New England Wine & Spirits
Friday August 18
1. Picpoul de Pinet, Moulin de Gassac $12.99
From vineyards very near the oyster beds on the Mediterranean sea, this wine is a classic example of why Picpoul is known as the "Southern Muscadet". Intriguing, briny mineral notes in both the nose and mouth provide the perfect backdrop for fish and shellfish. Some melon and citrus flavors keep you coming back for more and the crisp acidity assures that your palate does not tire from this zesty wine.
2. Pouilly Fuisse, Louis Jadot $27.99
This is Louis Jadot’s most famous wine and justifiably so. It is a textbook Chardonnay, opening up to white flowers, acacia honey and a touch of hazelnut. There is a touch of oak that adds complexity and texture to the freshness of the palate and vivid acidity. One of the best value white Burgundies, and consistent too.
3. Ch. L’Esparron Rose, Cote de Provence $15.99 Sale $12.99 net
This wine is a classic Provencal blend of Grenache, Syrah and Rolle, producing a light, dry, crisp and
elegant rose so typical of the best roses of Provence. Refreshingly fruity, it is a perfect aperitif or a complement to salmon, tuna and shellfish.
4. Santa Julia Malbec, Argentina $11.99 2 for $20.00
A great Malbec value from Argentina. Pleasant aromas of plum, ripe fruit, a little spice and perfumed floral notes. Tasting the wine shows lots of blackberry and plum flavors in this very fruity, and very tasty, wine. Great base for Red Sangria.
5. Bourgogne Rouge, Maison L’Envoye $22.99 Sale $19.99 net
The 2012 Bourgogne Rouge is sourced from three growers situated around Beaune and the Hautes Cote plus a component of 1’er Cru Savigny ‘les Marconnets’. Made entirely from Pinot Noir, this wine has raspberry aromas hints of clove, and classic floral perfumes lead, followed by crunchy red fruits, silky grape tannins and a nervy, acid backbone.
6. Napa Valley Cab Sauv, Heritance 2012 $34.99 Sale $27.99 net
A commitment to classic Napa Valley style sets Heritance wines apart and deeply roots them in America's most celebrated wine region. The grapes for this Cabernet Sauvignon are from Napa Valley vineyards which are all located in the mid-valley sites of Rutherford, Yountville, Oakville and St. Helena, California’s best Cabernet region. The wine is layered with dark fruits, blackberry, plum and cassis. Great for beef and lamb dishes from the grill.