  • Delicate and intense aromas of red fruits, cherry and strawberry stand out. Persistent and small bubbles. In mouth is fresh and fruity. Excellent balance acidity-sugar.
  • 100% Malbec
  • Average vine age, 12 years
  • Traditional Method (Champenoise). Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks at low temperature (12 ̊C) later clarified and stabilized. Once in bottle, yeasts are added to take place the second fermentation. Disgorgement, tirage liqueur added (extra brut) and immediate placement of natural cork and wire muzzle.
Wapisa:
Revolutionary is the word Patricia Ortiz, owner of Wapisa, uses to describe the winery. Not only is Wapisa the only Coastal Winery in Patagonia, but it is the only winery in Argentina to age wines under the sea. Inspired by the coastal influences, Patricia decided to incorporate the ocean into the aging process. The pressurized atmosphere with its constant temperature provides perfect conditions for aging wines.

“Wapisa” is the indigenous Patagonian word for “whale.” Not only do whales frequent the nearby coast of our vineyards, but a local legend talks of a Wapisa that actually lived on land. Our wines, like the Wapisa, are an expression not just of their soils but of the nearby ocean as well.

Located in San Javier, Rio Negro, Patagonia, Argentina, Wapisa is just 25 miles from the Atlantic ocean and is the only winery that exists in this unique coastal terroir. Our vineyard “Finca Los Acantilados” is an estate that stands out for its lime clay soils, good acidity and little organic matter. The terroir is complemented by the outstanding thermal amplitude, highlighted by cool maritime breezes that sweep over the vineyards at night, leading to balanced and fruity wines with a touch of salinity and a delicate varietal expression. As Master of Wine Tim Atkin stated, this is “the new Argentina.”

Patricia and her winery are dedicated to preserving the land and the sea. The winery is not only follows sustainable practices, but Wapisa is a proud Partner in Conservation of the California Ocean Alliance California Ocean Alliance.

Wapisa Sauvignon Blanc ‘21:

  • Citrus and white flowers aromas stand out with a delicate touch of ginger. On the palate citrus flavors with pink grape- fruit and lime accompanied with the tropical guava. It is a fresh and intense specimen, with a balanced acidity.
  • 100% Sauvignon Blanc


Wapisa Pinot Noir ’20:

  • Aromas of strawberries and fresh raspberries, with notes of rose petals and cherries. On the palate is fresh and delicate, with firm tannins of silky texture.
  • 100% Pinot Noir
  • 8 months in oak barrels
Zaha:
Paraje Altamira, with its high altitude (4,000 feet) and cool microclimate, has become synonymous with world-class Malbecs. The soils of Paraje Altamira are very diverse, with patches of sandy, rocky and silty soils dispersed throughout the vineyard. At the moment of harvest, each soil profile imparts distinct aromatic and flavor profiles to the Malbec fruit – floral notes in the sandy patches, stony minerality in the rocky areas, and dark fruits in the silty soils. The combination of these profiles lends excellent complexity to the final wine. From co-winemakers and co-owners Alejandro “Colo” Sejanovich and Jeff Mausbach.

ZaHa means “Heart” in Mendoza’s native Huarpe language. With deep, sprawling roots, the vines in the Tomal vineyard literally extract the “Blood of the Earth” from deep within the rocky limestone sub soil.


Zaha Cab Franc ‘19:

  • Bright and fresh mouthfeel, with red currant fruit flavors, pink pepper notes, and stony minerality. The finish is shows clean, crisp acidity and soft tannins. The different harvest dates result in different complex and aromatic profiles that integrate each other, enhancing the quality of this wine and reflecting its unique terroir.
  • 100% Cabernet Franc
  • Average vine age, 15 years
  • No oak
  • Natural yeast, 10-20% whole cluster
Almarada:

It was planted in the year 2000, with a Cote Rouge Malbec clone, trained in a high verti- cal shoot positioning system. In the plantation, the rows are spaced 82 inches apart and the plants are spaced 49 inches apart within the rows. Drip irrigation and fertirrigation. Spur-pruned cordon trained vine. NE-SW plantation orientation.


Almarada Malbec ‘20:

  • Intense fruity aromas of black plum give rise to a palate full of freshness, velvety tannins and flavors of dried cranberry and chocolate with orange peel. Great balance and complexity.
  • 100% Malbec
  • 6 months used okay barrels


Tapiz Black Tears Malbec ‘18:

  • Flavors and aromas reminiscent of ripe red fruits, dried plums, figs, fruits compote and jams. Has a nose with very subtle floral and menthol notes. Its passage through oak provides notes of dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Presence of sweet and ripe tannins. A specimen with an elegant personality, intense in flavor and an impeccable balance.
  • 100% Malbec
  • Average vine age, 20 years
  • 24 months in new French oak barrels
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