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NEW FRENCH WINES, SANS THE ATTITUDE! DON’T
BE SQUARE! TAKE A DETOUR WITH TOTALLY
TUBULAR WINE!

dtour Chardonnay 2004
Macon Villages 3-Litre Tube $37

Who would think that three powerhouses in premium wines and fine dining could change their stripes at this stage of their illustrious careers? But, it is true!

Winemaker Dominique Lafon, Sommelier Daniel Johnnes and Chef Daniel Boulud have collaborated to bring us dtour wine, a premium quality Chardonnay packaged in a tube. This modern & creative design eliminates injuries incurred by common box wine’s “square” design and bad rep. dtour’s tube fits conveniently in the refrigerator. It comes with a top carry handle and easy to use pouring spigot. A plastic bladder inside keeps the air out and the wine fresh for weeks. Made from 100% Macon-Villages Chardonnay, this wine is an extraordinary value for everyone’s budget. The dtour tube holds 3 liters of wine, which is the equivalent of 4-standard 750 ml bottles.

This wine is a beautifully vinted young Chardonnay that is fermented in stainless steel. We noticed delicate peach tones, hints of vanilla and a round/nice mouth feel. Pair this wine with poultry, shellfish dishes or sip it for any occasion. Think outside the box and take a detour to your wine retailer for a tube of dtour today! This delightful wine is destined to be a blockbuster! A companion Rhone red is scheduled to be released later in the year.


WINE BY THE NUMBERS, THE BARREL NUMBERS
Balistreri Vineyards of Denver produces very limited amounts of Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and American Port...about 3,000 cases total.

Winemaker John Balistreri handcrafts small lots of his favorite varietals with a unique fruit forward style. Hi wines are aged in oak and served up fresh and frisky. Each wine is crafted by the barrel and labeled with its barrel number on the back label. This allows for restocking your cellar with your favorite barrel lot. At a recent Sneak Preview Barrel Tasting, Balistreri delighted customers with its soon to release 2005 releases. California and French winemakers would not entertain releasing their vintages for another eighteen months.

But, Balistreri’s customers are drinking up all the wine that the family operation can bottle ever year.

Bravo to fresh & crisp wine!

Balistreri Vineyards
1946 E. 66th Ave
Denver, CO 80229
Tel. 303 287-5156

www.balistreriwine.com