4:00 to 5:30 pm
$10.00 per person
$5.00 is credited toward purchase of the featured wines below
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New French wines, at least new to us, and new vintages of favorites from France, are the focus of our scrutiny this Saturday. All are produced in the South of France and are showing youthful fruit and fragrance. The bouquet on the whites and the rosé display a lovely perfume and are dry and crisp. The reds have good body and character and are perfect fare for this time of year as we imbibe our way through the fall.
2011 Coteaux du Languedoc Picpoul de Pinet, Languedoc
LIST PRICE 12.00; OUR PRICE 9.99
The distinctive taste of this wine focuses on light, crisp, floral and some nice saline aspects. The clean apple and lemon citrus flavors are refreshing and tough to top in this price range. Minimal to moderate acidity is paired with a viscous texture that goes well with any kind of seafood. It is different and more interesting than many other typical whites, with good balance and a nice viscous quality leading to a long finish.
2011 Triennes Viognier “Sainte Fleur”, Provence
LIST PRICE 19.95; OUR PRICE 15.95
Domaine de Triennes is a winery in the great wine making area of Bandol in the Provence region of France. It constantly strives to makes whites and rosés that are fresh and that express pristine aromas and flavors. It has an intense perfume of apricot, honey-suckle, white flowers and honey of lavender. This wine strikes a beautiful balance between aromatic richness, crisp acidity and mineral structure.
2012 Triennes Rosé, Provence
LIST PRICE 19.95; OUR PRICE 15.95
This Rosé has a lovely light pink color. It is crisp floral and impeccably balanced. An aromatic nose of red fruits and candy is followed by a round, harmonious and seamless palate. This wine will seduce you by its freshness and elegance. It is a blend of Cinsault, Syrah, Grenache and Merlot and is produced by pressing the grapes directly after their arrival to the winery. The juice is then fermented in temperature controlled tanks and bottled early to retain maximum freshness.
2010 Châteaux Roquecourbe, Minervois
LIST PRICE 18.00; OUR PRICE 14.99
This structured and elegant Minervois is a great blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Carignan. Following a 10 days maceration process at controlled temperature, the wine is sent to age and settle in oval barrels. The color is a deep crimson red with purple tints. The nose is quite intense with ripe red fruit accents. The taste is dominated by its supple and robust structure. It is balanced, fleshy and spicy with a lingering finish.
2010 Domaine de Fontsainte, Corbières
LIST PRICE 15.00; OUR PRICE 13.50
This winery lies in the sunniest area in the appellation of Corbières, enjoying south-southeast exposure, and protection from the cold, northeast winds by a large 500-hectare forest. It is a blend of 60% Carignan, 30% Grenache Noir and 10% Syrah. It is dark purple with dark fruit, savory meaty notes, and hints of earthiness on an interesting and pleasant bouquet. The palate is lovely, well balanced, and for the price, is rather outstanding. Immediate and generous, it has notes of fresh red fruits, such as cherries and black fruits, like blueberries. The richness develops with notes of cacao powder and a delicate touch of licorice.
2010 Alain Jaume Clos de Sixte, Lirac
LIST PRICE 28.00; OUR PRICE 24.95
On the nose, aromas of red and black ripe fruit (kirsch and wild blackberry) are dominant. The mouth is full, with flavors of blackcurrant liquor and spice. The tannins are both harmonious and elegant thanks to the fleshiness of the wine. In the finish there are hints of licorice and vanilla, which give the wine length and complexity. The blend is 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 15% Mourvèdre. The Wine Advocate awarded this wine a 92 point rating: “Outstanding!”