January Monthly Specials

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in Newsletters, Wine Blog | 0 comments

Named after the Tilia (Linden) tree commonly found throughout Argentina’s wine country, Tilia wines possess true varietal character and embody the rural Mendozean lifestyle. For years vineyard workers have used the flowers of the Tilia to make an herbal tea for enjoyment after a hard day’s work. The name Tilia is chosen in honor of this wine country tradition.

The Tilia wines are made at Bodegas Esmeralda, a Catena family winery in the Eastern region of Mendoza that is dedicated to making value wines for the Argentine domestic market. Tilia wines offer a unique combination of fruit sourced from the traditional Eastern region and the dynamic Southern region of Mendoza. The Eastern region of Mendoza enjoys warm, sunny days and cool desert nights. The grapes have very ripe, rich fruit flavors and excellent mid-palate depth and concentration. Bright sunshine and low temperatures of the Southern region lend a cool freshness. The fruit from this area shows clean acid balance and soft, supple tannins.

Tilia is dedicated to responsible use of the environment. The winemaking and viticultural team actively engage in many practices and programs throughout the community to implement sustainability. Water conservation and reuse, minimal use of pesticides and organic fertilization are several examples of the team’s dedication. Furthermore, the entire Tilia viticultural team attends regular sustainability training sessions at the National University of Cuyo and National Agricultural Research Institute. They take this training into the field to share and implement with their grower partners.

Regular price: $10.99     Sale Price: $9.99

2011 Chardonnay
“…
It has a clean, lightly honeyed bouquet with touches of lime blossom and quince…” ~88 points Wine Advocate

2011 Torrontes
“…
It has an attractive bouquet of yellow plum, dried flowers and grapefruit that is very well-defined…” ~90 points Wine Advocate

2011 Malbec
“…complex bouquet of blackberry, wild hedgerow, crushed stone and black pepper.” ~90 points Wine Advocate

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
“…It has a ripe, dark cherry and blueberry-scented bouquet with touches of graphite and a faint hint of apricot blossom…” ~90 points Wine Advocate

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