October Tasting Notes
‘Les Vins Pirouettes’ Saveurs de Claude 2018
“Les Vins Pirouettes” is a cult collective of natural wine makers in the Alsace making some wonderful wines! Saveurs de Claude is no exception - a wonderful, dry Auxerrois with a touch of Sylvaner.
This wine is a ‘double zero’ - nothing added, unfiltered and earthy. It is precise, elegant and vibrant with ripe fruit (quince, apple) balanced by zesty acidity.
Wines by Christian Binner and the Pirouette collective are hard to find but we will snap them up for you at every chance we get!
Food pairing - pair it with something spicy, perhaps a thai green curry or a rendang ABV 14.1%
Maloof Wines 2020 Johan Vineyard "Rouge de Gris"
Dry farmed in Willamette Valley, Oregon, this ‘rosé-ish' blend of Pinot Gris and Riesling from husband and wife duo, ‘Maloof Wines.’ Their wines are all sourced from organic or biodynamically farmed land and produced totally naturally to create wines that are full of energy and respresentative of their terroir.
A ‘natty’ yet elegant rosé with some lovely herbal and stone fruit notes balanced with a crisp flush of citrus. I feel it’s a good example of where slightly wilder wines (read hazy and earthy) don’t always have to be ‘funky.’ Delightful.
Food pairing - fried chicken is always a great pairing for rosé, or perhaps roasted root vegetables with grilled broccolini and fennel sausage 12.5% ABV
Meinklang Prosa Frizzante Rosé 2020
Meinklang in Burgenland, Austria is a family biodynamic farm though one of the bigger biodynamic producers in Europe. This gently sparkling rosé is a blend of Pinot Noir, Blaufrankish and Zweigelt.
An easy drinking sparkler, zesty and fruity. Notes of summer berries - strawberry and raspberry. Super refreshing and light, low alcohol.
Pairing ideas - chill it up and take it out on a picnic 10.5% ABV