Posted by Bruno and Elyane Moos at 12:27 PM
Dear Wine Lover,
In Bordeaux, the famous wine region, wines of the great chateaux are produced with low yield to obtain great extract and mature tannins. Up to two years, the wine is matured in an oak barrique to favour a slow oxidation that matures the tannins. In this way the wine becomes rounder and finer.
Once in the bottle, it is kept in a cellar at ideal temperature for maturation up to 6 or 7 years. A very good vintage with a lot of tannins requires the longer period. In the old days, to consume a Bordeaux red before the age of 6 was a “sacrilege”. Many of these wines called “Clarets” in the UK were stored by the merchants and only released at the right age.
Today, especially in the new world, many wines are released after only 3 years and usually sold and consumed right away. Few consumers have a proper cellar to store them up to six years. At ALVENTO, the wines produced with Bordeaux grapes are aged in oak barrels for about 2 years and are kept in the cellar. The 2006 vintage is now six years old.
Our three different blends reflect the regions of Medoc, St-Emilion and Pomerol. We have kept them in our cellar for you so there is no danger that they would be consumed too early. But now, they are ready. Before consuming it is important to let the bottle breath for a few hours. No decanting is necessary unless the wines are really old. These 2006 wines can of course be aged even further developing the flavours of older wines.
We are inviting you to come and taste these now mature and marvellous wines, paired with some cheeses. See you at ALVENTO Winery.
Elyane and Bruno
Posted by Bruno and Elyane Moos at 4:25 PM
Posted by Bruno and Elyane Moos at 11:38 AM
We are absolutely delighted by the response to our Elige 04 holiday sale. Discerning wine lovers have bought all we had in stock. The sale seems to have set off a bit of a frenzy - our Elige 05 and Vio 06 have also sold out!
We don't want the rest of you to miss out so we are placing our Sondra 2006 on sale for $175 a case. That's a 40% reduction from the normal price! David Lawrason called it "One of Niagara's best from 2006. 90 points"
We'll hope you'll consider blessing your holiday tables and cellar shelves with this excellent Merlot / Cabernet Franc blend (90/10).
Contact us at 416 562 1212 or email@example.com and we will arrange to deliver your wine in time for the holidays.
Posted by Bruno and Elyane Moos at 2:30 PM
It was the year with no summer.
We made our first wine from new shoots from ground level because the previous winter had frozen the trunk. The wine was green in the beginning, but with a very intense colour. The colour was an indication that there is something to hope for because it means good tannins.
And the wine did develop! After seven years it has become a good food wine. It pairs well with ribs, steak or soft spicy cheese. It will develop even further if you are patient enough to wait another few years. If not, well, you are only human!
We are now putting this wine on special for $120.00 a case.
($10.00/bottle, retail price is $15.65)
We invite you to visit us in Vineland and taste the 2004 ELIGE, a delightful bordeaux blend of Cab-Sauv, Merlot and Cab-Franc. If you would like the wine delivered, please contact us at 905 562 1212 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be pleased to make arrangements.
Posted by Bruno and Elyane Moos at 12:32 PM
A very pleasant and informative visit with Bruno Moos, maker of fine Alvento wines.
What you see in the picture is Nebbiolo 2011 "en primeur". We are hoping the summer will turn these little bunches into a mature grape to make the perfect wine.
To stimulate the weather gods, we are pleased to announce the release of the 2007 Aria on July 2nd, 2011. It's still young, but full of everything that you find in a Nebbiolo.
Aria a slow wine and the grape is the same as in Barolo or Barbaresco, the great wines from Piemonte, Northern Italy. It's no coincidence that Piemonte is also the birth place of the Slow Food movement. Patience pays! This wine is ready to drink but gets better and better with a long life.
Here is what Zoltan Szabo had to say about Aria 07:
We were both truly impressed by the Nebbiolo. It was so Nebbiolo, from colour to finish. Red currants, cherries, pink peppercorn, floral – tar – leather aroma mixture. Medium to full bodied with great ripeness and opulence, lively acidity and velvet tannins. Pure, smooth and elegant with 13% alcohol, unnoticeable oak and citrus – pink grapefruit – pomegranate seed notes on its extremely long finish. After a while, soft, fresh – turned earth – tobacco, animal and limestone – graphite nuances started showing in between the fruit, with spicy nutmeg accents on the finish. We debated if this is the best Nebbiolo we tasted outside of Piemonte and listened to an aria, “Ah perfido” by Beethoven.
Posted by Bruno and Elyane Moos at 12:09 PM