Happy September, wino(t)’s! Our friend Anthony is here tonight with some fun and funky varietals that we’re sure will get you in the right mind set for the Autumn season ahead. Join us from 6-8pm and put a lil funky pep in your fun lil step 😉
Zafeirakis Malagouzia: This native Greek grape is crazy and complex with notes of white flowers, jasmine, pineapple and orange on the nose. On the palate it is slightly salty with hints of black volcanic rocks and oysters shells giving way to a mild acidity and bitter almond finish. We love it with grilled fish like sea bass and trout!
Shooting Star Aligote: Grown mainly in Ukraine, Moldova and Burgundy, this noble little grape has always had to play second fiddle next to Chardonnay. Until it reached Jed Steele’s vineyards in Washington state, where it is finally (thank the stars) getting the attention it deserves. This versatile wine is flinty with hints of sweet/tart apples and nuanced hints of toasty oak.
Barone de Ley Graciano: Hailing from the Rioja Baja region in Spain, this 100% Graciano is deep cherry red in color with notes of blackcurrant, cherry and vanilla. It’s slight smokiness and silky tannins make it great with grilled meats, as well as richer game dishes or duck confit. This varietal is usually used to blend into Tempranillo, so finding it on it’s own is quite a treat!
Pol Roger Brut Reserve Champagne: This one we’re popping because it’s just plain fun! What better way to send summer off than to drink some crisp dry bubbly? ‘Nuff said!
See y’all tonight!