Wine Wine Tasting!
Taste this Saturday June 4th from 11am-3pm
At all FIVE locations!
Yes, we are tasting also at our newest location too!
Taste at our new Spirit Wine and Craft on Chippewa plus The Wine and Cheese Place (all 4 locations)
Produced in Mercurey, Burgundy
Maison L Tramier & Fils
Roncier Vin de France Rouge...$13.99
Vin de France (read more about Vin de France below)
The red is blend of varietals and vintages, it’s a concept that goes back to the 60s when his father started blending southern Rhône with Burgundy grapes in order to make a good table wine at a great price while maintaining the same quality every year. It’s a blend of Pinot and Gamay from Burgundy along with Mourvedre and Grenache from the Rhône where he also owns a vineyard.
This wine, with a deep red robe, provides intense aromas of small ripe red and black berries. It is supple and mouth-watering on the palate, with soft tannins and fruity flavors. Drink now and over the next 6-7 years.
Wine and food pairing : Meats, couscous, grilled chicken cutlet with mustard, goat’s and sheep’s milk cheeses
Roncier Vin de France Blanc...$13.99
The Vin de France White was made to recreate a Burgundy style white at a very different price point obviously. The blend is Chardonnay, Aligoté with Colombard.
Magnificent clear pale golden appearance. We can find fresh bread, orange blossom, apricot and flower of the fields’ aromas develop in the nose. Wine is round and fat on the palate, with a pretty finish. Wine and food pairing: Tapas, grilled fishes and fishes in sauce. Drink now and over then next 3-4 years
Roncier Vin de France Rose....$13.99
Blend of Gamay, Grenache, Cinsault
Grapes are harvested when it’s cooler, in fully ripe. Wine making : After destemming, berries are macerated during a few hours, and then are slowly pressed. Then, the derived pressed must is put into thermoregulated stainless steel vats, and fermentation will go on for 10 days or so. Once fermentation is over, wine is matured on lees before bottling.
This rosé wine shows a redcurrant colored robe with light reflections. It has very deep fruit aromas including cherry, raspberry and black berry. Well-structured on the palate, this wine is both nicely full-bodied and delightfully fruity. Wine and food pairing : bbq chicken skewers, paella, pizza and much more.
What is Vin de France?
"Vin de France has definitely come into its own since France established the category a decade ago. Global sales of wines classified as Vin de France (VDF) now average 340 million bottles annually—that’s 10 bottles sold every second. And an increasing number of VDF wines are being recognized by the trade as high-quality and medal-worthy
The concept—strikingly innovative at the time, allowing vintners to blend wines from different regions and new combinations of grape varieties—represented a fundamental shift for a country so tied to geographic classification for its wines.
The denomination was designed to free winemakers to create wines that compete with large international brands, and it has worked. Another goal was to streamline French wine, making the wines more accessible to consumers. That worked, too. Now, a decade after the designation was first established" SevenFifty Daily