Get 10% off with code CUVEE!
Dear Wine Friends,
As per usual, we've gotten a ton of cool new bottles in lately...
...and we think you should try them all! But in case you need a little extra incentive, for this week only (8/13 to 8/20) we're offering 10% off of the four bottles mentioned below, a truly stellar lineup: (1) Vivanterre's new orange (here due to your passionate and popular demand!) (2) a natural Chilean Carignan from very ancient vines, (3) the first-ever 100% Sagrantino made in Oregon, and (4) a saignée-style rose from one of our all-time favorite Rioja producers.
To redeem, use code CUVEE online at checkout, or just mention this newsletter to one of us at at the register. :)
Happy drinking, and cheers to new finds & old favorites --
SPAIN : RIOJA
LIGHT-BODIED, RED FRUIT, CITRUS, FRESH, FLORAL, , NO OAK
Elegant and delicate, this pale style of rosé from Conde de Valdemar (who has set the bar for premium wines in Rioja since the 1980s) is made in the saignée (“bleeding”) style. Fruity, fresh, and nicely balanced, it’s the perfect companion to light fare and good company.
FOOD PAIRING: Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Pintxo
FRANCE : VIN DE FRANCE : AUVERGNE
Gewürtzraminer, Sylvaner, Sauvignon Blanc
MED-BODIED, FLORAL, CITRUS, TEA, GINGER, PEACH, MINERAL, FUNK, NO OAK
Vivanterre (“living earth”) is the ambitious and hugely successful endeavor of natural winemaker Patrick Bouju, fashion designer Rosie Assoulin, and sommelier Cedric Nicaise of Eleven Madison Park. To be honest, we’re pretty excited to have gotten our hands on just a few bottles of the highly-anticipated 2020 Orange Contact SGS, and gently suggest that you snap it up while it lasts. :)
FOOD PAIRING: Taco Tuesday
*No Added Sulfites
CHILE : CENTRAL VALLEY : VALLE DE COLCHAGUA
MED-BODIED, RED PLUM, RED CHERRY, BRAMBLE, EARTH, BLACK PEPPER, NO OAK
Mauricio Veloso Estuardo started Escándalo in 2013 after realizing the untapped potential of the many beautiful yet long-forgotten vineyards throughout Chile. Today, he searches for and revitalizes these abandoned plots, creating beautiful, rustic wines via traditional vineyard work and natural winemaking; this deeply lush and savory Carignan comes from a few small plots of ancient vines, some as old as 200 years!
FOOD PAIRING: Cazuela (Chilean Stew)
USA : Oregon : Columbia Gorge
FULL-BODIED, BLACK CHERRY, TAR, FRESH HERBS, EARTH NEUTRAL OAK
‘Sacris’ could definitely benefit from some more bottle age in order to let its tannins soften up a bit (FYI, Sagrantino has the thickest skin of any other wine grape in the world)...it also has the right balance and structure to age long and gracefully, and just happens to be the first-ever 100% Sagrantino made in Oregon. Conclusion: ‘Sacris’ might make a very cool, unique bottle to collect & cellar (until 2028-2060)!
*Sustainable / Low Sulfur / Unfined & Unfiltered
*Pair With: Mushroom & Black Truffle Pizza