This Saturday’s free tasting is particularly interesting. Join us between 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Regardless of the outside temperature, red wine is still a part of our lives, so we present two whites and two reds for your enjoyment:
Domaine Guillemarine Picpoul de Pinet 2011: Picpoul de Pinet is a grape used the the south of France in the Languedoc appellation; no oak is employed, only stainless steel to preserve the freshness of flavors; light, dry, very charming and delicious; an aperitif, or match with shrimp dishes.
Henri Bourgeois Pouilly Fume La Demoiselle 2010 – This single vineyard Pouilly Fume is a stunning example of how to extract the dynamics of Sauvignon Blanc without too much grassy flavors; it is rich, yet dry and chalky, it is easy to drink, yet it is complex enough to pair with filet of sole with a lemon butter sauce.
Domaine du Pavillon de Chavannes Cote de Brouilly 2010 – It is about time that we all reacquaint ourselves with the excellent wines from the Beaujolais; like any other regions, there is some just basic wines, however there are some real hidden gems to be discovered; this producer is one of the best producers, demonstrating that a “lighter” style wine does not mean lacking flavor and interest; certainly a red wine that is not overly tannic is perfect of the warmer months, even one that would be ideally served with a slight chill.
Casaloste Chianti Classico 2008 – This example of Chianti is a style we most appreciate, produced from only Sangiovese grapes, it is less dense that those blended with Cabernet or Merlot; again, this would be more enjoyable with a slight chill, perhaps just 30 minutes in the fridge, and then serve with pasta with a light red sauce.
We hope to see you,