Natural Wine Tasting

22 Aug Natural Wine Tasting

Saturday, August 24
12 to 4 pm
In our Event Space

Join us for an amazing tasting of boutique French wines with John-Paul and Julie from F&R Imports! F&R focuses on organic, biodynamic, and natural wine from all over France. This isn’t a bunch of cloudy, weird, orange wine either. This is just well-made, delicious, under-the-radar wine with amazing quality and great prices!

2015 Domaine Jean-Louis et Fabienne Mann Cremant d’Alsace Brut Nature
On Sale $24.99
Bright apple and pear aromas, as well as a sleek, polished flavor profile making this a very satisfying Crémant d’Alsace. Has a dry yet harmonious finish. Drink now.
90 Points, James Suckling

2017 Les Mets d’Ame “L’Ove,” Madiran AOP
On Sale $20.99
A bone dry and mineral-packed white from the obscure village of Pacherenc-du-Vic-Bilh. This beauty hails from a parcel co-planted with 60% Petit Corbu and 40% Petit and Gros Manseng. The estate was certified organic in 2015 and DEMETER in 2016 (the only certified biodynamic estate in Madiran). The wine is hand harvested and fermented in cement eggs. The nose is loaded with tart white peach and subtle fresh herbal notes. In the mouth the wine has real precision in its fruit flavors with bright acidity.
Merch Notes

2015 Stephanie Olmeta Patrimonio Rouge AOP
On Sale $23.99
While the isle of Corsica remains largely unknown to the wine world at large, it is producing terrific wines, heck many don’t even realize it’s part of France! This is a stunning expression in the Patrimonio appellation, where slopes of limestone and schist just a stone’s throw from Mediterranean waters give rise to the island’s most complex, structured reds. This young Patrimonio is 100% Grenache and is a deep, chewy red reminiscent of wild fruit and herbs. A real eye opener!
Merch Notes

2015 Domaine Jean-Louis et Fabienne Mann Riesling Vieilles Vignes
On Sale $21.99
Delicate, fresh, vibrant, and aromatic with notes of pear, lemon, and mineral. In the mouth it’s classically dry with great acidity, giving it juicy appeal. This will age really well.
Merch Notes

2016 Chateau Brandeau, Cotes de Bordeaux
On Sale $17.99
Chateau Brandeau is a pure expression of 100% Merlot. Hand-picked from a 3 hectare area of vineyards, it is produced using a wild yeast fermentation and an extremely minimal addition of sulfites. After 6 months of aging, the wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered, giving a lively wine that is bursting with fresh acidity. This hits the ground running with ripe notes of dark fruits, earth, and a burst of spices. This is a trailblazer in regards to the “Bordeaux” style. More than interesting, this really stands out. A must-try for lovers of this region.
Merch Notes

2018 Sylvere Trichard Gisous, Beaujolais AOP
On Sale $20.99
Small yield, organic farming, native yeast, no sulfites, the farms are made without sulfur either. The aim is to obtain wines that are more digestible, light and lively, all to respect my environment, as well as the consumer.With this approach, I feel more artisan of the wine than farmer.
Sylvere Trichard, Owner & Winemaker