Thursday, July 30, 2009

Santa Ritalicious!

Last Thursday I was lucky enough to be able to attend Santa Ritalicious!  Santa Ritalicious was an event thrown by the iYellow Wine Club, held at the hip Gallery space Thrush Holmes Empire celebrating the relaunch of the Chilean Winery Santa Rita's new 120 label.  And what a celebration it was! The event was buzzing with trendy attendees who mingled amongst each other, grooved to the upbeat music, nibbled on delectable hors d'oeuvres, and, of course, drank lots of fabulous Chilean wine! 

Although I don't know much about wine, I am in the process of learning, and one of the things that I have learned is that I absolutely love Santa Rita's wine! I have enjoyed a lot of their wine at home, so being able to attend their event and try out their new label was particularly special for me.  Santa Rita's new 120 label sure didn't let me down! After trying both their 120 Sauvignon Blanc and 120 Cabernet Sauvignon, my love of their wine is greater than it was before walking into the event! The tasting notes for the wines read as follows:

It has aromas and flavours of citrus fruits such as grapefruit and lemon peel that lend a fresh balance to the tropical fruit character and the typical herbal notes from the 2% of Semillon in the blend.  Vibrant, fresh, deep, and well-rounded on the palate.

Our ruby red 120 Cabernet Sauvignon is dominated by aromas of red and forest fruits, with additional notes of leather, cloves, and vanilla on the palate.  This is a wine that develops on the palate, juicy, with soft, ripe tannins and a very elegant finish.  

Another treat for me was being able to see Santa Rita's winemaker, Andres Ilabaca, who generously gave a speech part way through evening, expressing his gratitude for the event and his passion for his delicious wine.  

The event was a success in bringing together a great group of people with a common love of wine! Excuse me now while I go open up a bottle of Santa Rita Carmenere! 

Photo courtesy of Santa Rita

1 comment:

Tracy-Girl said...

YUM!! I love wine events :)