Join us for this tasting of exciting new wines from selected properties in France. Starting with a fabulous rendition of Ugni Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Gros Manseng, and Colomard, a deliciously vibrant Grenache Blanc and Viognier blend, a Rosé of Syrah/Cinsault, and an old vine selection of Grenache/Syrah. These are outstanding selections offering very high quality at very affordable prices. Join us to taste, learn, enjoy and save at our Free Saturday Tastings!
2011 Domaine de Pajot “les Quatre Cépages”; VDP Côtes du Gascogne, France
In the fine silt and sand soils of Armagnac’s hills, Domaine de Pajot grows the grapes used to make its medal winning “Les Quatre Cépage.” A blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Colombard, Ugni Blanc, and Gros Manseng, it delivers a pleasant rush of citrus and melon carried atop a vibrant beam of ripe acidity. The domaine is 100% certified organic and has been family owned for three generations. This clean, refreshing effort is a natural for goat cheeses, and would make an excellent companion for seafood of all types. Delicious as an aperitif, and great with picnic fare!
AWM Regular Price: $9.99 per bottle
Tasting Special: $8.99 per bottle or $8.49 by the case
2011 Château de Campuget “Le Campuget Blanc”; VDP du Gard, France
Campuget’s 2011 Blanc, a Grenache Blanc and Viognier blend, offers an attractive, moderately intense, honeyed, citrus, and melon accented nose, terrific fruit purity, medium body, a lush, open-knit texture, and an excellent dry finish. It is a delicious, mouth-filling, fruit-filled, dry white that requires consumption over the next 8-12 months. Why wait ?… this is delicious now! All of the Château de Campuget wines are tank-fermented and aged and represent excellent value!
AWM Regular Price: $10.99 per bottle
Spring Special: $8.99
2011 Domaine des Soulié Rosé; Saint-Chinian, France
A beautiful blend of 80% Cinsault and 20% Syrah, this bistro-styled rosé is all about pretty cherries and strawberries on the nose. Fresh and vibrant red fruit flavors baste the tongue with pleasure, a nice cut cleans the palate, making for a very food versatile bottle of classic dry rosé. All organically grown, our kudos to Remy Soulié for another tasty and affordable wine.
AWM Regular Price: $11.99 per bottle
Tasting Special: $10.79 per bottle or $10.19 by the case
2008 André Brunel ” Cuvée Sommelongue”; Côtes du Rhône, France
Andre Brunel fashions delicious, fairly priced, flavor-packed offerings from the Côtes du Rhône that are sold under his own name. A perennial favorite among bargain hunters is his Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Sommelongue. The sexy 2008 (a poor man’s Châteauneuf du Pape?) exhibits a light ruby hue along with loads of spice box, ground pepper, and kirsch liqueur. This medium-bodied, silky-textured, hedonistic wine should be consumed over the next 1-2 years.
AWM Regular Price: $12.99 per bottle
Spring Special: $10.99
Special tasting prices: 10% off the bottle and 15% off by the case, mix or match unless already discounted via a special price