Tuesday - Saturday
12 PM - 8 PM
are the August, 2016 Featured
Wines for the Wines
by Jennifer Wine Club:
de Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie
in the Nantes area of the far western Loire
Valley, Muscadet is easily one of the best-value French
wine regions, and Sèvre et Maine is no doubt
its most highly regarded sub-appellation. Virtually
all white wines produced in this area are made with
the Melon de Bourgogne grape.
Bonnet-Huteau is both organic and biodynamic in its
production, and makes this single-vineyard wine
with maximum respect for the Melon grapes they get
from the 30-year-old vines in their “Les Dabinières”
vineyard. Fermented in concrete to emphasize the purity
of fruit and left on the lees (sur lie in French, a
designation of quality in Muscadet) for one year to
develop richness and complexity.
Muscadet aromas of citrus, seashell, and savoriness,
with a palate that adds plenty of leesy complexity,
salinity, chalky minerality and a hint of stone fruit.
This wine is just begging for shellfish, or try it
with the “Coquilles St. Jacques” from our Wines
by Jennifer Cookbook!
Bernabé Navarro is located in Alicante,
an area of Spain with a very long winemaking history.
We gained an appreciation for these largely unheralded
wines on a visit to the vineyards of Spain's “Costa
Blanca” many years ago, where the vines grow in sandy
soils in vineyards with gorgeous Mediterranean views.
occupies 40 hectares, cultivated mostly with the
indigenous Monastrell grape, but also Tempranillo,
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Restrained
aromas slowly evolve into a beautiful red fruit bouquet
layered with subtle, earthy notes of a wet forest
floor, rich, dark chocolate, and deep gray slate.
The textured palate is so creamy and delicate, yet
so intense, that it reminds of homemade chocolate
truffles. Throw in some smoky vanilla character backed
by dark luscious red fruit and you have a beautiful
wine that will marry perfectly with the “Black Forest
Brownies” recipe from our Wines
by Jennifer Cookbook!
by Jennifer is also proud to present our "Cellar
Club", featuring a new wine each month suitable for
long-term aging. Call the shoppe and ask for all
the details on this exciting Club, or visit our Featured
Cellar Club Wine page for details on this month's selection.