Madone Beaujolais-Villages Le Perréon

Domaine de la Madone

A whiff of fresh wild strawberries, typical of Gamay, comes up at first when Domaine de la Madone Beaujolais-Villages Le Perré is poured, but with time in the glass it gives way to a more interesting mix of red and black fruit and a sudden jolt of anise. Beautifully balanced on the palate with 13% acidity, it offers bright and juicy berry fruit, bone-dry, tart, and free of oak, with stony minerality in the finish.

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Calvet Crémant de Bordeaux Brut Rosé

Calvet

A pretty light pink color, Calvet 2017 Crémant de Bourdeaux Brut Rosé pours up with a frothy mousse. Good raspberry scent adds a pleasant hint of cocoa suggesting Pinot Noir as the source of the wine’s rosy shade. Crisp, fresh, and acidic flavor with modest 12.5% alcohol, shifting to darker currant and cherry fruit in a foamy mouthfeel. Made in the traditional Champagne process.

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Querceto Chianti

Querceto

Querceto Chianti shows a clear but dark garnet color in the glass, dark almost all the way to the clear garnet rim. Typical Chianti aromas of tart black cherries and dried cherries dominate the aroma, with hints of spice in the background. It’s firmly acidic on the palate, a character in Chianti that makes it a natural with food, but behind the tart entry you’ll find appetizing, juicy black-cherry fruit that lingers in a long finish. Its 12.5% alcohol hits the traditional standard without being strong enough to intrude.

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Château Pey-Bonhomme les-Tours Blaye

Château Pey-Bonhomme les-Tours Blaye

This red wine from Blaye on Bordeaux’s Right Bank is declared biodynamic, certified organic, and using only indigenous yeasts with low sulfites, and, the label declares, “suitable for vegans.” It’s a blend typical of the region: Primarily Merlot (75%) with smaller portions of Cabernet Franc (15%) and Malbec (10%). Dark cherries, subtle mixed berries and a whiff of cherry liqueur elevate the aroma; tart red fruits fill the palate, framed by crisp acidity, soft but perceptibly astringent tannins. A hint of chalky minerality joins cherry-berry flavors in a long finish.

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Potel Bourgogne Pinot Noir

Nicolas Potel

This fresh, young Bourgogne Pinot Noir from Nicolas Potel shows dark reddish-purple in the glass, shading to a clear garnet edge. Fresh, appetizing fruit aromas mix black plum and red berries with subtle smoky notes. Black and red fruit carry over as a dry flavor firmly framed with bright, palate-cleansing acidity. Soft tannins appear in mid-palate and carry into a long, clean finish.

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