13 Apr Rosé-a-Rama with Bonus White & Red!
Saturday, April 15
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space
The weather’s amazing, spring is here, and so are the French Rosés! We’re excited to throw our first Rosé-a-Rama of 2017! Come sample of our perennial favorite Rosés along with two bonus wines.
2016 Chateau St. Cyrgues “Cuveé Anna,” Costieres de Nimes
On Sale $9.99
A traditional Rhone rosé of 50% Syrah and 50% Grenache, it is bright pink in color with red fruits like raspberry and strawberry. Fermentation takes place entirely in stainless steel with no oak aging, and only with wild indigenous yeasts preserving the pure fruit flavors and imbuing the wine with its noticeable crispness.
2016 Mas Des Bressades Rosé, Costieres de Nimes, France
On Sale $12.99
The Estate consists of 40 hectares of vineyards, all of which are farmed sustainably. The soils are rich in red clay and limestone galets roulés, which provides a layer of insulation in times of extreme weather. The lovely Mas des Bressades Rosé is raspberry in color. It displays delicious wild strawberry, raspberry, and rosé petal aromas, with a lovely underlying minerality. Powerful and pure.
2016 Grande Cassagne Rose, Costieres de Nimes, France
On Sale $9.99
A blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah, this wine has raspberry color, with a ripe cherry, underbrush and mineral nose. Shows tangy cherry and blood orange notes, with hints of spice.
2016 Domaine de la Solitude Rosé, Cotes du Rhone
On Sale $12.99
Fresh and lively, with notes of red cherry, watermelon, and ripe strawberry. This would be perfect with your next brunch and a crab benedict.
2016 Domaine Lafond Roc-Epine Rosé, Tavel
On Sale $16.99
Lafond Rose is characterized by the color of soft pure pink. The dominant aromas are complex, white and red fruits combine with floral notes. Over time these fruity aromas evolve towards more balanced soft, spicy touches and stone fruit, while the color of iridescent amber highlights. It has, in the first year, all its flavors but has exceptional potential for aging.
2016 Chateau Revelette Rose, Coteaux d’Aix en Provence, France
On Sale $15.99
This perennial Merch favorite has classic Provence styling, with a wonderful lightness on the palate and notes of strawberry and watermelon. The subtle herbal hint makes it unmistakably Provencal. Blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan, Ugni Blanc.
Bonus Wines Also Included in Tasting:
2015 Domaine Lafond Lirac Blanc, Rhone Valley
On Sale $14.99
A wine that should be snatched up by Rhone white lovers is the 2015 Lirac Roc Epine Blanc and at 19 bucks, it’s a sensational value. Made from 50% Grenache, 30% Roussanne and 20% Viognier that was aged 10% in barrels (the balance was in stainless steel), it has terrific notes of citrus blossom, mint and hints of crushed rocks in its medium-bodied, fresh, lively, yet also textured style. Drink it over the coming year or two.
90 Points, The Wine Advocate
2014 Chanson Père et Fils Marsannay Rouge, Cote de Nuits, Burgundy
On Sale $29.99
Mint, graphite and cherry notes combine in this silky red. Firms up as the succulent fruit remains saturated and resonant on the long finish. Best from 2018 through 2029. 250 cases imported.
91 Points, The Wine Spectator