If your holiday weekend plans have you staying home to work in the yard or watch players sweat it out on the courts at Wimbledon, take a break and join us this Saturday to taste a few wines in the cool comfort of Elie Wine Co.
This time of year parties tend to start early and last long after the sun has gone orange behind the trees. Firing up the outdoor grill is all but mandatory and the last thing you want to do is run out of wine. So whether you’re planning your own backyard bash, or you just want to make sure you’re generously provisioned when you arrive at a friend’s home (Who isn’t glad to see the person that shows up with arms full of wine?), we’re offering special prices on every wine in the shop when you purchase six bottles or more.
Here are but a few examples of some fantastic summertime patio wines we have to offer:
~$18 Arianna Occhipinti “SP68” Bianco (IGT Terre Siciliane 2017)
“SP68” Bianco is named after the road that runs near Arianna’s home vineyard in Vittoria. It is a blend of 40% Albanello and 60% Zibibbo (aka Muscat of Alexandria, believed to be one of the oldest genetically unmodified vines still in existence). The first thing you’ll notice about SP68 Bianco is its glowing, deep yellow color from the extended skin contact. The aromatics are off the chain with melon, candied-grape, randy flowers, and just a hint of salted black licorice. A sip is round, bone-dry yet honied, with a vigorous finish, again telling the tale of extended skin contact. You won’t find a more complex white wine for under $20.
~$22 Thierry Germain Cuvée “Thierry Germain” (Saumur Champigny 2016)
100% Cabernet Franc from the small enclave of Saumur Champigny on the left bank of the loire — a region known to produce some of the most refreshing expressions of this grape variety. Although receiving accolades nearly from the start, Thierry’s winemaking style has gone through several stages over the years, ultimately eschewing big new oak and blowsy fruit for precision and sense of place, and eventually becoming known as one of the elite producers in the Loire. Indeed, his biodynamically farmed Saumur Champigny wines have set a new standard.
~$28 Domaine Robert-Denogent “Cuvée Jules Chauvet” (Beaujolais-Villages 2015)
“Cuvée Jules Chauvet” is made from a three acre parcel of Gamay vines in a 15 acre vineyard that was owned by the late Jules Chauvet – a legend for his pioneering work with organic viticulture in Beaujolais and his leadership in the French natural wine movement. The wine is made with rigorous sorting in the vineyard and minimal intervention in the cellar and then aged for 16 months in seven-year-old barrels. The aromatics are all strawberries and cinnamon, the telltale of a semi-carbonic maceration process that keeps the wine light and lively. A sip is fresh and bursting with berry fruit, a downright pleasure to drink.