Grape 98!!!

We are closing in on our Century Club application! Since my dad offered to buy wine for the weekend, I decided to hunt down some of the more unusual grapes the Madison Wine Exchange had to offer. I think the salespeople were amused with my search, they hadn’t heard of the Century Club before! I actually got quite a haul from the store, picking up 4 new grapes. We opened the 2007 Ercavio Blanco, made from 100% Airen grapes, not really sure what to expect.  It had a plastic cork, clocked in at 12.5% alcohol by volume, and retailed for $12.99.  The Airen grape hails from Spain. Overall, I think Spain has provided the most grapes for my application…it seems to have many native varieties.

The nose on the wine was extremely perfumey. I got flowers, jasmine, honeysuckle, orange blossom, and white pepper.  In the mouth I found white grapefruit, sharp citrus, tangerine on the finish, spice, flowers, and white pepper. An interesting white, I could see it doing well where you’d normally choose a Sauvignon Blanc.