ATP Board Wine Basket

Part of the 2024 Extraordinary Experiences Online Auction!

Members of the Alberta Theatre Projects Board of Directors have donated bottles of their favourite wines for this year’s auction. They’ve included the tasting notes below. Discover new wines; Enjoy with friends; Support ATP.

This package is valued at over $300

Generously donated by members of the ATP Board of Directors.

Celeste Crianza, 2018

This is an “opulent, fruit-filled, full-bodied wine with intense colour that possesses the freshness, passion, and intensity of a star-filled night.” That said, it is my choice because people who know wine better than me make it their go-to bottle. Whenever they are with friends, it’s the bottle they bring or open. 

Villa Sandi il Fresco Millisimato 

The Prosecco Rosé presents itself revealing an elegant pink hue with copper highlights and a lively, persistent perlage. Its aromatic freshness offers a bouquet of red fruits and floral scents, in particular notes of pomegranate and rose. On the palate it is silky and full, with a very pleasant balance. Excellent as an aperitif. Ideal companion of finger foods, linguine pasta, delicate cheese and small pastry.

Pêra Doce White Blend – Portugal

Soft and easy white blend from southern Portugal that offers a delicate nose of stone fruit. The palate is dry but rounded with pleasant peach, pear and wet stone notes. The crisp acid makes for easy sipping and food pairing.

Fontanafredda Barolo, 2019

Clean, full and intense nose, with typical traces of withered flowers, dry leaves and underbrush. Robust and well-bodied, with acidity and firm tannins that give a sense of freshness that prolongs the finish.

Ideal with rich red meats, varying according to the wine and vintage, and medium and mature cheeses. Also lovely as an after-dinner wine.

90 Points – James Suckling

Plums and spice with hints of flowers. Medium-bodied with round tannins and a fresh finish. Delicate and polished. Drink or hold.

Langhe Rosso, 2019

Beautiful smell… vanilla, red fruits and berries with some oak, leather and mild tobacco. I tasted this wine and it is more on the lighter side. Light tannins as well. Interesting flavors comprised of strawberries, blueberries, fresh cherries some dark chocolate in the end. Refreshing and so enjoyable!  Experts say this wine pairs well with beef, pasta, lamb and game.

Pagos del Moncayo Prados Colección Syrah, 2021

Plums, plum jam, black cherry, light vanilla, light tobacco, oak wood, blackberry, blackcurrant, black olives, all in descending sense. Rich, full bodied but silky taste.  Experts say this wine pairs will with beef, lamb, game and poultry.

Cult Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018

Heavy with full body but can feel the original fruit scent and deep taste. The unusual label seems to add imagination and enrich the taste. Experts say this wine is a match made in heaven with beef, lamb, game and poultry.

Bodegas Manzanos De Manzanos Garnacha Ecológico, 2016

Spice, berries and leather aromas. Pepper, black cherry, cassis and chocolate flavors. Fruity and spicy.

Wine experts say this wine pairs well with beef, veal, poultry and lamb.

Bonfire Mulled Wine from Spirit Hills Winery

On the nose: warm, sweet berry pie with lots of alcohol.

On the palate: warm like a soothing blanket, berry pie, spices, balance and complexity.

Pairings: Warm bread pudding, cold Alberta winters, cool summer nights, and all outdoor winter activities.

Process: Wildflower honey with some extra dandelion honey, water, black currants, cinnamon and cloves.  Aged for 6 months in the bottle.

Xavier Vignon Ventoux, 2016

Xavier Vignon was the consulting winemaker for several respected Rhone Valley wineries. Building on this work, he now creates his own wine under this label from the southeastern region of the Rhône. On Xavier 2016, look for ripe and spicy dark fruit flavours on this full-bodied Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah red blend.

Food pairings: sausage and bean cassoulet, gourmet hamburgers, Salisbury steak.

Secret Cellars Central Coast Chardonnay, 2021

This Chardonnay takes advantage of the Monterey area’s proximity to the Pacific Ocean and displays a certain elegance driven by this saving coastal freshness. Scents of pineapple, golden apple and pear characterize it, in an enveloping structure not devoid of balance.

Pork tenderloin stuffed with apples and old cheddar, Indian butter chicken, Thai beef salad.

Château de Berne 2021 Inspiration Rosé (Côtes de Provence)

This classically mouthwatering rosé is a blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah. With its red berry flavors balanced by the wine’s lively acidity, this is fruity, juicy and ready to drink.