Wild and Special Wines
Wed Feb 28 5-7pm, 20% off sale all day
This is an experiment…we will be opening three wines that are different, each in its own way. Come an experience a Savagnin (that’s the grape) from the Jura area of France near Switzerland. It’s made in two very different styles, and we selected this one because we think you’ll like it. The second is an orange wine…if you don’t know what that means, come and find out. If you already know about orange wines, come try this interesting orange wine from Sardinia. You have heard of Chateauneuf-du-Pape the most famous Rhone red blend. It allows up to fourteen grapes, but these days most of the wines have only have two to four grapes. We’ll be opening a delicious traditional Chateauneuf-du-Pape made with nine grapes (see below). So stop in and try these three wild and special wines.
Domaine de la Touraize Terres Bleues, Savagnin, Soft White, Arbois, Jura, Fr, Y, With a dried pear bouquet, this wine is fresh and savory, minerally and balanced, full in the mouth and very long (no oak, not oxidized, not Vin Jaune)
Silvio Carta, Vernaccia, Orange, Sardinia, Fr, Y, The bouquet is mindful of grass and a bit like a sherry, savory and full in the mouth with a hint of wet forest fruit, and nice length
Clos du Montlivet CdP, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Counoise, Vaccarese, Muscardin, Terret noir & Picpoul noir, Smooth Red, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, Fr, Y, A beautiful traditional style with several grape varietals; elegant and balanced, with complex fruit and brambly notes; fine tannins with lasting flavors