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HRC Holiday Wine Zoom Package
December 9th at 6:00PM

HRC Holiday Wine Zoom Package
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$50.00
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SKU: HRCNice

Join Winemaker and long-time HRC supporter, Ryan Levy, for a fun and educational virtual tasting on December 9th at 6:00PM. These wines will be discussed as a part of your tasting and $10 of each package will be given back to HRC.

How to get your wines:

Wines can be picked up for no delivery charge at our wine studio!

This set of wines includes one bottle of each of the following:

2018 Nice Organic No Sulfites Malbec

Take a close look at this bottle. This is not our Nice Reserve Malbec that hundreds of wine club members have enjoyed over the past 14 years. This is a totally different wine! The long N on the front of the bottle is a vibrant green color. On the back of the bottle are emblems certifying the wine’s organic, vegan, and sustainable status. Most importantly, at the bottom of the back label, you will find the rarest statement of all: “NO SULFITES ADDED.” This is the purest wine we have ever created, and it has taken almost 100 years to perfect and bring to you!

In 1926 Jorge and Pedro Cecchin founded their vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina to continue their Italian parents’ tradition of wine growing. For almost 80 years, they were the stewards of a purely organic, protected vineyard in the heart of Mendoza before entrusting it to their nephew, skilled organic farmer, Alberto Cecchin. In 2007, during a long trip to Mendoza, Argentina, we sought out and partnered with Alberto and his amazing wife, Fabiana, to produce a chef-inspired, foodie-driven Malbec wine from the Cecchins’ century-old vines. Together, we are able to produce a wine that proudly carries our name and our reputation. Now, we also create a wine that is so clean and pure it doesn’t have to carry the ubiquitous designation, “contains sulfites”.

This wine is aged in stainless steel and concrete tanks, which do not require sulfite sanitation like natural wood barrels. Our equally organic Nice Malbec Reserve is aged in French and American Oak barrels and contains barely a trace of sulfites. This is a drink now wine and it will not improve remarkably with aging. This wine does not require decanting, if stored properly, it will drink well into 2024. Enjoy!

Tasting Notes: Cherry Pie. Blackberry Jam. Cocoa. Pepper.

Certified Organic by Organización Internacional Agropecuria
Certified Vegan by The European Vegetarian Union
Certified Sustainable by the Packaging Recycling Organization of Europe

Awards: Silver Medal, 2020 Rodeo Uncorked! Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition

 

2019 Nice Sauvignon Blanc

This wine is proof that persistence pays off. It has been almost six years since we first discovered the Sauvignon Blanc grapes in Manual Otero’s vineyard that we hoped would one day be ours to make a Nice Sauvignon Blanc wine. We had been in Argentina for a month, traveling from vineyard to vineyard, searching for a grower for our Nice Malbec, when we came upon Otero’s Sauvignon Blanc vines. We weren’t looking to make white wine, but when we tasted his 2008 harvest, we fell in love with an unparalleled expression of Sauvignon. Blanc: No grassiness, no screaming acidic grapefruit . . . just luscious tropical citrus flavors like tangerine, melon, and pineapple.

This wine pairs well with ceviche, crabcakes, roasted chicken, and veal Milanese with a spritz of lemon.

Regional Class Champion at the 2020 Houston Rodeo Uncorked International Wine Competition (2018 vintage)

 

 

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