Château Pierre Bise
with special guest winemaker René Papin
Friday, April 5th
5:00 - 7:00
Crémant de Loire 'Non Dosé' 2015
Savennières 'Roche aux Moines' 2015
Anjou Villages Rouge 'Clos de Coulaine' 2014
Coteaux du Layon 'Rochefort' 2017
First Rosé Tasting of 2019!
So, at the end of last week as we started to plan this Saturday's tasting, we thought "Wow, Spring weather is finally here, let's do Rosé!". It seemed like a perfect idea. Then North Carolina weather did what it often does, and changed its mind completely. Just goes to show, whenever we plan a seasonal tasting theme, you can be assured the opposite weather will happen. But it looks like we'll be back on track with mild weather this weekend, and there is a silver lining here, as it will give us an opportunity to disprove a big misconceptions about Rosé wines. Many people think you only drink Rosé in hot weather. While there is no denying that a good Rosé is delightful and refreshing in the summer heat, we also firmly believe that they are great in colder weather as well, and can be charming fireside wines and are heavenly matches to a winter time feast of heavier comfort foods. So whatever unpredictable weather North Carolina throws at us this Saturday, come taste some fantastic pink wines with us, learn something new and stock up for the warmer weather that will certainly be just around the corner!
Casanova della Spinetta 'Il Rosé di Casanova'
50% Sangiovese, 50% Prugnolo Gentile
Toscana IGT, Italy, 2018
Les Hauts de Janeil 'Rosé de Syrah'
Pays d'Oc IGP, France, 2018
Figuière 'Le Saint André' Rosé
25% Syrah, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Grenache, 25% Cinsault
Méditerranée IGP, France, 2018
DeMorgenzon 'DMZ' Rosé
29% Syrah, 19% Grenache, 19% Cinsault, 18% Mourvedré,
10% Viognier, 3% Durif, 2% Roussanne
Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2018
Elizabeth Spencer 'Rosé of Grenache'
Mendocino, California, 2018