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Wine Cellar Newsletter May 2011
Top Picks for Mother's Day
Mother's Day is approaching! city'super would like to present you a great selection of umeshu. Here are some
recommendations for you to enjoy with your beloved mom. "Kikusui Benikikusui Umeshu", made from Kikusui sake base with quality plum from Akita, elegant and light. "Manzairaku 5 Year aged Umeshu", aged for 5 years, mellow and soft on the palate. "Tenzan Umeshu", a very healthy umeshu that sugar content is only half of regular ones. "Eikun Ginjyo Umeshu", made from ginjyo sake base, highly elegance. "Nanbubijin Umeshu", contents no sugar, very healthy for mothers.
The Italy's number 1 - Antinori Family

The Antinori family has been crafting fine wine since 1385 for more than 26 generations. Combining centuries-old tradition with modern innovation, Antinori is Italy's number 1 wine producing families and one of the world's most prestigious fine wine dynasties. In 1999, Antinori received the distinguished Service Award from Wine Spectator Magazine, recognizing "a leader who has made significant contributions to the wine industry."

-Pian Delle Vigne, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, 2005
(Robert Parker 92 points)
Aromas of spices, cherries, blackberries and delicate hints of tobacco and cocoa. Very full bodied, smooth and elegant tannins with a long finish.

-Guado Al Tasso, Bolgheri DOC Superiore, 2006
(Wine Spectator 95 points)
Intense aromas of blackberry, currant and dried flowers that follow through to a full body, with sleek, minerally undertones and superpolished tannins.
Awards: "Wine Advocate", October 2009, USA "Super Tre Stelle", October 2009, Italy

-Tormaresca Neprica Puglia IGT 2008
Intense ruby red colour with a nose of red fruits, black cherries and spicy licorice. Soft and smooth on the palate with balanced acidity and subtle tannins.
Special highlight

---The Classic in Hungary - Gere Family
Located in the southern most tip of Hungary where is the
richest light and heat wine region with hot and quite dry
weather and has relatively long growing season characteristics. The climate provided ideal conditions to
create Hungary's best full bodied wines.

---Gere Attila Kopár Cuvée 2004
Kopar is renowned by Hungarian winemaker GERE (The
best winemaker in 1994). Its scent is complex, mature and
the blackcurrant can be easily perceived. Tannins and
acids are little wild and anchoring its long years of
maturing potential. Detecting its blackberries and spices
in its taste and finish lingers.

---Hungarian Friendly Winery - Abbey Winery
Abbey Winery is located in an old estate of a monastery.
The wines from Abbey Winery are crispy, fine, high quality
and the most important thing is easy-drinking. It is situated in the wine region, Pannonhalma. In 1996, the
Benedictine monks have settled on the Sacred Hill of Pannonia who revived the ancient viticulture of the region.
Grapes and wine closely belonged to the everyday life of
the monks for many hundreds of years. Thus, they are
striving to create "wine for daily drinking".

---Apatsagi Hemina Cuvee 2006/2007
A full-bodied white wine produced from a mixture of
several grape varieties. Ripe fruity aromas and calcareous
minerality on the palate.
Vintage 2006 awarded: "Gold Wine of the Year 2009" Helsinki, Finland

---A Famous Star in Hungary
Chateau Dereszla produces great dessert wines from
Furmint and Muscat grapes which is the winner of the
"1993 Best Dessert Wine" at the London Wine Show. By
taking advantage of the new Investment Chateau Dereszla today again produces one of the best wines, which have made this region world famous since the mid 1500's.
Chateau Dereszla Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos, 2005
Racy structure elevating the apricot, orange and dried red
berry flavours; very clean and mouthwatering on the
mineral finish.
Shochu of the month
Nama Chozo

The making of sake usually goes through the pasteurization process twice, however "Nama chozo" is only pasteurized once at high temperature, displaying more refreshing and rich aromas. Highly recommended
"Tamagawa Hojoyzo Nama Chozo", aged at low temperature with light taste, goes well with lots of food.
Cellar Of The Month
---Le French GourMay
In collaboration with Le French GourMay, city'super is delighted to promote the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region at 4 wine cellars from 6 – 31 May 2011. You can
enjoy selected wines for tasting on the weekend.

-Jaillance Crémant de Bordeaux Rose NV
Notes of red fruit like raspberries, currants. Nice start in harmonious foam with a palate of strawberries and a final graced by a vanilla.

-Jaillance Cuvée de L'abbaye Brut NV
It awarded "Concours National des Crémants" Gold prize from 2008-2010. An elegant wine with friendly aromas of brioche, almond and peach flavours backed by a lightly toasty finish.

-Jaillance Cuvée Blanche Icone NV
A subtle, fruity flavour and with delicate aromas of white flowers mingle with the sweet scents of exotic fruits.
Besides the above newly launched sparkling wines, there will be also wonderful wines from Châteauneuf du Pape, Côtes de Luberon and Vacqueyras for your selection.

"Hakkaisan" a dry style sake recommended to enjoy in early May. Signature "Junmai Ginjyo", fresh strawberry aroma with crisp taste; "Tokubetsu Junmai" that made by its renowned "Hakkaisan Ginjyo brewing method", it improves the misconception of "heavy taste image" of Junmai, light with mild rice flavour. Aged "Daiginjyo", has mature and mellow taste, a popular one among sake lovers. "Rice Shochu" is recommended to serve on the rocks with tiny lychee, fresh and light. New arrival of
"Aka Umeshu" uses its own rice Shochu as ingredient, well balanced sweetness.
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