The Hedonistic Taster
by L.M. Archer
“Wine should not be regarded simply as a beverage, but as an art of living, a pleasure.” – Henri Jayer
The Hedonistic Taster provides an intimate format for me to share industry trade samples with you, dear readers.
Please enjoy these consumer-friendly wines from Alit Wine in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
Disclaimer: No compensation is received; all opinions expressed are that of the author.
Wine: Alit Wine Pinot Noir – Willamette Valley
Suggested Retail: $27.45
Robe: Clear, deep ruby robe.
Nose: Clean, intense, medium aromas of spice, black fruits (cherry, plum), violet, and heath.
Palate: Light body, bright acids, silky tannins, red raspberry, currant, cranberry, black tea bouche, supple finish.
Suggested Pairings: This light-hearted wine reminds me of that effortless dinner guest able to slip from one conversation to the next, leaving each listener feeling like they’re the most important person in the room. Bring it as a hostess gift, as a go-to for impromptu company, or to light up any informal gathering, including roof-top BBQ’s, surf side, and/or outdoor concerts.
Wine: Alit Wine Brut Grand Cru Champagne – Avize
Suggested Retail: SOLD OUT.
Robe: Pale lemon robe.
Nose: Clean, dry, citrus and brioche notes.
Palate: Petite pearling, delicate mousse, grapefruit, lemon zest and brioche bouche, electric buzz on the the palate, fine fizzing to the finish.
Suggested Pairings: Let’s just call this Alit Champagne for what it is – versatile, festive, and highly complimentary with just about anything you choose, from an aperitif, to oysters, to brunch, to dessert…to the end of a very long, or very special day. In short, a wine for all reasons, and seasons.
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