Courtesy of: Aruba Daily
CILO City Lounge in the Renaissance Marketplace is proud of its eye-catching vinomatic. The machine with its brand name Enomatic, holds a series of intriguing wines that beg to be tasted. Formerly, one had to order a bottle, setting you back quite a bit of cash. However, with the vinomatic, ordering a glass of the divine beverage is possible. The state-of-the-art serving system allows wine to be served directly from the bottle into the glass, preserving its organoleptic properties for over three weeks. The wine-by-the-glass system offers optimum temperature control and a unique self-cleaning of the spout, ensuring the highest hygiene and wine quality requirements. Wine that is not consumed oxidizes in the bottle, loses its organoleptic (taste, aroma, body and color) integrity; it also offers automatic portion control, an important detail for any restaurant or bar.
The Enomatic was invented in a garage by an Italian in 2002; the following seven months were spent building a prototype. After things started rolling and before a long series of blind tastings made converts out of the sommeliers of the American Sommelier Association. “Few people can regularly afford a bottle of Chateau Margaux, but now sipping a glass of the impressive wine is a distinct possibility,’’ is written in a publication about the Enomatic.
CILO’s Enomatic holds a wide range of outstanding reds from California, France, Italy, Argentina and Chile, which are served by the glass at perfect temperature; prices range from US $ 8.50 – $ 16.50. Try the Bogle Vineyards Merlot, California: a mouth filling, intense, silky and smooth merlot, or the Norton Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina, which is bursting with notes of ripe black fruits, violets and tobacco. Italy is represented with a Chianti, Caposaldo, Tuscany: a wine with light tannins, cherry flavors and good body.
Wente Vineyards is profiled with a memorable Cabernet Sauvignon, `Southern Hills’ from the Livermore Valley, California. Rich, filled with flavors of cherry, earth and spice, it vies for attention with the Concha Y Toro Marques Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon from the Maipo Valley in Chile. As the price rises, the wines get even better at CILO’s Enomatic: a Sterling Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, California is a symphony of black fruits, mocha aromas and ripe, soft tannis, while the Rodney Strong Pinot Noir from the Russian Valley, Sonoma County, California offers a soft and silky palate with intriguing floral and pomegranate aromas. Concha Y Toro Terrunyo, Carmene from the Rapel Valley, Chile tops them all: this very elegant, complex wine shows great varietal character.