I have taken a position with Vine Vault after almost six years at East End Wines – Now we will try to fill it – The Vine Vault will be a downtown spot, at 501 Congress, where wine enthusiasts will be able to store their collections – We will also have tastings and dinners regularly.
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09-11-2015 – 5pm – 8pm –
Marchesi Incisa della Rocchetta Monferrato Futurosa Chiaretto Rosé 2013 & 2014 – 14.57 – Pinot Nero / Barbera blend out of Piemonte. Bouquet: Fine and intense, very fruity with notes of wild strawberries and red berries. Taste: medium bodied wine, fresh, elegant and persistent. Good deep berry flavors. Round mouthfeel and dry finish. Lighter than you’d expect.
Donkey and Goat Claim Jumper Rosé 2014 – 1 L – 21.97 – Usually the wines from this vineyard go for about $38- $40 for 750 ml – here, in a one off, fruit from the vineyard was saved from the King Wildfire and made into a rosé and offered in a liter bottle for $22. Tangy blood orange fruit, zippy, non-interventionist winemaking. Great cranberry and tangy red fruit notes, juicy acid, a great and nerdy wine.
Pascal Pibaleau Perlette Petillant Naturel NV Biodynamic – 20.57 – Grolleau and Gamay, using ancestral method, bottled while it is still fermenting, no sugar dosage added. 40 year old vines, 250 cases produced. Touraine, Loire Valley. Cranberry and strawberry fruit, 100% natural, lightly bubbly, probably falling somewhere between frizzante and spumante. Used for the Loire Valley wine class. Very sad that Pascal Pibaleau is going to retire.
Pascal Pibaleau Gamay Nature No Sulfites Added, Organic, Biodynamic 2013 – 17.57 – 100% Gamay. Carbonic maceration. 49 year old vines. Natural yeast. A bit more acid than Gamay from Beaujolais, volcanic soils giving some interesting mineral notes and white pepper, herbal stuff going on. Only 11.6% alcohol, with fresh red floral scents.