Premier Wine Offerings for Le Retour
Enjoy premier wine sponsors Bodega Garzón, Bodega Renacer, and the Glunz Family Winery and Cellars at Le Retour of Diner en Blanc-Chicago!
We can't think of a better way to celebrate Chicago and our return, than with a selection of global wines curated by Louis Glunz Wine, a Fourth Generation family-owned and operated importer and distributor of fine wines and spirits in the Chicagoland area. The Chicago team prides itself in working with partners that offer premium products at approchable prices. Purchase your wine before the e-store closes on August 11 by logging into your account and navigating to the "store" icon in the top navigation (no outside alcohol allowed).
This year's selections include:
Tosti, Asti Sparkling White Wine
Highly aromatic sparkling wine with fresh fruit aromas of pears and violets leading to sweet fruit flavors of strawberry and apricot finishing, well balanced with a crisp acidity.
Royal Provence, Rivarose Brut Rosé
Sparkling Rose with notes of raspberry and sweet spice, characteristic of the Syrah variety, combined with a hint of grapefruit.
Veuve Ambal, Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Grande Cuvée
Sparkling wine with delicate sparkle that's emphasized by its golden yellow hue and fine bubbles. The harmonious and fruity palate reveals notes of exotic fruits.
Montaudon, Champagne Brut
Fine texture and delicate yet vibrant acidity are well-meshed with the subtle blend of white peach, candied berry, lemon zest and balanced almond flavors. A hint of fleur de sel shows on the finish.
★ Renacer, Punto Final Malbec Rosé (Premier Sponsor)
Clear, bright and salmon pink in color. It has aromatic floral intensity with pink roses, and red fruits including strawberries and cherries. The wine is dry with a medium body and silky texture, the natural acidity of the grape gives a fresh juicy and fruity finish.
★ Bodega Garzón, Pinot Noir Rosé Reserva (Premier Sponsor)
Obtained from a careful selection of Pinot Noir grapes, this Rosé wine presents an elegant pale pink color. The nose is intense and fruity, with aromas reminiscent of red fruits such as cherries and strawberries. Its mouth is well balanced, with an excellent development. Its strong acidity and minerality make it an ideal wine to enjoy in marine climates.
★ Glunz Family Winery, De la Costa White Sangria (Premier Sponsor)
Bursting with ripe citrus flavors and sweetness for balance. This sangria uses mostly Sauvignon Blanc. Best served over ice.
★ Renacer, Punto Final Sauvignon Blanc (Premier Sponsor)
This has the classic typicity of Casablanca wines—herbal aromas and citrusy flavors in a light wine with intense acidity and very good depth of flavors. Ideal to drink now as an aperitif or with ceviche.
★ Bodega Garzón, Albariño Reserva (Premier Sponsor)
A pale-yellow color with greenish reflections and fruity aromas reminding of peach; balanced with citric notes. It is fresh and mineral with a marked acidity and a long and rounded aftertaste in mouth.
Weingut Esterházy, Grüner Veltliner The Kiss Klimt
Fresh and exotic fruit aromas with a spicy, peppery touch; jaunty on the palate with the clear character, that makes Grüner Veltliner popular all over the world
★ Glunz Family Winery, Chardonnay Edna Valley (Premier Sponsor)
California Chardonnay. Oak, butter, and vanilla all leap forward to greet the nose. Very pleasing acidity follows throughout. Citrus notes linger and a creamy finish takes you home.
★ Bodega Renacer, Malbec Punto Final Mendoza (Premier Sponsor)
This easy-sipping wine has a reductive nose followed by berries. Flavors of oak spices mix with herbs and mild notes of red fruits on the medium-weight palate. It has a soft mouthfeel with modest acidity and light tannins leading to a brief finish.
★ Bodega Garzón, Tannat Reserva (Premier Sponsor)
Deep purple in color, this Tannat fresh aromas reminiscent of red and black fruits such as plums and raspberries on a spice-flavored aroma. It has a great personality in mouth. Its ripe tannins and its minerality make it a terroir wine of great identity.
★ Glunz Family Winery, Bunzer's Blend Zinfandel Paso Robles (Premier Sponsor)
The 2018 Zinfandel shows layers of cherry aromas followed by black cherry and hints of vanilla and spice on the pallet. We aged our Zinfandel in American oak barrels for 18 months and bottled it unfined and unfiltered. Pairs perfectly with BBQ.
★ Bodega Garzón, Pinot Noir Single Vineyard (Premier Sponsor)
A bright ruby color, elegant and expressive with aromas reminding of cherries and roses. It has a very subtle flavor in mouth with intense red fruits and a correct tannic presence that makes it complexly excellent.
About Bodega Garzón
Close to Uruguay’s ‘Riviera’ at Punta del Este and fishing village of José Ignacio, the Bodega Garzón winery may only have opened in 2016 but it is already spearheading the Uruguayan wine scene. Blessed with some of the world’s oldest granitic soils (dating back 2,500 million years), the estate covers 2,200 hectares with a vibrant biodiversity that includes untouched native forests and palm trees. Striking examples of the ancient rocks protrude into the underground cellars, forming part of the very architecture with the entire estate holding LEED Silver certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and built with sustainability in mind. bodegagarzon.com
About Bodega Renacer
Bodega Renacer produces world-leading Malbecs and more from a Tuscan-style winery built in 2004 that features a fully solar-powered barrel room. Certified organic, vegan, and carbon neutral, the mountainous setting enables adventures, including horse riding and cycling, through the vineyards with tastings among the vines, and a traditional Argentinian restaurant offers paired tasting menus and picnic options. bodegarenacer.com
About GlunzRooted in the integrity, experience, and innovation of over a century of family business, our mission is to be the undisputed first choice in wine & spirits distribution in the Midwest. We strive to be the leader in relationship-based exceptional service, in-depth product knowledge and technology. Our portfolio represents a focus on many family-owned, value driven, industry pillars & pioneers. glunzwines.com
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