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Tasting the Finest of France with Louis Dressner Selections!

March 28, 2020, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Our Saturday Tastings are an institution in our community, we don't think you need to miss out just because we can't host this week. Grab our new Saturday Six-Pack full of wines that we would have otherwise tasted together. It's a great way to find a new favorite and still maintain your Saturday Traditions, just a little modified.
 
Buy a Six-Pack this week for just $145!
(Regularly $175)
 

Founded in 1988, Louis Dressner is defined by the passion of their over 100 vignerons from France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Slovenia, and Chile. The “Brand” is really the convergence of a group of growers who work their vines and make their wines with honesty, passion and humor following a few simple guidelines. These distinguishing characteristics of a Louis Dressner selection include the use of wild yeasts, hand harvesting grapes, natural viticulture, no (or minimal) chaptalization, non-filtration, non-interventionist wine-making, and most of all, enjoyment! Join us as we taste some of their best selections from France.

 

2018 Domaine Pierre Luneau Papin Muscadet ‘Vera Cruz’
Loire Valley, France
Muscadet produces a lot of undistinguished bulk wine, but the Luneau Family uses the different plots of their estate to do things differently. They produce small cuvees from these plots and vinify them separately to emphasize the unique character of each terroir. ‘Vera Cruz’ is from the village of Vallet and, in the Luneau family style, puts the focus on terroir over the fruit. This elegant wine offers aromas of pear, peach, grilled almond, stone and citrus. The palate is dense and mineral with a lovely finish of stone, white fruit, apricot and zesty lemon that coats the palate. 100% Melon de Bourgogne.
Regular Price: $29.99 per bottle, $359.88 per case

Sale Price: $24.99 per bottle, $299.88 per case

 

2017 Laurent Barth Pinot d’Alsace
Alsace, France
Laurent Barth makes beautifully balanced Alsatian wines on his tiny organic estate in Bennwhir, near Colmar. This wine is a blend of 95% Pinot Auxerrois and 5% Pinot Gris and is perfect for every day drinking offering aromas of pear, apple, and lime-flower. Citrus, pear and herbal flavors are underpinned by refreshing ripe lime. A surprisingly bone-dry yet beautifully fruit-forward wine.
Regular Price: $24.99 per bottle, $299.88 per case
Sale Price: $19.99 per bottle, $239.88 per case

 

2018 Chat Fou Côtes du Rhône Rouge
Côtes du Rhône, France

From Brezeme in the Northern Rhone, the varietals are co harvested and co fermented, gently pressed and fermented with native yeast in cement tank for a short 5 day maceration. Aged one year in cement tank and minimal sulfur at bottling. Juicy and bright with fine, fresh damson and blood plums, fine dusty tannins with good concentration. This is Chat Fou at its best - juicy, fresh and very easy to drink with a slight chill. 85% Grenache,15% Blend of Clairette, Chasselas, Viognier.
Regular Price: $24.99 per bottle, $299.88 per case
Sale Price: $19.99 per bottle, $239.88 per case

 

2016 Yannick Pelletier Saint-Chinian l’Engoulevent
Languedoc, France
Yannick Pelletier’s estate currently consists of 10 hectares in the Saint-Chinian AOC that he has been working since 2004. This blend of 45% Grenache, 35% Carignan, 15% Syrah, and 5% Cinsault is beautifully mouth-watering. Aromas of leather and dark berries lead to more black fruit and spice on the palate.
Regular Price: $34.99 per bottle, $419.88 per case
Sale Price: $29.99 per bottle, $359.88 per case

 

2016 Damien Coquelet Morgon Cote du Py
Beaujolais, France
Working in the same style of his step-father Georges Descombes, Damien Coquelet is creating beautifully old-fashioned Beaujolais. Coquelet is upholding the values of organic viticulture, hand-harvesting, the use of native yeasts and zero intervention. This wine presents aromas of raspberry, strawberry, citrus and rose. Pretty and bright with a well-structured palate including flavors of juicy strawberry with earthy notes, the finish is long and refreshing with a firm acidity.
Regular Price: $39.99 per bottle, $479.88 per case
Sale Price: $34.99 per bottle, $419.88 per case

 

PLUS Patrick’s Pick:

2019 Bernard Magrez “Bleu de Mer” Rosé
Pays d’Oc, France
From Bernard Magrez, known for his phenomenal portfolio of Bordeaux, such as Pape Clément, this Vin de Pays d’Oc is made from Grenache and Cinsault. It is a pure expression of the finesse and elegance of his terroir. This beautiful blend give us a lovely light pink color and a nice fruit forward nose and palate. It offers attractive and delicate aromas.
Regular Price $19.99 per bottle, $239.88 per case
Sale Price $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case