Out in the Sun
My Idea for these crazy-cool wines, is drinking in the heat. Starting with refreshing whites that all hail from France. 2 cool slightly bubbly wines from Bordeaux, and one calm and collected blend from Southern Rhone. For the reds, we venture into North Portugal for two blends from the Dao Valley. And summing it all up with a rich blend from Monterrei Spain, which is right over the border to the North! So, come in and cool down while we experience these wines that’ll make you sweat they are so good!
At the Humble Vine - Wednesday July 11th, 4pm-8pm
Ducourt Blanco lime, Bordeaux France, $14
Blanc Lime, made with Bordeaux white wine, is part of the local heritage. Your first sipper after a match, at the fair, or the county dance – but also at the bar. It’s associated with joy and partying, loved by both young and old. It’s joyful, fizzy, refreshing, and all-natural.
Ducourt Lime Rose, Bordeaux France, $15
Dazzling pale pink, subtle, fresh with aromas of red berries and grapefruit zest. A little bubbly and a little sweet. All Fun!!! Comes with a sweet porcelain top-popper for refilling fun!!!
Domaine Catherine Le Goeuil Cotes du Rhone Blanc $16
1/3 each of Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Claudette with vine ages between 8-50 years old. Fermented in stainless steel and the wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered. You'll be tasting all that Limestone and Clay your palate is craving.
Faisao, Dao Red, Dao Portugal $12
Dense, dark fruit notes of black plum, fig and blackberry set the tone while secondary elements of graham cracker, dark chocolate and dusty red clay fill the canvas. Working with that dustiness are teases of iron, nutmeg and vanilla. Made up of mostly Tinto-Roriz, this blend is full-bodied and great next to a campfire under the changing leaves.
Prunus Dao Red, Dao Portugal $15
Prunus, private selection 2015.Blend of 80% Jaen, 10% Tinta Roriz, 5% Alfrocheiro and 5% others from the granite and clay soil of Däo, Portugal. Elegance on a grand scale. Lightly oaked and perfectly balanced, with a silky texture and crisp edge, supporting black cherry, plums and raspberry fruit flavors.
Fraga do Corvo, Mencia, Monterrei Spain, $21
This is a wine from a project that aims to make wines in the best areas of Galicia (N. Spain) and with the traditional varieties of each region. The grapes, 100% Mencía, are manually harvested and destemmed by hand. Then they go through cold maceration for two weeks, then left to ferment in 500-litre French oak barrels. Part of the wine is aged in stainless steel. The other part is left in fine grain French oak barrels for 7 months.