Valentine’s Day Wines

by Mark Patykewich on February 13, 2019

Hello from The Caviste,
I hope everyone is having a good week.  It is that time of the year, Valentines is tomorrow and spring seems to be halfway here already.  To help you celebrate with your special someone, we wanted to offer some fitting bottles for tomorrow and the weekend.
Sparkling Rosé Deliciousness
This wine has been floating just under the radar in Winston but this year may be the year it breaks out.  Jean-Paul Brun (another favorite Beaujolais producer) makes this sparkling rosé that is just off dry and deliciously intriguing, some would even call it gulpable.  It is delightful on its own and a great pairing with a creamy chocolate mousse and strawberries.  The name of the wine is also a play on words in French, read “effervescent”.
It is made using the single-ferment Méthode Ancestrale in the style adopted in the nearby Bugey-Cerdon appellation where their vins mousseux are also made primarily from Gamay. When you pour this lightly petillant wine into the glass you are immediately struck by the deep pink hue of the wine.  It is softly bubbly and richly flavored, off dry, it is like a delicious mouthful of fresh red berries – strawberries, raspberries and a touch of bing cherries.  It is a delicious treat, a wonderful aperitif and perhaps the next it wine on the horizon for Winston-Salem.
G Descombes – St Amour
Is there a more appropriately named wine for Valentines?
St Amour is one of the ten Crus in Beaujolais, but one rarely seen in the states.  If you enjoy authentic Beaujolais, Georges Descombes is a source of some of the most delicious and certainly most natural wines in the region.  Having lost much of his crop to frost in 2016, he went searching for grapes that met his organic and quality standards.  Fortunately for us, he find some and made this delicious St Amour for the first time ever. The wine shows beautiful aromatics of ripe black raspberry, black cherry and plum with rose and violet and hints of citrus. The palate is supple and sappy with earthy black raspberry and red currant fruit, with a lovely texture and firm saline acidity and stone flavors in the finish. While the wine is quite delicious now, two to five years of aging will bring a softer and more complex expression. $39/bottles
The 25 Best Rosés You Need To Drink This Summer – 2017
Rosé Sale
Love us some Pink!
And then, one of my loves favorite loves – Rosés. Spring is around the corner but the weather is nice now, so for the Valentine’s Week (through Saturday) all rosés in the store will be on sale, 15% and 20% off by the case, feel free to mix and match.  We have a variety still in and even a case of Ameztoi Rubentis and some Muga and Houchart.  So, fee free to stop by and see us to stock up a little for the Spring.
Cheers from The Caviste!!

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