Club Wines: May 2016

by jill on May 25, 2016

Gastronomist: Sancerre

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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 “Tournebride”  Sauvignon Blanc is known for being over-the-top fruity but here it has more of a mineral edge, which makes it easy to pair with a variety of different foods – creamy foods, spicy foods, peppery foods, GO WILD.

2014 Sancerre Rouge “Vincengetroix”  The red wines from the Sancerre region are exclusively made from Pinot Noir grapes. Just like their white wine counterparts, the reds can also be minerally and flinty. Gaudry’s “Vincengetroix” is soft and silky with tea-like tannins.

Naturalist: Jura

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The Jura is a treasure trove for all wine-geeks. This small, isolated region that sits between Burgundy and Switzerland has a very wide range of styles. This month we picked traditional examples from biodynamic winery Domaine de la Pinte.

2012 ‘Fonteneille’ Chardonnay – Chardonnay expresses itself in many different forms. This one is intentionally oxidized and takes on a nutty, sherry-like character.

2012 ‘La Capitaine’ Rouge  This light and ethereal red is a blend of the 3 main grapes of the Jura region – Poulsard, Trousseau and Pinot Noir. It’s bright with a fresh acidity, perfect for those hot summer days when you still want to drink something red.

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