17 Aug Rosenthal Wines Tasting
Neal Rosenthal Tasting
Wednesday, August 17th
At the Bar
Join John Payne of Rosenthal Wine Merchants as we sample some fantastic wines from their portfolio this Wednesday. Neal Rosenthal and Madrose Imports bring in some of our favorite, under-appreciated wines from Italy and France. Believing that wine, being an agricultural product must reflect a sense of place, they strive to bring only the most natural wines into the U.S. Rosenthal began their operation in 1977 with only a handful of wineries, but have grown to represent over 100 small producers in France, Italy, Switzerland, and northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia. If you can’t make the tasting, you can reserve some and taste their vision yourself.
2012 Pascal Granger, Julienas
On Sale $17.99
Notes of dried cherry, boysenberry, game and grilled herb mingle together in this savory, fleshy-textured red. Firm acidity and integrated tannins offer solid structure, with a savory spice- and mineral-lined finish. Drink now through 2019. 200 cases imported.
2008 Cava Recaredo Terres Brut Nature Grande Reserva
On Sale $36.99
55% Xarello, 30% Macabeu, 15% Chardonnay; produced in the Alt Penedes district from the “Subirats” and “Torrelavit” vineyards dominated by loamy and calcareous soils.; 9% of the base wine, from the Xarel·lo grape variety, is aged for 11 months in oak barrels; complex with a toasty, mineral touch; creamy in the finish with hazelnut hints and a fine bubble.
2014 Morgex et de la Salle Blanc, Vallée d’Aosta
On Sale $28.99
A stunning wine from the highest vineyard site in Europe, with annual production of about 12,000 bottles of this austere, racy, mineral white wine with vivacity and length.
2012 Chateau La Rame, Bordeaux
On Sale $14.99
The vineyards for this lovely red are at the base of the hillside vineyards of the estate in the village of Sainte Croix du Mont and are composed of sand, limestone and clay. The grape varieties are Merlot (60%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (40%) and the average age of the vines is thirty (30) years. The wine is fermented and aged in temperature-controlled vats and is bottled usually one year after harvest. Approximately 40,000 bottles are produced and we reserve 12,000 bottles for the US market.
2011 Chateau Soucherie “Clos des Perrieres,” Savennieres
On Sale $34.99
Bright golden yellow. Exotically perfumed bouquet of apricot pit, floral honey and wild herbs. Broad and supple on the attack, then tightens up toward the back of the palate, offering fleshy stone fruit and herb flavors. A late kick of clove carries through the sappy, persistent finish. With only 13% alcohol, this is a nicely restrained interpretation of this vintage in Savennières
90 Points, Vinous Media