Cava de Vino & Fulchino Vineyards

It was a beautiful weekend in Nashua, NH. After a long time, I went to visit the Bahi Family. They were very happy to see me again. David knows how passionate I am about wineries and wine tasting. Last time, when we met in Turkey, we opened a bottle of Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France. This time, he suggested going to a wine shop to taste some international wines and then to a short tour to a winery in the vicinity. It sounded great!

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First, Cava de Vino.

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The owner, Sharie Webber was very hospitable. She opened several bottles for us and gave short descriptions about the producers.

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One of them grabbed David’s and my attention the most. It was from  Cahors, France:  A Malbec. Each of us immediately grabbed a few bottles 🙂

In Cahors AOC wines, the dominant grape variety is Malbec, and to some extent Tannat & Merlot. Most of the vineyards are located on the gravel terraces with hot summers and wet winters, influenced by Atlantic Ocean. The river Lot is an important factor for the micro-climate in the vineyards.

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Chateau de Haute-Serre “Grand Vin Seigneur” Cahors 2011 (Southwest France, France)

Color : Opaque ruby red
Aromas : Fruity notes of blackberry and plum, earthy, burned oak
Flavors : Earthy, mineral and fruity
Full body, velvety tannins, med+ alcohol, long finish

David & Semra also prepared grilled lamb for dinner,  a good match with the Malbec, very delicious.

 

Second, Hollis, NH is home to a beautiful winery, Fulchino Vineyards. The owners, Al & Susan Fulchino, were very friendly, making very different wines particular to the Fulchino Winery. The winery has a welcoming entrance with stunning views of the vineyard. When we arrived there, somebody actually had reserved it to throw a bridal party. Absolutely a perfect place for a relaxation, celebration, or meeting new people.

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We so enjoyed discovering their special semi-sweet red wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Barbera, & Sangiovese. Aromatic, fruity flavors, with good acidity. They go well with desserts and with Turkish coffee. That I cannot say no to.

 

Fulchinos have also invited me to taste their dry wines 🙂 It is worth every mile to drive there again and again.

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   Many thanks to  Serene for  her valuable time and assisstance 🙂 And also, I am very proud to see Junior Bahis, Cyrus & Serene, playing and singing together.

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