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Weekend Wine Tastings

French Organic Wines of Mise with Jackson Jarmon
Friday, May 26th, 5 to 8pm

Featured Wines

2015 Domaine Rietsch “C’est un Blanc” 1 Liter, Alsace, France
Regularly $21.99, Tasting Price $18.69
Sylvaner, a lesser known grape of the region has floral aromatics with textured tannin, pear and tropical fruits. It is lively, with spice notes, rich and has a wonderful saline minerality in the finish.

2016 Mas de Cynanque “Fleur” St. Chinian Rosé, Minervois, France
Regularly $16.99, Tasting Price $14.44
Husband and wife team, Xavier and Violane de Franssu farm these terraces of clay-limestone in which one finds the seams of red sandstone particular to this area. The deep red soil accumulates heat during the day which it then returns to the grapes at night thus helping the development of the berries. Cinsault with Grenache and Carignan with the feel of the Mediterranean.

2016 Chateau Le Payral 2016 Bergerac Rosé, Southwest France
Regularly $14.99, Tasting Price $12.74
Château Le Payral is a small family-run vineyard which covers 15 hillside hectares in the Bergerac and Saussignac Appellations d’Origine Contrôlée, on the very edges of the Dordogne, a stone’s throw from the Gironde. Pretty salmon rose-pink color. On the nose there are earthier and meatier expressions than are usually found in rosé wines. The palate is softer, fresher as more commonly expected from rosés. Dry, a little savory with stoney and gravelly finish. Enjoy as an aperitif but even more with foods from the barbecue and grill.

2014 Domaine Mirebeau “Le Gue des Muriers” Grolleau, Loire Valley, France
Regularly $19.99, Tasting Price $16.99
Bruno Rochard’s first career was as a special needs teacher in Haut-Savoie. He leaped at the chance to take over the family domaine in 1998, when his parents retired. He converted to organic farming in 2006 and became certified in 2009. Over the years he has reduced the domaine by roughly one-third, to a size which he feels is the most he can work to his level of quality. 100% Grolleau, Black and Blue fruit with firm tannins but lower alcohol, a true bistro wine!

2016Domaine la Cabotte “Colline”, Rhone Valley, France
Regularly $16.99, Tasting Price $14.44
The wines produced by Domaine la Cabotte have long attracted the attention of wine journalists and the main wine guides, and since the promotion of the Massif d’Uchaux appellation to the ranks of Côtes du Rhône Village wine in 2005, they are becoming discovered more and more by wine enthusiasts. This is a very fresh, delicious and approachable style of Cotes du Rhone.

 

Rosé Wine Tasting with Dave Saul
Saturday, May 27th, 4 to 7pm

Featured Wines

2016 Chateau St Louis ‘La Perdrix’, Costieres de Nimes, France
Regularly $14.99, Tasting Price $12.74
This wine is a pale pink wine with a complex nose that expresses a combination of wild strawberries, cherries and raspberries. This is a generous wine which offers a harmonious attack on the palate; its raspberry scents make it a real delicacy. Try with fresh goat cheeses.

2016 Sierra Cantabria Rosé, Rioja, Spain
Regularly $14.99, Tasting Price $12.74
Lively, sharply focused strawberry, red currant and jasmine scents carry a bright mineral overtone and a hint of white pepper. Lithe and weightless in style, offering brisk red berry and citrus fruit flavors that show good clarity and spicy cut. Great for the hot days to come and lighter fare, like grilled fish.

2016 Domaine La Blaque Pierrevert Rosé, Provence, France
Regularly $16.99, Tasting Price $14.44
Strawberry, tangerine and floral scents show very good clarity and a spicy touch of white pepper. Dry, nervy and precise, displaying real tension to the bitter berry skin and orange zest flavors. This would be great with a bouillabaisse.

2016 Le Cocagne Coteaux du Vendomois, Loire Valley, France
Regularly $11.99, Tasting Price $9.99
Spicy orange zest and redcurrant aromas show good clarity and suggestions of white pepper and dried rose. Silky and broad on the palate, offering juicy red fruit and floral pastille flavors that are given backbone by tangy acidity. The spicy side of this wine will aid in pairings with grilled chicken and pork.