For those of you who live here in upstate NY, we’re quite sure that this spring season is as long anticipated and eagerly awaited for you as it is for us. With the 25” piles of snow, the sink holes, unsafe conditions, and general community malaise/hostility, it’s safe to ask (yell) WHERE THE HELL IS SPRING?! Though we can’t offer you warm weather, help with your electric bills or prescription pills to ease your probable Seasonal Affective Disorder—we can offer you something pretty good…HOPE! That’s right! Roses have finally begun to arrive, and we all know what that means…springtime is just a few minutes away! (Don’t quote me on that). Even if you’re cold on the outside, it’s time to get warmed up on the inside, and you had better think about doing it sooner than later as we are quite limited in the amount of certain lovely pink 2013 wines. We will be getting plenty more roses in as the season progresses, but we generally only receive 5 cases or so of each rose a year and they are at high demand! Here’s what we’ve got going on so far…
Domaine De Fenouillet Cotes Du Ventoux Rose’ 2013
This lovely little Rhone Valley rose has been naturally produced from organically farmed grapes and aged on the lees for 4-6 months before bottling. Only 6,000 cases are sent to the US and we will only be getting the 5 we have now! This vineyard only makes so much of this high demand wine, so hurry up!
50% cinsault, 40% grenache, 10 % syrah
Pale pink with apricot/orange highlights. Beautiful appearance. Light in body with delicate fruit and mineral flavors. Nice and refined. Deliciously smooth. Only 13$!
Arnot-Roberts Rose 2013
Organic rose’ from Sonoma county in California. Native yeast fermentation is used , 24 hour skin contact (gorgeous color), aged in stainless steel vats. There are only 1,000 cases of this rose made per annum, and we only get ONE OF THEM. Only twelve lucky people get to try this; hopefully it’s you!
80% Touriga Nacional, 20% Tinta Cao
^^ both are portuguese grapes^^
Deep pink, salmon color. The flavors are elegant with bright fruit and fresh acidity. Lovely melon flavors. Bone dry. Completely worth 28$!