DECEMBER MIXED CASE

By December 4, 2015 Uncategorized No Comments
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Here is our latest mixed case, tailored to your holiday needs. But only sort of. We’ve resisted the urge to stack you with sweet bubbly wine and tannic reds. Instead, these wines inhabit a wonderful middle ground: nice structure built of acidity and tannin, but with bright vivid fruit that keeps you drinking rather than thinking. After all, the holidays aren’t really about wine. They’re about spending time with the folks you love. Get some friends together and drink up.

Normal Price is $272. The discounted price is $232. So you save $40.

If you want to buy a case, just come into the shop. Or send me an email at bradford@ordinairewine.com. We also ship all over the country, so don’t be shy just because you live in Maine. Cheers! Bradford and Quinn

 

NV Laherte Frères Brut Ultradition Champagne: This is a classic blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. The warmer climate near the town of Chavot shows through in the rich honeyed notes and creamy texture. The low dosage (added sugar) and the energetic bubbles keep it fresh, clean and classy. Pair with salty almonds dusted with pimenton, or scrambled eggs smothered in black truffle shavings.

2014 Broc Cellars Love Rosé: Rich, plump California Rosé that isn’t afraid to give a little. 70% Grenache Gris, 20% Zinfandel, 10% Barbera. Round and supple with bright strawberry fruit, citrus pulp, and white flowers. Guess what? Rosé tastes just as good in December.

2014 Franz Saumon Mineral+: It’s name is fitting. This wine has minerality, and then some. 100% Chenin Blanc from Frantz Saumon (of “La Boutanche” stateside fame). This crisp and textural Loire valley white has wet rock minerals and lively citrus for days. Drink with soft-ripened goat’s cheese or fatty seafood.

2014 Rein Anderson Valley Riesling: Arguably one of the best and most focused California interpretations of this noble German variety. Fleshy stone fruit and lime peel with a whisper of residual sugar and a lightning bolt of balancing acidity. Drink with pork sausages and roasted apples.

2013 Cascina deglo Ulivi Gavi: Chances are that this holiday season you are going to have a guest come to your house that only drinks Chardonnay. Well this isn’t Chardonnay, but it’s loaded with ripe stone fruits, has a slightly viscous texture, and speaks with a clarity that just might open your guest’s mind.

2015 Jean Foillard Beaujolais Nouveau: The epitome of a gamay nouveau with integrity. This iconic Beaujolais producer works wonders with the grape, bringing magic to this simple, albeit buoyantly expressive young wine Chill it down and drink it any time of day, this juice is perfectly fun and thirst quenching on it’s own.

2014 Clos du Tue-Boeuf Cheverny “Rouillon”: A blend of Gamay and Pinot Noir that has more soul and character than that overpriced Russian River Valley Pinot Noir you were thinking of buying. Bright floral aromatics, silky red fruit, and rustic edge from the Gamay. This is French country wine at its very best. Drink with duck and pile of mushrooms sautéed in garlic, butter and parsley.

2014 Les Sablonettes “Les Copains d’Abord” Grolleau: This ancient Loire Valley variety (pronounced “grow-low”) is a fun and simple favorite of ours. Fresh and peppery, with touches of plum-pit, Indian spice, and loads of chewy dark berry fruit. Pair with roasted chicken and vegetables or any lightly smoked meats.

2013 l’Acino Chora Rosso: This juicy little Calabrian red begs for a place on the table at your Christmas feast. Interesting elements of esoterica to keep the geeks the happy (it’s a blend of two ancient Calabrian natives,  Magliocco Canico and Guernaccia Nera), and enough chunky, extracted dark fruit to keep the traditional California-trained palate pleased. Drink with seared duck breast or a standing rib roast.

2014 Chateau Tire Pe “Diem”: Supple, softly extracted Merlot from a small Organic estate in Bordeaux. The wine is aged in concrete tanks, which put emphasis on minerality and purity of fruit. Rich dark fruits and hard herbs with a savory rustic edge.

2014 Barrou Vin de Pays Syrah: There is so much wine inside of this wonderful value. Rustic savory notes blend with dense blue fruit and a shake of black pepper. It’s mouth filling and refreshing at the same time. If you like it, come back and get a case. It’s only $15 a bottle. Pair with lamb burgers, or leftovers.

2013 Thee & Thou Red Blend: A silky and luxurious blend of Sierra Foothills Fruit (43% Syrah, 43% Merlot, 14% Cinsault) from one of California’s most promising young producers. Crushed dark cherries and cocoa on the nose, with a lot more of that following on the palate. An exciting sign of good things to come here in Cali.

Normal Price $272
Discount Price $232
You save $40!