Enjoy these terrific Wines of the Month, on sale now, through February:
J. Laurens le Moulin Blanquette de Limoux Reg. $17.99, now $14.99
Blanquette de Limoux was created in 1531 in the cellars of the Benedictine Saint Hilaire Abbey when a monk discovered that the wine that he had bottled and carefully corked formed bubbles after a second fermentation. The first sparkling wine in the world had just been invented in this splendid abbey. Known as BLANQUETTE for the fine white coating which forms on its leaves, the Mauzac of the Blanquette appellation is the traditional grape variety of the Limoux vineyard. It distinguishs itself by its aromas of green apple, acacia flowers and apricot with toasted nuances. The J.Laurens Domain knows how to stamp its signature: with finesse and freshness. This Blanquette is perfect as an aperitif or with an entrée like marinated salmon.
Domaine Clos des Lumieres Cotes du Rhone Reg. $14.99, now $12.99
We have long appreciated Côtes du Rhône wines for their ability to consistently out-perform their price point. As the French say, grand rapport entre qualité et prix, or, “wonderful rapport between quality and price.” This includes the the region’s Rosés. The Rhone is known for its blend of grapes and this Rosé is true to form – a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, and Mourvèdre. With a rose petal hue, it has tons of flavor – cherry and strawberry flavors dominate, with hints of spiciness and the finish is full of flint and pink grapefruit. Complex and delicious as an aperitif or with a meal.
Pierre Gaillard Syrah IGP, Reg. $17.99, now $14.99
Jeanne Gaillard, Pierre Gaillard’s daughter, is the winemaker for this beaut. Jeanne got the bug early. Her start was in the vineyards as a child at the age of 4 (rumor has it – Jeanne’s entrée was due to some mischief). A graduate of the Wine Lycee in Beaune, she crafts wines that uphold the reputation of the domaine, yet add a bit of the femininity. Lean and nimble, this Northern Rhone makes our mouth water. Yowza. This fresh, vibrant Syrah is a whorl of delicious flavors berries (raspberry, cassis and dark cherry) pepper and spice. We’re talking about 100% Syrah (nothing else is added) from the renowned producer Domaine Pierre Gaillard.
Enjoy these and many other wines at Pemberton Farms, always 20% off if you buy a case or more. For ordering or more information, contact our wine manager, Dan Gazaille at firstname.lastname@example.org.