Friday and Saturday Tastings in the Shop

Friday, July 13, 2018

WINE TASTING, 5PM-8PM

Domaine Terres Blanches “Les Hospices” Chenin Blanc 2016

This is a small property in Anjou run by husband and wife Benoit and Celine Blet. The couple took over the farm from Bernard Coutel in 2004, became certified organic in 2010, and now work biodynamically. The domaine is 8.5 hectares of densely planted vines on quartz and clay

Les Hospices Chenin is made with grapes picked at the peak of ripeness and without SO2. It’s dry and rich, with pears, apples, beeswax, a little bit of floral/earthy character, and a long, fresh finish. Pair it with fish, shellfish, goat cheese…

Domaine des Cognettes Clisson Muscadet 2012

The village of Clisson is a mini-appellation within Muscadet Sevre et Maine. Brothers Stephane and Vincent Perraud work organically on their small property, as well as patiently. This Muscadet spent 4 and a half years on the lees; it is rich, complex, full of savory fruit and nutty, peppery undertones. The acidity is still vibrant. Enjoy it now…

Domaine Vetriccie Ile de Beauté Corsican Rosé 2017

This domaine has been in the same family since 1966. The sustainably farmed vineyards are spread across 120 hectares in the AOP Vin de Corse, ideally situated between the sea and the mountains. This rosé is a blend of Niellucciu, Sciaccarellu, Grenache and Merlot, picked at night to preserve freshness. It’s all bang for your buck drinkability: cherries, lemon, peaches and fresh acidity and minerality on the finish. Pair it with light apps and salads, simply grilled seafood, meat, and veggies, or nothing but the glass.

Domaine La Réméjeanne “Un Air” Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2016

François Klein established Domaine La Réméjeanne in 1960 on 5 hectares near the town of Bagnols-sur-Cèze in the Gard. It’s now operated by his son Remi, and grandson Olivier. Remi diversified the property with olive groves and fig trees, and worked over the years to convert the domaine to organic farming; it’s now 38 hectares and has been certified organic since 2010.

Un Air is 80% Grenache & 20% Syrah that’s hand-harvested, mostly de-stemmed, and fermented and aged in concrete tanks before being bottled without fining, and with only light filtration. It’s silky and delicious, with notes of raspberries, black cherries, lavender, and other aromatic herbs. It’s another bang for your buck wine that will be perfect grill-side, but is really a year-round, versatile, crowd-pleasing red.

BEER TASTING, SATURDAY July 14, 3PM-6PM

Two Roads Variety Packs!