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March Wines of the Month

NV Mercat Brut Nature Cava, Penedes, Spain
Regularly $16.99, March Special Price $14.44
50% Xarello, 40% Macabeo & 10% Parellada (dosage less than 0.5gr/l) This wine is vinified in the traditional method and aged on the lees for 18 months (twice the minimum for the DO) and disgorged to order. The bouquet of pear & brioche with notes of apricot, nectarines and citrus are framed by a structure of acidity and limestone leading to a very champagnois finish. Try with crispy fried sardines.

2015 Chartron La Fleur Bordeaux Blanc, Bordeaux, France
Regularly $11.99, March Special Price $9.99
Sourced from the Entre-deux-Mers region, this 100% Sauvignon Blanc is crisp, light and lovely with attractive lime and grapefruit notes with a hint of tangy lemon zest. This wine is lovely with fresh goat cheeses.

2014 Statti Lamezia Bianco, Calabria, Italy
Regularly $11.99, March Special Price $9.99
This crisp, aromatic white is 50% Greco, 50% Mantonico. Refreshing with mineral underpinnings, layered with notes of bright apricot, tangy kumquat and blanched almond. This would be great simple pastas with salty cheeses.

2015 Pojer e Sandri ‘Palai’  Muller Thurgau, Trentino, Italy
Regularly $19.99, March Special Price $16.99
Considered a benchmark of the Muller Thurgau varietal Pojer e Sandri’s Palai is subtle and concentrated at the same time. Intensely aromatic with hints of peach and citrus which is echoed on the palate complementing the minerality and delicate complexity. Prosciutto, speck or any salty meats would amplify the beauty of this wine.

2015 Novellum Chardonny, Cotes Catalanes, France
Regularly $13.99, March Special Price $11.89
The vineyards of Novellum are planted near the Mediterranean. A small percentage is aged in barrel while the remainder of the wine is aged in tank on the lees of Viognier. Crisp, yet textured and mouth-filling this terrific value offers flavors of apples, pears, honeysuckle & a hint of vanilla. Practicing organic. Try with roast chicken. “90” points Wine Advocate

2014 Kuhling-Gillot Riesling Quinterra Trocken, Rheinhessen, Germany
Regularly $16.99, March Special Price $14.44
Produced from 5 different villages, this dry wine was produced by Carolin Spanier-Gillot the first female winemaker in Germany to win the prestigious Flastaff award. Attractively juicy with notes of lemon and peach, a terrific piquancy that will keep you coming back for more. Try with Asian foods.

2014 Cantine Colosi Nero d’Avola, Sicily, Italy
Regularly $11.99, March Special Price $9.99
Consisting of 24 acres of vineyards in Salina on a small island in the Eolian Archipelego, this family winery has 3 generations of winemaking experience. Fresh and cheerful, this simple and clean expression of Nero d’Avola offers luscious aromas & flavors of dark cherry and blackberry. Pasta with red sauce and a touch of spice would be delicious.

2011 Nino Negri Quadrio Valtellina Superiore, Lombardy, Italy
Regularly $24.99, March Special Price $20.99
90% Chiavennasca/Nebbiolo, 10% Merlot  from south facing hillside vineyards that sit at elevations above 1,100 feet. Lively and balanced with notes of mocha, tart dried cherries and tobacco. This is a wonderful wine for earthy dishes with mushrooms.

2014 Quinto do Gradil Ruelas Reserva, Lisbon, Portugal
Regularly $11.99, March Special Price $9.99
A rich blend of Touriga Nacional, Syrah and Tinto Roriz that is packed with dark blackberry, raspberry and currant flavors with nice structure and succulent finish. This is perfect wine for the coming grilling season.

2015 Michel Gassier Cercius Cotes du Rhone, Costieres de Nimes, France
Regularly $16.99, March Special Price $14.44
A blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah from 80+ year old vines. Medium to full-bodied, hard to resist style that is brimming with cherry, black raspberry, lavender and licorice notes. A total steal at this price! Lamb is made for Rhone wines.

2010 Baron de Ley Rioja Reserva, Rioja, Spain
Regularly $19.99, March Special Price $16.99
Aromas of berries and smoky oak are followed by flavors of supple black cherry, black currant and a nuance of saddle leather. A stunning Reserva that will age beautifully. Roasted leg of lamb is the traditional pairing for Rioja so why buck tradition.

2014 Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Australia
Regularly $17.99, March Special Price $14.99
Elegant and well-structured classic Margaret River Cab that was aged for approximately 17 months in both French and American oak. Notes of briary berry, plum and mocha linger on the rounded finish. Big steaks are fabulous with cab no matter where it’s from.