5th Annual University City Wine Fest
April 17 & 18, 2021
Where delicious discoveries happen with just a sip!
Tent 1 - Italy
Villa Sandi "Il Fresco' Prosecco Rose
Aromas of fresh berries and a hint of spice lead to a palate of crisp acidity and a creamy mouthfeel. This delightful sparkler is dry, fresh and zesty.
Luna Nuda Prosecco
This Prosecco boasts a brilliant, light straw color with a fine, persistent perlage. Delicate aromas present a bouquet of floral notes with hints of ripe golden apple and mountain flowers. The finish is crisp and refreshing, leaving the palate with inviting fruit flavors. This sparkling wine is an excellent aperitif paired with buttery popcorn.
Ricossa Moscato d'Asti
This Moscato is brilliant with a pale yellow colour with golden reflexes. The scent is intense and persistent, fine and delicately aromatic, fruity, floral and fragrant. The taste is sweet, a bit warm, soft and fresh, persistent and equilibrated with a good structure. Serve it with desserts, especially with fruit based cakes or dry pastries.
Tent 2 - California
Ferrari Carano Pinot Grigio
This wine has delicious aromas and flavors of lychee, honeysuckle, white peach, dried apricot, mango and lime zest with a touch of minerality. Full-bodied and bright at the same time, this Pinot Grigio’s concentrated aromas, flavors and refreshing acidity linger to the finish.
J. Lohr Valdiguie
A zesty attack of pomegranate and blueberry leaves crisp, fresh fruit and a touch of spice on the finish. Served lightly chilled; a great complement to a charcuterie plate of country paté, greek olives, cornichon and hard cheeses.
The nose expresses aromas of lemon, orange peel, and a hint of vanilla bean from the oak influence. This wine is balanced and bright with concentrated flavors of creamy lemon custard, poached pear, almond, and spice. Pair this Chardonnay with grilled salmon in a garlic butter sauce.
Tent 3 - California
St. Supery Moscato
A fruit basket of flavors burst in the mouth, led by rich and exotic peach and nectarine, joined by a citrus undercurrent and an orange peel finish. Pairs well with chicken in green curry with mint and basil.
Mondavi Private Select RBA Merlot
Bright aromas and flavors of smooth cherry, plum and strawberry with hints of cedar, black olive and spice—supported by a supple texture with fine-grained tannins and bright acidity. These qualities come from choice Central Coast Merlot grapes.
The wine is aged in French oak for 12 months and then another 4 to 5 months in formerly used American charred Bourbon barrels. It has just 2.25 g/L of residual sugar. Aroma of blackberry and black cherry along with lots of wonderful baking spice, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, caramel and more.
Tent 4 - California
Is a semi-sweet, lively white wine with floral notes that retains its acidity to help balance its sweetness.
Hive & Honey Riesling
At first sip, this mouthwatering Riesling charms with aromas of citrus blossom, nectarine and Meyer lemon. Enticing flavors of pear, pineapple and passionfruit play across the palate. Light bodied with crisp acidity, it is balanced by the perfect amount of sweetness.
Concentrated and intense, this Zinfandel explodes on the palate with dark fruit, dark chocolate, black pepper, and spice. This wine is full-bodied and would make an excellent match for BBQ and other grilled meats.
Tent 5 - South Africa / Australia
Essay Chenin Blanc Blend
The Chenin Blanc gives the wine its fruit salad, guava and melon aromas and a refreshing mineral-acidity. Pairs well with a wide range of foods, especially sushi, oysters, Asian curries, sweet-and-sour dishes and summer salads.
Fleur du Cap Sauvignon Blanc
It is predominately driven by stone fruit, originating from the Helderberg grapes. A myriad of aromas follow, such as grapefruit, lime, passion fruit, peach, guava, fresh cut grass and gooseberries.Is the ideal accompaniment to seafood dishes such as oysters, buttery line fish and other shellfish, but can also be enjoyed with Thai dishes, summer tapas and green salads.
This bottle boast rich blackberry liquor, balanced by tar, licorice and pepper notes, in a velvety smooth presentation. Perfect for Backyard BBQs, Cold Weather Hibernation,
Tent 6 - Argentina
Finca Las Moras Cabernet Sauvignon Bourbon Barrel
Big bold notes of honey and chocolate with vanilla on the finish.
Fabre Montmayou Malbec
Deep red colour with violet tones. Very intense bouquet with red cherry fruit and spices. Complex and well-balanced with vanilla and chocolate notes from the oak. A modern style wine, with sweet silky tannins. Great with all kind of grilled meats, games and cheeses.
An exciting red blend possessing the juicy freshness of just picked cherries and raspberries on the palate. The aromas of roses and violets round out the nose.
Tent 7 - France / Germany
Maison No. 9 Rose
It is a crisp, refreshing and explosive rose. It is light pink in color and has notes of sweet peaches. Maison No. 9 is from Provence, France.
Laroque Pinot Noir
Earth and fruit aromas with a fruity sweetness and dried spices on the nose. The mouth is charming, juicy and straightforward. Medium tannins linger on the finish along-side a hint of roasted cocoa nib. An excellent option for those who enjoy a more gentle and approachable style.
Lovely fruity nose (jam and honey), still dry but very rich and full bodied taste.
Klosterdokter Liebfraumilch Riesling
A beautiful Riesling, lemony and mature, marked by white flowers and citrus fruits.