The wines of the Mediterranean are our focus for Friday, as we embark on a tour of the wines of France and Italy. One of our most popular Roses opens the show, with help from a Cremant de Bourgogne that needs to be tasted to be believed. We are also offering a Nerello Mascalese that offers quality at a stunning value. Finally, the Penya Rouge is another overachiever with a big juicy palate that stays fresh and fruity, making it a wine for all seasons.
Commanderie Bargemone Rose ($16.99): Light, bright orange-pink. Fresh red berries, orange zest and fresh flowers on the perfumed nose. Juicy and broad on entry, offering ripe strawberry and tangerine flavors that tighten up and become livelier with air. Rich yet energetic, finishing with strong persistence and lingering honeysuckle and blood orange flourishes.
Bailly Lapierre Cremant de Bourgogne ($18.99): Soft and well rounded, this eminently drinkable Cremant from Burgundy (A little North of the Med) blends all four of the region’s varietals (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gamay, Aligote) in a round, yet fresh quaffer sure to be the life of any party. Fruit forward, friendly, crisp and clean. Perfect for warm weather entertaining.
Di Giovanna Nerello Mascalese ($18.99): From organically-farmed, family-owned vineyards spanning five generations, this Nerello is darker and more brooding than typical, with notes of black cherries, currants and black pepper. A little softer with ageing in French Oak, this red still has bright acidity, and pairs wonderfully with pizza and pasta.Penya Cotes de Catalan Rouge ($12.99):A Rhone-style blend of Grenache, Carignane and Syrah, this medium-bodied blend is packed with flavor, offering aromas of plums & cherries with smoky notes. The palate yields red and black fruits, spices, a hint of bacon, and silky tannins.Great with pizza, pasta and burgers, as well as Mediterranean classics like ratatouille, cassoulet and vegetable stuffed tomatoes.