Extreme Value Six-Pack - Thanksgiving Sampler

Extreme Value Six-Pack: The Thanksgiving Sampler

Can you believe it’s that time of year again? Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and we’ve been preparing something special for you all. The last few years, our curated six-packs have been a huge hit, and this year’s Extreme Value Six-Packs are going to make lots of folks happy. 

Our Extreme-Value-Six-Pack features three whites and three reds that are sure to pair perfectly with your holiday feasts AND please the pickiest of party guests. As always, Team Table Wine is here to help you impress without the stress! We’ve put a lot of thought into bundling together these wines so that you don’t have to! 

1. 2021 Domaine Duffour Cotes de Gascogne Blanc (Gascogne, France): First in the line-up is a wine you all know and love. This gorgeous Gascogne blend of Colombard, Gros-Manseng, and Ugni Blanc introduces itself with bright and bursting aromas of passionfruit and pomelo. With zesty acidity and ripe tropical fruit on the pallet, it brings a sense of refreshment to every meal it’s paired with. We recommend pouring this for your Sauvignon Blanc-loving guests, or anyone looking for a sip of something bright and lively!

2. 2021 Poderi dal Nespoli Famoso Bianco (Emilia-Romagna, Italy): Made with 100% Famoso grapes, this varietal was all but forgotten until fairly recently. Nespoli can be credited with resurrecting Famoso and putting it back into the circulation of wonderful Italian white wines. I have a deep-seated predilection for aromatic whites, and this wine is a personal favorite of mine. Offering a bouquet of jasmine and honeysuckle, it follows with a surprising eruption of peachy stone-fruit and honey citron tea.

3. 2021 R. Dutoit Chardonnay ‘Les Vielles Vignes’ (Burgundy, France): If you love white Burgundy, this extreme value wine will leave you in amazement. The Dutoit family estate was established in 1983 in the prestigious Burgundy sub-appellation of Pouilly-Fuisse. Yes, you read that correctly, a wonderful Pouilly-Fuisse producer’s wine that we can comfortably call an extreme value. Dutoit’s Chardonnay is as classic as they come, wrapping you in autumnal aromas of orchard fruit and brown spices. A little bit of Meyer lemon zest completes the balanced pallet making this the perfect wine for roasted chickens and turkeys!

4. 2019 Dante Pinot Noir (Various Regions, California): What Thanksgiving spread is complete without a dazzling bottle of Pinot Noir? Michael Pozzan affectionately named this wine after his son, which to me further drives home the point that this needs to be included in your holiday family gatherings. The Pozzan estate is planted in the renowned wine region of Sonoma, and they have been producing high quality California wines since 1991. The Dante Pinot Noir is overflowing with full-flavored dark cherry and loamy earth, while still maintaining the light etherealness of rose petals and delicate spice. This is the classical companion for your savory stuffings, roasted mushrooms, and roasted game birds!

5. 2019 Cave la Comtadine Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge (Rhone Valley, France): The quintessential blend of Grenache and Syrah, this is a remarkable archetype of what Rhone reds should be. This wine invites you in with the scent of brambly berries, baked plum, and warm spices. The pallet is rounded out with peppery garrigue and herbaceous freshness. Though powerful and full-bodied, its silky, refined tannin keeps this wine from overpowering your meal. On the contrary, the Comtadine CDR Rouge can confidently stand beside a braised beef tenderloin and still marry well with fire-roasted vegetables!

6. 2019 Centorame ‘Scuderie Ducali’ Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (Abruzzo, Italy): The grapes in this marvelous Montepulciano are all organically farmed and hand-harvested. An immense amount of TLC is poured into every bottle that comes out of Centorame. Lamberto Vernucci has funneled the essence of Abruzzo into this full-bodied and dark fruited wine. The fragrance of boysenberry, black plum, and soft mineral permeate the senses only to be completed with plush cherry notes and toasted Italian herbs on the tongue. Anything herb-crusted or coated would make the ideal pair, and we think you should have a sip with your stuffing as well!  

Nicole Barrett
Wine Consultant
Table Wine Asheville