This week Another Wine Blog is participating in The Label Project, a global initiative to go beyond the label, uncover the true character of the wine inside the bottle, and the uniqueness of the region behind it. We, as well as, over 140 bloggers from 12 different countries were invited to participate.
Our wine adventure began with a well-known book and a cryptic e-mail. We then received 3 wines and corresponding clues designed to help us determine the region of the wine along with the varietal. We invited you, the readers, to play along, posting clues to Wine #1 and Wine #2.
Here are the clues and tasting notes for Wine #3. Can you guess the wines? Add your comments below or to the original post for your guess of the Varietal and the Producing Region for each of the three wines. Any U.S. resident who guesses all three correctly will have his or her name placed in a drawing to win one prize of a $50 gift certificate to a restaurant local to their area from Another Wine Blog!
Here are the Clues for Wine 3
Varietal Clues for Wine 3:
1. Leafy aromas with a hint of mint.
2. Ripe Cassis flavours. (<- Check the spelling, that’s ANOTHER clue.)
3. A firm texture with good persistence on the palate.
Regional Clues for Wine 3:
1. The terrain is completely flat.
2. Its subsoil is an ancient marine bed.
3. It has a maritime-influenced climate.
This light ruby red wine has notes of mint, eucalyptus and green pepper on the nose, with mint, dark fruit and notes of coffee grounds on the palate. Perfect malolactic fermentation creates a firm and structured finish. As was with Wine #2, this wine pairs well with Beehive “Barely Buzzed” Coffee Rubbed Cheese (rubbed with espresso and lavender).
To Enter Our Contest:
Please enter your guess of Varietal and Region for each of the three wines in the Comments below. Make sure you include both the name of the Varietal and the Producing Region. You must comment and provide your guess to each of three wines to be entered in a drawing to win the $50 restaurant gift certificate. Contest open to only U.S. Residents. Enter by close of business Friday, September 28, 2012.