This weekend’s Tasting Notes…ENJOY!!!
Le Rose’ d’ Folie, France, Beaujolais Rose’
100% Gamay. From Jean-Paul Brun’s organically farmed, old vines on clay-limestone soils in the hills of Charnay in the southern Beaujolais. The bunches are hand-harvested and directly pressed with no maceration. The juice is fermented in tank with native yeasts. The wine goes through malolactic fermentation and is aged in tank. It is bottled with a light, non-sterile filtration.
Bright pink hue with great acidity and a crisp mineral finish. HELLOOOO SPRING!
Cooper Price $16.99; Mix-n-match case deal $13.59
XANADU Chardonnay, 2020, Margaret River, Western Australia
The viticulture philosophy at Xanadu is based on an intimate knowledge of the vineyards, soil health and an unwavering passion towards a resilient, sustainable future. With a focus on continuously improving the natural environment, the vineyards soil restoration, improved biodiversity, ecosystems and increased biosequestration is central to the natural approach.
While implementing both modern and conventional viticultural practices, the team additionally focuses on targeting a more natural based program, delivering on soil and vine health while reducing the impact of pest and disease pressure, ultimately delivering healthier, naturally resilient vines. (from website)
This wine has aromas of white grapefruits, lime pith, crushed stones, white lavender, praline and spiced apples. The energy and focus is impressive, with a medium-bodied, compact palate, driven by sharp acidity. Long and mineral. Drink or hold.
Cooper Price $18.99; Mix-n-match case deal $15.19
Clare’ J.C. Langhe Nebbiolo 2022, Italy
Claré JC is a unique wine, a take on the forgotten days of Nebbiolo, when it was enjoyed in its lighter and fresher garment. The winemaking protocol follows the 1606 writings of G.B. Croce, jeweler of the House of Savoia: “This wine is a time-capsule into an era when Nebbiolo wines tasted fresher, slightly crisp and smooth. This is a wine for people who are young at heart and curious about the forgotten past of Piemonte”
The wine is bottled soon after the fermentation so as to retain a gentle off-dry finish and a lovely energy. The 2022 Claré JC shows gorgeous cherry and Nebbiolo tones on the nose and a very silky and flowerful finish. Simply AMAZING!
Cooper Price $24.99; Mix-n-match case deal $19.99
MUCHO MAS, Red Blend; Spain
Blends are trending in the world of wine. These wines are made with different grapes of distinct vines, selected either for their regionality or for their variety. This characterizes them as unique wines with their own identity, in which the art of making wine is represented.
Mucho Mas’ variety – Tempranillo and Syrah
Cherry red color, medium-high layer and compact edging. Aromatic, elegant with good intensity. Memories of ripe black fruit, scrubland, balsamic. Background with touches of noble leather and vanilla. In the mouth it is complex, broad, alive, possessing fruity, mineral notes and fine sensations of cocoa. Persistent and elegant finish. Food Pairing Ideal wine to accompany tapas and appetizers, cured cheeses, lean meats and game dishes. Cooper Price $13.99; Mix-n-match case deal $11.19