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These are mostly new arrivals from France and are well made wines with considerable value. They are well suited for entertainment, especially for lighter faire. Weightier dishes would suffer here, whereas seafood, poultry, pork and virtually all vegetarian preparations would find in these wines a delightful accompaniment.
2013 Chateau de Beau Soleil Muscadet, Loire
LIST PRICE 15.00; OUR PRICE 13.50
This lively Muscadet is nice and crisp, has cool citrus notes and excellent minerality. It is light to medium bodied, crisp and clean, with continuing mineral elements and a fine balance on the finish. This is the quintessential wine for shell fish.
2013 Triennes Rosé, Provence
LIST PRICE 16.00; OUR PRICE 14.99
The newly released 2013 is marked by a pretty pale pink hue, aromas of red berries, citrus (grapefruit & candied orange peel), along with an underlying mineral component that gives it an impeccably refreshing quality. This primarily Cinsault grape rosé is soft and floral and serves well as an apéritif or with a wide range of foods. Definitely a store favorite!
Hubert Meyer Crémant d’Alsace, Brut Rosé
LIST PRICE 22.50; OUR PRICE 19.99
Cremant d’Alsace is one of France’s best-kept secrets. These classically bottle-fermented sparklers from Alsace can provide some excellent value from the top producers. The house of Hubert Meyer is one of them. This dry, strawberry-inflected bubbly, challenges similar bottlings from its neighbor to the west in Champagne at about half the price. 100% Pinot Noir here, produced in the traditional Methode Champenoise.
2014 Mommessin Beaujolais Nouveau
LIST PRICE 11.00; OUR PRICE 9.99
This light wine from the Boisset Family is full of fresh red fruits, bubbling with crisp acidity and bright berries. Not a complication in sight. It will be great served lightly chilled. It is produced from the Gamay grape from this very harvest. If you missed our event last weekend, when we snuck it in, here is your chance for your own personal critique.
2013 David Givaudan Cotes-du-Rhône, “La Bete”
LIST PRICE 17.00; OUR PRICE 14.99,
“The Beast” is actually quite refined, yet big and strong. It shows light pepper among sweet raspberry fruit and sweet spice on the nose leading to a palate that follows the nose. Nice spicing, mixed with red berries and excellent tannins, add a touch of garrique (herbes de Provence): all lead to a lengthy finish of earth and fruit. This is solid wine.
2010 Chateau Patache d’Aux, Medoc, Bordeaux
LIST PRICE 32.00; OUR PRICE 27.00
From the wonderful 2010 vintage in Bordeaux, this 90-point rated wine shows some initial austerity, although the black currant fruit and toasty wood eventually comes through. With its structure and chewy texture, it is always likely to be a firm wine reflecting the structured, firm and age-worthy nature of the vintage.