Bubbles Tasting Rescheduled for Saturday, December 29th

by Mark Patykewich on December 28, 2018

Well the weather outside is frightful . . . and since Russ is under the weather, the bubbly tasting has been RESCHEDULED to tomorrow (Saturday, Dec 29 – starting at 2pm). Stop by to taste some wines and stock up for your new years eve festivities!

We will be pouring the following delightful bubblies tomorrow:

Alla Costiera Prosecco – All the hubbub about organic, natural, small batch wines crystalizes in this little gem of a Prosecco made by Filippo Gamba, using biodynamic methods and allowing that 100% Glera bust out in a fun, fresh sparkly for these festive times. A perennial favorite in the Caviste family for large or small parties, delicate fruit, clear and bright, and peachy notes will jumpstart any palate for the season. Small batch, indeed (we’re talking about 3,000 bottles), also makes this a stock-up-on-yo-provisions kind of thing as this gem runs out quickly.

Avinyo Cava – Another practicing organic sparkly, made in Penedes, Spain, just north of Barcelona, where traditional grapes of Macabeo, Parellada, and Xarel-lo are blended to produce a vibrant, stone fruit depth of flavors. Made in the traditional method, these bubbles are great for those apps you’re serving, whether a cold-smoked salmon or cheese.

Riofavara Sicilian Sparkling – Introducing our newest addition to the sparkling wine collection, we are excited to share this southern Sicilian bubbly from a passionate, dedicated family of wine growers who harvest by hand, energetically cultivate and produce organic grapes such as the Nero d”Avola, and protect the integrity of the terrain’s rocky limestone and marl terrains by allowing the elegance, fresh minerality, and bright fruit shine through the wines.

Domaine Saint Landor Cremant – This sparkling wine from the Loire is a delicious salmon colored sipper, perfect as a well chilled aperitif or even with a light chocolate dessert.

Mosse Moussemoussettes Pet Nat – our Loire Valley sparkly with Grolleau Gris and Gamay grapes, giving you that fruity, aperitif-y, but dry, taste. Slightly frizz ante from the pet nat method and slightly substantial from the grapes, you can easily drink this on its own for a party of four or one. This is a “pet-nat” or petillant naturel where the second fermentation (the source of the bubbles) takes place in the bottle.

Triolet – Champagne from the cote de Sezanne, it is a blend of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir. It is blended from mature wines and usually comprised of at least three vintages. There is a floral nature to the palate that makes it a delightful starter and a fine pairing with appetizer and other light fair.

Chartogne Taillet Cuvee St Anne – This champagne is a rock star made by Alexandre Chartogne, an ambitious, young producer leading the charge on letting the soil do its thing with the grapes with natural methods- hand harvest, horse ploughed, we’re talking serious farming methods. But Alexandre also likes to experiment with yeast and barrel, giving this St Anne cuvee a robust, solid, meaty, burst of flavor that just keeps you wanting to go back for more. A wonderful way to ring in the new year.

Cheers,
Mark and Russ

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