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Rolet Cremant du Jura Brut Rose 750ml
An estate reflecting the image of an ever-changing Jura and family enterprise that was created in the early ’40s by Désiré Rolet. A native vineyard consisting of 60 hectares distributed over the best hills of the Arbois and Côtes du Jura AOC vineyards, the Rolet Estate is the second largest winegrowing estate in the Jura. Tasting Notes: Salmon-pink, with bright copper reflections; fine, consistent bubbles. Fresh, slightly vinous aroma, with a delicate scent of morello cherry. Lively on the attack. A pleasant cremant that confirms the harmony of the nose. Fine and pleasant, with no bitterness.
Syncline Gruner Veltliner 2016
The fruit was hand harvested and transported to the winery in the early mornings of August 31st (Bloxom Vineyard) and October 3rd (Underwood Mt.). In both cases it was whole cluster pressed, settled overnight, and then racked to a Nomblot concrete “egg”, 500L Acacia puncheon, older acacia barrel and stainless steel. A combination of both native and an aromatic yeast inoculum were used to ferment both wines to completion; with no malolactic fermentation. Both wines were then racked to a mix of: stainless steel, neutral white barrels, and a 500L Acacia puncheon. Bottled in March 2017. From two cool climate regions in Washington State; Columbia Gorge and Terrace Heights. Underwood Mt. Vineyard produces wines of exceptional focus and clarity, while Bloxom Vineyard adds fresh, bright, and intense flavors.Dry and backed by crisp acidity, this wine shows flavors and aromas of lemon balm, orchard blossoms and melon. A perfect complement to fresh chilled shellfish and sushi, asparagus and artichokes.
Dom. Coustarret Jurancon Sec Renaissance 2017
80% Petit Manseng 10% Courbu 10 % Camaralet
Domaine Coustarret is located in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department of south-western France. The appellation of Jurançon is located on the slopes of the foothills of the Pyrenees, at an altitude of 400 m. Domaine Coustarret’s vineyards have been passed on over seven generations. The domains counts 5 hectars of vines between 3 and 20 years of age. Sebastien Coustarret is the current winemaker. The vineyards benefit from great exposure, planted on south facing slopes. Single Guyot pruning is used through the estate in order to better regulate vine vigour. Organic farming is practiced in the vineyards and the domain expect to get certified shortly. All wine are fermented with indigenous yeasts. The nose displays bright aromas of ripe tropical,and citrus fruits.On the palate the wine has a pronounced intensity of tropical fruits(pineapple,lychee,mango)and stonefruits(apricots).The wine is balenced by a fresh acidity,and an orange zest tanginess.
Isart La Maldicion Tinto de Valdiecha 2016
From Catalalinia, Marc Isart is head winemaker at the much acclaimed Bernabeleva, where he is spearheading the property’s transformation to biodynamics. Isart works on “getting back in touch with the home soil, nature and farming.” The La Maldición label (translates to “The Curse”), named for the laborers’ struggles to reach and then work the land at this secluded property in Valdelichia, Madrid. These vineyards are located in the Arganda del Ray sub-zone within the Viños de Madrid DO. with skins and stalks for 50 days followed by aging in used French oak 300L casks / slow stirring during fermentation-maceration / temperature does not need to be controlled b/c the acidity is so high / spontaneous non-malo ferment
Our Wine Wednesdays, include one *free sample from each of our hand selected fine wine features (up to four wines). New wines are chosen each week.
*tasting free with purchase of $10 or more per guest