Club Wines: October 2016

by jill on October 19, 2016

NATURALIST

2012 I Dolomitici ‘Perciso’

This red is made from an ancient grape varietal called ‘Lambrusco a folgia frastagliata’, which means ‘jagged leaf’. This varietal is deeply connected to the Trentino region and has nothing to do with the fizzy reds we know as Lambrusco. The wine is a lively, fruity red with a distinctive minerality.

NV Casa Coste Piane Prosecco

This sparkling wine is quite different from most Proseccos. It is made from extremely old hand-harvested vines and bottled unfiltered. You can expect some haze due to the yeast sediment left behind in the bottle. The wine is refreshing and complex.

GASTRONOMIST

2015 Occhipinti SP68 Bianco

A blend of Zibbibo (60%) and Albanello (40%) from our favorite Sicilian winemaker Arianna Occhipinti. The 15 days of skin contact gives this wine beautiful texture – a perfect seafood pairing wine.

2015 Occhipinti SP68 Rosso

A blend of Frappato (70%) and Nero d’Avola (30%). The dominance of Frappato makes the wine fresh and light. It’s a nice balance of bright tones and dark earthiness.

{ 0 comments }

Club Wines: August 2016

by jill on August 15, 2016

This month we’re featuring a thirst-quenching three-pack of French rosés for both our Gastronomist and Naturalist wine clubs. We’re offering some of this year’s best acid-driven pink wines that you’ll want to drink well into the Fall.

Gastronomist

2015 Chateau Sulauze ‘Pomponette’ Rosé – A perennial favorite! This is a pale-pink Provencal classic. Dry, delicate and mineral-driven.

2015 Pierre Chermette ‘Les Griottes’ Beaujolais Rosé – Fresh and expressive, easy-to-drink.

2015 Bernard Baudy Chinon Rosé – One of our favorite Rosés EVER! Textured and complex with vibrant acidity.

Naturalist

2015 Domaine Guion Bourgueil Rosé – The estate has practiced organics for 50 years. Bone-dry and mineral-driven with lots of acidity.

2015 Le Sot de l”Ange ‘La Boutanche’ Rosé – Structured, tart and comes in a liter-sized bottle.

2015 Courtault-Tardieux Touraine  Rosé – One of the few wines on our shelves made exclusively from the Pineau d’Aunis grape. This one’s a new discovery for us this year.

{ 0 comments }

Club Wines: July 2016

July 14, 2016

Naturalist – Southold Farm + Cellar Regan and Carey met while working in Manhattan restaurants before moving to the North Fork region of Long Island in 2011. Their goal was to make wines as purely as possible with minimal amounts of sulphur. We tasted their wines recently and found them to be total thirst quenchers. […]

Read the full post →

Club Wines: June 2016

July 7, 2016

Gastronomist – Luis Rodriguez of Ribeiro Luis Rodriguez started making wine in Ribeiro in 1988. He chooses to work with only native grape varieties and is slowly changing Ribeiro’s reputation for bulk wine production. His wines are humbly low-intervention and made for the table. 2014 ‘Os Pasas’ – Mostly Treixadura with Lado, Albarino and Torrontes. […]

Read the full post →

Club Wines: May 2016

May 25, 2016

Gastronomist: Sancerre You asked for Sancerre so WE GAVE YOU SANCERRE! Seriously though, Sancerre gets talked about A LOT. Because of their crisp fruitiness, the whites of Sancerre are a common gateway drug for a lot of wine-drinkers. We included both a white and a red example from biodynamic winemaker Vincent Gaudry. 2014 Sancerre Blanc […]

Read the full post →

Club Wines: April 2016

April 23, 2016

Gastronomist: Bordeaux vs. Napa Valley This month we’re featuring reds from two very traditional wine regions – Bordeaux and Napa Valley. Bring out your inner wine geek, open both bottles at once and do a little compare and contrast. 2010 Chateau Moulin Canon Fronsac Rouge– This easy-drinking red is made from grapes sourced from two vineyards in Canon-Fronsac […]

Read the full post →