The Vine Details:
Casey from Ideal Wine & Spirits will be joining us on Friday. Usually when he's on stage you have to pay to see him, but Casey is a class act, and he'll be with us for free. We'll be pouring some of our favorite Frenchies.
While French wine may be considered bougie, Henri Bourgeois takes pride in making accessible and delicious wine in the Loire Valley. We've had their "Les Baronnes" Sancerre Blanc as our standard bearer for the classic French Sauvignon Blanc, and also carried their "Les Baronnes" Sancerre Rosé in years past. This time around, we've got their new kid on the Blanc.
Quincy is a small sub zone of the central Loire Valley, and they're also capable of making a darn good Sauvignon Blanc. Casey will have both of these quintessential French whites open for tasting.
And on the darker shade of pale, Casey's got an Orléans Rouge and a big beautiful Madiran.
The Orléans Rouge comes to us from Clos St. Fiacre, just south of the Loire River, and it's that great fresh summer red blend of Pinot Meunier (80%) and Pinot Noir (20%).
Madiran, however, is a whole different beast. This is your big brawny red meat barbecue wine. This particular bottle is made by Alain Brumont, a winemaker who brought the region of Madiran out of obscurity with Chateau Montus and this house, Chateau Bouscasse. Producing with strict biodynamic principles, this is a inky black and spicy Madiran with a blend of Tannat (65%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%), and Cabernet Franc (10%). Come join the fun with us Friday from 5-7.