On Friday evening, we present a quartet of special wines (including a delightful sparkling wine) for your sampling enjoyment. Hailing from classic wine-making regions of the old world, traditionally made and delicious, these unique wines are a perfect addition to your repertoire.
Bailly Lapierre Cremant de Bourgogne ($18.99): Blending four grape varieties (Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gamay, Aligoté), the sparkler is congenial, rounded and full, with a pleasing bouquet. A thirst-quencher, it is an easy drinking Crémant for everyday enjoyment, clearcut and clean with a lovely freshness.
Commanderie de la Bargemone Rosé ($16.99): Light orange-pink. Fresh red berries, orange zest and floral aromas on the nose. Juicy and broad on entry, offering ripe fruit flavors that become livelier with air. Rich and energetic, finishing with persistence and hints of honeysuckle and blood orange.
Penya Rouge ($12.99) Pleasingly rich in color, aroma and flavor with ripe fruit and a structured, medium length finish. Don’t let the price tag fool you, this is quality wine from a producer in Languedoc Roussillon.
Di Giovanna Nerello Mascalese ($18.99) This medium bodied red has beautiful notes of rose petal and spice on the nose, with a generous, yet balanced palate of piquant cassis, ripe black fruit and baking spice and a structured finish showing gorgeous minerality.