Okay, we have a fun and exciting lineup tonight with Elizabeth and Robins Cellars! Their rose list features a ton of Austrian and Germany wines that you don’t normally see, plus some other unique things that we love. Stop by from 5-7p and see if anything tickles your fancy …
- Poquito Moscato: Okay, stay with me for a second … this is a cute little bottle of lightly sparkling, fruity and uplifting wine that is big on taste. Easy to open with a pop top and perfectly portable, it has summer written all over it. Delicate floral aromas combine with a sweet yet refreshing palate of ripe peaches, pears and apricots. Enjoy Poquito chilled as an apéritif, or if you’re feeling creative, mix with ice, lime, mint and a dash of rum to make a deliciously zesty Poquito Mojito.
- Domaine Dupeuble Beaujolais Rosé 2017: In the hamlet of Le Breuil, deep in the southern Beaujolais and perched above a narrow creek, the Domaine Dupeuble has been running almost continuously since 1512. The name of the domaine has changed just three times in its history, most recently when the last heir, Anna Asmaquer, married Jules Dupeuble in 1919. Today, Anna’s son Paul, and her grand children Ghislaine and Stéphane Dupeuble, manage the domaine. Tradition runs deep in the family, but each generation has also managed to add something new, including increasing the property. Today it is comprised of one hundred hectares, about forty percent of which is consecrated to vineyards. Strong advocates of the lutte raisonnée approach to vineyard work, they tend their vines without the use of any chemicals or synthetic fertilizers. The vineyards, planted primarily to Gamay, face Southeast, South, and Southwest, and about two thirds of the property is on granite-based soil. The grapes are harvested manually and vinified completely without SO2. The wines are not chaptalized, filtered, or degassed and only natural yeasts are used for the fermentation. This 100% Gamay Rosé is a gorgeous example of why Beaujolais is a great value and shouldn’t be overlooked!
- Fritz Müller Perlwein Rosa: The Fritz Müller story began in 2009 with the idea to breathe new life into the traditional German grape variety Müller-Thurgau. Fritz Müller is a joint effort project between Guido Walter and Jürgen Hofmann. Delightfully fun and refreshing, this perlwein, or lightly sparkling white, is Germany’s answer to Italian prosecco. This is their second wine in the line, a rose that is made from the German red varieties, Portugieser and Spätburgunder (aka Pinot Noir). It is bright pink with ruby highlights has red fruit aromas such as red currants & raspberries. With vibrant citrus notes on the palate, it is fruit-driven with delicate spices and the dark berry aromas characteristic of these varieties. It is pleasantly effervescent and pairs well with beach days and lazy nights!
- Reichsrat Von Buhl Spätburgunder Rosé 2017: Since it was founded in 1849, Reichsrat von Buhl has made its wines in a terroir-dominated, timeless style that has always to the grapes’ origins in the best soils of Deidesheimer and Forster. Reichsrat von Buhl is certified organic, and is an active ambassador of both natural, sustainable viticulture and of the best German wines. This rose comes from their line of wines where they purchase grapes from local winegrowers and process them as if they were their own. A quite fresh and firm rose made by direct pressing, it brings a lot of fruit and some great savory notes that remind me of a nice Sancerre. Don’t miss out on grabbing a fun bottle from an unexpected source!