Join us for our weekly tasting at XO to sample our unique range of wines, hang out with your fellow Shanghai wine lovers and snack on delicious freshly made canapés!
Entry is RMB 150 for all BottlesXO app users. Spaces are limited, so don’t forget to RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Thursday, 19 October, 19:00 – 21:00
Where: XO Bar, 237 Hengshan Lu, near Yongjia Lu, Shanghai
Ca’ di Alte Prosecco (¥125)
Who wants some fun facts about prosecco? In Treviso, where it’s made, they have so much prosecco that they service it on draft! We’re not in Treviso, so we can’t do that. Sorry for getting your hopes up. What we can do is give you this, a light prosecco with effortlessly smooth bubbles. It’s so good and so moreish that you’ll be thanking good old Antonio Carpenè for his genius by the time the bottles done.
Don Aurelio Verdejo (¥105)
A white wine with subtle aromas of tropical fruits and green apple, refreshing fruit flavors on the palate and a pleasant herbal finish. This fresh, fruity Spanish Verdejo comes recommended by Julian Ruiz, the Managing Director of Epicure’s Choice whose passion is bringing the finest produce that Spain has to offer to China. He loves this wine because it is a lively bottle that, in terms of value for money, is simply unbeatable.
Kurt Angerer Kies Grüner Veltliner (¥130)
Grüner Veltliner is Austria’s most famous and most planted grape: think of it as kind of like Chardonnays northern cousin. You couldn’t ask for a better introduction to than this particular wine. The 2012 vintage got a mark of 88 from Robert Parker and a 91 at Wine Enthusiast. Those are big numbers.
Domaine Alain Geoffroy Chablis (¥245)
A bright, luminous pale gold wine with fruity, flowery scents on the nose and pronounced vegetal flavors and minerality on the palate. Chablis is a region in the North of Burgundy known for producing some of the country’s finest and most unique chardonnay wines. The particular terroir gives the area’s chardonnays a distinctively high acidity and minerality, attributes that Alain Geoffroy’s Chablis perfectly encapsulates.
La Galope Rosé (¥135)
A fresh, fruity and sweet rosé with aromas of red fruit, strawberry and raspberry.
Poggio Civetta Chianti (¥95)
The Rossettis, the family behind Poggio Civetta, produces this particular Chianti, a clan in which winemaking runs so deep that the family grandmother (let’s call her “Mama Rossetti”) is still involved in the day-to-day production! You know what is? That’s passion.
Herencia Altés Garnatxa Negra (¥115)
What makes this Garnatxa so special? Maybe it’s the hand-harvested grapes. Maybe it’s the love of her hometown that winemaker Nuria Altés puts into every bottle. Perhaps it’s scores of 90 from the guys Robert Parker and Stephen Tanzer. Or maybe it’s simply that this smooth, fruit-forward bottle tastes so, so good.
Hazaña Viñas Viejas Rioja (¥160)
The Hazañas of old Spain were the “illustrious deeds and exploits of Spain’s literary heroes”, like Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar. This Hazaña wine, created by partners Nuria Altés and Rafael de Haan, aims to channel that vibrant history. Ancient Spanish heroes are cool and all… but wait until you try the wine.
Pio Cesare Barbera a’Alba (¥215)
Alba D.O.C., in Piemonte, Northern Italy is one of its country’s most famous wine regions. But Barbera, one of the grapes that grows naturally on the hills there, is one of the lesser known grapes from there. Listen close, because here’s a secret: it’s one of the best in Italy.