Saturday, April 8th from 2-5 p.m. – For fans of French wines, do yourself a favor and stop by Table Wine this Saturday. We’ll have a trio of classics open for you try before you buy, and we’ll talk you through them. Up first, it’s a lovely little Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre superstar Domaine Fournier. Dry and crisp and perfect for spring drinking, this one will have you wanting for fresh chevre! Up next, it’s a stunning bargain in high quality Red Burgundy from Nicolas Potel’s new operation. Medium bodied, savory and complex, this is about as good as Pinot Noir from these hallowed grounds gets. To finish, it’s one of our all-time favorite French country wines. The new vintage of Domaine du Cros’ Marcillac is 100% Fer Servadou (the grape), and it’s full of hearty, earthy, and spicy nuances………truly one of a kind! Stop by, taste, learn, and save every Saturday at Table Wine. Can’t make it by, but want to place an order? Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save big on all of the tasting wines! Mix any 3 of them and save 10%, mix any 6 and save 15%, or mix any 12 and save 20%!
1. 2015 Domaine Fournier Sauvignon Blanc (Loire Valley, France) – This old Sancerre estate crafts this wine with fruit purchased from friends and neighbors in Touraine and Anjou. Just like their top Sancerres, the wine is fermented entirely in stainless steel and bottled soon thereafter. Completely dry, crisp, and exhibiting aromas and flavors of passion fruit, lime, kiwi, and mineral, this is the perfect wine for Sancerre lovers on a budget.
2. 2014 Roche de Bellene Bourgogne Rouge “Vieilles Vignes” (Burgundy, France) – This is Burgundy superstar winemaker Nicolas Potel’s new winery, and it is already garnering great press far and wide. His “entry level” red wine is made with grapes from 40 to 60 year old Pinot Noir vineyards in both the Cote de Beaune and the Cote de Nuits. Possessing pure and enticing notes of red fruits and surprising earthy complexity, it is lively, fresh, and aromatic. For less than $20, this offers amazing nuance, class, and pedigree.
3. 2015 Domaine du Cros Marcillac “Lo Sang del Pais” (Marcillac, France) – We’re getting off of the beaten path with this one! Marcillac is a small AOC in southwest France, and Domaine du Cros is arguably the top producer here. The specialty of the region is the native grape Fer Servadou (aka Mansois) grown in the iron-rich soils of the region. With bright acidity, fine tannins, and plenty of good funk, this is as versatile a food wine as some of the finest Cru Beaujolais’. Trust us, try it with grilled sausages, and your head will spin!