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Spotlight on German & French Wines!

November 16, 2019, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

It’s time for German wine to shine, given its excellent aromas, drinkability, and masterful sophistication of grape varieties. The German wine regions are some of the most northerly in the world with the wines all being produced around rivers, mainly the Rhine and its tributaries, often sheltered by mountains.The rivers have significant microclimate effects to moderate the temperature and while the soil is slate in the steep valleys,on the rolling hills the soil is lime and clay dominated. Patrick is fascinated by these remarkable wines and looks forward to sharing them with you!

 

Ooh La La to Burgundy and Beaujolais! Located north of Lyon in eastern France, Beaujolais meets Burgundy in the north and the Rhône in the south. The picturesque Beaujolais vineyards run along the Saône River, where winemakers have crafted deliciously supple and fruit wines since the days of Ancient Rome. Burgundy, located just to the north of Beaujolais, produces amazing Pinot Noirs from some of the most legendary producers and vineyards in the world. We are offering two special wines from small producers in these regions that we tried recently and just had to add them to our selections. Enjoy these hand-picked selections that are sure to impress! 

2018 Leitz Dragonstone Riesling
Rheingau,Germany
A beautiful Honeysuckle, lemon and lychee nose provides the opening act for this wine. The aromas are well balanced and presented with good intensity. The palate is off dry and offers golden delicious, lychee and lemon flavors. It has a nice mouthfeel with a slight pucker. The acidity is bright and gives the wine such liveliness and freshness you would never guess it’s been aging for 5+ years. A touch of saltiness appears on the finish, along with lingering apple flavors.
Regular Price $19.99 per bottle, $239.88 per case
Sale Price $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case

2017 Leitz Eins Zwei Dry Riesling
Rheingau, Germany
On the nose the Eins Zwei Dry shows very pleasant fruit and rich yeasty notes. Nuances of peach and apricot; ripe apples and a hint of carambola. The delicate and lively acidity is supported by ripe Mirabelle and is an outstanding example of the terroir. With a crisp finish, that leaves your taste buds wanting more, this wine is just asking to be drunk over and over again.
Regular Price $19.99 per bottle, $239.88 per case
Sale Price $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case

2018 Leitz Klosterlay Riesling Kabinett
Rheingau, Germany
If you are looking for an outstanding dry Riesling at an excellent value, look no further. Leitz’s Rüdesheimer Klosterlay Riesling Kabinett is a racy mineral treat that will delight the palate and heart of any Riesling lover. The generous nose evokes tangerine and candied pear, bruised apples, grapefruit blossoms, and grey slate wet and salty rain. A nice rounded mouthfeel is supported by a clean, firm mineral spine, and a long crisp finish. Drink this with everything from bright tart salads to roast pork or mac & cheese. A complex wine that continues to open up over the course of the bottle, this Riesling is a real gem of the Rheingau!
Regular Price $29.99 per bottle, $359.88 per case
Sale Price $21.99 per bottle, $263.88 per case

2017 Leitz Magdalenenkreuz Riesling Spatlese
Rheingau, Germany
This wine shows a character that intertwines apples, lemons and floral aromas with white peach and finest mineral aromas on the quite complex and lovely pure nose. Grown on a deep loess soil this Spätlese is luscious and libidinous, a romance if not a love affair for your palate. Medium-bodied and lighthearted, this is a very pure and piquant Riesling with a lovely, stimulating sappiness and a lingering as well as saltivating salinity in the finish.
Regular Price $29.99 per bottle, $359.88 per case
Sale Price $24.99 per bottle, $299.88 per case

2018 Dreissigacker Organic Riesling Trocken
Rheinhassen, Germany
Using partly estate fruit from the Heilig Kreuz site in Bechtheim and part purchased (organic) fruit from friends and neighbors, the wine is fermented in 100% stainless steel, with extended lees aging, and exudes aromatics of peach, tarragon and what seems to be a signature scent from this estate, caraway seed. It is fairly full-bodied, dry wine.
Regular Price $24.99 per bottle, $299.88 per case
Sale Price $19.99 per bottle, $239.88 per case

2018 Knebel Riesling
Mosel, Germany
This wine is stunningly well balanced on the palate and leaves a beautifully elegant feel of herbs, flowers and fresh spices in the long and full finish. The wine is very expressive with passionfruit and grapefruit.
Regular Price $29.99 per bottle, $359.88 per case
Sale Price $21.99 per bottle, $263.88 per case

2018 Clos de la Roilette Fleurie
Beaujolais, France
“Showing very well, revealing an inviting bouquet of ripe cherries and cassis mingled with spices, violets and peonies. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, enveloping and layered, with fine-grained structuring tannins, ripe acids and a fleshy core of fruit. Gourmand and expressive"
94 points Wine Advocate
Regular Price $29.99 per bottle, $299.99 per case
Sale Price $21.99 per bottle, $263.88 per case

2018 Domaine Pillot Bourgogne Pinot Noir
Burgundy, France
In the glass this wine is bright and richly colored. On the nose, it shows bright berry fruits such as cherry, blackcurrant, European blueberry, and notes of pink peppercorn, forest floor, moss and mushroom. This wine is lively and structured in the mouth with a well-rounded and subtle backbone. An amazing Burgundy at a fantastic price!
Regular Price $24.99 per bottle, $299.88 per case
Sale Price $19.99 per bottle, $239.88 per case