Date: May 31/06, Wed Time: 04:30:00-07:00:00 Style: Sit-Down
De Sousa & Carriage Trade Wine Tasting - De Sousa Wines & Carriage Trade Wines & Spirits present a side-by-side tasting of Ontario, French and Chilean wines.
A sit down tutored tasting in the evening followed a more informal drop in event in the late afternoon. The event was hosted by Andre Lipinski (award winning winemaker from De Sousa), Hugh Sutherland (President of Carriage) and Paul Singer from Wine and Leisure.
Hugh introduced us to: 2004 Valdivieso Reserve Syrah (Decanter 5 Star) & 2003 Valdivieso Single Vineyard Reserve Malbec (both from Chile); 2002 Charvin Chateauneuf du Pape (a Parker 95, and one of only two producers to have a great 2002); and Salustri Sangiovese Montecucco Santa Marta (Pre phyloxerra Vineyards, Biodynamique & rated as top 100), among other wines.
De Sousa presented their portfolio, and our members were very impressed. After sampling their products, the general consensus was that at least two of their red wines were superior products and considered to be under-priced!