Chilean Wine Tasting Dinner – Friday December 11th, 7:15pm

Chilean Wines and Flavors
A Paired Wine Dinner
Friday, December 11th 2009, 7:15pm, $35
Reservations: 949-487-5225
soldelsur@cox.net    www.soldelsurbistro.com

The Carmenere grape – one of the 6 grapes allowed in Bordeaux wines, was brought to Chile prior to the great phylloxera louse infestations that ravaged European vineyards.  The Chilean Carmenera is a pure stock growth offering a deeper and purer flavor than Carmenere wines grown anywhere else in the world.  This, together with a near ideal wine growing climate has made Chilean wines some of the best in the world.

And we got ’em!

Join us for a Chilean Tapas inspired menu paired expertly with an array of award winning Chilean wines!

Chilean Wines and Flavors – A Paired Wine Dinner Menu

Terrapura Chardonnay 2008
Ceviche of Tuna in Citrus and Chili
Machas a la parmesana (Razor Clams Parmesan)


Terrapura Carmenere 2008
Chilean style mini Beef Empanadas
Chilean style mini-Seafood Empanadas


Koyle Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Pastel de Choclo  (Chilean Corn, Chicken and Beef Pie)
Humitas en Chala  (Chilean Corn Tamales)


Koyle Syrah 2007
Churrasco con Pebre
(Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Chilean hot sauce)
Sopaipillas – Chilean fried dough


Coffee or Tea
Chilean Alfajores
(Macaroons with Dolche du Leche)
Chilean Grape Fritters

The Wines

Terrapura Chardonnay 2008
Producer: Terrapura
Country: Chile
Region: Central Valley
Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 13.5%
Total Acidity: 3 g/l
PH: 3.3

Description: It has a light yellow color, with delicate aromas of mandarin, apples and tropical fruits. On the palate it is fresh and round with honey notes finishing with a clean acidity.

Terrapura Carmenere 2008
Producer: Terrapura
Country: Chile
Region: Central Valley
Grape Variety: 100% Carmenere
Alcohol: 13.5%
Total Acidity: 3.6 g/l
PH: 3.65

Description: Profound and expressive aromas, with notes of strawberries, cherries and a touch of pepper. On the palate it is silky, with sweet tannins and a long finish.

Koyle Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Producer: Vina Koyle
Country: Chile
Region: Maipo & Colchagua Valley
Grape Variety: 88% Cab Sauv, 12%
Carmenere, 4.2 tonnes/acre
Alcohol: 14%
Residual Sugar: 2.6 g/l
Total Acidity: 3.43 g/l
PH: 3.6
Oak: 60% in 100% French, 40% in stainless steel tanks
Time in Oak: 12 Months

Description: This first vintage of Koyle Cabernet Sauvignon is dark ruby, with a nose showing a great amount of blackberry and blueberry. Bitter chocolate, cedar, tobacco, coffee and spice notes typical of the Maipo Valley are ever present in both the nose and palate. Tannins are well-formed, and come together beautifully, with a silky and balanced finish.

Koyle Syrah 2007
Producer: Vina Koyle
Country: Chile
Region: Maipo & Colchagua Valley
Grape Variety: 87% Syrah, 13%
Carmenere, 4.2 tonnes/acre
Alcohol: 14%
Residual Sugar: 2.15 g/l
Total Acidity: 3.34 g/l
PH: 3.6
Oak: 60% in 100% French, 40% in stainless steel tanks
Time in Oak: 12 Months

Description: This first vintage of Koyle Syrah presents a dark violet color, rich and generous, with creamy, intense cassis and graphite notes, chocolate and toasty oak on the nose and palate. Ripe tannins are well integrated; the structure and intense flavors suggest great aging potential. It has a long, lingering, velvety finish.

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