ELEGANT AUSTRIAN GRÜNER AND REFRESHING ROSÉ FROM THE LANGUEDOC!
Weingut Weszeli Langenlois Grüner Veltliner Kamptal 2015 - ORGANICALLY GROWN
Country: AUSTRIA / Region: NIEDERÖSTERREICH / Appellation: KAMPTAL / Varietal(s): GRÜNER VELTLINER --- Located around the town of Langenlois in Austria's famed Kamptal, the vineyards of Weingut Weszeli comprise 30 hectares of some of the finest grüner veltliner and riesling the region has to offer. Since 1679, the Summerer family has cultivated grapes and produced wine in the area. Today, Davis Weszeli and Rupert Summerer have taken that family knowledge and tradition and applied it to their own wine philosophy: "Principle Terrafactum", which places the vineyard and its incredible biodiversity at the center of their work. Believing that the true character of the wine is formed in the vineyard, they encourage the interaction of flora and fauna during the grape growing process, and this respect for nature continues through a gentle vinification that leaves intact the purity of grape and terroir. This grüner is a delight for the senses: intense aromatics of green apple, wildflowers, and white pepper lead to a palate of high-toned fruit (green apple, underripe green melon, white/yellow peach), racy acidity, and undertones of tarragon, green olive, and flint on a textured, lingering finish. A refreshing, elegant pick for hot weather – serve this moderately chilled (too cold will mute the aromatics!) with a salad of arugula, grilled peaches, chicken, and corn, and spicy cashew dressing.
Cochon Volant "Prestige" Rosé Corbières AOP 2016 - CERTIFIED ORGANIC
Country: FRANCE/ Region: LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON / Appellation: CORBIÈRES AOP / Varietal(s): GRENACHE+MOURVÈDRE --- Etienne Besancenot left Paris to become a vigneron at an early age, finding his calling in Boutenac, in the Corbières region of the Languedoc in the south of France. Now the director of Château Caraguiles (an estate that's been farmed organically for over 40 years). Made predominantly from grenache (90%), with a splash of mourvèdre (10%), "Prestige" is a succulent rosé with the added bonus of being organic! Bright pink with mauve glints at the edges, it offers up a delicate nose of bright red berries and cherries lightly accented with floral tones. Pure, soft, and crisp on the palate, juicy redcurrant and peach flavors are followed by elegant minerality. Fresh and balanced, this makes a perfect picnic companion! Great with grilled shrimp pizza!