Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Rosés are here!

Yes they are! and we will have lots of them. We love dry rosé, not only does it confirm the arrival of Spring (yeah!) but the wines are for drinking not thinking. Less cereberal, more quaffable. Roses do come in many different styles so you can definitely pick what you're in the mood for. Look at this short list or ask us!

Actually off-dry and sweet - Bacaro Pinot Grigio, Beringer White Zinfandel
Soft and Easy - Jelu Malbec
Crisp and refreshing - Bastide Côtes du Rhône, Fleur Vin Gris, La Ghersa Piage
Crisp and mineral - Raffault Chinon, Gurrutxaga Txakoli
Full Bodied - Shinn, Muri-Gries
Dry and tinged with herbs - Chateau Revelette, Fenouillet, Peyrassol, Ojai
Serious & Complex - La Vida En Rosa, Chateau Simone, Chateau Vignelaure


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Ferret Pouilly-Fuisse

Domaine Ferret doesn't exist anymore. The Ferret family began the domaine in the late 1700's and started bottling under the family name in 1942. They were owners of some of the finest parcels of vineyard in Pouilly-Fuisse and also produced some of the best wines. Traditionally made wine, hand-harvested and raised entirely in barrel as with the custom of Burgundy. That all ended in 2006 when Colette Ferret passed on and there was no family heir to take her place. The domaine was put up for sale and eventually sold to a large wine company, I won't mention them but it's a name you would know. Rosenthal Wine Merchant brought the wines into the US for years and the remaining supply is tiny. We have a little. Both from 2005 we have the single parcel bottling "Les Moulins" at $32.99 and a "cru" bottling "Les Menetrieres" $48.99. I urge you to try them. They are full, racy, supremely complex chardonnay and available at a very fair price. A piece of history.